Earth’s natural wonders make for breath-taking destinations. No-one who has been close can ever forget the sights and sounds of the great waterfalls of Iguazu on the border of Brazil and Argentina, or the Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Magical spectacle the Northern Lights dance in the midnight sky deep within the Arctic Circle.
At the other end of the earth, the legendary Drake Passage takes cruise passengers through towering glaciers and abundant bird and marine life in the most remote and pristine wilderness on earth, and New Zealand’s Southern Alps beckon with stunning views of glacial valleys and lakes.
For sheer abundance, the rainforests of the Amazon, Costa Rica, Borneo and Papua New Guinea are home to an extraordinarily diverse range of birds, animals and plants.
Closer to home there’s great beauty, from Germany’s Black Forest, the volcanoes of Sicily or even the lush river valleys and oases that fringe the Moroccan Sahara. Our natural world specialists can guide you to spectacular adventures and idyllic hideaways all across the globe.
Popular destinations for Nature Holidays
A famous appreciation for nature makes Japan a top spot for outdoorsy holidays. Catch the cherry blossom season, witness the colours of an autumn foliage tour, explore volcanoes on a guided trek, or soak in a mineral bath at an onsen—wherever you go, Japan’s natural beauty is impossible to ignore.
New Zealand holidays are in the top ten of any nature lover's wish list, because of its rugged terrain, lush and seemingly prehistoric sub-tropical forests and the sights and sounds of birds and other animals that exist nowhere else in the world.
From kangaroos and koalas to the Great Barrier Reef and eucalyptus forests, travelling to Australia offers the chance to immerse yourself in the great outdoors like nowhere else on Earth. Uluru, the Kimberley, Daintree rainforest… it’s all here.
From Iguazú Falls to the jagged peaks of Patagonia, the winelands of the northwest and the glaciers that lead to the Antarctic, Argentina’s natural wonders abound and entice the traveller.
There is possibly no more diverse region in the world than California, and our nature holidays immerse you in the vastness of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, the wine regions and more.
From the dense, vibrant foliage of the autumn woods to Cape Cod’s idyllic beaches, a holiday in New England isn’t complete without a trip out into the outdoors.
Mountains, jungles, rivers, even deserts—the rich natural landscapes of India are sure to tempt you outdoors, and these holidays will make the most of every opportunity.
The size and diversity of the American landscape makes nature holidays to the USA an adventure that captivates many travellers’ imaginations. Explore the US national parks, Hawaii’s volcanoes, New England’s autumn foliage and more.
Travel to the Indian Ocean to find idyllic islands and a selection of natural wonders, especially in Sri Lanka.
Central America, celebrated for its Mayan heritage and cultural attractions, also conceals some spectacular natural wonders amidst the verdant jungles and thickly forested landscapes.
South America is a continent of superlatives and the natural wonders of South America are as spectacular as anywhere in the world, with rainforests, mountains, canyons, lakes and glaciers in countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Peru vying for your attention.
Whether you travel in Canada or the USA you'll be spoiled for choice when going in search of North America's natural wonders, such is the variety and spread of things to see.
Amongst the deserts and wild spaces of the Middle East are a host of natural wonders that are starkly, dramatically beautiful, with must-see sights in Israel, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Exceptionally diverse and with a wide range of landscapes across the region, the Indian Subcontinent contains a number of natural wonders in countries such as India and Nepal that will cause you to stop and stare.
Renowned for its history and culture, Europe also has a wealth of natural wonders with spectacular landscapes and stunning scenery in alomst every country on the continent.
The Caribbean islands are fascinating and beautiful, with natural wonders throughout the region just waiting to be discovered on islands such as Puerto Rico, St Lucia and Trinidad.
Australasia and the Pacific boasts a wide range of natural wonders, with remarkable sights throughout Australia and New Zealand just waiting to be discovered.
Natural world holidays are a great way to discover the many and varied natural wonders of Asia, whether you travel to China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam.
The continent of Antarctica is a natural wonder in its own right, with some stunning features and unique landscapes to marvel at as wll as some extraordinary wildlife to watch.
Our top itineraries for Nature Holidays
Between the Great-Wall icons of Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll travel by first class among the lesser-visited jewels of rural China, taking in mist-clad mountains and ancient villages with private tours and transfers throughout.
Chile is a destination made for adventure. And, you’ll take in the best of it on this luxury itinerary, which pairs full inclusive stays at two explora hotels – one set amid the austere beauty of the Atacama and the other in faraway Easter Island.
Short but perfectly formed, this superb-value holiday might last for just over a week, but it still manages to encapsulate the very best of Peru’s ancient wonders, colonial heritage and spectacular Andean landscapes.
Top offers for Nature Holidays
Spring special offer – Save up to £145 pp
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Showcase the lesser-visited jewels of Tenerife, staying in luxury among the quiet beaches of its north and enjoying a full range of included excursions, from wine tasting to stargazing dinners.
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Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.
Early booking offer – Save up to £190 pp
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Discover the hidden delights of Jordan on this tailor-made itinerary, where you'll combine visits to two of the country's most iconic destinations - Petra and Wadi Rum - with time relaxing on Aqaba's beaches, making this an ideal winter escape.
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This tailor-made itinerary will see you discover the Southern gem of the Carolinas, Charleston, where antebellum mansions, historic plantations and neoclassical architecture truly take you back to a time gone by.