There are so many incredible natural wonders all over the world and to be honest every traveler could create his own list based on his unique exeprience. Here are top 10 most overwhelming natural wonders of the world that you should defnitely visit. All these places are stunning nature architecture and it is hard to tell how rewarding is getting to these spots.
Hiking Ijen Crater.
I just have to place it on top of my list, as this is the greatest natural wonder I’ve seen during my travels. This untypical scenery is a combination of unique local stories and phenomenon nature. This place is just incredible for what it is and the whole trip is a great trekking adventure! Starting in the middle of the night, you walk few kilometres to witness sunrise over one of the most spectacular nature wonders – laguna crater lake which boils constantly at 300 degrees. Ijen volcano contains the world’s largest acidic volcanic lake. If you are lucky you’ll get to witness BLUE FLAMES – the phenomenon that occurs when gases condense into liquid sulphur, which pours from the side of volcano and flows down the slopes burning blue fire. It is actually seen as a blue flame. Some say it happens only once or twice a week but we were lucky enough to see it and it is a very unique experience.
Read more about this adventure: https://freestyletraveling.com/ijen-crater/
Petra – One of the seven New Wonders of the World!
Petra – the ancient and archaeological city in southern Jordan. This land of sandy caves and rock formations is truly overwhelming natural wonder. Petra is often called Pink city due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Recommend to spend 2-3 days in the nearest town Wadi Musa to visit Petra over few days.
Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth!
Beside the spectacular scenery of salt formations among incredible blue lagoon water color Dead Sea is a fantastic adventure. Take a swim in the Dead Sea is something you should try at least once in your lifetime. Drifting as a bubble in a dense salty solution is an unforgettable experience. Plants and animals obviously cannot exist in this environment so there’s only sand and water. If you travel to the southern part of the Dead Sea you’ll see salt bridges – which connect Israel and Jordan. The walk takes couple of hours but the salty coast is overwhelming and you should follow this spot if you want to experience the pictures from the internet.
Read how to get to Dead Sea: https://freestyletraveling.com/how-to-get-to-the-dead-sea-from-tel-aviv/
Galapagos Islands – the Tortoise islands.
Galapagos are known for its natural paradise and exceptional wildlife. Galapagos is an old Spanish word for tortoise. The archipelago is composed of more than 120 islands and it’s located 1000 km from the mainland. These islands are definitely one of the kind and a pure natural treasure. Everything on the islands is unique and some of the animals exist only on the archipelago. The wildlife that has evolved with little human presence caused the animals have never developed a natural fear for humans, so don’t be surprised that your backpack left on the sand will be a comfortable bed for sea lions when you return from sea swim. 😉
Read how to get to Galapagos along with a unique travel guide: https://freestyletraveling.com/category/galapagos-archipelago-transport-information/
Phong Nha the biggest caves in the world – Vietnam!
Phong Nha caves aren’t actually mentioned in any of the natural wonders in the world, while they should be. The good news is that still not many people reach central Vietnam to explore the caves and it is pretty unknown destination. Central Vietnam – this is where you find the longest cave in the world which is 7 km length. Most of the cave can be explored by boat, the deepest water has 31 meters and the cave is 80 meters high. The locals say the cave is so big that it would fit in a warship. There’s a long bridge built inside the cave so visitors can explore the cave with long walks. Tu Lan is the whole cave system here with over 20 km length. The longest cave – Hang Tien was explored only in 1992.
Read about trekking experience in the biggest caves in the world go here: https://freestyletraveling.com/phong-nha-biggest-caves-in-the-world-vietnam/
Playa de las Catedrales – the Beach of Holy Waters.
Playa de las Catedrales in Galicia, Spain offers one of the most unusual geological rock formations. It is officially called Praia se Augas Santas – Beach of Holy Waters. Don’t forget to check the tide before you go, as the beach disapears completely when the tide is high. What’s more if you take a long walk along the beach it might be even dangerous, as you may get stuck in one of the caves.
All information about Galicia and Playa de las Catedrales read here: https://freestyletraveling.com/galicia-a-hidden-treasure-of-spain/
Hiking active Telica Volcano in Nicaragua.
As a person who loves volcano and mountain climbing more than anything, I had to place this volcano on this list, as I think it is absolutely stunning nature wonder. Telica Volcano is one of the greatest accents of wild Nicaragua. On the beginning of the hike there are “hot springs” – boiling mud holes with sulphur, which are probably connected to the volcano. The crater has more than 100 metres length and the view on the top is just mind blowing.
Hiking Telica Volcano without a tour guide: https://freestyletraveling.com/hiking-telica-volcano-without-tour-guide/
Crystal Cave – Bermuda.
Another cave on my list lies on the British overseas territory of Bermuda – Crystal Cave. The cave was formed during the Ice Age. While the whole island is rather pure nature due to its location far from any continents in the middle of the ocean this cave is a stunning natural attraction. The walls are littered with stalactites and crystallized soda straws. As most caves it is filled with crystal clear water and it is one of the most dramatic cave systems in the world. Definitely needs to be on the list for the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Giants Causeway – Northern Ireland.
These unbelievable basalt formations are totaly made by nature and are sticking out of the sea. Based on recent research these structures are caused by a volcanic activity which took place even 60 million years ago.
Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia.
Plitvice National Park is a heavily forested natural beauty. This exceptional region of crystal lakes, waterfalls and casacades is located in North Croatia and is considered as most beautiful National Park in Europe. There are number of trekking trails, properly marked so you can easily choose the length and time you want to spend in the park.