NATIONAL PARKS TOURS WORLDWIDE

HIGHLIGHTS, WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW TO VISIT THEM

 

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 50

  1. Amistad National Park, Costa Rica, Panama

  2. Antarctica

  3. Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

  4. Banff National Park, Canada

  5. Bryce Canyon National Park

  6. Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  7. Caribbean Coral Reef Islands, Honduras

  8. Chimborazo National Park

  9. Chinese Wall World Heritage Site

  10. Chitwan National Park, Nepal

  11. Cuyabeno National Park

  12. Daintree National Park, Australia

  13. Erawan National Park, Thailand

  14. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

  15. Galapagos

  16. Göreme National Park, Turkey

  17. Grand Canyon National Park

  18. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia

  19. Great Himalayan National Park, India

  20. Guilin Li River National Park, China

  21. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

  22. Iguazu National Park, Argentina/Brazil

  23. Jim Corbett National Park, India

  24. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

  25. Kakadu National Park, Australia

  1. Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

  2. Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

  3. Kruger National Park South Africa

  4. Mount Rainier National Park

  5. Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

  6. Manú National Park, Peru

  7. Nambung National Park, Australia

  8. Nahuel Huapi, Argentina

  9. Huascaran National Park, Peru

  10. Pantanal Matogrossense, Brazil

  11. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

  12. Poas National Park, Costa Rica

  13. San Fernando National Reserve, Peru

  14. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  15. Serranía de la Macarena, Colombia

  16. Snowdonia National Park, Wales

  17. Spitsbergen National Park

  18. Tikal National Park, Guatemala

  19. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

  20. Verdon Regional Park, France

  21. Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabse

  22. Wulingyuan National Park, China

  23. Yellowstone National Park

  24. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

  25. Zion National Park

Best National Parks in the World Top 50

Are these really the worlds best national parks top 50? Well, let's put it this way: These are among the world's most dramatic and beautiful national parks and reserves, but this list is far from complete. I tried to rank them in a sequence of beauty and importance, but I soon gave up and listed them alphabetically. How can you compare the beauty of Antactica with the Chinese Wall, which is not just the monumental structure, but a vast strip of protected land, surrounding it. Moreover, who determines that anyway? So ignore those website that claim to rank the world's best national parks. Most likely, the website owners never have seen more than a few national parks in their own country.

 

National Parks Worldwide Tours

Hi, I am Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil, aka the "Parks Man", a lifetime conservationist with a PhD in conservation ecology and CEO of the World Institute for Conservation of Nature and Environment, WICE. For more than 4 decades I served organizations like the World Bank, the United Nations, the WWF and other international organizations as an advisor on establishing and improving national parks systems in many developing countries. A tireless traveler and explorer, over time, my passports accumulated entry stamps of more than 80 countries and usually my boots hit the trails of at least one, and often several national parks in each country I visited. Two decades ago, WICE initiated an ecolodge in the Amazon in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador and a few years later I became part of the polar Plancius cruises, now Oceanwide Polar Expeditions.

 

What often struck me on my travels, was the fact that national parks in developing countries are so often ignored by tour-operators. Many have a tendency to take you to the more convenient places in secondary forests, where everything is conveniently organized for you, while denying you the spectacle of the most beautiful nature, the most spectacular wildlife and the best birding the country has to offer: its national parks. So when those outfitters pretend they help preserve nature with their ecotour, in reality, they don't because their tours compete with visits to national parks, where the really important nature is, but they don't let you visit it, because they prefer you to spend time on their property or in other areas with little conservation importance.

 

That is why I decided to start organizing exiting new ecotravel destinations to national parks worldwide as well as to ecocruises to insular paradises, so that you can explore the world's best wild places in a sustainable way.  

 

OUR NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE TOURS AND ECOCRUISES TAKE YOU TO THE WORLD's TOP NATURAL PLACES

 

Developing an international travel website is a very time consuming exercise and countries will be added one at the time will be added. While our Ecuador website deals with all destinations on both Galapagos, the Amazon and the Andes, the first countries that is now operational from this website are Ethiopia and Peru, each with fantastic modules for both eco-expeditions and cultural highlights now available for booking.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Sulphur hot springs in Ethiopia.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Iguazu, one of the finest waterfalls worldwide.

 

National Park Worldwide Tours: birds, plants, geology, wildlife and safaris

Discovering Mammals, birds and other critters are very important and we like to help you focus on what is most important for you. But you don't have to be an amateur naturalist to join our tours. We help you discover animals, plants while enjoying dramatic landscapes. Some of our trips focus on large animals, like our Africa safaris, while other areas have beautiful birds and flowers, like the tropical rainforests. Other people like to join us on a whale-watching excursion. Whichever way you like to enjoy nature, we like do everything we can to help you realize your dreams. I am there to give you honest professional advise that normal ecotravel agencies can't give you, because they lack the know how.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Birding in the Andes.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10On safari in Africa.

 

National Park Worldwide Ecocruises

Some of the best nature in the world can best be explored from the water. We offer the best value for money for high quality small ship ecocruises to some of the most hidden locations in the archipelagos in the world. While these are not cheap, we try to help you find reasonably prized packages while securing our high-standards for the programs.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10 Polar expeditions.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Galapagos cruises.

 

National Park Worldwide Tours even takes you under water

Visit Planet Ocean! The moment the surface of the water passes by your diving mask, you enter Planet Ocean, a completely different planet from Planet Earth. I shall never forget that moment I was stuck for a long weekend in Belice on a World Bank mission with nothing to do because all offices were closed. So I signed up for a diving course and I slowly sank under water with a tank of air on my back, entering a world I never knew existed. A world of extreme colors, fishes shooting by me as if I were not there and the strangest life forms everywhere around me. Instantly addicted, I never was the same afterwards.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Snorkeling at the Pacific Reef.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Scuba diving on tropical reefs.

 

National Park Worldwide Tours: Fabulous photography

Many words have been spoken about photography while traveling. Some claim you can't experience the world around you when you always look through the viewer of your camera. But are you one of the privileged few who understand that you see details that other never are aware of because you DO look through the viewer of your camera? Who knows the thrill of the perfect shot? While not a professional photographer and never having won a prize, I certainly appreciate the art of photography, and many of the pictures on this website were taken on my professional expeditions. We encourage you to never forget your camera.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Ultimate birding

 

Ready to take the perfect shot....

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Nature photography

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Taking a picture of a flower

 

National Park Worldwide Tours and Culture

Many people think that ecotourists are only interested in nature. That myth is nonsense of course. Why would YOU not be interested in the local culture and historical monuments just because you love nature? We make sure that you get to experience and visit the local cultural highlights in addition to your nature program.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Andes Indians in Peru.

 

National Park Worldwide Tours and leisure

Another myth is that ecotourists are not interested in leisure. Does your love for nature mean that you don't appreciate some time browsing the local art stands or spending some time on the beach? Of course not. After all, you are on vacation, and we help you make it an experience exactly the way you want it.

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Romantic resort on a quiet beach

 

Who says you can't enjoy a relaxing day in a beach resort or go surfing on an ecotour?

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Including sporting events.

 

National Park Tours and children

There is no better time to engrain the love for nature than in childhood. Are you like us, and want to travel with children or even toddlers? Be aware, there are limitations to what children can do. If you decide you want to travel with children, you may need to customize your trip. Be aware that in group travel, not all people in a group may enjoy the company of children. Consult with us if and how we can accommodate your needs and we 'll do everything to get you there with your children. I even took my 6 months grandson on expedition to Ethiopia!

 

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Traveling with small children.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Take children along.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Teaching the young.

BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD TOP 10Family travel in national parks.

 

National Parks Worldwide Tours and prices

We are family people and we know better than most, that you are not rich and that you can't blast away money. While many ecotravelers have satisfying jobs, we know that for most of you, buying a trip abroad takes a considerable financial effort. We feel a great responsibility that you get value for money. We also know that national parks, particularly in developing countries, need visitors to justify their protection and it is our mission to make that possible. This means they need to be accessible for as many people as possible. So, price matters!  Therefore we  make every effort to secure reasonable prices, often by cutting out the middleman. In many cases, you pay directly to the service provider for your National Parks Worldwide Tour.

 

NATIONAL PARKS-WORLDWIDE is a brand name of the World Institute for Conservation & Environment, registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in the USA, a social responsibility and conservation company. About CO2 emission offset for your travels.

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