Libellule loves to fly and discovers for you the untouched pearls of nature. Now it has embarked on a tour of the most beautiful national parks in the world, some of which are world-famous. You will enjoy the wild nature of forests, mountains, and water and see how beautiful our planet is.
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
New Zealand hides one jewel in the crown of its natural beauty and that is Tongariro National Park, located in the very center of this amazing island state. The park is about 800 square kilometers in size, the oldest national park in the country, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The most dramatic features of the park are the three active volcanoes which are the focal point of the entire central-northern island. The Tongariro River is the main river feeding Lake Taupo and has its origins in the mountains. One of the most prominent aspects of the landscape in Tongariro National Park is the grass cover that covers large areas of open ground.
The birdlife in the park is very rich and diverse and many rare species of stories live here, which makes it a real paradise for bird lovers and researchers in general.
The main activity in winter is skiing and snowboarding and in summer hiking and exploring the many trails located in the park. Fishing is also very popular on the Tongariro River and its tributaries. Other activities include hunting, horse riding, and cycling.
Yosemite National Park, California
Not only can it boast the largest waterfall in all of North America and magnificent redwood forests, but Yosemite National Park is also one of the most visited, and also the most famous national park in the entire United States. It covers an area of almost 310,000 hectares.
Only once a year, in February, an incredible natural phenomenon can be seen on Horsteil, the famous Yosemite Falls. During that period, when the sun illuminates the entire water cascade, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the glowing liquid, which falls from the cliff. This is evidenced by the photos of those few lucky people who had the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time.
Horsetail Fall is considered to be the largest waterfall in North America since the waterfalls from a height of 739 meters.
Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Triglav National Park is the only Slovenian national park. It is named after Triglav, the highest mountain in the heart of the park. The mountain peak Triglav reaching a height of 2,864 meters is one of the main symbols of the Republic of Slovenia.
Triglav National Park covers an area of 880 square kilometers and is one of the oldest European parks, and was protected back in 1924. The park abounds in diverse flora and fauna, which is why it occupies a significant place in the ecosystem of Europe.
The main tourist attraction in the park is climbing the mountain, which does not require much mountaineering experience. Triglav also offers the possibility of skiing and rafting, which is ideal for all adrenaline addicts.
The untouched nature of the Triglav National Park, with numerous accompanying tourist programs, is the perfect destination for rest, recreation, and complete enjoyment.
Banff National Park, Canada
Do you dream about enjoying the view of the fast rivers that quickly descend from the peaks and watching a stunning landscape of mountains, beautiful lakes with crystal clear water, surrounded by glaciers? You will find this mixture of “colors and impressions” if you go to Canada in Banff National Park.
Banff is the oldest national park in Canada established in 1885 in the famous Rocky Mountains and covers an area of about 6,641 square kilometers. It is one of the most visited national parks in the world, a large part of which is its lakes.
From mountain peaks to turquoise lakes, the most famous of which is Louise Lake, this national park hosts Canada’s most diverse natural resources. It offers its visitors various activities from hiking tours, hiking, skiing, to kayaking. We also single out the Moraine ice lake, which will delight you with its beauty.
Plitivice National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes consists of 16 lakes and the aesthetic value and experience of the magnificent beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are a unique natural attraction. The combination of lush forests, blue-green lakes, and waterfalls will enchant you. You will have the opportunity to enjoy this beauty of nature by walking the paths that meander between the lakes.
Plitvice offers visitors various types of activities: hiking, mountaineering, electric boat, and train rides, cycling, skiing, rowing. In addition to hiking in the Park, there are also educational and recreational trails that lead through large forest complexes and meadows with beautiful viewpoints. The whole park is under UNESCO protection.
If you want to visit them, you are informed about the possibilities of the tour, which is largely determined by the season, ie weather conditions. When planning a visit to the zone around the lake, take into account a large number of stairs and climbs due to the height difference between the lakes.
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Founded in 1937, Los Gosyares is Argentina’s second-largest national park. The park is a huge ice cap in the Andes, which feeds 47 large glaciers and is the largest after the ice of Antarctica and Greenland. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The territory of Los Galyasyares, which is 30% covered by ice, can be divided into two parts, each of which belongs to its lake. Argentina’s largest lake in Argentina is located in the southern part of the park, and Lake Viedma in the north. Both lakes feed the Santa Cruz River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Between these two parts is the central zone which is closed to tourists.
This icy beauty is not for cold-hardly so if you are planning to visit this beautiful park keep in mind the weather conditions which are unpredictable and vary considerably depending on the part of the park. If this is not an obstacle for you, you will enjoy a magnificent and breathtaking sight!
The park is named after the eponymous mountain that makes up most of the national park. The name ‘Damned’ itself is very interesting because it means something cursed, and probably symbolizes the inaccessibility and steep peaks that pose a great challenge to hikers. In addition to the mountains, the park includes two nature parks: Volusica and the beautiful emerald lake Hrid.
The main activity in this park is hiking to some of the peaks that will leave you breathless and from where there is a beautiful view of the entire park. More than 50 peaks reach a height of over 2000 meters, and even 20 of them are more than 2500 meters.
This national couple is truly cursed by beauty! Not only the mountain is the only treasure of this park. Lake Hrid is also very popular with visitors. It is located at an altitude of 1970 meters, and the locals also call it the ‘lake of happiness’.
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Morrocoy National Park, Venezuela
Morrocoy National Park is a 32,090 acre park located on the coast of northwest and Venezuela. The coral reefs of the park are very popular, with the numerous marine creatures that inhabit the waters around the islands in Morrocoy. Here are caves with ancient petroglyphs and rainforests for visitors to explore as well.
In this national park you will feel the real power of wildlife because it is home to many unusual animals such as howler monkeys, anteaters, game deer, foxes eating crabs, sloths, and alligators. Birdwatching is a popular tourist activity at Morrocoy.
Morrocoy National Park has many beaches to enjoy. Some of these are Mayorquina, Mero Beach, Punta Brava, Boca Seca, Sal cay, and Sombrero cay.
Visitors to Morrocoy National Park can boat, camp, hike, explore, scuba dive, watch wildlife, birdwatch, swim, or just lounge on the beautiful beaches. Visitors to the park can rent a room within a hotel inside the park.
We hope you enjoyed reading about these beautiful parks and want to visit some of them as well.
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