Arusha National Park lets you see wildlife close up, with very convenient access from the city. It also offers the unique chance of walking safaris.
The Hooker Valley trail takes you through Mount Cook National park to Hooker Lake, with magnificent views of Mount Cook and the Hooker glacier.
Endau Rompin National Park is home to pristine rainforest, clear waterfalls, elephants – maybe even Malayan Tigers and critically endangered Sumatran Rhino.
Gunung Panti forest reserve offers a strenuous but short hike to the mountain’s summit, with great views over the surrounding forest. It can be completed as a day trip, or an overnight trip using the campsite at the summit.
Hiking Maria Island National Park offers treks to lofty lookout points, white sand beaches, peaceful campsites, and ruins from the island’s convict past.
Taman Negara is Malaysia’s oldest park and protects some of the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. Hikes range from under an hour to multi-day treks.
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park near Kathmandu has several trails up Shivapuri peak (2,732m), and is a good option for those with limited time in Nepal.
Gunung Panti Forest Reserve is a protected area near the town of Kota Tinggi, Malaysia, and home to several short waterfall hikes.
How do Patagonia’s most famous hiking destinations: Torres del Paine in Chile, Fitz Roy (Los Glaciares National Park) in Argentina, and Isla Navarino in Tierra del Fuego, compare?
Montecristo National Park El Trifinio was El Salvador’s first protected area. Bordering Honduras and Guatemala, Montecristo offers beautiful cloud forest hikes.