Johor isn’t only about shopping malls – there are excellent outdoors activities and National Parks – if you know where to look.
Tanjung Piai National Park is a small area of protected mangrove forest in Johor, Malaysia, known as the most southerly point in mainland Asia.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Sinagpore has hikes ranging from 2.5km to 13km, through jungle and around a reservoir, with a good chance of seeing wildlife.
Tangkoko National Park in Sulawesi is home to endemic and critically endangered wildlife including Black Macaques, hornbill, cuscus, and kingfishers.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a peaceful oasis in northern Singapore, with chances to spot wildlife including birds, otters, and even crocodiles.
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.
Endau Rompin National Park is home to pristine rainforest, clear waterfalls, elephants – maybe even Malayan Tigers and critically endangered Sumatran Rhino.
Lagunas Altiplanicas (Chaxa, Miscanti, Miñiques) are three spectacular high altitude lakes in the Atacama desert with the opportunity to view flamingos.
The Manuel Antonio Butterfly Garden can be visited during the day to view Costa Rica’s butterfly species, or after dark to see amazing jungle night life.
Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is recognised as being the largest and wildest of the country’s numerous natural reserves. Covering an area of 424 square kilometres, the Osa…