Rainforest Holidays in Borneo, Australia and other
holidays offer opportunities for cultural exchange,
photography, adventure, fishing, hiking, relaxation,
birding and wildlife spotting. They need to be
well organised to prevent major impact on the
environment - there will be some impact by virtue
of the fact that you will be there, but providing
your visit is treated your rainforest holidays
as observational, then the impact can be kept
to a minimum. Use a guide and following the rules
will help to sustain what is there. We may not
be able to do anything about the clearance of
huge areas of jungle by local population expansion,
but we can help to maintain what is still there.
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Australia is an incredible
place better known for its reefs, beaches, and
dry areas. Australia however has two small areas
of rainforest on the Cape York Peninsula in the
extreme northeast of the continent and along the
coastal plains and mountain ranges north of Townsville.
This small area of rainforest is very diverse
and provides a habitat for 30% of the marsupials
of Australia, 30% of the frogs, 23% of the reptiles,
62% of the butterflies, and 18% of the birds -
Osa peninsula, Costa Rica rainforest holidays.
The Osa peninsula houses
the largest section of tropical rainforest found
in Costa Rica which is the leading rainforest
destination for ecotourists. It provides an excellent
introduction to the rainforest with its many parks,
experienced guides, and tourist-friendly atmosphere.
There are several types of forests in the country
along with other attractions like surfing, whitewater
rafting, and volcanoes. All sorts of accommodations
are available from bare bones huts to relatively
posh yet environmentally friendly eco-lodges like
Lapa Rios on the Osa Peninsula - rainforest holidays.
is an English-speaking country located just south
of Mexico on the Caribbean coast of Central America.
Belize has a couple of excellent rainforest reserves
in addition to the world's second largest barrier
reef. Belize is generally pricier than Costa Rica
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Tourists in the Amazon.
is home to the Amazon, world's largest rainforest
and river. There are many eco-lodges (and "non"
eco-lodges so do your homework) as well as a number
of Amazon cruise boats. Brazil is the most biodiverse
country on earth and has a lot of offer beyond
Peru. Peru has several excellent rainforest holidays
lodges based around research facilities located
in the Amazon basin including the Amazon Center
for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER)
near Iquitos and in the Tambopata, and the Manu
Lodge in Manu National Park. With its varied elevation,
Peru has extraordinarily high biodiversity for
a country of its size. Peru also offers another
unforgettable attraction: the ancient Inca city
of Machu Picchu - rainforest holidays.
offers considerably more than its canal. The Central
American country is home to 15 national parks
that cover some 12 percent of its land area and
house more than 10,000 species of plants. At Barro
Colorado, the largest forested island in the Panama
Canal waterway, the Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute has one of the world's foremost rainforest
research facilities. Panama also has world-class
surf spots and excellent diving. The island of
Coiba is one of the little known jewels of Central
America - rainforest holidays.
Thailand. While Thailand is better
known for its beaches, the country still sports
some forest cover. There are several forest lodges
around the Khao Sok national park. Wildlife including
monkeys, elephants, and langurs are found in these
forests - rainforest holidays.
The Osa peninsula, Costa Rica
houses the largest section of tropical rainforest
found in Costa Rica - rainforest holidays.
Malaysia once had extensive forest
cover though logging has left it with only limited
cover in Peninsular Malaysia. These forests are
believed to be some of the oldest on Earth. The
bulk of Malaysia's remaining forest is found on
the island of Borneo in the Malaysian states of
Sabah and Sarawak. Here you can still find wild
orangutans, pygmy elephants, and several species
of monkeys. Be forewarned: Borneo has a healthy
population of terrestrial leeches that will pursue
you when you are in the forest, especially after
it rains. Though these are harmless and carry
no disease, they are not the most pleasant guests
in your clothes - rainforest holidays.
Rainforests in Africa,
start with Gabon and Madagascar. Both places have
tremendous biological diversity, are relatively
safe and politically stable, and have extensive
park systems. Gabon is striving to become Africa's
Costa Rica, while Madagascar has what many consider
the best wildlife on the planet. The biggest drawbacks
for both of these places is their remoteness,
level of poverty, and still developing tourist
infrastructure - rainforest holidays.
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