25 Most Incredible National Parks On Earth

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From the beaches of Mexico to the peaks of New Zealand, national parks give us a way to escape from the daily grind. These are the 25 most incredible national parks on Earth!

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Göreme National Park, Turkey

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The “fairy chimneys” you see in this picture basically put this park on the map.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

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Beautiful beaches, amazing hiking trails, and amazing little villages, this national park has everything you could want!

23

Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela

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With some of the best snorkeling in the world, this Venezuelan archipelago consists of about 300 islands.

22

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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Known for its mind boggling natural beauty, the mountain peaks and glaciers of this national park do not disappoint!

21

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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The piercing blue of the lakes is topped off by breathtaking waterfalls everywhere you look.


20

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

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Speaking of waterfalls, nothing can beat the highest waterfall in the world – Angel Falls. Apparently it’s so high that water evaporates before it hits the ground!

19

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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It’s probably the most famous national park in Africa and is especially well known for its annual wildebeest migrations.

18

Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway

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With amazing alpine lakes and unforgettable waterfalls, this national park in Norway will bring you up close and personal with some amazing natural beauty!

17

Grand Canyon National Park, USA

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The Grand Canyon is quite possibly the most famous park in the United States, and for good reason as it’s quite a sight!

16

Jasper National Park, Canada

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The wildlife and scenery within the boundaries of this park will probably convince you that the Rocky Mountains are the greatest place on Earth.

15

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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Dominated by the peaks that the park was named after, to see the peaks through the fogginess of typical Patagonian weather can be quite surreal.

14

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

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Just in case you were wondering that is a tree in the corner with sand dunes behind it. Yes, sand dunes.

13

Guilin and Lijang River National Park, China

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Quite possibly one of the most surreal and dreamy places on Earth, the Li River is surrounded by epic peaks and quaint little villages.

12

The Everglades, USA

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Although you’ll have to watch out for the alligators, the sunsets are worth it!

11

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Cool fact of the day for you – the Great Barrier Reef is the only structure composed entirely of living organisms that can be seen from space!

10

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

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The highest mountain in Africa is surrounded by some of the most amazing wildlife viewing in the world.

9

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

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There’s a reason it’s called Glacier National Park…just look at all those glaciers!

8

Yellowstone National Park, USA

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Yellowstone is actually the world’s first national park (legally speaking), and it is also North America’s largest volcanic area.

7

Pantanal Matogrossense, Brazil

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The world’s largest wetland and second largest ecosystem (outside of the Amazon) is a great place to see the diversity of wildlife that calls Brazil home.

6

Banff National Park, Canada

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Known as the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies it won’t take long for you to figure out why!

5

Iguazu National Park, Argentina/Brazil

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It’s not the highest waterfall in the world but the surrounding walkways make it one of most tourist friendly.

4

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

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With lava, jungles, and hidden lakes there’s not much here that doesn’t scream paradise!

3

Tulum National Park, Mexico

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Strewn along the beaches of this tropical paradise are amazing and somewhat spooky Mayan ruins.

2

Rapa Nui National Park, Chile

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Known for the huge stone statues that litter its hilly landscape, Easter Island is home to one of the most interesting national parks you’ll ever visit.

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Yosemite National Park, USA

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Surrounded by snow capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and lush green wilderness, Yosemite is one of the most beautiful national parks in North America.

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