When was the last time you spent a good chunk of time with your family? Can’t remember? Oh, that’s bad news. Experts say that to be an effective parent and have a healthy family, you should spend quality time together. Sure, in this age, we often can’t seem to find the time to slow down and be with our family because of our work and responsibilities. But as they say, the time to spend together doesn’t need to be long. As long as it is “quality,” it’s worth it and great! And one of the best things you can do to have that is to plan a vacation. Going someplace not only gives your family a great time to bond, but also a memorable time to enjoy each other’s company while also learning. We invite you to explore these special rainforest destinations and create lasting fun memories!
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Located in Ecuadorian Amazon, Yasuni National Park is considered the most biologically diverse forest in the world. It has tremendous variety of bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, bat, and insect species. In fact, it currently holds a world record of amphibian species, with having a total number that is more than what the U.S. and Canada have combined. It is also a home of top carnivores, including jaguars and eagles, as well as of endangered mammal species, including white-bellied spider monkey and giant otter. The park also boasts its rich and diverse tree community. It is estimated that there are more than 2,000 different tree and shrub species in Yasuni National Park.
Manu Wilderness, Peru
Located in the lowlands of Peru, Manu Wilderness is one of the most exciting eco-tourism destinations in the entire world. It is a home to thousands of plant and animal species. Just like to any other rainforest destinations, the forests here are pristine, perfect for families who want to get away from distractions and stress. But what the Manu boasts all the more is its rich wildlife. The region shelters approximately 1,000 bird species, 200 mammal species, and hundreds of land animals, such as jaguar, tapir, and monkey. One of the region’s lodges, the Manu Wildlife Center, offers the world’s finest viewing of these wonderful treasures.
Danum Valley Conservation Area, Borneo
The Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of the most exciting and outstanding wildlife areas in Southeast Asia. It contains 43, 800 hectares of virgin forest and houses thousands of different rare bird species and mammals. Among the most notable Borneo’s species that can be seen in this area are orangutans, gibbons, Sumatran Rhino, Sun Bear, Wallace’s flying frog, Bornean Pygmy Elephants, and Horsfield’s Tarsier. In addition, it is the only place in the world where the mysterious Spectacled Flowerpecker has ever been recorded. Aside from that, the area is filled with diverse species of trees and plants, including D. acutangulus, D. borneensis, and D. conformis. The best rainforest lodge to stay in this region is the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. It offers great tour packages and adventures for those who want to experience the beauty of the place.
Daintree National Park, Australia
Located in the Far North Queensland, Australia, the Daintree National Park is recognized as the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. It supports a vast array of bird species, including the buff-breasted paradise kingfisher, wompoo fruit dove, and one of the threatened flightless birds, the cassowary. Hundreds of different mammals also call this place their home, including the striped possum, Bennett’s tree kangaroo, brown bandicoot, and platypus. It also contains rare species of reptile, bat, insect, and tree that are found nowhere else on this planet. Many day tours have been organized so that families and tourists can have an opportunity to see the wonder of Daintree.
So there you have it! Whether you’re coming with your kids and spouse, or just planning to bond with your kids, these places are the perfect place to reconnect and create such lasting and fun-filled memories! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy!