The Virunga National Park is one of 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found in the Republic of the Congo, but has been placed on the organization's Danger List due to the war in Rwanda and other causes that include poaching and deforestation.
Interestingly, if you've been in another cave recently and you're wearing the same clothes, you may have to change. Something called "White Nose Sydrome," which is caused by contamination from other caves, hurts the hibernating bats here.
Said to be the world's first geodosic hotel rooms, this nature hotel/eco-camp is a must visit if you're into sustainability and true innovation. Great vibe here & the rooms offer everything from the communal vibe to your own suite.
Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the world. It contains 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve. One of 24 World Heritage Sites in Russia!
Fantastic place for your next big party, this venue is accessed via a natural wood walkway that originates with of course, an elevated tree. This was actually a marketing concept that caught more than a little attention. About 45 miles north of Aukland, NZ.
(little mountain of the gods) is a magical geological legacy sculpted deep within the Ural mountains in Russia. It consists of seven impressive rock formations with heights varying from 30 to 42 meters which reign over the solitary mountain plateau. The Seven Giants are located in an inhospitable (little mountain of the gods) is a magical geological legacy sculpted deep within the Ural mountains in Russia. It consists of seven impressive rock formations with heights varying from 30 to 42 meters which reign over the solitary mountain plateau. The Seven Giants are located in an inhospitable and remote region in the Komi Republic,which is why access to Man-Pupu-Nyor is reserved to very well prepared travelers and usually requires helicopters or snowmobiles.…see moresee less
Okay let's rev the metabolism in the remote regions of Russia. Gloves? Check. Warm hat? Check. Snow suit? Of course. Snowmobile? Ummm, yeah. Helicopter? Makes sense that this area and the impressive ice formations translate as little mountain of the Gods.
In addition to the igloo rooms... this place claims to have the world largest smoke sauna (nice!) and traditional Lapp tent restaurants (not sure what that is but sounds intriguing). They also boast a Santa's Village.
I don't know about you, but nothing puts me a more vacation-y state of mind than a couple of coffins. In addition to the coffin room this place also offers a room completely padded in green leather and as well as one completely covered in mirrors.