From America to the corners of Africa, you can find the best vacation spots that will simply leave you breathless due to their beauty or their size. If you’re a fan of nature, and particularly geological wonders, you can’t miss the second part of the best places to travel.
1. Rapley Ridge, Utah, USA
If you want to get to know even more geological wonders without leaving the US, Rapley Ridge is located in the very southeastern region of Utah. This amazing scenery consists of a very long and narrow folded anticline which was naturally formed about 70 to 50 million years ago.
2. Magic Well, Brazil
Located in the popular Mato Grosso National Park in Brazil, we can find a very curious and almost magical spot. Years ago a collapsed lake was discovered in the middle of caves, and the water is so clear you can actually see the rocks in the bottom of the lake and the ancient tree trunks rooting from underground.
3. The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
We can assure you that, even though this is one of the best places to travel, it is definitely not a place for the faint of heart. Located in Moher, in the heart of Ireland, you can visit these famous cliffs. Strong winds have eroded the rocks to give them their particular engravings, which contrast beautifully with the green of the fields.
4. Angel Glacier in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
You might be starting to realize that many of these geological wonders can be found in National Parks. This happens because each country’s government realizes they must protect these places to keep them like they are. The Angel Glacier is no exception. The color of the glacier makes an amazing combination with it’s deep-green waters.
5. The Liesegang Ring of Fracture Control, Cornwall, England
The Liesegang ring of fracture control is located in Cornwall, and are a series of naturally created patterns engraved in stone due to the passage of time and air and earth erosion.
6. Cappadocia, Turkey
Also known as “the most Moon-like place on Earth ”, the karst landform in Cappadocia is very twisted and uneven, which makes it strongly resemble our moon.
7. Fingal Cave in the Isle of Staffa, Hebrides of Scotland
In the Hebrides of Scotland lies one of the best vacation spots for people who love nature. When reaching the Isle of Staffa you’ll notice Fingal Cave, which has odd geometric rock formations.
8. Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Located in the north-central part of Iceland, there’s an amazing natural waterfall called Godafoss, which literally translates as “the waterfall of the gods”. You can imagine why this majestic name was given.
9. Lake Colorado, Bolivia
We’ve seen many rock formations and caves on this list, but we can assure you that one of the best places to travel has nothing to do with a rock. Lake Colorado, located in Bolivia, is a salt lake with iconic red-blood waters. This happens due to the pigment provided by a certain type of algae in the water.
10. Hosta Beach, Scotland
Located in Scotland you can find Hosta Beach, a windy and beautiful place. This beach is filled with unique rock formations that have geometric stripes with different colors, which makes them look like they were hand-painted.
These outstanding geologic wonders are worthy of the name. After seeing each and every one of them, you’ll think our planet is more curious than you ever thought! Keep track of our next part to discover more of the best vacation spots.