Did you know there are thirteen countries near the equator? Those thirteen countries go through three continents. It is simple to plan a family vacation that has you visiting one of the best places near the equator. All you need to do is determine which country is best for your family vacation. Thankfully, I can provide some helpful insight into the best places to visit near the equator. This will ensure you don’t need to do hours of research to find the country that is best for your family.
The equator goes through the country of Brazil right in the Amazon. During your vacation near the equator, you can spend time in the city of Macapá. Inside the city, you can check out the Marco Zero monument and an 18th-century fort. I do recommend you venture into nearby French Guiana during your family vacation. This will allow you to check off two bucket list destinations at one time.
Kenya is a fascinating place to visit. Especially if you want to take your family out on safari. I took a couple of my kids there a few years ago. We all had an amazing time checking out the wildlife.
While planning your vacation in Kenya, you will want to consider adding Masai Mara, Meru National Park, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo National Park to your list of places to see. Meru National Park straddles the equator, and it is quickly becoming a wonderful place to see wildlife once again.
Time near the equator in Indonesia means a vacation in Kalimantan. It is one of the best places to see orangutans out in the wild. You must ride down the Sekonyer River on a klotok to see the orangutans. But the journey is totally worth it.
And if you don’t want to visit there, simply choose Bali for a vacation that will be perfect for everyone in your family.
You will want to choose the atoll of Addu when you want to stay near the equator in Maldives. The snorkeling and diving in these southern islands are simply breathtaking. So are the palm trees that sway in the breeze.
The best safari destination in Uganda is Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park happens to be right at the equator. Inside this park, you can see the infamous tree-climbing lions, as well as hippos, buffalo, and elephants. And yes, you will spot a few gorillas too.
The busiest equator crossing is also in Uganda. The city of Kampala has a souvenir shop. It is the perfect place to buy all those gifts to take back home. You will also find a couple of sinks in this city. Run water into the sinks to see if the one on one side of the equator drains differently than the one on the other side.
The name of this country translates directly to the equator. So, maybe this should be the first of the best places near the equator to visit for your family vacation. The Middle of the World, or Mitad del Mundo, is only a short drive to the north of the city of Quito. There is a monument located there that has a globe on top. The globe marks a latitude of zero degrees. Grab a selfie at the monument before you explore the rest of the country.
These are the best places near the equator to visit for your next family vacation. Hopefully, you know which one is at the top of your list. If not, we can chat, and I can recommend one according to your family’s likes and dislikes.
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