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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Measuring in at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world's largest natural salt flat and gleams brilliantly white beneath the sun. The crust serves as a source of salt which is exceptionally rich in lithium - indeed some 50 to 70% of the world's lithium is found here, which is currently in the process of being extracted.

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Pamukkale - Turkey

Pamukkale - which translates as 'cotton fortress' - is one of the world's most beautiful natural spas. Hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff, and, as they cool, they form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools.

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Cueva de Nerja

Costa del Sol Holiday

Any ecotourist visiting the Costa del Sol should visit the Cueva de Nerja. Nestled in the mountains on the border of Nerja and Maro are these stunning caves which were first discovered in 1959? Despite only being recently discovered, the caves are thought to be around 5 million years old and are the main attraction for the area.

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Mount Fuji - Japan

With its snow capped cone and stunning symmetry, Mount Fuji is one of the most recognised and beautiful symbols of Japan. Located on Honshu Island (about 100km (62 miles) southwest of Tokyo) it is an active volcano standing at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), which last erupted in 1708.

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Glass Beach California

So called because of the abundance of 'sea glass' that forms the bed of the beach, Glass Beach may at first alarm the ecotourist due the circumstances under which this beach was formed.

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Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean which together constitute the smallest country in Asia - both in terms of population and land area. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the planet's lowest country. It is also the country with the world's lowest natural highpoint, being a mere 2.4 metres (7ft 10) above sea level - there will be no mountain climbing here.

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The Twelve Apostles - Australia

On the south coast of Victoria Australia lies one of the best natural sites anywhere in the country. Known collectively as the Twelve Apostles this wonderful collection of natural limestone stacks sits on the beach at Port Campbell National Park and can be seen from miles off shore.

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

If you are an ecotourist planning a trip to Reykjavik anytime soon then a visit to the world famous Blur Lagoon will likely enhance your experience. Around 40 miles away from the capital of Iceland this incredible geothermal spa is located in the heart of a lava field and is renowned for its healing properties.

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Glow worm caves, New Zealand

Any eco-tourist planning a visit to the Fiordland National Park should take the time to visit the Waitomo Caves. In the heart of the Waitomo Cave system in New Zealand are the Glow Worm caves. Originally discovered by the M?ori's the caves were opened to the public since 1889 and have been a source of natural wonder ever since.

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