There are some experiences that you’ve got to seek these out at least once in your lifetime. Read on and be inspired to go on these 5 memorable experiences around the world, then book your tickets and pack your bags for these extraordinary trips!
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, earns its place in the bucket lists of many. This spectacular phenomenon, which happens whenever there’s a solar storm, can be seen on a dark, clear night from many locations within the Arctic Circle, and some of the top places to view them include the villages of Nellim and Saariselkä, in the Finnish Lapland. Making a trip there? Remember to bundle up in your warmest clothes, bring your thermos and cameras, and be prepared to be mesmerised by the displays of captivating green, red, and purple lights in the skies above you.
Dive into a whole new world when you visit the Great Barrier Reef which sits just off the coast of Cairns, Australia. This UNESCO World Heritage site is known to most as the world’s biggest coral reef system, and it is home to a whopping 2,900 individual reefs as well as 900 islands which stretch some 2,300km. It can even be seen from outer space! Book a boat tour to the reefs and enjoy a swim among the 400 coral species as well as 1,500 fish species that inhabit this nook of the world. If you’re lucky, you may also encounter whales or sea turtles, which make their appearance here regularly!
When you stay at one of the many game reserves just outside of Cape Town, South Africa, you’re guaranteed a day (or many) of animal sightings. If you’re fascinated by wildlife, make sure to visit one of the few private reserves which are home to all members of the Big Five: the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. You’ll also come across herds of zebras, hippos, giraffes, wildebeest and springbok wandering across great expanses of rolling grasslands. Most people spend their time going on game drives, but don’t forget to sign up for bush walks to complete your unforgettable experience here!
Planning for a luxurious yet relaxing trip? One of the best ways to do so is by splurging on an overwater villa in Male, Maldives. Most Maldivian resorts offer these lavish accommodations, which are typically a short boardwalk away from the resort’s own private island. Choose to enjoy the privacy of your villa and lounge on your private deck, or frolick on the white sandy beaches and swim in what looks like the world’s biggest natural swimming pool, with crystal clear azure waters stretching as far as the eye can see.
There’s something different about seeing things from way up high, and if you’re looking to go on a special flight, then book one on a hot air balloon, over an ancient city like Cappadocia, Turkey. Flying over this region promises views of unique cone-like geological features which are better known as fairy chimneys. Some of them are now cave dwellings, while others are castles, and some have even been converted into underground cities. That said, don’t forget to spend another morning on the ground to take in the scene of hundreds of hot air balloons floating in the sky at sunrise – it’s an awe-inspiring panorama that you’ll never forget.
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