When we travel, we often choose a well-known destination. Because everyone would like to go to Bali, Costa Rica, Canada, Tibet, India or South Africa. But there is so much more beauty under the sun. And even though you may hear less about certain countries and places, it doesn’t mean that these places aren’t worth visiting. For example, a country like Iceland also offers a unique experience. Or how about Great Barrier Reef that probably won’t even exist in fifteen years. We give you a top 5 bucket list trips to lesser known places.
Tropical rainforests, beautiful waterfalls, elephant seals, whales and the trendy capital of Buenos Aires. Argentina has it all. Visit the famous Iguaçu Falls, also called the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, take a seat on a bench on top of the mountain with a view of Buenos Aires or spot whales and elephant seals. And if you’re going to travel through Argentina, be sure to visit the southern archipelago of Fireland and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Great Barrier Reef in Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is an absolute must for anyone who enjoys snorkeling or diving. This reef, together with the reef of Belize, belongs to two of the most beautiful reefs in the world. Unfortunately, part of this reef has already died off due to warming of the sea water. Scientists think the reef will be around for another 15 years. Sad, but that also means that you can now enjoy this beautiful reef for a while. Would you like to see a beautiful reef a little closer to home? Then go to Egypt, Sharm-al-Sheikh.
Tanzania in Zanzibar
Besides the fact that Freddy Mercury was born there, Zanzibar is known for its pearly white sandy beaches with accompanying palm trees and azure blue sea. It is wonderful to first relax here for a week and then go on a safari for a week and then travel even further through Tanzania . The snow on Kilimanjaro probably won’t be there in the future, so don’t miss your chance now. Then immediately visit the Ngorongoro Crater. The largest crater in the world that is completely intact.
Flights to Iceland are dirt cheap and after the bankruptcy of the Icelandic bank Icesave, there are all kinds of great innovations in this country. When you feel cold, you can warm up in the beneficial warm water baths in the open air. Iceland also has all kinds of beautiful waterfalls: the best known are the Gulfoss, Skogafoss, Godafoss, Dettiefoss and Selfoss. At some you can even camp and you can look out at the waterfall from your tent. Be sure to visit the basalt formations, glaciers and black beaches of Vik. And last but not least: in Iceland you can also take beautiful hikes through nature.
Through Russia with the Trans-Siberian Express
Russia is also becoming increasingly popular among travel enthusiasts. A great way to see this great country is by train. With the Trans-Siberian Express you travel via Russia and Mongolia to China. A real top trip that many dream of. This way you travel through the beautiful landscapes and you can get off in between to view the different places. Not only in Russia, but also in other countries you can make beautiful train journeys. Think for example of the Montenegro Express.