In a world full of amazing and breathtaking travel destinations, choosing good travel destinations can be a hard nut to crack. From man-made structures to natural wonders and from cityscapes to wildlife, the options are endless. But do not allow indecision to delay the planning of your trip or worse, get you down. This guide has whittled down 6 must see travel destinations to visit in your lifetime. Use these ideas to create your travel bucket list:
1. Galápagos Islands
Located about 500 miles off the Ecuadorian coast, the Galapagos Islands are not only a biological marine preserve and a national park, but they are also a UNESCO heritage site. The site’s unique species like the giant tortoise and raw beauty make it absolutely fascinating. Also, Charles Darwin conducted his first research here in the 18th century that significantly contributed to his book on the origin of species as well as his theory on evolution.
From hot springs to glaciers, active volcanoes to waterfalls, there is simply no place like the land of ice and fire. In fact most visitors find it difficult to decide where to start because almost the entire country is a visual spectacle. And to spice up things even more, the country also knows how cater to her visitors. For example if you want to travel outside the capital city there are many reputable adventure companies that different offer excursions from extreme ice climbing to horseback rides and any other related adventure.
Marrakesh in Morocco is one of the most exotic cities in the world. The fascinating must-see travel destination started as a trading center along the caravan routes from Timbuktu. It still stands as a shopping mecca today and the town’s main square, Djemaa el Fna, is one of the busiest on the planet. The breathtaking experience of craft sellers and turbaned arts at almost every turn, smiling snake charmers as well as careening donkey carts are truly unforgettable!
Brazil was the most visited destination by tourists in South America in 2016.But if recent stats are anything to go by, Chile will take over this year. Methodically and gradually, the region’s most overlooked travel destination is becoming one of the most desirable tourism destinations .And this is for a good reason, it is a staggering 2,650 miles long, but just 150 miles wide .It is also awash with biodiversity, topographies and ecosystems. It has some of the most extreme environments on earth, over 35 national parks and Islands plus the necessary footpaths and roads that make these areas accessible.
5. Victoria Falls
Located in both Zimbabwe and Zambia, Most-oa-Tunya (smoke that thunders) or Victoria falls as it is popularly known, is neither the widest nor the tallest waterfall in the world. But its total width and height make it the largest sheet of falling water on the planet. Actually it is twice the size of Niagara Falls. The intoxicating site can be viewed both from the Zimbabwean and the Zambian side, but the Zimbabwean side is more picturesque. You can sign up with local adventure companies to bungee jump from it, leap off it on a rope that swings across the Zambezi River or zip line across it.
6. Yellowstone National Park, USA
The Yellowstone National Park not only spans over 3 states, but it also features thrilling sights that you do not want to miss. Its collection of geysers as well as hot springs will certainly have any daredevil thrilled. Some popular areas in the national park include: the Mammoth Hot Springs region and the Old Faithful geyser area.