There is so much to see around the world, so if you’re looking for some bucket list inspiration, you’re in the right place. The trips in this list are the stuff of dreams and each one is a must-see for the adventurous travellers amongst us.
Here are 7 unique holidays to add to your wish list
1. Grand Canyon, USA
If fresh air and out-of-this-world landscapes are your thing, then the Grand Canyon is a no-brainer. In 2022, this natural wonder received 4.73 million visitors who wanted to take in the awe-inspiring site and take part in activities like horseback riding, swimming, and hiking.
2. Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru
For ancient civilisation buffs, Machu Picchu is one of the very few places in the world where you can walk amongst the remnants of the Great Incan Empire. Take the Inca Trail for an invigorating four-day hike up the mountain, crossing the Andes and taking in the spectacular Peruvian landscape.
3. Cruise the River Nile, Egypt
Climb aboard a Nile River cruise to glide by the treasures of Ancient Egypt and immerse yourself in Egyptian culture. Visit the famous tomb of Tutankhamun, the Pyramids of Giza, and the temple site of the Kom Ombo. Travel by ship for a tranquil journey and a totally unforgettable experience.
4. The Northern Lights, Iceland
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Northern Lights are a truly mesmerising sight. Also known as aurora borealis, the magical dancing of auroral colours across the night sky is deeply rooted in Inuit legend and superstition. Be surrounded by some of the most amazing weather in the world and travel by husky or reindeer while you’re there.
5. The Great Wall of China, China
Dating back 2,000 years, the Great Wall of China is a true feat of engineering and attracts millions of tourists every year. Winding across a staggering 5,000 miles, it would take 18 months to walk its length, but you can explore parts of this iconic landmark to take in some of the country’s most stunning rural countryside.
6. Venice, Italy
Taking a spot on many bucket lists is Italy’s famous floating city, Venice. The perfect spot for families and couples alike, you can float down canals on a romantic gondola ride or explore the back alleys to find hidden gems brimming with delicious cuisine. Due to rising sea levels, the city is at risk of sinking by 2100 so visit this floating marvel while you can!
7. Swiss Alps, Switzerland
If you’re looking snow laden mountains and exciting ski adventures, then the Swiss Alps are for you. Jump on a train to transport you to the many resorts and lakes tucked away between the 48 mountain peaks.
What other unique holidays would you add to the list?