During the numerous lockdowns we all experienced over the last 18 months or so, we had plenty of time to think and reflect. This gave us all opportunities to read and learn about places we may never heard of or even maybe did but didn’t think of travelling to. Now, as we come out of the pandemic many of us are impelled to carry out more experiential travels and see places we may have only read about. There are thousands of places on our planet but on
this occasion we have chosen only 10 for you. Some are easier to get to than others. But nothing stops you from adding it to your bucket ‑list. Contact us when you are ready to go and explore these wonderful places, our expert team is at hand to guide you through them. Link in our bio.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Known by the indigenous Navajo as “The place where water runs through rocks” is a maze of awe‑inspiring tunnel and rock formations. The colour of the sand changes during the sun and it’s location creating beautiful shadows and dream like formations.
Raja Ampat Island, Indonesia
Majestic rock formations jut out of the sea forming
these gorgeous jungle covered steep islands. Arguably one of the most beautiful island formations in the world. Comprising over 1,000 islands, each one uniquely comprising of secluded white beaches, caves and clear lagoons.
Socotra Island, Yemen
Resembling more a sci‑fi movie set than an island which was depressed separated from mainland Africa more than six million years ago. Socotra has and incredible and unique biodiversity. Plant and trees found here aren’t found anywhere else. In particular the ancient and twisted dragon’s blood tree and the bulbous bottle tree.
The Hand In The Desert, Chile
This extremely unusual sculpture was created by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. Set in the middle of Chile’s Atacama desert, 46 miles south of the city of Antofagasta. This huge sculpture captures a feeling of loneliness, exacerbated by its desolate and secluded location. Something for which Irarrázabal is known for in his work and that’s the association with human suffering.
Translated meanings cotton castle. A remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Turkey. Located adjacent to the natural formations are the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, the once great city that was built around it. Water cascades from natural springs and down the white travertine terraces and forms stunning thermal pools, amazing for a dip.
Red Beach, Panjin, China
Extremely unusual, this is beach covered in a type of seaweed called Sueda. And it’s amazing how it which turns bright red in autumn. A small portion of this vast wetland is open but worth a visit. Thirty kilometres southwest of Panjin, these tidal wetlands are an important nature reserve for migrating birds.
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
It’s is estimated that there are 37,000 of polygon columns at this World Heritage Site. Geometrically perfect that local legend has it they were created by a giant. However it’s approximately Sixty million years ago a huge volcanic eruption spewed out a mass of molten basalt, which then solidified and contracted as it cooled, creating the cracks that can be seen today.
Cenotes’ of Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Commonly found in the Yacután peninsula, they are natural well or reservoir. Formed when a limestone surface collapses, exposing water underneath. The major source of water in modern and ancient Yucatán. These cenotes are also associated with the cult of the rain gods, or Chacs.
No one really knows how these unusual inhabitants got here. But it is thought that they were on a boat which sank year ago intended for consumption but today they thrive on their own little island. Set to the north of the Exuma’s in the Bahama Islands is the white sandy beaches and glassy waters of Big Major Cay. You can read more about them in our blog by scrolling down to the other pieces.
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Not only a UNESCO site but also voted as one of the natural wonders of the world. An extinct volcano, it’s own micro climate has allowed wild life to thrive here. Safari is a must to this region.