So, you’ve finally decided to travel and see the world. Good on ya! Now that you’ve got that unstoppable wanderlust and the desire to fill-in the pages of your passport, you might want some ideas and where to go and what to see.
That’s where Discover 365 comes in! Read on as chat about some of the best world travel journeys that deserve to be part of your bucket list… and how we can help you get there in style!
Let’s start with…
South America’s Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands
South America has become a booming tourist destination in the past few years. What takes the cake for us is a myriad of unique and beautiful adventure spots you can visit. If you’re looking for a life-changing experience, the archaeological site of the Incas known to the world as the Machu Picchu, Peru should be on top of your list. Picture it! Historic ruins and the mysteries they keep, picture-perfect scenes of the Peruvian countryside’s sweeping vistas and stunning mountain ranges await.
Want to take a dive underwater? Check out the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador to witness the Earth’s “living museum and showcase of evolution”, where the most unique animal life in the planet thrive. For wild, barren yet impressive vistas, glaciers, parks, and animal reserves, take your hiking boots to Patagonia in the southern frontier for an unforgettable adventure.
Ancient Cambodia’s Siem Reap
We highly recommend the 4,350 kilometres stretch of the Mekong River for an Asian river cruise, that will take you to Siem Reap in northwest Cambodia – gateway to the ancient world of the Angkor region. Thousands of visitors head there every year to witness for themselves the ancient beauty of the temple complex. But that’s not all – food tours, floating villages, wonderful museums, and mesmerizing dance performances await. You should definitely consider Siem Reap a high priority item for your bucket-list!
The Beauty of the Himalayas
The Himalayas are one of the most popular adventure destinations in the world, with Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet at the forefront. Trail and trek your way from one village to the next, all while exploring pristine valleys, wide open plains, snow-capped mountains, as you get a glimpse of monasteries and sacred lakes, all a beautiful foreground for the eminent peak of Everest. This one is for the adventure junkie’s who’d like to really experience the world in all its wild and natural glory.
India’s spices, colours and the romance of the Taj Mahal
Boasting a wealth of traditions, India is THE Asian citadel for spiritual experiences. Here, you’ll find a wealth of sacred places of worship, from small shrines and temples to the most awe-inspiring structures such as the romantic Taj Mahal, cradling the country’s spectacular heritage. India is also host to the most exotic wildlife – elephants, tigers, monkeys and more, colourfully unique shopping markets and bazaars, and a spicy and fascinating cuisine that is a must to try. Get ready to take home the memories flavour and aroma memories of India.
The Big 5 of Africa and Pyramids
Set your sights for tropical rainforests, the savannah of the Serengeti, landscapes teeming with unique wildlife and the Great Rift Valley homeland to all of mankind – Africa is you next adventure waiting to happen! Elephants, flamingo, hippos, and lions, are what you’ll witness on a safari and that NEVER EVER gets old. Head further north to the great, ancient civilisation of Sudan and Egypt for over 200 spectacular pyramids – the Great Pyramid of Giza is a must see, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Make sure to visit the Great Sphinx, and Abu Simbel temples too, as you’ll stand in awe against these gigantic monuments.
European River Cruise
You may have been to Europe, but have you seen it while onboard a luxury river cruise ship? A holiday that allows you to see the continent in all its splendour. Beautiful cities, picturesque castles, and captivating landmarks all await round the next river-bend. The Danube River is home to fairy-tale villages and landscapes, while the Rhine River, “Old Father Rhine”, is host to the spellbinding majesty of the German countryside. Want to finally visit Paris or sip port in Portugal and Spain? A river cruise on the Seine, Saone, Rhone and Douro rivers take you to the most historic and iconic sites possible.
Celtic Ireland & Scotland
If you want to witness infinite emerald green landscapes while you listen to myths, legends, and stories that have stood the test of time? Then a trip to Ireland and Scotland may be the one you need. Explore the rich Celtic heritage of Dublin, the charming capital of Ireland, then make your way to the Ring of Kerry’s dramatic mountain formations, lakes, and other natural wonders. The quaint drive to Adare, considered Ireland’s prettiest village with its thatched cottages is a must. Cross the waters to fall in love with Scottish culture in Glasgow, admire the views of George Square and the River Clyde, or maybe do some sightseeing at the castle to enjoy the military tattoo among the charming cityscapes of Edinburgh.
Discover the Mediterranean Islands
Remarkable and scenic – this is how we describe the Mediterranean Islands. The magnificent Greek Isles, sensational Sicily, and charming Malta all showcase beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and cultural riches – so picturesque. Visit the island of Santorini for romantic and mesmerizing views of the sunrise and the sunset. For a trip back in time, Sicily’s ancient cities of Agrigento, Selinunte, Syracuse and Segesta all offer cultural delights with centuries-old golden mosaics, all complemented by baroque towns and Phoenician ruins. Malta, on the other hand, is home to some of the Mediterranean’s clearest waters.
Northern Europe, Scandinavia & Baltic Cruises
From the Russian Arctic to the Norwegian fjords, Northern Europe and Baltic Cruises take you to a bevy of beautiful fjords, natural landscapes and eccentric cultures forming the incredible Scandinavian countries. Catch a glimpse of the fantastic Northern Lights, scream yourself silly at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens amusement park, or ski to your hearts’ content in Norway. Discover your inner Viking (and maybe even feast like one) on a memorable cruise around the Baltic Sea!
Several cruises in this area also touch base in Russia’s St. Petersburg where you can see major works of art at the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. And you can’t simply miss that!
Beaches, Outback and Coastlines of Australia
Home to the epic Surf Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the rugged West Coast, the Kimberley and the Outback, Australia is an adventurer’s dream. Technicolor coasts complement the rainforests of Queensland and Tasmania. Wildlife that’s as unique as any in our world sit alongside a Dreamtime culture and age-old landscapes. The iconic Sydney Opera House sit’s proud in Sydney’s vast blue harbour, in unison with Uluru towering over her endless desert landscape – both visually striking and world-recognized. Bondi beach is also a popular choice for surfers or those who just want to get a golden beach glow. We also highly recommend QLD – the entire state, from the Gold Coast in the south east to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, to dusty outback towns and fossil fields. Same goes for the Northern Territory with Kakadu high on the list, and the unique rugged reds of the Kimberley in Western Australian contrasts beautifully with the cool green vineyards of Margaret River in the south. Kangaroo Island and Lake Eyre top the list in South Australia, and the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians showcase Victoria… have I mentioned Australia’s Apple Isle? Let’s face it, Australia is the place to be – and aren’t we lucky to live here already!
Which bucket list destination will you add to your list?
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