The world is too vast and beautiful to stop exploring. 2020 might have surprised us with the COVID-19 virus, but that shouldn’t stop you from making travel plans for 2021. Checking off a destination from your bucket list would probably be the best therapy after being stuck in quarantine weeks. But for now, you can only plan about them. Maybe quarantine boredom has got you revising your to-visit list already. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 7 gorgeous locations that you should add in your bucket list.
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1. Trek over to Machu Picchu
Incas’ lost city, located in Perù, is home to a very well-known paradise called Machu Picchu. It’s a beautiful 15th century Inca citadel that you can reach after a hike or a train ride through the valleys of Urubamba River. Machu Picchu is placed 2,430 meters above sea level and is a favorite destination of many travelers.
Categorized as a UNESCO world heritage site, it sits in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. This archeological site is a mixture of roads, irrigation, and trail system coupled with the natural beauty of the forest. It’s a sight for sore eyes.
2. Explore the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazonian Rainforest is known for producing 20% of the world’s oxygen and is the home to eight of the 20 world’s longest rivers. This breathtaking rainforest is also called the “lungs” of the world. Amazon is adorned with innumerable species of wildlife like rabbits, alligators, electric eels, bloodsucking leeches, poison dart frogs, and whatnot.
Experience in this rainforest is nothing short of a Man Vs. Wild episode experience. Adventures, buckle up because you can visit this beauty and live like a survival hero for once. You can visit Amazon either from Brazil (Manaus) or from Peru (Iquitos).
3. Witness Aurora Borealis, Norway
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a phenomenon that occurs due to disturbance in the magnetosphere caused by the solar winds. The result is well, a phenomenal display of lights spanning across the night sky.
Your bucket list is incomplete if it doesn’t include witnessing this spectacular light show personality by Mother Nature herself. Norway is an excellent option to visit if you want to see them. The open spaces and minimal light pollution will let you enjoy without a hitch. Don’t forget to carry warm clothes, though; you’ll need them.
4. Dive into the Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a giant underwater marine sinkhole placed on the peaceful coasts of Belize. It’s one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving, as it extends up to 125 meters into the Earth’s Crust. The clear deep blue waters attract enormous amounts of marine life species. There’s a mosaic of corals and a home to millions of tropical fishes.
It’s a favorite spot for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. You can even fly over the Great Blue Hole and admire it from afar. A dive into the Great Blue Hole is highly recommended if a display of exquisite aquatic scenery is right up your alley. It’ll be an experience of a lifetime.
5. Visit the Salt Lands at Salar de Uyuni
In the vast expanses of Bolivia lies the Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, a majestic legacy of a dried-up prehistoric lake. This otherworldly beauty of bright white salt and rock formations can be observed from the Incahuasi Islands. This location is highly recommended for your bucket list because of all the patterns and visual wonders this place offers. You would have to look at it from your eyes to believe its beauty.
6. Discover the Antelope Canyon
The gorgeous Antelope Canyons are home to various adventure seekers every year. Divided into two separate upper and lower sections, the canyon is a myriad of caves, rock arches, and a blend of stunning colors that make you think you’re on the surface of Mars.
Very few geographical locations are as picturesque as Antelope Canyons, it’s thousands of years old. You cannot visit this place without booking a tour. So, book one a week in advance as the tickets sell out quickly.
7. Discover the Jeita Grotto
Finalist representing Lebanon in the 14 worldwide landmarks and new seven wonders of the world competition, Jeita Grotto is a system of two interconnected limestone caves that are around 9 kilometers in length. Jeita Grotto is also known as the pearl of nature in Lebanon. It’s adorned with an upper and lower grotto, a scenic cable car ride, a mini zoo, sculptures, and gardens.
The caves can only be accessed through a boat ride. There’s a tint of redness in the cave walls due to the presence of various minerals, which contrasts well with the deep-blue water. It is said that the magnificence of this place will get you lost in thought. It’s a great addition to your bucket list if you’re a lover of geographical beauties.
This list had seven amazing destinations to explore as soon as the situation allows. Hopefully, you discovered added to your bucket list. The world is a spectacular place, and Mother Nature has gifted us with a lot of natural treasures. Therefore, there will always be new places to visit throughout your lifetime. You won’t get bored of exploring the beauty of Earth. So, wait up till the situation improves, and get your travel boots ready. You’ve got a lot to explore, sailor. Stay safe, and happy planning till then.