7 worldwide wonders for your wishlist
TD Team | 16 March 2019
Are you looking for some travel inspiration for your holidays? Travel has never been more accessible and now is the time to experience some of the most iconic attractions in the world. If you have a bucket-list of destinations you’ve always wanted to experience, why not make your travel dreams a reality and say yes to some new adventures! Travel can be both transformative and inspiring and as the saying goes “Travel is the only thing you spend money on that makes you richer”. Here are 7 incredible once-in-a-lifetime destinations that are sure to satisfy your wanderlust.
1. India - The Taj Mahal
India is one of the most visually impressive and magical places to visit. Its rich history, ancient culture, architectural wonders and outstanding natural beauty offers visitors an extraordinary experience. From the hustle and bustle of traditional India to the golden beaches of Goa, a trip to India is a mesmerising experience that is sure to enchant all your senses.
Our top highlight: No trip to India would be complete without visiting the iconic Taj Mahal. The stunning marble ivory-white mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra was commissioned in 1632 and is one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
2. China - The Great Wall of China
China has one of the most fascinating ancient and complex histories of any country in the world. It’s an incredible place to visit to witness centuries of history and deep-rooted traditions and see the astounding growth of its main cities.
Must-See Highlight: The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and will really complete your visit to China. This man-made architectural marvel dates back more than 2,000 years and has to be seen and experienced to be believed. It’s an extraordinary place and an extraordinary experience.
3. Peru - Machu Picchu
With a wonderfully varied landscape, including beautiful beaches that snake along the coastline, the towering Andes mountain range that boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South America, and cities with splendid colonial architecture, Peru is one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
Must-See Highlight: We suggest you spend some time in the cosmopolitan city of Cusco, the undisputed archaeological capital of South America. Prepare to be amazed by the ornate cathedrals, Inca temples and breathtaking ruins of the original city of Cusco, including Kenko, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman. Cusco is also the gateway for the awe-inspiring ancient city of Machu Picchu. Despite its popularity among tourists, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu still retains an air of mystery and authenticity.
4. Canada - The Rockies
Journey through the Great White North, experience the wonder of Western Canada and the Rocky Mountains. Embark on the road trip of a lifetime through the National Parks of British Columbia and Alberta for some of the most spectacular alpine scenery you’re ever likely to see. Canada truly is a magical destination just waiting to be discovered.
Must-See Highlight: Canada is full of natural wonders, such as Banff - Canada’s first ever national park and along the spectacular route to Banff town, you can stop to take a Snowcoach ride on the Athabasca Glacier.
Take time to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver, with its stunning coastal location and mountainous backdrop, British Columbia’s capital has the perfect blend of culture and scenic beauty.
5. USA - The Grand Canyon
From epic road trips like Route 66 and sunshine breaks in California and the Golden West Coast, to seeing New England in the Fall and snowy Alaska on an ocean cruise, the USA is a bucket-list of choices in itself.
Must-See Highlight: Drive from East to West across 8 states on Route 66, taking in Chicago, Las Vegas, and LA and take in the biggest highlight of them all – the Grand Canyon. The stuff of movies, the Grand Canyon is a staggering assault on the senses due to its sheer scale and Grand Canyon National Park is the perfect setting to explore the sight of millions of years of geological history, especially at sunrise and sunset.
6. South Africa - A Safari Game Drive
If you’re planning a special holiday, South Africa is a must for any bucket-list and the experience lingers long after any visit. Kariega National Park is a must-see if you want to take in a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience and the Western Cape offers lush winelands, vast beaches, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope and the world-famous Garden Route beneath the landmark of Table Mountain.
Must-See Highlight: A visit to a game reserve in search of the ‘Big Five’ animals is a real contrast to the coastal views of the Garden Route; vineyards and wine-tastings at Stellenbosch and the buzz of Cape Town. Take a walk on the wild side and book an African Safari, as it will get you up close to some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet if you’re lucky enough to spot them. You’ll see an array of magical animals in the company of skilled rangers and will hopefully tick the ‘Big Five’ off your list with a glimpse of elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.
7. Australia & New Zealand - The Great Barrier Reef
If you have extended time off and are thinking of long-haul travel, doubling-up on a trip to Australia and New Zealand is a great way to get value for money. You can fit in stop-overs to Hong Kong and Singapore to make it the ultimate trip of a lifetime.
Must-See Highlight: There is so much choice when it comes to travelling in Australia and New Zealand from tours of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House to watching the sun rise over Ayres Rock and the highlights of Queenstown, Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. However, nothing will beat the highlight of snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef – the colour, silence, intensity and the close-up experience of the marvel of nature at its best is an overwhelming experience and a reminder of the fragility of our increasingly vulnerable planet.
Make your wishlist a reality. Travel has never been more accessible – now is the time to see some of the most iconic attractions in the world. Start planning your bucket-list adventure.
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