You Won’t Believe These Places Actually Exist

Hand picked adventures from around the globe.

Here are 10 adventures which you have to add to your bucket list…

1. Hike to Glacier Point vista in Yosemite National Park, California.

Glacier Point is an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and High Sierra. It is located 30 miles from Yosemite Valley, with the road ending at Glacier Point (it is a short walk to the viewpoint). For the more experienced adventurers, from mid-December through March, cross-country skiers can experience this view after skiing 10.5 miles.

2. Take a dip in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, Grindavík.

Submerge yourself in the world’s most stunning natural hot spring, deep within Iceland’s pure landscape. The Lagoon harnesses 9 million litres from the deepest depths of the earth, originating 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. The water’s blue colour comes from one of the geothermal’s active ingredients, Silica, and the way it reflects sunlight.

 

3. Raft through the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

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The Spectacular Canyon has been evolving for nearly two billion years, exposing Earth’s geological history as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock. Stretching 277 miles across northern Arizona, Grand Canyon ranges in elevation from 2,400 feet to over 7,000 feet above sea level. In places, it is up to one mile deep and over 18 miles wide.

4.Go to “La Tomatina” in Buñol, Spain.

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The tomato fight of La Tomatina has been a tradition in Buñol since about 1944 or 1945. However, no one is entirely sure of the exact history of this world-famous event! The food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year attracts thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to join in. It has become the ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

5.Hike to Everest Base camp in Nepal.

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The trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people for many who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak. The journey will expose you to the breathtaking scenery that Nepal has to offer, with travelers to the region able to experience the unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way.

6.Take on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, Peru.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a hiking trail in Peru that terminates at Machu Picchu. It consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day, Mollepata being the longest. Located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins.

7.Surf the Eisbach River in Munich.

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Just past a bridge near the Haus der Kunst art museum, the river forms a standing wave about 1 metre high, which is a popular river surfing spot. The wave exists as the result of a mistake in German engineering when they tried to slow the flow of the Eisbach’s water, which comes from the nearby Isar River. Creating a perfect wave even when the flow is low.

8.Climb the active volcano, Cotopaxi in Ecuador.

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On a clear day, Cotopaxi is clearly visible on the skyline from Quito and is part of the chain of volcanoes around the Pacific Ring of Fire. It has an almost symmetrical cone that rises from a highland plain of about 3,800 metres, with a width at its base of about 14 miles. It is also home to one of the few equatorial glaciers in the world.

 

9.Hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti, Tanzania.

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest national park and is famed for its annual migration when some six million hooves cross the open plains. The park covers 5,700 square miles of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands.

 

10. Drive across Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, Bolivia.

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of South America, if not Earth. Situated amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, the salt flat’s legacy comes from a prehistoric lake that went dry. Leaving behind a desertlike, nearly 4,086 square mile landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands.