With low-cost travel and budget-friendly accommodation, you can visit some of the most stunning and iconic places the world has to offer. Whether you want to trek through the rainforest in South America, wander through the bustling streets of New York City, sip a cappuccino in Rome or watch the Northern Lights from an igloo in Iceland, it’s all possible.
- The Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Formed by centuries of erosion, the Antelope Canyon is a sight to behold. As the Navajo Sandstone has slowly been washed away, passageways and corridors have formed; giving you the opportunity to explore this exquisite location on foot, by air or even by boat. Unique ‘flowing’ rocks create a stunning visual, which needs to be seen to be believed.
Whether you’re traveling across the US to Arizona, flying in from overseas or visiting from in-state, you won’t be disappointed by what the Antelope Canyon has to offer. Set on Navajo land, there are a range of tours available, and you can even combine your visit with an aerial tour of other nearby landmarks.
- The Great Blue Hole, Belize
Drawing snorkelers and scuba divers from all over the world, the Great Blue Hole is one of the world’s enduring mysteries. Set within the Lighthouse Reef, the Great Blue Hole stretches 318 meters wide and is over 120 meters deep. Given World Heritage Status by UNESCO, the Great Blue Hole is routinely referred to as one of the best places to visit on Earth, and you’ll soon see why. As scientists continue to explore this mysterious cavern, you’ll have the chance to dive into its depths too.
With crystal-clear waters and a wide range of marine species, diving at the Great Blue Hole is an unforgettable experience. Of course, you’ll need some diving experience before you can tick this one off of your bucket list, so make sure you’ve got at least 24 dives logged before you book.
- Glacier National Park, Montana
Filled with alpine lakes, stunning vistas, glacier-topped peaks and backed by the Rockies, Glacier National Park offers some of the most stunning scenery in the US. Covering over 1,500 square miles of land, you’ll need to make repeated trips if you want to touch the surface of what Montana has to offer. The well-known Going-to-the-Sun road crosses through the park and gives out-of-this-world views of the lakes, waterfalls, valleys and mountain goats, whilst the 700 miles of hiking trails give you endless options when it comes to exploring the Park on foot.
With dedicated camping, trekking, canoeing, biking, and kayaking facilities, you’ll never run out of things to do in the picturesque wilderness of Montana and the Glacier National Park.
- Disneyland, California
If you want to celebrate America’s most iconic animator, Disneyland is the ultimate place to do it. Featured eight theme lands, a host of Disney characters, rides, and shows, Disneyland, California is the perfect destination for people of all ages. Ideal for families and grown-up Disney fans, you can explore the park, stay in the Disneyland Hotel, visit the Pixar Pier and take a trip to the Disney California Adventure Park.
Whether you want to wander around the Disney Gallery, explore Chip n Dale’s Treehouse, meet the Disney Princess, visit Star Wars: Path of the Jedi or ride the Millennium Falcon, you won’t be disappointed. With something to offer everyone, you can save on Disneyland tickets and have the holiday of a lifetime too. What’s not to love?
- The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
As the largest collection of coral reefs anywhere in the world, it’s not surprising the Great Barrier Reef is on everyone’s must-see list. One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, this mesmerizing collection is so large it can be seen from space. Spanning over 1,400 miles, the Great Barrier Reef is a stunning place to explore.
Attracting snorkelers and divers from all over the world, the Great Barrier Reef gives you the chance to swim alongside rare fish and marine life, whilst a tour aboard a glass-bottomed boat will let you see the Reef in all its glory. Whether you view it from an underwater observatory or from the air via a dedicated helicopter tour, however, you see the Great Barrier Reef; you won’t be disappointed.
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Situated to the northeast of Tahiti, Bora Bora may be one of the most picturesque locations in the world. Its main island features white, sandy beaches alongside two extinct volcanoes; giving a stunning mountainous view from wherever you are. Surrounding by a lagoon and barrier reef, there are endless opportunities to explore the underwater world surrounding Bora Bora.
With a range of resorts and hotels on the island, you may want to opt for an over-water bungalow to truly experience the delights of Bora Bora. Fortunately, there are over-water bungalows, resorts and villas to suit all budgets, so Bora Bora remains a spectacular, yet accessible, destination.
- Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is one of the most popular natural attractions in the world. With six principal gorges, every view offers you a unique experience of the Zambezi River. As well as the two National Parks situated at the Falls, the Zambezi National Park stretches 40 miles alongside the river, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the natural wildlife too. Home to white rhinos, elephants, giraffes, Cape buffalo, Grant’s zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, baboons, and monkeys, combining a trip to the National Parks with a visit to Victoria Falls is the ultimate African experience.
Named Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls is an iconic tourist destination, and one remains unspoiled by landscaping. Prepare for the spray as the entire volume of the Zambezi River crashes over the Falls and watch the spectacular view of the gorges from Knife-Edge Bridge. With numerous tours to take, helpful guides to explore with and endless sights to behold, any trip to Victoria Falls is sure to be unforgettable.
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