Are you looking for ideas for your bucket-list to inspire your next holiday? With so many holiday destinations, activities and experiences to choose from here are a list of 10 things to do that should be on everyone’s itineraries.
10 Bucket-List Holiday Activities:
1. Stroll along the Great Wall of China:
Measuring an epic 21,000 km and built more than 2,000 years ago, this incredible construction is well worth the visit. It’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a major symbol of Chinese culture. You can take a day trip to visit the Great Wall from Beijing.
2. Visit the Roman Colosseum:
Another of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this gladiatorial arena dates to between 70AD and 80AD and has witnessed some of the most gruesome and brutal fights in history. The arena is said to have held up to 80,000 spectators, and you can explore its interior to imagine what this impressive structure would have been like packed with locals baying for blood. Step back in time to admire Roman engineering at its best.
3. Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon:
The sheer size and majesty of the Grand Canyon is something that has to be seen to be believed. Spanning 277 miles, a helicopter ride is the best way to take in this epic American landmark. For thrill-seekers with a head for heights, there’s also the option of bungee jumping out of the helicopter as part of your tour, for an adrenalin rush like no other.
4. Hike to Machu Picchu:
Standing in front of an Incan lost city 2,500 meters above sea level is an ambition of many travellers. The Incas built more than 600 terraces to prevent this city from sliding away down the mountain and designed a water system and temples built to catch rays from the morning sun as it rose. It was abandoned in the 16th Century but remains a fascinating site for those wanting to learn more about ancient Peruvian culture.
5. Sail along Halong Bay:
As one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, no trip to Vietnam is complete without visiting Halong Bay in the northeast of the country. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it attracts more than 10 million visitors every year. Day and overnight cruises are available, following five routes around the bay.
6. Bathe in the Dead Sea:
Surrounded by the relaxing landscape of the Negev Desert, the Dead Sea takes its name from the high levels of salt that are naturally present in the water, meaning that nothing can live in it. This gives the water amazing healing properties, however, and ensures that you can always float.
7. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef:
Admire the views under the sea as you explore the world’s largest coral reef system. You can hire a boat or catamaran and dive, snorkel or sail around to discover more about its incredible ecosystem. If you’d rather spend time on the sand, take a boat trip to Whitehaven Beach along Whitsunday Island-based right in the heart of the reef area.
8. Tour the ruins of Angkor Wat:
Considered the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat in Cambodia was built during the first half of the 12th century and is the pinnacle of the former Khmer kingdom. Stretching more than 400 square kilometers, the best way to experience these famous remains is to hire a guide who can give a detailed history of the temples.
9. Soar over the skies of Dubai:
If you have a head for heights, doing a skydive is a great way to see the iconic Palm Jumeirah, majestic skyline and Arabian desert of the Dubai Emirate. Because of the dry location, you’ll always get sunny skies and views that go on for miles.
10. Admire the Northern Lights:
There are many places from which to see the northern lights across Scandinavia, with many tours offering second and third chances to see them if the weather doesn’t hold out. This natural light display delivered by Mother Nature is sure to take your breath away.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to tick off most if not all of these amazing destinations from your bucket-list. All that’s left to do is to book your next trip!