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10 Truly Amazing Places To Visit Before You Die

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Introduction to Places To Visit Before You Die

Travelling is an intelligent way to make yourself smarter and healthier. Many people mistakenly think that travelling is only for the rich.

However, it is a commitment. Whatever your goals and affordability, you can achieve your dreams by travelling. Whether locally or internationally, you should think of travelling at least once in your lifetime.

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There are countless places to visit before you die. You can’t afford to miss to explore some of these once-in-lifetime destinations packaged with the best surprises and simple pleasures.

When you want to travel the world, which is a beautiful idea, and you’re creating a bucket list, make sure to include these ten amazing places.

Santorini, Greece

The Santorini volcanic island is among the best scenic places in the world. It is known for beautiful pebble beaches, dramatic vistas, and the best place to view inspiring sunsets. You can view beautiful and heart-warming sunsets from Oia.

The villages on Santorini island, situated high along the cliffs, have a lot to offer. Not only will you get a chance to see the ancient ruins and the traditional architecture, but you will also get to explore the best of the authentic wineries.

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

You can reach this island either by ferry or airline charter, and the best time for a visit is between May and October.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Taj Mahal brings in about eight million visitors a year. While it was constructed in the 1600s, this white, marble-domed mausoleum remains an exciting enigma in Indian’s history.

Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra

If you opt to visit the Taj Mahal from Delhi, you’ll take three hours with your private car, four hours by bus, or two hours by train. That’s the typical travel time if you’re on a day trip. The ideal time to travel is between October to March. That’s the time when the weather is cool and perfect for strolling in the morning and afternoon around the Taj Mahal.

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It is important to note that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Only the Muslims attending their prayers in the afternoon are allowed.

Unlike wearing bikinis on the beach, it would be best if you dressed up with modesty since the Taj Mahal is a highly revered place.

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Spanning over three states, Yellowstone National Park features spectacular sites you should view. The park features several geysers – like the Old geyser – and hot springs – like the Mammoth Hot Springs – that make this place a truly amazing site to visit.

Yellowstone National Park, USA imge credit Jerry
Yellowstone National Park, USA image credit Jerry

You can’t afford to miss the experience in broad Lamar Valley, where you can get the best view of the pack of wolves.  While at the pack, there are several places you can stay, including the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, and the Old Faithful Inn.

You can also enjoy the camp’s best camping experiences since it has 12 developed camping grounds, including Grant Village, Mammoth, and Canyon.

Machu Picchu In Peru

Macchu Peru is located on top of the high Andes Mountains where the old Inca city was. While it’s one of UNESCO heritage sites, it is also an impressive collection of ruins, most probably the best there is on the planet.

Machu Picchu In Peru
Machu Picchu In Peru

During the peak season, Machu Peru is always crowded. Therefore, if you want to take a hike along Inca Trail – which is among the most popular hiking sites– you want to book your spot early enough so that you don’t miss this extraordinary experience. You are also free to hike other places, including the Jungle in Inca and the Salkantay trek. These two sites are popular among most hikers.

You’ll get to have the best experience of adrenaline-fueled activities from zip-lining to rafting, biking, and hiking.

Grand Canyon, United States

The naturally beautiful Grand Canyon is a spectacular geological wonder that is the most amazing in the world to date. It is the most visited landmark in America because of its beautiful formations and massive gorges. This is a place that you will have a thrilling experience, and so make sure you load your roof rack with all the gear you’ll need for a strenuous hiking activity on the Rim.

Grand Canyon, United States
Grand Canyon, United States

Most guide companies are ready to offer you rafting trips across River Colorado. Don’t miss this experience – it’s one you’re not likely to forget.

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You can mostly enjoy these activities when there are no large crowds and when the temperatures are more relaxed. That makes March to May ideal times of visit.

Yosemite National Park In The USA

Yosemite National Park is tucked away in east-central California, amidst the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Each year, well over 3 million people visit the park and it’s known for its abundant wildlife, granite cliffs, and waterfalls. Most hiking enthusiasts target covering several miles of streams, roads, and, most of all, hiking trails in Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park In The USA
Yosemite National Park In The USA

During your stay, you’ll expect to encounter many creatures, including bats, black bears, bighorn sheep, and mule deer.
While at the park, remember to explore the best landmarks at Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Half Dome.

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands is the home of the rarest animals and the fascinating plants. Galapagos constitutes 19 islands massively extending 1000 km over the coastal area of South America.

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands

If you are a naturalist or a historian, December to May is an ideal time for travel. Although, you’re still likely to encounter a wide variety of wildlife between July and August because they are equally active during this time.

You can explore the islands by boat, and book well in the earlier months before your trip. That will help you secure a great sport, especially when the crowd is nowhere close to slim.

You can’t get out of this place without visiting the famous research centre by Charles Darwin to learn about the breeding program of the giant tortoise and snorkelling to get a good view of the marine wildlife.

The Giza Pyramids In Egypt

These great pyramids, built for Pharao’s resting place long ago, lie just outside Cairo – the Egyptian capital. These pyramids can be counted among the original top 7 world’s wonders.

The Giza Pyramids In Egypt
The Giza Pyramids In Egypt

This area is enormous, and so you want to get a car for your tour – probably hiring, not forgetting to bring along the guide book. You don’t want to get lost in this large area where most of the tombs and landmarks aren’t marked. Khufu’s great pyramid, for example, has more than a million blocks. That’s huge!

Other popular sites include Khfre, Menkaure, and Sneferu pyramids.

Dolomites, Italy

It is another top hiking destination in the world. The Dolomites, which are mountain ranges and form part of the Italian Alps, are found in northeastern Italy. This region provides thriller hiking experiences. However, you need to know that floods, landslides, and avalanches are likely to occur.

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Dolomites, Italy
Dolomites, Italy

Mountain climbers and skiers frequent the Dolomites. There’s a lot to try out, including free climbing, which dates back from the1800s. Free climbing typically means climbing without safety gear. Also, there’s hang gliding, base jumping, and paragliding.

You don’t want to leave the Dolomites without visiting the Rocca Pietore next to the glacier in Marmolada. The Fassa, Gardena, and Badia valley are also a must-visit.

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

Daring divers are not left behind. The Great Blue Hole situated off the coast of Belize is a submarine sinkhole that divers find interesting. The water here is 407 feet deep, and the hole itself is more than 980 feet wide. The best thing is that you can easily see the bottom of the hole from above.

The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole, Belize

You can take a small charter plane over it, and while you look below, you’ll be amazed at how jaw-droppingly beautiful it is. That’s a view you’ll never forget.

Several companies offer small plane and helicopter trips to take you to the top. These trips can take off from different destinations. Most tourists depart from Belize City.

This area also is not only one of the best places you can enjoy scuba diving, but it’s also a scientific, Educational, and Cultural Heritage site of the United Nations. Its incredible natural beauty makes it compare to only a few places in the world.

Finally, since this hole involves a deep dive, it’s important to note that an Advanced PADI Certification will be necessary. With a good dive company and a good dive partner, this experience doesn’t have to be intimidating. You’re meant to enjoy every single bit of it and never have to regret visiting this site.

The Bottom Line

Though you’ve been travelling all year round, almost all your life, there are places you might have missed. We’ve already discussed the ten best amazing destinations above. Include these places in your bucket list and get the best of sunset views, great diving experiences, camping in extraordinary areas. Don’t just travel, but travel well, and call it a life well lived before you die. You can even settle in one of the places.

 

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