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Amazing Hidden Holiday Destinations You Never Considered Going, But Should!

Monday, July 10, 2017
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Sydney? Paris, London? Dubai? For some, it’s “Been there, done that!” Where would you go if you’ve already seen some of the most wonderful spots around the world? And for others, it’s their very first time flying abroad. Whether you’ve seen it all, or are a total newbie, what hidden gems would you like to add to your precious travel bucket list?

Check out these Amazing Hidden Holiday Destinations You Never Considered Going, But Should!beautiful, yet hidden travel gems that deserve a shot.

 

Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats), Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike, nearly 11,000-sq.-km. landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands and feels like a miracle to be there!

 

Take a Stroll Through Japanese Paradise, Japan

The Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, Japan is a 470-acre reserve that’s full of burning bush pants, daffodils and a variety of gorgeous flowers that bloom all year-round. You certainly wouldn’t shake your head to this destination wonderland.

 

Let It Go In Pangong Tso Lake, TibetYou’ll feel like a Tibetan monk as you traverse this narrow Himalayan saline lake located between India and Tibet. The mountains are epic and reflected on the bright blue water. You’ll swear you’ve never been this close to heaven in your life.

 

 

Explore The End of The World in Sagres, Portugal

The wind swept town of Sagres in The Algarve in Portugal will transport you to a whole new world where time stood still with very little tourists and the wind and waves rule this little town of Sagres where it has a special and legendary past. explorers were said to have trained in Sagres before setting off discovering new worlds and in ancient times was thought to be the edge of the inhabited world. 

 

 

Escape To The Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, China

It’s one of Wulingyuan, China’s most scenic spots, and is rarely overrun with tourists, which is awesome if you want to visit the stone towers surrounded by thick clouds. It’s so ethereal.

 

 

Sail across the Blue Lagoon, Cyprus

Located to the west of Akamas in the Paphos district. It is an amazing place and the crystal waters in this bay in the Akamas peninsula give you the ability to see the sea depths. Book a sailing trip and enjoy this untouched piece of heaven!

 

 

Pay a visit to a volcanic lake, Russia

It’s located in Kamchatka, Russia at the eastern end of Siberia and may very well be one of the most spectacular landscapes you’ll ever experience. If the weather’s not too crazy, you can actually go down into the crater to Troitskoye Lake. It sounds so dangerous and so much fun too. There is a turquoise lake on top of a volcano!

 

 

Take the Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii

It’s also known as the Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii and you’ll simply have an outer body experience as you hike the steep trail with a wooden ladder spiked into the side of a cliff.  Technically, you’re not supposed to climb it, but people do it, and we’d never dream of stopping a rebel like you.

 

 

Explore the inside of a Horseshoe, USA

The Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is a natural wonder and quite possibly the best tour you’ll ever go on. This is where the Colorado River, which is hundreds of miles long, took a detour to carve out this spectacular natural formation that you simply can’t miss.

 

 

Visit The Halle Forest, It’s Magical, Belgium

Every spring, a dreamlike carpet of bluebells bloom throughout the forest floor in the Belgian woods. When you arrive here, you’ll feel like you’ve crossed into an enchanted forest in a fairy tale. This lovely site is a must for a nature lover like you. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip now.

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Claudia says:

    I dont think I can choose one location over the other as they are all amazing but I am so happy to see my home country, Bolivia, made the list!

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