Our world is a place full of natural wonders and incomparable beauty. It’s true that we spend most of our lives in a circle delimited by our home, workplace and children’s school, and sometimes we don’t realize that there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered. Sometimes it is necessary to arouse our adventurous spirit and deciding to take our bags and taking the first flight to that special place that we’ve always wanted to know since a long time but we haven’t yet decided to do so. In this interesting article we’ll give you some names that you should write down in your list of places to visit before you die. Let’s have a glance into 30 best places you will love and enjoy visiting in the summer.
30- Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
Its name means “Splendorous Mountain” and it is the place of greater height in all Africa. It’s located in northeastern Tanzania and consists on three inactive united volcanoes: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The place is a wildlife nature reserve and is the perfect place to visit with your family. You can see how lions, antelopes, elephants and giraffes live harmoniously in this paradisaical ecosystem.
29- Niagara Falls (Canada)
With a waterfall of approximately 64 meters, this is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Canada. The beauty of the crystalline Niagara Falls falling thru the rocky cliffs is a view worthy to be seeing. This beautiful place is located on the border between United States and Canada.
28- Grand Canyon (United States)
Hikers across the USA line up every year to find the perfect camping site in this magical canyon in Colorado. This place was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1979. The peculiar forms of carved rock were formed naturally by the passage of the Colorado River during hundreds of years.
27- Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
If you’re a fan of ancient history, surely Egypt is on your list. One of the architectural wonders of the world with an approximate height of 150 meters is one of the favorite places for tourists in Egypt. Pyramid of Guiza was built by order of the Pharaoh Cheops and finished its construction in 2570 before Christ.
26- Pyramid of the Sun (Mexico)
One of the highest pyramids in Central America, located in the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The place is visited annually by large numbers of tourists and is one of the most visited places in Mexico. According to popular stories, if you ask for a wish from the top of the pyramid, the ancient Aztec gods will fulfill your request and fill you with cosmic energy.
25- Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
These cataracts are located in the border of Brazil and Argentina, where they limit the towns of Misiones and Paraná. They are part of the 7 natural wonders of the world and the place is composed of a series of 275 falls of different height. The most imposing and highest-flowing fall is known as the Devil’s Throat.
24- Dead Sea (Israel)
It’s the most salty lake in the world. It’s located between Palestine, Israel and Jordan and is one of the most famous touristic places in the world. Although the concentration of salt in water is so high that it makes life on the lake almost impossible, the healing properties of its waters and gray mud are reason enough for many tourists to take a relaxing bath.
23- Machu Picchu (Peru)
Its name means “Old Mountain” and was the place where an old Inca town existed. According to historical documents, the Chief Inca Pachacútec used to go to rest on his residence on Machu Picchu. At present, the place has become a touristic place and spiritual reunion, where, according to some locals, UFOs can be seen crossing the skies at night.
22- Jeita Grotto (Lebanon)
The place is a real temple carved in stone by nature. It’s located in Jeita, near the capital, Beirut. It can only be visited with small boats and has the largest stalactite in the world, about 120 meters long approximately.
21- Komodo National Park (Indonesia)
Place where the Komodo dragons lives. If you’ve ever wanted to see one of nature’s most fascinating creatures with your own eyes, this is the only place where you can do it.
20- Yellowstone Park (United States)
It is considered the oldest National Park in the world and a real delight for the eyes of visitors. Its spectacular slopes and mild climate make it a favorite place to go for a picnic with your family. One of its most popular attractions is the Old Faithful Geyser, where a stream of boiling water is expelled to the heights.
19- Puerto Princesa’s Underground River (Philippines)
It is the second longest subterranean river in the world and the turquoise color of its waters is undoubtedly one of the greatest attractive of this hidden corner on the planet.
18- Yu Shan (Taiwan)
It is also known as the Jade Mountain and it’s the highest place in Taiwan. The place is a favorite for tourists ‘cause its great diversity of flora and fauna.
17- Black Forest (Germany)
The Black Forest is one of Germany’s most famous natural wonders. Its lush forests are so beautiful that a photo of them would be the perfect postcard. Near the forest there’s a village where you can stay and enjoy the typical gastronomy of Germany. Don’t forget to taste the Black Forest cake when you visit the place.
16- Moher Cliffs (Ireland)
One of the most famous natural viewpoints in the world. Moher Cliffs are massive rock plates that rise more than 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean and have an extension of approximately 8 kilometers. Feeling the breeze on the face and hearing the blow of the waves on the rocks are things that are worth the effort.
15- Swiss Alps (Switzerland)
This is one of the best places in the world for tourists who love ice skating. The Alps are the favorite recreation place of almost every inhabitant in Switzerland, especially those who live in the city. Most of Switzerland’s touristic income comes from what it’s produced in the Alps.
14- Mount Vesuvius (Italy)
One of the most emblematic places of ancient history. In the year 79 after Christ, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried in a layer of lava and ashes the city and inhabitants of Pompeii. At the moment you can see how many bodies remain immortalized in stone, as if they’d been carved by the own nature.
13- Pisa Tower (Italy)
This tower is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa. Its construction began in the year 1173 and since then it has been inclining progressively. It has an approximate height of 55 meters and its inclination is about 4 degrees. The place is one of the most emblematic icons of Italy, and it’s almost inevitable wanting to eat a pizza after hearing its name.
12- Eiffel Tower (France)
When we think on France, we think on the Eiffel Tower. This place has become a true icon of the city of Paris. This monument, located in front of the Shore of Seine River, is the perfect place for couples in love and art lovers to find something of inspiration. On your visit to Paris, don’t forget to taste bread, cheese and wine. You won’t regret it at all.
11- Big Ben (England)
Another iconic place in the world, Big Ben, a clock overlooking the Palace of Westminster in London. Tourists visiting London cannot stop taking selfies on the world’s largest 4-sided clock. Surely you cannot help it either.
10- Easter Island (Chile)
Also known as Rapa Nui Island, it’s undoubtedly a mandatory touristic reference in Chile. Despite its beautiful diversity of flora and fauna, its main attraction are the Stone Giants, which according to some legends, were carved by extraterrestrials.
9- Panama Canal (Panama)
If you are a fan of navigation or you are attracted to great engineering works, then you should not miss one of the most famous sea routes in the world and one of the greatest achievements of engineering in modern times. Don’t forget to visit other tourist sites in the city of Panama.
8- Cartagena (Colombia)
A colorful city located near the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Its colonial architecture houses and the friendliness of its inhabitants will surely steal a piece of your heart. The place is also renowned for the beauty of its women.
7- Angel Falls (Venezuela)
The highest in the whole world. Known as the Kerepakupai Vená by the indigenous tribes living near the place, the Angel Falls posses a total height of 979 meters. In 1962, UNESCO declared it Patrimony of the Humanity. It’s one of the natural destinations preferred by travelers in the world.
6- Great Reef Barrier (Australia)
It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and one of the main places in the world for surfing and diving. If you are an eco-tourism lover this is the perfect place for you. This place is located on the east coast of Queensland, Australia and has an approximate extension of 2000 kilometers, where more than 3000 coral reefs reside.
5- Hawaii (United States)
This volcanic island is one of the main tourist attractions in the USA. If you’re looking for the best place in the world to surf, there’s no better place than Hawaii. You cannot miss this one on your list of places to visit before you die.
4- Ibiza (Spain)
This island in the Mediterranean Sea posses beaches of unsurpassed beauty in the world. It has a coastal extension of 210 kilometers and a great diversity of different ecosystems. In addition to its beaches, the large number of nightclubs and parties everywhere attract large masses of young tourists to this place every year.
3- Miami (United States)
One of the favorite places to escape, especially for Cubans. This coastal city located in the south of the USA is famous for its beaches, parties and lots of beautiful women. It‘s considered the cleanest city in the United States and one of the most important economical touristic centers in the world.
2- Nassau (Bahamas)
It’s the main hub of commerce and tourism in Bahamas. Its beautiful beaches have made it a benchmark for tourists and even for many Hollywood directors looking for the perfect beach to film their movies. The place is so beautiful, that became home of several Hollywood stars, as Sean Connery.
1- Maldives (Maldives)
Maldives is a touristic country made up of 1200 islands, of which only 203 are inhabited. Since the Italians made it their favorite place to go on vacation, the island has experienced a massive migration of tourists ever since. Its main attractions are its colorful and warm waters and the possibility to escape form the bustle of the city.
We hope you have liked this long list with different options to decide. Don’t forget to share this article with other people who are in search of that hidden paradise, in which they can enjoy the vacation of their dreams. In fact that’s our intention, to awaken that adventurer that hides deep inside of you and is waiting for the perfect moment to be free. Life is very short and opportunities are few, so if you haven’t taken a vacation in several years, now is the perfect time to talk to your boss and say: Chief, I’m going on vacation! Every minute you lose, it will be one minute less in your life and an instant less that you can take advantage of to visit new places, to know other cultures and to taste different flavors. The world is a range of possibilities; there are still other beautiful places that may not appear on this list, so it’s up to you to find that special place where you can enjoy with your family the best memories of your life. So what are you waiting for? Prepare your bags and take the first flight that takes you to that special destination.