Okavango Delta, Botswana
Discover the Okavango Delta on foot, via wildlife drive, or by mokoro or motorized boat tours (seasonal)*. Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a labyrinth of glistening lagoons, meandering canals, and overgrown islands filled with animals, lies like a brilliant diamond at the center of the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari’s thirstlands are covered in waterways that are so pure they are known as “the river that never finds the sea” because of their papyrus-lined banks and rich floating islands.
The exquisite red lechwe and reserved sitatunga may be found in this aquatic habitat. Both species are adapted for living both in and out of water. Large herds of elephants and buffalo coexist on the floodplains with lions, cheetahs, leopards, and African wild dogs. The Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, which receives water from a Zambezi River tributary, is a lush garden oasis in the otherwise arid continent. Here, you may find zebras, elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalo, lions, giraffes, and hippos as they graze and drink from the floodplains. The safest place to take it all in is from a dugout boat being steered by a knowledgeable safari guide.
Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, one of the most well-known national parks in America, provides world-class hiking, horse riding, whitewater rafting, and stargazing activities. Nothing can get you ready for the Grand Canyon when you first see it. No matter how many photos or films you’ve seen, to truly appreciate this location’s enormous magnitude, you must view it in three dimensions rather than on paper or a screen. Everyone is overwhelmed by the Grand Canyon.
Nobody could possibly be impressed by it, in my opinion. It is astounding, and its size is astounding. It’s really hard to comprehend just how big this monster is. This is a canyon that is a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep, 277 river yards (446 kilometers) long, and 18 miles (29 kilometers) broad at its widest point. The Grand Canyon, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, cannot be adequately captured in photographs.
These tributary canyons, which make up America’s second-most visited nature reserve (it received an estimated 6.1 million visitors in 2019), are a mile deep, 10 miles wide, and 277 miles long. They were carved by the Colorado River’s strong currents and reveal hundreds of billions of years of rock deterioration dating back to the Precambrian period.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
One of the 11 regions responsible for guarding the Patagonia area, Magallanes, and the Chilean portion of Antarctica is Torres del Paine National Park, which is situated in the furthest south of Chile. Torres del Paine, the largest protected area at 700.43 square miles (1,814.1 square kilometers), is one of four national parks that fall under this category. The Argentine Los Glaciares National Park is located in the north, while Bernardo O’Higgins National Park is located to the north. Glaciers, lakes, hills, and rivers may be found in the national park, which also offers breathtaking beauty.
The Torres del Paine is a magnificent formation made up of three stunning granite summits that line up in a row in the Paine mountain range, the center of the park. The three peaks, which rise to a combined height of almost 8,200 feet, are known separately as Torres d’Agostini, Torres Central, & Torres Monzino (2,500 m). Lakes and glaciers enhance the adjacent valley landscape. The most notable glaciers are Grey, Pingo, and Tyndall, while the most notable lakes are Grey, Pehoe, Nordenskiold, and Sarmiento. The main river that runs through the national park is the Paine River.
Yangshuo, China: Best landscape place in the world
An adventurer’s heaven, this riverbank hamlet in southern China offers hiking, bicycling, and rock climbing opportunities. The pace of life in Yangshuo has been significantly slowed down by tourists in recent years, but outside of the city, farmers manage their bountiful rice fields and locals go about their daily lives unmolested under the shadow of the region’s towering karst mountains. We ride on winding, narrow pathways through the valley on our rented bikes, with the continuously stunning backdrop of those gemstone limestone hills.
We pass through small vegetable gardens, irrigation systems, and ponds filled with soft pink water lilies as we pass through rice fields that are shrieking with springtime green and farmers plowing with buffalo or planting rice. A man on a motorbike is leading a young bison ahead of him as we pass a little farmhouse with hens scratching in the grass. Other motorcyclists are transporting large baskets of young rice plants, and vacant rice paddies that have been filled with water are prepared for planting. The beauty of the sight is doubled thanks to the water’s reflection.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
The capital of the island is Portree, a settlement on the eastern edge of Skye that looks out over a protected harbor. Ben Tianavaig to the south and Suidh Fhinn or Fingal’s Seat to the west are both around 1000 feet (413 and 312 meters, respectively), and Ben Chrachaig to the north is considerably lower (144 meters). The Old Man of Storr, a particularly well-liked trek, is located farther north along the road to Staffin. East of the harbor, the Island of Raasay with its recognizable conical hill, Dun Caan, can be seen.
The fishing community of Portree, which is barely 200 years old, was established at the start of the 19th century by the then-Lord MacDonald. The region around the harbor was known as Portree or Portray for a very long time before King James V (of Scotland) arrived. The title Portree or Port Righ, King’s Port in Gaelic, is what is written on the road markers. The actual origin of its name is Port on the Slope in Gaelic.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
The entire country of New Zealand is endowed with some of the most breathtakingly stunning scenery on earth. Our favorite is Milford Sound, a mountain fiord that extends into the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by steep rock cliffs that are home to a plethora of little waterfalls. It all affected author Rudyard Kipling so much that he gave it the title “The Eighth Miracle of the World.”
Milford Sound, which is consistently rated as New Zealand’s top destination, is a magnificent fiord of unmatched, breath-taking natural beauty located right in the middle of Fiordland National Park. Milford Sound activities and activities largely center on leisurely cruises, kayaking, scenic flights, and alpine hikes in order to see the utter splendor of nature’s majesty in this spectacular, uninhabited environment.
When it rains, Milford Sound comes to life with hundreds of thunderous waterfalls rushing over its sheer cliff walls on both sides of your cruise boat. Milford Sound is equally amazing during the day and during the rain. In the sun, the fiord brightens up for everybody to view its stunning mountains and peaks.