Everyone’s definition of travel and vacation may be different. Some of you may like to explore the ancient architecture in Europe, while others prefer to hike some of the highest mountain peaks around the globe. No matter what kind of travel enthusiast you are, we all know that nothing beats the satisfaction of packing your bags and heading for a vacation. However, 2020 and the year after have not been very fascinating for travel enthusiasts with travel restrictions and lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with things slowly getting back on track, maybe it’s time to pack your bags again. We’ve compiled the list of top 9 must-try bucket list expeditions in 2022.
The popular Incan Citadel, situated in the Andes mountain region in Peru, might be on every adventure enthusiast’s bucket list. The five-day trek covers the entire twenty-six-mile Inca trail. The Inca trail is one of the popular trails to climb the Machu Pichu mountain. However, people who don’t wish to hike the trail can also access the famous site via bus. A trek to the Machu Pichu is one of the most popular expeditions to try this year.
Imagine five hundred kilometers of uninhabited coastline, full of nothing but wrecked ships and skeletons of centuries-old animals. Exploring a place like that feels like your thing? Then the skeleton coast in Namibia must be on your bucket list. Experience the thrill of scuba diving amongst the wrecked ships and explore the white sand coastline full of animal skeletons. Spending a night in the shipwreck lodge (lodge designed as a wrecked ship) is a unique experience you can have.
New Zealand boasts of the ten best walks, and the Milford Track is the ultimate one among them. The typical four-day hike of 53.5 km spread across the Fiordland National Park offers you outstanding views of the forests, icefields, lakes, and picturesque waterfalls. The Mackinnon Pass at the top, standing tall at the height of 1154m, offers a panoramic view, making the hike worth it.
There is no way we would miss the classic northern lights in this list. Visiting the countries within the arctic circle is already a memorable experience in itself. Spending a night under the Northern lights in the Lapland region of Finland is like icing on the cake. However, you must consider several factors if you wish to watch the Northern lights. Weather conditions, time of the year, location, etc., play a crucial role. So, make do thorough research before you begin your Arctic expedition.
If you are an adventure enthusiast and have been to Iceland before, you know that place is a paradise for thrill-seekers. Iceland is blessed with a diverse landscape consisting of beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, active volcanoes, and geysers. However, the two breathtaking ice caves, Svínafellsjökull and Skaftafellsjökull, situated in the Vatnajökull National Park, are must-visit spots. The entire national park offers something for all adventure lovers consisting of elfish woodlands and ice-capped volcanoes.
Here’s the next breathtaking adventure trip in the Galápagos Islands. These are a renowned group of Ecuadorian islands in the pacific. Also, they are home to very diverse and magnificent wildlife, especially the enormous green sea turtle. These turtles weigh around 700 pounds with a shell in the shape of a heart and massive heads. Snorkeling in these islands allows you to swim alongside these magnificent sea turtles and other creatures.
Switzerland is known for its scenic beauty, and what better way than viewing it from the top flying high like a bird? Fly your way in the skies of the Interlaken region of Switzerland, which is famous for paragliding locales. Interlaken also has a proud nickname as the adventure capital of Switzerland. You can also indulge in other winter adventures like skiing and night sledding apart from paragliding. Get ready to view the winter wonderland from a different angle altogether.
The southern region of British Colombia in Canada is full of giant snow-capped mountains and wilderness. You won’t find people or civilization for miles and miles of distance. Luckily the Heli-hiking service drops you and other fellow trekkers at some of the picturesque hiking trails. Heli hiking gives you the advantage of accessing some hard to climb spots in the mountain region. A bird’s eye view from a chopper and hiking the beautiful milky white mountains? Sign us up.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have viewed the fierce snow leopard, as there are only around 6500 of them left in the entire world. These snow leopards usually find a home in the most inhospitable cold cliffs, at least above 3000m. The Hemis National Park in Ladakh, India, has gained immense popularity lately as the snow leopard capital of the world. The national park is home to hundreds of them in their natural habitat. This expedition gives you full bragging rights for viewing this rare wildcat.
Those were some of the must-visit expeditions on your bucket list. Though the list of adventures worldwide is limitless, we’ve compiled the best of best for you. Hopefully, the article helps you gain a better insight into various places and plan your next adventure this year.