Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza defines bucket list goals. Built over 5000 years ago, it’s the oldest and the biggest of the pyramids, the last structure of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that survived. It is a marvel of human engineering and construction, and a defining symbol of the Egyptian world.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is an astonishing relic of China’s history. It is the longest man-made structure in the world, traversing the northern part of China. What was once a huge military line of defence in the past has now become a unique world heritage site and a symbol of China.


Jordan’s rose-coloured sandstone city is an extraordinary experience. On the border of the Arabian desert, hidden in the mountains of the Dead Sea, Petra is one of the most amazing archaeological sites in the world. The city’s architectural beauty comes from the fact that it was directly chiselled from the sandstone mountains. Temples, tombs, and a monastery that you cannot miss!


Rome’s great gladiatorial arena is the most exciting of the city’s ancient sights. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is the perfect example of Roman engineering and architecture. It’s the largest amphitheater in the world and the site of some of the bloodiest and most brutal contests in history.

Chichen Itza

Located in the Yutacan state of Mexico, Chichen Itza is the trace of an ancient Mayan city featuring ruins and architectural wonders that captures the culture and history of the people from the past. For a cultural experience and a chance to discern a significant part of Mayan heritage, this is the right trip.

Machu Picchu

Peru's Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel situated on a mountain of 2,430 meters above sea level, surrounded by panoramic views, that can be reached by a hike on mountain trails or a train trip through the valley of the Urubamba River. It is a complex of palaces and plazas, temples and homes and may have been built as a ceremonial site, a military stronghold, or a retreat for ruling elites.

Taj Mahal

An enormous mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between the 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Janan in memory of his beloved wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art. Nowadays, the Taj Mahal attracts over 3 million visitors each year and has become an unmissable attraction for anyone travelling in India.

Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are the universal symbol of the classical spirit and civilization and form the most significant architectural and artistic complex of the Greek antiquity. The Acropolis in Athens was a military fortress during the Neolithic period, due to its position which offers a great view of the land and sea. Now it’s one of the most important ancient monuments in Europe.

Easter Island

Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to visit one of the most isolated and mysterious islands on Earth? You can not miss the enormous volcanic craters, preserved stone villages, beaches and, in particular, 900 Moai giant stone figures.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of the genius of Khmer, an impressive temple that is stunning for its grand scale and its incredible details. One of the most important archeological sites in Cambodia, the Angkor Wat is considered the largest religious monument in the world.

Grand Canyon

Located in the high desert of northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon will take your breath away with its ever-changing scenery of enormous proportions. Thanks to its forest, painted deserts, sandstone canyons, to the Colorado River and the waterfalls, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Around 5.5 million of people visit the Grand Canyon each year and its 277 miles of superlative beauty.

Aurora Borealis

Every traveller’s bucket list should include viewing the Northern Lights, one of the most naturally spectacular phenomena that have the power of taking your breath away. The Northern Lights are a natural light display in the sky, and the Northwest Territories of Canada, with their open spaces and little light pollution are one of the best places in the world to try to see the most impressive light show.

Loch Ness

Located in the Great Glen which stretches from Inverness, Loch Ness is the longest and deepest of all the loch in the area. One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Loch Ness is by taking a boat cruise or a kayaking trip on the water of the lake where you’ll be able to appreciate the surrounding landscapes and villages and, who knows, maybe even catch a glimpse of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster.

Bagan’s Temples

Built between 1057 and 1287 by a series of kings, this massive expanse of thousands of temples (estimates over 2.000) is one of the most precious archaeological sites in Asia. Bagan’s Temples are the key to experiencing authentic Myanmar’s life and understanding the religious devotion of its people. The most exciting way to see the temples is doing a hot air balloon trip. With over 2000 pagodas and temples spanning across 40 miles of land, it is truly magical to stand in a hot air balloon and to look out over the countryside and the entire complex of Bagan.

Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are located on the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. If you are searching for an immersive experience in nature, this is the right place thanks to the possibilities to walk into the woods and to the proximity of the immensity of the Iguazu waterfalls in the Iguazu River.


Wherever you visit, Patagonia maintains an exclusive, secretive charm. Well known for its picturesque mountains, grassland and windswept coastlines, Patagonia is famous for its precious wildlife that never fails to astonish. It is the perfect bucket list material, including watching the Perito Moreno ice dam break, the whale watching or biking the Torres del Paine Circuit.

Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Do you dream of seeing whales? The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park in Québec is one of the best whale-watching sites in the world. Not only you can admire these magnificent animals, but you can also see Québec’s famous coastal landscapes.


The Himalayas are the world’s mightiest mountain system, containing nine of world’s ten highest peaks and stretching more than 2,500 km across India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tibet. Associated with high adventures and mountaineers, this place is like no other, with its remote and majestic scenery.

Victoria Falls

Commonly referred to as “the smoke that thunders” due to the columns of spray that can be seen from miles away, the Victoria Falls are one of the greatest attractions in Africa and the most spectacular natural beauty on the Zambezi River. Considered as the largest fall in the world, is a must-see.

Great Blue Hole

A giant underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize, the Great Blue Hole is one of the most famous destinations for scuba divers that are attracted by the chance of diving in crystal-clear waters and see millions of species of marine life including spectacular coral formations and tropical fish.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is one of the most famous African’s parks and is synonymous with wildlife and outstanding African scenery. It’s Tanzania’s oldest park and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Furthermore, it’s home to the spectacular wildebeest migration and offers wildlife viewing throughout the year.

Louvre Museum

Unquestionably one of the most excellent art galleries in the world, the Louvre Museum contains thousands of classic and modern masterpieces. As a symbol of the French culture and a testament to European art history, it’s not surprising that it’s also the most visited art gallery in the world. Every trip to France’s capital deserves a visit to the Louvre to discover the wealth of treasure it contains.

Blue Lagoon

Surrounded by fantastic nature, the Blue Lagoon is an oasis of relaxation set in the pure heart of the Icelandic landscape. It is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, and it’s not hard to understand why. The beautiful milky-blue opaque water contrasts with the surrounding black lava field covered with green moss. Combined with its excellent location and its relaxing pools with their rich skin nourishment, the Blue Lagoon quickly became one of Iceland’s most visited attractions.

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) are five brightly coloured and beautiful fishing villages on an unforgiving stretch of the Ligurian coast. The vibrant colour of the Mediterranean, the wild coastline with the tiny towns placed like puzzle pieces on the cliffs make the Cinque Terre an incredible sight.


Pompeii is an ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Two thousand people died, and the town was abandoned for many years. When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748, they were surprised to find that Pompeii was practically intact under a layer of dust and debris. Thanks to the buildings, artifacts and skeletons found in the buried city we were able to discover a lot about everyday life in the ancient world.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the official residence of the Pope and one of the greatest treasure of the Vatican city. Not only it is known for its decoration, but also for being the temple in which popes are chosen and crowned. What captures the attention of the Sistine Chapel is not only its architecture but in particular the frescoes that completely cover the ceiling and the walls. All the frescoes of the roof of the Sistine Chapel are the work of Michelangelo.


Italy is full of charm, but nowhere can be compared with Venice, the floating city. Not only it is known for its canals, its art and its rich cultural heritage, but it’s one of the world's most romantic destinations. Take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice.

Sagrada Familia

The basilica Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s most famous landmark and one of the city’s most impressive sights. One of the world’s most prized architectural marvels, despite the fact that the Gaudi’s construction has not yet been completed. This Church will leave you breathless, not only because of its giant size but primarily because of its pioneering architecture, which perfectly shows off the genius of Antoni Gaudì. Although the outside is a work of art, the interior of Sagrada Familia is inspired by nature. The columns seem tree trunks, giving the idea of being in a forest instead of inside a Church.

Salar de Uyuni

It’s the world’s most significant and most unusual surface area. One of the things we insist you get on your bucket list is the stunning Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia. A salt flat is an expanse of ground that is covered with salt and other minerals that make incredible patterns and visual wonders. The Bolivian salt flats are just fabulous, and they need to be discovered to be believed.


There are few places in the world that can be compared to the incredible landscape of the Sahara, the most extensive hot desert in the world. Its landscape is so vast that it’s impossible to judge the distance. The colour palette makes it difficult to distinguish specific forms, and the intense sunlight that reflects on the sand will show you things that don’t exist.

Antelope Canyon

The unbelievable beauty of Antelope canyon waits for the adventurous traveller who wants to discover one of the most spectacular attractions. These impressive caves, the spiral rock arches, and stunning colours make the caves look seriously of another planet.

Mount Fuji

A beautiful snow-capped rising from the earth, Mt. Fuji is the highest of Japan’s mountains. The mountain may seem more beautiful seen from a distance, but the views on clear days and the experience of climbing it during the early morning hours is an experience that you won’t forget.

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