Traveling is always great, but sometimes you want to experience something totally new and unlike any of your other vacations. If you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, try one of these extraordinary activities.
Get Up-Close To Wild Whales—Baja California Sur, Mexico
The beautiful lagoons of Baja California Sur offer an unmatched whale-watching experience. Every year, from mid-January to mid-April, gray whales pass through this region as they migrate to Alaska. Whale watching is always an incredible experience but it is truly magical in Baja California Sur. The whales are so friendly and used to human contact that they swim up to boats looking for attention. Mothers even bring their newborn calves to get some human affection, which offers a rare chance for you to pet one of these majestic animals.
Spend The Night In A Haunted Castle—Ireland
Ireland is home to two incredible Ross Castles, both of which are open to the public. But if you like a good fright and things that go bump in the night, head over to the Ross Castle that overlooks the waters of Lough Sheelin in County Meath. At this 16th-century fortress, you get the unique opportunity to spend a night up in the tower. But be warned: your sleep might get disturbed by the castle’s spectral inhabitants. Visitors often report hearing voices whispering in the night or doors opening and closing on their own. Some have even felt an invisible presence sit beside them on the bed.
Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and is renowned for its natural hot springs, black sand beaches, and amazing waterfalls. Chasing waterfalls is one of the most exhilarating ways of exploring the country. You can climb to the top of falls like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and watch the water cascade over the 61-meter (200-foot) drop. You can also take a daring walk behind the rushing falls before moving on to other great waterfalls like Gullfoss and Godafoss.
Canoe With Caimans—Ecuador
If you have ever wanted to experience the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, then book a few nights at one of the eco lodges in Yasuni National Park. Indigenous tribes operate the lodges and tours of this area, which offers a unique chance to learn about their cultural traditions and explore the rainforest in a sustainable way. In addition to hiking, you can go on a guided canoe tour deep into the forest. You will get to paddle among the caimans that lurk in these waters and see other incredible wildlife like toucans, bats, and monkeys.
The world is full of amazing destinations, but these excursions are truly unique and unforgettable. Add them to your travel bucket list today!