Are you a travel enthusiast searching for new, exotic destinations to explore? If so, look no further. You never know how amazing the world truly is until you find yourself in places that you didn’t know existed. Here are ten exotic travel destinations that you never knew you needed on your bucket list:
- Bora Bora (or Tahiti… or Taha’a)
You honestly can’t go wrong if you land anywhere in French Polynesia. Across Bora Bora, Tahiti and Taha’a alike you will find endless waterfalls, lagoons, black-sand beaches and even extinct volcanoes. From pictures alone, most people can’t distinguish the three islands.
- Petra, Jordan
Spread across a sandy landscape, the lost city of Petra, nicknamed “Rose City,” houses countless tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs. If the picture below looks familiar, it’s probably because several scenes from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed here!
- Cano Cristales, Columbia
Commonly referred to as the most beautiful river in the world, this Colombian wonder boasts a riverbed of colors such as green, blue, yellow, red and black. If ever in South America, don’t dare miss out on visiting the “Liquid Rainbow.”
- Lake Baikal, Russia
For all of the ice-lovers out there, how deep is your love? Drive, bike, walk, run, kayak or skate over the world’s oldest and deepest lake if you dare!
Famed for its beautiful beaches, vibrant coral reefs and forested volcanic mountains, Bali is magical. Its alluring weather and serene atmosphere make it Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination.
- Gozo, Malta
The enchanting island of Gozo is just one of many that make up the Maltese archipelago. Known for its rural hiking paths, scuba-diving sites, beaches and Ġgantija Temple ruins, there are tons of sceneries to explore.
Located off the coast of East Africa, Seychelles is known for its nature reserves and rare wildlife. If you’re looking for an idyllic destination, look no further.
- Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
As if the world’s largest salt flat wasn’t impeccable enough, a mirror effect is created after the rain. This destination is nothing short of a travel lover’s paradise.
A list of exotic destinations wouldn’t be complete without mention of Fiji. An archipelago of more than 300 islands, Fiji is renowned for its landscape of palm-lined beaches and blue lagoons. With eco-activities like surfing, soft coral diving, mountain climbing and zip lining, there’s something for everyone to choose from.
- Pemba Island, Zanzibar
There’s an underwater hotel. Need I say more?
Written by: Arianna J. Goolsby, Staff Writer, Modern Domestic