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Natural Wonders Around the World to Visit: An Adventure Awaits

Anne April 19th, 2024
Natural Wonders Around the World to Visit: An Adventure Awaits



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You're probably familiar with the 7 wonders of the world. But do you know anything about the 7 natural wonders? These are incredible locations around the world displaying some of the most unique and awe-inspiring landscapes in the world.

From tumbling waterfalls to towering mountains, this travel guide will give you a bucket list of marvelous places to visit to experience nature's wonders including nearby restaurants, resorts, and landmarks you can't miss. As you engulf yourself in all that Mother Nature has to offer, be prepared for your trip by exchanging your currency before you get to your destination.

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1. Canada: The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the world's most stunning phenomenons, captivating hearts and minds for thousands of years. These dancing ribbons of light are created when Earth's magnetic field stops energized particles from the sun, which some people refer to as 'the holy grail of skywatching.' Canada is one of the best places to visit to see aurora borealis.

What time will the Northern Lights be visible in The Great White North? If you're anywhere near:

You'll see the aurora between 10 PM and 2 AM.

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2. Mexico: Parícutin Volcano
Parícutin Volcano in Mexico

The Parícutin Volcano is the world's youngest cinder cone volcano. Its unprecedented eruption lasted from 1943 to 1952, resulting in lava-covered structures and fascinating geological formations. You can rent a horse-guided tour of Parícutin for around $30.

Once you've reached the summit, you'll want to descend to:

If you're planning on hiking all 12 miles to the summit, don't forget to bring a jacket (even during the summer). The weather can get cold and windy fast!

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3. Brazil: Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is steeped in natural wonder. It's also home to the largest bay in the world, surrounded by granite outcroppings like Sugarloaf Mountain.

The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro (also called Guanabara Bay) is scattered with beaches just begging for a visit. While you're there, stop by:

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4. Nepal: Mount Everest
Mount Everest in Nepal

Mount Everest needs no introduction. As the world's tallest mountain above sea level, it's a must-see on any bucket list.

You don't have to be a hiker to enjoy Mount Everest — you can take bus tours, burro tours, and even helicopter tours of the area. While you're taking in the majesty of the Mountain, be sure to stop by:

Keep in mind that many parts of Nepal are rural and rugged at best. It's a good idea to come prepared and go with a friend who's familiar with the area.

Currency Tip: Haggling is a sign of respect in Nepalese culture. Don't be afraid to engage with market vendors!


5. Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls plummets 5,604 feet into the Zambezi River. Sometimes called 'The Smoke That Thunders,' it's a natural wonder you can't afford to miss.

You'll have five 'smaller' falls to choose from in this area:

  1. Devil’s Cataract
  2. Main Falls
  3. Rainbow Falls
  4. Horseshoe Falls
  5. Eastern Cataract (the only one in Zambia)

 You can see these falls from locations like:

Looking for something even more adventurous? Consider bungee jumping off the side of the bridge.

Currency Tip: Other than the Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWL), the British Pound and South African Rand are also widely accepted.


6. Australia: Great Barrier Reef
Australia Great Barrier Reed

The Great Barrier Reef is a coral reef ecosystem spanning 133,000 square miles. There are 2,500 coral reefs and 900 islands in all — meaning you'll never run out of things to explore.

You'll find the Great Barrier Reef in the northeastern half of Australia, stretching from Cape York down to Bundaberg. While visiting, don't forget to explore:

Currency Tip: Tipping in Australia is customary and typically is added directly to your bill.


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