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The 5 most stunning natural wonders in South America

1. Perito Moreno, Argentina

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Witness one of the most spectacular glacial formations in the world by taking a 45-minute boat cruise up close to the 200-foot south glacial wall. Then walk along the footbridge in front of the glacier for panoramic views of the sublime landscape.

2. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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Explore the sights and wildlife in the Galapagos Islands on this full-day yacht tour from Santa Cruz. Visit Tortuga Bay Beach, La Lobería, Canal del Amor, and Playa de los Perros to see sea lions, marine iguanas, reef sharks, and other marine animals.

3.  Iguazu Falls

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Fly over one of the “Seven Wonders of Nature” on a thrilling helicopter flight above the Iguazu Falls with an experienced guide. Learn about the region’s unique flora and fauna, and get breathtaking views of Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park.

4. The Amazon River

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Discover the wonders of the Amazon rainforest with a 3-night stay at the Juma Eco Lodge in the Juma River reserve. Famous for its primary rainforest, the reserve provides endless opportunities to see wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, river dolphins, alligators, spiders and snakes.

5.  Lake Titicaca

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Experience life on the largest lake in South America on a 2-day tour of Lake Titicaca, widely considered a major cradle of civilization in the Andes. Explore the rich history of the lake and its indigenous groups, including the Inca and Aymara people.

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The 5 most stunning natural wonders in Australia

1. The Great Barrier Reef

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Snorkel among the fish and coral gardens of the outer Great Barrier Reef. With over 24 brand new locations to choose from, you can enjoy a tailored itinerary based on the weather conditions. The destinations will be chosen from sites on Flynn and Milne reef or further north at Norman and Hastings reefs.

2. Uluru

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Experience the extraordinary natural beauty of Uluru (Ayers Rock) on a half-day tour from Ayers Rock Resort. Drive around the base of the monumental rock, visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, see Aboriginal rock art and watch a sensational sunset.

3. Shark Bay

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Experience four incredible days of amazing scenery, adventure, hiking, wildlife interaction and Australian culture on a four day Perth to Monkey Mia adventure.

4. The Twelve Apostles

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See Australia’s most spectacular coastline along the Great Ocean Road. Experience the rock formations of the 12 Apostles. Watch as the bushland meet the sea from the comfort of a small personalized coach with a local driver/guide.

5. Fraser Island

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Discover the remote and untouched western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Swim, hike, snorkel, kayak and more on a full-day adventure.

5 unique cultural experiences only possible in Japan

1. A tea ceremony by a tea master in Kyoto

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Jason Riedy @ Flickr (CC by 2.0)

The meticulous, graceful movements of a tea ceremony are deeply rooted in the facets of Zen Buddhism.

Find one in Kyoto

 

2. Geisha watching in Gion

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David Offf @ Flickr (CC by 2.0)

Japan’s last geisha district is a picturesque neighborhood of wooden houses and steaming tea houses frequented by geisha’s still practicing their art.

Take a tour of Gion

 

3. Watching sumo practice in Tokyo

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Sumo practice

Stretching, slapping, and ceremony: this sport is best experienced close up where you can feel the ground shake from these sprawling giants.

Step inside a sumo stable in Tokyo

 

4. Get an overload of Japanese pop culture in Tokyo

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Maid cafes, honey dolls, and living anime characters in the streets, Tokyo obsession with street fashion has to be seen to be believed.

See Tokyo’s pop culture heart

5.  Take a tour of its most beautiful temples, shrines and gardens

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Upendra Kanda @ Flickr (CC by 2.0)

Japan’s gardens and parks are some of the loveliest in the world thanks to their soothingly harmonious composition.

Take a walk in one of Tokyo’s
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3 breathtaking minutes that will make Indonesia your next holiday destination.

Dotted with active volcanoes and strewn with sandy beaches fading into crystal-clear water: Indonesia is a nation comprised of over 18,000 islands. The variety of landscapes is readily apparent here, as well as its rich cultural and religious diversity.

Did you know Indonesia has the second largest tropical forest track in the world? As travellers, we should promote the preservation of biodiversity while celebrating the cultural heritage all countries have to offer. Share if you agree!