Life changing travel experiences

You won’t see this big guy on any beach holiday… hopefully. Image: wikimedia.org

Beach holiday? Ski getaway? Shopping trip?

If the usual tourist trail is the last one that you want to follow then it’s time to put a bit of adventure into your next journey.

Zuji.com.au has come up with an inspiring list of the Top 10 Life Changing Travel Experiences:

Travel through Myanmar – This untouched place is on everyone’s list as travellers are urged to visit it before the tourists see to it that Western food outlets and hotel chains get their hands on the hot property.

White water rafting in Nepal – Was Everest a piece of cake? Perhaps riding down some extreme rapids will get the adrenaline pumping next time you’re in Nepal.

Do some soul searching in the Ganges, India – Watch as tens of thousands of people perform religious rituals and purify themselves in the river, however be wary about stepping close to the water which carry’s everything from religious offerings to the city’s sewerage.

Feel skinny next to a 36,000kg humpback whale in Tonga – If swimming with the sharks didn’t get your blood pumping then why not enjoy an encounter with a humpback whale as they migrate to the warm waters of Tonga, one of the only places where you can experience such a swim.

Be mesmerised by the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala – Hidden for almost three centuries by the tropical rainforests of northern Guatemala, these massive ancient ruins will impress even the most worldly of travellers with their limestone palaces and pyramids.

Visit a mountain gorilla in Rwanda – Come face to face with the massive beast in either the Virunga volcanic mountains or the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, but be quick as only fifty travellers can see the gorillas at any one time.

Join the Great Migration in Kenya – See millions of wildebeest and zebras as they journey from the Serengeti to the hills of Masai Mara, but beware as this is not for the faint hearted and blood and guts are almost a guarantee.

See Africa from the top with a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – The six day climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain will make you feel like you’re the king of the world.

Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia – Discover the land that is still so foreign to many through one of the greatest rail journeys. If you want a bit of a change of scenery, then why not transfer to the Trans-Mongolian line and head to Beijing instead.

See the Aurora Borealis in Norway – Visit Norway in winter and experience the spectacular phenomenon of the northern lights, or perhaps head in the other direction and catch the Aurora Australis in Antarctica.

What travel experience changed your life?

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