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The weirdest places on earth you have to visit at least once

The best thing about traveling the world is the ability to discover places that aren’t very well known but should be. Nowadays, media is omnipresent and all-powerful, but one thing it still cannot deliver is the happiness that travel brings.

Even the greatest travelers have often admitted that it is impossible to explore all the gems this planet has to offer. Whether you prefer to go on an adventure or have a spiritual experience, there are places on earth that are simply breathtaking. Read on for some of the most fascinating and bizarre places on the planet you can visit on your next trip.

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1. The Twisted Forest

Location: Poland
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $450*

Gryfino Forest (or the Crooked Forest) is a very famous tourist destination. Visitors come from all over the world to see this very special forest whose trees grow both straight and twisted. The trees were planted around 1930 and for some reason they all started growing crooked.

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Some believe the entire forest was deliberately cultivated this way, while others believe it was caused by some sort of natural phenomenon. Whatever the cause, we strongly advise you to prepare your tickets for Poland and visit this “macabre” forest

2. Socotra Island

Location: Yemen
Best time to visit: Fall-Winter
Price for a week: $400*

Socotra Island is one of the most beautiful and pristine islands in the world. The island is famous for its blood-red trees and surreal landscapes filled with towering sand dunes and canyons, making it one of the most beautiful UNESCO sites in the world.

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Socotra Island can be visited at any time of the year but we recommend going in autumn or winter. As far as the budget is concerned, the cost of living in Yemen is relatively reasonable, so you can have a worry-free stay with your family!

3. Christ of the Abyss

Location: Italy
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

The Christ of the Abyss is a bronze statue placed on the seabed in the bay of San Fruttuoso (Camogli). It is located in the heart of the Portofino Marine Park and is one of the most famous attractions on the Ligurian coast. If you haven’t seen it in real life, you may have already come across this statue on social networks. It must be said that the statue is very impressive. 

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In addition to spending your vacation in Italy, you will have the opportunity to see the statue up close, yes, up close! You will be able to dive to swim with the fish but also to get closer to the statue. And don’t forget your GoPro!

4. Stonehenge

Location: United Kingdom
Best time to visit: Spring-Summer
Price for a week: $650*

Visiting Stonehenge is high on the list of things to do for tourists in the UK (and for Brits themselves). Around 800,000 people choose to visit Stonehenge every year and believe us, you wouldn’t want to miss this visit for anything! 

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You should know that the stones were erected in 2800 BC. Of course, the site has been modified over time. But for the biggest history buffs, Stonehenge is a place that you must visit at least once in your life! 

5. The Cave of Crystals

Location: Mexico
Best time to visit: Spring 
Price for a week: $400*

The Cave of Crystals is nestled 290 meters underground and is topped by a huge mountain. Since its discovery by mining company Industrias Peñoles, the underground chamber has attracted researchers from around the world, seducing them with both its rare beauty and scientific mystery.

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The decor in the cave is simply surreal, you will see crystals that will be twice or even three times your size, enough to make you dizzy. This little trip will also give you the opportunity to visit Mexico, so what do you say?

6. Easter Island

Location: Chile
Best time to visit: Summer-Winter
Price for a week: $450*

Easter Island is a volcanic island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and marks the southeast corner of the Polynesian Triangle. The island is not very big and there are 887 Moai (monolithic human statues carved by the Rapa Nui people). The island’s landscape is barren and treeless, which makes the presence of the Moai even more imposing and unique.

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It’s a very interesting experience that awaits you on this island which is located in the middle of nowhere. Be careful though, because it is strictly forbidden to touch the Moai, the last person to have tried to steal a piece of ear from one of the Moai received a fine of more than 15,000 dollars…

7. The Giant’s Causeway

Location: United Kingdom
Best time to visit: Summer-Autumn
Price for a week: $700*

The Giant’s Causeway is steeped in myths and legends. The setting is spectacular and the waves of the Atlantic add incredible charm to the landscape. It forms a jagged promontory of neat columns that point towards Scotland. You will have the opportunity to walk along the basalt columns which are located by the sea a little over a kilometer from the entrance to the site.

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Still prepare a small budget for your vacation in the United Kingdom, compared to other destinations, your stay will have a cost that must be taken into account. Luckily for you, the cost will be very minimal if you organize yourself well!

8. Lake Hillier

Location: Australia
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $750*

Lake Hillier will catch your eye with its pink color. Plus, it’s right next to the Pacific Ocean, so if you look at it from above, the contrast between the pink of the lake and the blue of the ocean won’t leave you indifferent. 

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The reason for its unique color is not yet fully understood by scientists but most believe it is due to the presence of the microalgae Dunaliella salina. Either way, Lake Hillier is a place that has to be seen to be believed, so prepare your eyes (and your phones)! 

9. The Kelimutu

Location: Indonesia
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

Kelimutu Park is considered to be the smallest of the six national parks present in the area of ​​Bali and the island of Nusa Tenggara. And yet, Kelimutu is surely the most incredible of them. There are three lakes on this mountain, all of which have the same name, Kelimutu, which means ‘boiling lake’. And these lakes have a little feature that makes them very unique…

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Indeed, the three lakes present at Mount Kelimutu are all different colors. And the most amazing part is that these colors change depending on the season and the chemical composition of the water. A spectacle that is clearly worth taking your hiking gear and climbing to the top of the volcano! 

10. The Rainbow River

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Winter-Summer
Price for a week: $700*

Do you want to discover a colorful oasis? Look no further: the Rainbow River is the place for you! This park located in Florida has sapphire blue waters that are more than 10,000 years old. In addition to this, visitors love to see the ornamental gardens, waterfalls and sloping hills of this park.

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Whether you go tubing, swimming, kayaking or want to lounge in a hammock, you will fall in love with this beautiful park. We are sure you will love the diversity of aquatic habitat, colors and views that will soothe your mind and body!

11. Ruby Falls

Location: United States
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $650*

Have you ever heard of Ruby Falls (or Ruby Falls)? Ruby Falls was discovered accidentally by Leo Lambert in 1928 during an unexpected trip. Leo named the falls after his wife, Ruby, and opened the iconic Chattanooga attraction to the public in 1929. 

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Today, Ruby Falls welcomes visitors from all over the world and we think you should take a look. On the program: adventures in underground caves, spectacular views of the Cumberland Plateau and zip lines that are sure to make you dizzy! 

12. Mount Hua

Location: China
Best time to visit: Spring-Summer
Price for a week: $600*

Hua Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in China. It is very popular with travelers because it is very easy to access. There are several paths to visit the mountain. One of the meanings of the hieroglyph Hua (华) is “flowery”. Located in Haying City, Mount Hua is 120 kilometers from Xian.

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You’ve probably seen videos of people climbing « the most dangerous mountain in the world » and it was probably Mount Hua. Although this information is true, you can take safer and much less scary paths if you are not a fan of adrenaline rushes.

13. Thor’s Well

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $650*

Thor’s Well is one of the Oregon Coast’s most popular attractions and a natural wonder. Thor’s Well is named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor. Legend has it that Thor created the chasm after hitting the earth, creating the twenty-foot hole. Amazing, right?

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This bottomless pit is worth a short trip to the state of Oregon. What’s more, you will be able to fully enjoy your vacation there for a budget of 650 dollars. And if it rains, don’t forget to go out covered or you risk attracting the lightning of the Gods!

14. The Spotted Lake

Location: Canada
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $550*

The town of Osoyoos, British Columbia, is known for its hot summers, deserts and beautiful lakes. But the city is also known for a place that is very special: Spotted Lake, a site that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

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What makes this lake so unique is its very high concentration of minerals. In summer, the lake water evaporates leaving only large patches of minerals that change size and color due to further evaporation. The result is simply magnificent and it would be a shame not to see this place even once in your life.

15. Iguazu Falls

Location: Argentina
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

Let’s start the festivities with the largest waterfalls in the world (and yes, even bigger than Niagara Falls). Located in Iguazu National Park, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls receives more than a million tourists each year, being recognized worldwide for its beauty. 

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They have a qualified structure for welcoming tourists, with a reception center, parking, hotel, restaurant, internal buses, additional tourist visits, shops, restaurant area and a hiking trail. hike to access the falls. So, what are you waiting for to visit this magnificent place?

16. Glass Beach

Location: California
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

Glass Beach is not like any other beach you have seen before. It has a particularity which makes it unique and which attracts many curious people every year, perhaps you could be next? Its sand is made up of… glasses! 

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You heard correctly. And no, sea glass was not formed by molten lava from a nearby volcano. This is a situation that resulted from the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The view is simply incredible and that’s why it’s worth the detour. On the other hand, bringing sand (or rather glass) home is illegal, so fill your photo gallery instead! 

17. Lake Natron

Location: Tanzania
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $550*

What if we told you that there is a red lake with no added coloring! If you like to travel to the other side of the world, you can visit the lake in Tanzania and witness a simply surreal scene. 

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Besides turning red, another reason why Lake Natron is so unusual is that it is incredibly caustic (alkaline) due to the nearby volcano. This makes it toxic to most animals. Dead animals and birds can be found in and around the lake. So, for those who thirst for adventure, avoid drinking lake water…

18. Pamukkale

Location: Turkey
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $450*

Pamukkale is a Turkish destination that’s not yet on many people’s radar, which is a treat if you’re looking to be off the beaten path. Its relatively low-key status will allow you to escape the massive crowds you’ll normally find in Istanbul and Cappadocia. 

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But that’s not the only reason we recommend going there. Pamukkale is known for its fabulous limestone stairs, it sounds strange to the ear but you will be speechless once you get there. Pamukkale also offers the possibility of taking a hot air balloon ride if you feel like it.

19. Oneuli Beach

Location: Hawaii
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $650*

Oneuli means “dark sands,” which aptly describes the beach’s salt-and-pepper mix of black and white sand. After years of being battered by ocean waves, deposits from the nearby Pu’u Ola’i cinder cone were crushed into black sand and washed up on the beach. All this makes for a rather strange but very calming sight.

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The beach is located in Hawaii and we advise you to have a budget of more than 600 dollars to be able to spend a week there and explore the nooks and crannies of the beach and everything that surrounds it.

20. The Nazca Lines

Location: Peru
Best time to visit: Winter
Price for a week: $500*

Debate continues to rage over why Peru’s famous Nazca Lines were etched in the sand so many years ago. Despite a number of interesting theories (and plenty of theories about extraterrestrials), these archaeological oddities remain shrouded in mystery today. 

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But don’t be fooled by theories, we recommend you go ahead and make up your own mind about these strange lines that awaken a slight feeling of fear in us. Maybe you could even discover something that has never been discovered before?

21. Cat Island

Location: Japan
Best time to visit: Winter
Price for a week: $550*

This destination will please many of you, especially feline lovers. We’ve all thought that the world would be a better place with more cats and fewer people. Get ready, because this thought is the reality for some travelers! 

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Tashirojima is a small, barely populated island where there are as many cats as insects. With around 80 human residents and hundreds of felines, the island is calm and peaceful. The only sounds you will hear will be the meows of your new furry friends.

22. The Hand of the Desert

Location: Chile
Best time to visit: Winter
Price for a week: $400*

The Hand of the Desert is located in Chile and is a sculpture that measures approximately 12 meters high. This hand intrigues many travelers because it withstands extreme heat in the desert environment but is completely intact to this day. 

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Far be it from us to want to spoil the surprise, after all, this hand could be that of a giant struggling to get out of the desert, right? Either way, the trip will be worth it and the good thing is that a week in Chile won’t cost you more than $400.

23. Jellyfish Lake

Location: Palau
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $450*

Palau is an archipelago of islands in the South Pacific and is often overlooked in favor of Fiji, Bora Bora or the Cook Islands. The archipelago is home to more than 500 isolated tropical islands, making Palau a great destination if you’re looking for somewhere peaceful and heavenly at the same time.

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One of the most incredible things about Palau is that it is home to an amazing jellyfish lake. It’s no surprise that this is one of Palau’s most famous attractions. Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake located on the island of Eil Malk. Every day, millions of golden jellyfish migrate across the lake. And the craziest part of it all is that you have the opportunity to swim with them! 

24. The Grand Prismatic Spring

Location: Wyoming
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

The Grand Prismatic Spring is a lake with hot springs and colorful contrasts. It is located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. This immense looking pool offers a unique view with rings of almost every color.

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We recommend not going there in the morning because the mist is too thick and will hide the whole spectacle from you. Pray for sunshine because you will be treated to a dazzling show!

25. The Fly Geyser

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Fall-Winter
Price for a week: $600*

If you plan to travel to the United States this year, we advise you to take a short detour to the Black Rock Desert. There you can discover the Fly Geyser, a site which is very little known to the general public (and even the locals). 

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Despite its natural appearance, this geyser was created rather accidentally during the construction of a well. The well was subsequently abandoned and the place saw the birth of a geyser which has continued to grow to this day. All this for our greatest pleasure because the decor is simply breathtaking. Be careful not to get jets of water on your face!

26. Wave Rock

Location: Australia
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $650*

Located near the Wheatbelt town of Hyden, Wave Rocks is one of Australia’s most recognizable and breathtaking landforms. Rising 15 meters from the ground and measuring over 100 meters long, the rock resembles a giant surf wave ready to crash into travelers who venture onto it. This amazing formation is believed to have originated more than 2,700 million years ago.

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We advise you to take a walk around the rock to see the fauna and flora. There is also a music festival which is organized every year in spring. So, don’t miss the opportunity!

27. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

Location: China
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

Known for its colorful rock formations, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park has been voted by Chinese media as one of the most beautiful places in China. 

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The park is home to several areas such as the Linze Danxia Scenic Area which is the most developed and visited part of the park. The terrain is simply fabulous and a week in the region will cost you $500, which is definitely worth it.

28. The underwater waterfall

Location: Mauritius
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

In itself, just mentioning Mauritius should make you want to sip a cocktail by the beach, but we’re going to tell you about an aspect of the island that is intriguing but equally heavenly! If you have the opportunity to fly over the island, you could observe a breathtaking phenomenon: the underwater waterfall.

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Words would not be enough to describe this waterfall, so we invite you to observe it with your own eyes. The fact is that it looks a lot like a waterfall, but you always have to be wary of appearances, right…?

29. Hverir

Location: Iceland
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $450*

Hverir, also known as Hverarönd or Namaskard, is a geothermal area located at the foot of Namafjall, not far from Lake Myvatn. Its great particularity is the presence of sources of colored sulfurous mud causing steam and boiling water (over 80°).

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If you plan to travel to Iceland, a detour to Hverir is almost obligatory, and then, what could be better than an excursion to a region with an active volcano? 

30. Vaadhoo Sea of ​​Stars

Location: Maldives
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

The “sea of ​​stars” is a magnificent phenomenon that occurs in late summer in the reefs of the Maldives. It is caused by a bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. 

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The water is filled with this plankton and the movement of the waves makes it glow, creating an incredible shimmering effect that makes the sea appear to be full of stars. It is a simply magnificent spectacle.

31. Mount Roraima

Location: Venezuela
Best time to visit: Fall
Price for one week: $450*

Mount Roraima is a spectacular flat mountain surrounded by steep cliffs, creating an island floating in the sky over the plains of the Gran Sabana (Great Savanna), much of southeastern Venezuela. The mountain is the highest in the Pakaraima range in South America. 

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Covered in unique structures, animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, this unique peak is a prehistoric island. If you are a seasoned hiker, we are sure you will love your stay in Venezuela! 

32. The Dallol Volcano

Location: Ethiopia
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $400*

Located in Ethiopia, near the Red Sea, the Dallol volcano, as its name suggests, is a volcanic crater. You should know that the volcano is still active and you will have the chance to witness a unique spectacle in the world. 

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The mixture of chemical elements forms a rainbow of colors on the ground and images would not be enough to live the colorful experience that Ethiopia can offer you. So, go for it without hesitation! 

33. Salt Desert

Location: Bolivia
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $350*

The largest salt flat in the world, it is a truly astonishing sight to see. If you want to experience the incredible wealth of natural beauty and landscape diversity that Bolivia has to offer, a tour of the Salar de Uyuni is a great way to do so!

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We recommend going there in summer and don’t worry, the cost of living in Bolivia is relatively reasonable, which will allow you to fully enjoy your stay in the country while enjoying the magnificent landscapes!

34. Waitomo Cave

Location: New Zealand
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $400*

Located in New Zealand, Waitomo Cave is an illuminated cave (and no, not with electricity!) that is open to tourists. The best known is the glowing green cave (Glowworm Cave) and it’s not for nothing! 

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Indeed, during your stay in New Zealand, you may have the opportunity to discover this cave by boat, the walls of this cave are filled with glowing larvae, quite simply magical! 

35. The Great Blue Hole

Location: Belize
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

Few places in the world can compare to the Great Blue Hole of Belize. Unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world, this underwater sinkhole in the Caribbean is a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 

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Part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, you can’t miss the opportunity to see the Great Blue Hole from above. As you rise into the air, you’ll be able to take great photos and enjoy a view you’ll never forget. There are a whole host of options that will get you to the top. 

36. The Red Beach

Location: China
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $550*

Prepare your cameras. Panjin, located in China’s Liaoning province, about a six-hour drive from Beijing, is home to the stunning Red Beach. But contrary to its name, you won’t find sand here.

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The region is located in one of the largest wetlands in the world, which magically turns a beautiful red color every fall. As you will have understood, it is not magic. The red color is due to the species of algae growing there that can absorb high levels of salinity. When it absorbs salt water from the surrounding sea, it turns a crimson color.

37. The Richat structure

Location: Mauritania
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $450*

The Richat structure is a 45 km wide geological mystery that some compare to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Its rings offer a spectacular view… from space. Once on the ground, all you see is sand, rocks and more sand.

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It is therefore not surprising that the structure was only discovered in 1965 from space. Gemini IV’s four-day flight provided not only the first American spacewalk, but also the first images of our planet. Fascinating ! 

38. The Silfra Rift

Location: Iceland
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $400*

With incredible visibility and an ever-changing environment to explore, the Silfra Fault might just be the most unusual place to go scuba diving. This is a unique place in the world because when you swim in the fault, you are actually swimming in the fault that separates the Eurasian tectonic plate from the North American plate.

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You will find the Silfra Fault in Lake Þingvallavatn and to add a bit of unique flavor, you can even drink the water from the lake if you wish. Up to you ! 

39. The Waterfalls of Blood

Location: Antarctica
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $450*

The name is rather sinister, we grant you that, but don’t let that fool you because the cascades of blood are very intriguing! These are bright red rivers flowing over ice sheets five stories high and have long been a place that brightens everyone’s curiosity. 

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This grisly masterpiece has to be seen with your own eyes to be believed, which begs the questions: Where are the Blood Falls and how do you get to them? This bloody natural phenomenon, located in Antarctica, has attracted worldwide attention since it was announced that a team of researchers had solved the mystery of the red color of falling blood. So, you like it ?

40. Huanglong or  »The Yellow Dragon »

Location: China
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $750*

Huanglong Scenic Area (黄龙景区) is famous for its colorful lakes, snow-capped mountains, beautiful valleys and pristine forests. The region, declared a World Heritage Site in 1992 by UNESCO, has been described as a “wonder of the world” and a “fairytale land”.

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Huanglong, which means “yellow dragon”, owes its name to its particular geographical characteristics. Seen from afar, Huanglong’s numerous travertine formations resemble a huge golden dragon ruling the valley and weaving between snow-capped mountain peaks.

41. The Seven Giants of the Urals

Location: Russia
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $600*

The Manpupumers, also known as the « Seven Giants », are a mysterious series of rock formations located in the west of the Ural mountain range, one of the most remote regions of Russia. These 7 majestic stone pillars stand in the Troitsko-Pechorsky district of the Komi Autonomous Republic and have been named among the 7 wonders of Russia.

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These geological columns are 200 to 300 million years old and are the result of erosion caused by wind and ice during the last ice age. Some researchers also believe that the pillars could be of karst origin, that is, formations caused by the dissolution of soluble rock layers. Anyway, it would be interesting to go say hello to the 7 giants, right? 

42. Tunnel of Love

Location: Ukraine
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine is a great example of nature taking over. The Tunnel of Love is a railway track overgrown with trees and bushes. As the train is still running on the track, a magnificent natural arch has formed, looking like it came straight out of a fairy tale book. 

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Obviously, we recommend that you wait before planning your trip to Ukraine given the current situation. We hope that love will win! 

43. The monkey park

Location: Japan
Best time to visit: Fall
Price for a week: $700*

Located at the foot of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, Jigokudani Monkey Park – often called Snow Monkey Park – is home to a very special troop of monkeys. Established in 1964, the park was established as a conservation area in which monkeys, Japanese macaques to be exact, would have refuge in what was already their natural habitat. 

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Once in the park, the naturally curious monkeys observed humans using the hot spring at a nearby guesthouse and quickly began copying this behavior. So, if you want to spend part of your stay in the company of little monkeys, this place is not to be missed!

44. Puzzlewood

Location: England
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $550*

Welcome to the enchanted world of Puzzlewood, set in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. From aliens to ancient Scowles and wizards to wild animals, this one-of-a-kind ancient forest is a place that has been an inspiration to authors and storytellers, where Stormtroopers and Time Lords have rubbed shoulders with dragons and unicorns.

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If you are fans of the fairy world, you will be in heaven while walking in this forest. Maybe with a little luck you’ll come across an enchanted creature?

45. Machu Picchu

Location: Peru
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

For many, Machu Picchu is not only a stop on a convoluted journey through the Americas, it’s also the reason they flew to Peru in the first place. Just under 600 years ago, this small plateau became the construction site of the largest city in the Inca Empire.

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This citadel in the clouds was only abandoned 100 years later, but the Spanish invaders never found Machu Picchu. This city is still hidden, protected by the mountains and still inaccessible other than on foot or by train. In addition, it is part of one of the 7 wonders of the world. What more can be said ?

46. ​​The Gates of Hell

Location: Turkmenistan
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $450*

In the hot, sprawling Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan lies a 230-foot-wide hole that has been on fire for more than 50 years. Although it’s technically called the Darvaza Gas Crater, locals call it « the gates of hell. » Its fiery glow can be seen for miles around.

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The Gates of Hell crater was created in 1971 when a Soviet drilling rig accidentally drilled into a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse and the drilling rig to fall. Having punctured a gas pocket, toxic fumes began to escape at an alarming rate. Literally hell on Earth…

47. The Bermuda Triangle

Location: Atlantic Ocean
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

Everyone has already heard of the famous Bermuda Triangle, this mystery which has swallowed up several hundred ships but also planes. The Bermuda Triangle is located in the Caribbean and one thing is certain, there is no shortage of stories when we talk about this place.

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Only the bravest among you will want to venture out to sea to take a trip to this intriguing place, but we recommend that you be careful, not everyone is as lucky as Jack Sparrow…

48. Racetrack Playa

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Fall
Price for a week: $600*

Nestled in a secluded valley between the Cottonwood and Last Chance mountain ranges, the Racetrack is a place of astonishing beauty and mystery. The Racetrack is a playa – a stretch of dry lake – best known for its strange moving rocks.

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Some will say it’s magic and others will look for a more rational explanation for this phenomenon. As far as we are concerned, we prefer to give free rein to your imagination…

49. Whale Alley

Location: Siberia
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $550*

An ancient Eskimo sanctuary and “Chukchi Stonehenge”, Whale Bone Alley is said to be the most enigmatic place in the Far East. Approaching the island, travelers have a magnificent view: hooked bones and skulls of bowhead whales, whitened by time, against a backdrop of grass and sky. In other words, a whale graveyard.

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This rather macabre spectacle is nevertheless worth seeing given its atypical and rather distressing side. Of course, if you are a big animal lover, we recommend that you just look at a few pictures…

50. Area 51

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $600*

First of all, yes – Area 51 does exist. (The U.S. government finally admitted as much in 2013.) The remote area, part of an active military base and guarded by some of the heaviest security on Earth or anywhere, has a long history of UFO sightings reported – but is it true, you ask?

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Well, the answer may disappoint some, but no. What was reported were top secret military aircraft that had never been seen before, so it’s no surprise that people thought they were seeing spaceships from another world. But you are free to try to spot a little green man and let us know (without becoming an outlaw, of course)…

51. Abraham Lake

Location: Canada
Best time to visit: Winter
Price for one week: $750*

You’ve probably seen photos of Abraham Lake in Alberta, whether you’re familiar with the place or not. Abraham Lake is known for the dizzying amount of methane ice bubbles that are locked in the lake’s transparent ice during the winter months. This man-made lake located on the North Saskatchewan River in the David Thompson region is a popular travel spot in both summer and winter.

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Although most visitors go there to feed their Instagram page, we strongly advise you to take a trip there during your next stay in Canada. And above all to enjoy the magnificent landscape behind! 

52. Yellowstone National Park

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park in the world, offering its visitors beautiful landscapes and simply fascinating thermal phenomena. On Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres, visitors have the opportunity to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half of the world’s active geysers, and admire geological wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

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We recommend that you visit this magnificent park during the warm seasons and above all open your eyes wide to observe the greatest wonders that Wyoming has to offer. 

53. Green River

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

Starting in the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming, the mighty Green River descends into Utah, flows east to Colorado, then returns through Utah, winding its way through a spectacular and varied landscape of mountains, canyons and desert over a distance of 1,200 kilometers.

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Whether you have a few hours or a few weeks, take a walk along this majestic river; if you feel like it, give yourself the right to take a little swim! 

54. Moeraki Boulders Beach

Location: New Zealand
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

Taking a photo of these atypical yet so perfect spherical rocks is a must when traveling along the coast of Otago on the South Island. The Moeraki Boulders are one of New Zealand’s natural wonders, visiting which is not only free but also a must during any trip to the island.

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These rocks are really very interesting and many hypotheses have been put forward about them. Some believe that the Moeraki rocks are alien eggs and that the cracked rocks are eggs that have already hatched (so be careful, they may be among us!).

55. Crater Lake

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

America’s deepest lake is one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon and is, surprisingly, the only national park in the state. Its blue water is nothing like what your eyes have seen so far.

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She will definitely charm you. Although the park itself is quite remote and requires a long drive to get there, it is still worth a visit. And then, why not visit the magnificent state of Oregon on the way? Two birds with one stone !

56. Ball’s Pyramid

Location: Australia
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $700*

Ball’s pyramid is a place that proves once again that nature is simply magnificent. Thanks to phenomena of erosion but also volcanism, the island of Ball’s Pyramid was born. Unfortunately, access to it is prohibited without adequate authorization. 

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Obviously, we still advise you to visit Australia and observe the magnificent island from afar, the detour is worth it. For no more than 700 dollars, fly away with your loved ones to discover this mysterious island!

57. Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park

Location: Venezuela
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

This time, we are going to tell you about a place that is a little less known to the general public, which is a shame because this place is very surprising! The Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park is a protected area located in Venezuela. The park was established in 1978 and is an area that promotes the protection of animals (especially birds).

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Within the park, there is a chasm which offers its visitors a rather particular view (seen from the sky) and incredible. For nature lovers, this place should definitely be on your travel list.

58. The Peñón de Guatapé

Location: Colombia
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $500*

For those visiting Guatapé, Colombia, it is very difficult to miss the Rock of Guatapé, also known as La Piedra del Peñol. This geological wonder is the main reason why so many people visit this small town and it has literally put Guatapé on the tourist map!

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Rising 675 feet above the beautiful lakeside town, this massive granite boulder is a popular tourist destination and offers a fairly easy climb via stairs. So, what do you think ?

59. Zuma Rock

Location: Nigeria
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $450*

Zuma Rock is located in Madalla, Niger State, just 45 minutes’ drive from the national capital, Abuja. On a clear day, Zuma Rock is visible from the city and is often referred to as the « gateway to Abuja. »

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The landscape is very impressive when you are on the road which leads to the rock. As one approaches the rock, a human face becomes visible with carvings depicting the eye sockets, nose and mouth on the side of the rock which faces the Abuja – Kaduna Expressway, which is fascinating but also a little scary…

60. The Nabiyotum crater

Location: Kenya
Best time to visit:  Spring
Price for a week: $400*

Nabiyotum is Kenya’s most famous and beautiful crater. It is located next to another important landmark, the world’s largest alkaline lake, Turkana. One of the main features of the crater is its incomparable view. 

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It looks like a huge funnel with very steep and high slopes. The crater is almost surrounded on all sides by the strange alkaline lake. This landscape is simply unique in the world. Hurry, it’s not too late to buy your tickets!

61. Badab-e Surt

Location: Iran
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $450*

Puddles of water accumulating on beds of rust-colored travertine. Colorful puddles cover each layer of rock at Badab-e Surt in Iran, covering the natural terraces and transforming them into an exquisite spectacle of fiery hues. The landscape is breathtaking.

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Badab-e Surt is a rare geological masterpiece, formed during the Pleistocene and Pliocene eras. There are only a few places like this in the world. You shouldn’t miss this show for anything! 

62. The Chocolate Hills

Location: Philippines
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

Chocolate Hills in Bohol is a famous tourist attraction in the Philippines that continues to attract attention for its unique and breathtaking features. There are more than 1,000 symmetrical mounds, shaped like cones and dome. 

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It is called the Chocolate Hills not because it is made of chocolate but because of its color. During the rainy season, the grass that covers the hills gives them a soft and lush appearance. In summer, the vegetation dies and turns a chocolate brown, hence their name.

63. The Catacombs of Paris

Location: France
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $700*

Paris is known for being the city of lovers but this time, we are going to tell you about its macabre side. Behind the scenes, 19 meters underground to be more exact, is the largest necropolis in the world where there are more than 6 million Parisians (deceased, of course). 

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The architecture of the catacombs will leave you speechless and the atmosphere will certainly give you goosebumps, but we know some of you will like it! 

64. Nan Madol

Location: Micronesia
Best time to visit: Fall
Price for a week: $500*

Nan Madol is one of the most fascinating and important places in the Pacific. The site has been called « the Venice of the Pacific » because it is a network of small islands separated by canals and connected by bridges. In fact, the name Nan Madol means “spaces between,” which refers to canals. 

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Most of the islands have a structure that can be described as a log cabin built with basalt rocks. Geological analyzes show that many of these rocks were brought to Pohnpei from other islands, and it has not been possible to determine with certainty how they were transported.

65. Vatnajökull National Park

Location: Iceland
Best time to visit: Winter
Price for a week: $600*

A vast region encompassing massive ice caps, thundering waterfalls, glaciers, canyons, craters and volcanoes, Vatnajökull National Park is the largest in Europe and covers 14% of Iceland’s territory. 

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However, due to its distance from Reykjavík, it sees far fewer visitors than the region surrounding the capital, making a trip here an opportunity to experience the Icelandic wilderness in all its glory. You can enjoy the park by going on backcountry hikes, 4×4 tours, glacier tours, and ice cave tours.

66. The Boiling River

Location: Peru
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

With maximum temperatures of over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, the Boiling River isn’t quite at boiling point, but it’s hot enough to cook your eggs — and kill anything that falls in them.

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Imagining a boiling river is fascinating in itself, but then how would you react if you were there? If you have the opportunity to travel this summer, we recommend buying your tickets to Peru and eating a little omelette by the river!

67. An airplane graveyard

Location: United States
Best time to visit:  Spring
Price for a week: $600*

The army has a problem. She has thousands of planes that are no longer in use but she doesn’t want to send them to the scrapyard like a used 92 Chevrolet. So what to do? It would not be practical to build giant hangars for more than 3,000 planes, especially when many of them are no longer operational. So why not send them to semi-permanent outdoor storage?

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This is where Arizona’s Sonoran Desert comes into play because its arid climate prevents the chance of rust, making it an ideal place to build an airplane graveyard. It’s crazy, right?

68. Bouzloudja

Location: Bulgaria
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

The Buzludzha Monument (Buzludja) is an abandoned building located on top of a hill in the center of Stara Planina, Bulgaria. It was built in 1981 by the Bulgarian Communist Party to commemorate the establishment of its predecessor, the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, but has not been maintained since the fall of communism in Bulgaria in 1989. 

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Today, the Buzludzha monument is in a desolate state and the entrance has been sealed with iron doors and bars. However, visitors may still enter the complex (at their own risk). 

69. The Split Apple Rock

Location: New Zealand
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

Split Apple Rock is an unusual rock formation located in Tasman Bay on the South Island of New Zealand. Locals call it Toko Ngawha, meaning “open rock”. 

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This nickname is no coincidence since this enormous sphere is literally split in two. The rock, made entirely of granite, is split into two perfect halves, resembling an apple split down the middle, which has piqued the interest of geologists around the world. And you, does this giant fruit intrigue you?

70. The Pink Lake

Location: Senegal
Best time to visit: Summer Price for a week: $450* 

Lake Retba, or Lake Rose as it is locally known, is a body of water found only in Senegal. This salt lake, famous for its pink color, is located just a few meters from the shore and the Atlantic Ocean. 

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This is the result of salt-loving microorganisms called Dunaliella salina, which change the color of the water to a bright, intense pink. When tourists visit Lake Retba, they witness the harvesting of salt by locals who sell the salt to neighboring communities. This will be an opportunity for you to take your best photos and see life in pink!

71. The Yonaguni underwater structure

Location: Japan
Best time to visit: Autumn
Price for a week: $600*

The Yonaguni Monument, also called the Yonaguni Island Underwater Ruins, is an underwater rock formation located in the south of Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, about 100 km east of Taiwan.

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Some scientists claim that these rock structures are man-made stepped monoliths and have existed for more than 10,000 years. They certainly appear more artificial than natural, but no official research or preservation efforts have been conducted at the site. In any case, if you are not afraid of diving into the depths of the ocean, we encourage you to visit this place!

72. Pig beach

Location: Bahamas
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $700*

For many years, the Bahamas attracted tourists who wanted to relax at the beach or go snorkeling at some of the best sites in the world. However, over the past decade, Pig Beach, located in Exuma, has become one of the most famous places among the country’s 700 islands.

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Pig Beach is an island where 20 to 25 wild pigs live. Although there are a few theories, no one knows exactly how the animals arrived on the island. The pigs are familiar to tourists, who enjoy interacting and swimming with them. However, still be careful and follow the guides’ instructions if you plan to take a quick swim with the pigs! 

73. Dark Hedges

Location: Ireland
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

The Dark Hedges is an avenue of tall beech trees planted by James Stuart to frame an avenue leading to his house. The trees were planted around 1775 when he built nearby Gracehill House. The trees are on both sides of the road, forming a “tunnel” 6 to 10 meters wide.

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We obtain a view that is worthy of the most beautiful Instagram photos, however, it also brings a gloomy, even distressing atmosphere. We’ll let you judge for yourselves! 

74. Antelope Canyon

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Fall 
Price for a week: $650*

The extraordinary beauty of Antelope Canyon makes it one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Antelope Canyon is unlike any other place on earth. At noon, when the sun shines, rays of light cut through the canyon, illuminating the narrow walls of orange and gold sandstone. 

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The effect is almost surreal, and photographers from all over the world come to capture its beauty. For a budget of less than $700, you could also venture into the canyon. 

75. Devil’s Bridge

Location: Germany
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $600*

Nestled among the lush green foliage of Kromlauer Park in Kromlau, Germany, is the Devil’s Bridge, known as the Rakotzbrücke, which was specifically built to create a circle when reflected in the waters below.

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The fact is that the view offered by the bridge is purely splendid, so some may wonder why there is talk of the devil here. The architecture has a role in this because it really gives it a very… evil look.

76. Eternal Flame Falls

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Summer]Price for a week: $600*

The Eternal Flame Falls hike is pretty well known to locals in the Buffalo area. However, it is still very little known in the rest of the state. The flame is located under this waterfall, in a small cave, where there is a pocket of natural gas. Eternal Flame Falls is a stunning natural beauty and should definitely be on your bucket list before you go.

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The idea of ​​observing a flame that has not been lit by a human being can seem quite fascinating, considering that humans themselves took a long time to learn how to make fire. Either way, the hiking session will give you the honor of being able to take a photo of this flame.

77. Lion Rock

Location: Sri Lanka
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $500*

Rising from the lush jungle of Sri Lanka’s central plains, the Sigiriya Rock is truly a breathtaking sight. This imposing 200 meter high rock, which emerges from a flat landscape and is often surrounded by a veil of mist that shrouds it in mystery, is often considered the eighth wonder of the world.

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And for good reason, considering it’s both a billion-year-old geological wonder and an ancient palace and fortress built in the 5th century by a king greedy. 

78. Magnetic Hill

Location: India
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $550*

The Sindhu River flows to the east of the ‘magnetic hill’ and makes the environment a perfect setting. Blessed with stunning natural beauty and mysterious magnetic abilities, the Ladakh Magnetic Road is where travelers stop to experience this strange, gravity-defying phenomenon.

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If you have the opportunity to visit this place, park your car in the indicated place, it will slowly start to climb the slope, while you are at neutral. You do not believe in it ? Take the first plane to find out for sure!

79. Aokigahara

Location: Japan
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $700*

Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, the forest covers 30 km² of hardened lava during the mount’s last eruption in 864. But unfortunately, the forest has a much darker reputation. The site has become internationally known for being one of the world’s most important suicide hotspots.

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It is quite difficult to say how Aokigahara acquired its reputation as the “suicide forest”. On some forest trails, signs are present to dissuade suicidal visitors by asking them to reconsider their decision. It’s not really the ideal place for a family stroll…

80. Angikuni Lake

Location: Canada
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $750*

There is no doubt that nature is simply unparalleled in its beauty and we are often surprised to see so much beauty with the naked eye. The same goes for rivers and lakes. Angikuni Lake is known for the Angikuni village which completely disappeared without a trace.

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Don’t be fooled by the name, Angikuni Lake is a salt lake with two chambers, one covered with a dark seaside filled with stones and the other part is covered in huge trees with tons of greenery . In a word, Lake Angikuni in Canada is an unforgettable sight with its magnificent vegetation and blue waters that will freeze your blood…

81. The Mountains of Superstition

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Price for a week: $650*

With their jagged peaks, ridges and canyons, the Superstition Mountains rise above the surrounding flat desert. Covered with all kinds of cacti, they burst with color in spring when the wildflowers bloom. 

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But this mountain range, located less than an hour east of Phoenix, isn’t just famous for its beauty. Its very name derives from the mystery that surrounds it. Even today, you will find people who believe that a legendary gold mine hides in these mountains, waiting to be discovered. Maybe you could become today’s lucky winner?

82. Zone of Silence

Location: Mexico
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for one week: $500*

The Mapimí Zone of Silence is also known as the Zone of Silence. This is the name given to a patch of desert near the Bolsón de Mapimí in Durango, Mexico, which overlaps with the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve. According to urban myths, this patch of land is known as the « silent zone » because no radio or telecommunications signals can be received there.

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If you plan to venture into the Zone of Silence, you will have to deal with the total lack of communication in this place. We might as well tell you that you have to have a lot of courage to go there alone.

83. Uluru

Location: Australia
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $750*

Uluru is in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, approximately 335 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs. When it comes to Uluru, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Make sure you know how to change a tire before you leave. The drive from Alice Springs takes around five hours and there are four service stations along the route. You can also travel to Uluru from Alice Springs via Kings Canyon, another breathtaking location.

84. Transylvania

Location: Romania
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $500*

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and werewolves. Some may think it is fiction, but this region in central Romania is a real place. And he’s pretty special.

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Although these legends may not be as real as you think, we recommend that you take a closer look at this region because we are sure that it will charm you, or give you goosebumps. Don’t forget your garlic clove if you plan to go!  

85. Longyearbyen

Location: Norway
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $600*

Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Svalbard, is a tiny Norwegian metropolis with 2,400 inhabitants from almost 53 different countries. The small Arctic town is inhabited by nature enthusiasts who live closely in harsh climatic conditions, with the High Arctic wilderness right on their doorstep. 

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Longyearbyen is the gateway to wilderness experiences and the starting point for most adventures in Svalbard. This Arctic wilderness begins practically in the center of town and never ends. Believe us, this place is worth a quick visit. 

86. Coyote Buttes

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $700*

If you are passing through the state of Arizona and are an art lover, Coyote Buttes will make you feel like you are in a work of art. Shades of ocher and amber, layered over the Jurassic era, form an undulating backdrop that has become a dream for photographers and hikers.

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You will need a permit to visit this protected landmark, however, and it’s not the easiest thing to obtain, due to the lottery system employed by the Bureau of Land Management, so start your application early. 

87. Dead Vlei

Location: Namibia
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $500*

Deadvlei is a portmanteau of the English word dead and the Afrikaans word vlei, which translates to « a marsh or valley between dunes ». The acacia trees that dot this decadent landscape have been lifeless for more than 600 years, charred skeletons not afforded the luxury of decay by Mother Nature in one of the driest places on Earth. 

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This parched corner of the globe is also close to some of the world’s largest sand dunes, which rise up to 360 meters above the desert floor.

88. The Pinnacles Desert

Location: Australia
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $600*

The “Pinnacles” of Nambung National Park have been compared to tombstones, termite mounds, fingers and other body parts. These limestone formations exude a mystical air that is most evident at dusk or nightfall, when the light of the moon paints a strange, otherworldly landscape in this geological chaos. 

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Scientists aren’t entirely sure how they formed, but they say millions of years of geological forces were at work here. The result is… strange.

89. Perito Moreno Glacier

Location: Argentina
Best time to visit: Winter
Price for a week: $500*

With its 17 km long and 3 km wide, Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that is growing. In summer, it is not uncommon to see huge chunks of ice falling into the waters of Lake Argentino, while in winter, its imposing, mastodon-like structure casts a haughty shadow over the icy landscape. 

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A place of eerie wonder in the sparsely populated region of Patagonia, Perito Moreno is an awe-inspiring example of nature’s beauty. Don’t forget to take your hat with you if you plan to go there in winter…

90. Kīlauea

Location: Hawaii
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for one week: $650*

The indomitable Kilauea Volcano has been erupting since 1983, spilling rivers of molten lava into the Pacific that meet water in one of nature’s most spectacular marriages. This confrontation is visible from afar, thanks to several circuits which offer expert guides to chaperone you through the charred pastures and up close to it.

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It is not advisable to wander around the area on your own, due to the ever-changing nature of the volcanic eruption. We therefore recommend that you sip your cocktail by the beach.

91. Reynisfjara Beach

Location: Iceland
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $700*

The black sand beach in the village of Vik, Iceland, not only offers a magnificent natural spectacle, it is also home to a rich birdlife of puffins, fulmars and guillemots, which have made it their humble home. 

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And for good reason, the beach exudes an otherworldly quality with its unique black color, flanked by pale-toned basalt columns that cling to the cliff face. A mind-blowing show.

92. The Trolltunga

Location: Norway
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $500*

Trolltunga is one of the most popular hikes in Norway. Taking photos on Trolltunga (the troll’s tongue) is the main reason to do this hike, but from start to finish it remains a magnificent trip. For hikers, Trolltunga might just be the highlight of a visit to Norway. 

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Many people who do this hike say it is one of their favorite hiking experiences. Maybe this will be the case for you too?

93. Mont-Saint-Michel

Location: France
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $800*

Mont Saint Michel is one of the most picturesque historic sites to see in France. The medieval Mont Saint Michel Abbey is famous for being perched atop a rocky island near the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. 

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This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site is extremely popular and always busy. The Romanesque-Gothic abbey complex is absolutely worth seeing, but most of the other museums on the island are of little interest.

94. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

Location: China
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $700*

The Rainbow Mountains of China are magnificent with splendid colors, which developed around 200 million years ago. Covering an area of ​​more than 400 square kilometers, they are composed of many smooth and sharp cliffs, most of which are several hundred meters high, and the cliffs look very powerful because their neighbors are plains and rivers. 

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Zhangye Danxia Geopark is considered one of the “top ten magical geographical wonders of the world”. It is also the best place to take photos. The best time to see the Rainbow Hills is in the late afternoon/evening when the sun sets. Believe us, the detour is definitely worth it because the spectacle is surreal.

95. The Li River

Location: China
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $650*

The Li River (漓江 Líjiāng), located in Guangxi Province, is one of China’s most spectacular destinations. Stretching for approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles), the Li River runs through the heart of Guangxi, connecting the beautiful city center of Guilin with the riverside city of Yangshuo.

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The cultural significance of the Li River was first recognized in 1982, when China’s State Council designated the Lijiang River Scenic Area as a place of scenic and historical significance. Expect to be disoriented if you have the opportunity to embark for the Li River.

96. Meteora

Location: Greece
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $500*

For many, a trip to Greece is all about the ancient city of Athens and the countless beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea. But just look around and you will find one of the most enchanting destinations in the country, Meteora.

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Hidden in the mountains of Thessaly, Meteora is both naturally and historically fascinating thanks to its unique rock formations and monasteries.

97. Yosemite National Park

Location: United States
Best time to visit: Spring
Price for a week: $650*

An icon of America’s natural beauty, California’s Yosemite National Park welcomes millions of visitors each year, drawn by its spectacular waterfalls, giant sequoias, abundant wildlife and awe-inspiring cliffs, like Half Dome and El Capitan. 

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Whether you’re looking for the adventure vacation of a lifetime, want to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, or simply want to hike, backpack, or ski in one of the most beautiful places in the world , Yosemite is for you.

98. Hitachi Park

Location: Japan
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $700*

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture is a great place to visit during your trip to Japan. It is famous for its blue nemophila and kochia. It is a spacious seaside park that has everything you need to charm you.

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It is often said that it is a floral paradise. What do you think ? About 4.5 million nemophila plants are in full bloom in late April in the spring. While on the other hand, many kochias (Kokia) can be seen from the beginning of October to the end of October.

99. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Location: Japan
Best time to visit: Summer
Price for a week: $700*

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is known for its rich bamboo stalks located in the Arashiyama Mountains (Storm Mountains). A popular tourist destination, this place of great scenic beauty offers a unique window into the historic heart of Kyoto. 

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Arashiyama is located just one train ride from Kyoto Station, a journey covered by the Japan Rail Pass. It is estimated that to spend a week in the region, a budget of 700 dollars would be sufficient. So, what are you waiting for?

100. Sơn Đoòng Cave, Vietnam

Location: Vietnam
Best time to visit: All year round
Price for a week: $500*

Son Doong Cave is considered the largest cave in the world. It is located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. 

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It was first discovered by a local farmer, Ho Khanh, in 1991, but he later forgot his way back. The cave was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. The name “Son Doong” means “mountain river cave”.

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