Our world is filled with more than seven wonders. There is really too much to see in one lifetime, unless you happen to be independently wealthy. If you had to pick and choose only a few places to see during your tenure on Planet Earth, these might be the top four you would select.
1. The Galapagos Islands
Located off the coast of Ecuador, you’ll find the Galapagos Islands (14 of them, to be exact). They’re a great sanctuary of natural beauty and home to some of the most unusual wildlife you’re ever likely to see. Have you ever witnessed an iguana jumping into the ocean? You might, if you visit the Galapagos.
2. The Great Barrier Reef
Your bucket list wouldn’t be complete without the Great Barrier Reef. It’s not only the world’s largest coral reef but, according to the Australian government, it’s “the only living organic collective visible from Earth’s orbit.”
The entire entity is more than 1,250 miles long and consists of about 3,000 separate reefs. It’s home to about 1,500 different species of fish, 4,000 species of mollusks, and 200 species of birds.
3. The Amazon Rain Forest
There are in excess of two million square miles of land covered by the Amazon rain forest, which is home to more than a third of all known animal and plant species on the planet. It’s safe to say that, like the aforementioned Great Barrier Reef, it might take you a few trips to come close to seeing everything the Amazon has to offer.
The Amazon River, which give the forest its name, can vary in depth by as much as thirty feet during the year, thanks to the abundance of rainfall in the region. While visiting the region, be sure to hire a professional guide to take you into the forest where you’ll be delighted with scenes of red deer, toucans, and pink dolphins.
4. Table Mountain National Park, South Africa
If you’d like to plan a trip to the African continent, Table Mountain National Park could be your best choice. It spans about 75% of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula.
The area includes beaches, cliffs, coves, and even a mountain range. If you’re up for some great exercise, be sure to hike up Table Mountain. It will take you about two and a half hours. If you’re not into exercise, feel free to take the cable car. Either way, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view the city below.