Are you bored of looking at the same old vacation photos? Do you crave an adventure that you haven’t yet seen repeated endlessly on Instagram? The world is an enormous place and has some unique travel destinations that you might be missing.
It’s not that difficult to get off the beaten track, even in countries you’re familiar with. You could simply choose to hire a car and get lost, traveling to villages instead of cities. When you’re after a mind-blowing experience though, you need somewhere entirely different.
The world is full of lesser-visited places and countries that, for one reason or another, people overlook. Yet within them, you’ll find cultures and sights you’d never imagined.
Interested? Keep reading, we’ll show you four amazing and unique travel destinations.
Considering this country is massive, you hardly ever hear of its tourism industry. This nation is the world’s biggest landlocked country and the ninth biggest overall at around four times larger than Texas.
Kazakhstan has a wild and mountainous landscape, phenomenal hiking, and friendly people. The capital Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), is a captivating place to explore. Filled with futuristic buildings and set in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, this city is like nowhere else.
The country’s real draw is outside the city though. Go on a horseback riding tour into the phenomenal landscape, hike in the beautiful Tien Shan mountains, and climb the sand dunes at Altyn Emel National Park.
2. Cook Islands
Another world from Kazakhstan, the tropical archipelago of the Cook Islands is a magical vacation destination. This 15-island chain is far out in the South Pacific with picture-perfect beaches and slouching palm trees.
You can base yourself on one of the more populated islands, like Rarotonga or Aitutaki and take trips to the other islands with ease. Don’t miss the snorkeling either as these islands have fantastic coral reefs and shallow lagoons.
You’ll find plenty of cultural excursions on offer and, before you know it, you’ll have fallen in love with this tiny country.
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
When you’re looking for inspiration, online travel guides like Pure Vacations offer some of the best information. They cover a wide variety of destinations, both popular and off the beaten track. Just five minutes of reading will have you writing a list of top places to go.
If you love exploring mountains, landscapes, and historic places, Bosnia and Herzegovina should be high on that list. There are fantastic mountain bike trails, jaw-dropping sights in Mostar, and wild swimming at Kravice Waterfalls.
At the edge of the world, Patagonia soars in the imagination as well as in the sky. This vast region is shared by Chile and Argentina and has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
If you’re an experienced mountaineer, there’s plenty for you to sink your teeth into. If you’re new to it, take a tour from Ushuaia, the southernmost city. You can go hiking, birdwatching, kayaking or even sailing.
These Unique Travel Destinations Will Stay with You Forever
Popularity doesn’t make a destination less beautiful but it can take the surprise and challenge out of it. When you choose to go to one of these unique travel destinations instead, you’ll be guaranteed an incredible adventure.
So many countries get overlooked and yet they hold some of the most exquisite experiences and scenery. Don’t miss out, plan a trip to one of these breathtaking places.
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