Rachel Fieldhouse

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Five top experiences to add to your travel bucket list

Five top experiences to add to your travel bucket list

Ticking an unforgettable experience off of your bucket list is a highlight of any trip, but compiling your list of experiences to start with can be tricky.

Lucky for you, TripAdvisor has revealed a top five list of bucket list experiences from all over the world, based on authentic feedback left by fellow travellers over the past 12 months.

Ranging from the red sands of Dubai’s Lahbab desert to going to new heights above Egypt’s ancient sites, here are five top experiences you simply must do in your lifetime. 

Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp - Dubai, UAE

If you’re heading to Dubai anytime soon, the premium red dunes of the Lahbab desert should be on your itinerary.

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Along with enjoying the scenery, there are plenty of activities, including a 4WD dune bash, sandboarding, and ATV rides, as well as camel rides, interactions with falcons, and cultural activities at the Bedouin-inspired Al Khayma camp.

Hot Air Balloons Ride - Luxor, Egypt

Take to the skies with this aerial experience, where you can enjoy views of Luxor’s West Bank by the light of sunrise.

During your flight, you will get to see vast temples and statues illuminated by the low-lying morning light, with plenty to learn about from your on-board expert guide.

Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast - Goreme, Turkey

The second hot air balloon ride to make the list, this experience will see you depart from the plains of Anatolia, Cappadocia, and take in the landscape of honeycombed underground cities and chimney-shaped rocks.

Plus, this sky-high experience comes with a decadent breakfast buffet.

Classic Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu - Cusco, Peru

This four-day excursion from Cusco will see you immersed in a mix of cultural, historical and natural sights along the famous Inca Trail.

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After passing through villages and archaeological sites, you’ll be in for a guided tour at the sacred mountain of Machu Picchu.

Blackstone Beach, Cliff Jump & Hidden Treasures – Aruba

A must for lovers of adventure, this experience will see you get behind the wheel of your own utility task vehicle (UTV) and explore the rugged, desert terrain of Aruba.

One traveller who took part described it as “an experience of a lifetime” and an “amazing memory we will never forget”.

For the full list of top experiences, head here.

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