The Earth offers the most curious, unique landscapes and places, which, once discovered, are engraved in everyone’s mind. What could be better, for the next vacation, than to discover these cultural and natural gems?
To help you choose, a brief overview of the 20 most beautiful places in the world that you must see. The opportunity to discover for some, or to rediscover for others these treasures. So don’t hesitate any longer, your next destinations have already been found.
Machu Picchu – Peru
This mythical mountain, whose name means “Old Mountain”, has been recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World since 2007. It is a must-see on any tailor-made trip to Peru. The lost Inca citadel is of inestimable archaeological value because it allows you to admire the incredible ingenuity of the Inca civilization , a pre-Columbian people, capable of assembling huge stones without mortar.
Taj Mahal – India
Any trip to North India includes this essential step: the visit of the Taj Mahal. Located in the city of Agra, this sublime mausoleum of white marble, of incredible beauty, is a real jewel of Mughal architecture. The Taj Mahal, meaning crown of the palace, was built in 1631 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, and has been listed by UNESCO since 1983.
Petra – Jordan
La cité cachée de Petra, dernière étape de la quête du Graal pour Indiana Jones, Jerash, la Pompéi jordanienne, ou encore les châteaux du désert à l’est d’Amman. Un pays du Moyen Orient où l’on peut y voir une des 7 nouvelles merveilles du monde. Elle vous attend en vrai, grandiose, bien calée entre les canyons érodés des vallées du sud. Des temples et des tombeaux aux façades impressionnantes, sculptées dans des falaises de grès. Un dépaysement total face à la splendeur des lieux.
Temple D’angkor – Cambodge
This is a great idea for a stay in Cambodia! The temples of Angkor are a set of more than 200 temples classified as World Heritage by Unesco since 1992. The site covers more than 400km2. Angkor is an archaeological site, dating from the 11th to the 15th century. If you are short on time, focus on Angkor Wat, the Bayon or Tah Prohm, the most beautiful archaeological sites of this sacred place.
Great Barrier Reef – Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on the planet with over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands stretching from Bundaberg to the Cape York Peninsula. Rich in significant marine biodiversity, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site . It is one of the must-sees in the state of Queensland for all diving fans.
Atacama Desert – Chile
The driest desert in the world and the Valley of the Moon await you in the very north of the country, wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. An inhospitable vastness bordered by gigantic snow-capped volcanoes and populated by geysers and deep blue lagoons. Discover the natural treasures of this Chilean part.
Bagan or the Valley of 2000 Temples has become the tourist heart of Myanmar (Burma), with a site of 42 km2 with around 2,000 temples and pagodas dating from the 11th and 13th centuries. It dazzled Marco Polo and still has a unique splendor today. It is not for nothing that Unesco inscribed it on its World Heritage List in 2019.
Uluru – Australia
Uluru, also called Ayers Rock, is a 348 meter high sandstone rock formation found in central Australia. It is a sacred site for the Australian Aborigines, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
Pyramids Of Egypt Giza
On the outskirts of Cairo, about 25km away, are the pharaonic pyramids of Giza, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The sight of these pyramids in the middle of a desert immensity is fascinating. Among them are the most famous pyramids of Egypt, notably those of Cheops, Kephren and Mykerinos .
Lake Titicaca – Peru / Bolivia
Connu pour être le plus grand lac d’Amérique du sud, le lac Titicaca est aussi le plus haut lac navigable du monde car il se trouve à 3 800 mètres d’altitude. A cheval entre Pérou et Bolivie, il est parsemé d’une multitude d’îles à découvrir parmi lesquelles Amantani, Taquile, Uros…et aussi les fameuses île du Soleil et de la Lune sur la partie Bolivie, berceau de la civilisation Aymara.
The Navajo Indians await you in the “Monument Valley” on the semi-autonomous territory granted to them by the American government in 1958 in northeastern Arizona and Utah. A symbolic site of the American West popularized by the great Hollywood westerns.
Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
The archipelago of the Galapagos Islands is a national park listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its seismic activists, its isolation and its strong currents have made it a real underwater reserve. On land as well as in water, one discovers more astonishing species than the other, such as Galapagos tortoises and marine iguanas. They are also known to have been the place of research for Charles Darwin’s famous theory of evolution.
Rice fields – Bali
Between the south coast and the central volcanoes of the island, on the hills overlooking the rivers, rice is grown in the village of Tegallalang in the middle of the coconut palms. This landscape of terraced rice fields will transport you to a relaxed and authentic atmosphere, carefully guarded by the local population. Magical. A magical place listed as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage Site.
Cabo San Lucas – Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is a coastal town located in the southernmost part of Baja California in Mexico. It is known for its desert landscapes, its magnificent beaches, its nautical activities and also for its nightlife. Among the most famous sites you will find the Playa del amor and el Arco, a natural arch in the cliffs.
Glacier National Park – Canada
Pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular Glacier lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude.
Iguazu Falls – Brazil / Argentina
A circuit in Argentina that would be done without the iguaçu falls would be a bit like visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, it is really one of the most beautiful sites in Argentina and these sublime falls. On the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, these falls are rightly listed as World Heritage by UNESCO .
Great Wall of China
The first image that comes to mind when we think of a stay in China is its majestic crenellated wall. This imposing monument undulates over 6700 km. It is a strong symbol of Chinese civilization and a must for any trip to China. It is a set of Chinese military fortifications built between the 3rd century BC and the 17th century on mountain ridges. It allowed China to protect itself from several enemy peoples. Since 2007 it has been elected among the 7 wonders of the world and it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987.
Easter Islands – Chile
A 4-hour flight from Santiago rises in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the most isolated inhabited island on the planet. Its first inhabitants baptized it “ Rapanui ”. A fabulous nature reserve known worldwide for its thousand basalt statues, the moai .
Yosemite – West Coast USA
Another natural wonder listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yosemite National Park awaits in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains of eastern California. A paradise for trekking and hiking. With its natural natures, its glaciers, its rivers, its waterfalls. As well as its immense forests where the giant sequoia sits enthroned and its granite domes.
El Chalten – Patagonia Argentina
Trekking and nature lovers have an appointment in El Chalten , the capital of Argentine trekking. Mythical, Patagonia is one of the most beautiful and preserved regions of Argentina… Patagonia Argentina is indeed one of the key sites to discover during a trip to Patagonia !