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12 Ultimate Travel Experiences

After two years of 'armchair travelling', many of us are now turning our attention back to our travel wish-lists and the ultimate experiences we wish to have. With international travel now easier than it has been for quite some time, why not consider finally booking that once in a lifetime trip? While we can't make up for lost time, we can at least seize the day and turn those dream holidays into actual plans.

There are many sites that would be considered bucket list worthy in destinations around our wonderful world and we've rounded up 12 of our favourites to inspire your next adventure. The best part? We can take you to all of them – and in the company of an expert guide. With Andante, you'll do so much more than simply tick these sites off your list.

The Taj Mahal

This incredible monument was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite queen, Mumtaz Mahal – a most extraordinary monument to love and arguably history’s greatest architectural achievement. Visit this incredible site as part of our Golden Age of Travel: India tour. 

The Pyramids of Meroë

The most significant part of Meroë is its Royal Necropoleis, great pyramid cemeteries of the ruling families. There are many hilltop pyramids here, some of which are almost perfectly preserved dating between 270 BC and 320 AD. Visit on our Sudan - The Lost Kingdom of Nubia tour. 

Angkor Wat

Without a doubt Cambodia’s most famous wonder, the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat temple complex is home to an assortment of Khmer capital buildings; a testament to the powers of this incredible civilisation. Visit on our Vietnam & Cambodia tour. 

The Colosseum

This legendary Italian site, situated in the heart of the Eternal City, needs no introduction. We actually have two expert-led tours that visit the Colosseum, Hidden Rome and then Rome & Assisi: Centres of Devotion. 

Machu Picchu

Another iconic site, Machu Picchu is home to remarkable stonework and set in a breathtaking location. Despite being hugely popular with tourists, it is absolutely worth visiting and we can take you there on our Southern Peru tour.

Easter Island

Easter Island is perhaps the most remote piece of land inhabited on the planet and it is known for being home to the enigmatic moai. Stand before these incredible monoliths on our best-selling Chile & Easter Island tour.

Petra

Located among mountains and rugged desert canyons, this Nabataean site is carved directly into a mixture of sandstone cliff face, its colours a mixture of red, white and pink. Explore it on our Jordan - Petra & the Desert Fortresses tour. 

Chichén Itzá

The awe-inspiring Maya city of Chichén Itzá is home to a ball court, observatory, sacred well, and the great pyramid of Kukulcan. You can visit this amazing site on our Mexico - The Maya tour.

Meteora Monasteries

The vertiginous 14th century Meteora monasteries in Greece are an incredible sight to behold, each perched boldly on a separate crag. We can take you to the monasteries on our Epirus & Macedonia tour. 

Hegra, Saudi Arabia

The UNESCO-listed Nabatean rock-cut tombs at Hegra should be on everyone's travel wishlist, which are somewhat reminiscent of Petra. Discover this amazing site on our Saudi Arabia - Nabataeans & Rock Art tour. 

Dordogne's Cave Art

Famed for its caves, the Dordogne Valley has some of the earliest and finest examples of prehistoric cave art in the world. Join our Dordogne - Cave Art tour to experience it for yourself.


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12 Ultimate Travel Experiences was published on 20 April 2022

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