Whether you are short of travel bucket list ideas or know exactly where you want to go, tick off the top bucket list destinations of South America and Southeast Asia with our tailor-made tours to the regions’ most remarkable highlights.
Bear witness to the beauty of the newly voted world wonders of nature, from the real-life dragons of Komodo Island and hypnotizing beauty of Halong Bay, to the enthralling falls at Iguazu and spellbinding allure of the Amazon Rainforest and Pantanal.
Seek inspiration from UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list and marvel at the architectural endeavors of ancient empires at Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat, unique landmarks with a priceless cultural and historical significance to humanity.
Undoubtedly Peru’s most famous and photogenic archaeological site, the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is rightfully one of the new Wonders of the World. Nothing quite prepares you for that first glance of its tumbling terraces and temples spectacularly saddled between two mist-shrouded Andean mountains.
On an expert-guided, private Machu Picchu tour, discover its secrets and marvel at its mysterious monuments, including the semicircular Torreon or Temple of the Sun, Guardhouse, Inti Punku (Sun Gate), and the must-see Intihuatana stone or “Hitching Post of the Sun”, thought to be the astronomic clock of the Incas.
Of all the archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, Angkor Wat and its surrounding archaeological park are by far the most awe-inspiring, its jungle-shrouded temples towering testaments to the architectural artistry of the ancient Khmer civilization.
Explore the empire’s crescendo of royal, religious, and administrative capitals built here between the 9th and 15th century, and marvel at the exquisite bas-reliefs, stunning symbolic setting, and sheer scale of these majestic moated monuments.
Northern Vietnam’s Halong Bay, known locally as the “Bay of the Descending Dragons,” is a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature, some 1,600 rainforest-topped islands and islets of towering limestone rising from the emerald-hued waters in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Embark on a luxurious junk boat cruise of Halong Bay, and explore this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, kayak through its ethereal karst wonderland of caves and lakes, and trek the jungle trails of the neighboring wildlife haven of the Cát Bà National Park.
Straddling the border between Brazil and Argentina, set amongst a subtropical rainforest brimming with biodiversity, the thundering Iguazú Falls is one of South America’s most awe-inspiring natural sights, a must-do on any traveler’s bucket list. A private tour of both sides of Iguazu falls is highly recommended.
Across a width of almost three kilometers, the Iguazú River drops vertically some 80 meters via 275 separate, spectacular cataracts, forming a cascading curtain of noise, foam, and spray, beset with resplendent rainbows and wide-mouthed witnesses to this jaw-dropping display of power.
Nestled in the heart of South America, the pristine flooded landscape of the Pantanal, at more than 42 million acres, is the largest tropical wetland and largest flooded grasslands in the world and boasts the highest concentration of wildlife on the continent.
Discover the iconic wildlife of this remarkable realm, from the biggest parrot (the hyacinth macaw), largest rodent (the capybara), and heaviest snake (the green anaconda) on the planet, to the largest concentration of crocodiles and jaguars anywhere on earth. Tour the Pantanal and discover its unique superlatives and boundless natural beauty.