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Top 5 Once in a Lifetime Experiences

The world is full of 'wonders', both natural and architectural, but drawing up a wish list of which to see can often be time-consuming. That's why we've whittled it down to 5 of the planet's 'must-visit' landmarks, so you can start planning your ideal holiday today!

1. The Taj Mahal

 The Taj Mahal; a structure so emblematic, so iconic, that seeing it with your own eyes is an experience that truly stays with you. Built in the 1600s by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the resting place for his beloved wife, this sentimental mausoleum is a vision in ivory-white marble. UNESCO describes the structure as 'the jewel of Muslim art in India', but its beauty really has to be seen to be believed.

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Taj Mahal

2. Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is an incredible abyss, formed from layer upon layer of different rocks, each one containing clues to the past. Its formation has yet to be conclusively determined, but popular opinion holds it at over 5 million years old. Reach this magnificent natural wonder by vintage railroad. The Grand Canyon Railway made its first journey in 1901, operating as a mining service before serving passengers.

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The Glamorous West Coast of America

Grand Canyon

3. The Northern Lights

Scandinavia's magical Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, often hold a lofty spot of many people's travel goals, and it's not difficult to see why. The phenomenal natural light show is quite unlike anything else in the world, painting the skies with vibrant dashes of green, pink, and violet. Those lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this incredible phenomena are sure to remember it for a lifetime.

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Huskies & The Northern Lights

Northern Lights

4. The Great Wall of China

Snaking over 5,000 miles across the contrasting landscapes of China, the Great Wall is without doubt one of the most impressive man-made structures in the world. Walking along this ancient structure is a once in a lifetime experience, as you step back in time to the era of the Ming Dynasty and imagine the incredible engineering prowess that was used to build it.

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Discover China

Great Wall Of China

5. 'Big Five' Safari

Escape to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park, one of the world's most revered safari spots and experience the thrill of spotting of the fabled 'Big Five' game animals. There is nothing quite like catching a glimpse these mighty creatures in their natural habitats; perhaps you'll spot a leopard a slowly stalking its prey, a lion dozing in the afternoon sun, or a herd of mighty elephants sauntering across the plains.

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Highlights of South Africa

Kruger National Park

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“Overall it was really good , but disappointed not to see northern lights
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Mrs J Warburton
“This was our first tour experience and can honestly say it was very good. Once in India it was seemless.Raj our guide was knowledgeable and supportive and took all the stress out of it all so we could relax and enjoy fully. Can honestly say would consider doing it again.
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