15 of the most scenic spots in the world

There’s nothing quite like a spectacular view, is there? And no matter whether you’re gazing over bright blue waters or surrounded by brilliant emerald leaves, nature makes for some of the most breathtaking views in the world.

A photo can never replace the moment you stood on the top of a canyon or spotted a lion sleeping in the wild. Yet, there’s little to beat staring at a photo of an incredible view you discovered on your travels to conjure up happy memories.

To inspire you to adventure further into the natural world, here are 15 stunning places to discover and photograph. 

Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Grand Canyon National Park
At over 277 miles long and 1 mile deep, the sweeping view across the Grand Canyon is incredible. Seemingly never-ending, the light on the rocks, bright blue skies and winding water makes for stunning photographs.

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Made up of 19 islands, the spectacular Galápagos Islands are situated 1,000km from Ecuador. Spot giant tortoises, land iguanas, penguins, finches, and many more species that can't be found anywhere else in the world
Made up of 19 islands, the spectacular Galápagos Islands are situated 1,000 km from Ecuador. Spot giant tortoises, land iguanas, penguins, finches, and many more species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Covering 12,000 sq km (4633 sq mi), the world's largest salt flat is a breathtaking sight of glistening  white
Covering 4,633 sq mi (12,000 sq km), the world’s largest salt flat is a breathtaking sight of glistening white as far as the eye can see.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye
Rugged yet breathtakingly beautiful, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides is home to a sweeping, dramatic landscape of mountains, moors, lakes and cliffs. It’s a spectacular destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Big Sur, USA

Big Sur California
Following the Californian coastline from Carmel to San Simeon, the scenic 90-mile drive on the Big Sur winds past the sparkling Pacific Ocean, giant redwood forests in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and miles of sandy beaches.

Monte Verde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest Costa Rica
Walk among the glistening treetops and mist in Costa Rica’s famous cloud forest. Home to over 3,000 species of plants, 130 species of mammals, and over 440 species of birds, Monte Verde is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey
With sparkling blue pools surrounded by bright white and perched on the side of a valley, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is mesmerising. Don’t forget to take your swimming gear so you can have a dip in the hot, mineral-rich waters!

Antelope Canyon, USA

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Nestled in Arizona, this twisting 182-metre-long (600 feet) sandstone canyon makes for magnificent photographs. Created by wind and water erosion, the red-orange hue of the canyon changes with the light.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful national park features 16 interconnected lakes, surrounded by dense woodland. Rushing waterfalls join the lakes, with the largest waterfall, Veliki Slap, measuring 70m tall.

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Great Ocean Road in Australia
Driving along this iconic 151-mile route, you’ll come across beaches, rainforests, wineries, and  picturesque towns. And the rock formations shown here, the spectacular limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto Japan
With gentle beams of sunlight peeping through the thick bamboo stalks, this bamboo forest near Kyoto is utterly magical.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound New Zealand
The astounding beauty of New Zealand’s landscapes is well documented, and Milford Sound, in Fiordland National Park, is just one of many epic photography spots in the South Island.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park Tanzania
At almost 1.5 million hectares, the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible number of animal species, including zebras, black rhinoceros, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes and lions.

Cherry blossom, Japan

Cherry Blossom Japan
Each spring, the delicate pale pink of Japan’s cherry trees washes over the country. As the trees come into full bloom, parks, gardens and city streets up and down the country are transformed by a wonderful blanket of pink blossom.

Lake Louise (Banff National Park), Canada

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada
Deep turquoise water reflecting the epic landscape, bright white peaks sparkling in the distance, and tree upon tree make this iconic lake in Canada a dazzling sight.

Ready for your next adventure into nature? Speak to your Travel Counsellor to plan your visit and don’t forget to pack your camera!


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