No surprise that when it comes to unique things to do Colombia doesn’t disappoint
01
Ciudad Perdida

This lost city is believed to have been founded 650 years early than Machu Picchu. The site can only be accessed by climbing 1,200 stone steps through the dense Colombia jungle.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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02
El Penon De Guatape

Declared a national monument in 1940, this rock was first climbed in 1954. Visitors can now use the unique winding staircase that clings to the side of the rock, and enjoy a refreshment at the cafe that is now found at the top. But you won’t want to rush back down because the views of the surrounding countryside are said to be epic.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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03
Salt Cathedral Of Zipaquira

This dramatic cathedral can be found in salt mines in Bogota, which lie 200 metres below ground. This isn’t just for the tourists as 3,000 people venture down into the mines to attend a service here each week.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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04
Tatocoa Desert

Head to the Tatocoa Desert to embrace the Colombian wilderness, surreal desert landscapes and enjoy some of the most incredible stargazing moments.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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05
Cocora Valley

The valley is now part of a national park that has been created to stop the wax palm from becoming extinct. Within the valley you can go horseback riding, whitewater rafting and trout fishing, or go trekking and then enjoy a swim in one of the rivers.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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From $10,500 pp

Classic Taiwan

Taiwan

  • Hiking in Taroko National Park 
  • Taking a dip in Taiwan’s famed hot springs 
  • Experiencing a handful of Taiwan’s iconic night markets – you will not go hungry on this trip!
  • Spending a few days in the capital Taipei getting a sense of the island’s unique history

When to go:

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ideal length 11 nights

From $14,300 pp

Russian High Arctic

Russia The Arctic

  • Sail around the Russian High Arctic in luxury with all modern comforts onboard Sea Spirit 
  • Experience a true expedition cruise to the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Visit a soviet-era research facility, once a base for polar exploration
  • Look out for colonies of nesting seabirds on the rugged, steep cliffs of the islands
  • Spot polar bears, walrus and endangered bowhead whales around the archipelago

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 13 nights

From $7,500 pp

Trekking in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar & Central Heartland

  • A camping trek through some of the most remote parts of Mongolia, the western Altai Mountains
  • Meeting the famed eagle hunters and staying alongside a host family
  • Exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia’s heartland, including the stunning Orkhon Valley
  • Spending the night in Mandala Mongolia – the most luxurious and intimate accommodation available in the country

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights
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