Next year I am off on my very first Contiki! I fact I paid the deposit yesterday and I am beyond excited to check out the sights of Mexico with such a trusted company. Contiki have alot of great resources, designed for people like me with serious Wanderlust. Here are the top five experiences on Contiki’s no regrets list –
Iceland’s landscapes and awe-inspiring natural light show – and specifically the dreamy Blue Lagoon catapulted it to the top of the list. Silica, algae and minerals are all active in the lagoon, making it a killer natural skin regime, while the water temperature hovers around a balmy 37 to 40 degrees. If you think the idea of bathing with 50 other people at one time is a bit gross, don’t worry, the water is self-cleansing, renewing itself every 40 hours.
One of the most magnificent wonders on the planet, the Great Pyramids of Giza define bucket-list goals. Built more than 5000 years ago, the oldest and largest of the pyramids is the Great Pyramid, the only surviving structure of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Nestled on the west bank of the Nile and on the fringes of the expansive Sahara Desert, jump on board a camel and capture the ultimate selfie.
Move over all other walls of the world because you will never beat the greatest (and longest) of them all – the Great Wall of China. Weighing in at a staggering 21,196 kilometres long and with more than 2,300 years under its belt, the Great Wall is the world’s most awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture, build by multiple dynasties to protect different territorial borders.
Golden expanses of sand, chilled out hippy vibes and hands down some of the best food in Australia – this is Byron Bay. All of those dreams you’ve been harbouring of running away and living the surf lifestyle – this is the place to do it. Spend your morning kayaking the mangroves and dolphin-spotting, cycle over to Tallows beach for secluded beach hangs, then end the day watching the sun set from the vantage point of the lighthouse.
Pizza and Italy – two words that have been synonymous with each other since, well, forever. Get to grips with the country’s most famous export with a hands-on cookery lesson, taught by the experts themselves – the locals. Learn to knead your dough just the right way, dollop on the perfect tomato sauce, and season with all the cheese and basil you can dream of.
Interestingly enough I am flying to Bryon Bay tomorrow.
What is on your no regrets list?