We all miss the excitement of planning trips and going on vacations, but with the coronavirus restrictions, it’s been difficult to have something to look forward to. These bucket list trips take lots of planning and they can be booked years in advance. Go on and start researching and booking these once-in-a-lifetime trips!
Cruise Around Antarctica
Antarctica is the coldest, most ice-covered continent in the world and it happens to be really expensive to visit. Trips are planned at least a year in advance. The cruises begin in the southernmost city, Ushuaia in Argentina. The stops include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetlands, and the Antarctic Peninsula. At each stop, you can look forward to heading out in a zodiac (inflatable boat) and watching wildlife, visiting research stations, going polar diving, and reaching land to snowshoe.
Trips to Experience a Solar Eclipse
If you got a chance to witness the “Great American Eclipse” in 2017 you’ll know just what an amazing experience it is. For just a few minutes, the entire world goes cold and dark for those under the moon’s narrow and fast-moving shadow. During the eclipse, you’ll get a glimpse at the sun’s corona which is its wispy, white outer atmosphere. The next one is set for Chile and Argentina on December 14, 2020 and then in Antarctica on December 4, 2021.
East African Safari
Animal lovers have to take a safari trip at least once in their lifetime. Visit Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve if you’re after the “big five” (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo). Don’t miss the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The risky river crossings take place in July and August and from January to March wildebeest calves are born in the southern Serengeti. In addition to safari tours, you can hot air balloon or trek the Rwanda or Uganda to see mountain gorilla.