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Bucket list destinations travelers must visit

If you're looking for an adventure and need some inspiration, Flight Network, a travel and booking site, has got you covered. The site consulted with hundreds of travel experts and compiled a list of activities around the world that globetrotters won't want to miss.

From a wildlife safari in Africa to sailing the Galapagos Islands, get your passport ready for these trips of a lifetime.

15. See the Taj Mahal

Known as the "Jewel of India," millions of tourists visit the Taj Mahal each year to honor and celebrate the white marble mausoleum. In 1632, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the extravagant structure in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The complex took 20 years and 20,000 people to create. The history surrounding this World Heritage Site is worth the trek.

Where to travel: Agra, India

14. Walk around the ruins of Angkor Wat

Crowned the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat is not only a national symbol of Cambodia, it's a direct connection to Hinduism, Buddhism and past kings and empires. The structure covers approximately 400 acres and is visited by millions of travelers each year.

Where to travel: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

13. Dive and snorkel The Great Barrier Reef

Discover the underwater world of The Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder filled with unique marine life and a variety of beautiful coral. Whether you prefer diving, sailing, or snorkeling, exploring this site is a must.

Where to travel: Cairns, Australia


12. Explore Western Cape

There are a ton of ways to explore the Western Cape, and depending on your interests and wanderlust desires, you'll never be bored. For the lovers of the sea, surfing is essential while visiting the Western Cape. Travelers looking for a twist on water sports may enjoy heli-surfing, where helicopters transport travelers and surfboards to various destinations. A trip to South Africa is not complete without a visit to the Cango Caves and the territory of Bo Kaap.

Where to travel: Western Cape, South Africa

11. Visit the Grand Canyon

You don't have to leave the United States to check this activity off your bucket list. Just a flight or a drive away for some, the Grand Canyon is one of Mother Nature's greatest creations. Travelers can go sky diving, river rafting, camping, hiking or join a Grand Canyon Skywalk tour while visiting.

Where to travel: Arizona

10. Go island hopping in Greece

The Greek Islands are a hot spot for stunning architecture, gorgeous sunsets and vibrant nightlife. Some of the most popular spots on the island are Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes locations filled with endless ways to relax, explore and learn about Greek culture and tradition.

Where to travel: Greece

9. Explore otherworldly Iceland

Iceland offers travelers an array of experiences. Relax in steaming hot springs, spot humpback whales migrating, spend the day in an ice cave or catch a glimpse of The Northern Lights -- the possibilities are endless.

Where to travel: Iceland

8. Gorilla trekking in Central Africa

Thrill seekers won't want to pass up the chance to join a gorilla trekking excursion in Central Africa. Jungle safaris will get your adrenaline pumping and leave adventurers with the everlasting memory of wildlife living among the mountainous valleys.

Where to travel: Virunga National Park, Rwanda

7. Stay in an overwater Bungalow

Travelers looking for a secluded beach getaway should consider an overwater bungalow retreat. With plenty of privacy, warm water and white sandy beaches, this type of romantic vacation should be on the top of your bucket list.

Where to travel: Maldives, French Polynesia, Fiji

6. Lose yourself in the streets of Paris

Award-winning wine, delicious cuisine, endless shopping, historic museums and the sparkling Eiffel Tower -- France is a destination travelers will yearn for over and over again.

Where to travel: Paris, France

5. Sail the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are known for their unique wildlife, crystal blue seas and dreamy landscape. From playful seals, to colorful birds and tortoises, travelers will marvel at all the hidden treasures this island has to offer.

Where to travel: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

4. Trek to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a UNESCO's World Heritage Site and a symbolic and sacred destination of classical Inca civilization. Machu Picchu is filled with rich history where visitors can explore the wonders of the Temple of the Sun, walk the Inca trail and follow the ruins.

Where to travel: Machu Picchu, Peru

3. See The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights -- also known as Aurora Borealis -- is a phenomenon where all-natural light paints the sky with greens and blues, a scene one can only truly appreciate in person. Luckily, there are a number of countries around the world where travelers can experience this once-in-a-lifetime wonder.

Where to travel: Iceland, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Africa

2. Embark on an expedition to Antarctica

Embarking on an expedition to Antarctica is one of the trickiest bucket list adventures to plan, but travelers can get to this destination by plane, cruise ship or yacht. According to Flight Network, travelers will need to plan the trip with an experienced crew, preferably in the spring. The most worthwhile part of the trip is the breathtaking views of icy glaciers, navigating the rough seas of the Drake Passage and penguins frolicking on the shore.

Where to travel: Antarctica

1. Take a wildlife safari in Africa

If you consider yourself an animal lover and always dreamt of seeing some of the world's most beautiful creatures up close and personal, a wildlife safari in Africa is your chance to become one with nature. Travelers will spot elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffaloes on their expedition, an experience that will never be forgotten.

Where to travel: Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Africa