Bucket lists don’t have to be cliché. They’re a way to catalog living life to the fullest – a master directory where you can aspire to sleep under the stars, write a novel or compete in extreme ironing (yes, that’s a thing) all in one place. Every list should be different. But some experiences deserve a place on everyone’s.

That’s why we’ve come up with our very own: the ultimate travel bucket list. In our 30 years of experience, we’ve picked up a thing or two that could come in handy when making yours. These are our top 20 experiences from around the globe. Ready for some inspiration?

20. Explore the waterways of the Mekong Delta

Trip Name Days From NZD
Vietnam Express Southbound

10

1635

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

18

3015

Vietnam Express Northbound

10

1645

Scenic Vietnam

15

2230

Classic Vietnam

15

3235

Best of Cambodia & Vietnam

18

3320

Vietnam Family Holiday

13

2150

Vietnam Real Food Adventure

12

2765

South East Asia Loop

30

5710

19. Share a pizza in Italy

Trip Name Days From NZD
Rome to Amalfi

8

2590

Highlights of Italy

8

2210

Berlin to Venice

15

3205

Amalfi Coast: Hike, Boat & Kayak

8

2975

Italy Experience

10

4455

Cycle Tuscany

8

2860

Sardinia & Corsica Sailing Adventure

8

2563

Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

7

2788

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

3005

Sail Italy: Procida to Amalfi

4

1437

Highlights of Calabria & Sicily

15

5680

Real Central Europe
Ages 18 to 29

15

2957

Italian Lakes: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

3575

Umbrian Discovery

8

2290

Classic Italy

21

7100

Epic Europe: Central & Italy
Ages 18 to 29

22

5355

Italy Real Food Adventure

8

3600

Italy Family Holiday

8

3745

Italian Odyssey Real Food Adventure

15

7120

South Italy Real Food Adventure

8

3570

Rome to Sicily

22

8025

Venice to Sicily

29

10445

18. Sleep under the dazzling starry sky in the Sahara Desert

Trip Name Days From NZD
Morocco Uncovered

13

2265

Morocco Encompassed

18

2320

Best of Morocco

15

1500

South Morocco Discovery

10

1210

Best of Morocco – For Solo Travellers

15

1500

Morocco Real Food Adventure

12

2025

Cycle Morocco

14

2465

Epic Morocco
Ages 18 to 29

18

2355

Best of Morocco Family Holiday

10

1250

Tunisia Expedition

12

4020

Highlights of Andalucia & Morocco

20

6560

17. Meet Maasai warriors and experience tribal culture

Trip Name Days From NZD
Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

1700

The Masai Heartlands

15

4090

East Africa Highlights

10

4685

Essential East Africa
Ages 18 to 29

10

2673

Best of East Africa

20

5530

Real East Africa & Zanzibar
Ages 18 to 29

13

3670

Kenya & Tanzania Safari

15

10985

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

14950

Gorillas & East Africa Safari

18

11685

Kenya Safari

8

4780

Epic African Adventure
Ages 18 to 29

31

7934

Kenya Family Safari

8

2530

East Africa Safari & Coast

13

6300

Africa Experience

37

24615

16. Gaze up at the magnificent Treasury façade at Petra

Trip Name Days From NZD
Explore Jordan

8

1790

Jordan Discovery

8

2265

Discover Egypt & Jordan

15

4005

Complete Jordan

9

2795

Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum

9

2950

Explore Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

15

5625

Trek Jordan

8

2265

Real Egypt & Jordan
Ages 18 to 29

15

2705

One week in Jordan
Ages 18 to 29

7

1170

Oman & Jordan Discovery

15

5270

Jordan Real Food Adventure

6

2170

Jordan Family Holiday

8

2355

15. Stay overnight in a traditional yurt

Trip Name Days From NZD
Central Asia Explorer

17

4435

Uzbekistan Adventure

9

2015

Bishkek to Ashgabat

26

7590

The Great Silk Road

32

9205

Ultimate Silk Road: Beijing to Ashgabat

41

12495

Nur-Sultan (Astana) to Tashkent

30

10575

Essential Silk Road
Ages 18 to 29

14

3270

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Adventure

18

5245

14. See the vast expanse of the Salar de Uyuni

Trip Name Days From NZD
Bolivia Highlights

11

2285

Explore Peru & Bolivia

25

6785

Epic Peru, Bolivia & Argentina
Ages 18 to 29

26

6485

Epic Bolivia to Brazil
Ages 18 to 29

18

4901

Explore Bolivia to Brazil

31

7300

Best of South America

51

11305

Real Bolivia & Argentina
Ages 18 to 29

12

2880

Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure

3

1475

Bolivian Salt Flats & Andean Desert Short Break

6

1455

13. Trek in the Himalayas

Trip Name Days From NZD
Everest Base Camp Trek

15

2300

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15

1970

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15

1645

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

3025

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

1850

Nepal: Annapurna Hike, Bike & Raft

12

1925

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

4105

Nepal Family Holiday with Teenagers

11

2650

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

538

12. Visit Moscow’s iconic Red Square

Trip Name Days From NZD
Russia Highlights

8

1900

Trans-Mongolian Experience

20

5715

Russia Adventure

11

3260

Beijing to St Petersburg

23

6545

Russia Explorer

14

5370

Winter Trans-Siberian Adventure

15

3745

Russia Highlights - New Year

11

3335

Essential Russia
Ages 18 to 29

9

1530

Highlights of Russia & the Baltics

19

5485

Russia Experience

18

5325

Russia to Kazakhstan Railway Adventure

12

3340

Russia Real Food Adventure

10

3075

11. Get your vintage on in Cuba

Trip Name Days From NZD
Beautiful Cuba

8

2125

Cuba on a Shoestring

8

1280

Best of Cuba

15

3045

Best of Cuba Westbound

15

3100

Discover Mexico & Cuba

22

3865

Cycle Cuba

14

3550

One Week in Cuba
Ages 18 to 29

8

1161

Cuba Explorer

10

2175

Western Cuba

6

1285

Grand Cuba

20

4040

Best of Mexico & Cuba

22

7120

Beautiful Cuba - For Solo Travellers

8

2490

Cuba Family Holiday

11

2560

Cycle Cuba: East

8

1880

Real Santiago de Cuba Carnival
Ages 18 to 29

12

1755

10. Explore the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

Trip Name Days From NZD
Turkey Encompassed

15

2725

Best of Turkey

15

2420

Turkey Explored

18

2085

Real Turkey
Ages 18 to 29

15

1540

Turkey Highlights

8

1560

Turkey Uncovered

14

1695

Turkey: Hike, Bike & Kayak

12

2430

Five Days in Cappadocia
Ages 18 to 29

5

500

Turkey Backroads

5

720

Turkey Real Food Adventure

10

2525

Highlights of Turkey & the Greek Islands

15

5705

Discover Classic Turkey & Northern Cyprus

15

3755

Discover Georgia & Turkey

18

4750

Turkey Winter Discovery

10

1630

Turkey Family Holiday

10

2560

9. Lose yourself among ancient Maya ruins

Trip Name Days From NZD
Mexico Unplugged

15

2100

Mexico Real Food Adventure

9

2210

Discover Mexico & Cuba

22

3865

Best of Mexico

15

5330

Real Mexico
Ages 18 to 29

15

2165

Best of Central America

45

6030

Mexico & Guatemala Highlights

11

2075

Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

22

9230

Best of Mexico & Cuba

22

7120

Yucatan Peninsula Adventure

8

2185

Maya Adventure

22

4020

Central America Encompassed

31

4080

8. Island hop around the Greek Islands

Trip Name Days From NZD
Athens to Santorini

8

2855

Hidden Cyclades Sailing Adventure

10

2956

Cruising the Islands of Greece & Turkey

9

5470

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini

8

2263

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

8

2263

Best of Greece

15

4995

Highlights of Turkey & the Greek Islands

15

5705

Ionian Islands Sailing Adventure from Corfu

8

2350

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands

10

2956

7. Glide down Botswana's Okavango Delta on a mokoro

Trip Name Days From NZD
Okavango Experience

10

1790

Explore Southern Africa

18

3425

Botswana Adventure

10

4545

Experience Southern Africa

16

4045

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

3510

Botswana Highlights

9

3015

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

3510

Real Southern Africa
Ages 18 to 29

17

3128

Okavango & Beyond

9

2230

Amazing Southern Africa

22

8520

Essential Botswana
Ages 18 to 29

9

1746

Africa Encompassed Southbound

63

15175

Southern Africa Adventure

30

5655

Kenya to Cape Town

48

8440

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

14950

Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers

10

2155

Southern Africa Highlights

17

8795

Best of Southern Africa

29

13360

Africa Experience

37

24615

6. Snorkel with whale sharks

Trip Name Days From NZD
Perth to Broome Overland

10

2300

Darwin to Perth Overland

22

4660

Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar

11

5070

Broome to Perth Overland

10

2360

5. Be mesmerised by the Taj Mahal

Trip Name Days From NZD
India's Golden Triangle

8

1175

Classic Rajasthan

15

2035

Indian Getaway

11

1010

Rajasthan Experience

15

3200

North India Revealed

22

1550

Northern India Family Holiday

10

1495

India Real Food Adventure

15

3135

Kathmandu to Delhi

10

2330

Delhi to Goa

15

1495

Real North India
Ages 18 to 29

11

927

Real Delhi to Kathmandu
Ages 18 to 29

13

1368

North India Highlights

9

2625

Cycle Rajasthan

15

2355

Rajasthan Adventure

11

1455

India Experience

21

5960

Best of India

19

3135

India & Nepal

19

6445

India Vegan Food Adventure

8

1535

4. Explore the ancient wonder that is the Great Wall of China

Trip Name Days From NZD
China Highlights

9

1915

North China Getaway

12

2150

China Real Food Adventure

12

3540

China Experience

19

5035

Beijing to Hong Kong Getaway

20

3645

China Family Holiday

12

4285

Explore China

12

4285

Real China
Ages 18 to 29

12

1863

China: Great Wall Hike, Bike & Kung Fu

7

1990

Beijing to Hong Kong Adventure

12

3415

China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival

13

3575

3. Witness the magic of the Northern Lights

Trip Name Days From NZD
Northern Lights Escape

6

2345

Finnish Lapland in Winter

8

4755

Canadian Rockies & Northern Lights

11

6165

East Greenland and Iceland Northern Lights

14

23050

2. Experience the remote wilderness of Patagonia

Trip Name Days From NZD
Patagonia Wilderness

15

8100

Trek Patagonia

10

5805

Chile & Argentina Real Food Adventure

11

5050

Highlights of Patagonia

8

4750

Patagonia: Trekking in the Andes

9

5175

Patagonia Explored

14

6885

1. Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt

Trip Name Days From NZD
Egypt Experience

12

3745

Egypt Adventure

8

1550

Explore Egypt & Jordan

19

6590

Discover Egypt & Jordan

15

4005

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

22

3950

Express Egypt

8

2250

Explore Egypt

15

1925

Essential Egypt
Ages 18 to 29

9

1085

Jordan & Egypt Express

9

2230

Classic Egypt and Jordan

16

5630

Real Egypt & Jordan
Ages 18 to 29

15

2705

Uncover Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

26

12110

Egypt Family Holiday for Solo Parents

8

1890

Egypt Family Holiday

8

2450

 

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