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 (nearly) 30 years of experience, we’ve picked up a thing or two that could come in handy when making yours. These are our top experiences from each of the 7 continents. Ready for some inspiration?

1. Trek with gorillas in Uganda and the Republic of Congo

16 Days From R30,231

The ultimate African adventure tour. See lions in Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park,...

27 Days From R54,225

Get closer to Africa’s incredible wildlife on this journey through Kenya, Uganda,...

 

2. See the Northern Lights in Iceland

6 Days From R16,948

Discover the unique beauty of Iceland. Visit the Gullfoss waterfall, touch the...

Dec 16, 2018

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The Nordic island nation is everything you've seen on Instagram, and more.

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3. Camp out at Grand Canyon National Park

11 Days From R24,400

Jump from nature to the city and back again. Keep your cool in Joshua Tree National...

18 Days From R55,918

This is the best of the West. Trek through the diverse scenery of parks filled with...

18 Days From R42,400

Travel from Los Angeles up to San Francisco, passing through Las Vegas, the Grand...

10 Days From R18,060

Travel through the south of the USA and visit San Antonio, the Carlsbad Caverns and the...

 

4. Walk along the Great Wall of China

12 Days From R17,230

Start with a bang in Beijing, hike the heights of Huangshan, explore the Great Wall,...

12 Days From R32,045

Travel to the Land of the Dragon and explore Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Chengdu and Hong...

Jan 16, 2018

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5. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 Days From R12,189

Travel to Peru to discover the Inca, Peru's ancient civilisation. Trek or train to...

8 Days From R16,486

Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient...

12 Days From R32,100

Travel from the heights of the Andes to the exotic Amazon rainforest on this best of...

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6. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef 

 

14 Days From R49,730

Travelling from Sydney to Cairns, soak up the best of Australia’s east coast beaches,...

7 Days From R31,790

Discover Fraser Island, the Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, Tully Gorge National Park...

Sep 05, 2018

A trip to Mawurndaddja, the best-kept secret of...


Hidden from the world until now, this Arnhem Land treasure has rock art dating...

Aug 26, 2018

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7. Kayak alongside glaciers in Antarctica

12 Days From R88,987

Soak up the essence of Antarctica on a mid-summer expedition aboard the brand new MV...

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10 Days From R12,564

Travel from historic Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh City. Tour down the Mekong, visit...

15 Days From R12,168

See the best of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the city of Fes, see the...

10 Days From R45,125

Travel to Iceland and tour this North Atlantic island. Visit Reykjavik, the Golden...

8 Days From R18,873

Escape to Cuba on an adventure to this exotic Caribbean island and explore the sultry...

7 Days From R12,189

Travel to Peru to discover the Inca, Peru's ancient civilisation. Trek or train to...

8 Days From R7,968

Visit India and tour the famous Golden Triangle of Dehli, Agra and Jaipur. One of the...

13 Days From R18,131

Journey into Morocco’s heart, from Casablanca to Marrakech, taking in the like of Fes,...

6 Days From R16,948

Discover the unique beauty of Iceland. Visit the Gullfoss waterfall, touch the...

5 Days From R15,350

Discover Australia’s Top End on a roundtrip from Darwin. Meet Traditional Owners,...

15 Days From R16,745

Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you to Mt Everest Base Camp. Explore...

9 Days From R10,539

Travel through Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Bangkok in Thailand on a...

15 Days From R20,695

Travel to Costa Rica and discover a tropical playground of immense natural beauty....