7 NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD

horseshoe bend at the grand canyon

Do you want the ultimate trip of a lifetime?

Maybe this topic is on your bucket list. At the same time, some travelers want to do something daring, challenging, or even try to accomplish a goal. Some of us are just a visit to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World or all the Natural Wonders. 

Have a look through the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and start planning! 

1. Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, often called polar lights, northern lights, or southern lights, is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky. 

Aurora Borealis means “morning light from the north.” 

Charged bits from the sun strike atoms in Earth’s atmosphere that causes electrons in the bits to move to a higher-energy condition. While the particles drop back to a lower energy condition, they release a photon: light. You need to witness one of the world’s most beautiful phenomena. 

The best months to experience the Aurora Borealis “Northern Lights” is late August/September through the very beginning of April at these spectacular destinations Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and parts of Russia. From all the countries above, I still recommend Alaska and Canada.

2. Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, located in Arizona, North America. A natural development distinguished by layered bands of red rock that have formed over millions of years ago and provides insight into the Earth’s geologic timescale. This extraordinary natural beauty is extending over 400 kilometers (approximately 277 miles) in length and 6.4 to 29km (4 to 18 miles) in width. More than 5 million travelers visit Grand Canyon National Park annually. Visitors can enjoy the Canyon and experience it in all different ways. Such as hiking, riding in a mule train along a canyon path, ride the railway, scenic drives, river rafting, helicopter rides. Or go for a leisurely walk if strenuous activities aren’t on your agenda. Grand Canyon offers a substantial educational opportunity for you to learn about area wildlife, native vegetation, and the unique history of the region. Excellent day trip for just a tick off on your bucket list.

3. Great Barrier Reef

Why is the Great Barrier Reef so astonishing? 

It is the largest living structure on the planet, so big it’s visible from space. The coral reef stretching over 2,300 kilometers (142 miles) and an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers, the Coral Reefs are communities of hundreds of thousands of tiny animals called coral polyps. These coral reefs play a foundational role in the safeguarding of coastlines from erosion and contribute to the formation of white sandy beaches that we love so much. The Coral Reef system is home to almost three thousand individual reefs and nine hundred islands, Great Barrier Reef located in the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia.

4. Mount Everest

Mount Everest takes your breath away, literally and physically. Mount Everest rose from the ground of the ancient Tethys Sea and is about 60 million years old. Considered to be the highest mountain on planet earth, reaching 29,029 feet above sea level, and pursue to grow today at the rate of a few millimeters each year. Mount Everest and the Himalayas were traditionally revered by the local people as the homes of the gods and were considered sacred. The summit ridge of the mountain creeps the border between Nepal and Tibet, with the actual summit located in Tibet. Climbing this mountain that is shaped like a three-sided pyramid or not is still worth your time to experience. 

5. Parícutin

Parícutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, this a must-visit for those who love geology and volcanology, and a challenging climb for the fitness enthusiast. This volcano is as astonishing as the sight from its summit. On February 20, 1943, Dionisio Pulido, was plowing his cornfield when the ground began to quake and spurt steam. The volcano proceeded to erupt consistently over several years, decimating around two hundred kilometers around it with ash and molten lava. You can clamber up the lave tongue and peek inside, this is a genuinely sobering sight, and as impressive in its way as the view from the top of the volcano. You can hike to it on horseback or foot, though the final ascent is always on foot. Whatever you choose, prepare for a lengthy but rewarding day.

6. Rio Harbour

Located in the country of Brazil, South America. Ria Harbour, also is known as Guanabara Bay, has the world’s largest bay, having mountains that come down almost to the water’s edge. The Christ Redeemer statue created by French sculptor Paul Landowski that looks down on the town and harbor from one of the mountaintops. The Christ the Redeemer statue is a New Wonder of the World itself if you want to kill two birds with one stone. A large seaside city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). After setting eyes on the natural port of the Baía de Guanabara (Guanabara Bay), Rio was settled. It’s an excellent time to visit Rio between December and March when the weather is warm and sunny enough to hit the fantastic beaches.

7. Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Falls is one of the most impressive and beautiful waterfalls on the planet. Considered to be the largest when taking height and width into consideration. For adrenaline junkies and dramatic views, you can enjoy the Devils Pool, a natural rock swimming pool up to the edge of the Fall with roaring noise as the waterfalls over the cliff and down into the Zambezi River. The best months to experience Victoria Falls is from February to May, directly after the region’s summer rains. When you’ll see the world’s most giant sheet of falling water flowing at its most significant volume.

I recommend reading as much as possible about each Wonder before you travel to witness the 7 Natural Wonder. Your trip will be immensely more meaningful for you. 

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