3 Ultimate Travel Destinations According to Lonely Planet

The world is full of amazing places that all of us want to visit and experience. From ancient ruins to majestic mountains to modern-day metropolises, there is an abundance of choices that can easily overwhelm us. Lonely Planet has compiled a list of three amazing destinations that every traveler should consider for their pending vacation.

1. Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Australia

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park is a protected natural site in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is home to both Kata Tjuṯa and Uluṟu (also known as Ayers Rock). At sunset, the latter features golden tones that will leave you speechless and mesmerized. The sandstone monolith is 1,142ft tall and can be seen from miles away. It is a sacred site to the Aṉangu people, the area’s original inhabitants, who believe it is home to the spirits of their ancestors. The park has plenty to offer, including hopping kangaroos in their natural habitat.

The Uluṟu sandstone monolith

2. Petra, Jordan

Lonely Planet describes the ancient city of Petra as a must-see site. Located in the Levant region of Western Asia in the country of Jordan, Petra was almost lost to the world. The sandstone city was built by the Nabateans to serve as a trade stop-off between Arabian oases. Today, it’s one of the world’s most visited places and in 2007 was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Treasury is the city’s most iconic landmark and will surely take your breath away.

The Treasury at Petra, Jordan

3. Okavango Delta

The Okavango River flows from the Angolan highlands until it reaches its delta in the southern African country of Botswana. This unique ecosystem spans over almost 7,722 sq miles and substance vast wildlife that you want to discover for yourself. You can do that by 4WD safaris or powerboard and mokoro (dugout canoe) rides.

Powerboat ride on the Okovango Delta

Any of these three astounding destinations suggested by Lonely Planet will enable you to create memories that you will recount over and over again as the years pass.