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    18 Travel Experiences To Add To Your Bucket List In 2020

    From snowy train trips to desert hot air balloons.

    1. Go dogsledding under the northern lights.

    2. Cycle down Death Road.

    3. Hike along the rim of a volcano.

    4. Walk the Camino de Santiago.

    5. Catch a train across the south of Canada.

    6. Track mountain gorillas in the wild.

    7. Hike out to The Wave.

    8. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Namib desert at sunrise.

    9. Take a boat ride down the Ganges River.

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    Seeing the holy city of Varanasi from the water is said to be a truly amazing experience. Set out just before sunrise to watch the city wake up, as pilgrims come down to the river to bathe. It's equally beautiful at sunset, when lamps and candles are floated out onto the water in the Ganga Aarti fire ritual. You can prebook a tour or just turn up and find a boater to row you down the river.

    10. Spot an orca in the wild.

    11. Travel on the most scenic train in the world.

    12. Camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes.

    13. Camp with a local Bedouin family in Oman.

    14. Do a cycling tour around Ireland.

    15. Witness the great wildebeest migration.

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    You've seen it in The Lion King, and now it's time to see it in real life. Every year about two million wildebeests, zebras, and other animals migrate from Tanzania to Kenya, following the water. They face predators along the way and have to navigate harsh terrain. It's amazing to watch. It's technically a year-round event as they move in a circle based on seasons and weather. There's a tracker so you can plan a trip around seeing it.

    16. Do a giant road trip around Australia.

    17. Fly through the forest like Superman.

    18. Join a giant tomato fight.


    In #4, the amount of time necessary to walk the Camino de Santiago has been updated to reflect the most popular route. In #5, the train route has been updated to specify southern Canada.

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