The top 8 coolest things to do in your lifetime. This list has been drawn up from the posts submitted by site visitors who wish to share some of the fantastic experiences they have enjoyed around the globe. The attractions/experiences have also been confirmed by positive visitor reviews from Tripadvisor
1. Visit Mykonos Island, Greece
If you approach Mykonos by ferry, your most immediate thought might be about how the blue and white colors of the island play together; just like their flag. Brilliant white buildings present themselves as sculpted wedding cakes and are contrasted against crystal clear blue waters, while old gentle windmills stand regal on the hills like giant cake toppers! Lanes of paved slate with white washed borders crisscross the charming historical center. Lively beautiful beaches outline the island, and history and archeology are always very close at hand. There are very few places in the world that offer so many unique experiences all within easy grasp. This is truly a place like nowhere else in the world.
2. Hot Air Balloon Flight over Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)
Other than the obvious reasons for visiting one of the most exciting cities in the world, a hot air balloon flight seems to put the region at your feet (and any intimidation you may have felt to bed) in the most spectacular way. You’ll enjoy birds eye views of the Pyrenees mountains, Montserrat, the Mediterranean Sea and, if the skies are clear enough, even Barcelona itself. The Spanish are a fun loving friendly Nation, so it’s no surprise that they will make an already stunning experience even more exciting with plenty of surprises in store…
3. Tour Versailles By Bicycle (Paris, France)
Many European tours are notorious for talking big and then providing look warm experiences, so when I discovered an activity that 457 people out of 457 people had rated as a 5 Star experience I thought I’d better investigate a little further…Sure, trucking out on a tourist bus is less effort, but where’s the grace in that? Only by bicycle do you engage all the senses, and once at Versailles you’ll leave the tourist flocks in your dust to enjoy your weekend getaways for both of you. The foot tourists will only see a fraction of what this stunning estate has to offer, you’ll be able to cross the estate beyond the grand canal, picnic where the Kings once sat and visit the Hall of Mirrors before you’ve broken a sweat.
4. Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai, Thailand
Many people who visit Thailand for the cheap alcohol, nightlife and hospitable women have little idea that one of the last truly great adventures is within grasp. It’s crazy to think how many miss out on an experience of a lifetime that costs so little…Thailand looks and feels completely different on the back of an elephant. Witness how the guides work with the elephants to complete some amazing tasks on your trek through the jungle. After lunch you will be taken by raft down the Ping River to an orchid farm.
5. Private Night Time Viewing of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums (Rome, Italy)
The question that needs to be asked is ‘After paying airfare, accommodation and other expenses how do You want to remember the central experiences of your vacation? Hoarded like sheep with the other herds of tourists, fighting for elbow room to snap a half decent photo, or given a private after hours once in a lifetime opportunity to take in something truly remarkable in a small privileged group? Do you have any special interests like certain artists, architecture or a period in history? Then forward a list to the organizer so that your English speaking guide can cater to your requirements.
6. Pompeii and Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome (Italy)
I had reservations about including this tour. I wanted the experiences I mentioned here to be unique and free of Cliches but the fact is that this Pompeii and Vesuvius tour is rated so well by everybody that it deserves to be recommended. This tour is unique in that it visits both Pompeii and Vesuvius on the same day. It’s a small group so the pace is more relaxed and the service personal. Pompeii is both interesting and macabre due to the fact that the way of life was so well preserved by the catastrophe. You get a very clear picture of life in the city due to the plaster casts formed by the volcanic ash that encased, buildings, furniture, and people alike.
7. Kilauea Volcano Small Group Adventure Tour (Kona, Hawaii)
Hawaii is hidden waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, friendly people and amazing displays of nature. Witness first hand the dramatic landscape around Kona that has been created by lava flows, and enjoy the diverse nature of ranch land, dry forest and rain forest in the Hawaii Volcano National Park. This is a tour full of fun facts and cultural legends. You’ll walk away feeling enriched with what you have learned about geology, volcanology and ancient Hawaii
8. Ultimate Canyon 4-in-1 Tour (from Las Vegas, Nevada)
You can talk about the Grand Canyon, view photos and even videos, but it’s a place that needs to be visited and touched to really take in the spectacle that it is… So a helicopter ride from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is the ideal form of transport to give you some amazing aerial perspectives. You’ll fly down to the Colorado river and take a quick boat ride downstream. A shuttle bus will take you to the top of the West Rim where you can attempt the spectacular Grand Canyon Skywalk (if you have the heart for it), which is a clear bottom glass bridge that extends over the rim!Many other surprises await on what has to be one of the most exciting and fun filled experiences in a single day that you’ll be able to find.