Have you ever dreamed about visiting another planet? Well you can! and without leaving mother Earth! Check out these out of these five travel destinations that will make you feel as if you are on another world.
5. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
If you truly want to get an out of this world experience make sure you visit the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia! It’s one of the few landscapes on Earth where you’re definitely going to feel like you’re on another planet. The salt flat is said to be 40,000 years old and it’s over 12,000 square kilometers and 3,700 meters above sea level, which makes it the largest salt flat in the world. From a distance the salt flat gives the illusion of it being a huge white sea. When it rains, the water makes the salt flat look like a giant mirror, giving it the appearance of walking on water. The best time to visit is during the dry winter months of June to September.
4. Las Salinas de Torrevieja, Spain
Saltier than any sea water, the Laguna Salada de Torrevieja is Spain’s must see attraction due to it’s pink color! The pink is due to a type of special algae that synthesize the components of the salty water in order to survive. The World Health Organization has taken plenty of tests and confidently declared the lake to be one of the healthiest of all Europe. Scientific evidence shows that the lake can bring huge benefits for the prevention and treatment of diseases on skin or lungs. Enjoy swimming and improving your health on this lake. Like an image taken from a fantasy that you won’t be able to believe your eyes!
3. Deadvlei, Namibia
The Deadvlei landscapes looks like a scene out of a paining. What was once a marsh, is now a dried white clay pan, surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes of the world. The climate changed about 200 years ago causing a drought in the area. With no water, the trees were unable to survive, but they did not disappear. The trees died out instead of decomposing and the desert sun scored them into blackened bones, never to vanish the earth. The tree skeletons are said to be over 900 years old frozen in time.
2. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
Known as “one of the top ten dive sites in the world,” by French explorer, Jacques- Yves Cousteau, the Great Blue Hole is over 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep! The Great Blue Hole is one of the greatest ocean mysteries of the world that can even be seen from outer space! Another oddity is it’s perfect circular shape. It is said to be more than 15,000 years old and traced back to the Mayan Civilization. If you can plan a visit make sure you spend a full day of snorkeling and scuba diving! It will seem as though time has come nearly to a standstill as you marvel at the Gothic wonder of the undersea life in the Great Blue Hole.
1.Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Explore one of Mother Earth’s Fortress of Solitude. Beautiful, crystal caves are formed during winter by the rivers of melt water. The caves are made of jewel-like interiors and and appear in a kaleidoscope of colors as the light and conditions change throughout the winter. They are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes. Every year there are many new caves that are formed throughout the glacier. Do not plan your visit for spring or summer due to a threat of collapse, but instead secure a winter for the cold strengthens the ice and makes the exploration possible.