The world’s top natural wonders should be on your list of places to see before you die.
Here are our top five. Do it – book one now!
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Visitors to the world’s highest waterfall have to take a small plane through dense forest to reach Canaima National Park. From the landing strip, the adventurous can reach the 979m high waterfall by dugout canoe and then trudging through the jungle.
BOOK IT: Intrepid Travel (020 3147 7777; intrepidtravel.com) offers a 25-day Northern Amazonia and Venezuela tour for £860.
Amazon rainforest, Brazil
Explore the depths of the Amazon Rainforest to appreciate South America’s vast jungle, alive with a huge variety of wildlife, from caiman alligators to pink river dolphins and everything in between, including tarantulas. View wildlife by boat and camp out on the riverbank.
BOOK IT: Explore (0845 013 1537; explore.co.uk) offers a 15-day Brazil tour for £2148.
Grand Canyon, US
You can hike down to the canyon floor or peer at it from a helicopter, but you’ll be spellbound by its dimensions: 1.6km deep and 446km long.
BOOK IT: Trekamerica (0845 313 2614; trekamerica.co.uk) offers a 14-day Westerner 2 tour for £829.
Victoria falls, Zimbabwe/ Zambia
The mighty waterfall is summed up by its indigenous name, “smoke that thunders”. Take a helicopter ride for a great view.
BOOK IT: Oasis Overland (01963 363400; oasisoverland.co.uk) offers a 31-day Savanna Dawn tour for £575.
Aurora borealis, the dazzling multi-coloured light displays, can be spotted in the night sky during the winter months in Scandinavia, Alaska and northern Canada.
BOOK IT: Exodus (020 8772 3936; exodus.co.uk) offers a seven-day Lapland adventure for £2239.