The ultimate ‘Wonder List’ – the 25 must-do life experiences in the world today – has been revealed following a study commissioned to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Discovery Channel.

An expert panel, including presenter and adventurer Bear Grylls, created a list of the must-do worldwide travel experiences which was then shortlisted via a national poll of 2,000 Brits.

Here are the 25 experiences to get under your belt before you die…

1. Visiting the North Cape in Norway to see the Aurora Borealis

2) Diving or snorkelling along the largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

3) A road trip down Route 66, starting at Illinois and experiencing other great destinations along the route from The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona to The Barringer Crater

4) Climbing/ hiking or visiting the skywalk at the Grand Canyon

5) A gondola ride down the Grand Canal, Venice

6) Exploring The Forbidden City in China

7) Marveling at the Pyramids of Giza

8) Witnessing the sunrise and changing colours of Ayers Rock, Australia

9) A boat trip round the Galapagos Islands

10) Walking the The Inca Trail in Machu Picchu, Peru

11) A helicopter tour of Niagara Falls

12) Seeing Yellowstone National Park, USA and seeing the Yellowstone Caldera – the largest supervolcano on the continent

13) Visiting the Moai statues on Easter Island

14) Visiting the Normandy War Graves and paying respects to the fallen British of World War 1 / visiting the Somme Battlefields

15) Touring the Terracotta Army, China

16) Experiencing dawn at the Taj Mahal

17) Jungle trekking and river kayaking at the Amazon Basin, South America

18) Visiting Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice

19) Island hopping in Greece by boat

20) Camping and hiking in Yosemite National Park, USA

21) Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia

22) Watching the Masai Mara Great Wildebeest migration, Kenya

23) Celebrating Hogmanay in Edinburgh

24) Seeingat Michelangelo’s artwork in the Sistine Chapel, Italy

25) Going on a train trip/ tour of the Rocky Mountains, Canada

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