Natural Wonders Around The World
The Earth presents spectacular natural wonders that only a few percent of people will be able to see in their lifetime. A global popularity survey announced seven provisional winners that surpassed other spectacular sites. These 7 natural wonders of the world include Northern Lights, Grand Canyon, Pariketin, Mount Everest, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Victoria Falls and Great Barrier Reef. Many of these naturally constructed displays require an aerial view to capture the enormity of each event. Avid explorers, adventurers, backpackers, expatriates, and tourists place these 7 natural wonders on their bucket list.
1. The Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis
Northern lights have become a sensation for tourists traveling in the Northern Hemisphere. The Northern Lights are the auroras, or naturally occurring events involving mysterious displays of light in the sky. The northern light dances in the sky and emits a diffuse glow along the northern horizon. The intensity of the northern lights increases when moving north toward the magnetic pole in the Arctic. Unfortunately, the northern lights only appear randomly, making it a challenge for travelers to see it during a short trip. They are more often experienced by locals who live in these northern regions. Some of the most popular places to see the northern lights are in the far north of Canada, Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. During the winter months the chances of seeing Northern Lights increase. They occur throughout the year but darker skies make them easier to see in winter.
2. The Grand Canyon
You only need to stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon once to know why it is one of the 7 natural wonders of the natural world. The vast and colorful landscape of the Grand Canyon offers breathtaking views that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Most visitors go to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and spend the entire day, admiring the views of the sprawling landscape at the top of the valley. If you are in good shape and want to experience more drowning, head down to the canyon in one of the many hiking pools. For something less strenuous, go on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon for an unforgettable lifetime experience. If you are interested in the construction and geology of the valley, stop at the Geological Museum to learn about what you are seeing. From Lipon Point along Desert View Drive, you can have a great view of the rock layers in the canyon wall. Grand Canyon is located in Arizona, USA. The nearest major cities are Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Even fond travelers may not know about Pariketin, mainly because this natural wonder resides in Michoacán, Mexico. This cinder cone volcano was named one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, even famous volcanoes such as Yellowstone. Paricutin was last torn in 1952. It was considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world as mankind witnessed its birth and its rapidly growing formation. You can go twelve miles round-trip to the summit of the volcano, either by hiking or by horseback. Pedestrians will pass through the sandy coast and lava fields surrounding the volcano.
4. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is located in Africa along the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This magnificent waterfall originates from the Zambezi River. Visitors can reach the falls from Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls in Livingston. Cross the border to get different perspectives of this spectacular natural wonder. The best scenes are from Zimbabwe, but you can get a close experience from Zambia. Chopper tours and microlight tours are another great way to see the falls. The rainy season runs from the beginning of April to the end of November. A good time to visit is soon after, when the amount of water that comes over the springs is still very much, but the weather is pleasant.
5. Mount Everest
Mount Everest has an estimated elevation of 29,029 feet. Mountaineers consider this mountain to be the highest place on earth; However, it is not the tallest mountain in the world, a title that belongs to Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Everest is located within the Himalayan mountain range on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China. If you do not want to climb Mt. Everest, you still have options. Visitors can schedule a flight around the mountain for an awe-inspiring aerial view. Adventure trekkers can hike up to the base camp to fully experience the landscape of Mount Everest. Alternatively, you can have a distant view of the peak from the lodge's comfort at a hill station in Nepal.
6. Great Barrier Reef
As the largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef comprises over nine hundred islands, has approximately three thousand different reefs, and maintains a diverse ecosystem. The boat tour gives visitors a chance to see the rock up close. Snorkeling or dive trips can be arranged and can provide opportunities to see colorful fish, coral and marine life. Trips can be day trips or multi-day walks.
7. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by mountains and summits of granite, including the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Corcovada Peak, and the Tijuca Hills. It was created by erosion caused by the Atlantic Ocean. Tourists can explore the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro in a helicopter flight to see the breathtaking aerial view. The traditional way to see this natural wonder is to travel to the topmost area around the granite peaks that overlook the harbor. It will provide spectacular views of the beautiful beaches which are located inside the harbor.