3x superlative adventures

13 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

3x superlative adventures

© Lonely Planet 3x superlative adventures

Add a little (or a lot of) adventure to your journey. Can't it be crazy enough for you? We give three tips for the superlative of adventurous destinations!

Celebrate holidays in the driest place in the world

Although the Antarctic polar desert is technically the winner, you should actually go to the Atacama desert in the north of Chile if you don't want a splash of rain during your vacation. Despite the drought, the beauty of the Atacama is very diverse, especially in the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon). Here you will find life, including groups of flamingos in salt lakes on the edge of the desert. chile.travel

Go on the world's longest train journey

Passengers have to move their watches seven times between the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railway line. The trains connect Moscow and Vladivostok, but many travelers opt for a shorter sideway through Mongolia to Beijing for an even greater contrast between Europe and Asia. The Russian route takes seven days, perhaps with a break in the cultural city of Irkutsk, before the train runs along the shores of Lake Baikal, the world's deepest and oldest lake. This impressive journey is perhaps also the best opportunity to pack up - and perhaps even read - a momentous Russian novel. From € 579; tiaratours.nl

Admire the world's largest national park

Northeast Greenland National Park covers the upper right corner of the world's largest island and combines a long fjord coast with huge ice plains. Most of the park is only accessible to the Sirius Dog Sled patrol, an elite unit of the Danish army, but some cruises sail past the icebergs. Watch cruises that dock at the port of Ittoqqortoormiit, just south of the park border. Eight-day cruise from Iceland € 5300; ijslandtours.nl

You can find all 100 adventures in the November issue of Lonely Planet magazine, which you can order here.

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