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7 Best desert destinations to add to your post-pandemic travel bucket list

Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

From the towering sand dunes of Namibia to the surreal limestone formations of Egypt's White Desert, check out seven must visit desert destinations. 

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As the summer season approaches, many of us start to plan our much-awaited vacations. If you're seeking a break from city life and want to indulge in some sun-soaked adventures, then desert destinations should be at the top of your list. With their unique landscapes, diverse cultures and activities ranging from camel riding to hot air balloon rides, desert destinations offer a unique vacation experience. From Africa to the Middle East, here are seven of the best desert destinations to add to your travel bucket list.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

As the summer season approaches, many of us start to plan our much-awaited vacations. If you're seeking a break from city life and want to indulge in some sun-soaked adventures, then desert destinations should be at the top of your list. With their unique landscapes, diverse cultures and activities ranging from camel riding to hot air balloon rides, desert destinations offer a unique vacation experience. From Africa to the Middle East, here are seven of the best desert destinations to add to your travel bucket list.(Unsplash)

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Wadi Rum, Jordan: Located in southern Jordan, Wadi Rum is a fascinating desert destination that boasts spectacular red sandstone mountains and rock formations, providing a dramatic backdrop to your adventure. Visitors can explore the landscape by hiking or rock-climbing, or take a 4x4 desert safari tour. Camping under the starry skies in a Bedouin-style tent is also an unforgettable experience.(File photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Wadi Rum, Jordan: Located in southern Jordan, Wadi Rum is a fascinating desert destination that boasts spectacular red sandstone mountains and rock formations, providing a dramatic backdrop to your adventure. Visitors can explore the landscape by hiking or rock-climbing, or take a 4x4 desert safari tour. Camping under the starry skies in a Bedouin-style tent is also an unforgettable experience.(File photo)

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Sahara Desert, Morocco: The Sahara Desert's sweeping landscapes, with rolling sand dunes that can reach up to 180 meters, will leave you mesmerized. You can take a camel ride across the dunes or explore the desert on foot. And when the sun sets, stay overnight in a traditional Berber tent or opt for a luxurious desert resort. (Franck Fife / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Sahara Desert, Morocco: The Sahara Desert's sweeping landscapes, with rolling sand dunes that can reach up to 180 meters, will leave you mesmerized. You can take a camel ride across the dunes or explore the desert on foot. And when the sun sets, stay overnight in a traditional Berber tent or opt for a luxurious desert resort. (Franck Fife / AFP)

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White Desert, Egypt: The White Desert in Egypt, with its surreal limestone formations, is a unique desert destination that sets itself apart. Visitors can enjoy a day's Jeep safari tour to explore the chalk-white formations and enjoy the desert's tranquility. Camping in a Bedouin-style tent is also a must-do experience.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

White Desert, Egypt: The White Desert in Egypt, with its surreal limestone formations, is a unique desert destination that sets itself apart. Visitors can enjoy a day's Jeep safari tour to explore the chalk-white formations and enjoy the desert's tranquility. Camping in a Bedouin-style tent is also a must-do experience.(Unsplash)

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Atacama Desert, Chile: Chile's Atacama Desert boasts stunning landscapes with salt flats, deep canyons, and otherworldly rock formations. You can explore the desert by bike or take a hot air balloon ride to witness the desert's breathtaking beauty from above.(Getty Images/iStockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Atacama Desert, Chile: Chile's Atacama Desert boasts stunning landscapes with salt flats, deep canyons, and otherworldly rock formations. You can explore the desert by bike or take a hot air balloon ride to witness the desert's breathtaking beauty from above.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Mojave Desert, California, USA: The Mojave Desert in California may be best known for its national parks, but it offers an array of activities and experiences. Visitors can explore the Joshua Tree National Park, hike the desert trails, or even take a hot-air balloon ride.(Visit California) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Mojave Desert, California, USA: The Mojave Desert in California may be best known for its national parks, but it offers an array of activities and experiences. Visitors can explore the Joshua Tree National Park, hike the desert trails, or even take a hot-air balloon ride.(Visit California)

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Simpson Desert, Australia: The Simpson Desert, located in the heart of Australia, offers a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else. It's an expansive landscape of sand dunes, spinifex, and hardy desert shrubs, and offers experiences from camel treks to scenic flights.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Simpson Desert, Australia: The Simpson Desert, located in the heart of Australia, offers a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else. It's an expansive landscape of sand dunes, spinifex, and hardy desert shrubs, and offers experiences from camel treks to scenic flights.(Unsplash)

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Whether you're seeking an adventure-packed vacation or just want to unwind in a serene landscape, the seven best desert destinations mentioned above offer something for everyone. From the towering sand dunes of Namibia to the surreal limestone formations of Egypt's White Desert, these destinations provide the perfect escape from everyday life. So, book your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable desert experience!(Instagram) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Whether you're seeking an adventure-packed vacation or just want to unwind in a serene landscape, the seven best desert destinations mentioned above offer something for everyone. From the towering sand dunes of Namibia to the surreal limestone formations of Egypt's White Desert, these destinations provide the perfect escape from everyday life. So, book your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable desert experience!(Instagram)

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