Six travel destinations that look like they’re from another planet...

Wadi Rum, Jordan


Also known as The Valley of the Moon, Wadi Rum is a valley cut into the rock in southern Jordan. With its blood red sand, you could easily mistake this place for a far-off planet. You won’t need a spaceship to visit though, as you can experience the desert on our Treasures of Jordan tour.



Atacama Desert, Chile


Not only is the Atacama Desert the driest place on earth, you could also be forgiven for thinking you’re looking at another world. Explore the desert, including Mars Valley and Salt Mountain and watch the rocks appear to change colour as the sun sets, on our Atacama and Patagonia tour


Yellowstone National Park, USA


The incredible Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is a bubbling ring of vibrant, other-worldly colours that wouldn’t be out of place on an alien planet. You can see the pool for yourself, along with the extraordinary Yellowstone Canyon and Old Faithful geyser on our Epic Wonders of the National Parks tour. 

Halong Bay, Vietnam


This UNESCO World Heritage Site features thousands of islands in all different sizes, most of which are limestone. The bay looks like it could belong on a distant planet, waiting to be discovered. Experience an overnight river cruise through Halong Bay on our Journey Through South East Asia tour. 


Witches Market, Bolivia


You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world when you enter the Witches Market in La Paz, Bolivia. Dozens of strange, alien looking products used in ancient rituals can be found for sale here. Find an unusual souvenir for yourself when you visit the market at part of our Latin Wonders of the World Tour.


Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand


With their eerie sight, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another dimension in the Glow Worm Caves of Dunedin. The tiny creatures are unique to New Zealand and turn the caves into a starry wonderland. Visit the caves and experience the magic for yourself on our Discover New Zealand tour