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Best Of: Iconic Adventures

Some destinations offer adventures so exceptional as to be considered truly iconic. From Patagonia, with its dazzling landscapes, to the vast plains of the Serengeti, they should be at the top of any thrill seeker’s bucket list. Here, Indagare rounds up six destinations that all adventure-loving travelers should visit at least once in their lives.

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Going on an African safari is a life-changing experience. Nothing is quite as exhilarating as an early-morning game drive, taking in the bush’s sights and sounds, perhaps coming face-to-face with a pride of lions or witnessing a kill.  All senses on high alert, travelers feel intensely aware of their surroundings, more alive.

Related: Indagare Matchmaker: African Safari

New Zealand

For exploring natural wonders, no place beats New Zealand. Peter Jackson hardly needed CGI when filming The Lord of the Rings trilogy here—as the locals readily admit, the terrain of their homeland looks like the stuff of legends. In addition to a wealth of outdoor activities—from bathing in hot springs and heli-skiing to whale watching and sailing—the country offers some of the most memorable super lodges.

Related: A Day of Daring in New Zealand



, with its strikingly diverse terrain and geographical wonders, is a dream destination for adventure travelers, who can hike to a dormant volcano and explore its cavernous base one day, then strap on a pair of crampons to test themselves on the ever-changing face of a glacier the next.

Related: Iceland's Five-Star Stunner: Deplar Farm

American West

From big-sky Montana to the red-rock landscapes of Arizona, this region contains some of the world’s most spectacular terrain, which can be enjoyed from the rustic luxury of sumptuous lodges. The charming resort towns Aspen and Jackson Hole offer fantastic hiking and other outdoor activities, like white-water rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing and nightly campfires.

Related: Springtime at Ranch at Rock Creek


Running through the Andes mountain range from the old Incan capital of Cuzco to Machu Picchu, Peru's Sacred Valley is rich in history and natural beauty, home to lush plains, cloud forests, raftable rivers and trails on which hikers pass Incan ruins.

Related: Just Back From...Peru



boasts landscapes that are as varied as they are staggeringly beautiful, as well as multiple climate zones, enabling travelers to experience high deserts, glaciers, fertile wine country and lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks all within one trip.

Related: Adventures in Chilean Patagonia

Published onNovember 8, 2017

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