These are the best travel experiences in the world as voted by travellers

2019-06-27 10:30 - Gabi Zietsman
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The world of modern travel has almost completely shifted to a plethora of authentic experiences, far removed from the manicured postcard holidays of before. 

This trend has boomed as more small-scale tour operators market themselves on big platforms like TripAdvisor and Airbnb, and the former has asked travellers what experience is the best. 

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A Vatican tour that includes the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica took the number one spot in the world, followed by a river cruise focused on Chicago's architecture and a one-day sightseeing tour in Tuscany, Italy. 

The top 10 spots for Africa was almost dominated by Cape Town experiences, but lost the number one place to a day-trip to Marrakech's High Atlas Mountains and Four Valleys in Morocco. This North African country also took a few spots on the list.

Second was the Cape Canopy Tour in the Hottentots Holland mountains and third a day-tour to Cape Point and through the Cape Peninsula

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These are the other African experiences in the top 10:

4. Full-Day South African Wine Tour (Cape Town)

5. Camel and Quad Biking Tour from Marrakech (Morocco)

6. Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town (South Africa)

7. Kigali City Tour (Rwanda) 

8. Hot Air Balloon Excursion in Agadir (Morocco)

9. Tanzania Classic - 7 Days (Arusha)

10. Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) 

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These are the top 10 experiences around the world

1. Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour 

Where: Lazio, Italy

2. Chicago Architecture River Cruise 

Where: Illinois, USA

3. Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour 

Where: Tuscany, Italy 

4. Snorkelling Silfra Tour with Pick up 

Where: Capital Region, Iceland

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5. Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour 

Where: Las Vegas, USA

6. Private Guided Tour through on a Vintage Sidecar from 1 Hour to 7 Hour

Where: Paris, France

7. 1-Hour Luxury Canal Tour starting at Anne Frank House Amsterdam 

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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8. Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing 

Where: Bali, Indonesia

9. Xi'an Evening Food Tour by TukTuk 

Where: Shaanxi, China

10. Kaituna River White Water Rafting 

Where: North Island, New Zealand

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