Some destinations are so popular as a large percentage of people travel to see them and also you are aware of some of the more commercial tourist destinations- Paris, London, Hawaii, Dubai, Maldives etc. without visiting them, but there are many other lesser known destinations in the world that offer just as much ‘wow factor’ without the popularity.
Now it’s time to start looking around the new world- the places you have missed so far, the destinations you have never heard about, here are 10 largely not so popular tourist destinations. These destinations may also become your favorite “off the beaten path” travel spot.
Here we go…
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Off The Beaten Path Lesser Known Tourist Destinations
1. Huacachina, Peru
Huacachina is a village in southwestern Peru, built around a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes. It is home of the best Dune Buggy and Sandboarding Tours in South America.
2. Lake Maggiore, Italy
Lake Maggiore is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps. It is the second largest lake in Italy and the largest in southern Switzerland. Its most popular attractions are on the western shore, where the magnificent Borromean Islands with their subtropical parks draw the most tourists.
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3. Tinago Falls, Philippines
Tinago Falls is a waterfall on the Agus River, in Linamon town, just outside Iligan City, Lanao del Norte in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. This majestic falls cascades beautifully in a basin-like pool with very cold water. Many tourists who visit the falls enjoy standing inside the small cave tucked under the falls while marveling at the cascading waters and enjoying its rumbling sound.
4. Chocolate Hills, Bohol
The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. are not only two but more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills – a very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists.
5. Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. Today, Sofia is a dynamic Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches. Beside good food and low prices you can find a lot of great things to do in Sofia.
6. Ambergris Caye, Belize
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, and the main destination for travellers to western Caribbean nation. Belize’s largest island, which is also often considered Belize’s crown jewel, is easily accessible from the mainland and holds countless opportunities for adventure, from diving at the Great Blue Hole to checking out a place called Shark-Ray Alley.
7. York, United Kingdom
Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families, groups and the solo tripper.
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8. The Salinas Grandes, Argentina
The Salinas Grandes is a large salt flat in central-northern Argentina. The area is still mined for salt and there were small ponds for collection. But the primary purpose of the area seemed like it was for tourism.
9. Koh Rong, Cambodia
Koh Rong is the second largest island of Cambodia. The island has 43 km of beautiful sandy beaches along both its Eastern and Western shores.
10. Riga, Latvia
Riga is more than 800 years old and with a blend of a medieval centre and a modern city. Mixed together so perfectly that it fits every taste and with an enchanting and irresistible charm of old times.
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So these are some of the best kept secret tourist destinations which are an absolute must-visit in our lifetime.