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From camel-back rides to stunning rock formations, deserts offer all kinds of new experiences to travelers. They can be a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and take in nature at its most hostile and expansive. There are many countries across the world that contain deserts. Here are some of the top nations to visit if you’re planning a sandy adventure.
There may be no reason to look beyond America. From the red rocks of Arizona to the Joshua trees of California, the US has a number of unique deserts. There are also a number of natural wonders to see from The Grand Canyon to the imposing Monument Valley. Many states in the US might allow you experience desert life with a touch of luxury. The likes of Arizona have a number of a number of luxury apartment rentals up for grab as detailed by Arizona News, which have made it a hotspot for holiday homes. Meanwhile, rugged adventurers can try activities such as hiking, horse-riding, and rock-climbing.
When people think of the desert, most people automatically think of Egypt and the pyramids. Egypt certainly has some incredible desert sights and these aren’t just Ancient Egyptian monuments. There are natural wonders too such as the volcanic Black Desert and the chalk-stoned White Desert. You’ll find plenty of tours to these sights via jeep and camelback, worth comparing on Trip Advisor.
Chile’s Atacama desert is the driest in the world. It’s often described as a scene from Mars and has become increasingly popular amongst tourists. You can take donkey trips through the mountains, bathing in hot springs and catch a geyser erupting. Moon Valley and the Salt Mountains are some of the must-see sights.
The Namib Desert is less known about but one of the most beautiful and unique in the world. It’s got some of the biggest dunes on the planet and some truly unusual sights such as the dried out oasis of Sossusvlei. Namibia also sports some incredible wildlife from elephants to wildebeest. You can take safari trips out to see the sights and wildlife. The likes of Africa Travel Resource can suggest some great hotels to stay in in this country.
There are also some great desert sites worth visiting Down Under. In the center of the country is Uluru, a giant sandstone rock that has long been sacred to the aboriginals. You can stay in a hotel in Alice Springs and dine with the mighty rock on the horizon. There are also the Pinnacles, another rock formation located on along the coastline north of Perth. Hikers can explore a number of trails across the outback, whilst there are also opportunities to travel via jeep and horseback depending on which part of the country you visit. You may even want to hire a car and take a drive out into the unknown yourself (although you’ll probably want to take a survival kit with you as there can be long stretches of nothingness).