If you’ve been stuck inside and are dying to see the world, virtual travel tours are the perfect way to cure your travel bug, if only temporarily. While we might all love to travel constantly, it isn’t always possible. Whether due to finances, schedules, or travel restrictions, there will be times when travel isn’t safe or feasible. But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the world.
Check out these top seven virtual travel tours:
Explore Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park in California is one of the top natural attractions in the United States. The park is famous for its immense granite cliffs and beautiful waterfalls. It’s the perfect destination for people who love hiking, rock climbing, photography, and great views. Virtually summit the famous Half Dome, hike along the John Muir trail, and take in Yosemite falls on this incredible virtual travel tour.
Experience Hawaii’s volcanoes
There are endless reasons to visit the Hawaiian islands, both virtually and in-person. Hawaii is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes and is the perfect place to visit if you want to be filled with awe and inspired by nature. Explore lush green jungles, and walk through an enormous lava tunnel before flying over an active volcano.
Swim with sharks in the Bahamas
This excellent virtual tour created by camera-maker GoPro offers 360-degree views of elusive hammerhead sharks. Travel via your phone or laptop to the beautiful waters of the Bahamas and swim alongside them, without the adrenaline rush.
Walk the Great Wall of China
Now you can visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World from home. As China’s most famous attraction, the Great Wall is more than 3,000 miles long.
Take a tour of the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, and is an incredible destination most people never visit. With this excellent virtual tour, you can experience all the reef has to offer. And who better to lead that tour than former broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough?
Hike the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is easily one of the most impressive geological attractions in the world. Thanks to Google, you can experience the famous Bright Angel Trail, without steep climbs or potentially hot weather. If you’re looking for a tour with impressive views, this may just be the one for you.
Admire the Palace of Versaille
If you’ve ever been to France, chances are you’ve visited the incredible Palace of Versaille, one of the country’s top attractions. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the former palace is home to priceless works of art and beautiful gardens. If you want a cultural experience, take this virtual tour through Versaille’s many exhibits.
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