Where To Next? Travel Experiences with the WOW Factor

Where To Next? Travel Experiences with the WOW Factor

Want your next holiday to have the ‘wow’ factor? These travel experiences should be top of your list!

Flight Centre has just launched its WOW List for 2020 - an expert’s guide to the top 50 travel experiences for the year ahead.

From sky to sea, rail to road and treks to tents, there are so many bucket-list experiences, it makes it tricky to plan where to next!

This is the fourth year that Flight Centre has compiled this list, analysing extensive customer data collated from more than 800 stores Australia wide. They then consult their in-house travel experts and consider reports from trusted suppliers, which results in a final top 50 places on most people's travel wish list - and we can see why!

We love all the suggestions on Flight Centre's WOW list but below are our favourites because the destination or the experience also offers an opportunity to relax and unwind, nurturing the body and mind.

We have chosen destinations also known for their spa offerings and wellness retreats, along with experiences that allow you to wander through nature and breathe in the fresh air, and itineraries incorporating exercise and adventure if you like to challenge the body as well as the mind.


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Why no combine one of these Flight Center travel experiences with a visit to a wellness retreat or schedule a few spa treatments along the way. These destinations offer a plethora of wellness experiences for a day or for a week.

Of course, one our favourite resort destinations is Bali - combine fine dining one week and then visit one of favourite Wellness Resorts - you might like REVĪVŌ.

And right on our doorstep is the beautiful Great Barrier Reef where you can take your pick of magical islands and luxury resorts. Enjoy the diving, be at one with nature and add a spa treatment or two during the week. Qualia offers five-star luxury on Hamilton Island but there are options for all budgets - we share a few in our post on the Whitsundays.

Our WOW travel experience top picks which you can tie in with a spa experience or wellness getaway include:

03. See Thailand’s floating pagodas

09. Soak up the rays at the world's first island beach club in Fiji

12. Dive the Great Barrier Reef

15. Beach yourself in Boracay

17. Be wowed by the restaurant scene in Bali

21. Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat

39. Discover the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret

48. Enjoy all-access luxury in the Maldives


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The below WOW travel experiences are our pick for being in nature and appreciating the beauty of our world. These travel experiences can open the mind, calm the body and prompt you to "smell the roses".

02. Go glamping in the Kimberley

27. Sail on a gulet in Turkey

28. Safari in Sri Lanka

30. Witness the beauty of Yosemite National Park

33. Wonder at the northern lights in the Yukon

46. Swim with whale sharks in Mexico


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And our final list of WOW travel experiences thanks to Flight Centre, may require some level of fitness but are a perfect fit for those who like to be on the go and challenge the body as well as calm the mind. These seven may require some preparation but will definitely be adventures you will never forget! 

05. Climb an active volcano in Vanuatu

23. Trek Torres del Paine National Park

29. Traverse the Puglia Coastal Walk

36. Take a guided hike on the Maria Island Walk

37. Go sledging on Kaituna River

43. Cycle Girona

47. Hike Kuelap in northern Peru


For more inspiration watch Flight Centres WOW video series HERE and read their online magazine HERE offering more details and deals on these amazing travel experiences for 2020.



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