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Best of the Best Things to Do

Bucket List Experiences - World

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The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Explore Honolulu’s underwater world on a beginner scuba diving adventure. With attentive instructors, you'll learn the ropes in a safe and comfortable environment. Swim alongside sea turtles, check out the colorful coral, and spot diverse marine life. Educational videos are included to capture your memories, and you’ll get refreshments after the dive. It’s perfect for families and non-swimmers.
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 Duration: 1h 30m
 Ages 10-99, max of 8 per group
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty cool experience in a safe kind of environment. A surprising amount of marine life were around during the whole tour. Our guide Faith was giving us cool fun facts about all the fish we were seeing. She made the first time snorkel experience really fun for us.
    andrewhN9590UU
    @andrewhN9590UU
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding experiences!I recently explored the Travelers' Choice Bucket List on TripAdvisor and was blown away by the variety of experiences recommended.
    isabelgN824TT
    @isabelgN824TT
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dive was amazing! Instructors (Nick, Faith, and Scott) gave us super clear instructions and made sure we stayed safe and saw fun things. We will definitely come back.
    Go61342013558
    @Go61342013558
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nick did well! We had a great time and he did a good job of keeping everybody safe and interested. Great experience! 100%!
    Global20495544236
    @Global20495544236
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kylie was an absolutely amazing guide! She pointed out plenty of fish for us and gave us the opportunity to pick up some sea urchins. P.S. my friends thought she was cute!
    864keganc
    @864keganc
    Reviewed July 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles4,601 reviews
Soar over the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia during a Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast. Gently float above fairy chimneys and unique rock formations while enjoying a smooth, safe ride in a spacious basket. The intimate group size, informative pilot, and friendly team make for an unforgettable experience. After a soft landing, celebrate with a luxurious champagne breakfast .
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 Duration: 3h 30m
 Ages 6-99, max of 4 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,381 reviews
Take to the skies with Skydive Tandem - São Paulo - Brazil, where you'll be in good hands with their friendly, professional staff and high standard instructors. As you freefall above the breathtaking landscape, feel the adrenaline rush and create a lifetime memory. With good equipment and a VIP photo package, this thrilling adventure is not only safe but guarantees top-notch souvenirs to cherish.
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 14-80, max of 6 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles820 reviews
Looking for a memorable, stress-fee way to explore Hanoi? Check out this safe nighttime motorbike tour led by women. You and a small group will zip along streets lined with centuries-old architecture, passing by important monuments and sites, while learning about this capital city’s fascinating history. Along the way, you’ll stop at charming restaurants to sample Vietnamese dishes.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 0-90, max of 10 per group
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Soar gracefully through the sky with the Hang gliding Hang gliding Experience Rotorfly. Take in marvelous mountain, ocean, and forest panoramas as you glide effortlessly above the landscape. Feel the adrenaline rush and sense of freedom during this thrilling 1.5-hour excursion. Expert English-speaking guides ensure a safe and seamless experience while capturing fantastic pictures and videos to cherish those unforgettable memories.
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 Duration: 1h 30m
 Ages 14-100, max of 8 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,047 reviews
Have an adrenaline-filled day in Matacanes, Mexico—not far from Monterrey—with the Extreme Canyoning adventure. Challenge yourself with waterfall rappels, cliff jumps, and slide rocks while admiring the area’s majestic beauty. You can also hike, swim, and explore caverns at your own pace. The professional and friendly instructors keep things safe (don't forget to wear good shoes).
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 Duration: 24h
 Ages 12-65, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles814 reviews
On Mon Chéri Cruise’s two-day trip around Halong Bay, you’ll experience the best of this picturesque destination with a combo of relaxation and adventure. The luxurious boat has fine dining, oceanside suites, and top-notch service. In addition to Halong Bay itself, you’ll explore the stunning scenery on the island of Tuan Chau and see pretty Lan Ha Bay.
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 Duration: 2 days
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles690 reviews
Take to the skies with a 40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns. Soar over crystal clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life, all while listening to your mindful pilot's informative commentary. The comfortable plane ensures smooth flying and panoramic windows provide fantastic photo opportunities. With eco-friendly operations, this family-friendly activity is a memorable way to appreciate the beauty of Queensland, Australia.
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 Duration: 40m
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles300 reviews
On the Extreme Red Dune Buggy Desert Safari Adventure, you’ll take an adrenaline-filled adventure in Dubai’s stunning desert. Go sandboarding, explore the dunes in a buggy (but hold on tight), and take an unforgettable camel ride. Top it off with entertaining shows and BBQ dinner in a simple tented camp that is straight out of Lawrence of Arabia.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 13-75, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles547 reviews
On the thrilling tandem paragliding adventure in Fethiye, Turkey, you’ll take in breathtaking sights like Oludeniz's Blue Lagoon and the Turkish coastline from a bird’s-eye view. Highly experienced pilots, well-maintained equipment, and smooth takeoffs and landings make sure that your journey is safe—and fun. An adrenaline rush is pretty much guaranteed.
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 Duration: 2h
 Ages 4-80, max of 5 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,132 reviews
Hop aboard Australia’s Solar Whisper Daintree River Crocodile and Wildlife Cruise for an eco-friendly animal adventure on one of the country’s prettiest rivers. Enjoy close-up encounters with crocs (but not too close) and birds, while you learn about the animals, the area, and the conservation efforts from a passionate and humorous guide.
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 Duration: 1h
 Ages 0-120, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles553 reviews
Hop on the Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise for a memorable day filled with beautiful scenery and amazing sightings. Learn from knowledgeable guides while you admire whales, dolphins, and penguins in their natural habitat. Enjoy a comfortable and safe boat ride as you listen to insightful background information and appreciate the crew's passion for conservation. It's a magical, educational, and truly engaging journey through the wonders of the natural world.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles554 reviews
Soar above the Alaskan landscape on the Denali Experience Flightseeing Tour, which takes off from Talkeetna and offers breathtaking views and one-of-a-kind photo ops. A professional pilot narrates the journey with lots of fun facts and makes sure that you have a smooth (and safe) ride. Note that weather conditions might impact the tour, so flexibility is key.
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 Duration: 1h 30m
 Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,501 reviews
Explore one of Iceland’s most mesmerizing natural sites: the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. A knowledgeable guide shares unforgettable stories and leads you through stunning cave formations on a well-organized tour that’s accessible for all ages and fitness levels. Simple crampons are provided for easy walking.
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 Duration: 1h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles453 reviews
Take a leap of faith in South Africa at Bloukrans Bungy, one of the world's most exciting bungy jumps. The friendly and professional staff will keep you safe while you take the plunge. Add in breathtaking scenery (it’s located along South Africa's Garden Route), a zipline, and great shopping nearby, and you’ve a truly unforgettable day.
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 Duration: 1h
 Ages 14-99, max of 10 per group
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