Cross off your Bucket List with these Exciting Virtual Travel Plans
Lockdown and travel restrictions have forced a lot of wanderlust souls to stay at home. While we await travel bans to be lifted, there are, however, ways to get a flavour of our favourite places. Many travel destinations have come up with virtual travel and sightseeing plans. Some of these attractions include the best museums, tours of cities and even thrill parks.
Here are some of the best destinations to visit virtually from home. All you need is a VR headset or Google Cardboard to enjoy your trip.
The Northern Lights
Ask any seasoned traveller about their ultimate bucket list and Northern Lights will be a part of it. Norwegian Lights over Lapland project brings the majestic sight of Aurora Borealis right at your home. This tour starts from Icehotel in Abisko National Park and culminates at a cozy wooden hut at the base of Mount Njullá.
Tour the Disneyland
Disneyland’s Youtube Channel offers an array of fun activities and thrill rides that one can enjoy with a VR Headset or Google Cardboard. The channel makes you feel like you are a part of the crowd as you can document the experience of other park-goers in an ‘interactive 360º video environment’.
A Virtual Trip across Japan
This 360-degree VR movie from the Japan National Tourism Organization offers a tour of Japan and showcases a plethora of experiences including temple tours, bamboo forests and Mount Fuji. If you want to experience Tokyo’s hustle and bustle then you must also check out this live feed from Shibuya Crossing, a popular Tokyo “scramble crossing” where pedestrians cross in all directions at once.
Wonders of the World
Who doesn’t want to cross off all the wonders of the world from their travel bucket list? Many of these destinations offering virtual travel plans have now made it possible. One can now visit Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum, The Mayan Ruins, Machu Pichu, Taj Mahal from the comfort of your home.
Explore the Best Museums and Galleries
Admirers of history always make sure they add the best museums in their itinerary. But what if these mighty museums and gorgeous galleries came home? Some organizations have created virtual tour options that allow you to explore the Vatican, The Louvre, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea and The Smithsonian. Folks who like to travel with their family would find it easy to teach their kids something new about the world.
Climb the Everest
Mount Everest fascinates most adventure seekers. It takes years of training and fitness to climb the mountain. But now, Mount Everest virtual tour offers this experience to anyone who wishes to sneak a sight of the peak. This VR experience offers a virtual helicopter ride that takes you all the way to Mount Everest. Another interactive 360-degree experience from Google Maps will let you explore the world’s highest peak as if you are standing at the top.