(Last Updated On: February 8, 2018)

Friends; meet them after a year or two, talk to them after a couple of weeks or months, things will be still the same between the two of you! Be it reliving the nostalgic childhood days when you both used to fight over a cycle ride, or now when you both are always ready to pay each other’s bill, your bonding with each other will always be the same!

Why not gift your best friend with a trip that s/he can treasure for the rest of your life? Here is a list of 50 international backpacking trips to take with your friends that will add an extra amount of love, care, understanding and emotions to your friendship:

  1. Salar de Uyuni:

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    A celestial spot in Bolivia, wonderment and magic of the salt never ceases in Salar de Uyuni.

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  2. Petra, Jordan:

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    Discover why the ‘Rose City’ or Petra is the most enchanting tourist destination in Jordan!

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  3. Lake Hiller:

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    A lake with pink water! Unless you visit this magical lake in Western Australia, you might not believe it exists.

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  4. Cinque Terre, Rio Maggiore, Italy:

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    The different colours of the nature come alive in this UNESCO World Heritage Site called Cinque Terre!

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  5. Waitamo Glow Worm Cave, New Zealand:

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    Relive your childhood fantasies chasing the glow-worms in the Glow Warm Cave in Waitamo.

  6. Crater Lake, Oregon, USA:

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    Witness the colour ‘blue’ in its most magical form while on a visit to the Crater Lake in the United States.

  7. Fairy Pools – Isle of Skye, Scotland:

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    Deep ravines, turquoise water flowing through and the mesmerising colours of the nature around make it for a amazing pool in Scotland.

  8. “Teeth” of Mount Ai-Petri, Ukraine:

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    Resembling to the stairways to the heaven, the stunning hanging-bridges on Mount Ai-Petri, are the most enthralling offerings of Ukraine.

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  9. Santorini, Greece:

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    Feel the pleasant breezes fondling your senses and have a tryst with the mesmerising beauty of Santorini Island in Greece.

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  10. Pamukkale, Turkey:

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    Once a religious site; dedicated to God Pluto, these natural hot water springs in Turkey are ideal to rejuvenate and relax.


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  11. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany:

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    Nestled amidst lush thickets and guarded by towering mountains, this castle will make you believe in fairy tales!

  12. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland:

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    Also known as the ‘Melodious Cave’, the hexagonal shape and the echoes of the waves inside Fingal’s Cave creates a magical spell on the visitors.

  13. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA:

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    Famed as the first National Park in the world, the Yellowstone National Park in the States is known for its prismatic beauty.

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  14. Zion National Park, Utah, USA:

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    Discover and witness the pristine beauty of the deep ravines flowing through the red and tanned sandstones in Utah.

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  15. Great Blue Hole, Belize:

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    A much sought after destination for the scuba divers, this is the largest sea-hole in the world and is also known for its stunning range of marine life.

  16. Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park:

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    With the advent of the evening, the golden rays of the setting sun illuminate the entire waterfall, making it appear like a natural fire-fall.

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  17. Tianzi Mountains, China:

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    You never know, James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ might be inspired from these cliffs in China!

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  18. Bamboo Forest, Japan:

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    Surreal and tranquil, this is the place where the nature blooms in perfect harmony and soothes the visitor’s minds with an ease.

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  19. Naica Mine, Mexico:

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    Fall in love with the enchanting crystals in this mine.

  20. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan:

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    Visit this tunnel during April to mid May and witness a riot of colours!

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  21. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam:

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    A heavenly cave that has a verdant jungle and can accommodate a skyscraper within, this is the largest cave in the world.

    Check Out: Best Things to Do in Vietnam

  22. Mount Roraima, Venezuela:

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    Don’t be amazed, if you get to witness a floating mountain in Venezuela! It’s the astounding height of the cliff that makes it rise above the clouds and appear to be floating.

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  23. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China:

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    Located at the foothills of Qilian Mountains in China, this national park is konwn for its appealing colours and stunning beauty.

  24. Sea Cliffs, Etretat, France:

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    Discover the stunning beauty of a needle like cliff and three different arches and get soaked with the tranquillity of France!

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  25. Dunnottar Castle:

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    An ancient fortress on the ruins, the Dunnottar Castle depicts the glorious past of Scotland and also makes it to the list of a sought after tourist spot.

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  26. Valley of Ten Peaks, Canada:

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    The reflection of all the ten peaks creates a panorama and is a magical sight to behold!

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  27. Antelope Canyon:

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    Nothing can be more intriguing and engrossing than the Antelope Canyon in Navajo, Arizona.

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  28. Mt. Nimbus, Canada:

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    Reaching a total height of 3,406ft, Mt. Nimbus in Canada is an enthralling peak to undertake an awe-inspiring walk over a hanging bridge.

  29. Underwater Roller Coaster in Yokohama, Japan:

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    Visit this roller coaster ride and experience the fun and thrill of plunging into a water tunnel in Yokohama, Japan.

  30. Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand:

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    Sculpted naturally by the wind and the eater, Cathedral Cove in New Zealand will surely make you wonder with its meticulous beauty.

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  31. Ice hotel at Sorrisniva, Alta, Norway:

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    A unique and one of its own kinds, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Norway has taken vacation to another level with its icy-cold construction. Open only during the month of January, the entire hotel is constructed with blocks of crystal clear ice and snow.

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  32. Ruby Falls, Chattanooga, Tennessee:

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    A 145ft underground waterfall in the United States, Ruby Falls might catch hold of all your attention with its splendid beauty and appeal.

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  33. Turquoise Sea, Cyprus:

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    The tepid sands and the turquoise water around this beach will surely enchant your holiday!

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  34. Luxor, Egypt:

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    A city hidden in the golden sands of Egypt, Luxor has plenitude of stories to tell and revel its bygone history.

  35. Iceland:

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    Witness the twilight cuddling and casting a magical spell on the visitors with its mesmerising charm and appeal.

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  36. Nyhavn, Denmark:

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    A canal passing through Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, adds more to the beauty and splendour of the city. With brightly coloured bars, cafes, restaurants and houses on each bank, the canal entices its visitors at its best.

  37. Burano, Venice, Italy:

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    An island in the Venetian Lagoon, Burano is adorned with brightly coloured homes and a heart-warming population; it’s immaculate appeal makes it a must-holiday destination in Venice.

  38. ‘The Wave’, Arizona:

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    The artistry of the nature can only be discovered in Arizona! Visit ‘The Wave’ and witness the magical beauty of some of the wave-shape rock formations.

  39. Bora Bora, French Polynesia:

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    Embraced by the mighty Pacific Ocean, this island is cosseted by a reef that makes it as stunning as a pearl amidst the ocean!

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  40. Amsterdam, Netherlands:

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    Capital of the Dutch, Amsterdam was once a small fishing hamlet, and is now one of the most beautiful holiday spots in the world.

  41. Barcelona, Spain:

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    The 10th highest visited city in the world, a holiday in Barcelona is undoubtedly a kaleidoscopic experience.

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  42. British Virgin Islands:

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    Be it the beaches of British Virgin Island or its other delightful offerings, it always allures the visitors with all charisma and appeal.

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  43. Juneau, Alaska:

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    Only while in Juneau, you can discover the reasons, why it is famed as the most scenic and stunning capital cities of America.

  44. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

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    Rio de Janeiro has all the reasons to be amongst the most beautiful and appealing holiday destinations around the globe.

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  45. Thor’s Well, Oregon:

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    Well, witness a bit of the comic books while visiting this fascinating hole in the bosom of the ocean.

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  46. Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon:

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    Attaining a height of 225m and adorned by the ‘Cave of the Three Bridges’ in Lebanon, the Baatara Gorge Waterfall is an astounding cascade and is true delight to the shutterbugs.

  47. Door to Hell, Turkmenistan:

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    As the continuous burning of the natural gas resemble to the hellfire to some extent, the locals call it the Door to Hell.

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  48. Trolltunga, Norway:

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    Admire the fascinating architecture of the nature with a visit to this rocky outgrowth in Norway.

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  49. Li River, China:

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    Jotted with several small hillocks and cliffs, the Li River in Japan showcases mist and magic at its best!

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  50. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan:

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    Visit this park at any point of the year, and you will be equally amazed by its vibrant range of seasonal flowers.

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    [Thrillophilia Reviews]