Top 10 Destinations To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

19 October 2015
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Make 2016 the year you step out of your comfort zone and try something different. It could be a totally wild adventure like exploring the ancient rock hewn churches of Ethiopia, or simply wandering through Mendoza’s incredible wine region. We've brought together (in no particular order) 10 incredible travel experiences, all of which you can do on a Peregrine Adventures trip.

 There are seven species of penguins in Antarctica.

1. See penguins in Antarctica

Adelie, chinstrap, emperor, gentoo, king, macaroni, rockhopper... keep your eyes peeled!

 Polar bears are native to the Arctic Circle.

2. Spot a polar bear in the Arctic

Nothing quite beats the thrill of being the first in your group to spot a polar bear from the deck of your ship.

 Lone Pine Cemetery in Gallipoli.

3. Battlefields of Gallipoli, Turkey

A special place in the heart of many Australians, visiting the Battlefields of Gallipoli is a sobering but important experience.

 Mostar Bridge in Bosnia.

4. Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Spanning the River Neretva, Stari Most is a reconstruction of the original 16th-century Ottoman bridge that formerly occupied the site.

 Dubrovnik is ringed by medieval walls.

5. Medieval city walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia

There's around 2,000 metres of uninterrupted walls circling the city and it should take you about two hours to walk the entire length.

 Lake Ohrid is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes.

6. Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

Four million years in the making, it sprawls across an area of 358 square kilometres and is surrounded on all sides by mountains.

 Camino de Santiago, or Way of St James, is a famous pilgrimage trail.

7. Walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain

This epic 790-kilometre pilgrimage route through Spain is bound to challenge and inspire you.

 Strokkur is a fountain geyser east of the Iceland capital, Reykjavik.

8. See an active geyser, Iceland

A geyser is a big vent in the Earth's surface that periodically bubbles up and erupts in a spray of hot water and steam.

 Trek the Sahara Desert by camel.

9. Camel ride in the Moroccan desert

Glide with the motion of the camel and enjoy the view over the golden desert sands.

 This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in 518 BC.

10. Ruins of Persepolis, Iran

Lying at the foot of Kuh-i-Rahmat (Mountain of Mercy) are the ruins of Persepolis, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

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Kellie Bright

Kellie has been a Peregrine copywriter for almost five years. A real highlight was a small-group trip to Botswana where she got to drive alongside a pride of lionesses as they walked down the road at dusk. She's currently trying to work out how to travel while wrangling a small child.