Over 446 kilometres long, 29 kilometres wide and more than a kilometre deep, the Grand Canyon is colossal to say the least. Couple it’s hefty proportions with the striking pits and falls of the colourful rock formations and the otherworldly sunrises and sunsets, and this site is nothing short of majestic. Dubbed one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the walls of this spectacular vista reveal a never-before-seen timeline of the earth’s history. The result of constant erosion by the Colorado River over millions of years, the Grand Canyon greets close to five million visitors each year, each looking to revel in its historically significant – and strikingly beautiful – landscape.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.