Holidays are all about experiences, and what better way to get to know a destination than with an excursion? From desert adventures to unforgettable cable car journeys, here are some of the best excursions in the world that we offer on our Solos holidays.

1. Explore India's magnificent Amber Fort 

A visit to Amber Fort is one of the best excursions to take while travelling around India, being one of the country's most well-known forts.

Situated just outside Jaipur in the region of Rajasthan, the opulent fort is comprised of an extensive palace complex built from pink sandstone and white marble, divided into four main sections, which simply beg to be explored.

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2. Ride a jeep through Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

Lying just south of Jordan's ancient city of Petra, Jordan's Wadi Rum desert is famous for its red sands, craggy mountains and smouldering sunsets.

One of the best ways to explore its other-worldliness is by taking on the dunes in a 4x4 jeep, stopping for photographs against the vast but beautiful emptiness this desert is known for.

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3. Witness the beauty of Iguazu Falls

Balanced across the Brazil/Argentina border, and made up of 275 separate waterfalls, together the breathtaking Igazu Falls make up the largest waterfall system in the world.

The colossal power of these thundering falls is a mesmerising sight, easily making a trip here one of the best excursions in the world.

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4. Take a game drive in Kenya's Masai Mara

Calling all wildlife lovers! African safari drives are unsurprisingly some of the best excursions in the world, with Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve arguably the king of the safari.

Here, sightings of the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo) are almost guaranteed, often joined by elusive cheetahs, zebras and hippos.

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5. Walk through Bali's Tegalalang rice terraces

A stunning terraced hillside made up of lush rice paddies, lying just a short drive from Ubud, Bali's Tegalalang rice terraces are a sight to behold. 

The terraced layout that has made it one of the top tourist attractions in Bali is a traditional Balinese irrigation system known as subak. Walk along the terraces, admire the stunning scenery and pose for that perfect photo!

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6. Climb Sigiriya in Sri Lanka 

The ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya is quite possibly Sri Lanka's single most striking attraction.

Rising 200m out of the grassy plains, Sigiriya (or Lion Rock as it's also known) houses the ruins of an ancient stronghold that dates back to the 5th century, and is now recognised as one of the finest examples of ancient architecture in the world.

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7. Visit Chernobyl in Ukraine

With 'dark tourism' on the rise, and HBO's TV adaption becoming a huge hit, it's no surprise that the nuclear disaster site of Chernobyl has become a popular excursion for anyone visiting Ukraine.

Having forced 234,000 citizens to flee amid radiation fears, the site is now eerily desolate. Tick off historic landmarks including Kopachi Village and its abandoned kindergarten, the power plant itself and Reactor #4.

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8. Take a cable car to Tatev Monastery in Armenia 

Included in the Guinness World Book of Records, the world's longest reversible aerial tramway is a must-do excursion for anyone visiting Armenia.

Running for 5.7km between Halidzor village and Tatev Monastery, the 'Wings of Tatev' gives visitors access to Armenia's 9th-century monastery complex, one of the country's most important religious centres - while providing sensational views along the way!

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9. Cruise Vietnam's Ha Long Bay

Excursions don't get much better than cruising between the jagged limestone peaks of Ha Long Bay, while enjoying a delicious meal.

Discover this UNESCO-listed site's countless forested islands from a traditional Vietnamese junkboat, which pierce out of the deep blue water like blades, and soak up the beautiful, otherworldly landscape.

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10. Discover Egypt's ancient pyramids

Surely excursions can't get much better than visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Egypt's ancient pyramids of Giza and The Great Shpinx are a must-see for anyone keen to tick off some of the best excursions in the world.

Believed to have been built over the course of 80 years, the pyramids date back to 2,500 BC, with Giza standing at an astounding 147 metres tall. This meant it was the tallest man-made structure in the world for about 3,800 years!

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