Given our adventurous appetite, why not start by building a better bucket list? One that's a notch or two higher on the intrepid scale with destinations that have just as much wow factor as, say, the Inca trail, but far fewer tourists.
To help travelers tap into their adventurous side, Booking.com used traveler recommendation data to compile this list of places you may never have heard of or are pretty far off the beaten track, that you need to visit. All of these destinations have been highly approved by Booking.com customers, 95% of whom recommended them to other travelers.
Here's a list for culture vultures, laying out the best but lesser-known gems for those seeking a taste of the arts:
1. Recanati, Italy
2. Jaisalmer, India
3. Viljandi, Estonia
4. Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
5. Borobudur, Indonesia
6. Uluru, Australia
7. Barichara, Colombia
8. Vézelay, France
9. Flores, Guatemala
Read the full release on Booking.com's global newsroom - HERE.
* This data was taken from a global survey of 34,000 nationally representative respondents across 17 markets. Respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in 2015 and be planning at least one trip for 2016. All respondents had to be at least part of the decision-making process when planning most of their trips. Data was collected in October 2015.
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