When you have a passion for travel, the popular destinations quickly become “old favorites”. For the experienced traveler, the next great trip is more along the lines of a once-in-a-lifetime journey to a destination that’s off the beaten path.

Knowing that Virtuoso travel advisors are some of the most well-travelled people in the world, and that they specialize in creating unique experiences for their clientele, we asked them which “once-in-a-lifetime” destinations they would recommend to clients. Here are a few suggestions that should be on any traveler’s to-do list:

serengeti1Great Migration on the Serengeti: Africa
See one and a half million wildebeests, 200,000 zebra, 500,000 Thompson’s gazelles, plus more during their extraordinary annual migration in Eastern Africa.

Singing Sand Dunes: Oman
Considered the most melodious sands in the world, this natural sound phenomenon and beautiful location provide an unrivaled experience for the adventurous traveler.

Dubai Fountain: Dubai
The world’s tallest performing fountain with water leaping 500 feet high in time to lights and music. It’s speculated to be the brightest spot on earth from space.

Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: Australia
One of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks, it stands resplendent in the great Central Australian desert. At night the stars are awe-inspiring.

PeruChoquequirao: Peru
This elite Incan ceremonial center is called the sacred sister city to Machu Picchu. It requires an arduous, 20 mile trek to access. Hence, no crowds.

Boyeros Parade: Costa Rica
Boyeros are intricately painted ox carts, originally used to carry coffee in the late 19th century. Over 200 of the carts parade through San José in an unforgettable spectacle.

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