Lonely Planet's Top 10 Travel Destinations

The new list, collated by Lonely Planet's team of experts, spotlights must-see and must-do experiences, from spotting wildlife on the Galapagos Islands to admiring the spectacular Iguazú Falls waterfall that spans Argentina and Brazil, to wandering the geothermal landscapes of Yellowstone National Park.



Read on for Lonely Planet's top 10, and to see which destination grabbed the top spot.


10. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal



This jaw-dropping trek is a must for climbers, hikers and on-foot travellers. Traversing Nepal's Annapurna Circuit, you'll pass through rice paddies, yak grasslands and a snowy mountain pass named Thorung La.


Parts of the walk are very high altitude, including the stunning Tilicho Lake, which only adds to the appeal for thrill-seekers. According to Lonely Planet, the Annapurna Circuit is "everything a good trek should be."


9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia


Visiting Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt flat in the world feels like you're walking through the clouds. After rainfall, water on the lake's salty surface creates a glossy, glass-like illusion, turning the lake into a mirror that reflects the sky above.


Salar de Uyuni is also pretty impressive when it's arid, and the surface becomes cracked with geometric patterns. Plus, when it's dry you can visit the two lake islands, Isla Incahuasi and Isla del Pescado.


8. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia


The atmospheric surrounds of Angkor, a cluster of beautiful crumbling temples surrounded by jungle, comes in at number eight on Lonely Planet's list. Cambodia's top tourist attraction, this vast UNESCO World Heritage Site is a remarkable place to visit.


Angkor Wat, the most famous Angkor temple complex, was designed as a visual representation of Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu gods, and Lonely Planet calls Angkor "a monument to human ingenuity."


7. Iguazú Falls, Argentina-Brazil