Nope, this isn’t inspired by any Man Vs. Wild episode (though who wouldn’t be excited to take a trip anywhere with Bear Grylls, am I right?). But when vacationers think of holidays, they usually prefer sunny beaches, packed tourist locations and maybe hilly treks for the more adventurous. Ever thought of spending that well-earned time off in a desert? There are literally oases in the middle of golden dunes, with flora and fauna you won’t find anywhere else. Though deserts are known for extreme temperatures – hot, humid days and cold, dry nights. However, if you do the right thing, get proper guidance and plan in advance, you are bound for a fantastic memory-in-the-making, traversing the sands of time in a beautiful desert.
Here are the Top 5 Most Dopest Deserts In The World!
South America is known for many beautiful things, and this continent also delivers on its deserts. Rated as one of the most picturesque deserts in the world, Atacama stretches over the countries of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. A peculiarity of this stretch of land is that the soil is comparable to that of Mars! In fact, a lot of shootings that depicted the red planet actually happened at Atacama. Like other fellow earthly deserts, this one also is home to peculiar animals and rare flowers that blossom in the sparse rains. If you’re heading towards the Andes, or any other South American destination, make it a must to visit this dry heaven.
Moses crossed the desert and many other historical figures passed their days in the region of the Negev desert. Located in current Israel, this one is unique in its own way. Israel is actually using the open land for sustainable development projects of an extraordinary nature. Because many tribes flourished here during those ancient times, the Negev has been mentioned repeatedly in religious texts including the Bible, Quran and Torah. If you’re visiting the Holy Land, stop by and you will come across many ruins of an unforgotten time that still influence current and future generations.
This desert is located in a prime location in sunny California and many tourists who are on their way to Sin City, aka, Las Vegas, stop by. Mojave is the location for many hit movies, including Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill (the infamous white chapel). Desert festivals, star gazing, time wasting – all can be done in the desert that has claimed the title of of America’s most sought-after outdoor party location.
When you think of a “desert”, you obviously imagine a breathtaking sea of sand. And you also imagine that famous scene from Sex And The City. But, there is just one desert made completely of ice. And where do you think you would find it? In Antarctica, of course! Not only is this the most unique desert in the world, but it is also home to its own set of animal life – leopard seal, elephant seal, among others. Also, the world’s lowest temperatures have been recorded here – 94.7 degrees Celsius! Brrr…
The last thing you would think of when you think of China is a desert (actually, one thinks of their delicious cuisine and overpopulation, mostly!). But the Gobi Desert is another super famous ones in the world. You will find patches of serene greenery, including desert essentials – camels. However, these days the Gobi is becoming a dangerous phenomenon – it has begun expanding in a process known as “desertification”. Yikes!