The Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021 Best of the Best Things to Do Awards has listed the Top 25 best things to do around the World.
The list is an enumeration of best activities that tourists from all over the world can do around the world.
According to its website, “The Best of the Best Things to Do Awards are calculated based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for experiences, tours, activities, and attractions on Tripadvisor. All Best of the Best Things to Do subcategories are limited to experiences (bookable tours and activities), except the Best Things to Do in 10 cities around the world, where attractions (activities on Tripadvisor that travelers can visit without booking any ticket) are included.”
1. Jet Ski Tour of Dubai: Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Khalifa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Persian Gulf provides a wonderful view of Dubai’s skyline and landmarks, with nothing in the way. On this trip, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the surroundings while also experiencing the excitement of a Jet Ski ride. Take an Instagram-worthy ride over the lake to see the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and the city skyline. A variety of departure schedules allows you to be more flexible with your itinerary.
2. Rotorua Rafting – Kaituna River White Water Rafting
Rotorua, New Zealand
During this rafting tour from Rotorua, paddle through spectacular white-water rapids on the Kaituna River. The canyons are not for the faint of heart, and rafting over Tutea Falls is not for the faint of heart. To guarantee your safety, river guides assist you with navigation and supply all necessary equipment, such as helmets, wetsuits, and buoyancy aids.
3. Hang gliding Experience Rotorfly
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Enjoy a thrilling tandem hang gliding ride and get a bird’s-eye view of Rio de Janeiro. Fly softly down over the mountains and woods of Tijuca National Park, arriving at the ocean, with the help of trained and experienced instructors. There is no requirement for prior experience; nevertheless, there will be some instruction before setting off for a hang gliding or paragliding trip. Relax and take in all that life has to offer.
Duration: 1h 30min
4. Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Tierra Verde, Florida
CRYSTAL CLEAR KAYAKS are used for the tours! Clear kayaking provides the finest window seat to the waters of Tampa Bay, allowing you to have an immersed perspective on the unique fauna and ecosystem we have here in Florida.
5. Arenales Caves and River Adventure in Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Prepare for a fun and exciting day in the company of mountains, water, and nature. You’ll climb, river trek, and river float into an underground cave to see gorgeous deep greenish blue pools. Explore a channel between spectacular and unique-looking rock formations formed by the river’s flow, all while being surrounded by lush natural regions and gorgeous landscape.
Hike a short walk to a hidden little natural spring, a magnificent refuge in the heart of the forest, to round out your journey. This will undoubtedly be an outstanding experience if you are an adventure seeker who want to see less touristy places yet favored local spots.
This is a strenuous journey that necessitates a certain level of physical fitness, balance, and river trekking expertise. Despite the fact that all participants will be wearing a life jacket, they must be able to swim. Water hiking shoes with a closed toe are necessary.
The minimum age is ten. A minimum tour group size of four individuals is required.
6. Kangaroo Island Quad Bike (ATV) Tours
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Kangaroo Island is a small island off the coast of Adelaide with rocky coves, vegetation, and nature reserves. Explore off-road by quad bike and see desolate beaches and difficult-to-reach views that few people get to see on this tour. Choose between a family-friendly route, an ambitious all-terrain adventure, a beach ride, or a picturesque sunset trip.
7. Aquascene Magnetic Island Discovery Tour
Magnetic Island, Queensland
The #1 rated cruise experience on Magnetic Island for showcasing you the island’s splendor from above and below the ocean. On Magnetic Island, Aquascene Charters offers amazing sailing experiences. Throughout the year, we put a premium on ensuring that every trip is an unforgettable experience for our passengers. We specialize on offering safe, fun-filled trips of outstanding quality at an accessible price as a small family-owned business. There are 23 coves and beaches to explore on Magnetic Island, which is surrounded by a magnificent environment of rough granite rocks and Hoop Pines. Explore secret coves and beaches, meet some local marine and bird-life “friends,” and enjoy a delightful trip that combines adventure, relaxation, and education.
Duration: 4h 30min
8. The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards
York, United Kingdom
The Deathly Dark Tour is a family-friendly, somber, and dramatic walking tour, ideal for individuals with a wicked streak who want to learn about the city’s dark past with a tour guide known for his wicked sense of humour. This is a dark adventure in the list of best things to do around the world.
Please note that this is not a haunted house; there will be no actors lurking in the dark to frighten you.
Duration: 1h 30min
9. Paragliding Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey
Mt. Babadag is one of the top tandem paragliding launching sites in the world, because to its breathtaking panoramic vistas and consistent weather.
It takes roughly 30 minutes to drive from Hanuman Office to the launch venue. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful view! The passenger will be informed by the pilot at the launch site on the safety protocols that will be followed during the takeoff and flight. A final inspection will be completed after the pilot and passenger are completely outfitted and ready to take off to guarantee a safe flight!
The pilot and passenger walk up the mountainside and wait for the best wind conditions before taking off. They both take a few steps together or a brief run after the wind is ideal and the parachute is inflated overhead, and the parachute will be softly hoisted into the air in a few seconds. It’s at this point that the magic happens! Your wish to fly has come true!
10. Fins Course Scenic Zipline Tour
Colorado Springs, Colorado
This ziplining trip of the Seven Falls canyon provides an energetic day in the outdoors. Get your heart beating as you soar along lines, rappel down cliffs, and traverse rope bridges under the supervision of your experienced guide while taking in panoramic views of your gorgeous surroundings from heights of up to 1,800 feet (548 meters).
Duration: 3h 15min
11. Ziplining Forest Experience – The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua
Rotorua, New Zealand
The only cliff walk in New Zealand, built around a volcanic rock 50 meters above the valley level. Race your loved ones down a 400-meter tandem Zip-line. Climb through the tiers of the canopy on our stairwells, which are true engineering marvels. This trip is the best method to observe the ancient giants and lifeforms that can’t be seen anyplace else in the globe in this forest!
A percentage of your entry fee will be donated to their conservation initiative, allowing them to continue rescuing and caring for this magical location.
Duration: 3h 30min
12. Hue to Hoi An Top Gear with Le Family Riders Tours
There’s a lot to see and do. Have you tried exploring Vietnam on a motorcycle yet? It’s the most convenient approach for you to get a glimpse into the lives of Vietnamese people.
You may go, come, and discover the most intriguing of the numerous locations of this S-shaped nation with the Le Family Riders.
On every excursion, you’ll discover comfort and friendliness. Because you’ll feel like you’re part of the family when you visit them, and they always provide the greatest service.
You don’t have to be concerned because they have a team of highly experienced riders who are also nice and amusing. No wonder why this activity made it to the list of best things to do around the world.
Duration: 7hr 30min
13. Full Day Private Boat Charter exploring the “Best of the USVI”
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are a yachting paradise unlike any other!
You may choose from crystal clear seas, isolated beaches, excellent snorkeling, floating restaurants, and unusual beach bars. You’ll have no trouble crafting the perfect day of your holiday with nearly endless alternatives!
Ship captains in this area have years (or maybe a lifetime!) of expertise in the local waterways and will be able to add value to your day. The options are limitless. They know all the greatest locations to visit, activities to participate in, and places to eat and drink!
Price: $1,095.00/group (up to 12)
14. Private Street Food Tour by Motorbike with Local Students
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Riding a motorcycle is the best way to get into the spirit of Saigon. On this private guided gastronomic trip, enjoy the immediacy of scooter travel without the hazards of self-driving. As you try eight different samples at a variety of street restaurants, channel Anthony Bourdain and sit on a kindergarten chair. Taste local specialties like beer and banh mi sandwiches, as well as oddities like sweet soup and grilled scallops.
This is the second activity in Vietnam that made into the Top 25 best things to do around the world.
15. Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino
A half-day Vespa trip allows you to see Rome by scooter. With a trip that includes major monuments like Piazza della Repubblica, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, and the Trastevere area, you can maximize your time and cover territory swiftly. Join a guide for a journey on a Vespa with a sidecar, which can accommodate two passengers per driver. Breakfast is served in the style of the Romans.
Duration: 3h 30min
16. Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tours in Liverpool, England
Liverpool, United Kingdom
A one-of-a-kind Beatles tour of Liverpool in a John Lennon Rolls Royce electric taxi cab.
We promise that being a one-man firm, you will receive personal attention and interaction from the owner Ian from the first booking to the last. All trips are led by Ian, ensuring that you will receive the same excellent level of service that has been praised by all of our clients in their TripAdvisor evaluations.
A separate passenger compartment, air conditioning, and free WiFi are all features of the zero-emission car.
Price: $123.87/group (up to 6)
17. The Best Catamaran Day Sail in St Maarten
St Martin / St Maarten, Caribbean
With this small-group cruise from St Maarten, you can enjoy the pleasure and adventure of catamaran sailing. You and a small group of people (no more than 20) will set off and stop at several beaches for sunbathing, swimming, and stand-up paddle boarding. You may even use the boat’s “Tarzan swing” to throw yourself into the sea.
18. Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
For first-time visitors to Rome, this subterranean Colosseum and ancient Rome trip is a terrific way to get their bearings. You may skip the line and tour the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean rooms, which are exclusively available to a few number of visitors each day. Then, explore additional famous sights including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, with plenty of opportunity for questions thanks to your small group size.
Price: $117.67 per adult
19. Whitewater Rafting on Soca River, Slovenia
On a rafting excursion down the scenic Soca River, adventurers and nature lovers may get their fill of both. You may enjoy the thrill of whitewater paddling while being safe by rafting with a guide. Along the route, marvel at the natural marvels and learn about the area from your guide.
20. ATV Beach and Mountain Tour
Brasilito, Costa Rica
ATV beach and mountain excursions, starting at Playa Brasilto and exploring the north of this gorgeous town, traveling through Flamingo, Brasilto, and Potrero beaches, viewing fauna such as howler monkeys and iguanas, and magnificent beach gazing from overlooks, this is a tour suggested for all ages.
Price: $80.00 per adult
21. Learn to Snorkel with Fish and Turtles
Puerto Rico, Caribbean
PADI specialists will teach you the skills you need to have a great time snorkeling (safely), and many individuals who have snorkeled for years claim they learnt something from this experience that would have made previous snorkel excursions so much more enjoyable!
Concerned about your safety? Between usage, all equipment is disinfected with an EPA-approved disinfectant, and social distance is maintained throughout the encounter.
22. Private Jodhpur Blue City Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
On this enjoyable guided tour, you will see the lovely sights of Jodhpur city without the worry of getting lost. Your local guide will provide you with an insider’s view of the Blue City’s culture and history. You’ll tour sights like the mountaintop Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and the charming blue alleyways of the old town.
23. Dubai Sea escape: Swim, Tan & Sightsee!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Climb aboard a tiny yacht for up to 6 persons and sail among Dubai’s notable landmarks, such as the luxurious Palm Jumeirah complexes, the Atlantis the Palm Hotel, and the iconic Burj Al Arab.
Price: $319.00/group (up to 6)
24. Phuket Thai Cooking Class
Phuket Town, Thailand
During a small-group cooking class, you’ll learn how to make authentic Thai curry in a relaxed setting. If you choose the morning trip, you will stop at a local traditional market, which is filled with color and strange fragrances, to buy fresh products. Your local teacher explains culinary secrets passed down from generation to generation as you utilize a mortar and pestle. The menu can be modified to fit any dietary needs upon request.
25. Manuel Antonio Park Tour and it’s Amazing Wildlife
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Experienced and engaging tour operators here are always seeking for the greatest tailored tour experiences for Costa Rica visitors. Small group excursions offer an experience that everyone will remember for the rest of their life.
Come and discover the Manuel Antonio National Park with the professionals; there are trained guides, as well as local guides, who are ready to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience during your visit to Manuel Antonio.