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World’s Most Underrated Travel Experiences

by Aoife O’Riordan

Nov 28, 2022

Schaumburg Mountain, Austria © He Tian | Dreamstime.com


Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.


The study discovered 20 of the most undervalued travel experiences, each promising memorable moments for travelers looking for their next trip.


Here are 20 of the world’s most underrated travel experiences:

  1. Schafberg Peak Hike, Salzburg, Austria
  2. Sable Island Tours, Sable Island, Canada
  3. Bungonia National Park Walks, New South Wales, Australia
  4. Gishora Drum Sanctuary, Gitega, Burundi
  5. Cynghordy Viaduct Walk, Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn, Wales
  6. Auyuittuq National Park Tours, Pangnirtung, Canada
  7. Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour, Victoria, Australia
  8. Roots Yard Off-Grid Camping, Volta Region, Ghana
  9. Tada Falls/Ubbalamadugu Falls, Chennai, India
  10. Keep River National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
  11. Great Stone Door Trail, Tennessee, United States
  12. Jokkmokks Fjalltradhard Botanical Garden, Norrbotten, Sweden
  13. Bambarakiri Ella Falls Suspension Bridge, Matale, Sri Lanka
  14. Desert Edge Tours, Queensland, Australia
  15. Bodega Cerro Chapeu, Rivera, Uruguay
  16. Purnululu National Park, Western Australia
  17. Mitchell River National Park, Western Australia
  18. Parque Nacional das Emas, Goias, Brazil
  19. Mont Rouge Estate, Victoria, Australia
  20. Explore Navarino Island, Puerto Williams, Chile


Gishora drummers, Burundi © Torsten Pursche | Dreamstime.com


The study also compiled the top 10 most underrated travel experiences in North America. The top 10 experiences include:

  1. Sable Island Tours, Sable Island, Canada
  2. Auyuittuq National Park Tours, Pangnirtung, Canada
  3. Great Stone Door Trail, Tennessee, United States
  4. Wolf Creek Habitat, Indiana, United States
  5. Eudora Welty House & Garden, Mississippi, United States
  6. Kayaking River Yasica, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
  7. Views from Hamilton Park, New Jersey, United States
  8. Ron del Barrilito Tour, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  9. Pacuare River Rafting, Cartago, Costa Rica
  10. Exploring Lake Willoughby, Vermont, United States


To learn more about the study and see the top underrated experiences in each continent, visit here.


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