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On paper, the pandemic is recording new record lows and that is what we want to see.
In reality, people are still wary of traveling. Even if they were not, governments of different countries might not be opening their borders to an influx of people yet. These preventive measures are being taken to ensure that they do not suffer another wave of the deadly virus.
That, and we have not even talked about the possible lack of travel funds and expenditure. Seeing the economic impact of the coronavirus on a lot of people is not out of place.
Although the virus is temporary and with the popularity of vaccination, it is hopeful that we can travel internationally again.
However, before that day comes, we can still explore the world virtually. A series of available streaming services have made virtual tours and travel possible.
If you were wondering, this is how to see the exciting parts of the world from the comfort of your living room couch.
While you might still be socially distancing, you don’t need to wear a mask to interact with people in a virtual environment.
Depending on what your interests are, you can join scheduled/ recurrent virtual meets to discuss with people of like minds.
From arts to football, education, and politics, platforms like Clubhouse allow you to go anywhere and have any discussion.
Museum Virtual Tours
The Google Arts and Culture branch has teamed up with several museums from all around the world. The virtual event aims at showing you around some of the top museums, learning about their exhibitions like you were there in person.
If you were not going the Google way, there are a host of standalone museums that are also bringing their exhibitions to the general public virtually.
Underwater Virtual Tourism
Have you always wanted to dive into the underwater world? Maybe you have been scared by the concept or limited by resources in the past.
Now, you have all the space to swim beside sharks, explore some of the most beautiful coral reefs and see what lies beyond the surface.
The best part of this is that you never have to get wet at all – still, the experience is as immersive as they come.
From seeing around the Great Barrier Reef to the Palmyra coral garden, you are only limited by how many of these tours you can find.
Try Window Swap
This amazing new service allows you to see the world through the window of someone else’s reality.
Enter the world of Window Swap and you could instantly find yourself seeing how daily trades are executed in Egypt. For some others, you might even catch a glimpse of what a busy Monday morning looks like in Japan. Or, maybe, you’ll be lucky enough to see what the London streets look like at this time of the year.
You never can tell. That might even inspire you to travel to see one of these locations in person.
See the Great Wall of China Virtually
The thing is, most people are not fine with simply seeing the Great Wall of China. They also want to take a hike of the magnificent piece of the manmade monument and learn all about it.
You don’t have to be on the ground to enjoy that this year.
This virtual tour takes you over up to six miles of the wall, exposing you to some of the most picturesque landscapes that you have ever seen.
You are also accompanied by a virtual tour guide who takes you through all the necessary education that should come in handy here.
See all of Chile Virtually
Chile is known for being that nice small country but that is not the only thing that they are good for.
The country is also known for a series of spectacular wonders, man-made landmarks, and naturally occurring tourist attractions.
Thanks to the Chile 360 app, you can see all of them from the comfort of your room.
The app has all of the exciting locations that you can see in Chile for you in one place.
If you have been planning on entering the country but don’t know if you should see the National Historic Museum, the Atacama Desert of Eastern island first, this app makes that choice easier.
See all of these amazing locations – and more – via another pair of eyes first and decide where you want to go.
Tour National Parks virtual tours
If you had a National Park in your vicinity, and you have been there before, chances are that you didn’t care to learn more about the history of that park.
We could go out on a limb and also guess that you might have spent most of your time at one part of the park alone.
Now, you get to explore a ton of virtual parks around the US – in their entirety – in-depth.
From Florida, Hawaii, and Utah to New Mexico, find the best virtual national park tours and boost your knowledge of history. Some fun in there too, so it’s not all educational.
Seven Wonders of the World Virtual tour
Of the Seven Wonders of the old World, the pyramids of Giza are still keeping the flag flying.
When it comes to the new world, though, we have all seven still standing and ready to go.
We already discussed the Great Wall of China so we leave that out here.
Elsewhere, you want to see what the Taj Mahal, the ancient city of Petra, and the Colosseum holds.
If you are not impressed by those, how about the Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu, and Christ the Redeemer?
There is no way you don’t see something that catches your fancy in all of those.
Some wildlife travel virtual tour
We almost forgot how big the wildlife market is.
Digital forays into the bush and aquariums, set up by amazing wildlife institutions from all around the world, are the next best thing.
Whether you want to see the Big Five series in Africa, enjoy time with some underwater animals, or see the glimpsing whales do their thing in North America, it’s all really good.
Experience the Moon Landing Virtually
Even with the massive innovation in the tech space by the likes of Elon Musk, it would be some time before most of us could get to space.
Some amazing people teamed up with the guys at NASA to allow you to see the moon landing events in HD.
Before you get catapulted to outer space, you are allowed to have a tour of the NASA offices.
Of course, not everywhere – but you see enough to keep you interested and happy in how all those tax dollars are spent.
Which virtual tour are you going on first?
There is a surprisingly large number of virtual tours and experiences for you to enjoy out there.
These experiences are curated so well that people can get in on what they love despite the current situation.
It is hopeful that we can travel again in the near future. But before that, let’s take on a virtual journey to explore different destinations.
Which one of these virtual tours will you be going on first?
Let us hear all about it in the comments. If you have been on any of these tours in the past – or others not listed here – we would love to listen to your unique experiences too.
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