When Anthony Bourdain and John McCain came to Vietnam's famous bay, this is the way they chose to cruise it.
It's unbelievably beautiful, unique and feels safer than many a tourist hotspot ... Yet few venture in.
There are few landscapes on the planet as alien – or as photogenic – as this US national park.
The cold will sap your energy, the mosquitoes are huge, there are ticks and the alcohol can be dodgy: travelling through Siberia is no picnic – but the rewards are plentiful.
On tour in Guatemala, where the river flows under the earth.
A beautiful expanse of prairies, lakes and woodland, etched with other-worldly granite outcrops, and some majestic animals
Jodhpur's chaotic markets and stunning Meherangarh Fort are now joined by trendy cafes and beautifully restored buildings.
From a surfeit of natural wonders to good-humoured locals with a quirky world view.
If you're over 30 and you've been to Europe, then you probably have a misty-eyed idea of what coach tours there are all about.
View some of Africa's most spectacular scenery, while intermittently bearing witness to some nerve-jangling drama.
Including crystal cliffs, messages from ancient civilisations and a newborn camel.
There are certain destinations, certain attractions, where independent travellers are banned.