There’s always something magical about flying. While the world is beautiful from the ground or the sea, nothing beats the experience of being high up there and seeing the wonders that the planet has to offer.
Believe it or not, the best way to understand the beauty of any destination is to look at it through a fresh new lens from the air. Buckle up and take flight on the most scenic routes in the world that you should see at least once!
New York-Chicago, Illinois Route
The New York-Chicago route may seem just like other dull business routes, but there’s something more to it than what you see. The vertical skyline of Illinois and La Guardia makes passengers in for a surprising treat. Sitting on the left aisle will give you a chance to see fascinating scenery in the form of the shadows of the buildings reflected on the water.
Santiago-Calama, Chile Route
A real piece of paradise on earth, scenic is an understatement to describe the route to Calama from Santiago, Chile, with the most gorgeous red mountains right below you. The majestic, snow-capped Andes cover around two-thirds of the route.
Aside from the desert flats and the blooming jagged mountains, you’ll also get a glimpse of a former salt lake. You will feel like you’ve been flown to Mars because the region close to Calama is the planet’s driest place.
Santiago-Punta Arenas Route
As one of the most scenic routes in the world, the flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas passes over stunning lakes, volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, and verdant meadows—a truly rare combination.
The route also passes by Patagonia, which is considered one of the world’s most stunning destinations and attracts millions of tourists thanks to its pristine natural beauty. The trip is made extra memorable as it also flies over the longest mountain range on the entire planet, none other than the Andes Mountains.
Sao Paulo, Brazil-Iguazu Falls Route
The flight from Sao Paulo, the most populated Brazilian city, to the popular Iguazu Falls begins with the spectacular views of the metro before it instantly transforms into lush and verdant forests. Aside from the majestic waterfalls, passengers also get a grand aerial view of the world’s second-largest dam with a hydroelectric facility.
Get your camera ready or just forget whatever you’re doing on the flight to witness the oddest scenery of Antarctica’s snow-covered great white continent. It may be the shortest, but it’s also the most scenic flight you’ll ever have, offering a magnificent view of the tundra and icebergs that mark the edge of Antarctica.
Taipei, Taiwan-Hong Kong Route
Wonders are everywhere you look, but nothing beats the beauty of seeing skyscrapers with clouds dancing around them. A flight from the technology hub of Taiwan to Hong Kong will give you a chance to capture Victoria Harbour’s most enthralling views with the bright lights’ symphony. Be sure to book a night flight to make sure you don’t miss the jaw-dropping scenic view of the Hong Kong metropolis.
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