RU  UK  EN
Articles  >  Visit  >  Deep and long

Deep and long

What season can be better than warm months to conquer summits, overcome seas and climb on the rocks? People often make great efforts to enjoy the comfort through the whole lifetime. But sometimes our soul needs some romance, so OUTLOOK presents seven unique canyons.

Grand Canyon, Greenland

Despite the fact that the most well-known canyon is located in the US and is the namesake to the Greenlandic one, it is this "corridor" which is the largest in the world. Discovered as recently as in the year of 2013 with the help of the advanced IceBridge technology, this monumental landmark boasts immense dimensions: 750 km long, 10 km wide and 800 km deep. This "abyss" is located directly under the ice of Greenland, only in some places shows on the surface. Now scientists all over the world are actively exploring a gigantic ravine as it plays an important role in the life of the Arctic Ocean and in the process of glaciers movement. This phenomenal discovery proved that the Earth is studied not so much "up and down" as it seems sometimes. So who knows, maybe Greenlandic canyon will give its palm of victory to a new discovery soon?

Colca Canyon, Peru

In addition to the incredible landscape and feeling of maximum depth of "immersion" (about 4 km, the world record), this scenic wonder is famous as habitat of the incredible Andean condors, the largest birds. Wingspan of those living flying objects often exceeds 6 meters. Especially nice view on them hovering over the precipice opens from the Cruz del Condor – a viewing platform. Often the birds fly at close range to tourists who are always numerous there, every year about 160-170 thousand people head to the south of Peru. Travelling there is quite comfortable: the Colca Canyon has been inhabited by people for more than a thousand years. Descendants of pre-Inca civilization are very hospitable and happy to turn your trip into an unforgettable journey.

Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet

This place was referred to as "handmade by Yarlung River". This canyon will leave you in awe of 240 kilometres of the Himalayas beauty and pure oriental peace and tranquillity. It does not receive nearly as much traffic as the territory of other similar valleys, here you can meet only daring kayakers exploring the place. By the way, explorations of the gorge by boaters have led to nicknaming the Yarlung Tsangpo "the Everest of Rivers" because of its harrowing conditions. Scientists continue to argue over the records held by the Tsangpo Canyon because according to some estimates this gorge is the largest. While the men of science continue to calculate and argue themselves hoarse proving their opinions, OUTLOOK recommends to sit down somewhere on the stone, to postpone all the fuss and just feast your eyes on the spectacular sight.

Tara River Canyon, Montenegro

Old lady Europe also boasts with amazing gorges, although they are nowhere near the size of the analogues located on other continents. And yet, one of them winding through Montenegro and filled with waters of Tara River, has its attractions. The most important one is the geographic location: this Balkan gorgeous natural feature is easy to get to. There you will discover 40 waterfalls, the legendary Dzhurdzhevich Bridge linking the south and north of the country, and have chance to watch how clouds are formed after rain.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

After breathing with fresh air and saturated with lush greenery Tara, for the contrast we should moved to Africa and see the bare rocks, water and real Martian landscapes. Local fishermen are very tough and strong guys since despite the fact that the canyon is filled with water, there are many arid areas and anglers have to drag their boats by themselves. Due to being not very deep – an average of half a mile – marathons are often held at this grandiose layers of rock. If you decide to visit beware that end of the summer is flooding season.

Okatse Canyon, Georgia

The country also has its own canyon which is unique in its own right: in some places its width is barely of 10 meters. Yet, its star attraction is the twin waterfalls rushing waters of Okatse and Nabecho Rivers. When the weather is clear this green slice of paradise can be seen from Kinchha Village located in the north-western Imereti region. One of the most beautiful geologic structures on the planet, it has long been considered a tourist Mecca: even in the 19th century travellers from all over Europe headed the Okatse Canyon comparing its beauty with Alpine scenery. Today the Georgian authorities seriously invest in tourism and thus modernize the place making it the most convenient and attractive. In particular, in the coming years unique chain of "air paths" will be significantly widened above the canyon, and it will provide visitors with stunning views of the gorge and surrounding countryside from a bird's-eye view.

Grand Canyon, United States

Perhaps among listed canyons this one is the most famous. But that does not make this breathtaking natural wonder less interesting for travellers. That's why every year it beckons 4-5 million of tourists. Services are at the highest level: if you want camping, just put tents and enjoy the view, once you need some thrill, raft down the Colorado River, or roam along sheer cliffs. It seems that the Grand Canyon is some kind of Disneyland, where the main attraction was constructed by nature.

Photo: hq-wallpapers.ru, ic.pics.livejournal.com, pp.vk.me, www.caribtravel.ru, www.travel-hystory.com, ngorod.net, tourweek.ru, xn--h1apn.net

It will be interesting:
On the Move. Street food from around the world
Experienced tourists believe that one of the best sure-fire ways to quickly tune into the beat of another culture is to try local food. In order not to be at a loss when choosing dishes and save precious time for spiritual food, Outlook gives you selective advice on street gastronomy from seven spots of the globe.
Accompaying persons, please leave the train: the most interesting trains on planet
Despite ongoing development of air transport, many people across the Earth still love to travel by train for various reasons. Though the majority of passengers associate trains with a rather slow way to travel compared with airplanes, and are concerned with low comfort which can be still at the level of last century, reading through our selection below, you will definitely consider once again which means of transport you prefer to get to your destination.
We were there: the USA through the eyes of a Ukrainian
Context manager Bohdan Yanchev undertook a long-term journey to the United States. He spend six months there and not just visited large cities like Miami, New York and Washington but also worked in different positions, made numerous acquaintances with locals and visited places that ordinary tourists know nothing about. Upon his return he told us about his brightest impressions.
Ålesund: Where Norwegian fairy tale begins
The Times newspaper edition recognized Ålesund as the most beautiful town in Norway. It is not without reason: wayward sea, mesmerizing northern nature, famous fjords, fabulous multi-coloured houses in the Art Nouveau style and the legendary Trolls' Path, beckon those wishing to see the stunning wild landscapes.
Karakol. What is worth to know
Nature and heritage are above and beyond temporary drawbacks in infrastructure and services of Kyrgyzstan, which in terms of tourism is approaching to Georgia and Armenia. Let's consider this through the example of the cosy city of Karakol.
Lakes that are changing the idea of the power of the nature
At the bare mention of the word lake, our imagination pictures soothing, nostalgia-laden images of quite pond cosily embraced by the grassy hills. OUTLOOK prepared a selection of the most spectacular lakes, which will change your understanding of this work of nature. Each of them has something to surprise, whether it is unusual water shade, or frightening ability to petrify living creatures.
They need warmith. Where birds stay for winter
As a child I could spend hours gazing at the sky and spying majestic flocks of birds winging their way south. For a kid this movement was a real magic. Today my bookshelf hosts almost no books about magic, though I am still excited about feathered tribes travelling in hope to land on their winter grounds.
Chan Chan. Peru city from clay
Experienced travelers tell that one could watch the ruins of ancient settlements in the Andes during several months, moving from one region to another. Particularly, the richest one in archaeological complexes of is the western coast of the Southern continent. A long time ago, some of them, such as Machu Picchu, have become popular with tourists, others are just beginning to open their doors to curious people.
Art of topiary
When I, as a little girl, for the first time passed my hand over trimmed bush, my palm got scratched with sharp edges of twigs and lasting arborvitae fragrance hit my nose. Mesmerized, I was not able to take my eyes away from the cones, balls and squares that surrounded me in the park of a small resort town. I felt like being inside a fairy tale, where behind the leaves I could notice a smile of the Cheshire Cat.
Lombard street: Street swallowed by a Boa constrictor
Remember how the little prince taught to see not a hat, but a boa constrictor digesting an elephant? So, in San Francisco you have the opportunity to see the street part of which is swallowed by a boa. A serpent Lombard Street crawled into almost all the Frisco city guides.
Issyk-Kul: Main Treasure of Kyrgyzstan
Good tourist is not just someone who is always quick off the mark and ready to embark on a journey any minute. It is the one who is also known for an ability to carefully plan holidays six months in advance. If you are one of them and already think where to go in summer - our next story about gigantic Issyk-Kul Lake and kinds of recreation there is for you.
Water gates
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
Architecture of art: New Georgian buildings
Georgia, which a little more than ten years ago hit the path of serious reforms, has changed much, not only becoming more democratic and more successful, but the state has also updated its look. Architects from around the world successfully worked here creating over all the territory a number of important and unique objects symbolizing country rebirth. It is a new Georgian architecture that we would like to tell you today.
Grab your sun umbrella and cocktail: The most amazing beaches of the world
With the onset of summer, many of us ever and again cast a glance at the calendar, waiting for annual leave. And since summer vacation to a greater extent is linked to the relaxation by the water, we usually associate it with beaches – desirable destinations that can be very different. Even if you already chosen your cherished gateway, and tickets burn your pocket, our collection of epic and unusual beaches is sure to amaze you.
The most stunning flower fields in the world
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country! We offer several floral destinations to suit every taste.
Between Heaven And... Water: World’s 5 Smallest Inhabited Islands
Each of us wants to escape rush of a city from time to time and lie low somewhere far from everything and anything. And it better be a place where one can listen to whisper of waves, feel light breeze and forever make friends with inimitably loud silence that muffles every disturbing thought…
The magnificent world of land-art: Patrick Dougherti
Land-art is not simply the landscape design but also the whole direction in art which in thee 21-st century considered one of the most important when only lazy people do not speak about the ‘green technologies’ and environment. The names of stars of such an activity have sturdily come into the speech of the tutors, critics, and connoisseurs, especially they outline Patrick Dougherti with his unbelievable works.
Life on water: 7 little-known Venice competitors
When we hear about "water city", Venice immediately comes to mind, doesn’t it? Tranquil gondolas, narrow waterways, gentle light of the evening sun and ancient architecture create that heady romantic cocktail which attracts tourists from all over the world to the Italian city.
National winged symbols
Each state has its own official symbols: flag, coat of arms and anthem. But in addition to the traditional "identification mark" there are symbols chosen by people, for instance, a favourite bird. It is about them OUTLOOK expands below. To register the people's love by document, in 1960 in Tokyo at the International Conference on the Protection of Birds was created the concept of "national bird".
Montserrat: Visiting Angels
Should we have a look at notes of those who plan their trips to Spain, next to the darling of all hearts, Barcelona, Montserrat is bound to rank second. Also, the mountain of the abbey is a must-visit spot for local dwellers, too – they believe it necessary to visit Catalonia’s religious heart at least once a year.
Close
Outlook facebook page