If you're the type of person who seeks the thrill of the sand and rock formations, then a hike or camp in the desert would be a great travel idea. If you have a penchant for the sandy warmth and heat of this environment, then here are the five desert trips you should be making.
Coachella Valley in La Quinta, California. Hike your way to the Cove to Lake Trail and discover the desert beautiful granite rocks and foliage growing around the area. Head towards the Valley this March to feel the serious burn of the sun. If you're going there in April, don't miss the chance to join the famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the nation's biggest music festivals.
Atacama Desert, Chile. Are you a sports enthusiast? Visit the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. The sand dunes of the desert are perfect for car races, and it'd be no wonder to all that the Lower Atacama Rally, Lower Chile Rally, Patagonia-Atacama Rally were held here. If there aren't any activities in the month you're visiting the desert, you can still hike and get to see 80 geysers in the desert and the Baños de Puritama rock pools.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA. Another one from California, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park holds Nature & Wildlife Viewing, bike and hike activities and horseback riding. According to the Californian State Parks, the Anza-Borrego features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. You can also have the chance to see wildlife in their habitats such as the roadrunners, kit foxes, and the red diamond rattlesnake.
Bardenas Reales Natural Park, Spain. Visit the park for its rock formations and get to hike in its plains. If you're interested to see some birds like vultures or eagles, you can head to "rincon del Bu" or "caídas de la Negra." If you stay here, expect to see fighter jets flying over the skies. To go around the desert park, you can walk, drive or take a bike.
Joshua Tree Park. Want to go rock climbing? Head to Joshua Tree Park, and you can get to experience climbing in groups or solo. Rock climbing has become one of their favorite activities and is open for people of all ages. The park is also where you can go night hiking, wildlife viewing, trekking and more.