As we wind down the year, several people wonder what to give their family and friends for the holidays. Of course, there is no shortage of options, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals. But, instead of gifting the usual candle and PJ set, have your thoughts about giving your loved ones an experience? Because, after all, memories are priceless.

This year Viator released their top experience awards of 2022. 

“Viator is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Viator Experience Awards. This new awards program ranks the world’s top experiences, setting the bar for the best things to do and see,” a statement reads. 

Check out some of the top experiences you can gift below. 

The USA:

The USA is full of fun and unique experiences to dive into. “From city tours in Seattle to kayaking in Las Vegas and Little Havana food walks in Miami, there’s something for every kind of traveler looking to explore and experience all that the US has to offer,” a statement reads. A few USA Viator experiences that made it into their top 20 include The Revolontiary Walking Tour in Boston, Siesta Key Electric Bike Sunset Tour, and East Zion Experiences UTV Slot Canyon Tour.

Australia and New Zealand:

 Experience the land down under with some epic and adventurous experiences. “From touring Daintree Rainforest to enjoying a BBQ buffet lunch in Queenstown and crocodile-jumping day trips from Darwin, there’s something for every kind of traveler looking to explore and experience all that Australia and New Zealand have to offer,” a statement read. A few Australia and New Zealand activities include Sunset 3-Hour Cruise from Darwin with Dinner and Sparkling Wine, Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns and Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns.


Middle East and Africa

Exploring more of Africa and the Middle East is definitely on my 2023 goal list. Viator makes that easier with their top 20 experiences. Some highlights include a Full Day Tour to the East and West Banks of Luxor, a Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town, and Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech.