Are you a Star Wars fan looking to walk in the shoes of a Jedi? Then look no further because TripAdvisor, the world’s largest online provider of attractions, is now offering an exclusive new “Star Wars and Ring of Kerry Day Tour” out of Killarney, Ireland. This epic two-day tour explores the Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island and the breath-taking Skellig Islands that fans will recognize from the iconic final scene of “The Force Awakens,” as well as “The Last Jedi.” The tour features behind-the-scenes Star Wars stories and a visit to the film’s pre-production room.
TripAdvisor also curated a collection of places, some of which served as filming locations for previous Star Wars films, that look as though they’re from a galaxy far, far away. Jedi travelers can book these experiences through TripAdvisor to unleash the full potential of their next trip.
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- Skaftafell National Park – Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
- Iceland’s unique nature is often featured in space saga films, and served as the setting for the fictional planet of Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.” The contrasting landscape of the Skaftafell National Park in Iceland puts visitors in an unreal world of ice formations and volcanoes. Travelers that want to immerse themselves can do so with an extreme guided glacier hike on the ice wall, bookable from $168 per person on TripAdvisor.
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- Wadi Rum – Wadi, Rum, Jordan
- More than just a desert, this extraordinary landscape has been featured for many popular science fiction films. It also became a pilgrim destination after serving as the filming location for the moon, Jedha in “Rogue One.” Travelers can book a full-day trip to see why others call it “literally Mars on Earth” when passing natural rock formations, ancient rock inscriptions and the Lawrence waterfall.
- Valley of Fire – Overton, Nevada
- Deep red sand, unique rock formations and ancient Native American rock art can be found in Nevada’s oldest state park. Just an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, adventurers will find a landscape as if from another planet, with breath-taking views. Travelers can book a four to five-hour guided hike on TripAdvisor from $119 per person.
- Painted Desert – Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
- This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors, which transports visitors to another world. Travelers can watch the sky set ablaze over the vast canyon during a sunset tour, bookable on TripAdvisor from $169 per person, including admission to the National Park, dinner and transfer.
- Salar de Uyuni – Uyuni, Bolivia
- Known as the largest saltpan on earth, formed over 10,000 years ago, travelers rave about the supernatural atmosphere of this site. Star Wars fans can visit Salar de Uyuni, which will be featured as the newly discovered planet Crait in “The Last Jedi.” Especially magical is the mood at sunrise, when the sunlight reflects in pools of water – bookable on TripAdvisor from $50 per person.
- Valle de la Luna – Santa Catalina, Chile
- This supernatural landscape is one of the driest places on earth. The valley is a strip of dunes, caves, mountain peaks and natural depressions that create a moon-like atmosphere and a fascinating experience for visitors. Travelers can book a Moon Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama on TripAdvisor from $20 per person to be wowed by the lunar-like landscape.
- The Pinnacles – Cervantes, Western Australia
- Extraterrestrial-like rock formations appear in four-meter-high limestone columns that give the National Park its name. Emerged on a moving dune, these strange shapes dominate the surrounding area. To experience the fascinating, bizarre desert landscape, travelers can book a day trip from Perth with sandboarding, bookable from $103 per person on TripAdvisor.
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- Le Sentier des Ocres – Gordes, France
- For a supernatural experience, the Ochre Trail boasts alien impressions with its peculiar rock formations. On a four-hour private tour of Provence, travelers will pass by castles, vineyards and the Lavender Museum, bookable from $45 per person on TripAdvisor.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley – Rotorua, New Zealand
- In New Zealand’s largest geothermal area, visitors will find countless hot springs, pools and ponds with intense odor due to sulphur fumes. The colorful valley has bizarre landscapes, such as the poison-green Devil’s Bath. There are several trails through the park, and travelers can book a self-guided walking and hiking tour at Waimangu with TripAdvisor from $27 per person.
- On the route of the volcanoes in the Timanfaya National Park, visitors pass spectacular lava formations, rugged grottos and an emerald-green lagoon reminiscent of alien worlds. Aday trip through Southern Lanzarote promises geothermic activity that demonstrates the park’s intense underground heat – bookable on TripAdvisor from $30 per person.
- Pink Lake, Australia
- The unusual pink coloration makes this lake on the West coast of Australia a spectacular backdrop. The color of the lake comes from beta-carotene algae and gives this place a magical atmosphere. Travelers can have an extra-terrestrial beautiful view on a 70-minute Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight, bookable on TripAdvisor from $177 per person.
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