While you may be stuck close to home for now, you can still see all corners of the world from your living room. Explore ancient Egyptian tombs, swim in the Atlantic with sharks, hike the Great Wall of China and stargaze under the Northern Lights through virtual travel tours–no lines or obnoxious tourists allowed! Sit back, cozy up and experience virtual views from above and below sea level.
See Alaskan brown bears hunting for salmon
Get up close and personal with these furry forest friends as they hunt for salmon at Katmai National Park, Alaska. Explore.org puts you right in the heart of the action with a live feed from atop Brooks Falls, a favorite gathering place for brown bears from July to September.
Gaze at the Northern Lights
Lying under the luminescent aurora borealis is definitely a popular travel must. Thanks to Explore Zen Den’s live cam, you can bring the fascinating polar lights into your living room. See the sky ignite with color straight from Churchill, Canada.
Get a look at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Sitting 58 meters high with as much as a 5.5 degree lean (corrected in recent years to 4 degrees), the Leaning Tower of Pisa is truly an iconic global landmark. This bell tower located next to Pisa Cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo took about 200 years to build (1173–1372) and is still sitting pretty. It’s available for your virtual viewing pleasure through Tourist Tube.
Swim with sharks in the Atlantic
Dive deep and look at what’s lurking in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with this live stream from North Carolina’s Cape Fear. Watch stingrays float across the ocean’s floor. See thousands of fish cruise through coral. And, best of all, enjoy an intimate view of sharks hunting in their natural habitat from the safety of your home.
Venture through ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments
Nubian ruins, historic treasures and the Pyramids—oh my! Experience Egypt in all its glory through virtual museum tours, interactive diagrams, rare photos and a 360-degree tomb adventure thanks to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Egyptian Tourist Board.
Walk the Great Wall of China
Climbing the Great Wall of China remains a top bucket list trip for many. Now, you can easily hike this travel hotspot from the comfort of your couch with the China Guide virtual tour—no long lines or wait times here! Enjoy all angles of this worldwide landmark, from the Badaling section to the three great mountain passes and everything in between.
Stroll through the streets of Amsterdam
Known for its beautiful canals, eye-catching architecture and, of course, its “coffee” shops, Amsterdam is not to be missed. Now you can walk the colorful streets of the Netherlands capital through the crystal-clear lens of Travel With Us. Skip the street traffic, stay in your pajamas and enjoy a firsthand look “the Venice of the North.”
Try a private tour of the Louvre
Examine timeless art, observe obscure sculptures and examine ancient artifacts on this private virtual tour of the iconic Louvre museum. Marvel at the many faces of the Louvre as you venture through the massive museum’s many exhibition rooms and galleries featuring work from the past 800 years, without all the walking.
Soar over the coasts of Scotland
Miles of open land, moss-covered castles and tender-moving tides are just a few of Scotland’s most appealing attributes. Thanks to the artful lens of Nature Relaxation Films, you can experience a bird’s-eye view of the Scottish coastal countryside. This film company also adds soothing sounds to their videos for an added layer of leisure.
Hover over Hawaii’s volcanoes
Enjoy the island adventure of your dreams with this unique view of Hawaii’s volcanoes. This tour takes you through the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and down into the jaw-dropping Nahuku Lava Tube, which is a cave formed by flowing lava. You can also fly over an active volcano and learn about its eruption history and its effects on the island.
Wander with elephants at a South African waterhole
You aren’t promised a view like this on your in-person jeep safari. In this live stream from the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, you’re guaranteed a glimpse of elephants and other exotic wildlife drinking, eating and playing at the Tau Waterhole .