Feeling uninspired when it comes to your travel plans? We know the feeling. Sure, you could take a quick trip to the beach this year for spring break—but you’ve done that before. You could head over to Europe for some backpacking and city site seeing—but how many other people in your news feed also have a profile pic with the Eiffel Tower?

If you’re in a travel-inspo rut, we have just the thing to get you seriously wanderlusting again.

Head somewhere COMPLETELY unexpected.

Where could you go? Maybe to the Marble Caves in Chile, or the Door to Hell in Turkmenistan. Go scuba diving in French Polynesia, or try out sand boarding in Peru. Pretty crazy, am I right?

Check out these 10 beautiful, totally surreal places that you absolutely have to see in this lifetime. The best part? You probably didn’t even know these places existed. You’re welcome.

1.) Marble Caves, Chile

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Alberto Loyo / Shutterstock

The Marble Caves in Lake General Carrera in Chile are thousands of years old, and ridiculously breathtaking. Grab your bathing suit, and explore these caverns!

2.) Lake Hillier, Australia

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Rob Bayer / Shutterstock

Lake Hillier, in Australia, maintains this pink hue all year. It’ll even stay pink if you scoop some water up into a bottle as a souvenir!

3.) Dongchuan Red Land, China

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Raywoo / Shutterstock

The Dongchuan Red Land in Xintian, China, has some seriously vibrant soil and plant life. Don’t forget your camera!

4.) Scuba Diving, French Polynesia

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Pommeyrol Vincent / Shutterstock

Get ready for the world’s best scuba diving. We’re not exaggerating! Head over to French Polynesia to see dolphins, manta rays, and more—plus, they have oysters that create black pearls!

5.) Giola, Greece

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SonicN / Shutterstock

Do some hiking in the Astris region of Greece, and point your compass toward Giola. When you get there, slip out of your hiking boots, and jump into this natural pool.

6.) Silfra Fissure, Iceland

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nudiblue / Shutterstock

Want to scuba dive between two continents? Head over to the the Silfra fissure, within Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park, where you can swim between Europe and North America. Bonus points: This is the only place in the world where you can swim bi-continentally!

7.) Huacachina, Peru

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sunsinger / Shutterstock

If some adventurous sand boarding is on your agenda, take a trip to Huacachina, a desert oasis located about five hours outside of Lima, Peru.

8.) Semuc Champey, Guatemala

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Javier Garcia / Shutterstock

Go swimming in Guatemala’s Semuc Champey, where you’ll find a limestone bridge connecting several natural pools, tucked away inside the jungle.

9.) Namaqualand, South Africa/Namibia

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Dominique de La Croix / Shutterstock

Welcome to Namaqualand, an arrid region covering Namibia and South Africa. The area is famous for its orange daisies in the springtime.

10.) Door to Hell, Turkemistan

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Lockenes / Shutterstock

Scientists inadvertently tapped into this cavern of natural gas in Derweze, Turkmenistan, and it hasn’t stopped burning since. These days, it’s ominously called the Door to Hell. *shiver*

Which of these places would you most like to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

[h/t to Business Insider]
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Hannah Winsten

Hannah Winsten is a freelance writer and marketing consultant living in New York City. A total travel junkie, Hannah came to CheapOair as a French translator and SEM associate after returning from a stint living abroad in Paris. She’s also working on her first book--you know you want to read it. Find her on Twitter at @HannahRWinsten.