Our World Top-10 Lists: Unusual and Varied Transport Modes
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This list is our own personal top list based on what we have seen and experienced in our travels. There have been so many good ones that we could not limit this list to just 10. We have included all the different ones that we can think of. (updated 2020)
1. Inner Tube
Tubing along the river in Vang Vieng, Laos is the best way to go. The weather is warm, the beer cold, and everyone is having a great time. [Update: probably not a great idea, a risky idea with too many injuries]
2. Cycle Rickshaw
Cycle rickshaw in Vietnam. Also in India.
Riding an elephant in Laos. We were taken through the jungle to a river, and then the elephant thought it would be fun to tip us off into the water. Maybe not totally safe, but heaps of fun.
Family Gondola ride in Venice, Italy.
Our sunset ride in the Moroccan desert. We also rode a camel in the desert from Jaisalmer, India.
Tuk-Tuks throughout South-East Asia
Trains, our favourite journeys have been the underground systems of New York, Mexico City, New Delhi and London, and the overnighters in India and Morocco.
We have had some amazing cycle rides. The family bike ride around Ubud is one of the highlights.
9. Traditional Fishing Boat
10. Family Quad-Cycle
Riding a cycle built for the family in Monterey California.
Other transport modes not in our Top-10
Ferry: Our favourite journey is just like a cruise, taking the ferry Corsica in the Mediterranean. They are not always so big. It was fun joining the locals on a small wooden ferry boat to the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
Walking – Walking, everywhere, sometimes up a big hill.
Funicular – Lisbon, Portugal
Taxi – in Cairo and Mumbai
Jet Boat – from Cambodia to Laos. Also a jetboat in Belize.
Monorail – in Las Vegas
Rowboat – in Slovenia
Planes – to get from country to country
Pedal Boat – in Jaisalmer, India
Chairlift – Mexico
Chair carry – in India
Ox and Cart – India
Trams – in Melbourne
Cable Car – in San Franciso
Horse and Cart – a traditional horse-driven cart on Gili Meno, locally known as cidomo.
Donkey and Cart – India
Moped – zipping around the island of Isla Mujeres in Mexico. Also a moped ride in Thailand
Sailing Boat – the Caribbean in Belize
Truck – hitching a ride on the back of a truck in Guatemala.
Buses – Buses in Central America, Turkey and India. Sleeper bus in India
Horse – Horse ride around the Great Pyramids of Egypt
See also the top-10 list of great travel journeys