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.
Walking, everywhere, sometimes up a big hill.
Tuk-Tuks throughout South-East Asia
Trains, particularly the underground systems of New York, Mexico City, New Dehli and London and the overnighters in India
We have had some amazing cycle rides. The family bike ride around Ubud is one fo the highlights.
9. Traditional Boat
10. Family Quad-Cycle
Riding a cycle built for the family in Monterey California
Ferry in the Mediterranean. Also small wooden Ferry boat to the Island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
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
Camel in the desert from Jaisalmer
Chair carry in India
Ox and Cart, India
Trams in Melbourne
Cable Car in San Franciso
Donkey and Cart, India
Laos Truck Taxi
Mopeds in Thailand
Sailing the Caribbean in Belize
Riding 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