Arguably the world’s most impressive historic site, Angkor Wat—which once served as the seat of the Khmer Empire—is a bucket-list destination. It has survived centuries rife with war, dictators and genocide but is now threatened once again by the strain of two million annual visitors. Get high above the maddening crowds with a unique microlight flight. A fairly fresh addition to the aviation scene, microlights are small, motored aircrafts with a four-hour endurance, the ability to lift 550 lbs., and the capability to reach altitudes of nearly 10,000 feet. Flights in Cambodia include intimate aerial views of the Angkor temple groups, rural countryside, and the Tonle Sap floating villages.
HOW TO GET HIGH: Contact Skyventure, from $60 for 15 minutes to $180 for an hour.