Want to make this year the best yet? Start by crossing these adventurous getaways off your bucket list! Get out and explore the world like never before with these 9 incredible destinations.
1. Petra, Jordan
A truly ancient wonder! This monument is nestled into the rose tinted valleys of Jordan. The Jordan Trail, recently created and 372 miles of fascinating history, will guide you to all the gems Jordan has to offer. Take a six day excursion to really experience Jordan’s wilderness from Dana to Petra, and gain rare knowledge of the Nabatean craftsmen, the people that carved this famous red city into stone.
2. Mykonos and Delos UNESCO site, Greece
You will never have seen deep blues as beautiful as the seas surrounding the stunning island of Mykonos! After exploring the ancient city of Athens, hop on a ferry in the crisp morning to watch the sunrise over the Mediterranean and arrive in one of the world’s most talked about Greek islands! Head over during high season for the party of a lifetime at the various Myconian villas, or book yourself into a realm of escapism towards the end of the season at the truly calming Mykonos Blu hotel. The UNESCO site of Delos is just a boat ride away, where you will be able to tread on the same paths as Apollo himself! Settled in the third millennium BC, this tiny island is teaming with ancient artefacts, ruins, and monuments to explore!
3. French Wine Country
Picture this; biking over warm bright green hills, sun glasses on, fresh baguettes rustling in a bag, and fresh, mouth watering wine awaiting your arrival. Now picture you holding a plane ticket to France to visit the French Wine Country. Set yourself up for a four day cycling journey through the world’s most famous wine regions. Take in the romantic sights of French villages and castles as you leisurely glide your way to and from each vineyard, each offering unique experiences, Michelin starred meals, and indulgent wine tastings!
Always wanted a safari filled vacation? This could be the perfect way to begin exploring Africa! Miavana is a private island sanctuary and is the perfect base for you to come back to after a day of snorkeling, kayaking, picnicking, and spotting various number of lively animals in their natural habitats. The one and only luxury lodge on this vibrant and colorful island, Nosy Ankao is home to 14 villas, set in the island’s tropical environment.
5. British Columbia, The Inside Passage
The calm waters of Johnstone Straight is the perfect place to watch wildlife. Relax casually in your kayak as you float passed seals, wolves, bears, and many more Canadian animals and birds. This four day trip of exploring one of Canada’s most beautiful parts is aligned with comfortable and cosy glamping sites all along the Inside Passage. These come with the option of having gourmet meals prepared for you. How wonderful!
6. Ayutthaya, Thailand
The ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand is hot on the radar with fresh, new hotels, cafés, and wine bars. After investigating the many glistening temples around the city, continue exploring in the playful yet stylish new hotel of Sala Ayutthaya. You’ll love to try out the plunge pools lined with marble, have drinks with river views, and chill out in one of the 26 minimalist styled rooms. Continue quenching your visual pleasures as you gaze upon the fabulous treehouse-like wine bar of Wine Ayutthaya. The clever square lattice façade encloses many spiral staircases that lead up to balconies of varying heights.
7. Lares Route, Machu Picchu
Go from lodge to lodge as you embark on an inspirational journey along the Lares Route. Your destination; Machu Picchu, the world famous ancient citadel. Along the way, learn how the locals use the earth's surface to cook, how to make tapestries, and step along seldom travelled trails. When you arrive, rest up in the comfort of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a hotel decorated with terraced hills and whitewashed adobe casitas.
8. North America’s Best National Parks
Take a 13-day trip and see America’s best National parks. Within two weeks you will have discovered the hidden gems of Montana’s Glacier Park, marvelled at the bubbling geothermal pools at Yellowstone National Park, and trekked the expansive canyons of Zion National Park. There’s so much of nature’s beauty and amazing adventures to be had right on your doorstep! There’s nothing that makes you more proud than visiting your own country’s best kept stunning parks.
9. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil
We’ve saved the most outstanding destination for last. You’re senses will run wild as your breath is taken away by the unusual and incredible beauty of Lençóis Maranhenses, just outside the rain-forest in Brasil. Captured by white sands on top of impervious rock, pools and lakes reflecting the deep blue sky create this alien landscape located in Brazil. This is just one of the stops included in the world famous and award winning Route of Emotions itinerary!