6 Trending Worldwide Destinations For 2019

A new year means a new opportunity to travel to new destinations. We asked our favorite expert travel companies for insights into which destinations are trending in 2019. Below are six suggestions: The Balkans, Mongolia, Vietnam, Egypt, Sao Tome & Principe, and the Arctic.

So what are you waiting for; grab your passport, stock up on sun cream, and get going. Bon, voyage!

KE Adventures: The Balkans

 

The Balkans
Trebinje, Bosnia, and Herzegovina (c) Natashadjuric

This superb walking holiday takes you through an undiscovered corner of the Balkans. Highlights include Montenegro’s stunning UNESCO National Park of Durmitor and an exciting two-day mini trek takes you through the magnificent Bjelasica Mountains whilst staying in nomadic shepherd huts perched on alpine pastures. From Montenegro, you’ll cross into neighboring Serbia where you’ll walk in the beautiful canyon of Uvac, home to one of the largest breeding colonies of Griffin Vultures in Europe. A night in a monastery offers a wonderful insight into Serbian Orthodox life. The final night is spent in the walled town of Trebinje in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. An off-the-beaten-track holiday suitable for those with a reasonable level of fitness.

From £925 land only, June to September, includes all airport transfers, experienced local guide, and all accommodation.

 

On The Go Tours: Egypt

 

Abu Simbel dreamstime
Abu Simbel Dreamstime

Our top travel destination for 2019 has to be Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Where else can you marvel at ancient pyramids, explore temples covered in hieroglyphics and come face-to-face with the dazzling funerary mask of King Tutankhamun?

A trip to Egypt is a trip back in time with history to discover wherever you go. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s also a destination that offers the perfect mix of culture and relaxation. Spend a few days cruising along the scenic River Nile by traditional felucca or upgrade to a 5-star ship, or enjoy the watersports on offer at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. And with the new Grand Egyptian Museum due to open in 2019, displaying artifacts for the very first time, there’s never been a better time to visit.

Chimu Adventures: Cruise the Arctic

Arctic Chimu Adventures
Arctic Chimu Adventures

A three-hour flight from Oslo will take you to the world’s northernmost city, Longyearbyen. From here, you can embark on an Arctic exploration in Spitsbergen in search of the elusive polar bear. This is only possible during the months of June to September when the ice has receded enough for a small ship to make access. Your expedition will take you through crunching pack ice, past glittering icebergs, to pebbly grey shores and up mossy green hills under a midnight sun. At this time of the year, the sun never sets so you can sit on a deck looking out for wildlife such as whales, bird species and of course polar bears until the small hours.

Yellowwood Adventures: Mongolia Naadam Festival Adventure

Horse rider
Horse rider

‘Naadam’ in Mongolian means “the three games of men”; consisting of Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery – incorporating lavish costumes, celebrations, dancing and partying! We will join this incredible spectacle both in the capital Ulaanbaatar and also in the countryside staying with local families in their warm gears (large felt tents or ‘yurts’) to learn about their ancient nomadic way of life. We will also hike or ride horses up to a mountain monastery and ride Bactrian camels across the windswept sands of the Gobi Desert.

We will explore the wild beauty of Mongolia’s vast grassy steppe, deeply wooded forests and sandy deserts with chances to ride the small but incredible hardy and swift Mongolian horses. Staying with local families we will experience their delicious meat dishes and vast array homemade dairy products; including Mongolian vodka! Mongolia is one of the last great frontiers on the earth where you can witness the timeless nomadic pastoral way of life on the Central Asian steppe.

 

Far & Wild: Sao Tome & Principe

Bom-Bom Landscape FarWild
Bom-Bom Landscape FarWild

Sao Tome & Principe are two little know tropical islands off the coast of West Africa. This dream tropical destination is full of unique landscapes, wildlife, and deserted beaches. Explore wild terrain, search for endangered birds, see turtles hatch in the early hours or just relax on the beach. It is the perfect place to holiday if you want to get away from the crowds and explore a Jurassic world landscape. Find out about Sao Tome & Principe before everyone else!

Nadova Tours: Vietnam

 Nadova Tours
Nadova Tours

Vietnam is a country that will take you to a different world with its scenic landscapes, fascinating culture, tasty food, wonderful people and a diverse range of travel activities.

Absolute Vietnam Holidays is the most typical Vietnam travel package, highly recommended for everyone as it suits all travel styles to discover the diversified beauty of Vietnam. Within 15 days, you can experience the best things Vietnam has to offer, from the bustling cities to remote rural areas, from the mountains to the prosperous deltas, from traditional values to modern faces of the country. The tour is private and flexible, you can start in Hanoi and end in HCMC or vice versa. It can always be customized to fully match your travel needs and budget.

Original Article Source: TheTravelMagazine

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