Sipping cocktails by the pool and lounging in the sun sounds like a great holiday, but for a new year and a new you, add in a touch of activity to your next trip – or go all out – and experience a whole new way of travelling.
Croatia is a land thriving with beautiful islands, rich history, and a Mediterranean climate. Without a doubt, one of the best ways to explore this sprawling paradise is by bike. We recommend island hoping in Dalmatia, where cycling buffs can take a guided biking tour and cruise around the region’s picturesque bays, national parks, and pristine beaches. Visit one of the many vineyards along the way to indulge in a well-earned glass of wine, and at the end of the day, treat yourself to sumptuous cuisine prepared by your onboard chefs.
Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Land of the Rising Sun while walking the Nakasendo Trail. Used since the feudal times, this unforgettable route links Kyoto and Tokyo through the central mountains of rural Japan. The reward? Stunning scenic views, delicious Japanese cuisine, and beautiful guesthouse lodging in family-run ryokans and minshukus along the way.
The Okavango Delta is the Jewel of Botswana, a water wonderland formed by the flooding river that flows into the Kalahari Desert. For a one-of-a-kind adventure, a horseback safari through the wetlands offers a jaw dropping experience like no other. Staying at the luxurious Macatoo bush camp, you’ll ride through 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness while spotting all manner of wildlife along the way, and keeping your fitness levels up!
Tropical rainforest, coral reefs, abundant wildlife and endless beaches – take a cruise through the pristine waters of Panama and Costa Rica with UnCruise Adventures. You’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, go in search of marine life, spot howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, white faced capuchins and sloths while hiking the jungle, and snorkel through the reefs of Las Perlas and Granito de Oro islet.
Looking for the ultimate horseback riding holiday? Head to Three Bars Ranch in the Canadian Rockies! Offering a diverse range of adventure based activities, the ranch has two outdoor riding arenas, a world-class horse training facility, an indoor riding arena, marked hiking trails, shooting sports, fly fishing, mountain biking, ATVs, and river rafting. After a full day of exploring BC’s pristine wilderness, head back to your cosy cabin, take a swim in the heated indoor pool, or relax in the Jacuzzi.
If you’re a thrill seeker, why not tackle Africa’s tallest mountain? Standing at a height of 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro takes travellers on an epic hike through lush green rainforest on the Machame Route. Gigantic glaciers and beautiful ice formations flow down from the summit and the successful trekker is treated to spectacular views, as well as the satisfaction of conquering the highest “free standing” mountain in the world.