Follow Your Travel Dreams After COVID-19 Pandemic
In anticipation of travel resuming in the not-too-distant future, we at TierOne Travel have created a list of the Top 10 best places to travel after lockdown. Check out these incredible destinations to help feed your dreams of where you’d like to travel next.
Like you, we know it’s just a matter of time before we’re venturing out on river cruises and safaris, and enjoying all-inclusive resorts somewhere hot and sunny by the ocean. Experts are saying the COVID-19 pandemic could begin to lift in a few months. So, there’s no time like the present to start planning your next vacation.
As indicated in our TierOne Travel blog about the future of travel, we know many of us are going to be testing the waters with weekend getaways and short vacations close to home. But before long, we’ll be exploring the world again.
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Some destinations we might still want to avoid, of course, until they get the ‘all clear’. Like you, we will be tracking and monitoring any travel restrictions prior to booking at any holiday destinations.
Top 10 Best Places to Travel After the Pandemic
#1 Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient 15th century Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. It is one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world. As one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, it receives over one million visitors every year. The building technique that the Incas are so famous for is called ashlar. Stones are cut in such a way that they fit perfectly together without having to put mortar between them.
#2 Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece is a precious gem in the Aegean Sea. It is a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. The whole complex of Santorini islands is still an active volcano. The last big eruption occurred 3,600 years ago and another is not expected for 16,000 years or so. Considered one of the most romantic places in the world, it is a popular wedding destination.
#3 Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia’s most amazing sites is the Great Barrier Reef with the world’s largest coral reef. It is one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations. Here, you can explore by snorkelling, scuba diving, helicopter, glass-bottom boats and cruise ships. In addition to the incredible, colourful coral reefs, you can soak up the sun on golden beaches, swim with dolphins and whale watch.
#4 New Zealand
New Zealand is located in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,000 km (621 mi) east of Australia. The country was made famous in part due to the filming of the movie trilogy Lord of the Rings. From glaciers to beaches, whale-watching and wine tasting, New Zealand has so much to offer. Go bungy jumping in Queenstown and soak up the Mãori culture and hospitality in Rotorua. And be sure to enjoy an afternoon cruise around Milford Sound’s dramatic fjords, and check out the home of ‘Middle-Earth’ in Matamata, land of The Shire.
#5 Costa Rica
Costa Rica has something for everyone. You will love exploring this Central American country with its exotic wildlife and colourful birds. Bordered by Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea, Panama, the Pacific Ocean and Ecuador, it is paradise on earth. You can bask in the sun on glorious beaches, go zip lining in the jungles and relax in world class spas.
#6 Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza
The Great Pyramids of Giza can be found in Egypt, along with the Great Sphinx of Giza. Built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, they are truly an incredible sight to behold. The site is located at the edges of the Western Desert, approximately 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile River in the city of Giza, and about 13 km (8 mi) southwest of the city centre of Cairo. There are some incredible tour packages that include a tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza where you can ride camels and experience what it must’ve been like to live back then.
#7 Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, home to more than two-thirds of the entire population. There are a number of wonderful day tours you can take from the capital, such as a tour of the Golden Circle. This popular circuit takes in Gullfoss waterfall, the geysers of Geysir and the very active Strokkur, along with the Pingvellir National Park. Reykjavík is also only an hour away from the Blue Lagoon, best known its geothermal bath.
Morrocco is a country like none other. Located in the Maghreb region of North Africa, it overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its land borders are Algeria to the east and the Western Sahara to the south. While there, you absolutely must visit Casablanca. As Morocco’s largest city, it was made famous by the movie of the same name – Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The charming neighbourhoods reflect its Arabic-Islamic heritage.
#9 Tanzania, Africa
Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest, hippos, elephants, chimpanzees, giraffes, crocodiles, water birds are just a few of the wildlife you are sure to see on your vacation. Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coastline is also popular for its powdery beaches, palm trees and sleepy coastal villages. Mt. Kilimanjaro is also a top visitor spot for adventurous climbers who want to scale Africa’s highest peak and the world’s largest free-standing volcano.
#10 The Na Pali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii
Known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, the Na Pali Coast of Kauai is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The famous Na Pali Coast hike along the Kalalau Trail draws thousands of adventurous tourists every year. You can also tour the coast by boat, stopping to snorkel and whale watch. Or, if you prefer, you can tour the Na Pali coast by plane or helicopter. A visit to the Na Pali Coast State Park is a must and something you will remember for the rest of your life.
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Before you travel, be sure you have enough coverage. Travel insurance will provide you with peace of mind on your vacation. Find out more about Manulife travel insurance by contacting your Tier One Travel agent.
Dreaming of travelling after the COVID-19 pandemic? So are we! Contact one of our TierOne Travel agents today! They have extensive experience in life-changing travel and will be able to craft something incredible that is suited to your unique needs. One call; endless experiences!
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