The Most Exotic Locations You Should Try in 2017

2nd May 2017

If travelling is what you want to do this year, keep on reading and we’ll recommend some of the best places that you may want to explore. They are quite far from the usual holidays, but the good news is that they can offer a memorable and immersive experience. 

Indonesia

This may not always be on the list of vacation hot spots for many people, but it has a different kind of charm, making it a must-visit. Among others, most people head to Bali, which is sanctuary for beach-lovers and surfers, and the perfect place for a romantic getaway. If you want less crowded spots, on the other hand, head over to the islands of Lombok and stay at Gili Trawanagan, which is known for being car-free. The country’s capital, Jakarta, has a rich history that makes it worth exploring. Borobodur, a historic temple, is one of the landmarks that should be included in your itinerary. If you want to try hiking, on the other hand, two of the most popular places are Mount Rinjani in Lombok and Mount Bromo in Java. For underwater exploration, on the other hand, check out Togian islands and Raja Ampat.

Rwanda

While there are many things that make Rwanda an exceptional exotic holiday destination, one of the best is the fact that it has some of the most spectacular safaris in the world. This will provide the perfect opportunity to have a personal encounter with animals in their natural habitat. If you want to have more of an active holiday, you can go on a trekking safari. To make the holiday more memorable, stay in a luxurious safari camp that will allow you to be at one with nature. One of the places that you should see is the Volcanoes National Park, which is known for its high concentration of gorillas. At Nyungwe Forest National Park, on the other hand, you can see various primate species. Akagera National Park is also a good pick, which is less touristy.

Sri Lanka

This country might be a tiny island, but there are a million possiblities for Sri Lanka itineraries. From its sun-kissed beaches to its rugged mountains, rich wildlife to fascinating history, you will have endless reasons to choose Sri Lanka if you are looking for an exotic getaway. One of the places that you should visit is Nuwara Eliya, a vast tea plantation also known as Little England. If you love the water, on the other hand, you can go surfing in Mirissa or kite surfing in Negombo. There are more than 1,300 kilometers of beaches in the country, which will make you spoiled for choices. There are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth exploring, including the sacred city of Kandy, and the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. For the best of wildlife, see elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

The Caribbean

For people who love the sun, sea, and sand, this should be on the top of the list. This tropical paradise is known for its huge selection of high-end resorts, although there are also some that are perfect for vacationers on a budget. Almost any time of the year, the weather is perfect. It is also multi-cultural, which will provide you with an experience that is sure to be one for the books. With more than 7,000 islands, it has impressive diversity. You can stay in a single resort or be more active and hop from one island to another. It also hosts the Caribbean Carnival, which is one of its most colorful festivals. And best of all, the locals are friendly and warm, which will surely make your holiday an epic one.

 South Africa

Located in the southern tip of the African continent, this is another top choice for an exotic getaway. For the best wildlife experiences, be sure to see safaris and game reserves, such as Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Park. Kariega Game Reserve is also a hotspot, especially because of the concentration of the so-called Big 5. For a unique experience, you can ride a platoon boat and cruise over a river, which will let you see crocodiles and hippos without being concerned of your safety. In St. Lucia, meanwhile, you can see turtles laying their eggs. Exploring the Table Mountain and visiting Boulders Beach should also be included in your itinerary.

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