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The definitive list of best adventure travel destinations in 2020


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Each year travel experts at Lonely Planet and Wanderlust Magazine publish their lists of best destinations to travel to. And of course at Adventure Coordinators we have our own list. Our list contains places that are garnering renewed interest from travellers like you as well as destinations that show a lot of potential.

Here is our definitive list for best adventure travel destinations for 2020.

Morocco

A country in high demand by our travellers for 2020 is Morocco, perhaps not surprising given its stable government, its cultures, history, architecture and its huge variety of landscapes. Soak up the bustling, exotic atmosphere in ancient souqs; join a camel trek into the Sahara; sleep under expansive star-studded skies; witness traditional lifestyles in kasbahs; walk to hamlets high up in the mountains; get lost in winding alleys. All that and more awaits you in Morocco. From Fez, the Islamic world’s largest medieval city, to the sea-side romance of Essaouira; from glorious Marrakesh to the oases of the interior and from traditional bath houses to wonderful meals, Morocco is one country you will not want to miss.

Uzbekistan

Central Asia had received a lot of interest of late and the number of tours on offer has grown exponentially. Combine it with the fact that many countries have dropped their visa requirements and you can see why so many people are interested in places like Uzbekistan. The ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva conjure up images of unimaginably wealthy oases linked by caravans, of imperial politics and incredible architecture. Beautiful turquoise domes and towering minarets grace the skyline while down below everyday life goes on in markets and cafes from years gone by. With hospitality firmly ingrained into the culture, this is one country you will not want to miss.

Jordan

WIth much of the Middle East in turmoil, Jordan stands out as a stable, safe country. And as you walk through the Siq to the Treasury at Petra, you cannot help but be in awe. Hand-hewn red sandstone buildings rise up into the clear desert skies, remembering ancient caravans of spice traders travelling far and wide to sell their wares. In the Roman ruins at Jerash and in the crusader castles and Byzantine mosaics along the King’s Highway, history is everywhere in this beautiful land. Travel through canyons and oases, stay with locals among the rock formations of Wadi Rum, and begin to understand why T.E. Lawrence loved this land.

Baltics

The three Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania share some similarities but are also quite different. They each have their own languages, their own distinct history and religions and vary quite a bit in landscapes and prosperity. From the old Hanseatic town of Tallinn to the art nouveau buildings of Riga, from the remote Baltic islands to the pine forests in the east, from the dunes of the Curonian Spit to the lakes that sprinkle the region and from the Crusader castles to the Russian palaces, this is an area that delights many. Contact us about tours in the Baltic Republics.

Georgia

Another former Soviet republic that is seeing a lot of attention is stunning Georgia, nestled deep within the Caucasus. Along with nearby Armenia, the country is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world, reflected in its myriad churches and monasteries. Fantastic mountain scenery and fertile valleys covered in vineyards make this one of the most beautiful countries on earth to visit. Add a proud hospitable people , an astounding variety of cultural influences and an amazing heritage expressed in architecture and art, and you know Georgia will soon make it to the top of your bucketlist. Contact us about tours in Georgia.

Japan

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