Venturing to new destinations can sometimes feel overwhelming. Especially when the places you wish to visit are less popular as tourist resorts, and the local languages, customs and infrastructure are a little harder to quickly adapt to. Luckily, joining an escorted tour is the perfect way to ensure a safe and memorable experience without the stress of planning a fulfilling itinerary in unknown lands. Here are three of the best destinations in the world for this popular type of holiday.
Booking an escorted tour? Three of the best destinations to consider
If you’ve ever wanted to go on an authentic African safari, Tanzania is the place for you. Guided by local experts, an escorted tour through the Serengeti National Park will take you to the best spots to see elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions, leopards and zebras. There’s nothing quite like exploring the vast grassy plains with the majestic Kilimanjaro mountains lining the horizon.
Whilst your tour will include a full schedule, there’s sure to be a great balance between activities and relaxation. Just offshore, you can explore the Zanzibar archipelago, a collection of beach islands offering a tropical paradise experience that’s second to none. Stretch out on the soft white sands under swaying palms or snorkel in the sparkling blue waters of the Mafia Marine Park for a day of blissful rejuvenation.
The stunning landscape of Nepal is a haven for trekkers. But aside from the incredible sight of the Himalayan mountains, it’s also a place full of vibrant history and rich culture. As the birthplace of Buddha, the country is largely Buddhist and the people are some of the friendliest in the world. Be sure to book a tour that not only takes you to the heights of the mountains, but also through the streets of Kathmandu – where golden temples, intricate palaces and bustling markets welcome you with a smile.
The subtropical south features dense jungles and expansive plains, providing trekking experiences of a new kind entirely. Be sure to venture through Chitwan National Park for a chance to see first hand the protected One Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger or the Gharial Crocodile.
Costa Rica is the perfect place for nature lovers, as its biodiverse rainforests and waterways are home to some of the world’s most incredible species. From colourful macaws, hummingbirds, toucans and dart frogs to mammals such as tapirs and jaguars and many monkey species – the jungles here are teeming with life.
If you’re more of an ocean lover, the surrounding waters of Costa Rica are just as rich as the land, with dolphins, whales, unique spotted eagle rays and manatees frequently sighted. An eco-friendly tour in Tortuguero offers a chance to visit the nesting grounds of the Green Sea Turtles. Taking an escorted tour through Costa Rica is not only a great experience, but it also offers vital protection for all of the amazing species in this stunning country.
Great for all types of travellers
Escorted tours are a great way for all types of travellers to see new horizons. As well as having a stress-free holiday, you’ll also be supporting the local economy by enjoying knowledgeable tours from the locals, helping to protect the local wildlife, and you’re sure to make lifelong friends along the way.