With the second month of the year just unrolling before us, 2020 presents us with plenty of opportunities to explore the world.
From classic and foolproof destinations to others that have made their way to the forefront only recently, here’s the list of Where To Go Next: Top 5 countries to you visit in 2020.
This tiny Asian country, a small piece of Himalayan paradise, is considered by many the epitome of sustainable tourism. It operates a strict high-value, low impact tourism policy and travelers have to pay a high daily fee just to set food on its hills crowned with pines and monasteries. Mountain trails are pristine clean and it is one of the most unchanged destinations in the world.
Bhutan will not only seduce you with its stunning scenery but also because it is spiritually engaging and physically rewarding. There are paved roads, all-inclusive wellness resorts and a growing infrastructure for a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Located in South America, this small country should be in your bucket list for 2020. With an extensive shoreline along the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, a burgeoning wine industry, bubbling hot springs, rolling hills and some of the most important summer resorts in the world: Punta del Este, Uruguay has plenty to offer and surprise travelers.
To make it even more attractive, the country has embraced a progressive social agenda lately: LGBTQ+ rights, the promotion of sustainable tourism or marijuana legislation. It’s not difficult at all to fall in love with this country: locals have a warm, laid-back attitude that simply combines perfectly with the boundless open spaces and the beautiful landscapes.
Spending a couple of days in the tranquility of Colonia del Sacramento, with its ancient walls, cobbled streets and stone houses is a great way to experience first hand the country’s hospitality and rich historic past. Estancias and ranches invite you to taste delicious steaks and Montevideo, the capital city, is a peaceful and relaxed destination famous for its wonderful restaurants and lovely beaches. Punta del Este and Piriapolis are famous summer resorts for locals and foreigners: the places to see and be seen.
One of the most interesting attractions of Uruguay is its compact size, what means that everything is within reach. The country has a very good road system and renting a car gives travelers the chance of visiting its different attractions at your own pace. You can find here an insurance policy for your rental car that is thorough and affordable.
The Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo this year and it gives avid travelers the perfect excuse to visit Japan in 2020.
Spending some days in the country’s vibrant capital is a must of course but why don’t you venture and explore the other interesting areas that Japan has to offer?
Don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful and popular city of Kyoto with its ancient temples and shrines and historic atmosphere. Admire the interesting contrast of heritage and modernity and, as you travel around, enjoy the fantastic local food.
If you’re visiting Japan in the summer, explore Hokkaido’s peaks, spend a day in Nikko _ a world heritage site famous for its hundreds of shrines and temples and beautiful National Park.
The southern islands are also worth visiting. Travelers love them because of their quiet atmosphere and beautiful biking lanes that invite them to get to know the whole area.
With England, Scotland and Ireland as neighboring countries it’s not a mystery that Wales is often overlooked by those heading to the British Isles. However, Wales should be in your bucket list this year.
Wales has plenty of natural wonders, historical places and cultural sites. The Pembrokeshire Cliffs, the Dan yr Ogof cave system, the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall or the Snowdon Mountain are some of the country’s most interesting natural attractions while the St. Giles’ Church, the bells at Gresford’s All Saints Church or Llangollen Bridge are cultural and historical sites that are worth seeing.
Wales is famous for its dramatic landscapes that invite adventurous souls to practice all kinds of sports that will satisfy even the strongest adrenalin desire: rock climbing, cliff jumping, swimming, cold-water surfing, skydiving, whitewater rafting, etc. There’s even a walking trail that takes people over 140 miles across cities, towns, forests and meadows from Swansea to Shrewsbury.
Get ready to spot hundreds of castles, brewpubs and distilleries along the way as well!
Unlike other African countries, Botswana privileged offering exclusive, upmarket experiences for those interested in enjoying a safari.
As result, the country has successfully earned a reputation for its roaring population of wildlife and limited number of tourists. Bushman Camp is an especially interesting safari enclave: being the only one exclusively operated by the San people, it not only boasts all the amenities that travelers may expect from a top-notch safari camp but it also offers the expert guiding that only the San people can give.
Exploring the north of the country from June to October gives travelers the chance of spotting matriarchal herds of elephants or famous lion populations. Botswana is also one of the best African countries where to look for, find and observe zebras, rare birds, the rare African wild dog.
So that’s Where To Go Next: Top 5 Destinations To Visit in 2020
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Until next time, hasta luego
Tashi Delek, all the best