5 Best Trips That You Can Choose For Your Winter Holidays
In a couple of months, we’ll have to pull out our jackets and sweaters, and get started with the Christmas shopping! But before that, you must be thinking about where to travel during the winter vacations - also, it’s important to end the year on a happy note (probably in a faraway land!)
Here are 5 best trips that would be perfect for a week’s vacation during the upcoming winter holidays! No matter whether you are planning to travel solo or with your partner, or maybe thinking of a family trip - these itineraries would be the apt choices to ditch the chills and soak in the sun!
So, what are you waiting for?
Have just about 8 days in hand, and feel like spending Christmas at Che Guevara's land? Well, this trip is gonna be good for your wallet as well! Kick start your journey from Havana and soak yourself in the old-school charm of Latin America. The largest city in Cuba, the streets of Havana are enlivened with 500 years of rich history, where you can explore the colorful buildings of Plaza Vieja as well as the colonial buildings and museums.
Continue your journey to Viñales - explore the sugarcane & tobacco fields and witness the making of world-famous Cuban Cigars, in front of your eyes!
Head towards Cayo Levisa and spend a day getting tanned on the beaches, and gorge on delicious seafood. From there, you can continue your journey towards the colonial town of Trinidad, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the colonial charm of the town, go for shopping and savor the authentic taste of the cuisine. Adventure enthusiasts can also opt for snorkeling or scuba diving here. As the trip comes to an end, head back to Havana and return back home with amazing memories!
If you are looking forward to spending your Christmas in the most unconventional manner, then heading to Morocco can be a perfect choice. Embark on your journey from Casablanca, located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean and travel to the coastal town of Tangier in the north. Explore the picturesque alleys, go for a beachside stroll, and don't forget to try the Moroccan mint tea. Travel to Chefchaouen, the place with those bright blue-walled streets and click some Instagram-worthy shots!
Don't miss the experience of a Moroccan steam bath and spa ('hammam' as they locally call it) and feel rejuvenated. If you are feeling the extra adrenaline rush, then head out for a hike in the surrounding Rif Mountains, gaze at the gorgeous views of the azure Mediterranean and soak yourself in the freshness.
From Chefchaouen, carry on with your journey to the next destination - Fès. Explore the bustling Medinas, stop to shop some authentic Moroccan goodies, go for a tour of Ville Nouvelle, and in the evening, sit down to a fantastic meal in a renovated riad, a Moroccan palace that has been transformed into a restaurant. The last stop would be the bustling city of Marrakech. Explore the lanes and markets of the city, enjoy a traditional meal at Djemaa El Fna square and end the night with a folklore performance.
You can simply ditch the cold winters for a week and spend your Christmas holidays in Thailand. Soak yourself in the sun, laze around the beaches, dive in the turquoise water and hop from one island to another during your upcoming winter holidays. Commence your journey from the capital city of Bangkok and party all night at Khao San Road. Go for a food crawl to savor the delicious street food and explore the beautiful Wat Pho and the Grand Palace.
Catch the overnight train to Surat Thani and take a short bus ride from there, Khao Sok. Spend a day, hiking and chilling inside the Khao Sok National Park or just chill in a hammock by the riverside, watching monkeys.
From Khao Sok, you'll be traveling to 'the party capital of the world' - Koh Phangan. Meet some crazy travelers from other parts of the world and party all night with them! The next day, take a ferry ride to one of the most picturesque islands of the region - Koh Tao. This place is known to be one of the most popular diving spots in the world, some of which are Hin Wong Bay, Mango Bay, Nang Yuan Island, South Mae Haad and Janson Bay. Get closer to the world under water and experience the magic of scuba diving!
Celebrating Christmas in summer will be an absolutely stunning experience - and you'll have to travel to this beautiful country in the Southern Hemisphere for that. December in Australia would just be perfect!
Starting from Brisbane, travel to Fraser Island which is said to be the world's largest sand island. Go for a swim in the Lake McKenzie or just hike through the rainforests. Make your way to Capricorn Coast where you can explore the charming seaside village of Emu Park and binge on some authentic Aussie barbeque!
Catch a yacht to Whitsunday Islands and enjoy snorkeling in the reefs. You can also go for scuba diving, to get closer to the marine world. Or just chill and soak in the sun at the pearly sandy Whitehaven Beach!
Your next stop would be the small town of Tully, about 120 kilometers south of Cairns, where you can spend an entire day with the Aboriginals living here for decades. And finally, head to Cairns - and dive deep to get a glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef, before your journey comes to an end.
Known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs - Bali has off late become a popular destination among travelers from all across the world. If you're planning to spend your winter vacation within a stipulated budget, then this would be the perfect holiday itinerary for you!
In a span of 9 days, hop from Kuta to Gili Trawangan and spend some time on the gorgeous Balinese beaches, gorging on the local cuisine! And of course, you can also try your hand and learn to cook some of their authentic dishes!
Embark on your journey from Kuta before heading off to Kubutambahan. Go out for a hike and chill beside a waterfall with your fellow travelers and later, travel to Ubud - the cultural capital of Bali. Walk through the lush green Monkey Forest (and you will surely get to spot the primates!) and head off to Mt.Batur to witness the colors of the sunset. In the evening, you can opt for a yoga session to relax your mind, body, and soul.
Taking a boat from Ubud, you'll travel to Gili Trawangan, one of the pristine and most laid-back places in the world! Either you can spend your days on a cruise, or go for snorkeling or scuba diving! No matter what you choose to do, your days in Bali will pass by the wink of an eye!
Like we always say, it's better to plan your holiday early - that'll help you to save yourself from the last minute hassles and also, be good to your pockets! And for some extra dose of wanderlust, why don’t you follow us on Instagram?
Before it gets too late, I’m booking my trip to Thailand! Which of these trips would you be going for?