We bet you have been wondering what travel activities are realistic this time of year. For many, travel restrictions have stripped the ability to enjoy our favorite destinations – or the ones we planned that later got cancelled. Months into the global pandemic, many countries have managed its effects and allowed for international tourism. Of course, all travel capabilities are country specific, so be sure to check your desired country’s eligibility before booking your ticket – here are six sensational activities for adventurous spirits of all types looking at international travel this summer!
Off-Road ATV in the Desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime, adrenaline-pumping tour of the Wadi Rum Valley on the back of a 4×4 ATV, where travelers can visit stunning canyons, gaze upon intricate rock carvings, and meet the Big Dune. Jordan is home to some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets and natural landscapes, so Wadi Rum is a phenomenal destination for sunset tours and sleeping under the stars. If ATV is not your thing – you can opt to ride on the back of a camel! Among the red dunes of Wadi Rum, you can stay in luxury tents that offer full accommodations and entertaining activities. For instance, the Memories Aicha Luxury Camp provides Martian Bubble Tents, or Martian Domes, which are perfect for enjoying nature to the fullest. International travel is currently open to Jordan, online questionnaire required upon arrival to the country.
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Maritime Adventure with the Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Enjoy a thrilling, eco-friendly experience in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the home to the largest concentration of whale sharks. There, travelers can swim with them, or be in a cage, as you float and observe, while learning about the reserve ecosystem in helping these gentle giants. Isla Mujeres is a remote island in the Caribbean, 13-kilometers from the coast of Cancun, surrounded by an abundant coral reef. The beaches are immaculate, and the offered activities are unmatched. Resorts such as the Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun provides a world-class spa, gourmet dining, and other pampered amenities, while combining holistic wellness, tranquility, and romance. There are meditation sessions, sightseeing excursions, deluxe yacht services, and much more, adding to this wonderful experience. Travel to Mexico is currently open, but an online questionnaire is to be completed upon arrival. Additionally, only air travel permitted.
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Sit Back on The Train to Macchu Picchu, Peru
Heading towards one of the Seven Wonders of the World, you can have a luxurious experience on the train ride from Cusco to Macchu Picchu. On an elegant Belmond train, the Hiram Bingham, travelers can board, eat gourmet foods, drink to their content, while enjoying the diverse scenery of the Peruvian countryside. Upon arrival, there is the opportunity to travel the park or check in to the only hotel that sits at the citadel of the park, The Sanctuary Lodge. At this location, try a yoga session or dive into the culture with a traditional shaman ceremony in the garden. Checking into this hotel works wonderfully for those who are nighttime travelers, as they can enjoy the beauty of the park the following morning as the sun rises – this spot is perfect for beating the crowds. International travel is open; however, a few countries are ineligible for travel, so double-check before booking your stay!
Sunrise Ballooning over Cappadocia, Turkey
Experience adventure, admire beauty, witness exploration, snap photos of the scenery, and so much more – all from a hot air balloon at sunrise on a tour in Cappadocia, Turkey. Cappadocia is in a remote location with a unique landscape like no other in the world. View the lunar landscapes and the region’s volcanic spires and honeycombed hills from high in the sky. An additional domestic flight to Cappadocia is expected, but when you arrive the sights will be jaw-dropping. Furthermore, Cappadocia is known for hot air balloons. A great location known for luxurious hospitality is the Museum Hotel, which is also featured in our article about the most epic pools from around the world. Travelers who get to experience will never forget this once in a lifetime experience. Travel is currently open, but please review restrictions for tourism before and upon arrival.
Kitesurf the Waves in Rayong, Thailand
Kiteboarding is a water sport that blends elements and characteristics of wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding, paragliding, and skateboarding. The kite can be flown in specific patterns to generate power and can even be used to jump high in the air. Kitesurfing is perfect for travelers seeking a peaceful escape, getting away from the flashiness looking for pure enjoyment of the self. From May to September, Rayong has beautiful flat water and steady wind are perfect conditions to learn safely and to progress fast, providing a wonderful opportunity and ideal location for summer travel. Rayong is also home to one of the most breathtaking resorts. The Paradee Resort shows off the rarely visited, gorgeous tropical beaches of Thailand, where travelers can enjoy vacation at its best. The resort also provides experiences that range from cooking classes to fire-shows and snorkeling, making this a perfect getaway utopia for this summer. Did we mention that they have baby-sitting services? Currently, international travel to Thailand is only open for US, Canada, UK, and Australia passport holders only. Travelers are exempt of quarantining with proof of a valid vaccination passport.
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Kayak the Coast of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Paddle away from the crowds to the beauty found in the Adriatic Sea and witness the marine magnificence of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Enjoy an active and immersive sea-kayaking tour, where travelers can explore small islands, investigate caves along the water, swim, snorkel, and dive at their leisure – people of all ages are welcome. During your stay, book a five-star, boutique hotel experience with Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, a seaside retreat destination around the bay of Dubrovnik. A perfect place to rest and rejuvenate, this hotel has amenities for travelers seeking a luxurious wellness and spa experience. International travel to Croatia is open. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result is required prior to departure.
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