Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat or an active holiday, surrounding yourself with stunning scenery is a great way to spend your vacation. Your biggest worry will be about whether you took enough photos to remember it properly. Here are some stunning destinations for a picturesque getaway.
Thailand is situated in Southeast Asia and it has ornate temples, ancient ruins and tropical beaches. It is an extremely popular place for scuba diving, snorkelling, nightlife, fine dining and trekking. You can visit the beautiful beaches of Phi Phi Islands, Ko Pha-ngan, Railay Beach, Similan Islands, Ko Lipe and Hat Karon. Be sure to visit the many Buddhist temples that have beautiful architecture. If you are looking for a golf holiday, Thailand has beautiful golf courses with stunning scenery. Visit the Banyan Golf Club, Loch Palm Golf Club and Black Mountain Golf Club.
Sydney’s Opera House is an iconic performance venue and a great place to visit. The popular beach destinations Bondi beach and Manly beach which are known for surfing. You can visit the Darling Harbour for its leisure complexes and the Port Jackson Harbour known for kayaking and opera. Visit the beautiful parks like Hyde Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Royal National Park. You can book a whale watching cruise in Sydney to watch humpback whales make their yearly migration from Antarctica to Queensland. The best time for whale watching is from May to August.
Tanzania is an East African country known for its safaris. You can visit the Serengeti to see wildebeests and other wildlife such as rhinos, elephants, and lions. The Lake Manyara National Park is popular with bird watchers. Lake Victoria is an African great lake and is a great location to visit for safaris, fishing and stunning landscape. You can also trek Mt Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak in Africa. You need be in a good physical shape before you trek and you can opt for packages that include guides, cooks, porters and accommodations.
The Seychelles are an archipelago consisting of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa. The area is known for its stunning beaches and its fabulous ecotourism. You can easily travel between the islands by bus, ferry, airplane, and rental car. Praslin Island is the home of the world famous Anse Lazio Beach. Take a trip to Curieuse to see the conservation project that protects 300 Aldabra Tortoises.
Jordan is in the Middle East and it has a rich cultural heritage and beautiful scenery. Visit the capital city of Amman to see fascinating cultural sites like Amman Citadel and Umayyad Palace. Enjoy an afternoon at a cafe where you can relax with a great cup of coffee and unwind. Be sure to take a trip to Petra, a world famous archaeological site in the desert. Travel to the Dead Sea and float in the salty waters. The Red Sea has some of the clearest water in the world so be sure to go to Aquaba and try snorkelling or scuba diving.