Traveling is all about exploring and seeking new experiences that allow us to get a taste of different cultures around the world. If you’re willing to take a different turn in your travels and willing to explore new horizons, this list provides 7 of the most underrated and underestimated holiday destinations that are sure to leave you awestruck.
Located in the Himalayas and home to eight of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, Nepal is the perfect spot if you’re an adventure seeker. Covered mostly by mountains and forests, tourists can enjoy many exciting activities including mountain biking, zip flying, bungee jumping, trekking, mountain flights, jungle discovery and many more thrilling experiences. Must-see cities include Kathmandu, Patan, Kirtipur and Bandipur.
A country in Southeast of Africa, Mozambique provides a great combination of tropical beauty and traditional vibrancy to tourists. The country boasts a number of islands and archipelagos with pristine beaches famous for a range of water sports including swimming with the dolphins, scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing, para-gliding, deep-sea fishing and water skiing. Apart from beautiful islands, other attractions include the Beira Cathedral, Gorongosa National Park and historic town of Ilha de Mozambique.
A small island nation, Taiwan is rich in culture and modern architecture with a number of historical sites to visit and ever-soaring skylines. The capital city, Taipei, is the major tourist spot where one can find many attractions related to art, history and architecture. National Palace Museum, Dihua Street, Bao’an Temple, Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, Confucius Temple and Taipei Expo Park are among the many attractions that can’t be missed when in Taipei.
4. The Philippines
When it comes to beaches, people usually opt for places like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia while totally overlooking the breath-taking Philippines. With over 7,000 islands, this country provides the most scenic get-away with its gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, lakes and caves. Major places to explore include Manila where different cultural sites can be visited, Coron, a small island with exciting water-sport activities such as snorkeling/scuba diving, and Boracay, a picturesque island where Asia’s top kite-surfing locations can be found. Also, don’t forget to visit Taal – the smallest active volcano on the Island of Luzon.
Overlooked for years, this part of Europe is just as fascinating as others if not more with its UNESCO Heritage sites such as the ancient Greek city of Butrint, beautiful beaches on the lonian coast, gorgeous mountain lakes, Ottoman architecture and friendly locals guiding you at each step. Situated at the crossroads of ancient Rome and Byzantine Empire, this place holds the treasures and the remains of some of the world’s great civilizations, including Hellenes, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Venetians and modern Italians.
Overshadowed by its neighboring countries, Wales is one of the finest natural playgrounds in Europe offering various landscapes from surreal mountains and historical sites to pristine beaches and lakes. Currently celebrating the completion of its 100 years, Wales with the help of its Adventure ambassadors has announced a series of events & activities related to food, adventure and different art forms to commemorate the culture of Wales. So if there’s ever been a good time to visit this breath-taking country, it’s now!
P.S: If Wales is your next vacation spot, then do not miss the arts & music festival “Festival No.6” held every year at Portmeirion in September.
One of the most culturally diverse countries, Morocco is one of three states with both, Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The beauty of this mesmerizing destination lies in its culture and how travelers can experience it in the form of its exotic beaches, picturesque mountains and deserts. Places that can’t be missed when visiting Morocco include Marrakesh, Rif Mountains, Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.