2018 arrives and with it endless opportunities to prepare the next trips. A whole year ahead to plan an agenda of getaways and great trips and for this nothing better than to trust the destinations that will be in fashion in 2018. Ten countries are full of possibilities and ready to be explored.
One of the fashion destinations next year when the bicentennial of the proclamation of its independence is fulfilled. Chile has a lot to offer, such as the two main coastal cities in the country. Valparaíso, whose historic center was declared a World Heritage Site, and Viña del Mar. But you can also explore Isla Negra and Pomaire. Isla Negra is the place where Pablo Neruda’s favorite house is located, also called “boat with toys.”
For wine fans, nothing better than a visit to the wineries of the prestigious Vina Concha y Toro. And for those who want to know more in-depth the state capital and surrender to shopping, a tour of the most exclusive shopping areas of Santiago. The more adventurous will find the visit to Farellones and Valle Nevado irresistible, at the foot of the Andes mountain range, famous for its ski resorts in winter and its varied fauna and flora in summer.
The neighbouring country is one of our favourite destinations. We can start in the capital, Lisbon, with a night tour to get to know the historic center of the city and its most emblematic areas such as the Belém neighbourhood, to end up in a restaurant with panoramic views of the entire capital, to enjoy Portuguese cuisine with Folkloric and fado show included.
In Oporto, Civitatis puts at our disposal the route of the six bridges, where not only the best views of the city can be contemplated, but sailing in a Rabelo, a traditional Portuguese boat.
If you like wine, you have a date in the Algarve. On board a catamaran, here the proposal is to enjoy unforgettable views of the bay of Lagos while you taste a selection of the best Portuguese wines with portions of typical tapas. And don’t miss visiting the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais that can be traveled in a 4×4.
In this 2018 major events are held in Norway. There, in the capital, it is best to start with a panoramic tour followed by a sailboat ride through the Oslo fjords. Or maybe, you prefer a specialized tour in gastronomy, with which you will get to know firsthand such typical products as salmon, cheeses, artisanal sausage, chocolate or honey. The beer stars another special tour, which will take us through some of the most renowned craft beer bars. In Tromsø, another beautiful Norwegian city, there are activities as unforgettable as sleigh rides pulled by huskies, or excursions to see the fascinating northern lights.
Those who plan to visit the country in 2018 can sign up for many activities. From a tour through the center of Beijing, visit the great symbols of the city such as Tiananmen Square, Mao Mausoleum, Forbidden City and the hutongs, even attending shows and the city’s Opera. Without overlooking excursions private to destinations such as Zhujiajiao, the so-called Venice of the East with 1,700 years of history, or Hangzhou, known as the Earthly Paradise during the middle Ages. Besides, there are also excursions to enjoy classic attractions, such as the Great Wall of China, Shenzhen or Xian and the Terracotta Warriors.
From the cities to the most rural areas, Peru is always an unforgettable destination. Here in addition to exploring the famous jewels of Peruvian culture, archeology, and nature, we will be able to discover the horses of passage, the best equine horse race in the world. Sign up for gastronomic tours and kayak trips along the Costa Verde de Lima; or embark on routes of different durations along the Inca Trail, trek through the beautiful Rainbow Mountain. Fly over the Nazca lines to see the famous geoglyphs, as well as countless visit islands of the country, of great biological wealth.
A great heritage of ancient civilizations, large and dynamic cities, a gastronomy that has conquered the entire planet and a well-known beach industry in any latitude are the ingredients that make Mexico one of the “places to be” this year. With Civitatis travelers have almost 90 ways to interact with this destination. They can swim with dolphins in the Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres, enjoy a succulent dinner with a show in Chichén Itzá – one of the main archeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula, snorkel in the exotic Cozumel, fly a plane through the skies of Cancun at sunset. Explore the idyllic Xel-Há natural park and its turquoise waters, venture into the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, as well as the dare with various nautical and adventure activities in Los Cabos.
Exoticism and authenticity, with Bali as a tourist epicenter! Excursions to the Gili Islands, where you will find some of the most paradisiacal beaches in Indonesia, or the temples Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu Batur and Taman Ayun, including the ascent to the lakes of Bedugul and the famous rice fields of Jatiluwih. Unique experiences such as attending the typical Kecak dance in the Uluwatu temple, or the Barong dance in Batubulan, the expert village in the representation of Bali’s most famous dance. And other alternatives such as a catamaran trip to the island of Lembongan with dinner and show, enjoying snorkeling and canoeing in the paradisiacal waters of the island or a safari on the back of an elephant under the stars.
A popular destination and that will continue to be in 2018. There is much to see and many to discover in Israel. In the northwest, the biblical scenes of Nazareth, Tiberias and the region of the Sea of Galilee. Go through the desert panoramas the Masada fortress or the pleasure of floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Don’t forget to sign up for a guided tour of the holy city of Jerusalem and the most emblematic holy places in Bethlehem. And if you have time, also discover the archaeological treasures of the north coast in the Mediterranean cities of Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra.
Magical Realism is the slogan of this destination that captivates millions of travelers every year. And it is that Colombia has everything. Beaches, city, jungle, desert and mountain. There are great experiences in Cali to fill the trip, such as the Ruta de la Salsa, visiting the places where this culture was created; an excursion to the Zoo to discover species of great attraction. A shopping tour through the outlets of the city, tours of the sugarcane haciendas, as well as tours of the Natural Reserves of Nirvana or San Cipriano.
And as a novelty, a tour inspired by the figure of Pablo Escobar for fans of the Narcos series. Although I recommend you not miss the cathedral of Sal de Zipaquira, a gastronomic tour of La Candelaria and, of course, a trip to Colombian coffee plantations.
One of the most inspiring destinations for 2018. Mystery and beauty await us in every corner. Nothing like signing up for a tour of Cairo, excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, Memphis, and Saqqara, cruises on the Nile River with dinner included and showed, or discover exciting places like the oasis of Fayoum or Ain Sokhna, a beach destination of the Red Sea. Other activities can be visits to the Valley of the Nobles, Medinet Habu and Deir el-Medina that you can complete with options like the 4×4 experience, the gastronomy in the Sinai desert, and snorkel in the famous Blue Hole or make a trip to the crystalline waters of Utopia Island.