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Top 5 Adventure Travel Destinations For 2023

TD active Holidays | 05 January 2023
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A new year brings with it resolutions, fresh beginnings and, for those who love to travel, an exciting new batch of bucket-list adventure travel destinations. From taking a cruise on the Ganga River to a jeep ride in Wadi Rum, we’ve picked the best adventure holidays for 2023.

1. Vietnam

Visit Hoi An on Vietnam holiday

Vietnam has so much to offer. Stunning white sandy beaches, busy urban landscapes, spectacular countryside filled with rice fields. On our adventure holiday in Vietnam from North to South, we'll take in all the iconic highlights as well as some hidden gems. We’ll cruise through the breathtaking Ha Long Bay, explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cyclo ride, visit Hoi An, learn more about the Viet Cong while exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels and immerse ourselves in local culture in the Mekong Delta.

2. Cuba

Guided tour of Havana on Cuba holiday

A holiday in Cuba almost feels like travelling back in time with its well preserved colonial architecture and iconic 1950s cars, which we will use to explore Havana. We’ll learn about the Cuban Revolution and its famous leader, Che Guevara, by visiting the famous Bay of Pigs and the town of Santa Clara. There will be time to relax on one of Cuba’s pristine beaches, take a catamaran cruise to Cayo Blanco and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea. Plus we’ll discover the Vinales Valley and learn about Cuba’s most famous export, cigars, with a visit to a tobacco farm. Cuba with its stunning weather, colourful locals and rich history, is a destination like no other. 

3. Jordan

Visit Petra on Jordan holiday

On our Jordan holidays, discover some of the country’s great outdoors, with hikes in the incredible Mujib Nature & Dana Reserves, snorkelling in the Red Sea, a jeep tour and overnight camping in the desert of Wadi Rum, as well as floating in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Jordan is rich in monuments from every era of humanity, but none are quite as spectacular as the rock-carved city of Petra. We’ll explore this magnificent “pink city”, as well as some of Jordan’s lesser-known treasures. Check out our other blog post on the Top 5 things to see in Jordan and learn more about this fascinating country. 

4. India

Visit Taj Mahal on India holiday

India is a feast for the senses and is a must-see destination for any traveller. Explore Rajasthan with us and get off the beaten track through the region’s most fascinating sights through India’s Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle tour will allow you to uncover some truly authentic Indian experiences. All the iconic sights are included, such as Humayun’s Tomb, the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort. We will also enjoy a Bollywood movie screening, enjoy a morning yoga session and learn more about rural life with a visit to a local village school. This India holiday truly gets to the heart of this country. Still need more convincing? Check out our other blog post on Why a visit to India should on your travel bucket list.

5. Romania

Visit Dracula's castle on Romania holiday

One of the most fascinating countries in Europe, our holiday in Romania will take you to some of the most beguiling spots through Dracula country; there's so many activities to do in Romania. Set amidst the magnificent Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania is home to breathtaking scenery, imposing fortresses and even an abundance of native wildlife. It’s home to one of the largest undisturbed forests in Europe and the majority of the continent’s brown bear population. We’ll explore the historic towns of Sighisoara, Viscri and Brasov. We’ll also get to visit Bran Castle, one of the homes of Transylvania’s famous figures, Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula), and the country’s charming capital city, Bucharest. 

Be adventurous with your holiday and combine your passion for travel with an enriching experience with TD active Holidays. All of the above adventure holidays include all flights and transfers, accommodation, excursions, local guides and some meals.

This blog post has been edited from an original article which appeared in the Irish Independent on January 29th 2019.

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