As we see border restrictions eased and vaccines continue to roll out around the world, 2023 will be the year for us to roll out our wildest bottled travel plans. The world is within reach again and we are super excited that international travel is back on the card. Let’s find out the Top countries to travel in 2023
To make up for the time we lost to Netflix and the couch, people started planning a serious bucket list of trips. We are dreaming of the great outdoors, remote destinations and responsible travel experiences that give back to communities that are struggling without tourism.
So, from Asia to Oz, here’s our pick of 7 destinations you should bookmark for 2023!
1. Sri Lanka
The island nation of Sri Lanka is definitely a country you should consider traveling to next year. Backpackers are drawn to the island’s shores, stylish cafes and surf, and the highlands’ quaint towns and rolling hills guaranteed to attract nature lovers. nature and history buffs. Imagine catching Asian elephants on a safari, tasting some of the hottest curries in the world and spotting the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka – there’s so much to do in Germany Buddha and the beach.
The great news for travel 2023 in Sri Lanka is that the country is eager to safely reopen to tourism and has begun welcoming fully vaccinated travelers with only a few restrictions. And if you’re from the UK, you’ll be happy to know that UK travel restrictions have eased significantly under Sri Lanka’s new red/green – and green system!
2. Australia & New Zealand
Forgive us for combining these two things very different countries together, but if you want to make up for lost time, then 2023 is the year to head towards Down Under (AND Underer). With beautiful scenery, friendly locals, loads of things to do, nice weather and great working holiday opportunities for backpackers, these destinations tick all the boxes. need to do.
Australia and New Zealand have had strong responses to the pandemic, meaning life has gone on near-normal for most locals while the rest of the world experienced a spike in infections. . The borders of Australia and New Zealand have been completely closed since March 2020, so as soon as they open there will be LOTS of travelers waiting to begin their adventures Down Under. If you’re looking to spend a gap year or work holiday in Oz or New Zealand, pre-register and check out our 2023 travel packages here!
After the success of the Olympics, Japan is one of the most trending travel destinations in 2023 and it’s not hard to see why! The bright neon lights of the world’s most futuristic cities are in direct contrast to the historical sites and ancient temples nestled atop snowy mountains, proving that in Japan, the future and the past harmonious coexistence. And if you’ve ever been to an authentic sake bar, you know the Japanese can have one lots of of joy.
In Japan, you can learn to wield a Samurai sword or roll a sushi one day, have a grotesque virtual reality experience, or visit a robot restaurant the next day. Traveling to Japan is a cultural & visual experience that should be at least once in a lifetime, so what are you waiting for? Whether you’re on a short break, on a backpacking trip, gap year or anything in between, in our group Japan tours we’ll show you the best. the best of this wonderful country in 13 days. If Japan is like your vibe, find out more about our Japan itinerary and inclusions here.
Cabin fever? A healthy dose of open space may be just what the doctor ordered, and a trip to the island in the Philippines is the cure-all! The island nation has thousands of pristine beaches, world-class diving paradise and smoldering volcanoes to explore.
One of the best ways to soak up the beauty of the Philippines is definitely to join a multi-day boat expedition. On these rides, a knowledgeable driver will take you to the emptiest sands and calmest lagoons, making you feel like you’re one of the last people on earth. Off-grid but out in nature, it’s an experience not to be missed, which is why we included a 3-day island expedition on our Philippine Island Explorer small group tour.
Among the places you shouldn’t miss on your first visit are Siquijor Island, home to mystical magicians and multi-tiered waterfalls, and El Nido, a fun backpacking hub for you to book Come to explore Palawan.
We’ll never take travel for granted again, which is why Thailand – a prime backpacker destination – must be on the 2023 travel list. Thailand calendar yet? Time for round two! From trekking to the hill tribes of Chiang Mai and spending the night in floating bungalows, to learning Muay Thai and partying under the Full Moon, Thailand is a classic for a reason.
Due to its well-established backpacker facilities and simple transport facilities, Thailand is also one of the best places to travel alone if you are after an adventure. alone. Or if you’re looking to travel alone, but not alone, check out our group Thailand tours! From 9 – 18 days, our trips feature exciting itineraries, loads of activities to go with, the guidance of a team leader and give you a new group of friends to make memories with.
6. South Africa
If you’ve never traveled to Africa and don’t know where to start, then South Africa is the ultimate starting point. National parks like Kruger get the most attention for their incredible hunting opportunities, but wildlife is just one of South Africa’s attractions. There is the breathtaking metropolis of Cape Town, dubbed as one of the best cities in the world, incredible cultural experiences to be found in traditional communities, superb vineyards, a culinary scene amazing and many picturesque locations that you can explore by car, boat, or foot.
Immensely diverse in landscape and culture, Rainbow Nation offers experiences you can’t find anywhere else. It’s no surprise it will become a trending travel destination in 2023 – we’re excited to introduce travelers around on our new small group tours of South Africa .
One of the best destinations for travel in 2023 is Indonesia, specifically Bali. If being stuck at home makes you restless, dolphin-filled surf, lush jungle, beautiful temples, year-round sunshine and good Balinese vibes will satisfy your every need. you about a tropical escape.
After reflecting on the impact of tourism on people and the planet, the future of tourism will focus heavily on responsible tourism. Many communities, such as those that depend on tourism in Bali, have suffered greatly over the past year and we can’t wait to support our local hosts again.
On your 2023 trip to Bali, sacrifice a bit of sleep for one activity on your to-do list – climbing a volcano at sunrise. Jelly feet will be 100% worth witnessing the sweeping views on top of the world. The final day of our Bali Intro group tour includes a guided sunrise hike up Mt Batur followed by a traditional Balinese massage in the afternoon to treat the muscles Your worthy corn. Balanced, right?
Bali’s economy is ready to restart after Indonesia opens its borders, so it won’t be long before Bali the destination in Southeast Asia.