Hey guys welcome to Neil an adventure as 2018 comes to an end it’s time to look at the year ahead so we can help you plan your next trip of a lifetime here’s our top five destinations to visit in 2019.
Coming in at number five its Singapore. Singapore truly is the city of the future and there are so many mesmerizing things to see here Gardens by the bay alone is enough to inspire a visit with vertical gardens a fantastic evening light show and the world’s largest indoor waterfall you’d be hard-pressed to find another city with so much diversity from street to street with an abundance of neighborhoods like little india arab street and chinatown operating in harmony it really is a cultural melting pot explore the man-made island of sentosa and enjoy luxury shopping and food or delve into the local markets for the best deals an incredible street food with a reputation for being extremely clean safe and friendly Singapore’s a great place to visit for your first trip to Southeast Asia the best time to visit is between April and July so it’s perfect for a summer getaway.
At number 4 we have Kyrgyzstan this little-known destination is defined by its unspoiled natural beauty from pristine valleys and grand mountain escapes to craggy ridges and rolling summer pastures this Garden of Eden is a must-see for any adventurer because of a well-developed network of home stays and these are free travel for most countries Kyrgyzstan is quickly becoming the Gateway to Central Asia many of kyrgyzstan natural wonders are very rural and in high altitudes so the timing of your visit is crucial the best time to visit varies across the country if you’re heading to the north then June to September is best south kurdistan is best visited between March and October and if you’re only climbing at low altitudes then the summer really is your best bet when the roads and hiking routes are most accessible.
At number 3 it’s Peru rich in its natural diversity preserved Quechua culture and beautiful archaeological ruins peru is full of wonder and discovery with direct flights from London to Lima there’s never been a better time to visit than 2019 there are two main native cultures in Peru the Quechua and Aymara both of which are descended from the Inca today Peru has a mix of strong Hispanic and Native influences of course you have to visit the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and there’s also the incredible Lake Titicaca one of the largest lakes in South America the best time to visit Peru is between May and September when you’ll avoid heavy showers and hopefully experience great weather on your trip this is classed as their winter so conditions are cooler making it much easier to visit hard-to-reach places.
At number two on our list it’s Japan Japan is a truly timeless place where ancient traditions view seamlessly with modern life it’s a remarkably unique country set with beautiful landscapes magical seasons unparalleled technological innovation and a vibrant culture there’s so much to do here but here’s a few recommendations to get you started Tokyo is an obvious must-see this sprawling metropolis offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping entertainment culture and dining we also recommend a trip to Kyoto this mystical city is the spiritual heart of Japan known for its religious architecture ancient gardens and traditional tea houses head south of the city and hang out with over 1,000 wild deer at nara park the deer have called this place home for 13th centuries becoming a symbol of the city and a designated national treasure March to May and September to November are your best times to visit when the skies are mostly clear and temperatures are mild.
And the number one spot on our bucket list for this year is Sri Lanka this beautiful paradise is becoming increasingly desirable to travelers who come here for its incredible scenery as well as its amazing wildlife mystical temples and rich mix of fascinating cultures recent renovations to the transport networks are making sri lanka more accessible than ever and its scenic rail routes are some of the most beautiful in the world sri lanka is renowned for offering some incredible experiences explore thousand-year-old Buddhist monuments and hiked through lush green tiered tea plantations witness the unmissable elephant gathering atman area National Park in the dry season herds as large as 400 gather around the mman area reservoir to graze on its fertile grasses your Sri Lankan bucket list has to include the mystical Rock fortress of cigarette the ruins of this ancient civilization rise over 200 meters above the surrounding jungle and it’s truly a sight to behold it’s no surprise their stunning architectural feat is often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world December to March is the best time to visit if you’re heading to the west or south coasts and if you’re heading to the East Coast you’ll get the best weather from April to September that’s all we have time for on this one.
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