10 Late Summer Getaways Around the World

Posted by Monica on September 6, 2013

Your big summer getaway is just about to begin! With the millions of summer and Labor Day-vacationing crowds at home or at school, it’s the best time to bring out the luggage for the adventure of the lifetime. With temperatures and prices dipping lower, there’s no better way to explore and discover the most in-demand destinations than the late months of summer. Tick monuments off the travel bucket list, do something out of the ordinary, explore ancient ruins and natural sites or go on a grand gastronomic adventure with these multi-day trips.

New York, New York

New York, New York

New York, DC and Niagara Camping Adventure – 7 Days / 6 Nights

Three of the top US destinations rolled into one! From the stunning skyscrapers of New York City, through the cascading waters of Niagara, and on to the historic monuments of Washington DC, this trip is sure to impress.  Packed with fascinating history and plenty of opportunity for fun, this adventure of discovery is sure to make for a memorable holiday.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

California Discovery from Los Angeles - 8 Days / 7 Nights

America’s west coast offers myriad delights for travelers. From the big city lights of Los Angeles and San Francisco, to the vast expanses of the Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley, this is a region of constant contrasts. Throw in the breathtaking Grand Canyon, the waterfall wonderland of Yosemite and the irrepressible buzz of Las Vegas for good measure, and you’ve got an incredible journey of discovery.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Yucatan Eco-Adventure from Cancun – 7 Days / 6 Nights

Check out the most important sites of the Yucatan Peninsula in one week. Travel to Chichen Itza and see the magnificent archeological sites. Visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and enjoy kayaking in the wetlands, hiking through the jungle and snorkeling in a cenote. Learn about the importance of the national protected area and explore an authentic Mexican jungle close to Puerto Morelos. See the great historical sites of Coba and Tulum or participate in a whale-shark adventure. Lastly, stop at  Xcaret, an eco- water theme park.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Canyons and Indian Lands from Las Vegas – 7 Days / 6 Nights

Blaze a trail through stark desert landscapes, grassy plains and rocky monuments on this journey through the heart of the Native American country. Get a glimpse of the past in the prehistoric landscapes of Zion, marvel at the monolithic Grand Canyon and be spellbound the stunning rock formations of Bryce Canyon. Learn about the rich history, vibrant culture and proud traditions of the Native American tribes who call this region home. Visit Monument Valley, part of the largest Indian Reservation in the US.

Baguettes

Baguettes

Highlights of France Small Group Tour from Paris – 9 Days / 8 Nights

Sumptuous cuisine, movie-set monuments and more art and history than you can shake a stick at – France is the number one tourist destination in the world for a reason. Get whisked off from tourist traps and discover a France that is beyond the pages of most guidebooks. A France where the countryside unfolds before you like brush strokes on an emerald green canvas, where medieval towns still bustle with an air of old-world charm, and where tastebuds are privy to recipes that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Italy Experience from Venice – 10 Days / 9 Nights

Travel to Italy and savor the many flavors of this gastronomic haven on a journey from the canals of Venice to the cobblestone streets of Rome. Explore historic sites and picturesque villages on this special food-lovers’ adventure through some of the most incredible places in Italy. There is plenty of time to indulge in everything from fresh seafood and hearty wines to the finest balsamic vinegars and pesto in the world. This ten-day trip is sure to tantalize all the senses.

Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou

South Morocco Discovery from Marrakech  – 10 Days / 9 Nights

From the colorful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the moody Sahara desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture.  Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach. Abounding with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner – this fast-paced tour will delight travelers looking to discover all of its hidden treasures.

Ephesus

Ephesus

Cradle of Civilization – 5 Days / 4 Nights

Explore Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Ephesus and Izmir in just 5 days. Visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Ataturk in Ankara, then continue to Cappadocia for the Citadel of Uchisar, Goreme Valley and its “Fairy Chimneys,” the underground city of Kaymakli, Pasabag (Monks’) Valley, and Avanos.  Konya has the 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai (an early roadside inn)  and the mausoleum of philosopher-poet Mevlana who inspired Order of the Whirling Dervishes. In Pamukkale, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and also a unique formation of calcium cliffs and stalactites. Continue to Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia Minor and visit the House of Virgin Mary.

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park

Patagonia Adventure Trek - 10 Days / 9 Nights

Get an introduction to the parks of Patagonia without committing to long walking days, from the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the famous 3000m spires of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. Continue across the border to Chile and take a stunning cruise from Puerto Natales via the Balmaceda Glacier into Torres Del Paine National Park. Explore the vast pampas and forests on foot, home to herds of Guanaco and hopefully spot Andean Condors circling near the base of the dramatic granite ‘Towers of Paine”. After each exhilarating day walk, return to our comfortable hotel or lodge, for a wholesome meal and a warm bed.

Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise – 4 Day / 3 Nights

With a maximum of only 10 guests, this small group sailing cruise offers personalized attention and a hands-on experience. Escape to the Whitsundays on board the Coral Trekker and experience a uniquely intimate yet exciting voyage. Spend your days diving or snorkeling in one of Australia’s top diving destinations, exploring the Whitsunday Island’s famous pristine beaches or perched high atop the mast, learning to sail your square rigger. Watch the sun go down from the deck while sipping a cocktail.

Also see: Vacation Breaks for Adults

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