Do you enjoy backpacking but also enjoy the luxuries? Roughing it is simply part of backpacking around the world but that doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself to a tasty cocktail on an amazing beach every so often.
Well, here are five amazing places to explore where you can backpack in style whilst fulfilling your adventurous nature:
Bali is a top-rated island destination in the entire Indonesian map. It’s known for its magnificent palaces, exotic cuisines, and welcoming people.
If you are traveling with your partner, one of the most romantic places you can visit in Bali is at Jimbaran. The hotels in Jimbaran cater more to couples rather than large families. Their sandy bays are peaceful and are perfect for strolling and sunbathing. Every afternoon, people from Bali set up romantic candlelight tables with fresh seafood and good music.
For the adventurous types, the best place to be is in Ubud. You can rent a car with a driver and go on day-trips, visit beautiful areas such as the Gunung Kawi cliff sculptures, the Jatiluwih rice terraces, and more. There are also mountain biking, hiking, and rafting tours around the area.
You can also enjoy plated desserts, savory snacks, and perfectly blended drinks at Room 4 Dessert restaurant at Ubud High Street or Jalan Sanggingan.
At the center of the East Himalayan region lies the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” or also known as Bhutan.
Most of the residents in Bhutan are believers of Mahayana Buddhism. Therefore, you should invest in a private tour of Bhutan’s tantric Mahayana Buddhist Temples.
Bhutan has beautiful monasteries that stand near the edge of cliffs. Wherever you are in Bhutan, you will see the marks of Buddhism. Buddhism came during the 800 AD when Guru Padmasambhava, an Indian Saint. He laid the foundations of Buddhism and made Bhutan as what it is today.
Maybe you’ve already heard about the famous Inca Trail in Peru, but what entails the trail? Five hundred years ago, the Incas constructed the trail, which is about 25,000 miles in length, passing through Peru, Ecuador, and Chile.
The hike usually begins in Peru’s Cuzco city, especially at Kilometer 82. As the place’s name suggests, the trail is 82 kilometers from Cuzco to Machu Picchu, a four-day hike.
You can also choose to ride a train at Cuzco Poroy Station. On the journey, you will pass by the Ollantaytambo town, and you’ll see that Kilometer 82 is located between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo. Once you’ve come to the end of your trekking holiday, it’s worth spending a few days on the coast and hitting the Peruvian surf, a sure way to relax those muscles.
Glamping while tasting fine wine is more than possible in France. For food and wine lovers, Loire Valley is one journey away from Paris.
The place is globally known for its top-quality wines. The Valley is surrounded by vineyards, even reaching the ocean. If you want to keep costs down you and camp whilst in France there are plenty of sites where you can pitch your tent or choose something a little more luxury and stay in a treehouse.
The wines they offer are vibrant, sparkling, and suiting for every palate. Moreover, most vineyards permit tours and free tastings. One great place to visit is the Chateau de Brissac, a vast seven-story chateau that offers delicious rose wine at the end of the tour.
Presently, the Dominican Republic is known for its attractive sandy beaches, pristine waters, and fun water activities. One of the best places to stay in the Dominican Republic is in Punta Cana. In the resort, you can see both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Also, Punta Cana has a coastline that is 60 miles long, with primarily shallow waters. Some of their fun and breath-taking water activities include swimming with sharks or dolphins, racing on a speed boat, sailing on a catamaran, and more.
With all that information, are you excited about your next trip? Well, if you are, don’t forget to visit these five beautiful places or backpack destinations.