Floating Uros Islands. Lake Titicaca, Peru

Top 8 not-so-obvious hot travel destinations for 2018

Contiki knows how to smash out some quality travel around the world. So they put together this list of top hot emerging travel destinations for 2018, along with the epic experiences that make them so perfect. See more about Contiki here.

So, take a look…

Jasper, Canada

Jasper, Canada

See – Maligne Lake. With its startling blue water, this is one of the most photographed places in the world and for good reason

Do – Ride the rapids on a white-water rafting trip

Eat – Poutine! A hearty dish of French fries, fresh cheese curds, and brown gravy.

Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni Bolivia

See – The eerie, derelict Great Train Graveyard

Do – Create your own unique and fun photos at the largest salt flats in the world

Eat – Snack on as many baked salteñas filled with meat, vegies and olives as you can

Bath, England

Roman Baths, Bath

See – The ancient Roman baths

Do – Go boating down the River Avon to see Bath from the waterways

Eat – Hit the pubs! Traditional English fare doesn’t get any better than from a ye olde pub

 

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Fjord,Norway

See – Boyabreen Glacier

Do – Depending on your skill level, hike up one of the many mountains and walkways in the area

Eat – Besides the obvious choice, salmon… our pick is Norwegian waffles – heart shaped and served as a snack, they can be topped with jam, brunost (tastes like a deeply savoury dulche de leche) or both!

Kona, Hawaii

Kona Hawaii

See – The stunning Punalu’u black sand beach

Do – Go wildlife snorkelling by day and sunset cruise by night

Eat – Poke Bowl. This ‘new’ food trend has been served in the Hawaiian Islands for centuries

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Mt Vesuvius in the background

See – Mt Vesuvius (don’t worry, the volcano is dormant)

Do – Watch the sunset over the sea while sipping local wine

Eat – Renowned for its seafood, a Sorrento specialty would have to be Spaghetti e Vongole (spaghetti with clams)

 

Selfoss, Iceland

Selfoss, Iceland

See – Epic waterfalls, black beaches and the famous Selfoss geyser

Do – Rent a bike and explore the small town, bonus points for every pony you spot!

Eat – Hot dogs, Icelandic people LOVE hot dogs

French Riviera, France

French Riviera markets

See – Find a spot by the sapphire waters and take in all the glamour of locals and visitors alike

Do – Shop for lavender and honey at the local markets

Eat – Croissants and snails… but not together

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