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Last minute holiday spots worth visiting

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Fixing a last minute holiday plan can be exciting but for that you need to select the right holiday spot else the fizz would die out. The bookings may be highly priced but luck may fetch you an attractive deal. So if you are bitten by the sudden holidaying push, you may consider the following spots that would reward you with a memorable experience.

  1. Barcelona:

Barcelona

Undoubtedly, one of the favorite picks by the British and Asian holiday makers. With the year round pleasant climate, the golden beaches and Gaudi’s masterpieces are big tourist pullers. And on top of it, the Catalan cuisine and the buzzing tapas bars add more excitement to your holidaying. If you prefer out of the city trip, the lovely seaside town of Sitges and Montserrat mountain range will leave you fascinated.

  1. Vilnius, Lithuania:

vilnius

Vilnius is a well known budget-friendly destination especially when you are finalizing a trip at the last minute. As you gaze at the palaces, museums and art galleries and stroll amidst the parks, you will feel that you are in an absolute wonderland. Above all, the never-to-miss hot air balloon flight is the perfect icing on the cake.

  1. Lisbon, Portugal:

Lisbon, Portugal

This capital city of Portugal tops the list of favored destinations in 2017. The picturesque harbor will make you fall in love with the place. Its fascinating culture, awesome cuisine and the splendid Mediterranean climate will infuse new life in you. Torre De Belem, the UNESCO world heritage site, Rossio Square, Bairro Alto and the fascinating lift Elevador de Santa Justa that takes you to the top for great city views across the river are few attractions to keep you engaged all throughout.

  1. Amsterdam:

Amsterdam

Another highly sought after last minute holiday spot that offers a mix of culture and hedonism. Van Gogh’s masterpieces continue to be the top tourist pullers. The renovated Rijksmuseum adorned with the artworks of the golden age is another top attraction. Go around the city leisurely on two-wheels or enjoy a boat ride in the picturesque canals. Taste the Dutch capital’s vibrant city life in traditional bars and night clubs. And lastly, never miss the delicious Dutch pancakes!

Let’s shift our attention to some adventure laden destinations.

  1. Peru:

Peru

The tailor-made travel packages available round-the-year cover everything from pre- Inca ruins, ice preserved mummies to the bustling Lima. Viewing the spectacular landscapes of Peru is an experience by itself as you view the soaring condors over Colca Canyon, ruins of Machu Pichu and the Lake Titicaca. You can opt for a short or long vacation as per your choice. The exploration generally starts from Lima, from where you can proceed further with site seeing activities that end with visiting the ancient Incan civilization in the Sacred Valley of Machu Pichu.

  1. Chile:

Chile

This narrow strip of land stretching along the western coast of South America could be another great pick. You can avail an expedition package extending from the Atacama in the north to the Patagonia in the south.

You cover the Atacama Desert, the world’s driest desert with the surface almost resembling to that of the moon, Easter Island housing the famous stone sculptures, the capital city of Santiago, the beautiful Lake District, Lauca National Park housing Chilean Flamingos and the Los Pinguinos Natural Monument housing one of the largest penguin colonies.

  1. Costa Rica:

Costa Rica

How about a last minute wildlife exploration plan? For that, Costa Rica would be the ideal choice. You get a rare experience of exploring one of the fabulous ecosystems of Central America as you peer through the rainforests, mangrove swamps and the beautiful coastlines of Pacific and Caribbean.

Watch a lot of animal actions among the sloths, monkeys, toucans scattered across the dense canopies of the rainforests. The endangered green turtles of Tortuguero National Park are worth visiting. If you opt for a long stay, exciting hiking trails, boat rides and other guided tours would keep you engaged.

  1. Jordan:

Jordan

How about camping with Bedouins amidst the desert? Sounds exciting, isn’t it? Just reserve a week to visit this country and you get to experience a different sort of adventure tourism. Cover the areas of interest in Jerash and Amman in the North and come down to Wadi Rum and the Red Sea in the south. Get enthralled by the sandstone mountains of the Wadi Rum.  Explore the sandstone city of Petra. Go for snorkeling in the Red Sea and watch stunning underwater coral reefs.

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