What Travel Tour Will You Take In 2014?

2014 is going to be a promising year for travelers across the world. If you’re having a hard time deciding on where to go in 2014, let us help you out. We’ve went through and hand-picked the 5 Best Tours to Take in 2014.

5. South Africa

There’s never a bad time to visit South Africa, but for 2014 big things are expected. Already regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is set to get even prettier – the city is taking on the title of World Design Captial for the full year. Look to the outskirts of Cape Town for some amazing transformations, while enjoying all of the sights (Boulders Beach, Table Mountain, Robben Island)  Cape Town is famous for. A cheap dollar is also sure to entice American travelers, with the exchange rate for the Rand currently about 10-1.

cheetah in africa

4. India

The Rupee falling by more than 20% against the US dollar this past year has made India a very attractive destination for US travelers. As the nation with the second fastest growing economy in the world is showing serious signs of growth, with new hotels from major brands like Hilton, Intercontinental and Accor. This will no doubt lead to more competitive pricing throughout the country, which is now one of the top Googled holiday destinations. From the snow-capped mountains to the Hindu temples, India is a travel destination ready to take-off in 2014.

3. New Zealand

With another installment of Peter Jackson’s the Hobbit just released, travelers are starting to take a trip to New Zealand more seriously than ever before. The stunning landscape has been well documented, with sights like Milford Sound and the Waitomo Caves ranking high on travelers to do lists. What people should also take note of is the vibrant city life; Auckland for example has seen an explosion in restaurants and small businesses, with many being repurposed heritage buildings. Be sure to check out the Wynyard Quarter for views of the stunning super-yachts and fishing boats.

view of queenstown new zealand

2. Brazil

The World Cup and Summer Olympic Games are on tap, and Brazil is absolutely buzzing. New hotels and upgrades are showing up everywhere in preparation, and whether traveling for soccer or just for the beach, Brazil makes an excellent option in 2014. If traveling from the US or on any other long distance flight, you should definitely check out Iguazu Falls in the South while in Brazil. It’s too beautiful to pass up on, and you’ve come 99% of the way!

view of brazil

1. Ecuador

With a lot of focus on Brazil, Ecuador has not received the attention it fully deserves. The nation has increased its advertising budget by 75% to 150 million dollars for 2014 – much of which will be directed at the USA. In addition to a quarter billion dollar investment in the rail system and the opening of a brand new international airport in Quito, this country is making all the right moves to attract tourists in 2014. Whether you want to see the historical sights in Quito, the Andes mountains, or the uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands, flights to Ecuador should be coming down very soon.

giant tortoises in the galapagos islands
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Justin Kerby

Adventure Enthusiast at Maupintour
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Justin has been traveling the world extensively for the past decade. He's conquered the tallest bungee jump in the world (Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa), sky-dived in Miami, white-water rafted the Pacuare River in Costa Rica, chased the Northern Lights by dog sled in Northern Norway, and game trekked in the Masai Mara.
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