5 beautiful destinations you can visit post-lockdown
Many of us are currently living in a lockdown period and self-quarantining as a precaution against COVID-19, which requires us to cease travelling. But this temporary isolation should not dampen our wanderlust. Let us think of this phase as one allowing Mother Nature to heal while we hibernate.
In the meantime, it would do us well to continue adding our inspirations on to travel our vision board. After all, roaming the planet is our given birth right and it never hurts to dream.
Luckily for us, many airlines are giving free date changes for up to a year. This means you can buy your flight tickets now to travel later. But where to go that’s completely safe? We’ve got you covered. At present, these five places are low-risk and can still be visited later, once it’s safe to travel again.
1. Andean Mountains, Bolivia
The Andean mountains in Bolivia are the backbone of South America. They are part of a range that stretches throughout neighbouring countries Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Chile.
The mountains are open to a great number of outdoor activities such as trekking, mountaineering or glacier watching, even camping and stargazing. The locals who live around the mountain ranges share their culture and wildlife beneath the breath-taking scenery on its facade.
The Andean is also the longest mountain range in the world, along which you will meet different indigenous tribes in South America.
2. Havana, Cuba
Camila Cabello will be happy that Havana is still virus-free and can still enjoy the music and food there. Havana is, as we know, all about colonial and art deco architectures and retro cars.
Aside from the classic vibe, Havana also has much to offer in terms of vacationing. It has great beaches that will make you wish summer will never end.
A tour around the city will get you immersed in their Afro-Cuban culture and show you the beauty of this once guerrilla-filled nation. Its architecture is recognised by UNESCO for its significance in history.
Cap off your Havana experience with a mojito in la Habana Vieja after basking in the city’s beauty.
3. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
The 50 000 square kilometre park is the fourth largest national park in the world. Located in the wilderness of the Namib Desert, it is also the largest conservation in Africa.
The national park is home to shifting terracotta dunes, vast plains and a healthy savannah ecosystem. It is a great place for a vivid summer safari experience that’s worthy of National Geographic.
Explore the mixed woodland-grassland ecosystem of the Namib-Naukluft and appreciate the drier side of plant and animal life. You get to see animals you’d usually see in a professional photographer’s camera. Think African wild cats, aardvarks, giraffes, and leopards, reptiles, and more than 340 species of birds.
Cruise around the desert on a 4×4 or hike through routes leading to the hidden wilderness. Believe us, there is peace in the African humidity.
4. Sal, Cape Verde
Speaking of Africa, Sal in Cape Verde is a rustic paradise for those who love beaches. It’s an archipelago where a lot of people want to spend holidays if they are seeking further escape.
The island is donned with golden sandy beaches that frame crystal clear azure waters. Drone shots of the island will make you pack your bags and escape into paradise.
People travel to Sal not only to chill by the beach but to also enjoy water sport activities and kitesurfing. This destination also offers excursions that will help you discover the island, which was once a booming salt trade centre.
5. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos Island is marked safe from COVID-19. You can still enjoy everything that there is to do in this part of Greece. From fantastic beaches to top-notch hotels, and restaurants, every spot in Mykonos is a breathtaking background for those Instagram photos.
If Ibiza, Spain, was part of your travel goals, then you’re in for a big treat. Mykonos is dubbed as the “Ibiza of Greece” for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and rich party life. No wonder it is popular!
Its location along the Mediterranean Sea provides stunning sunsets. Popular things to do here is dining at the famous Little Venice Mykonos, walks along the streets of Chora, and attending epic beach parties that make up the island’s unique nightlife culture. You can also take your vacation up a notch by enjoying some spiritual recalibration at the famed Scorpio Mykonos.
Excited to reignite your summer or year-end plans? Book your trip to any of these destinations with our agents at Fayyaz Travels to enjoy later once it’s safe to travel again!