Endless guides are available, mentioning about family vacations or a trip to take with a group of friends. But traveling in a group sometimes turns into a more compromising one, as half of them love adventure, while the other half might love lazing on the beaches! So, to experience something unique and unusual, read to explore the five great travel destinations, islands, wildlife, and delectable cuisine. From the perfect escapade of Iceland to exotic Sri Lanka, the rounded-up five great places mentioned below will make your trip a happening one with friends.
Iceland is one of the perfect escapades for most travelers. This destination has made its mark in many holiday-goers’ travel bucket-list. The hip-and-happening capital of Reykjavik has all the chic lounge bars, pubs, and restaurants. The streets and alleys are well-lit, and it is a real pleasure to stroll along. Reykjavik is the most exciting place for any friends’ group to explore. You will find the ‘notorious’ Blue lagoon, cafeterias, and well-stocked boutiques here. Spend your day exploring the lanes and by-lanes of this fascinating holiday destination with your travel buddies. And do not forget to stopover at the Golden Circle and the south coast to enjoy comfort. The natural wonders like Dyrhólaey’s histrionic cliffs and Thingvellir National Park’s grand-looking glaciers will keep you and your friends dumbfounded.
Iceland, well-known as the ‘Land of fire and ice’, has a unique topography, along with astounding landmarks. The ice fields stretch towards the horizon, with mighty glaciers paving their way between the mountains. The thundering waterfalls, geysers spewing hot water, and the pristine and crisp Arctic air will make your vacation a more exciting one.
The lush green forests, breath-taking beaches, and loaded wealth of wildlife – Costa Rica is the incredible destination for all travelers. The spectacular eco-system makes this Latin American nation the play-ground of the adventurous souls. A plethora of activities and amenities keep the vacationers busy. It is an ideal place to enjoy to the fullest in the company of like-minded people. Pre-plan hiking at the volcanoes of Arenal Volcano national park, enjoy the heart-thumping zip-line across the dense forest, and amid the canopies or track for turtles at Tortuguero. And not to forget the magnificent toucans, a bunch of monkeys and other exotic wildlife at the Osa peninsula. Relax and laze around the sun-kissed beaches of Porto Viejo. The panoramic landscapes make Costa Rica more popular. It is one of the most diverse and perfect holiday destinations meant merely for a ‘friend-and-fun-filled’ vacation.
Settle down in one of the log cabins and wake up hearing the canopies rustle, while spotting a ‘creeping’ sloth. Enjoy your nights amid the roaring sound of Howler monkeys and the best food with your friends, while having Southern comfort and fresh fruits. And, make your group trip a memorable one with high spirits.
Italy – the land of fine arts and delicious cuisine will surely lure you and your friends into planning for your next vacation. This historic country, dotted with attractive coastlines, never leaves anyone disappointed. A group of friends has all the time to laze around in the alleys and cobbled pathways of Rome, sail on Lake Como, and by the Amalfi Coast. Savor the cheese-overloaded pizza, pasta, and fusilli in Venice. Get to know about the history behind Pompeii. Europe’s most-acclaimed holiday destination, Italy, is again one of the most sought-after choices for group trips, and solo travelers. Plan accordingly to visit the incredible Renaissance buildings of Florence and ‘laid-back’ Puglia with your friends. You can also go for various Kayak adventures in the country. It doesn’t take much spendings or training to use a Kayak and you can enjoy the experience with your friends. Just hop on your car, and get a Kayak roof rack to carry it, and head on to the nearest locations that allow it.
Incredible diversity and that is Italy for you – a home for many art and architectures, spectacular Dolomites mountains, and the Amalfi coastline. Engross yourself in the Italian ‘Che Bella Vita’ with a group of friends. In all, choosing the contagious joy and energy of Italy can never go wrong for your next holiday destination along with your friends.
Traveler’s paradise, oenophiles’ delight, and adventurer’s domain, South Africa, is a power-house of everything you could desire. Crystal clear seawater, pristine beaches, picturesque cityscape, loads of wildlife, and food-lovers haven – a group vacation is what one can ask. South Africa easily meets the requirements of any group of travelers with its class apart wineries, impressive wildlife, beautiful log cabins, and lodges. Pre-plan a meal with your group of friends from Table Mountain, or the comfort of the mesmerizing coastlines. And, never to forget the cultural galore of Johannesburg art galleries.
As mentioned, the Western Cape wine lands are the oenophiles’ paradise. Surely visit some of the best wineries and relish the sparkling red or white wine. Plan a day out in the vineyards, and closely witness the wine-making process and the cultivations. And, of course, why leave the wild safari behind. South Africa is best known for its wilderness and its wildlife in the Limpopo. Stir the adventurous soul and spend a night or two under the open starlit sky of Kalahari Desert. Be a smart travel organizer, and pre-book the same, while planning for a group trip to South Africa. Whatever you and your associates desire from the group vacation, this ‘heaven in the world’ is undoubtedly to cater.
Sri Lanka has experienced sudden popularity in the tourism industry, in recent times. Earlier it was overlooked by most of the adventure-seeking individuals and vacationers. But this undiscovered land has made a niche out of itself. It comes under the top-rated holiday bucket-list of all. Owing to its breath-taking landscapes, incredible wilderness, and astounding history – all connect, making it one of the most mesmerizing holiday destinations.
Home to hundreds of palm-lined coastlines, rolling hills with fertile tea plantations, and historic religious shrines, Sri Lanka captures all. Whether you plan a solo or group trip, Sri Lanka will never disappoint you. This dream holiday destination has a vast spread of wildlife safari, tea plantations, beautiful beaches, mountainous terrain, and, most importantly, an array of sea-food for the food-lovers. Plan with your group and decide before-hand which all places to visit. If you are a wildlife-lover, the Yala National Park caters to most of the requirements. Pre-book a jungle ride in the quest for the Asian leopard. Coffee plantations lure the cultural enthusiasts, who get to wander amongst the incredibly picturesque farms. Unravel the mystic local sea-food cuisine with your friends at the beach-side shacks or city restaurants. Relax and rewind with your group on the mile-long beaches and make your trip an enjoyable and memorable one.
It is mostly inescapable – while you are sitting with your group of friends or family members, and someone mentions a dying desire to get away from the hassles of daily life! Planning for a weeklong trip together to the mountains, beaches, or any historic city – is a different fun altogether. There is nothing great like traveling or preparing for a vacation with like-minded people, be it friends or family. And traveling with a group connotes the bonding which you share with them. The common interests, sharing the comic moments and making memories – is what traveling with a group signifies. The five great trips will assist you in taking a ‘combined’ decision for the next trip with your favorite group of people.