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Carolyn Weppler Senior VP 1 year, 4 months ago

Goway’s Top 12 Trips to Travel Right Now

  • Machu Picchu in Peru

The holidays are approaching and we’re feeling festive. We also know that travel planning for late this year and early next is in full swing. So to help you plan the perfect vacation for early 2023, we’ve put together a list of our top 12 trips to travel right now.

This list features vacations to some of our most popular destinations. It includes trips on six continents and in a variety of travel styles. These vacations are also currently on special, so you’ll save extra when planning for early next year. Just don't delay so you can take advantage of last-minute offers. As with all Goway vacation packages, these trips are also fully customizable.

While we aren’t debuting this list during the 12 Days of Christmas, we do hope it helps you this holiday season and inspires you to make unforgettable travel memories in the coming months. And when you're ready to plan, get in touch with a Goway Destination Specialist.

What are the top 12 trips to travel right now?

1. Japan Winter Rail Discovery

Japanese Macaques in hot springs

A 14-day journey through Japan to experience the best of the Land of the Rising Sun in the off season. This vacation includes the convenience of a 14-day Japan Rail Pass as well as tours in popular spots such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima. It also includes seasonal delights in the mountain town of Takayama, a tour of the traditional folk homes of Shirakawa-go, and a day in the snowy reaches of Nagano, where you’ll see Japanese macaques bathing in the hot springs. Oh, and you’ll enjoy plenty of time in the onsen yourself.

2. Deluxe Thailand

Wat Arun in Bangkok

A 10-day trip to the Land of Smiles, which is the perfect introduction to this Southeast Asian kingdom. Start in Bangkok, where you’ll experience the beating pulse of the most popular city in Asia. After touring temples and markets, connect to Chiang Mai in the north to experience a quieter Thailand, one full of cultural experiences and lovely surroundings. Cap off the trip on the beaches of Phuket in the south where a wellness resort promises rest and relaxation.

3. Lima, Amazon Lodge & Machu Picchu

Peruvian Amazon river

Experience three of Peru’s most popular destinations on this 9-day vacation. Start in Lima, where you’ll enjoy a taste of the Gastronomic Capital of the Americas. Fly north and spend several days exploring the Peruvian Amazon, spotting exotic wildlife and learning about the jungle lifestyle of the local Indigenous people. Then return southeast and delve into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see the ruins of this medieval empire, culminating in glorious Machu Picchu.

4. Highlights of Dublin & Belfast

Belfast pub culture

See the two sides of the Emerald Isle on this 7-day trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Split your time between Dublin, the attractive Irish capital where you’ll learn about Irish folklore and cultural traditions, and Belfast, the Northern capital where you’ll unlock the history of the Titanic and reflect on the Troubles.

5. Portugal Long Stay with Airfare

Algarve beach

The sun is calling you to enjoy 23 days on the warm beaches of the Algarve in the south of Portugal. This trip to Portugal is all about leisure time, allowing you to follow your fancy in the towns and beaches of the south. Stay in a fully-furnished apartment complex and indulge your interests, whether that means dining on local cuisine, exploring medieval towns and villages, or simply lounging on the sunny beaches.

6. Classic Australia

Sydney Australia harbour

A 12-day introduction to the most popular sites in Australia. Start in Sydney, where you’ll cruise the harbour and tour the famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House. Onwards to the Red Centre to bask in the magical aura of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and hike Kings Canyon. Connect to the northeast of Queensland where you’ll snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and explore the Kuranda Rainforest. Your trip to Australia ends in trendy Melbourne, with a visit to nearby Phillip Island to see the adorable Little Penguin Parade.

7. Essence of New Zealand

Auckland cityscape

Experience the beauty of the Land of the Long White Cloud on this 9-day New Zealand vacation. Wind your way from Auckland on the North Island to Christchurch on the South Island. Along the way, you’ll delve into Maori traditions and watch exploding geysers in Rotorua, get your adrenaline fix in Queenstown, the nation’s adventure capital, and cruise on the dark-blue waters and alongside the green peaks of breathtaking Milford Sound.

8. Egypt Odyssey

Pyramids and Sphinx

Enjoy a short introduction to the treasures of ancient Egypt on this 9-day Egyptian tour. Start in Cairo, the Mother of the World, where you’ll survey some of the world’s greatest treasures at the pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. Fly onto Luxor to board a 5-star river vessel and cruise to Edfu and Aswan, stopping off at temples and tombs along the way. It’s then back to Cairo to delve into the majestic bazaars and palaces of the medieval quarter.

9. Essence of Dubai & South Africa

lion in Kruger

Pair together an unforgettable safari with some time in the most exciting city in the Middle East on this 12-day vacation to Dubai and South Africa. Start in Dubai, where you’ll see the city’s futuristic wonders and go on a desert safari. Fly south to South Africa to sample the diverse cultural appeal of Cape Town and explore the Cape Peninsula before you connect to Greater Kruger for several days of safari game drives at a private game reserve.

10. Romantic Maldives

undersea restaurant Maldives

This 8-day island escape offers the ideal romantic getaway. Split your time between a beach villa and an overwater bungalow on two private island resorts and spend your days enjoying the pristine white sands and unbeatable views of the Indian Ocean. You’ll also enjoy a five-course lunch at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, a gourmet restaurant located in a glass dining room 5.8m beneath the ocean waves!

11. Family Fun on Oahu & Maui

Maui beach

Beat the cold back home and escape for 8 days to the islands of Hawaii. This family vacation takes you to convenient hotels in Honolulu and Maui’s west coast and includes lots of leisure time as well as popular excursions, including a historic tour of Pearl Harbor and a snorkel cruise to Lahaina Turtle Town.

12. Fiji Two Island Combo

Fiji resort

Escape the worries of the workaday world on this 8-day Fijian vacation. Split time between the Coral Coast and the Mamanuca Islands, enjoy pristine resort accommodations, and spend your days at leisure. You can snorkel, scuba dive, tour the mainland, or simply relax at the resort, enjoying the multitude of on-site amenities.

24 Nov 2022, 5:52 p.m.

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