Welcome to 2024, a year where adventure travel transcends traditional boundaries, offering novel and immersive experiences that cater to the soul of you… our beloved travellers!
This year’s trends are a fusion of rejuvenation, exploration, and connection, guiding you through the world’s most enchanting and lesser-trodden paths. Let’s unwrap the must-see travel trends for 2024 that promise to redefine your travel diary.
Unplugged Retreats: Embracing the Natural World
In 2024, ‘unplugged’ retreats are the new luxury. African safari camps are leading this trend, offering a sanctuary where the absence of Wi-Fi brings you closer to the heartbeat of the wild. These retreats offer a rare opportunity to unplug from the digital world and immerse yourself in the majesty of nature – from the raw beauty of the savannah to the tranquil nights under the African sky.
Holistic Wellness Journeys
Bali, the heart of holistic wellness, is setting the trend for 2024. These wellness journeys go beyond traditional spa treatments, offering a blend of yoga, meditation, and traditional healing practices amidst Bali’s serene beauty. These retreats are designed not just to pamper your body but to rejuvenate your soul, connecting you with age-old traditions and natural splendor. India is a firm favourite for regenerative travel too… and for looking inward to see the world better!
Exploring Far-Flung Destinations
2024 is all about discovering the world’s hidden gems:
Japan: A harmonious blend of the past and the present, Japan offers an immersive cultural experience. Visit ancient temples in Kyoto, experience the cherry blossoms in spring, or indulge in the culinary delights of Tokyo. Japan’s rural landscapes, like the calming hot springs of Hakone, offer a serene escape from the bustling city life.
Sri Lanka: This island paradise invites you to explore its rich history, from the ancient ruins of Sigiriya to the colonial charm of Galle. Wildlife safaris in Yala National Park and tranquil beaches like those in Arugam Bay offer a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s diverse natural beauty. Bouncing back from a pretty tough 2022, this is the YEAR for Sri Lanka!
Cambodia & Vietnam: Journey through the heart of Indochina with Cambodia’s majestic Angkor Wat and the rich heritage of Vietnam’s cities and landscapes. From the floating markets of the Mekong Delta to the tranquil Ha Long Bay, these countries offer a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Morocco: From the bustling souks of Marrakech to the serene Sahara desert, Morocco is a land of contrasts. Explore ancient cities, experience Berber culture in the Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the coastal serenity of cities like Essaouira. Morocco is just a place that gives us it all for soul enriching and aesthetic beauty.
Zambia: Known for its breathtaking safaris, Zambia offers unique wildlife encounters in South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks. Livingstone, near the Victoria Falls, serves as a gateway to a range of adventure activities. See BBC and Conde Naste naming Zambia as a tip top remote, nearly undiscovered and authentic safari destination.
The Rise of Private Travel
The year 2024 marks the ascendancy of private travel. Luxurious private jets and yachts are not merely about the glamour but about tailoring a journey that is uniquely yours. This trend is about experiencing the world in the most personal and intimate way possible. Also VILLAS – we are seeing this post-pandemic serviced, beautiful hotel-style stay villas in some of the world’s best locations.
Chasing the Sun
Sunseekers will find joy in destinations blessed with golden rays and clear skies. These sunny havens are perfect for those seeking a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion in warm, welcoming climates. THAILAND has over 1,400 islands alone – remoteness is possible with a mix of fun and culture and the Maldives… hot to trot for us and over 100 super stunning resorts… we have discovered affordable gems here too!
Rewilding: Back to Nature’s Roots
Rewilding is more than a trend; it’s a movement. 2024 sees luxury travel embracing sustainability, with accommodation designed to coexist with and enhance natural environments. This is about connecting with nature in its purest form, in places that prioritise ecological preservation and biodiversity.
The intrepid, fun, luxury and back to basics adventure travel trends of 2024 reflect a growing desire for meaningful, transformative experiences, authenticity and uniqueness. As you chart your journeys for the year with us, we hope these serve to inspire you to explore the world in ways that resonate with your spirit and passion for adventure, for quiet, for fun and frolicking and for something completely out of the box!
Let us know what you want to do… and Happy exploring!