Renowned tourist destinations abound the world over. From Europe to Asia, from Africa to North and South America, these destinations attract millions of people year after year, thanks in large part to their diverse cultures, rich history, and natural beauty.
However, not all memorable locales draw the same number of annual visitors. What’s more, oft-overlooked destinations are often the ones offering the most rewarding experiences. So with that in mind, here are four Odysseys Unlimited tours to unexpected destinations in Central Asia, the Balkans, and South America.
The Silk Road was once an intricate network of trade routes facilitating commerce between Europe and Asia starting in the 2nd century BCE all the way through the mid-15th century. And while the Silk Road’s trade routes are no longer in use, the region remains as exotic and alluring today as it was 2,000 years ago. From Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan, the nations along Central Asia’s Silk Road boast a wide range of cultures and religions, along with unique art and architecture that tell tales of widespread trade and prosperity.
To many, the Romanian region of Transylvania is best known as the home of Count Dracula, the titular character of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. And while Vlad the Impaler – the real-life inspiration for Stoker’s Dracula – was allegedly born there, he represents only a fraction of Transylvania’s story.
Today, the region is a highlight of our Bulgaria & Romania Discovery small group tour. From Transylvania’s medieval fortresses to the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, from Romania’s Black Sea coast to the dramatic mountains rising high into the Bulgarian sky, Bulgaria & Romania Discovery gives guests an in-depth look at two truly unique destinations.
It doesn’t get much more “off the beaten path” than Patagonia. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Patagonia spans parts of Chile and Argentina at the southernmost tip of South America. Here, you’ll find one of the most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes on earth, with vast ice fields, lush rainforests, pristine lakes, snow-capped mountains, and impressive biodiversity.
Interested in taking the road less traveled with Odysseys Unlimited? Start planning your next adventure today.
The world is full of renowned travel destinations. From Europe to Asia, the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal, millions of people flock to these destinations year after year, thanks in large part to their diverse cultures, rich history, and natural beauty.
However, not all memorable locales draw the same number of annual visitors – and sometimes, the adventure that brings you off the beaten path also happens to be the most rewarding. So with that in mind, here are four Odysseys Unlimited tours to unexpected destinations in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America.