List Words : Wanderlust team | 17 January

Top 50 Trips of 2017

Wildlife Wonders. Great Journeys. Active Adventures. New Frontiers. Check out the Top 50 Trips of 2017 for all the travel inspiration you need for the year ahead…

 

To make the Top 50 Trips 2017 quick and easy to read, we’ve kept the info here to a minimum. For more details on each trip, including trip summary, dates, prices and how to book, click on the relevant link below.

   

WILDLIFE WONDERS

Unforgettable animal encounters in some of the planet’s most remarkable settings


Gorillas in Rwanda (Dreamstime)

1: Walk a safari in peace (Tanzania)

With: Mountain Kingdoms
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2: Track wolves in the icy wild (Sweden)

With: Discover the World
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3: Explore the unspoiled Arctic (Canada & Greenland)

With: Hurtigruten
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4: Bag a migratory hat trick (Mexico)

With: The Travelling Naturalist
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5: Help save the gorilla (Rwanda &The DRC)

With: Steppes Travel
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6: Get up close with black rhino (Kenya)

With: Tracks Safaris
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7: Help protect Thailand’s wildlife (Thailand)

With: World Expeditions
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8: Stalk jaguars in the Pantanal (Brazil)

With: Tell Tale Travel
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9: A self-driven whale-track (Mexico)

With: Last Frontiers
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Get front row seats for 2017’s biggest parties – bring your dancing shoes and your binoculars

 
Rajahstan (Dreamstime)

10: Chase the US solar eclipse  (USA)

With: Chapters Holidays
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11: Jam in Rajasthan (India)

With: Songlines Music Travel
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12: See the eclipse from frozen Chile (Chile)

With: Journey Latin America
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NEW FRONTIERS

New flights, reopened borders, easier access… Get to the planet's freshest destinations first


Chiloe (Dreamstime)

13: Take the road not travelled (Guyana)

With: Geodyssey
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14: Road-trip Pamir the posh way (Tajikistan)

With: Edge Expeditions
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15: Try some southern comfort (China)

With: On The Go Tours
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Pandas in Chengdu, China (Dreamstime)

16: Venture into off beat Laos (Laos)

With: Bamboo Travel
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17: Visit an unofficial state (Abkhazia)

With: Regent Holidays
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18: Cruise the Arctic north-west (Russia)

With: Wildfoot Travel
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19: Go offroad in Pakistan (Pakistan)

With: Oasis Overland
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20: Explore Chile’s Lake District (Chile)

With: Audley Travel
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21: Explore the little-seen south (Colombia)

With: Amakuna
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22: Explore the ignored (South Sulawesi, Indonesia)

With: Selective Asia
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23: Explore the forgotten Pacific (Melanesia, Micronesia & Polynesia)

With: Undiscovered Destinations
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24: Bag a budget Sri Lanka trip (Sri Lanka)

With: Fleewinter
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CULTURE SEEKERS

Seek a deeper experience by understanding the locals, via their history and stomachs


Hoi An (Dreamstime)

25: Explore beyond the resorts (Maldives)

With: All Points East
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26: Join Malta’s culture club (Malta)

With: Battered Suitcase
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27: Take a bite out of Vietnam (Vietnam)

With: Collette
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28: Korea beyond the kimchi (South Korea)

With: Intrepid Travel  
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29: Make a Japanese pilgrimage (Japan)

With: TransIndus
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30: Romania’s cultural wilds (Romania)

With: Tucan Travel
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31: Grab a taste of the Basque (Spain)

With: Pura Aventura
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32: Embrace Egypt – but without the crowds (Egypt)

With: G Adventures
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33: Cycle southwest Tanzania (Tanzania)

With: Explore
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ACTIVE ADVENTURES

Get your adrenaline racing with these heart-pumping, thigh-pounding thrillers


Cyclist in the Annapurnas (Dreamstime)

34: Stroll the best of New Zealand (New Zealand)

With: Silver Fern Holidays
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35: Swim Iberá... on horseback (Argentina)

With: Abercrombie & Kent
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36: Head to the far, far, far north  (Norway)

With: Best Served Scandinavia
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37: Let the dogs out... (Finland)

With: Artisan Travel
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Resting husky dog (Dreamstime)

38: Pedal down the Annapurna (Nepal)

With: Lost Earth Adventures
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39: Fat bike Arctic Finland (Finland)

With: Exodus Travels
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40: Hike the Haute Route in style (Switzerland)

With: Ramblers Walking Holidays
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41: Cycle the home nations (UK & Ireland)

With: Wilderness Scotland
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LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS

Make a great journey even better with a knowledgeable expert to enhance and inform 


Dalmatian Coast, Croatia (Dreamstime)

42: Cruise the historical Dalmatian Coast (Croatia)

With: Peter Sommer Travels
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43: Join the bear whisperer (Canada)

With: Wildlife Worldwide
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44: Stargaze in the Namib Desert (Namibia)

With: ATI Holidays
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GREAT JOURNEYS

Go on a truly epic journey that covers lots of ground, history and legendary sights


Woman walking on an island in Lake Titicaca (Dreamstime)

45: Discover the past of Persia (Iran)

With: Voyages Jules Verne
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46: Bali beyond the bliss (Indonesia)

With: KE Adventure
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47: Ride the Arctic rails (Denmark, Sweden & Norway)

With: Planet Rail
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48: Delve into the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia & Georgia)

With: Travel The Unknown
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49: Track the Silk Road (The ‘Stans)

With: Wild Frontiers
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50: Chug across Peru in luxury  (Peru)

With: Llama Travel
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Main image: Jaguar in the Pantanal, Brazil (Dreamstime)