5 Countries You Have To Visit in 2018


If you’re an Indonesian and have an avid interest for travel, 2018 might be the year where you get to travel to all those exotic destinations that you can possibly think of. But, as Paris, London, slides off the top list for main tourist destinations, we recommend you to visit these 5 countries that are visa-free (if you’re Indonesian passport holders). Do keep in mind that 5 of these beautiful destinations that we list doesn’t always make it to the top list of “go-to” tourists spot, but take our word for it, that you’ll be thankful why we consider these are the top 5 destinations you just have to visit in 2018. For more information on flights, hotels, cruises, resort stays and loads more, you can always contact Hana Tour ! Oh, and our flights’ recommendations are those that fly both directly and non-stops to these amazing destinations.

 

CHILE

Flights: British Airways & China Southern

panorama of Santiago (Providencia buildings and the Gran Torre Santiago tower) and Andes Mountains, Santiago, Chile. (courtesy of nationalgeographic.com)
panorama of Santiago (Providencia buildings and the Gran Torre Santiago tower) and Andes Mountains, Santiago, Chile. (courtesy of nationalgeographic.com)

As one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, Chile is home to many natural wonders and historical sites that date back centuries. Famous for its architecture and Spanish eccentricity, Chile houses its main tourists’ attractions in the extreme zones of the country; San Pedro de Atacama, which is very popular for its Incaic architecture, the altiplano lakes, Chungara Lake, Pomerape volcano and so much more. But for those of you looking to bask in the urban development that the country has undergone these last few years, then its capital Santiago, is the best place to start. Throughout the central Andes, there are also some reputable ski resorts that can be a good choice for those willing to ski their way through the holiday, namely Valle Nevado and Portillo.

 

REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI

Flights: Turkish Airlines & Qatar Airways

Lake Assal (courtesy of natureflip.com)
Lake Assal (courtesy of natureflip.com)

Located in the horn of Africa, Djibouti occupies less than 24,000 sq kilometers with less than a million inhabitants. After their independence in 1977, Djibouti has grown remarkably well as one of Africa’s most desirable tourist destinations. Arabic and French are two of the country’s official language and is spoken throughout the country. With its natural beauty and panoramic beaches, the country attracts many tourists for scuba diving, trekking, hiking and discovering the nomadic way of bird watching and other natural activities that are just as amazing as its sights.

 

REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS

Flights : Air Asia

courtesy of andbeyond.com
courtesy of andbeyond.com

Formerly a Dutch and French colony, Republic of Mauritius was also under the rule of the British until it gained independence in 1968. With its multiethnic and multi-religious people, Mauritius is developing eagerly its tourism industry these past few years by beefing up some of the country most well-known tourist spots and continually winning the awards for best island destinations and world’s best beach awards. Its tropical climate is proven to be the number one reason why tourists flock to the island country during any season to enjoy its hospitable weather. Some of the best island resorts in the country are The Oberoi, The St Regis, Shangri-La Touessrok and many others.

 

FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL

Flights: Malindo Air

courtesy of lonelyplanet.com
courtesy of lonelyplanet.com

This landlocked country in the central Himalayan region is an exceptional destination in its own respect. With hospitable people, amazing sights and beautiful sceneries, the country may not make it to the top list of shopping destinations, but if you yearn for amazing natural beauty and off-kilter experience, Nepal is right up there on the top! There are so many tourist destinations that you can find here (granted that you’re an outdoor type of person); Kali Gandaki gorge, Khartuwa village, Phoksundo lake and its capital city Kathmandu reveals the ancient side of Nepal that takes us back to centuries of Hindu civilization.

 

GEORGIA

Flights: Qatar Airways

F5ED34 Old town and St. Nicholas church on top of Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi, Georgia, Caucasus, Central Asia, Asia (courtesy of nationalgeographic.com)
F5ED34 Old town and St. Nicholas church on top of Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi, Georgia, Caucasus, Central Asia, Asia (courtesy of nationalgeographic.com)

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a unique country rich in historical culture and heritage and amazing architecture. Influence of both Asian and European can be felt throughout the country, and it is only right that Georgia should be on top of your tourist destination in 2018. With over 12,000 historical monuments, four of which are recognized by UNESCO, Georgia also has over 100 world-class resorts. Its capital, Tbilisi is a wondrous city that is an amazing city for shopping (depends on what you’re looking for) and for sightseeing.

 

 

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