Life is too short and in most cases, we just marvel at what Mother Nature has to offer in photographs and television. With so many extraordinarily beautiful, ecstatic, serene and glamorous places in the world to visit, it becomes difficult to choose the best tourist destination to visit in 2013.
Well, there is no need to worry anymore. Just prepare yourself and your family, if any, for a tourist destination of a lifetime. We have gone through a great deal of trouble and after serious review, deliberations and considerations, we have come up with the top 10 best tourist destinations in the world 2013.
We cannot exhaust the list of the 10 topmost tourist destinations 2013 without talking about the little known but rich tourist destination Oman, the unexploited little nib of Arabian Peninsula. Short of vegetation, the country boasts of some of the most architecturally sound and sassy infrastructures.
Oman also boasts of superstar hotels that are equipped with state of the art features and yet in quiet, secluded and peaceful place. If is flanked on each side by the skyscrapers of the neighboring United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the North African country of Morocco. The country has large unbeaten tracks, untamed desert and the Mandamus Peninsula with the serene pale blue shore.
This is a very little known country but has too much to offer in terms of tourist attractions. Starting form the hospitality of the locals to their delicious dishes consisting of lamb meat and fish, Iceland is a nice place to visit this year.
Once you enjoy the personalized treat form the sincere locals, it is time to go and behold the beauty of nature exemplified by the expansible landscapes that are serene and heavenly. Iceland is a paradise for hikers, climbers as well as adventure. Surely, this country cannot fail to be among the top 10 best tourist destinations in the world 2013.
Before the release of the hit Lord of the Rings, not much was known about New Zealand and its capabilities as a tourist destination. Now it is clear that the mountainous region where the TV series was shot. A lot is happening and the country is now fully established on the global map of world’s tourist destinations.
This is the place where the Hobbiton, a fairy tale village is. It was shot on a farm in the Waikato region found in North Island. The crown of this destination is the Tongariro National Park on the mountains. This place is virgin, beautiful and unadulterated. You will see and marvel at the live volcanoes, the steam vents and nice lakes perfect for swimming.
7.The Mayan Rivera, Mexico
After the much anticipated Mayan prediction of the end of the world in December 2012 failed to materialize, Now is the time to visit this religious and a historic destination to see for yourself the glamour and the richness therein.
The Mayan Rivera is a prime place where the top cream of the society meets. Until recently, it was the meeting place of the rich and famous from America. Now however, direct flights from UK and other European countries have been established. This has brought in footballers too who maximize their barefoot experience here. These are so many attractions in Mayan Rivera that you will hardly see.
6.The Galapagos Island
Featured in David Attenborough’s Documentary, Galapagos 3D at the start of the year, this heavenly place needs no more description. If you watch the documentary, then I believe you have even more appetite to go and see this wonderful place for yourself.
Situated just 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador, Galapagos Island belongs to its own class. From clear skies to picturesque coastlines, this is the place to find peace rejuvenation and the best nature has to offer. Archipelagos of the Galapagos Island are known to rare and endemic species in the entire world. You can miss this destination in your 2013 list.
Many people still do not know bout Congo but if you are serious about getting the real feel of jungle life and the true picture of evolution, this is where to go. Congo has the second largest rain forests in the world, which is abuzz with exotic life.
It is home to various species of primates including monkeys, mountain gorillas, bonbons or pygmy chimpanzees, and orangutan as well as other human relatives. The jungle is also home to African elephants. These are the most endangered species in the world. This is because the rain forest is till virgin and until recently was out of bounds because of the security situation in Congo. Now there is stability and you can just visit this destination without fear.
France has been known since caveman ages as a country of unperturbed beauty, elegance and culture. Paris, the capital city of France, is a place of art and architectural glamour, fashion and lifestyles. French foods are also among the unique, most delicious recipes in the entire world.
Starting from the marvel of the Eiffel Tower to The Louvre, Paris offers endless sightseeing beauty. As if all that is not enough, the city offers very rich socio-cultural history, the world class hotels, cuisines, and admirable pieces of art. Even if you have visited this destination before, it is time to get your acts together and visit this place of unprecedented elegance. Just, to appreciate the value of Paris as a tourist destination, it ha been voted the most popular destination this year.
A forgotten destination for too long but now gaining a lot of popularity among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world 2013 is Philippines. The country boasts of over 7,000 heavenly and breathtaking islands with thousand of miles of desert beaches.
If you are a diving enthusiast, this is the destination for you. The islands present incredible, virgin coral gardens with green sea turtles, rainbow- bright fish as well as dugongs. One of the most popular of these islands is Bicol. Here you will get the opportunity to swim with the world’s largest fish- the shark whale.
For a completely new beach experience, Palawan is the place to visit. It has crystal-clear turquoise waters, white powder beaches and natural lagoons, which make the island the most picturesque and natural places in the world. There are many other islands even more spectacular.
2.Easten And Southern Africa
If you have never traveled to Africa, this is among the best places to visit in world in 2013. This continent is rich with undisturbed nature with jungles and grasslands forming a habitat for the world’s most exotic creatures.
The attractions range from the beautiful sand beaches and glamorous sunsets of African coast to the African Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, rhinos and leopards) to the migrating wilder beasts to flamingos decorating the shores of Kenya’s Lake Baringo. This is also, where you get the opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat. The most popular destinations are east African countries Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the southern African countries of South Africa.
Set to hst the FIFA World Cup in 2014, Brazil is a place you must plan to visit. The country is at work with face lifts, new developments in the hotel and hospitality sector as well as infrastructure that will enable it to host the world cup finals.
Rio de Janeiro will be the city to hold 2016 Olympics and is now a host to many tourists who want to familiarize themselves with this great city of Brazil. Not to forget is Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city and the financial capital is where the bigwigs of this country come from. The lifestyles of the people, the restaurants, chi-chi bars as well as boutiques make this city on of the best places to visit this year.