Start the new decade right: take a 2020 trip to one of our top-reviewed destinations, with every detail planned by a local expert. Journey to Jordan for a springtime tour of ancient Petra, or spend your summer road-tripping Norway's epic fjords. Take a culinary jaunt through Spanish wine country during the grape harvest, or ride camels through the Sahara Desert in Morocco during the pleasant fall months. And there's no better winter destination than Colombia, where fantastic weather and holiday festivities abound.

#1 Spain: Culinary Journey from Madrid to Barcelona - 12 Days

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Paella
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Madrid Madrid
Day 2 Madrid's culture and cuisine Madrid
Day 3 Madrid to Bilboa Bilbao
Day 4 Basque country and the coast Bilbao
Day 5 Bilbao to San Sebastian San Sebastian
Day 6 San Sebastian by eBike & Basque Cuisine San Sebastian
Day 7 San Sebastian to La Rioja region La Rioja
Day 8 Famous wineries of La Rioja La Rioja
Day 9 La Rioja to Barcelona Barcelona
Day 10 Gaudí's Barcelona & Catalan Tapas Barcelona
Day 11 Day Trip to the Mediterranean and the Costa Brava Barcelona
Day 12 Barcelona - Depart  


Northeastern Spain is one of the most storied culinary destinations in Europe—there are 48 Michelin Stars in Basque Country alone. This food-forward tour starts with visits to an underwater winery and the Basque Culinary Center before moving on to La Rioja for wine tastings and vineyard tours. End with architecture, cooking classes, and cava in vibrant Barcelona. Learn more

#2 Morocco: Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert Grand Tour - 10 Days

Boumalne Dades and the Dades Valley, Morocco
Boumalne Dades and the Dades Valley, Morocco
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival into Casablanca Casablanca
Day 2 To Rabat & Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 3 Chefchaouen to Fes, Visit the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes Fes
Day 4 Fes: Exploring the Imperial City & Medieval Medina Fes
Day 5 Over the Middle Atlas from Fes to Erfoud, Merzouga & the Sahara Merzouga
Day 6 Desert Adventures Around Merzouga, Rissani Market & Todra Gorge Todra Gorge
Day 7 Todra Gorge to Aït Benhaddou, via Dades Valley & Ouarzazate Aït Benhaddou
Day 8 Aït Benhaddou to Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka Pass Over the High Atlas Marrakech
Day 9 Arrive in Marrakesh - Explore the Red City Marrakech
Day 10 Marrakech to Casablanca & Departure  


Discover the best of Morocco with this 10-day loop, featuring the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech, as well as several days in the desert. You'll navigate the streets of ancient medinas, ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, explore mud-brick cities in desert towns, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains. Learn more

#3 Norway: Epic Norwegian Fjord Road Trip – 10 Days

Climb to Preikestolen, or 'Pulpit Rock' – a steep cliff above Lysefjorden
Climb to Preikestolen, or 'Pulpit Rock' – a steep cliff above Lysefjorden
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bergen Bergen
Day 2 Explore Bergen with a Local Bergen
Day 3 Drive to Stavanger & Explore Stavanger
Day 4 Lysefjord Adventure Stavanger
Day 5 Stavanger - Drive to Eidfjord & Vøringfossen Waterfall Eidfjord
Day 6 Explore Hardangerfjord Eidfjord
Day 7 Eidfjord - Drive to Årdal Årdal
Day 8 Guided Hike & Kayaking Tour Årdal
Day 9 Årdal - Drive to Bergen Bergen
Day 10 Depart Bergen  


Experience the best of Norway's spectacular fjords on this active self-drive tour. The trip starts in Norway's second-largest city (Bergen), where you'll pick up a rental car and spend several days exploring charming fjord-side villages and stopping for outdoorsy activities, like hiking, summer skiing, and kayaking. Finish the adventure traveling along Norway's longest and deepest fjord towards Jotunheimen National Park — with more than 250 peaks — to see some glaciers. Learn more

#4 Jordan: Ancient Petra, Wadi Rum, & Dead Sea - 10 Days

Wander amid the ruins of the former Roman Empire at the Amman Citadel
Wander amid the ruins of the former Roman Empire at the Amman Citadel
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival at Airport - Amman Amman
Day 2 Amman - Jerash - Beit Khairat Souf (Jam making) - Ajloun Ajloun
Day 3 Ajloun - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Feynan Feynan
Day 4 Feynan Ecolodge - Feynan Local Experience - Little Petra Little Petra
Day 5 Little Petra - Petra Full Day Visit - Wadi Rum (Overnight under the stars) Wadi Rum
Day 6 Wadi Rum - 4 Hour Jeep Tour - Aqaba Aqaba
Day 7 Aqaba - Boat Ride & BBQ - Dead Sea The Dead Sea
Day 8 Amman - Amman City tour - Departure  


Experience the best of Jordan from the northwestern tip in Umm Qais down to Aqaba at the Red Sea. Enjoy ten days visiting main attractions like the "Lost City" of Petra, the bustling capital of Amman, the salty Dead Sea, and the wilds of Wadi Rum. Along the way, you'll wander amid ancient Roman ruins in Jerash, discover the historic Ajloun Crusader castle, and look out onto the Judean Desert from atop biblical Mount Nebo. Learn more

#5 Colombia: Ultimate Colombian Culture & Nature Tour - 9 Days

Beach at Tayrona Park
Beach at Tayrona Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Bogotá City tour Bogota
Day 2 Colombia’s coffee region Spanish Hacienda
Day 3 Trek through the cloud forest Medellin
Day 4 Medellin city tour Spanish Hacienda
Day 5 Raft the Green River Tierra de Agua Eco Hotel
Day 6 Sail through Parque Tayrona Sailboat
Day 7 Snorkel, Sea Kayak, or Scuba Dive Taironaka Tourism Ecolodge
Day 8 Visit the Taironaka Tourism Ecolodge Cartagena
Day 9 Cartagena city tour  


In nine days, explore the ice-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada to the white sand beaches of the tropical Caribbean coast to discover a range of indigenous and contemporary cultures, as well as astounding biodiversity. Drive across city centers and take scenic mountain roads through the famous coffee region. Experience Colombia’s warm climate and culture by river and sea on rafting and sailing expeditions. Learn more

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Map of 5 Best Trips to Take in 2020: Spain, Morocco, Norway, Jordan, & Colombia
Map of 5 Best Trips to Take in 2020: Spain, Morocco, Norway, Jordan, & Colombia