The Most Popular Trips of 2015 for Canadians

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#1 Best of Morocco | 15 days | From $1064

Visit Morocco on an all-encompassing adventure from Casablanca to Marrakech

Highlights Include:

  • Soak up panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou
  • Indulge your senses in the souqs of Marrakech
  • Kick back in the stunning coastal town of Essaouira
  • Experience medieval Morocco in the city of Fes
  • Visit the ruins of one sultan's Versailles dreams in Meknes
  • Trek through Morocco's impressive Todra Gorge
  • Go camping on the sandy dunes of the Sahara

 

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#2 Costa Rica Experience | 9 days | From $1230

Travel to Costa Rica and experience its incredible natural attractions

Highlights Include:

  • Wander through the artisan stalls of San Jose’s Plaza de la Cultura
  • Learn some home-cooked recipes on a visit to the Juanilama agricultural community
  • Hike the forested jungle trails of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Take a soak in La Fortuna’s lava-heated thermal springs
  • Try to spy the resplendent quetzal in Monteverde’s cloud forest
  • Chill out amid Quepos’ blissed out surf town vibe

 

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#3 Best of Vietnam & Cambodia | 18 days | from $2078

Journey through the culture-rich centre of South East Asia

Highlights Include:

  • Be enchanted by vine-entwined Ta Prohm
  • Experience a mind-blowing sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat
  • Reflect on Cambodia's tragic past in Phnom Penh
  • Get a taste of real Cambodian life on a homestay.
  • Paddle through the Mekong Delta
  • Experience vintage culture in Hoi An
  • Uncover Vietnam's imperial past in Hue
  • Stay overnight on a Halong Bay boat trip
  • Walk through Hanoi's evocative Old Quarter

 

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#4 Best of Turkey | 15 days | From $1795

Uncover Turkish mysteries from iconic Istanbul to ancient ephesus

Highlights Include:

  • Discover lesser known sights on an Istanbul city walking tour
  • Visit Konya, home to the mesmerising Whirling Dervishes
  • Explore the ruins of Ephesus
  • Soak away worries in the Hierapolis hot springs
  • Taste traditional Turkish fruit wines
  • Admire the travertine pools of Pamukkale
  • Trek along part of the Lycian Way
  • Sail over a sunken city on Turkey's Mediterranean coast
  • Enjoy a home-cooked meal with a Cappadocian family
  • Travel across the Turkish plains to the Anatolian Steppe

 

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#5 Real Food Adventure - India | 15 days | From $2375

Visit India and take a food tour from Delhi to Goa via Rajasthan and Mumbai

Highlights Include:

  • Try a delicious puri bhaji from a busy Delhi eatery
  • Zoom along Delhi’s ‘lane of parathas’ in a cycle rickshaw
  • Watch the beauty of the Taj Mahal shimmering in the sunlight
  • Be mesmerised by Jaipur’s pink-hued Palace of the Winds
  • Learn the tricks to making traditional Rajasthani cuisine in a cooking class
  • Spend the night in a 17th-century fortress
  • Perhaps watch the sun set from a lakeside rooftop restaurant in Udaipur
  • Munch on vada pav – Mumbai’s answer to hot chips
  • Watch the sun set on Chowpatty Beach
  • Enjoy the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa

 

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#6 Inca Trail Express | 7 days | From $1106

Travel to Peru and discover ancient civilasations on the Inca Trail

Highlights Include:

  • Explore Cuzco's historic centre
  • Speak Quechua with the Sacred Valley locals
  • Trek the Inca trail, which once linked this ancient empire
  • See the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Peruse Peru’s colonial and Inca architecture

 

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#7 Mexico Unplugged | 15 days | From $1483

Travel through vivacious Mexico from Mexico City to Playa Del Carmen

Highlights Include:

  • Embrace a kaleidoscope of colour at a Mexican market
  • Toe-tap to a mariachi band in Mexico City
  • Take a ride on a bright and bouncy local bus
  • Escape the Mexican heat in San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Bask on Playa del Carmen's white sand beaches
  • Try Oaxaca's famous chocolate and cheese
  • See the impressive ruins of Chichen Itza

 

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#8 Everest base Camp

Conquer the climb to Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal

Highlights Include:

  • Stay in mountain teahouses
  • Learn about Sherpa culture
  • Take a flight over Nepal's mountain peaks
  • Admire spectacular Himalayan vistas
  • Explore colourful Kathmandu
  • Experience the exhilaration of reaching Everest Base Camp
  • Discover remote monasteries

 

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#9 Cambodia Traveller | 9 days | From $742

Journey through Cambodia on an adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

Highlights Include:

  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City's tangle of streets
  • Visit Cambodia's Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Remember the victims of the notorious Killing Fields
  • Relive Cambodia's past at the temples of Angkor
  • Revel in the tranquillity of riverside Battambang
  • Slurp a spicy curry in Bangkok

 

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#10 Classic Costa Rica | 15 days | From $1895

Explore Costa Rica from the mountains to the sea

Highlights Include:

  • Stroll through lively markets in San Jose
  • Explore the jungle in the Tortuguero National Park
  • Chill out to the sounds of nature in Sarapiqui
  • Soak off the day in La Fortuna hot springs
  • Discover the sultry Monteverde cloud forest
  • Catch a fish 'that big' off the Pacific Coast
  • Shake your booty to the samba soundtrack of Costa Rica
  • Experience local life on a homestay in Santa Rosa de Pocosol

 

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