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3 week adventure..hiking, scenery, wine, relaxing - where?

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I’m looking to arrange a trip for up to 3 weeks long next year and hoping for some inspiration.

We are from the UK and an active couple in our 30s looking for something with a bit of variety. Happy to travel around in car and also have one or two flights.

Flexible on dates and also budget.

We want: hiking with scenery, some wildlife and ideally somewhere with good wine and somewhere for us to relax at the end..ideally on a beach!

I don’t mind the odd city but wouldn’t want to spend all our time here.

Thanks in advance

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In a nutshell.... Italy!

Check out the Abruzzo region for wonderful hiking /wildlife, scenery ( this region home to mountains AND National Parks )

Abruzzo has the Adriatic coastline/beaches too, for relaxing and Wine... of course

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https://www.italythisway.com/regions/abruzzo.php

https://experiencebellavita.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-visit-the-abruzzo-abruzzi-region-in-italy/

https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/italy-abruzzo-best-things-to-do/index.html

Some Abruzzo Italy inspiration

Edited: November 13, 2022, 12:52 am
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Chile? Hike Torres del Paine W-trek there?

Or Tanzania? Driving through Serengeti?

Or Alaska/Yukon driving an RV? Lots of possible hikings.

Good wine and breathtaking scenery at all of that destinations. OK, a beach is not available, but relaxing in a good hotel and maybe a hot springs?

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Lots of real wildlife and hiking with great scenery in Canada's British Columbia and Alberta plus excellent wines from the BC Colona valley. You could get a flight to Calgary and fly out of Vancouver or the reverse.

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Have you thought of the Caribbean? Maybe a couple of islands?

With your list, it made me think of Puerto Rico. Gorgeous hiking in the rainforest, waterfalls, an extensive cave system, beautiful beaches, plentiful underwater wildlife (snorkeling experiences), excellent food, history and culture. You can also take a puddle jumper to Culebra and/or Vieques. The only thing missing is the local wine, but there are plenty of imports :) They are home to Bacardi rum, yummy mojitos, and home-grown coffee. There are several local farms you can visit for coffee production.

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Thank you for your replies. We had actually shortlisted Tanzania & Canada as well as Costa Rica .

Don’t know much about Puerto Rico but will take a look. Any other ideas welcome!

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Have you considered a tour to Uganda

Hike the Bwindi National park and trek the mountain Gorillas

Or a boat tour on Kazinga channel ,

Trekking Chimpanzees in Kibale National park has lots to see.

Last but not least , Murchison Falls National park, boat cruise to the base of the falls and hike is so fascinating.

Discover more about the pearl of Africa, UGANDA !!

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How about South Africa? There's a lot of variety in the country but you mention driving and self driving is easy and many people do it. There are loads of national parks with wildlife where you can self drive and stay at national parks accommodation, or there are posher more expensive private reserves. There are some great hiking areas like the Drakensberg or along the coast- I once did a 5 day hike from Port St Johns to Coffee Bay along the Wild Coast which was stunning. I know there are also coastal walks along the Garden Route. Plenty of beaches too, and wine regions around Cape Town.

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