After several months of staying indoors, we all are looking forward to travelling the world again. Sure, the Covid-19 pandemic could change the way we travel, but that should not stop us from discovering new places and creating wonderful memories with our significant others. Several destinations are now opening for tourists, but with new rules and health-check regulations to make your holiday safe. Travelling post-Covid could also mean fewer crowds of tourists, allowing you to enjoy your adventures to the fullest.
Check out these post-covid destinations for couples who are looking for fun and romantic adventures.
The Scottish Highlands
After all the chaos that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, now is the perfect time to escape to the Scottish Highlands with your special someone. Given its mind-blowing scenery that consists of sublime mountains and gorgeous seas, this place will make you forget the horrors of the pandemic.
The Scottish Highlands offer plenty of activities for everyone, and if you’re into nature and adventure, then you’ll love this place even more. Take your partner for a scenic walk along the Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail. Explore the Highland Wildlife Park and get a close encounter with a wide variety of wildlife. Get on a bike and cycle through the Assynt Achiltibuie Circular, while passing along famous mountains and glittering lochs.
For a more relaxing way of discovering the Highlands, hire a classy motorhome and spend your days driving around this beautiful mountainous region. Visit popular sights like Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Ben Nevis. Plan your trip well and look for campsites where you can park and spend the night.
The Isle of Komodo
If you prefer something unusual for your post-covid holiday, head to Indonesia and witness the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. These human-eating lizards live on the two islands in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, the Rinca Island and Komodo Island. The Komodo dragons are so massive and seeing them in person is such a nerve-wracking experience. They can follow their prey even as big as buffalo and would even swallow their offspring if they could!
Most tourists would choose the paradise island of Bali as their base for visiting the Komodo National Park. Most of these tours will require spending a few days in a boat. Another option is to take a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo in Flores, also known as the Komodo Airport. When you arrive in Labuan Bajo, you will find various group tours departing for Komodo Island.
The Mekong River, Cambodia
Taking part in a romantic cruise down the Mekong River should be on the bucket list of every adventurous couple out there. Stretching to more than 2,700 miles long, the Mekong River flows through six different countries, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. This natural wonder is home to rare wildlife species and features spectacular natural landscapes. You will be passing through local villages and communities along the way to get a glimpse of the local life in Cambodia’s countryside. Some cruises will last for a few nights, and there are also longer expeditions spanning a week or two.
If you do not have the luxury of time to join a river cruise here, you can take part in a day tour to the Mekong coming from Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. For a look at the local Cambodian life, a day tour through Kampong Chan is a must. This port city sits on the Mekong River in Cambodia’s south-eastern region. Aside from exploring local villages, you’ll be visiting historical sites such as ancient temples and pagodas.
Caguanes National Park, Cuba
Over the last few years, more and more travellers are showing interest in ecotourism, and it’s easy to see why. Ecotourism refers to a responsible way of travelling to help conserve the environment and improve the locals’ way of living. If this is what you plan on doing for your post-Covid travel, then head to Caguanes National Park in Cuba.
Located in the Yaguajay Municipality, the Caguanes National Park is home to more than seventy caves that open to the sea and is one of the most amazing places to visit in Cuba. The Park is made up of the Caguanes Cay, Guayaberasand, Ciénaga Swamp, and the islets of Piedra Cays. Given its diverse and interesting landscape, adventurous couples will surely have fun exploring this massive park.
One of the most interesting features of the Caguanes National Park is the Piedras Cays, a group of stone formations with coastal cliffs that open to the stunning views of the sea. The Piedras Cays have natural arches and sea niches home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Goa is India’s coastal paradise famous for its white-sand beaches, charming churches, majestic waterfalls, and lush tropical forests. If you want to take your partner on a romantic beach holiday while taking part in some adventurous activities, then Goa is the way to go. Goa may be India’s smallest state, but it certainly has plenty of things to offer for couples who love adventures.
Going on a romantic stroll at one of Goa’s beautiful beaches is a must activity for couples who want to relax while enjoying the seaside views. There are many wonderful beaches in Goa, but the Sinquerim – Baga stretch is popular for tourists who love to walk. During your stroll, check out the bars and shacks along the way and treat yourselves to some drinks. If you are really into hiking, conquer the 9 km stretch early in the morning before you indulge in a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel.
Goa is also home to beautiful waterfalls and lakes and exploring these natural wonders should be on top of your list. Discover the Dudhsagar Falls, a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River. Then head to Salaulim Dam where you can witness the most romantic sunsets in Goa. If that’s not enough, embark on an adventurous trek from Chorla Ghat to Vagheri Hills. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a gorgeous terrain home to exotic wildflowers and a hundred varieties of butterflies and birds.
If you’re into history, take time to visit Goa’s beautiful churches, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Here, you can spend some time admiring the mosaic works, beautiful paintings, and wood carvings, while learning a bit of the church’s history, which dates back to the 1660s when Goa was a Portuguese colony.
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