Planning a perfect group adventure does not come easy. It often involves lots of compromises – half of the group might prefer to spend their days lazing off the beach, while the rest may be adventure seekers who want to tackle many activities. The good news is, there are many destinations where it is possible to do both.
From the biodiverse Galápagos Islands to the expansive country of the United States, we’ve rounded up the best places to travel with a group of friends.
Is your group dreaming of a tropical getaway and days spent lounging on idyllic beaches, hiking through verdant rainforests, and encountering unique wildlife? Then head on a group tour of Madagascar. Situated off the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is home to several national parks and reserves, an ideal getaway for nature lovers. If you’d rather spend your time at the beach, visit Nosy Be. Located on the northwest coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be is perfect for swimming. Its calm waters are also well suited to sailing.
With incredible ecosystems, amazing wildlife, and tropical beaches, The Galápagos Islands cater to almost all kinds of travellers. There is a plethora of activities that your group can enjoy here. Wildlife watchers can venture into the small town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island to tour the Charles Darwin Research Station before heading southwest to catch a glimpse of gigantic Galápagos tortoise basking in the sun along Tortuga Bay. Intrepid hikers will find Sierra Negra a joy to explore, while aquatic enthusiasts will have fun exploring the waters home to exuberant tropical fishes during a diving or snorkelling excursion.
Want to travel in luxury in the USA on a road trip with your friends, but you do not know which way to go? Try the Great Pacific Road Trip. Your journey will start in the bustling city of Seattle and ends in San Francisco’s Mendocino coast. Along the way, you’ll witness the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Some of the highlights of this trip are Seattle’s Pike Place Market, the Washington State Capitol, and the charming coastal town of Mendocino.
Tanzania’s mesmerizing coastline and amazing national parks have lured visitors to visit the country over and over again. Discover Africa’s most diverse wildlife at one of its national parks, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro national parks. Take your friends on a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you witness the magnificent wildebeest migration in Serengeti. But for those who prefer to relax at the beach, head to Zanzibar, a short boat ride away from Tanzania’s mainland. It’s home to luxury resorts and long stretches of white sandy beaches.
Albania may not be the first place that comes to mind when going for a group trip with friends, but it’s actually one of the most interesting countries to see in Europe. It may be a small country, but it has lots of interesting things to offer, from the world-class beaches of the riviera to the affordable and delicious local dishes. For the adventurous group, unleash your inner adventure by going on a road trip into the mountains or going for a hike.