In this final post of a three-part series, we’re diving into the remaining five destinations on our roundup of top 15 travel destinations by private jet. Earlier in the series, we covered favorite locales like Tokyo, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and Kigali in Rwanda that have become hot spots for private jet charter travelers, and it’s easy to see why they made the cut.
Here’s a look at which places take spots 11-15 on our list of the 15 best places to visit in 2020:
11. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
It’s not hard to fall in love with cerulean waters of Cabo San Lucas. With ocean views just about everywhere you turn, this family travel destination almost forces you to relax and unwind. Its mild weather is ideal for year round travel, with no cold or rainy season to speak of. Of course, this also means that swimming and other water activities are on the table every time you visit.
Take a boat to the famed arch, one of the most distinctive icons in the city. The clear, warm water is prime for snorkeling and spotting marine life. If you’re more of a beach goer, Lover’s Beach and Medano Beach offer plenty to see and do. Medano Beach is home to some of the area’s most luxurious resorts and party spots, while Lover’s Beach is the outdoor lover’s paradise, offering everything from cave explorations to rock formations.
If you truly want some R&R, you’ll appreciate the golf scene that Cabo San Lucas is known for.
12. Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi is one of the most culturally rich destinations in Vietnam, and also one of the largest. Though much of the city has been ravaged by war, many of its historic monuments and architecture remain and are worth exploring, including the famed Temple of Literature that served as the city’s first university.
Indulging in bahn mi or pho is a must-do when you’re in Hanoi, along with the amazing selection of street fare. For more adventurous eaters, consider going to Le Mat (also called Snake Village), where you can select your own snake and watch with fascination as it’s flayed and fried before your very eyes.
13. Chiang Mai, Thailand
If you’ve ever dreamed of riding elephants in Thailand, Chiang Mai should be on your bucket list for 2020. The city is an ideal balance of luxury and thrill, from soaking in local culture to indulging in nightlife. The markets are a must-visit when you’re here, where you can find anything from local handmade goods to street food to fine home products.
It’s also the perfect home base if you plan to venture out of the city and onto your next adventure. Day trips like white water rafting, hiking, and climbing are easy to come by and won’t take you long to get there.
14. Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is the most idyllic town in Montenegro and remains a hidden treasure against the Adriatic Sea. Luxury hotel brands like Marriott’s Ritz Carlton are starting to uncover this hidden gem and are building properties here, so the name won’t remain secret for long.
A fjord-like bay is the perfect place for snorkeling, with crystal clear waters surrounding by statuesque granite mountains on all sides. The bay itself is a treasure trove to behold, dotted with medieval towns, remote beaches, hidden inlets, and mountain passes.
Cats are the unofficial mascots of the city, much like the feral chickens of Key West. You’ll find cat-themed merchandise and tributes throughout the town, along with a dedicated cat museum.
One of the most unique sites are the island churches, Isle of St George and Our Lady of the Rocks. Only the latter is open to the public, but both can be equally enjoyed through the camera lens. They’re by far one of the most photographed sites of the city.
15. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the most well-known ancient sites in the world. It’s hard to put into words how breathtaking, calming, and moving these Incan ruins are, which gives you all the more reason to go visit it in person.
Situated atop a mountain and surrounded by even higher peaks on all sides, this stunning example of architecture is as mysterious as it is beautiful. Start your journey on the Inca Trail, the same trail that Incans used to take their pilgrimage to pay respects to the great Inca leader. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll have arrived at the Machu Picchu ruins that can you can explore and marvel.
This trip is truly one of bragging rights. Taking a trip to Machu Picchu can take some serious forethought and advanced planning. The site only allows a few visitors per day, so you’ll want to start your travel plans early to secure your spot to visit one of the most desirable spots on earth.
Which one of these 15 destinations are you most eager to visit in the new year? At Access Jet Group, we have you covered. Contact our team today to reserve your aircraft for your 2020 travels and enjoy the journey.