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Lonely Planet Share Their Hottest 2016 Travel Experiences


The people from Lonely Planet know their travels, there is no doubt about that and they recently came out with their list of hottest travel experiences for 2016. It is an exciting mix of natural attractions, newly available travels and quirky trips that will remind travelers of happier times. So, what exactly are they recommending?

The first of their hot destinations is hot in a very literal sense of the word. Namely, their top hottest travel experience for 2016 is climbing the tallest active volcano in Nicaragua – San Cristobal. The reason why they are recommending this climb now is that a brand new Center for Extreme Tourism was opened in October 2015 there, as well as a new ecotourism facility. Believe it or not, you can climb all the way up to the very rim of the volcano. Hot indeed.

The second hot 2016 destination according to Lonely Planet will be the trip on the Hokkaido Shinkansen, a new bullet train line that will open in March and that will enable tourists to reach the northernmost island of Hokkaido, Japan more comfortably and quickly than ever before. The trip itself will be quite an experience, even more so considering how beautiful Hokkaido is.

shutterstock_100507939Another trip that made the list was Rwanda, or more precisely the Akagera National Park. Even more precisely, the people from Lonely Planet recommend a visit to the park because of the lions that were recently introduced to the park. This marked something of a symbolic milestone in the country that had been ravaged by civil wars and genocide which caused the destruction of the country’s lion population in the 1990s.

The next experience on their list is another novel one, allowing tourists to fly to one of the most remote areas on the planet, St. Helena island, most famous for being the place of Napoleon’s exile. It has been one of the most secluded inhabited areas for centuries and thanks to weekly flights, it will become at least a tad less remote. Why not be one of the first people to take the flight?

Lonely Planet recommends a few more travel experiences for the year 2016, such as the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, a museum associated with the most famous museum in the world set to open in late 2016; The Floating Piers art installation on Lake Iseo in Italy; the new and improved Panama Canal; the Field of Light installation in Uluru, Australia and the first Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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