You cannot stop this TruCrew from dreaming up new adventures, it just cannot be done. It's like asking Mufasa not to dance on a Friday, and just like Mufasa, our Where to Travel series for the end of 2020 is what you need in your life. We will get back on the road soon, in fact our tours are due to resume from September so this week here are some of the best places to visit in December 2020 (Lapland looks cool but we don't like the cold so...) to make your Christmas arrive a little bit early.
DECEMBER TRAVEL 2020
NO.1 UNCOVER COLOMBIA
I don't think its much of a secret anymore that Colombia was becoming a must-do travel destination before all the madness began. Nothing will change in that regard. Colombia in December you say? You're not gonna find any reindeer (or rain) here as Colombia's dry season begins and temperatures average a balmy 30 degrees on the gorgeous Northern coastlines around Cartagena and Santa Marta.
We know about it's notorious past but Colombia has blossomed over the last couple of decades, hugely driven by a considerable boom in tourism. Do not worry if you're travelling to Colombia alone, aside from huge improvements by government, you'll be with one of our TruNinjas to make sure all you experiences of Colombia match up to it's new, friendly reputation. As we mentioned in our 'Complete Colombia Travel Guide' the country is considered as an up and coming travel destination in 2020, and it seems it will be even more so in 2021 for all backpackers and holiday goers.
Colombia really does have it all! The country is rich in history with a not so distant story to be told. One of the best things to do in Medellin is taking a walking tour where you can visit Comuna 13, which was once one of the most notorious neighbourhoods. Now it boasts colourful murals and street art on every corner providing photo opportunities everywhere you turn.
Colombia is also home to unique wildlife, scenic jungle views, stunning architecture and diverse landscapes. Although Colombia is a year-round travel destination, visiting Colombia in December will be sure to bring you beautiful warm and dry weather along the Caribbean coast and in Medellin. These conditions are ideal for exploring the Minca jungle, island hopping around Isla De San Bernardos and exploring all Colombia has to offer.
NO.2 EXPLORE VIETNAM
With the average temperature in Vietnam in December being around 24-26 degrees Celsius and the rainy season out of the way, you can expect plenty of sunny days. December is said to be one of the best months for beach vacations in the Southern regions of Vietnam so perfect for topping up that tan. Vietnam is known for its bustling cities, stunning beaches, rivers and of course Pho, making Vietnam a go-to place to travel in 2020! But, of course you already knew that. if you've ever spent 5 minutes talking to any of the TruCrew.
Vietnam is rich in history and boasts surreal landscapes from the epic limestone islands of Halong Bay to the world's most spectacular cave systems. If you are heading out to explore Vietnam in December don't miss out on the best places to go in the country. From motorbiking the jaw-dropping Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam, staying on a private island at Ha Long Bay, to trying some of the most diverse street food in Hanoi, Vietnam is nothing short of endless activities making your trip action-packed with countless memories to last a lifetime.
NO.3 EXPLORE SRI LANKA
Ok, this is now becoming difficult to choose as another life-changing destination has its peak in December. This is the beginning of Sri Lanka's high season making it a great time for tourists to visit Colombo, Kandy and some of the country's best beaches. Sri Lanka is nothing shy of breathtaking views wherever you go, so make sure you've packed your camera (or an iPhone is just as good these days!). You will undoubtedly be snap-happy as you climb to the peak of Sigiriya Rock, an agent rock fortress, or climb aboard the blue train towards Ella for one of the world's most scenic train journeys before later watching it cross the Nine Arch bridge.
There are plenty of sunny days when travelling Sri Lanka in December. Yet, Kandy stays a luscious green due to the rainfall from previous months and an average temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius. For all you wildlife lovers, you may also wish to visit the national park in Udawalawe where you can see elephants in their natural habitat, or stay at a riverside lodge where you can go glamping in tipi tents. For all you beach bums, this is the perfect destination for you too! Check out the stunning beaches of Unawatuna - an adventure you'll never forget.
Eager to get away sooner? Check out our first blog in this series, 'Best Places To Travel In November 2020' and do not hesitate to contact the TruCrew with any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org.