The top 10 travel destinations that you added to your bucket list in 2019 have been revealed – with some of the most stunning places in the world.
The new & # 39; hotspots & # 39; for the daring traveler are identified by the team on travel site Booking.com.
They include the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum in Jordan and the untouched paradise of Bacalar in Mexico.
1. Wadi Rum, Jordan
If you are looking for a place steeped in extraterrestrial strangeness, then a visit to Wadi Rum in Jordan is a must.
The desert desert has dramatic sandstone mountains, red canyons and beautiful prehistoric rocks.
Making this destination even more interesting is the resemblance to Mars, with its reddish sandy beaches and natural stone arches.
Wadi Rum in Jordan is a dramatic wilderness wilderness steeped in unworldly strangeness
2. Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Those who like to satiate themselves in history and culture will undoubtedly be fascinated by the sights of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Samarkand, located on the Silk Road (the old trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea), is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia
The historic city is full of medieval architecture and monuments that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
One of the most popular monuments is the Registan Square, which is among the world's most beautiful squares and is completely covered with mosaics and is decorated with gold and calligraphy.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan is full of medieval architecture and monuments that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List
3. Bacalar, Mexico
For those who want to visit a pristine piece of tropical heaven, Bacalar in Mexico must definitely be considered as a travel destination.
Although it is not technically on the ocean, the beautiful city houses one of the world's most beautiful natural beauties, the lake of the seven colors.
With its crystal clear, fresh water and white sandy soil, it looks more like turquoise and is ideal for diving and snorkeling.
For those who want to visit a pristine piece of tropical sky, Bacalar in Mexico must definitely be considered a must-travel destination
4. Ouarzazate, Morocco
Ouarzazate, a city south of the beautiful Atlas Mountains of Morocco, is like a gateway to the Sahara.
The city houses the impressive Ait Ben Haddou (a fortified village) where you can go to the old Kasbah to view the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Booking.com recommends a quad bike ride along the dusty roads of Ouarzazate as an excellent way to explore the region and see why it often serves as a backdrop for movies and TV shows.
The city is home to the impressive Ait Ben Haddou (a fortified village) where you can go to the old Kasbah to view the spectacular sunrises and sunsets
5. Palomino, Colombia
Palomino is a seaside resort on the north coast of Colombia.
Not only does it offer visitors beautiful Caribbean beaches, the natural environment makes it an excellent viewing spot for wildlife watching (monkeys and toucans to name but two).
Those who want to get the most out of their adventure can try snakes on the Palomino River, an experience that allows you to admire the natural beauty of the region while floating to the Caribbean Sea.
Palomino is a seaside resort on the northern coastline of Colombia – one that is nestled against beautiful Caribbean beaches
6. Mestia, Georgia
Mestia, one of the more remote areas of Georgia, lies 1,500 meters above sea level.
And it is a local, according to the travel site, which is a great starting point for exploring the rest of the region.
Those who want to immerse themselves in local history and culture can spend time in the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography – the home of archaeological finds dating back to the third century BC.
Adventurous types can opt for a walk on the Chalaadi glacier on the slopes of the Caucasus and walk across the lakes at the foot of Mount Ushba.
Visitors to Mestia, Georgia, can take a walk on the Chalaadi glacier on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains
7. Kigali, Rwanda
This city, the capital of Rwanda, is known as & # 39; the land of the thousand hills & # 39; and has become more accessible to travelers in recent years.
Visitors from far and wide trek to the place to see the incredible mountain gorillas that live in the Volcanoes National Park.
Besides gorilla's, nature lovers who visit the city (considered one of the safest in Africa) can also spot the Big Five (lions, rhinoceros, elephants, buffalo and leopards) during a safari in Akagera National Park.
Known as & # 39; the land of the thousand hills & # 39; Rwanda & # 39; s capital Kigali has become more accessible to travelers in recent years
8. Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
If a European city feels more of your pace, a visit to the Dutch city of Leeuwarden is definitely a pleasure.
Museums, great shopping streets and food hotspots are only part of the attraction. The city is declared Cultural Capital of 2018 because of the choice of performances and exhibitions.
Easy to explore by bike, visitors can stop at the Frisian Museum to learn about Frisian treasures, climb the leaning tower of Leeuwarden or taste local spirits in the family-run distillery housed in the Boomsma Museum.
Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is a city that is easy to explore by bike and offers great museums, shopping streets and food hotspots
9. Ksamil, Albania
Ksamil is a village in South Albania and all accounts are a beautiful hidden gem.
Located on a stretch of the Albanian Riviera, it offers crystal clear waters, secluded beaches and quiet restaurants.
Nearby attractions include Syri I Kaltër (the Blue Eyes) – a lake where bubbles create colors that resemble an eye, and Butrint, an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage.
Ksamil is a village in South Albania and is a beautiful hidden treasure from all sides
10. Nusa Penida, Indonesia
Bali or the Gili Islands are the places where people go when it comes to a visit to Indonesia.
But for a truly unique experience, Nusa Penida, an island off the southeast coast of Bali, is the dream of an adventure dancer.
The largely untouched landscape, which is still considered a hidden jewel, means that it is not overrun by tourists.
Visitors can do their best to dive into the pristine blue waters of Crystal Bay or admire the sights of the most famous temple of the island in a limestone cave.
Nusa Penida lies off the coast of Indonesia and is a destination that is still considered a hidden gem