The place Can I Journey on Brief Discover?
Do you need a last minute escape in particular? Here are our top travel destinations.
With travel plans and restrictions changing rapidly due to COVID-19, many travelers have asked us where to go on short notice. Our destination experts have found that when a popular country reopens to tourists, there is a little rush to grab the opportunity and take a trip. Check out the destinations we recommend for a last minute getaway!
Mexico has long been a popular vacation destination thanks to its stunning beaches, fascinating archeology, delicious cuisine, and lively festivals and events. With short direct flights available from many US departure locations, Mexico is a natural choice for a sunny getaway. Our experts are able to quickly put together a customized itinerary that highlights what you want most on vacation, whether it’s a mix of beaches and Mayan ruins or a deep cultural experience that focuses on the amazingly diverse Mexican cuisine focused. For more information on the current state of COVID-19 restrictions in Mexico, please see our article, Is It Safe To Travel To Mexico?
Ruins near Tulum San Miguel de AllendePoblano moleJaguar in Chiapas
Pura vida is a way of life in Costa Rica. It means the pure or simple life and you will feel it draw as soon as you step off the plane. In August, Costa Rica was reopened to citizens from the European Union, the Schengen Zone, the United Kingdom, Canada, Uruguay, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, China and New Zealand. And starting November 1, 2020, any American with health insurance and medical form can enter the country. We specialize in organizing a variety of bespoke trips to places like Costa Rica where there is so much to do in limited time. You can combine a hiking adventure with relaxing natural hot springs or spend a day or two in each of the 12 different ecosystems that are packed into this gem of a country.
Hiking in the cloud forestsCapuchin monkey in MonteverdeTurtle IslandNayara Springs
The welcoming spirit of Aloha makes a Hawaii getaway so much more than a beach vacation. Hawaii’s islands were created by volcanic forces over millions of years and are forested emeralds set in coral gardens. The idyllic beaches offer different colors of sand – red, green, black, gold, orange – and opportunities for fun in the sun go far beyond legendary surfing. We try to approach travel planning with the friendly aloha attitude: our experts can quickly create a custom itinerary for you to island hop across the archipelago or explore an incredibly biodiverse island like Kauai. Starting November 2020, U.S. citizens can visit Hawaii with evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. Visit Go Hawaii for the latest information on Hawaii tourism restrictions.
Lava fieldsMarine lifeLadder to heavenKo Olina
Ecuador is small, but big for authentic travel experiences. Ecuador stretches from the high Andes to the Amazon rainforest and crosses 600 miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Galapagos Archipelago. Ecuador is a symphony of nature and culture. In the Mindo Cloud Forest, howler monkeys bark in the distance while a brightly colored toucan sits on a branch above them. Clean mountain air makes walks near Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s most famous snow-capped volcanic mountain, truly invigorating. The capital Quito and historic Cuenca are notable UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 500-year-old buildings, cobblestone streets, and Baroque churches. Select which of the Ecuador experiences are on your must-do list and let our experts put together the perfect, customized trip for you. From November 2020, tourists will be allowed to enter Ecuador with a negative COVID-19 test carried out in the last 10 days. Visit the U.S. Embassy website for the most up-to-date information.
QuitoAncient rock sculptures in the Ecuadorian AmazonSea lion on the Pacific coastGolden Bay Hotel & Spa, San Cristobal
If a getaway is exactly what you need right now, let us plan the perfect getaway for you! From now until November 15, 2020 we are offering a FlexiBooking option that allows you to reschedule your trip for free or cancel it up to 60 days before your departure with a full refund. Also visit our COVID-19 FAQ page to learn more about our booking policies at this time.
It’s time for a short vacation