The Best Places to Travel in January 2024

Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria, Egypt | Photo by Flo P on Unsplash

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There’s no better way to start a new year than with a trip of a lifetime. We’ve got a number of exciting departures in January and here are the ones we think you’ll want to plan for right now.

Ultimate Egypt 2024

Niraj Shah on Culture Trip’s Epic Trip to Egypt.

Let’s start with a trip we’ve revamped for 2024. Egypt has proven to be one of our best-sellers and we’ve made the experience even better for this January departure. You’ll still get to experience all the highlights from Cairo to Aswan, but now you can also enjoy a few bonus activities too. If you’ve been before you might think that you’ve seen everything, but Cairo has just opened a new museum which is a destination in itself.

Cruise down the Nile and see the ancient wonders of Ultimate Egypt

Epic Morocco

Part of our Epic Morocco trip that takes you into the Sahara

Journey deep into the Sahara, explore the majestic kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou (see above pic), and stargaze with an expert astrologer on this 11-day Moroccan adventure. You’ll experience local culture and marvel at the architectural wonders of Casablanca and Fez. Away from the usual tourist trail, you’ll explore more remote places such as the blue city of Chefchaouen and the Todra Gorge, deep in the High Atlas mountains. Foodie highlights range from authentic Berber meals in the desert to contemporary dishes at a trendy rooftop venue in Marrakech.

Experience Epic Morocco with Culture Trip

Sublime Southern Thailand

Soi Cowboy, Bangkok, Thailand

From kayaking through mangroves and caves to sampling traditional street food, this 11-day trip will immerse you in the riches that southern Thailand has to offer. Starting in the buzzing capital of Bangkok, head south to Phuket and Khao Sok Lake, where you’ll stay in a floating raft house and experience a wildlife boat safari – possibly spotting a sun bear if you’re lucky. Snorkel in the Andaman Sea, embark on a sunset cruise and explore the hidden lagoon on Hong Island before some well-earned relaxation in Koh Yao Yai. Cap off your island-hopping adventure with a farewell group dinner under the star-studded sky.

Find out more about Sublime Southern Thailand

Blissful Bali

Morning yoga session. Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Let’s plan something really special for 2024. One of our most popular trips, and its easy to see why, is our incredible itinerary to Bali. Over 12 magical days you’ll see the sun rise from a mountain top, take a speedboat to the Gili Islands and snorkel with sea turtles to name a few highlights. We’ve packed a lot into a few days but also made sure you get to soak up the relaxing environment in all its natural beauty. Bali is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the world right now, and its one of the places we want you to see in 2024.

Blissful Bali

Vibrant Vietnam

Sơn Đoòng, Thượng Trạch, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Experience Vietnam like never before with our small group trip to start of 2024. From savouring mouth-watering street food to immersing in rural village life and marvelling at diverse tropical scenery, this action-packed journey has everything you need. Begin your adventure in Hanoi, the capital city, before making your way to Mai Chau – a picturesque valley dotted with paddy fields and surrounded by forested mountains. Cruise through the dreamy seascapes of Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship and take an overnight train to Hue, where the Imperial City offers fascinating glimpses into the country’s past. Finally, wrap up your trip in Hoi An, basking in the ambiance of the town’s lantern-lit streets and charming canals.

Discover the urban and rural sides of Vibrant Vietnam

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

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