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The Best Eight-Day Trips to Take Around the World

Got a few more days to spare but don’t know how to make the most of them? Book these small-group tours to discover faraway deserts, shores and flavours.
Konstantina Pyrnokoki
22 Mar 2022
From hiking past immense red rocks in Utah to tasting street food in Cartagena or snorkelling around secret coves in Croatia, these TRIPS by Culture Trip guarantee a longer getaway filled with above-and-beyond experiences. Whether you’re wandering through the raw wilderness or a buzzing urban landscape, this is your chance to delve deeper into the traditions, nature and people of a place. Get ready for the ride.
1 . Utah and Colorado, for off-road adventures
Few places feel more reflective of America’s amazing backcountry than Utah and Colorado, where red canyonlands give way to rugged peaks. Hop on this journey across the two states and you’ll soon find yourself hiking amid massive rock formations in Arches National Park, soaking under the stars in Steamboat Springs, reaching the depths of Rocky Mountain National Park on a thrilling ride alongside elk and black bears, and trekking the waterfall-dotted Bear Lake trailhead. Movie geeks will surely appreciate their stay at Stanley Hotel – inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s 1977 novel The Shining.
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2 . Colombia, for coastal fun on unspoiled terrain
Colombia is not the first place that pops to mind when you think of waterside fun. Yet the country’s Caribbean coast is actually perfect for an action-packed escapade by the sea. Book this trip and get the chance to canoe through mangroves in the fishing village of La Boquilla, snorkel through rainbow-coloured coral reefs around the Rosario Islands (or simply unwind on their white-sand beaches) and sail down the Magdalena River on your way to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Street-food sampling in Cartagena and river tubing on Río Don Diego are also part of the itinerary.
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3 . Greece, for a taste of Athens and island-hopping in the Cyclades
Why visit one Greek island when you can tick off three? If you feel like diving in clear blue waters as you’re hopping from one floating gem to the next, then this is the tour you need. Start from Athens and travel back to the 5th century BC on the Acropolis hill, before taking a cruise around the coastline of Milos, exploring caves, cliffs and fishing villages. Learn how to cook a hearty Greek meal with local ingredients on Naxos and end your journey gazing at glorious sunsets over Santorini’s caldera, amid blue-domed churches and whitewashed houses.
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4 . Ecuador, for hiking and white-water rafting in the jungle
Dense rainforests, active volcanoes and emerald lakes are only some of the natural wonders you can expect to find on this tour around Ecuador. You’ll be strolling through the colonial capital, Quito, hiking around the Limpiopungo glacial lagoon – the high, snow-capped Cotopaxi stratovolcano towering over you – swinging freely in the air from a mountaintop treehouse at the End of the World in Baños, and white-water rafting on the Jatunyacu river. A soothing soak in the hot springs of Papallacta village serves as the perfect ending to this equatorial escapade.
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5 . Croatia, for a sun-filled escape along the Dalmatian Coast
Eight days in Croatia are barely enough to get to know this beautiful country, yet this trip around the Dalmatian Coast is guaranteed to introduce you to all the highlights of the country’s island-speckled riviera. Marvel at baroque and medieval buildings in Split, walk palm-lined streets and hit sunny beaches on Hvar, wander through Venetian courtyards on Vis and swim in secluded bays on Korčula. If foodie delights are what you’re after, you will love sampling white wine in the coastal village of Lumbarda and tucking in fresh oysters in Ston – just before taking a walking tour around the fortified Old Town of Dubrovnik.
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