Where to go in 2019 according to Condé Nast Traveller

By Elisabeth Griffiths

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Where to go in 2019 according to Condé Nast Traveller

Where to go in 2019 according to Condé Nast Traveller

We love browsing Condé Nast Traveller to get inspiration for future trips, and of course to enjoy the beautiful photos and travel advice they include in their articles.

When they published their ‘Top Holiday Destinations for 2019’, we were thrilled to see a lot of Rainbow destinations making that list. Read on to find out where in the world they chose, and how you can travel there with Rainbow.

Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

If you’re a wine-lover and want a slightly unusual destination, this might just be the one for you. Increasingly popular with discerning American travellers, Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California offers incredible food, boutique hotels and restaurants that range from tasty outdoor grills serving up fresh seafood to high-end fine dining that has made Condé Nast’s 50 Best Restaurants of Latin America.

Baja California offers so much to those who make the journey there. Sometimes compared to the Galapagos in terms of its wildlife, it boasts incredible diversity in flora and fauna. Its bays are pristine and beautiful, and between December and March many whale species frequent the waters.

Red and black cliffs plunge straight down into the ocean, white sandy beaches tucked between them, and dramatic rock formations and lush oases pepper the landscape between the quaint colonial towns.

Speak to a Rainbow Latin America specialist to add Valle de Guadalupe to one of our Mexico itineraries today. 

A zebra on the plains, Mozambique A zebra on the plains, Mozambique


Mozambique has begun to re-emerge as a fantastic holiday destination following years not making it onto top-spot lists. Once a place where travellers went to ‘misbehave’, this beautiful coastal nation has reinvented itself and now almost defines the term ‘bare-foot luxury’. Condé Nast highlights the luxury hotels and safari camps that have recently opened or are due to open soon, and all of this points to Mozambique being a true up-and-comer for 2019.

If you want to lounge on white beaches beside turquoise waves, snorkel over bright coral reefs, sleep the warm nights away in small lodges on virtually uninhabited small islands, then Mozambique is the place for you.

You can also head out for a safari while in Mozambique. In the far north, the Niassa National Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa, and conservationists and intrepid safari operators are working hard to open more and more of it up to travellers.

Click here to browse our range of Mozambique holidays, from beach escapes to horse riding safaris. 

Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia


Another African destination, Namibia is perhaps most famous for the iconic images of its towering orange sand dunes and strange, twisted trees. As one of the least-populated countries in the world, Namibia offers a feeling of real emptiness, compounded by its dramatic and otherworldly landscapes.

Apart from the sheer beauty and starkness of its landscape, Namibia also offers some of the most fascinating wildlife on Earth. Animals here have been forced to adapt to a near-unsurvivable home, and in the Deserts episode of Planet Earth II in 2016 we saw just how far some have had to go to do so, such as the blind bats who tussle with and eat scorpions every night.

There are lots of different ways to experience this wondrous country, so click here to find out how Rainbow can take you there

Torres del Paine, Patagonia Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

There is a bit of a theme going on with some of Condé Nast’s 2019 picks, and that’s places where you won’t run into many other people. It’s a theme we can get behind! Patagonia, like Namibia, is another sparsely-populated land that is often considered one of Earth’s last true escapes.

Encapsulating many different ecosystems, from deserts to snow-covered peaks, Patagonia offers incredible hikes, jaw-dropping scenery, and some of the most stunning night skies you can find, with the Milky Way in full view on clear nights. Condé Nast points out that July 2019 will see the celestial show going one better – a total eclipse will pass over Patagonia, and astronomers from all over the world will converge there to see it.

If Patagonia’s wilds are calling to you, click here to browse all the Patagonia holidays we offer. We think this is a great destination to combine with a longer trip to Argentina, Chile, or even countries further afield. 

We hope you enjoyed reading this round-up! We’ll be posting our own choices for top destinations for 2019 next week, so make you sure you check back to find out where our experts have picked.

If your interest is piqued by any of these destinations, click here to make an enquiry about travelling to one of these countries, or ring to speak to a Rainbow travel specialist today.


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