This week in the SevenEvents office we’ve had new international incentive proposals coming out of our ears. Every year there are the hot locations but what about the spots that are often forgotten but promise to amaze! Here’s three that we have picked from our long list:
While neighbouring Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina attract many tourists, very few head to Bolivia. While this landlocked nation will never draw beach lovers, it offers plenty of breath-taking landscapes – all largely untouched. Just some of what’s waiting to be explored includes fiery-red lakes, the largest salt flats on earth, the silver mines of Potosi, some of the world’s highest volcanoes and a picturesque capital city with a laid-back atmosphere, indigenous culture and prehistoric sites. Of course, Bolivia can also boast the “world’s most dangerous road,” the roughly 40-mile road from La Paz to Coroico, winding through the lush, jungle-covered mountains.
What’s not to love about Newfoundland? While it may not be for those who want to spend their days lounging on the sand and soaking in the sun, this large Canadian island off the east coast of the North American mainland offers breathtaking scenery, quaint villages, unspoiled wilderness, world-class fishing and the opportunity to see a very diverse range of wildlife. Here you’ll have the chance to spot moose, caribou, lynx, black bear and even a polar bear, among a long list of other creatures. Head out on a boat or kayak tour, and you’ll have a good chance of getting up close and personal with whales. Humpbacks are commonly spotted, though orcas, minke whales and finbacks can also be seen. In North America’s oldest city, St. John’s, visitors can explore fantastic museums, visit significant historical and cultural sites, or take part in a very lively nightlife. George Street has the most pubs and bars per capita of any other street on the continent, with two blocks devoted to music and debauchery.
While its neighbour Dubrovnik, Croatia gets lots of attention, Kotor is a walled city that’s every bit as photogenic, but receives far fewer visitors. The Bay of Kotor looks as if a Norwegian fjord was plopped right down on the edge of the balmy Adriatic coast. Its medieval Old City, built between the 12th and 14th centuries, is accessed through a narrow passage from the sea, with steep wooded hills descended to small villages set atop the flat ground between the shore and slope. With a backdrop of mountains and sapphire-blue waters along with a rich history and cultural monuments like the 17th century clock tower and town gates, the 12th century Tryphon Cathedral and numerous palaces, Kotor should be on every traveller’s must-see list.