We all start the year with big plans, big ideas and a list of targets as long as our arm, but why set just professional goals, after all, there should always be dedicated time for fun and relishing all the beautiful places this world has to offer. This year, welcome 2019 and the long weekends with unlimited holiday destinations by RCI. RCI as part of its #mapisyours campaign brings to you the ultimate bucket list so that no matter what you want to do in 2019, we’ll have something to match the your needs be it for adventure, sports or if you are just in need of some relaxation. With RCI offering stay options in all of the below mentioned destinations, go ahead and plan your trip right away!
Egypt: The land of Pharaohs has been welcoming tourists for so long. So, what’s different in 2019? Mummies, tombs and fresh pyramid mysteries have all been unearthed over the past year. With sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us. Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed, and see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Hop off a Nile boat to visit Dendara, Edfu or one of the other waterside temples, cross Lake Nasser to see Ramses II’s masterpiece at Abu Simbel, or trek into the desert to find the traces of Roman trading outposts. You can perfect this vacation with RCI, by staying at Albatros Garden & Aqua Blue Resort, which offers the best in Egyptian seaside luxury. The combination of sun and tropical climate make this the perfect place to enjoy the beach and pool!
Japan: Fascinating history. Incredible eats. Natural beauty. If Japan is not already on your radar, it’s time to recalibrate your travel plans. On the surface Japan appears exceedingly modern but travelling around it offers numerous opportunities to connect with the country’s traditional culture. Spend the night in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), sleeping on futons and tatami mats, and padding through well-worn wooden halls to the bathhouse (or go one step further and sleep in an old farmhouse). Meditate with monks or learn how to whisk bitter matcha (powdered green tea) into a froth. From the splendour of a Kyoto geisha dance to the spare beauty of a Zen rock garden, Japan has the power to enthral even the most jaded traveller. While in Japan you can opt for RCI’s property Cocopa Resort Club Cottage, which is located on the Hakusan Village Golf Course. On the resort and golf course grounds, there are several leisure facilities such as hot springs, a spa, swimming pool and Karaoke room.
Budapest: Budapest, the capital of Hungary remains one of the cheapest capital cities to visit in Europe, making it a great destination for to travel in 2019 for travellers on a budget. One Hungarian forint is 0.24 rupees: for the first time, you’ll feel great about Indian currency. Budapest is also a city full of attractions, monuments and unique neighbourhoods to discover, giving solo travellers plenty of activities to keep busy and intrigued. Budapest is paradise for explorers. Keep your senses primed and you’ll discover something wonderful at every turn. During your trip in Budapest, choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI, Aparthotel. This property is newly built and is just a few minutes’ walk to the Thermal lake, so enjoy your early morning walks with a book and some coffee.
Darjeeling: The vibe of Darjeeling tends to capture the interest of all the travellers. As everyone loves to walk in greenery streets and breathe the fresh unspoiled air. Spending time in the rolling plains and hills will make you forget all your problems. The atmosphere will take you to an imaginary world which will give you immense happiness. You can choose to visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Tiger Hill, Japanese Peace Pagoda, and Buddhist Monasteries. During your trip in Darjeeling choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI, Sterling Darjeeling which offers modern comfort and is steeped in the tranquillity of the surrounding mountains to enhance the charm of this lovely town.
Turkey: A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of Istanbul and Ankara. This magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that’s a lot). Istanbul’s strategic location has been attracting many visitors through all these years. The transcontinental terrains of Turkey are replete with history and has something for every kind of traveller. The country’s ethos lies in its plethora of ancient ruins. From Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, to Aegean Turkey’s ancient city of Ephesus, whose Theater, the Temple of Hadrian and the Celsus Library are steeped in stories of the bygone eras. While touring Turkey, revel in its culinary delights as you feast on the spicy kebabs and the delectable baklava. During your trip in Istanbul choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI, Akasya Vadisi which is a holiday village and timeshare facility built on a 30.000 m2 area. The region is not only one of the favourite natural places of Ankara but also of Turkey and the thermal water springs with high quality is a incomparable opportunity for the facilities.