With the new year comes new opportunities to jet off and see even more corners of the world, but which destinations are tipped to be hot for 2018

Get ready to pack those bags quicker than you can say 'goodbye 2017' as we have a feeling you just won't be able to resist Active Travel's top picks. 

1. Japan

Combining ancient culture with out-of-this-world technology and jaw-dropping landscapes, Japan is the perfect mis-mash of everything you could possibly want from a holiday and effortlessly earns its spot on the list. One day you could be bathing in a traditional onsen overlooking Mount Fuji and the next, dining at a robot restaurant in Tokyo – the variety and fun is endless!

With so many activities and must-see locations, allow the pros at our Canberra travel agency to secure your spot on various tours and packages so you won't have to worry about getting FOMO (fear of missing out) anytime soon.

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2. Belfast

Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital city and has recently been named as one of Lonely Planet's best regions to visit in 2018, and here at Active Travel we'd have to agree with their judgement. Here are just some of the incredible things to do and see in Belfast:

  • Step back in time as you discover the city's extensive maritime history. Visit the origin of RMS Titanic itself and wander through the on-site museum which was awarded the World's Leading Tourist Attraction by the World Tourism Awards in 2016.
  • Make like the Starks or Lannisters as you embark on a tour of some of the most famous locations from Game of Thrones. That's right, areas of Belfast were used for filming the TV show that's taken the world by storm. Tours can take you to Tollymore and Winterfell and are often led by extras from the show itself!
  • What trip to Belfast would be complete without some whiskey tastings? The city is famous for this alcoholic beverage and there are many tours offering amazing experiences.

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3. Chile

Chile is famed for its kaleidoscope of colourful towns and villages, plethora of varied landscapes and some of the world's finest walking trails, and so a trip to Chile should be high on your bucket list for 2018. No trip to this South American country would be complete without a visit to the Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you can trek through remote mountainous territories and soak in some of the most spectacular views you may ever see. Our Canberra travel agents work with bespoke tour companies who offer intimate trips in and around this must-visit area.

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If you're ready to book an unforgettable vacation to one of our top picks or somewhere equally as awesome, pop into our Canberra travel agency today.