N ‘Is not this one of the most enjoyable puzzle of the new year: where and when starting in the next twelve months?
1. The Sultanate of Oman
Medieval fortresses, Culture Bedouin mountains to cut breath and untouched beaches: Oman occupies a singular place in the Arabian Peninsula. “Thanks to a carefully maintained heritage and a fiercely preserved nature, explains Jean-Paul Labourdette, president of the Petit Futé, Oman has remained an authentic destination. » Travelers of the world offers a 9-day stay from 2,800 euros for the best of Oman at the wheel of a 4×4. Do not miss the fort of Bahla and its oasis, as well as the Land of Incense , In the province of Dhofar, registered by Unesco as World Heritage of Humanity.
The Canada is a star of 2017. The country celebrates its 150 th anniversary this year and opens free national parks for the occasion. From the immense ski area of Whistler, British Columbia, which can be enjoyed until June, to the ever more modern and warm city of Montreal, Canada is rich in its diversity. Marco Vasco offers a 12-day “Splendor of Eastern Canada” package from Toronto to Quebec City via Ottawa and Montreal (starting at 1,899 euros). The icing on the cake is a helicopter overfly of Niagara Falls. For a more wild experience, traveling by train “Rocky Mountaineer
The Finland will celebrate in December the centenary of its independence: the festivities will be grandiose. The new national park of Hossa – between forests, lakes with crystal clear waters and painted rocks – embodies the nature and adventure of the country. Helsinki, the capital, is less than three hours flight from Paris . 10 days from 2200 €, the stay “Summer Finnish family: reindeer, rafting and wooden chalet” , from Voyageurs du monde, offers a beautiful discovery of the country, with both Helsinki and Lapland.
The port and fortresses of Cartagena de Indias, the capital of the Bolivar Department, are classified as Unesco World Heritage, and Isla Baru is bathed in turquoise water: a dream! ” In the North, the Caribbean coast around Barranquilla has a rainy and sunny season from the end of December to the end of April,” explains Jean-Noël Darde in the guide ” Saisons et Climats”, where and when to go (Hachette, 528 pages, 24 euros ). The most beautiful country in Latin America also benefits from the unique hospitality of Colombians. The visit of Pope Francis at the beginning of this year will serve as a promotion.
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5. The Switzerland of the chalets
Switzerland is betting on returning to nature. The Swiss Alps are expected to attract lovers of the outdoors this summer thanks to a consolidation of rental offers for 250 chalets. These “mountain huts” can be booked online on a single platform, as early as spring. Ideal for a trip to family in car , bicycle or on foot. From Paris, Air France offers a return ticket to Geneva for less than 80 euros in July.