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Festive Season Travel - Where You Can Go Over the Holidays in 2020

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Nayara Springs lap pool in Costa Rica.  Photo courtesy Nayara Resorts

Nayara Springs lap pool in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy Nayara Resorts

For those ready to explore somewhere new this holiday season, we have chosen select countries where we know that Americans can travel safely and confidently with no quarantine. With attention to detail and commitment to clients, our travel specialists will ensure the smartest logistics and utmost safety as you venture back out into the world. Explore this list of options, and we are ready to make your next vacation happen.

  1. The Americas (Central and South)
  2. African Safaris
  3. North Africa / Middle East
  4. South Pacific
  5. Europe
  6. We are here to help

The Americas (Central and South)

Mother and daughter snorkeling in Belize

Mother and daughter snorkeling in Belize


A fantastic combination of ancient intrigue and modern luxuries are found from the jungles to the beaches in this magical place. “It is easy for visitors to Belize to continue to enjoy the many diverse experiences that we are famous for - snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailing and all the other fantastic Caribbean and reef adventures. Visitors to inland Belize can easily experience our unique caving, archaeology, and nature excursions in the rain-forest as they always have,” says Catarina, a travel specialist to Belize.

Explore our collection of Belize sample itineraries for a beautiful escape to round out the year.

Costa Rica

Iconic in so many ways, Costa Rica offers the chance to immerse yourself in dense rainforests afoot towering volcanoes while also enjoying the rich culture and biodiversity. “Not only are all attractions opened at this time, but it is also the best time to visit with no crowds to be found,” says Sylvia, a travel specialist for Costa Rica. “The best way to book a last-minute trip for 2020 is to have a good talk with your Zicasso specialist to take advantage of knowledge, trends, and potential discounts.”

With so many types of experiences available through custom Costa Rica tours, a last-minute trip will surely be the highlight of your 2020.

Ecuador & the Galapagos

The biodiversity found on the islands off of Ecuador is renowned worldwide. Come face to face with nature’s majesty with a custom tour of the Galapagos and its mainland country. “If Galapagos is on your bucket list, 2020 is the year to go. You can find some great cruise and hotel deals through your travel specialist,” says Juan, a local Galapagos travel specialist for Zicasso.

Explore our Galapagos sample itinerary collection for ideas to inspire.


A blossoming destination, Colombia offers rich culture and authentic experiences. Perched among South America’s most stunning natural wonders, there is much to see. “December 2020 is a great time to visit Colombia. Trips to the Andes mountains provide spectacular ways to be outdoors and visit exotic locations with great wildlife and breathtaking views, award-winning coffee farms, and small, charming colonial villages,” says Brian, a travel specialist for Colombia.

Take the leap to discover something new this year with a Colombia itinerary.

African Safaris

Lionesses in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Lionesses in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya


From the majesty of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti to the biodiversity of the Ngorongoro Crater, a Tanzania safari holds nothing back for natural immersion. Explore the famous places with the guidance of an expert safari guide, and then return to luxury lodges where you revel in the moment.  “If someone is ready to go for it and you have your passport, you are healthy, and you can catch a flight, you could leave tomorrow morning. We can make it happen,” Jessica, a Tanzania travel specialist, confirms.

A trip based on one of our sample Tanzania itineraries will amaze you for years to come.


Lose yourself to an experience full of wildlife discoveries and untold luxuries. A Kenya safari will have you tracking the Big 5 and interacting with the landscape to unveil an entirely different way of life - one intimately tied to the land. “An East African safari provides the soul-shifting experience of getting up close and personal to Africa’s wildlife. These moments are what lifetime memories are made of,” says Sara, a safari specialist for Africa.

Explore our Kenya Safaris to uncover your options.

North Africa / Middle East

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt


Your ability to witness ancient remnants alongside living and breathing history is exemplified in Egypt. With the care of an expert travel specialist, you can have an immersive experience with ultimate privacy. “All popular attractions are open, and all travelers can visit any of them with no significant exceptions,” our travel specialist Mahmoud confirms. “We have travelers in Egypt right now, and they are all having a wonderful time!”

See our sample Egypt tours to jumpstart your imagination for your own curated tour.


At the crossroads of continents, a mix of traditions, history, and landscapes welcome you. From Istanbul to Cappadocia and the many treasures in between, a trip to Turkey inspired by one of our sample itineraries will make the 2020 holiday season one to remember. “One client suggested their trip to Turkey in September was one of the best of their lives because it was so quiet, things were easy to see up close,” says Marcus, a travel specialist for Turkey.

Use our collection of sample itineraries to Turkey to inspire, and work with Zicasso to plan your ideal experience.

South Pacific

Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Tahiti / Bora Bora

Adrift in the South Pacific, these islands are perfect for a private getaway in 2020. With stunning views, white sand beaches, and comforting weather, your holiday season getaway will give you a much-needed respite. “There is space available in Tahiti for last-minute. You can find some good deals through March of next year, but the holidays are at premium pricing,” says Kate, a travel specialist for the South Pacific. “If there is some flexibility with dates, that is ideal.”

View sample itineraries of Tahiti, and some special offers, to uncover what is possible.


Vineyards surrounding Motovun, Croatia

Vineyards surrounding Motovun, Croatia


With most of Europe closed to American travelers, Croatia remains one of the only destinations for a magnificent Mediterranean vacation right now. From the charming seaside towns to flourishing forests, venturing to Croatia with a personalized itinerary will allow for an amazing conclusion to 2020. “When booking a last minute trip for 2020, it is wise to keep in close touch with a travel specialist,” says Ante, a travel specialist for Croatia. “Travelers can visit the most popular destinations.”

With a broad collection of Croatian sample itineraries, you can find inspiration to customize your own trip, for 2020 or beyond.

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Palm trees and blue Caribbean water on the beach of San Juan del Guia in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

San Juan del Guia beach in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

While travel is limited in 2020, it is possible! With the guidance and commitment of a travel specialist, you can rest assured that your logistics, accommodations, and activities will all have your well-being and comfort at the forefront. To discuss the possibilities of a last-minute holiday vacation, or to look ahead to 2021 or beyond, submit a free Trip Request or contact our team directly at 1-888-265-9707.

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