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Travel Expert Tips: Hidden Gems of South Africa, Australia, Greece, and Italy

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Tower ruins on the coast of Sardinia, Italy.

Tower ruins on the coast of Sardinia, Italy.

With recommendations from our Zicasso travel planners, see how you can have a tailored travel experience that brings your dream trip to life while venturing off the beaten path. Your travel expert can advise you on how to travel safely while making your desired experiences a reality.

Rachel, South Africa

Antelope in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Africa.

Antelope in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Africa.

“With the expansion of conservation initiatives across Africa, there are incredible reserves opening up in unique destinations with small sustainable luxury camps, and opportunities for international visitors to contribute to the protection of local wildlife and communities. Remote areas such as the Kalagadi and magical Savute regions of Botswana, as well as Kafue and North Luangwa in Zambia, are just a few examples that are far from the maddening crowds, offering an exclusive and wild safari experience where it's likely that you won't see another safari vehicle for days and the wildlife sightings will be for your eyes only.”

Visit our South Africa Safaris page for more inspiration.

Dick and Penny, Australia

Cattle station in Australia.

Cattle station in Australia.

“The one real underestimated location in Australia is the Longreach and Winton region. Off the beaten track, this is where you’ll really discover the Australia spirit and the outback’s history. You can visit the local pubs, wildlife, explore dinosaur sites, where aviation in Australia was born, Dark Sky Sanctuary – one of the top 10 star-gazing sites in the world, visit a sheep and cattle station and dine with a local Australian family, cruise the river, and you can even visit the ‘Walkabout Creek’ pub where Crocodile Dundee was filmed!”

Visit our Australia Tours page for more inspiration.

Anthia, Greece

Narrow street with cozy outdoor cafe and traditional Greek church in Parikia town on Paros island, Cyclades.

Narrow street with cozy outdoor cafe and traditional Greek church in Parikia town on Paros island, Cyclades.

“The Greek mainland is absolutely beautiful, packed with significant historical sites, culinary treasures, high mountains, and azure beaches. The Peloponnese peninsula, Meteora, and Epirus are regions that can surprise any traveler. But you can get off the path and avoid the crowds even on islands….With more than 200 inhabited islands in Greece all different and unique, you can spend a lifetime exploring them! You can also add a trip–usually on the bucket list– to Santorini or Mykonos, a visit to Naxos, Paros, Tinos or Crete, to experience the real vibe of island life.”

Visit our Greece Vacations page for more inspiration.

Daniela, Italy

Medieval Castello di Roccascalegna in the Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, southern Italy.

Medieval Castello di Roccascalegna in the Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, southern Italy.

“We expect off the beaten path and not crowded destinations to become more popular in 2021. Italy has much to offer beyond the most known destinations, and we have designed some new trips exploring hidden gems of our country highlighting the rich mysteries, history, and scenery of Sardinia, the overlooked countryside of Marche and Abruzzo, the food and wine of Umbria and Marche, as well as the agricultural hotspots of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia.”

Visit our Italy Tours page for more inspiration.

Begin planning now, and book for 2021 when you are ready. Use the Zicasso Trip Request, or call our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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