Travelling may not be allowed yet but one can always plan and look forward to our next big holiday. Looking for the most accepting and friendly cities to visit on your next trip? We are aware that some travellers may have problems in organising their trips, for certain reasons. Well fret not, Scott Dunn is here to help.
Scott Dunn is a luxury travel company that specialises in tailored honeymoons and vacations to exotic locations throughout the world. Their travel specialists have selected some LGBTQ+ friendly locations where you can really be yourself, keeping safety and acceptance in mind. Here is a list of itineraries and tours they have came up with that you guys might be interested in.
Epic South Africa – Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Greater Kruger
Take a glamorous tour of South Africa, where you’ll stay in luxury boutique hotels and dine on exquisite fusion cuisine. You’ll be sure to get the ideal portrait with the spectacular sights available here. Enjoy the breath-taking display of nature’s splendour in its purest form. Take a helicopter ride above Victoria Falls, the world’s biggest waterfall, and marvel at its enormity or head over to Lion Sands River Lodge and relax in the natural environment while watching elephants graze within background.
If you are dying for an adrenaline rush, fly the Batoka Gorge on a zipline, after that water raft down the Zambezi’s massive treacherous rapids. At Lion Sands River Lodge, local recipes and ingredients are elevated to fit luxurious dining. From hearty breakfasts to eating under the stars by a roaring fire, meals in Africa are a thing to look forward to.
Itinerary: 9 Nights From $7200 Per Pax
Epic Greek Islands – Athens, Milos, Sifnos & Naxos
Visit Athens, Greece’s historic capital city. Here you can immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage culture, and vibrant culinary landscape. Travel on foot and loose yourself in the meandering alleys of Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighbourhood. After that, sample Athens gourmet foods, which includes stops at the city’s oldest bakeries, sweet treat maker and traditional Greek coffee harvester.
For something more relaxed, Milos, Sifnos, and Naxos is for you. These are three of Greece’s lesser-known islands, that allow tourists to unwind and experience a different side of life in the country. Here you can take a one-of-a-kind snorkelling tour through caverns, equipped with an underwater camera to capture your findings or you can embrace historical encounters that allows yourself to immerse in the culture of Greece.
Itinerary: 11 Nights From $9000 Per Pax
Epic Norway – Oslo, Ålesund & Norwegian Fjords
Go on a refined and luxurious journey across Norway that takes you off the usual path. Starting in lively Oslo and ending in the Sunnmøre Alps with water activities on the huge fjords, this vacation is guaranteed to amaze with its natural beauty, boutique living, and exquisite food to die for. Here you will be once again greeted with lavish accommodations with first-class service.
After unwinding at the hotel, you can spend a day learning about traditional Norwegian cuisine at Storfjord farm, or kayak along the tranquil waters while taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. If you are someone who loves animals, you can board a boat to Runde Island to view puffins and seals in their native environment.
Itinerary: 6 Nights From $6900 Per Pax
Imagine Ecuador & Galapagos – Quito, Mashpi Cloud Forest, Otavalo, Galapagos Islands
With this tour, you will be on a journey across Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with your significant other, where you may walk through endless landscapes, see rare animals while immersing yourself in natural marvels, interspersed with doses of solitude. Experience a private tour of Quito, the mountain scenery surrounding it, and the colonial district, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here you can be part of the biodiversity with a trip on “The Dragonfly,” Mashpi Cloud Forest’s open-air cable car system.
After that you can feast your eyes on adorable sea lion puppies when you snorkel alongside them and a manta ray squadron. Once your day is over you will be greeted with even more wildlife at the Mashpi Lodge, one of the world’s most unique lodges, where you’ll be surrounded by exotic birds, plants, and wildlife.
Itinerary: 11 Nights From $10,300 Per Pax
Most travelers might push the entire idea of travelling aside due to the racial or even gender oppression they might face overseas. This isn’t shocking as some countries have even gone to the extend of making homosexuality a punishable offence. All that being said, Scott Dunn is an expert in planning trips suited for anyone’s needs, no matter how niche. You can check out their many other travel itineraries, here.