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Your Travel Calendar 2019: Where to Go and When to Book Your Trips

As 2018 comes to an end, it’s time to start dreaming about next year’s travels—whether it’s a romantic escape to the Italian coast, a family adventure at a luxury dude ranch or an African safari over the holidays. Though it may seem early to begin planning, advanced booking is essential in order to secure rooms at the top hotels, tables at the most popular restaurants and insider tours with the best guides. Here, Indagare maps out your 2019 travel calendar, including our travel tips and the best times to book each destination.

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Many of the world’s bucket-list destinations—and Indagare’s most beloved spots—can be visited throughout the year, but some require planning up to a year in advance.

Peru

Perfect for: Families, Adventurers, Foodies, Intellectuals

Ideal Trip Length: 7 to 14 days

First-Time Musts: Exploring Incan ruins; venturing outdoors in the Sacred Valley; hiking at Machu Picchu; savoring the burgeoning food scene in Lima; making ceviche and pisco sours in Cusco

Indagare Tip: Though many travelers view the Sacred Valley as a brief acclimatization stopover en route to Machu Picchu, the agrarian region actually offers a wealth of cultural and adventure activities, such as shaman healing sessions, visits to weaving villages, paddle-boarding and via ferrata climbs.

When to Book: 3 to 6 months in advance, depending upon the season. Popular periods of travel, such as the holidays or spring break, require 6 months.

Iceland

Perfect for: Adventurers, Families, Romantics

Ideal Trip Length: 7 to 10 days. Note that the winter months experience very few hours of daylight, but this is also the best time to see the Northern Lights.

First-Time Musts: Exploring Reykjavik; soaking in the Blue Lagoon; hiking through Thingvellir National Park; seeing a myriad of natural wonders, including waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, volcanoes and black sand beaches

Indagare Tip: Though most first-time visitors stay near Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, adventurers should also head north to Deplar Farm, a one-of-a-kind resort with five-star service, ultra-posh lodgings and some of the best heli-skiing and fly-fishing in the world. Contact Indagare to book.

When to Book: 6 months in advance

– Nikki Erlick on November 8, 2018

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