There’s no use trying to save your vacation. It’s time to get out of the house or office and start packing! There’s so much to see in March, in so many countries. March is the perfect month for families to go on a journey that your kids will never forget. Let us handle the details while you have all the fun. Here are just some of the best places to travel in March.
For travelers passionate about wine, the Uco Valley is the place to go. Coming out of relative obscurity, Argentina has taken the international wine world by storm with a stream of international accolades. These exceptional wineries are re-writing the history of Argentinian wine. Live the harvest from 15 February to 30 April in the Uco Valley. Guests can participate in a variety of activities during the grape harvest and have the pleasure of selecting bunches of juicy ones to turn into fine wine.
Head to the beaches and enjoy the history of Andalusia. This is shoulder season so the waters will begin warming and there will be fewer people, leaving you to enjoy your own blissful European beach.
If spotting the elusive African wild dog is on your list, head to South Luangwa National Park in March when your chances of seeing one is greatest. The South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries on earth, and because it is relatively more difficult to get to than some of its neighboring destinations, it hosts very few visitors. You can be sure, a safari in Zambia during the green season will be memorable, with incredible sightings, and hardly any people around except those in your vehicle to share it with.
Roughly 11-percent of Iceland is covered in glaciers (approximately 4,500 square miles total) with another 70-unpopulated-percent blanketed in gushing geysers, gurgling mudpots, stunning waterfalls, active ice-covered volcanoes, vast plateaus and lowlands, and countless geothermal hot spots. With this type of naturally-carved playground, the standard activities of hiking, swimming, cycling, and climbing are traded in for more exciting types of recreation warranted by the once-in-a-lifetime landscape, like epic glacial treks, soaks in geothermal lagoons, volcano rappelling, and two-week bicycle tours around the country. The long summer days with nearly 24-hours of sunshine certainly lend themselves to such amusements, while the contrasting short winter days, surprisingly mild in temperature, offer their own reward: front row seats to one of the planet’s most spectacular exhibitions of beauty, Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights.
March is one of the best months to visit Egypt. It’s shoulder season, when temperatures are pleasant, but there aren’t quite as many crowds at the major sites in Egypt. The ancient country has much to see – from the Red Sea where to you can sunbathe and scuba dive, to the ancient temples and monuments along the Nile, and the unchanged culture of the Siwa Oasis. The best way to see it all is with our incredible private Egyptologists that uncover a world of history with you.
March is the heart of the Costa Rican dry season. We suggest taking your Spring Break vacation in a place where children and adults alike can benefit from both beach and rain forest activities. There are countless ways to experience the great outdoors in the Manuel Antonio area: horseback riding, kayaking, white water rafting, surfing, sailing, zip lining, and even jungle excursions to see its many monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds. From learning how to make fresh corn tortillas with a local senora to planting a tree in a nearby rainforest project, there are so many ways to make your trip one to remember.
Valparaiso is like a giant secret – South Americans know it, but it’s off the map for international tourists. In its heyday, Valparaiso was the richest, most luxurious port city in South America, but with the building of the Panama Canal in the early 1900s, Valparaiso was nearly forgotten. Until now. The 42 hills of Valparaiso crash down into the sea – similar to Cinque Terre, but larger, and with much colorful, narrower streets. We recommend visiting Valparaiso in March when the weather is mild and the Casablanca Wine Valley – Chile’s fastest growing wine region next door – provides optimal day trips for grape harvests and wine festivals.
For travelers, green season is a special time in bush. But that goes for the desert too, where late summer rains bring dark rain clouds that contrast nicely with desert soils and a profusion of flowers and wildlife. It’s a special time in the desert when migratory birds arrive and springbok lambs are born, causing predators to gravitate to the herds for an easy kill. There are also less visitors in green season than there are in the high season, so your Namibia safari will be intimate.
In short, a Namibia safari with Donna Salerno Travel is an enriching discovery of the beauty of this country. With ancient sand dunes, legendary shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast, and the big game of the numerous national parks and protected reserves, it creates an adventure just for you!
Let’s face it, March is still pretty cold for much of the United States. Skip out on a few weeks of winter and travel to the far-flung islands of the Philippines. Its 7,000 blue-rimmed islands are welcoming and laid-back and temperatures are optimal for a March getaway. It can get crowded around Easter though, so make sure to plan early!
Holi in India in March is a fun colorful festival with locals throwing vibrant powder and water over everyone, holding fun parties and dancing under water sprinkles. It’s a carefree festival that’s great fun to participate in, and where you’ll be sure to get wet and dirty – dress accordingly!
Though the weather is still cold, it’s a good month for Uzbekistan as the country celebrates the arrival of spring with their new year, Navruz. This holiday brings on cultural performances of musicians and dancers in colorful outfits along with lively festivities – it’s a happy and festive event, like Christmas. It’s also a beautiful time to explore its rich history and architecture.
Celestun Biosphere, Mexico
See a sea of pink flamingos at the Celestun Biosphere. Due to the unique eco-system of a combination of fresh water from the estuary and salt water from the Gulf of Mexico, more than 200 species of birds flock to the area which has become famous for their large colonies of bright pink flamingos, which are out in full force come the month of March.
Taste buds delight in Norcia, known for its extraordinary food and wine tradition. But it’s most famous delectable treat are the black truffles that grow underground in the hills that protect the city. The dark, fragrant nuggets are a delicacy celebrated each year at the yearly Black Truffle Fair.
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