THE HIT LIST

2020

Adventure spirits in search of your next sojourn, we take you on our Hit List 2020 to discover some of the most incredible destinations beyond the norm from culture and heritage, wine & gastronomy, fascinating wildlife and inspiring landscapes.  Welcome to a new decade!

10.CAMBODIA

WILD CAMBODIA

Why You Should Go Now:

Cambodia has witnessed vast changes over the last decade with incredible array of investments and reshaping of political reforms, renewed energy and vibe and it shows in the shape of its hospitality scene. The all-new Shinta Mani Wild - a National Geographic Unique Lodge, is at the heart of that, transforming a quintessential Angkor temples journey to one that takes you on a wild ride into the less-trodden Cambodian jungles. 

Best Time To Visit:

November to March offers lower temperatures with less humidity enabling a more comfortable season to be out and about the Angkor temples and the tropical rainforests of Cambodia. The idyllic scenes cruising down the Mekong River is at its photographic best during this period providing unfiltered scenes that are stunningly fulfilling. 

 To Access Our Cambodia Itinerary

9.CASTILL Y LEON, SPAIN

CASTILLA Y LEON, SPAIN

Why You Should Go Now:

No other region in Spain represents pure Spain than Castilla y Leon. Yet, it is also the most underrated region in the shadows of Catalonia and Andalusia. Castilla y Leon is the heartbeat of exceptional Spanish wines, gastronomy as well as the unmistakable legacies of the Spanish Kings. Dotted with astonishingly beautiful heritage-listed cities and towns, this is the time to discover a part of Spain where the most critical period of its history unfolded. 

Best Time To Visit:

Late March to May is the spring season, offering comfortable temperatures to discover the incredible Ribera del Duero wine route and its many impressive cities and towns. October to November is autumn where the peak of the season's wine harvest comes into play, offering exciting colors and contrast to a quintessential journey of discovery, wine and food. 

To Access Our Castilla y Leon Itinerary

8.IRAN

IRAN

Why You Should Go Now:

One of our staple destinations, Iran has never disappointed with its fascinating history, culture, hospitality and landscapes. The doggedness and spirit of Iranians make a valid and unified point in a climate shrouded in falsified and unfair media reports. In truth, Iran has never been more safe and enjoyable. While the quintessential touring route offers a glimpse at the height of the Safavid Empire, Iran's ancient legacies dating to the days of Alexander the Great provides the link to why it is such a highly fought land - even till this day. 

Best Time To Visit:

September to November in autumn where blue skies are virtually guaranteed, with comfortable temperatures that presents an impeccable time to gallivant the historical cities. Spring after the Nowruz Persian new year from late March to May is decked in stunning greens that provide plenty of contrast for the photography enthusiast. 

To Access Our Iran Itineraries

7.PIEDMONT

& AOSTA VALLEY

PIEDMONT & AOSTA VALLEY, ITALY

Why You Should Go Now:

No Hit List is complete without Italy and Piedmont & the Aosta Valley in northern Italy is a fascinating land combining a potent collaboration of fine Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the most revered white truffles in the world, stunning mountain landscapes of the Valle d'Aosta, Roman legacies and impeccable monuments that stood the passage of time. 

Best Time To Visit:

For winter sports fanatics, the Aosta Valley in northern Italy presents an incredible opportunity to combine skiing and snowboarding in the Alps with historical and heritage discovery. Cross over then from April to June and you have superb weather to explore its ancient monuments in comfort. Autumn from October to November thrills with a kaleidoscope of colors blanketing the rolling vineyard landscapes.

To Access Our Piedmont & Aosta Valley Itinerary

6.TOHOKU, JAPAN

TOHOKU, JAPAN

Why You Should Go Now:

Tohoku has been at the heart of Beyond X Boundaries' intimate project since our foundation. One of the most misunderstood and less-trodden regions in Japan, Tohoku thrills with the most incredible offerings anywhere in Japan could offer. The best cherry blossoms, the most jaw-dropping ski fields, an exciting array of food, sake, hot springs. Do we need to continue? 

Best Time To Visit:

Depending on your agenda, whether it's cherry blossoms-hunting from mid to late April, the fascinating summer festivals in August, the stunning foliage colors in autumn in October to early November or the snowy paradise from December to March, Tohoku thrills in every aspect and more. 

Project Tohoku:

Project Tohoku is an embodiment of Beyond X Boundaries' spirit to preserving the culture and heritage of Northern Japan - away from mass produced programs. Henceforth, we do not publish programs or sample journeys for the Tohoku region, preferring to tailor make for your most intimate enjoyment. Comprising Fukushima, Yamagata, Miyagi, Akita, Iwate and Aomori Prefectures, we design journeys best suited to your theme of travel, food, culture, hot springs, sports and nature. Speak with us for your own private sojourn of Tohoku.