Looking for Tour Inspiration? These Are Summer’s Hottest Spots

The hottest destinations of the summer offer plenty of inspiration for future trips.

person getting out of an Intrepid Travel tour van in Morocco
(Photo: Intrepid Travel)

If you’ve traveled at all this summer, you’ve probably noticed pre-pandemic level crowds (and prices) in popular spots around the world. In this travel upswing, what destinations are seeing the biggest surges in popularity? 

Intrepid Travel has just named its hottest destinations of summer, and unsurprisingly, the list offers plenty of inspiration for travelers looking for their next adventure. 

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According to Intrepid’s Matt Berna, “We’re also seeing more travelers book last minute at the risk of missing out on an adventure during an exciting summer for travel.” And even if summer isn’t in the cards, most of the destinations on this list would be great in other seasons as well, when prices trend lower and booking tends to be easier. 

Here are Intrepid’s most popular tours this summer:

TourScoop Takeaway

We love lists like this because they give us a peek into how evergreen favorites and emerging popular spots are faring in this post-pandemic travel world. The lineup suggests that people are getting out there for a variety of reasons: to see top sights, to visit faraway spots with the structure of a group trip, and to push their physical limits to see some of the most beautiful places on earth.

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Christine Sarkis is the co-founder of Vacationist Media and editor-in-chief of TourScoop and FamilyVacationist.com. She is the former executive editor of SmarterTravel.com, a travel publication owned by Tripadvisor. Her work has been published in dozens of publications including Conde Nast Traveler and USAToday, and she has been quoted in print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also offered tips for travelers on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now.