We are a sucker for a good sunrise or sunset – no two are ever the same and the colours make for the perfect Instagram photo! Seeing the sky gracefully morph is such a memorable experience and here’s where to see the best around the world.
Sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey
While its torture when your alarm rings before dawn and you have to crawl out of your cave, it’s well worth it to see the magical sunrise. Cappadocia is a unique cultural, historical and geological tourist destination with rock formations referred to as ‘fairy chimneys’ – although some of you may think they resemble something else. There’s heaps of hikes or quad biking to do in the area but you will kick yourself if you don’t do a hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
Experience the calming drift into the valley on a tour of Turkey with guaranteed departures all year-round.
Sunset in Santorini, Greece
There’s nothing better than to sit back and relax with a frosty beverage as the sun goes down. Santorini is a must for any Euro-trip and probably the most popular of the Greek Islands due to the picturesque white-washed buildings, towns frightfully hanging from the cliffs and ocean views. There’s debate about whether Fira or Oia is the best place to see the sun set but with such vibrant red, pink and purple hues, it’s breathtaking where ever you are.
We suggest sailing in Greece and island hopping in summer for the perfect sunset-watching experiences.
Sunset in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
After a big day of adventure including camel riding or jeep safariing, it’s time to soak up the serenity of the Sahara Desert. There’s no need to fight the crowds as there’s plenty of space to sit atop the rolling sand dunes to watch the sun go down. On our 8-day Adventure Morocco tour, we spend the evening under the stars by the campfire, then sleep at a desert camp. In the morning you have the opportunity to get up for an equally spectacular sunrise or even practice some yoga on the sand!
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