Add a splash of colour to your travels with these eye-catching escapes

29 May 2020

The world is eagerly awaiting our return and right now, we’re dreaming of all the destinations we can’t wait to visit once travel returns.

So, to add a splash of colour and brighten up your week, we’ve selected our favourite colourful hotspots that can be seen around the world that make for an eye-catching escape. 

Vinicunca “Rainbow Mountain”

There are many reasons to visit Peru, from its spectacular landscapes to its hybrid mix of native and Spanish culture and its most famous landmark Machu Picchu, but there are many more things for you to explore in this fascinating and diverse country.

Discovered only four years ago, Vinicunca is known as the ‘mountain of seven colours’ has become a social media sensation for travellers. Be wowed by the mountains unique marble effect with layers of gold, lavender, red and turquoise towering into the sky. This candy-striped mountain is well worth a visit.

Jaipur “The Pink City”

Home to royal palaces and historical forts, Jaipur is one of India’s architectural wonders. Famous for its Rajasthani food and rich culture, the entire city is painted pink. Part of the Golden Triangle circuit, the city is a true photographers paradise with its intriguing pastel pink buildings which have become especially popular on social media. Jaipur's most distinctive landmark, the Hawa Mahal, is also one of its most alluring sites and sits in the heart of the extraordinary Pink City.

Mauritius “Seven Coloured Earths”

Discover the Seven Coloured Earths for a truly magical experience in Mauritius. Located in Chamarel, the fascinating sand dunes are made up of seven distinct colours with ripples of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow. Sat within lush tropical forest, the site is well-positioned to allow you tag on a visit to the nearby Chamarel Waterfall, one of the most iconic on the island and the highest waterfall in Mauritius.  

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park “Rainbow Springs”

One of the largest hot springs in the United States and the third-largest in the world, The Grand Prismatic Spring is an iconic spot in Yellowstone National Park. The spring’s vivid colouration is the result of the microbial mats found around the edge of the mineral-rich pool.

Soak up the vibrant rainbow colours of red, orange, yellow and blue, created by this natural science experiment, whilst you take in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the National Park.

Burano “The Colourful Island”

Famous for its eye-catching colourful houses, Burano is an island of Venice and made up of a group of small islands all linked together by a series of bridges. As you stroll through the streets of the tiny island, you’ll notice that each house is painted with bright colours and all feature a different colour from the last. For Italian culture and vibrant architecture, its worth adding Burano to your travel bucket list.

Cuba “Captivating Colours of Havana”

Known for its vibrant culture, idyllic beaches, and lush greenery, Havana is arguably the most colourful city in the Caribbean – quite the achievement in such an exotic region of the world. Wander the cobbled streets and take in the beautiful stretch of colourful colonial-style buildings. Experience Cuba’s charm in one of the many multi-coloured 1950s convertibles as you cruise along the Malecón.


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