6 Destinations that Have the Wow Factor - Brownell Travel

6 Destinations that Have the Wow Factor

There are so many places to explore in the world, and it can be difficult to decide where to go. But no worries! Our partners at Lakani World Tours have experiences all over the globe that suit travelers of all interests. For more than 30 years, the team at Lakani has been crafting itineraries to all corners of the world. Your advisor will work closely with Lakani to create the perfect adventure for you.

Wondering where to start? Here are six destinations that have the wow factor:



Delve into Renaissance art and architecture, picturesque villages and vineyards, and Roman artifacts and natural waterways of Italy. An expert guide shows you the best of Florence, Tuscany, Venice, and Rome on a 10-day pre-designed private tour.

Lakani Experience Highlights:

  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • See the leaning tower of Pisa
  • Wander through Tuscan hill towns of San Gimignano, Lucca, and Siena
  • Cruise the canals of Venice and step inside the Doges Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark’s Square
  • Tour historic Rome, the Vatican, and the Coliseum.

Pro Tip: Want to explore other spots in Italy? No problem! Lakani can include destinations like Puglia, Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast, and more in your itinerary.


Discover why the “Land of the Rising Sun” is becoming a top destination for US travelers. Travel in a private car, accompanied by an expert guide who will share with you the rich history and centuries-old traditions that are central to life in Japan.

Lakani Experience Highlights:

  • See Tokyo’s modern skyscrapers amidst peaceful old shrines and temples.
  • Admire the Imperial Palace Plaza and its manicured gardens.
  • Venture into the scenic countryside to Nikko, home of the mausoleums of the Tokugawa Shoguns with ornate shrines and temples, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the bronze Great Buddha of Kamakura en route to Hakone, near Mt. Fuji.
  • Cruise Lake Ashi, take a gondola across Owakudani Valley, and overnight in an exclusive ryokan.
  • Explore Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital that is known for traditional handicrafts and culture. Participate in a Tea Ceremony in a private home, learn how to wear a kimono and the art of Calligraphy.

Pro Tip: This is just the tip of what you can experience in Japan. If you have more time, Lakani and Brownell will expand your trip to cover more of the country on a longer and more in-depth experience.


Explore Israel, the sacred land of the Jews and early Christians, with an expert guide leading the way.

Lakani Experience Highlights

  • Cruise the Sea of Galilee and gain an insider’s view of Israel’s communal living when you visit a Kibbutz and socialize with its residents.
  • Follow in pilgrims’ footsteps as you walk the Via Dolorosa and observe the stations of the cross in Jerusalem.
  • Stand at the Wailing Wall, considered one of the most important Jewish sites in the world.
  • Ascend Masada by cable car and see the remnants of the fortress.
  • Take a dip in the Dead Sea.

Pro Tip: While you work with your advisor and Lakani to plan your trip, be sure to share your interests. The team will then make sure you spend just the right amount of time in each destination based on your preferences.


Step back into history and discover the treasures of Jordan.

Lakani Experience Highlights:

  • Walk the cardo maximus lined with columns and see the impressive remnants of the ancient city of Jerash, still under excavation today.
  • Enter the rose-red city of Petra through the Siq and admire The Treasury which has stood there for 2500 years. Wander through the expansive archeological site and realize the remarkable stone-carving skills of the Nabataeans who settled there in the 4th century BC.
  • Venture into the desert by 4WD and visit Wadi Rum, inhabited since prehistoric times. Meet its current Bedouin residents and learn about their lifestyle.
  • Rejuvenate yourself in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.

Pro Tip: Consider combining this itinerary with Israel, and experience two destinations that have the wow factor in one amazing trip!


Experience the culture, history, and landscapes of Morocco.

Lakani Experience Highlights:

  • Roam old Medinas and Kasbahs, taking in Jewish Quarters, Mosques, and Palaces.
  • Visit a pilgrimage site in Meknes and Roman ruins in Volubilis.
  • Drive through the imposing Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert and the towering sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, where your luxury desert camp awaits.
  • Explore Ouarzazate at the edge of the Sahara, a notable film-making location for movies from Lawrence of Arabia to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
  • Stop by Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot for lunch or perhaps spend the night there
  • Explore Marrakesh, home to the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa, as well as Souks, gardens, art galleries, palaces and sights.

Pro Tip: You could spend multiple days exploring Marrakesh, so allow plenty of time to experience this city in the beginning or end of your trip.


Become immersed in Alpine living in a fairytale land of scenic mountains, magnificent waterfalls, and pristine lakes, with sounds of cowbells and alphorns, and the taste of culinary delights throughout!

Lakani Experience Highlights:

  • Walk the Old Towns of Zurich, Lucerne, and Bern with a private expert guide to share with you the history and folklore.
  • Relax in the picturesque village of Interlaken and take the scenic cogwheel railway to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station. Standing amidst snow and ice on the observation deck 3454 feet above sea level with panoramic views is simply unforgettable. Then step inside for a tasty cheese fondue, a Swiss specialty.
  • Visit a cheese factory and sample the rich, aged cheese for which Switzerland is famous.
  • Experience a cooking class or chocolate sampling and take in a folkloric show.

Pro Tip: The cultural and adventure possibilities are endless in Switzerland, so allow plenty of time to explore this country.


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