For many, movies are a big part of life – with sights, sounds and stories that offer an escape to every corner of the globe. This summer and fall, seven new, travel-inspired movies will premiere on the silver screen and for those moviegoers inspired to seek adventure after seeing one of these films, well, Exodus Travels has some suggestions.
In fact, the adventure tour operator offers over 600 tours in more than 100 countries, meaning movie fans can visit wherever Hollywood inspires them to go.
As for a little bit of inspiration for your next trip, here’s a round up seven films premiering in the summer and fall of 2019:
The Lion King – Premiering July 18
It’s finally here – the long-awaited remake of the classic Lion King story comes to the silver screen using first-of-its-kind photorealistic computer-generated animation – and it’s getting rave reviews suggesting the film will be a new family classic.
This reboot will be sure to inspire nostalgic fans and their little ones to see Simba in real life, so consider spotting a pride of lions within the grasslands of The Maasai Mara on Exodus’ 7-day Kenya Family Wildlife Quest tour.
Safari-goers will also learn about the local conservation work being done at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, which protects young elephants until they can be released back into the wild.
And for those who romanticize the sweeping plains of the pride lands in The Lion King, they’ll delight in the Cape Family Adventure. Expert local guides lead groups across the cliff face of Cape Point, on kayaking trips during whale season and on “Scootour” drives to view abundant wildlife at Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.
Changeland – Premiering June 7
Changeland is the story of two friends who embark on a journey to Thailand and discover their own relationship may be more strained than they realized — but it’s nothing a vacation can’t fix. For the BFFs who are long overdue for their next big bonding escape, Exodus’ 15-day Thai Indochina Explorer tour includes a visit to the ancient ruins of Angkor, jungle trekking at Khao Yai National Park and multisensory exploits in Bangkok?s famous street food scene.
Families looking to leave the modern world behind for a technology detox will love the remoteness of the 14-day South East Asia Adventure Family Holiday – where social media can [almost] be forgotten. Discover a cultural staple of Thai life, the Cai Be floating market, or embrace the local way of life at a Vinh Long island homestay, where guests will sample local dishes and leave with plenty of stories to share.
Frozen 2 – Premiering Nov. 22
Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna are back to embark on a mission that takes them far away from the comforts of their home, the kingdom of Arendelle. While the sisters may live in a fantastical Nordic-inspired country, the five-day Iceland Northern Lights tour offers a similar magical quality with breathtaking glacier lagoons and dazzling solar activity taking place overhead.
Frozen fans who dream of meeting Sven, Kristoff’s reindeer sidekick, will fall in love during a visit to a reindeer farm in Finland on the 8-day Finnish Winter Adventure Family Holiday.
Meanwhile, in Norway, home to some of the world’s most striking fjords, feel like the Snow Queen herself upon summiting Galdøpiggen, the highest peak in the country, on the 8-day Walking the Fjords tour.
Dora Lost City of Gold – Premiering July 31
In this live-action film for grown-ups and kids alike, Dora sets out to save her parents while uncovering a mysterious ancient Inca civilization. But she can’t do it alone, so Dora enlists the help of some familiar faces such as Boots, the monkey, her cousin Diego and other friends.
Those searching for their own wild adventure should look no further than the last remote frontier on the nine-day Amazon Rainforest Cruise. From the comforts of the luxury riverboat Zafiro, guests will experience customary shaman blessings, spot famous pink river dolphins and learn to make traditional Peruvian cuisine with the help of expert local guides.
The Essential Peru 15-day tour also provides an experience that Dora would certainly approve of – including trekking to the unique Inca Saywiti stone and Tarawasi ruins, which are linked to ancient civilizations that remain unknown today.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Premiering Dec. 19
This ninth chapter in the blockbuster Star Wars saga, set in a galaxy far, far away, has long been anticipated.
Adventurers will be inspired to visit an astro-themed destination that is also far, far away – the Arctic. With endless star spotting opportunities at night and a stop at the Andoya Space Center, Exodus’ Arctic Lights & Whales 5-day tour is well-suited to real-life “Skywalkers” who want to expand their interstellar knowledge.
For a solar experience, travellers can venture to witness a total eclipse on the 11-day Chile Eclipse: Elqui Valley tour. Experience the country draped in darkness over a glass of Chilean wine at one of Chile’s Maipo Valley vineyards or in the space-like flatlands of the Atacama salt flats.
Spiderman, Far From Home – Premiering July 5
Peter Parker is back as Spiderman and he’s jetting off to Europe for a much-needed vacation. But things go awry when mysterious creatures begin causing havoc across the continent.
Prospective superheroes dazzled by the historic monuments featured throughout the film will enjoy UNESCO sites on Exodus’ eight-day Journey Through the Czech Republic tour. Famous for its abundance of castles, like the aristocratic Kromeríz Castle, lush gardens and the infamous Skull church, the Czech Republic will transport travellers back in time.
For a bit more glamour, the eight-day Trails & Treasures of the Amalfi Coast tour promises the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhennian Sea and the thrill of a private boat-ride over to the mystic islands of Capri.
Where’d You Go Bernadette – Premiering Aug. 16
When a Seattle woman named Bernadette Fox disappears, her husband and daughter set off on an exciting adventure to Antarctica to uncover the hidden trail of clues hinting at where she may have gone.
The earth’s polar regions have long been considered the epicenter for explorers. Travellers can venture to the land of ice on their own epic expedition on the 11-day Antarctic Peninsula Adventure tour.
Self-identified marine die-hards will find themselves completely immersed in Antarctic wildlife on the Antarctic Explorer 11-day tour, as guests hop on zodiacs to visit penguin rookeries, scout for the elusive Leopard seal and complete live field studies of Humpback and Minke whales.
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