Come sundown, there’s more to nighttime fun than hitting the clubs or bars. From viewing the Milky Way from a mountain peak to kayaking in bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, night owls will have a whale of a time soaking up these travel adventures.
Experience a ghost tour in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic
Bio Bay Kayak Tour, Puerto Rico
Watch the water come alive with ‘stars’ as you navigate your kayak across Bio Bay, otherwise known as Laguna Grande, located near Fajardo in Puerto Rico. The bioluminescent bay is one of the few scattered around the country, and one of the last that remain in the world. The tranquil bay is surrounded by mangroves, but while there is wildlife in the greenery, the greatest sight is still that of the microorganisms glowing like stars beneath the waters. For best visibility, plan your trip on a new moon night, when the sky is at its darkest.
Ghost Tours, Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic has had a dark, dramatic past filled with wars, conflicts and plague epidemics, among other tragedies, making it the perfect backdrop for a ghost tour. Experience traces of Prague’s haunting history with an eerie guided walk down the cobblestoned alleys of the Old Town. Along the way, your guide will regale you with bone-chilling tales of death, demonic visions and the spirits that still linger around town. There are several tour operators offering different variations of this tour.
The archaeological site of Petra is illuminated by 1500 candles come nightfall
Petra by Night, Jordan
One of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra becomes truly magical come nightfall, when it is shrouded in the light of over 1,500 candles. Organised every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Petra by Night is a two-hour ticketed experience that includes a walk down the Siq to the Treasury, live traditional Jordanian music and story-telling. It’s atmospheric and thoroughly memorable.
Milky Way on Mount Pulag, Philippines
The third highest peak in the Philippines, Mount Pulag is known for its for its scenic beauty as well as stunning vistas — its famous ‘sea of clouds’, as well as unparalleled views of the Milky Way. For this overnight journey, you will do well to travel with a guide, who can support you to safely navigate and ascent the mountain, especially in time to see the Milky Way in all its glory, and later on, the ‘sea of clouds’. Don’t forget your camera.