If you're looking for a perfect destination for you and your loved ones this year, take a look at these 5 beautiful countries that may blow your mind. You may not have thought of these destinations before, but you may change your mind after looking at these underrated countries.

1. Jordan

Floating in the Dead Sea and visiting Mt. Nebo are just the tip of the iceberg in this land of epic adventures and lost cities. If you’re a solo backpacker open to new experiences, we recommend taking time to visit Bedouin communities. Bedouins are semi-nomadic town dwellers, who historically inhabit remote communities, in their homes of goat-hair tents. Many campsites in Jordan provide a taste of the Bedouin lifestyle.

In the day, take a tour of the sand dunes and pyramids from the rear of a camel. By the evening, walk below desert stars, or learn a couple of ancient dance moves.

2. Indonesia

Often, when people think of Indonesia, Bali is what comes to mind. However, being comprised of over 17,000 islands, there’s a lot more to the country. Indonesia is home to over 200 of the world’s coral reefs. There are many opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving, for both beginners and experienced divers.

The biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur, which dates back to the ninth century, is found in Java. One of the best times to visit the temple is early in the morning, when you can catch the sunrise while standing at the top.

3. Belarus

Belarus has recently emerged as one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations. With relaxed visa requirements, a remarkable ensemble of cafes, and a rocking nightlife, it barely comes as a surprise. Belarus is blessed with natural attractions and beautiful wildlife. You’ll be able to find traces of history at every turn, from the Stalinist structures of Minsk, to the National Memorial Complex in Khatyn.

If you’re seeking a romantic getaway, Belarus doesn’t disappoint. Steeped in mystery and legend, the Narach National Park was voted one of the most romantic places to travel with your sweetheart.

4. São Tomé & Príncipe

The chances of having heard of Sao Tome and Principe before reading this list may be small, for some readers. Composed of 2 islands, it's the second smallest African country, with a population of only 1,90,000 people. It was a Portuguese Colony until 1975, therefore the official language remains Portuguese.

You can't take a vacation here without entering Bom Bom Island. It's a perfect location for those fascinated by deep ocean fishing, or observing humpback whales in all their glory.

5. Belize

Just as you thought things couldn’t get better, Belize presents a world of Central American jungles, water adventures, and Mayan culture. If you’re a lover of spontanious adventures, Belize could be what you’re searching for. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, the little country boasts pristine beaches, year-round warm weather, and the world-renowned, Blue Hole.

Belize is also popular for its complex cave systems. Reportedly, these caves were used by the Mayans to conduct sacred ceremonies and rituals.