WHAT’S HOT THIS WINTER

You want to escape the British weather or try something new this winter but don’t know which destinations have the best experiences and hottest weather to offer? Below is our collection of ideas of where to head to from November to April, from breathtaking safaris in Botswana, festive Christmas markets in Germany and meeting Orang Utans in Borneo to an introduction to the vibrant land of India, we know where to go and when.

November

Oman Desert, Beach & Culture

Immerse yourself in Arabic beauty, tradition and sights. World Heritage sites to explore include the 13th century Bahla Fort and the fascinating protohistoric site of Bat. A must-do activity is spending a couple of nights under the stars after a desert drive along the sand dunes, of course followed by camel riding or falconry! Not to mention the glorious beaches and warm hospitality. 020 7666 1220

 

Chile North to South 

Stretching from the red sands of the Atacama Desert in the extreme north, to the glaciers and dramatic granite pillars of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, this two week private tour takes in Chile’s most impressive highlights. Ideal for November travel, this trip includes a cruise through the Chilean fjords and two days in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aries. 020 7666 1261
 

December

Christmas Markets of Germany 

Get into the Christmas spirit with this magical tour, taking in the country’s best traditional Christmas markets including Leipzig, Dresden, Annaberg and Bamberg. Tuck into a delicious Bratwurst and warm your cockles with some spiced Gluehwein as you stroll the stalls of handcrafted Christmas gifts from each region. 020 7666 1299
 
Best of Far East – Hong Kong & Borneo 10 nights from £1895 per person including flights
 
Spend 7 nights at Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, set on the edge of the rainforest nature reserve and a beautiful white sandy beach, making it the perfect location for both idyllic relaxation and wildlife exploration. From your own hotel enjoy the Jungle Walk and Orang Utan Canopy Walkway! Then spend 3 nights in the heart of breathtaking Hong Kong. 020 7666 1220
 

January

Thailand City & Coast 

Experience both sides of tantalising Thailand, from Bangkok to Koh Samui. Staying in fabulous Anantara hotels you will be set to explore the contrast of old and new in Bangkok from the modern malls to centuries-old architecture. Then enjoy a week of blissful island life. 020 7666 1220
 
Riviera Maya Beach & Culture  9 days from £2200 per person
 
Spend January in the picture-perfect Riviera Maya. Combine your passions by reclining on the beach and snorkeling in crystal clear waters before exploring the spectacular Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza, the archaeological site of Ek Balam and the charming town of Merida. 020 7666 1261
 

February

Green Season safari in Botswana 

Take advantage of the Green Season and travel to some of Africa’s most iconic wildernesses for less. The bush is at its most verdant, with abundant birdlife and plenty of young animals. This six-night lodge-based private tour visits the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari. 020 7666 1261
 
The Maldives 7 nights from £1435 per person including flights, breakfast and transfers
 
The feeling of entering an exclusive paradise starts with your seaplane journey. Once you touch down on your Atoll, the glistening clear blue waters, untouched sandy beaches and lush vegetation will be all you can see. With the trend being just one luxury hotel per island, you will have privacy, peace and personalised service to enjoy. 020 7666 1220
 
Reykjavik City Breaks 4 nights from £735 per person including flights, breakfast and transfers
 
Reykjavik offers both a proud heritage with a modern spirit. Here you will find world-class restaurants, art and history museums, as well as stylish bars, all against the snowy mountain backdrop. Combine this with attractions such as Gullfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs and spectacular Northern Lights, as well as time spent in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, and you have a break you will never forget! 020 7666 1299
 

March

Heritage Golden Triangle 

Get a magical introduction to India on our tour of the Golden Triangle. Take in the vibrant colours and scents of the land, from the bustling markets and rickshaws on the Chandni Chowk, the pink city of Jaipur to the glistening majestic Taj Mahal. Perfect timing for the elephant festival! 020 7666 1220
 
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Northern Tanzania Under Canvas 8 days from £2150 per person inc flights, transfers, safari and meals as per itinerary
 
Get as close as possible to nature by sleeping under domed canvas tents with this small group tour to northern Tanzania. Start with the backdrop of Kilimanjaro at Arusha, from which you will explore the Serengeti plains and Lake Manyara National Park by four-wheel drive. If there are already 4 people in your party, this turns into a private tour! 020 7666 1261
 

April

Classic Inca Trail 

Spend 10 days exploring the best of Peru. Take the guided trail from Cuzco along the Urubamba River to the archeological site of Llaqtapata and Sayacmarca and the rural town of Huayllabamba. Enjoy the vibrant landscapes along the trail, following the orinigal Inca trail. The pinnacle is reaching the iconic site of Machupicchu. 020 7666 1261
 

Bratislava City Break 

Join Slovakia in celebrating 20 years of independence. Compact and cosmopolitan, Bratislava’s cobbled streets are easy to explore on foot. Admire the superbly restored Old Town and it’s elegant Baroque architecture, take time to peruse the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, and join the fun at a traditional Slovak beer hall. 020 7666 1299