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  • Jul 19, 2018
Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Article by Martha Hales

There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found all over the globe. It is therefore rather difficult to decide which ones to prioritise visiting - whether that's the ever popular Taj Mahal or the lesser-known segments of the Great Wall of China. We've picked out some of our favourite UNESCO recognised sites to help narrow your search.


  • JapanCambodiaJordan, +15
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicHistoryHighlights, +1
  • Jul 12, 2018
Kenya's lesser-known wildlife

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Everyone knows about the Big Five and the major wildlife to be seen on safari, but what about the other animals that dwell within Kenya's borders? From the long necked gerenuk to the shy pangolin, Kenya is home to some truly remarkable wildlife that you should be just as excited about seeing.


  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path, +1
Great trip to Morocco, wonderful guides

– Sarah from London, UK

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • June
  • Jul 11, 2018
Where to go hiking in China

Article by Kati Taylor

China is a vast country filled with magical landscapes, many of which are best seen on foot. With the help of our local experts, we've pulled together a few of the best places to go hiking in China, from the beautiful rice terraces of Longji to the dramatic slopes of Tiger Leaping Gorge.


  • China
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
Indonesia - Java, Bali, Papua

– Tony from UK

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • May
A well organised and fascinating trip to Georgia

– Phil from Liverpool

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • June
  • Jul 9, 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to Brazil

Article by Samantha Fergusson

With the help of our local experts, we have put together the ultimate digestible travel guide to Brazil. Learn about the customs, the cuisine and where you should have on your list to explore, be that the Pantanal, the winding streets of Salvador or the crystal clear pools of Lençóis Maranhenses...


  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCulturalFamily, +12
2 week trip to Costa Rica

– Debra from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • June
Poly - the best travel partner ever

– Bala from UK

Travelled to Brazil


  • Brazil
  • June
Excellent trip to Georgia, wonderful local help from our guide Tamaz

– Olivia from London

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • June
  • Jul 5, 2018
China's most beautiful landscapes

Article by Samantha Fergusson

China is a land for photographers and dreamers. It holds some of the world's most fantastic landscapes within its borders, with mountains that pierce through the Sea of Clouds, placid winding rivers, rainbow rocks and fairytale forests. Discover our favourite Chinese landscapes here...


  • China
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicOff the Beaten Path, +1
  • Jul 3, 2018
Cycling in Japan

Article by Martha Hales

If you are thinking about taking a cycling holiday in Japan, then look no further. We have gathered together a list of the best places to go in order to pedal through the country's most beautiful scenery, across the longest cable suspended bridges and along breathtakingly beautiful coastlines...


  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +3
  • CyclingAdventureCoast
  • Jul 2, 2018
Where to see whales

Article by Martha Hales

There is little more exciting than to see the Earth's largest creature breaking the ocean's surface before crashing back into the water... Here we've looked at the best countries in which to go whale watching, from the warm waters of Costa Rica to the stunning seascapes of Iceland.


  • South AfricaMadagascarCosta Rica, +3
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeUnique to TravelLocal
Fantastic trip to Ghana, Togo & Benin

– alan from Australia

Travelled to Ghana, Togo, Benin


  • GhanaTogoBenin
  • June
FANTASTIC COSTA RICAN ADVENTURE

– Julie from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • June
Totally wonderful Transcaucasian tour - so good we're already talking of doing it again.

– Lesley and Julian from Australia

Travelled to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia


  • AzerbaijanGeorgiaArmenia
  • June
  • Jun 28, 2018
When and how to see the northern lights in Iceland

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Planning a holiday to Iceland to see the northern lights? We've looked into the best times to go to see them, as well as where to go in Iceland for the best possible views.


  • Iceland
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • AdventureWonders of the World
  • Jun 24, 2018
Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Article by Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...


  • BorneoBrazilChile, +5
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Fabulous trip to Armenia!

– Carol from California, USA

Travelled to Armenia


  • Armenia
  • May
  • 11 days
  • from £1,990pp
Classic Rajasthan
Trip idea in India

  • India
  • NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +2
  • Jun 22, 2018
The wildlife conservation successes of Nepal

Article by Martha Hales

Nepal is home to some of Asia's most exciting and endangered wildlife. Conservation efforts have seen great results for the protection of vulnerable animals, including snow leopards, one-horned rhinos, gharial crocodiles and Bengal tigers. Discover more about these exemplary efforts in our article.


  • Nepal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • SafariWildlife
  • 9 days
  • from £5,060pp
Kenya: Ultimate Safari
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • AprilMayJune, +1
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeSafari, +2
Week in Jordan

– David from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • June
  • 8 days
  • from £1,040pp
Highlights of Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • HighlightsWildlifeBoat Journeys, +1
The Perfect Honeymoon

– Sumon from London, England

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • April
  • 19 days
  • from £3,580pp
Ultimate Jordan Adventure
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • MarchAprilMay, +3
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +6
  • Jun 15, 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to India

Article by Samantha Fergusson

A kaleidoscope of colour and a riot of smells, sounds and flavours... India is a country that has tantalised travellers for generations. Whether you are drawn there by the lure of the temples, the incredible people, the fabulous cuisine or the endangered wildlife, we've put together the downloadable Ultimate Guide to India to help you plan your trip.


  • India
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicAdventureCoast, +16
  • Jun 14, 2018
Hiking in India

Article by Martha Hales

From the peaks that rise above the tea plantations of Kerala, to the frozen rivers and soaring altitudes of mountain treks in the Himalayas, India is incredible for hiking. We've worked with our local experts to gather the best regions and their treks to help inspire your next walking holiday.


  • India
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • Jun 13, 2018
Birding in Uganda

Article by Martha Hales

Uganda is one of Africa's most wonderful birding destinations. With the help of our local experts, we've put together some information on the best places to go birding and what wonderful species you may spot there...


  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • SafariWildlife
  • Jun 11, 2018
The Zebra Migration: Africa's longest land migration

Article by Martha Hales

Only recently discovered, the journey undertaken by zebras through Botswana and Namibia is Africa's largest land migration, longer even than the Great Migration itself. Learn more about this natural marvel...


  • BotswanaNamibia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeGreat Journeys
Fabulous trip to Uganda

– Julie from Northumberland, UK

Travelled to Uganda


  • Uganda
  • May
  • 28 days
  • from £3,910pp
Ultimate Nepal
Trip idea in Nepal

  • Nepal
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +3
  • AdventureClassicCultural, +4
  • 12 days
  • from £3,300pp
Luxury Malaysia
Trip idea in Malaysia

  • Malaysia
  • MarchAprilMay, +5
  • CoastCulturalLuxury, +4
Japan - Intense, Delightful, Delicious

– Jenny from USA

Travelled to Japan


  • Japan
  • March
  • Jun 4, 2018
What to do in Kazakhstan

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Whether you are drawn to the vast landscapes, the culture or the history, Kazakhstan has plenty to offer the intrepid traveller. Find out what we think are the top things you should consider doing when you visit, from sliding down singing sand dunes to exploring ancient remnants of the Silk Route.


  • Kazakhstan
  • MayJuneSeptember, +7
  • CulturalAdventureHistory, +2
  • 12 days
  • from £3,830pp
Luxury Borneo
Trip idea in Borneo

  • Borneo
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureColonial EraCultural, +5
  • 26 days
  • from £5,430pp
Ultimate Namibia
Trip idea in Namibia, Botswana

  • NamibiaBotswana
  • AprilMayJune, +4
  • AdventureCulturalHighlights, +6
Really enjoyable and informative trip to China

– Sue from UK

Travelled to China


  • China
  • May
Fabulous holiday in Costa Rica

– Angela from England

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • May
Simply outstanding

– Michael from Sheffield UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • May
  • Jun 1, 2018
Medellín’s wonderful Flower Festival

Article by Claudia Posada-Fawcett

From fantastic live music to the iconic "silletero" parade, this Colombian festival litters the streets of Medellin with colour, flowers and tradition. Read on to find out more about this annual event, which celebrates the cultural identity of this flourishing destination.


  • Colombia
  • August
  • FestivalsCultural
  • 11 days
  • from £3,500pp
Luxury Ethiopia
Trip idea in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • CulturalHighlightsHistory, +5
  • 17 days
  • from £3,750pp
Hiking trails of China
Trip idea in China

  • China
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • AdventureCulturalFood & Drink, +2
  • May 31, 2018
Hiking in Madagascar

Article by Martha Hales

From the soaring highlands of the Andringitra Mountains to the diverse ecosystems of Masoala National Park, Madagascar is a fantastic place to go hiking - and how better to see the wildlife than on foot? Spot chameleons, lemurs and numerous birds and insects in these fantastic hiking destinations.


  • Madagascar
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • AdventureCoastOff the Beaten Path, +3
  • 10 days
  • from £1,470pp
Imilchil Wedding Festival
Trip idea in Morocco

  • Morocco
  • AugustSeptember
  • CulturalHistoryOff the Beaten Path, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £4,470pp
Luxury Rajasthan
Trip idea in India

  • India
  • JulyAugustSeptember, +6
  • ClassicCulturalHighlights, +3
  • 17 days
  • from £3,670pp
Morocco: a trip of a lifetime
Trip idea in Morocco

  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFood & DrinkGreat Journeys, +2
  • May 30, 2018
Discovering Kerala

Article by Charlotte Binns

Nicknamed the 'land of the coconuts,' Kerala is a land of emerald backwaters, lush tea plantations and beautiful beaches. Here, we show a selection of some of the gems that Kerala has to offer...


  • India
  • MarchFebruaryJanuary, +3
  • Boat JourneysClassicUndiscovered Beaches, +3
Fantastic trip to Georgia

– David from Wales

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • May
  • 25 days
  • from £4,200pp
Ultimate India
Trip idea in India

  • India
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
  • ClassicCulturalFamily, +6
Amazing Honeymoon, Top Marks to TravelLocal's Partner!

– Peter from Bournemouth, UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • April
Wonderful holiday to Georgia

– James from London

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • May
  • May 21, 2018
What to pack for gorilla trekking

Article by Martha Hales

It is the lifelong dream of many to see the highly endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Our local experts in Rwanda and Uganda have put together a list of the most crucial bits and pieces that you should bring with you to feel fully prepared for this incredible adventure.


  • RwandaUganda
  • JuneJulyAugust, +3
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +2
  • May 17, 2018
Top 10 things to do on a Namibia honeymoon

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, a wildlife lover, a stargazer, a romantic or simply like a bit of an adventure, Namibia is the place for your honeymoon. We've selected some of our favourite experiences that are perfect for a break with your newly-wed, from hot air ballooning through Sossusvlei, to doing safari in Etosha...


  • Namibia
  • AprilMayJune, +4
  • HoneymoonAdventureBoat Journeys, +2
  • 19 days
  • from £4,810pp
Luxury Panama
Trip idea in Panama

  • Panama
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
  • CoastCulturalLuxury, +4
  • May 15, 2018
The pirates of Madagascar

Article by Kati Taylor

This dreamy paradise of white sands and bobbing palm trees has a fascinating history - featuring pirates! In the 17th century, many men of the sea made Madagascar their home and their graves can still be seen in the hills above the sea... read on to discover more about this intriguing time.


  • Madagascar
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • AdventureHistoryCoast
  • 11 days
  • from £3,010pp
Luxury Nicaragua
Trip idea in Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
  • AdventureCoastCultural, +3
  • May 14, 2018
The wildlife of Namibia

Article by Samantha Fergusson

The wildlife in Namibia is as beautiful and varied as the landscapes. Spot gemsbok scaling sand dunes, admire elephants as they gather at the watering holes and gaze up at the giraffe as they graze. The land mammals are as intriguing as the marine life... Discover more about Namibia's animals.


  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +4
  • CoastSafariWildlife
Amazing Trip to Jordan

– Andrea from Malta

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • May
  • May 11, 2018
Festivals in China

Article by Charlotte Binns

China has an abundance of colourful and cultural celebrations, as varied as its culture. Here we explore just a few of these traditions and delve into their ancient roots.


  • China
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFestivalsHistory, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £2,690pp
A Luxury Family Holiday in Nicaragua
Trip idea in Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +4
  • 11 days
  • from £1,990pp
Two 'Stans' Tour: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Trip idea in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan

  • UzbekistanKazakhstan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • CulturalCross BorderHistory, +2
Interesting Holiday in Morocco

– Roger from Wales, UK

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • May
  • May 9, 2018
Hiking in Ethiopia

Article by Martha Hales

Ethiopia offers some of the planet’s most epic landscapes, many of which are crisscrossed with hiking trails just waiting to be explored. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite areas in this incredible hiking destination.


  • Ethiopia
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeCultural
  • 8 days
  • from £3,990pp
Luxury Bhutan
Trip idea in Bhutan

  • Bhutan
  • MarchAprilMay, +3
  • CulturalHighlightsHistory, +3
  • 12 days
  • from £2,010pp
A luxury family trip to Myanmar
Trip idea in Myanmar (Burma)

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
  • ClassicFamilyLuxury, +1
  • 8 days
  • from £1,510pp
Luxury Family Holiday Panama
Trip idea in Panama

  • Panama
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
  • AdventureCoastBoat Journeys, +4
  • May 7, 2018
Festival of Roses

Article by Martha Hales

Here we explore Morocco's springtime Festival of Roses, based in the town of El Kelaâ M’Gouna in the Dades Valley. This sensory delight has been held annually since 1962 as a celebration of the harvest of rose petals.


  • Morocco
  • May
  • CulturalFestivalsWildlife
Great trip to Morocco

– Frances from England

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • April
  • 11 days
  • from £4,320pp
Exclusive Luxury Safari
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • LuxuryHoneymoonOff the Beaten Path, +2
  • 16 days
  • from £2,890pp
Luxury Ghana
Trip idea in Ghana

  • Ghana
  • JulyAugustDecember, +3
  • ClassicLuxuryCultural, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £2,060pp
Luxury Kyrgyzstan
Trip idea in Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • LuxuryCulturalHistory, +4
  • May 2, 2018
The history of Gion Matsuri

Article by Martha Hales

Japan’s most celebrated and impressive festival dominates the city of Kyoto for the month of July. Read on to find out more about the Gion Matsuri festival and its fascinating history.


  • Japan
  • July
  • CulturalFestivals
  • 14 days
  • from £3,830pp
Luxury Georgia
Trip idea in Georgia

  • Georgia
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • LuxuryHighlightsFood & Drink, +2
  • May 1, 2018
Take the family to India

Article by Martha Hales

Open your family’s eyes to all the colour and wonder of India, one of the most exciting destinations out there. Fire your children’s imaginations by going in search of tigers, on houseboat adventures or on explorations to ancient palaces. Here are our top tips for holidaying with your family in India.


  • India
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilyCulturalBoat Journeys, +2
  • 9 days
  • from £2,940pp
Luxury Jordan
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Boat JourneysClassicCoast, +6
  • Apr 30, 2018
Hiking in Namibia: Fish River Canyon to the Olive Trail

Article by Martha Hales

Do you like the sound of hiking through the stunning landscapes of Namibia? Our on-the-ground Namibian experts have picked out some of the best places to trek in their country, from through the winding gorge of Fish River Canyon, to by the cool pools of the Waterkloof Trail...


  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • Apr 29, 2018
The beautiful beaches of Kenya

Article by Charlotte Binns

Kenya is renowned for being one of the major safari destinations of the world. Here, we offer some recommendations of the most idyllic beaches in Kenya that deserve not to be overlooked.


  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
  • Undiscovered BeachesBoat JourneysWildlife, +1
  • Apr 28, 2018
The wildlife of Morocco

Article by Justine Cross

Very few people think of wildlife when they consider a holiday to Morocco. Our friend, Justine Cross, explored Morocco's lesser-known wildlife hot spots, from Paradise Valley in the High Atlas to the Souss-Massa National Park. Here's what she had to say...


  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • Apr 26, 2018
Get to know Antananarivo

Article by Corinne Homer

Madagascar's capital city is one with an intriguing past involving ancient royal families and invasion. We've put together a quick city guide to help you make the most of your time in Antananarivo, from where to eat to what to see and do.


  • Madagascar
  • MayJuneJuly, +5
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink
  • Apr 25, 2018
Inside the walls of Cartagena

Article by Claudia Posada-Fawcett

The colourful colonial town of Cartagena is the place to be for historical marvels, fantastic food and live music. Read on to discover more about this increasingly popular destination, bursting with energy and culture.


  • Colombia
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +1
  • HistoryFood & DrinkCultural
  • 10 days
  • from £2,540pp
Ten days in Central Asia: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Trip idea in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

  • KazakhstanKyrgyzstan
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • CulturalHistoryAdventure, +2
  • Apr 23, 2018
What you need to know before you go on safari

Article by Samantha Fergusson

If you've never been on safari before and aren't sure where to go or how to go about planning it, then we have the answers. Our local experts have answered some key FAQs to get you started on planning a safari of a lifetime.


  • KenyaTanzaniaSouth Africa, +4
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • SafariWildlife
  • 15 days
  • from £4,490pp
Luxury Argentina
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • Wonders of the WorldBoat JourneysLuxury, +5
  • Apr 18, 2018
Wildlife in Tanzania

Article by Kati Taylor

Tanzania is, quite simply, a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you want to trek with chimpanzees, take a safari through the Serengeti or simply marvel at wide open skies and sprawling plains, Tanzania is the perfect place for you.


  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicWildlifeSafari
Amazing China!

– Anthony from London UK

Travelled to China


  • China
  • March
  • Apr 16, 2018
Off the beaten track in Laos

Article by Martha Hales

One of the lesser-visited countries in Southeast Asia, Laos is a fascinating destination. Whether you have visited before or you simply want a more unique experience, our local experts are perfectly positioned to take you off the beaten track in Laos, exploring enormous caves and soaring plateaus...


  • Laos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureBoat JourneysCultural, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £4,830pp
Luxury Colombia
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
  • CoastCulturalFood & Drink, +4
Jordan is amazing....and so are Travellocal

– Pippa from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • March
Very enjoyable, very smooth

– david from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • April
  • Apr 13, 2018
How to honeymoon in Argentina

Article by our local expert, Laura

Argentina is a country of stunning landscapes, bustling nightlife and incredible wildlife. One of our local experts in Argentina, Laura, has selected some of her top recommendations for the perfect honeymoon in this beautiful country.


  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • HoneymoonLuxuryFood & Drink, +2
  • Apr 12, 2018
The photogenic landscapes of Namibia

Article by Charlotte Binns

Namibia offers some of the most stunning, picture-perfect landscapes on earth. We've picked out some of the most photogenic areas to add to your gallery, from the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei to the colonial coastal gem of Swakopmund.


  • Namibia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • HighlightsSafariWildlife, +1
Great holiday - input provided by local travel agent was invaluable

– Colin from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • March
  • Apr 9, 2018
Best things to do in Tanzania

Article by Martha Hales

Tanzania is a magical country where you can have any number of holidays! Go on the ultimate safari holiday in the Serengeti, or scale the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, or simply relax on the pearl-white beaches of Zanzibar. Whatever piques your interest, we've picked out some of the best things to do in Tanzania.


  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CoastClassicSafari, +7
  • Apr 6, 2018
All you need to know before you visit the Iguazu Falls

Article by our local expert, Laura

One of our Argentinian local experts, Laura, offers her top tips for visiting the beautiful surroundings of the UNESCO recognised Iguazu Falls, as well as tips for seeing the impressive cascade itself.


  • ArgentinaBrazil
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember, +1
  • AdventureGreat JourneysWildlife, +1
Excellent short introduction to Panama

– Lauraine from Australia

Travelled to Panama


  • Panama
  • April
  • Apr 5, 2018
When and where to see the Great Migration

Article by Huw Owen

The Great Migration is one of Africa's most unique and majestic sights. Here, we've put together a brief guide of where to go at what times of year to see the best of this natural spectacle, where wildebeest and zebras risk their lives to make it to pastures new.


  • TanzaniaKenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Wonders of the WorldWildlifeSafari
Absolutely amazing trip to Jordan

– Karolina from London

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • March
  • Apr 4, 2018
Best things to do in Madagascar

Article by Martha Hales

Nicknamed the ‘Eighth Continent’, Madagascar is one of the most unique destinations in the world, and it boasts a multitude of attractions. With the help of our local experts, we've picked out the highlights to help you decide what to do on your Madagascar holiday.


  • Madagascar
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeUndiscovered BeachesCoast, +1
  • Apr 2, 2018
Celebrating Cusco's sacred Sun Festival

Article by Claudia Posada-Fawcett

Cusco's Inti Raymi festival fills its streets with flowers, dancing, life and colourful costumes. Here we have gathered together some fascinating details about its history and current festivities. Read on to discover more.


  • Peru
  • CulturalFestivalsFood & Drink, +1
This was a near perfect trip which fitted the requirement to see the places the people and learn about life in Uzbekistan.

– Nick and Jen from Chester

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • March
Fantastic holiday to Morocco!

– Claire from Somerset, UK

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • April
Great holiday, fantastically arranged with only very minor items of feedback

– elizabeth from Portsmouth, UK

Travelled to Chile


  • Chile
  • April
Great trip to Jordan

– Dave from England

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • April
Magical Trip

– Anne from Live in Germany

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • March
Really wonderful trip!

– Miranda from UK

Travelled to Iran


  • Iran
  • April
Costa Rica customised holiday

– Darius from Ireland

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • April
Memories are made of this!

– Sian from Canterbury, UK

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • March
Great family holiday adventure to Vietnam - hit the spot!

– liz from Caterham, Surrey

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • March
Fabulous trip to Indonesia

– Helen from UK

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • March
Superb organisation, an excellent trip to India

– richard from Solihull

Travelled to India


  • India
  • March
Fantastic trip really well organised

– Richard from UK

Travelled to Iran


  • Iran
  • April
Bhutan - great trip, wonderful trek, excellent guides

– Chris from New Forest UK

Travelled to Bhutan


  • Bhutan
  • April
A wonderful trip to Jordan with wonderful sights

– Janette from England

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • April
Splendid Vietnam

– Mary from Canada

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • March
Wonderful Trip to Peru!

– Diane from Calgary, Alberta

Travelled to Peru


  • Peru
  • March
  • 19 days
  • from £4,530pp
Iceland Grand Discovery
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Self-driveWalking & HikingHistory, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £1,520pp
Magical Myanmar
Trip idea in Myanmar (Burma)

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +7
  • HistoryCulturalClassic, +1
Costa Rica is definitely worth a visit!

– Lauraine from Australia

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • March
  • Mar 29, 2018
Madagascar's wonderful wildlife

Article by Martha Hales

When a chunk of land around the size of France split off from the African continent more than 150 million years ago, a fascinating evolutionary chain of events was set in motion. Discover Madagascar's incredible wildlife, from leaping lemurs to the most picturesque moths you've ever seen.


  • Madagascar
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • 8 days
  • from £1,230pp
Young Explorers: a family holiday to Iceland
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • AprilMayJune, +4
  • FamilySelf-drive
  • Mar 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan: World Nomad Games

Article by Martha Hales

Wondering whether to book a trip to Kyrgyzstan to see the 2018 World Nomad Games? This thrilling event with all its excitement, adventure and cultural insight is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness proud local traditions in action against a spectacular backdrop.


  • Kyrgyzstan
  • September
  • CulturalHighlightsFestivals
  • 7 days
  • from £1,050pp
Winter Wonders and Delicious Detours
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • AdventureClassicFood & Drink, +1
  • 8 days
  • from £1,600pp
Iceland's Ring Road Highlights
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • AprilMayJune, +3
  • Self-driveWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
  • Mar 25, 2018
What to do in Kyoto

Article by Martha Hales

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural heart, and the flow of history and traditions has continued uninterrupted here for well over 1,300 years. There’s so much to see on a visit to Kyoto, so here are some highlights to help you make the most of your time there.


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
  • 11 days
  • from £2,290pp
Arctic Iceland
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • CoastCulturalSelf-drive, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £2,860pp
Iceland's Majestic Fjords
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathSelf-drive, +2
  • 7 days
  • from £1,500pp
Geysers, Glaciers and Waterfalls
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • AprilMayJune, +3
  • ClassicSelf-driveCultural
  • Mar 23, 2018
Off the Beaten Track in Vietnam

Article by Martha Hales

A trip to Vietnam wouldn’t be complete without including the popular honeypots of Hoi An, Hanoi and Phu Quoc, but should you want to find some quieter corners, this blog post offers some of TravelLocal’s favourite places to get off the beaten track in Vietnam.


  • Vietnam
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathCoastUndiscovered Beaches
Great experience in Costa Rica! Loved the country!

– Gail from Sweden

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • 8 days
  • from £1,790pp
Northern Lights and Glorious Glaciers
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • AdventureClassicHighlights, +2
Indonesia trip - went like clockwork

– Ian from Windsor

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • March
Fantastic Costa Rica trip terrifically planned

– Sam from London

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • March
  • Mar 18, 2018
Japanese Festivals

Article by Kati Taylor

When it comes to festivals, nowhere does it quite like Japan. Here, we've looked at some of the most intriguing festivals that this beautiful country has to offer.


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FestivalsCulturalFood & Drink
We had a wonderful trip - very well planned and executed by TravelLocal's local India partner

– Maurice from London, UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • March
  • Mar 16, 2018
Japan's gorgeous gardens

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Japan is known for having some of the world's most breath-taking gardens scattered across its islands. From the utter tranquillity of a UNESCO recognised moss garden in Kyoto, to the myriad paths of the most beautiful landscape gardens, discover what we think are the best gardens in Japan.


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicCultural
  • Mar 16, 2018
The Jordan Hiking Trail

Article by Martha Hales

What better way to get to know the drama of Jordan’s scenery than by travelling it on foot, across the green groves of the north, through desert canyons and to the Red Sea coast? Here we offer a brief introduction to each section and all there is to be seen on this incredible route.


  • Jordan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingCulturalCoast, +2
Absolutely first class trip to India

– maria from Wales

Travelled to India


  • India
  • March
  • Mar 16, 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to Japan

Article by Martha Hales

Discover Japan’s venerable culture, with its celebrated sights and its off the beaten track gems. Hike through rustic villages and forested valleys or follow ancient pilgrimage routes to enchanting temples in the hills, with the help of our Ultimate Guide!


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathFood & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
Costa Rica Feb 23 Mar 13 2018 - A superbly organised trip

– Chris from United Kingdom

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • Mar 15, 2018
An overview of Japanese cuisine

Article by Samantha Fergusson

From ramen to gohei mochi, Japanese cuisine is as eclectic as it is delicious. Here we've looked at the key dishes that you are likely to come across in your travels - though there are likely to be many more to discover - as well as advice for those with specific dietary requirements.


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFood & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
  • Mar 14, 2018
Blooming beautiful: the cherry blossom of Japan

Article by Corinne Homer

Discover the best spots to see the blooming of Japan's famous cherry blossom, a.k.a. sakura. From the parks of Tokyo, to the streets of Kyoto and the forest-clad slopes of Nara, Japan is bedecked in delicate pink flowers from March until April each year, and we can help you get there...


  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay
  • ClassicFestivalsHistory
  • 16 days
  • from £4,570pp
Luxury Cambodia
Trip idea in Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • LuxuryCulturalFood & Drink, +5
Brilliant trip, met all our expectations

– Gillian from Cheshire, England

Travelled to Tanzania


  • Tanzania
  • February
  • Mar 11, 2018
Searching for symbols: Japan’s treasured animals

Article by Corinne Homer

It is no secret that the Japanese have great respect for the creatures that share their islands. Shinto beliefs have much to do with this, and you can see evidence of this all over Japan. Find out which animals are held in highest esteem and where you can see them and their effigies...


  • Japan
  • JanuaryMarchFebruary, +9
  • CulturalUnique to TravelLocalWildlife
Holiday of a lifetime in Oman!

– Elaine from Scottish Borders

Travelled to Oman


  • Oman
  • March
  • 9 days
  • from £920pp
Family Jordan
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • AprilMayOctober, +6
  • FamilyAdventureHistory
Our Jordan Adventure.

– Jennifer from U.K.

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • February
Great Trip! Well planned on short notice!

– John from Colorado

Travelled to Ecuador


  • Ecuador
  • February
  • 10 days
  • from £1,850pp
Uzbekistan in Style
Trip idea in Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • CulturalFood & DrinkHighlights, +2
Sri Lanka offer so much more than tea!

– Hilary from England

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • February
  • 15 days
  • from £1,520pp
The essentials of Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • ClassicWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,650pp
Rainforest & Savannah of Western Uganda
Trip idea in Uganda

  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilySafariWildlife
Great trip to India

– Cristiana from Portugal

Travelled to India


  • India
  • March
TravelLocal's Vietnamese partner is definitely recommended

– Gerard from UK

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • January
  • Mar 1, 2018
Holi: Festival of Colour

Article by Martha Hales

The festival of colour is probably one of India's most famous religious festivals, and is celebrated all over the world. Here's all you need to know about it's origins, where to celebrate it and what to expect...


  • India
  • March
  • FestivalsCulturalHistory
Excellent Trip to Costa Rica - Excellently Organised

– Jo from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
Suzanne's trip to Ghana

– Suzanne from America (lives in Niger)

Travelled to Ghana


  • Ghana
  • March
Lujan was really efficient, helpful and nice. She chose a good friendly hotel, in a quiet and residential part of Buenos Aires, good eating places around, and the trip to Salta was wonderful, all went like clockwork.

– Maureen from Near Oxford

Travelled to Argentina


  • Argentina
  • March
Great trip to Iceland - TravelLocal really understood the brief and delivered an ideal itinerary

– Clare from London

Travelled to Iceland


  • Iceland
  • March
An Excellent Survey Tour of Morocco

– John from Toronto

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • February
Fantastic trip

– Michael from UK

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • March
it was the best holiday we have ever had!!!

– Anne from England

Travelled to Brazil


  • Brazil
  • February
Well organised trip to Costa Rica, great guides

– Irene from England

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • 13 days
  • from £3,360pp
Kenya's Rural Highlights
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathWildlifeSafari
Really good trip to Jordan

– Hannah from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • March
  • 14 days
  • from £5,300pp
Jungle Trails of Madagascar
Trip idea in Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • AprilMayJune, +5
  • Walking & HikingAdventureCoast, +3
  • Mar 1, 2018
A Brief History of the Silk Route

Article by Martha Hales

Learn about the silk route, from its origins in an Empress's cup of tea to it's fruition throughout Asia and much of the eastern countries of Europe. Great characters such as Marco Polo and Tamerlane had roles to play, and you can follow in their footsteps...


  • ChinaUzbekistanIndia, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryWonders of the World
  • 15 days
  • from £1,680pp
Active Adventure in Sri Lanka
Trip idea in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,160pp
Family fun in Madagascar
Trip idea in Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • AprilMayJune, +5
  • CoastFamilyWildlife
Vietnam

– Samantha from UK

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • March
Great trip to Argentina

– Joan from Ireland

Travelled to Argentina


  • Argentina
  • February
  • 7 days
  • from £1,580pp
Biking the Noto Peninsula
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • AprilMayJune, +6
  • CyclingOff the Beaten PathCoast
  • Feb 28, 2018
Exploring Ecuador

Article by Martha Hales

Wondering what to do when you visit Ecuador? Here are some of our top recommendations, from hiking around Cuicocha Lake to exploring the historic towns of Quito and Cuenca.


  • Ecuador
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingAdventureWildlife, +2
Lovely Holiday in Costa Rica

– Margaret from Hertfordshire

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • 13 days
  • from £3,240pp
Culture of the Malagasy
Trip idea in Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalCoastHistory, +1
Super trip well organised in Morocco

– Brian from Uk

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • February
Great holiday to Costa Rica

– Marianne from Orpington, Kent, UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • 14 days
  • from £3,990pp
Safari & Zanzibar
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • CulturalCoastFamily, +2
  • 8 days
  • from £1,920pp
Climb Kilimanjaro: Machame Route
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +4
  • AdventureWalking & HikingWildlife
  • 7 days
  • from £1,760pp
Ultimate Short Safari
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • AdventureSafariWildlife, +1
  • 7 days
  • from £2,590pp
Best of the Big Cats
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingSafari
  • 9 days
  • from £2,240pp
Climb Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Route
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +4
  • AdventureWalking & HikingWildlife, +1
  • 9 days
  • from £2,750pp
Safari Adventure
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • AdventureWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
Short trip in Colombia

– John from UK

Travelled to Colombia


  • Colombia
  • February
A very interesting & informative trip

– Shena from UK

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • February
Fantastic trip in a beautiful country

– Stephanie from London, UK

Travelled to Myanmar (Burma)


  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • January
  • Feb 21, 2018
10 things to know before you go to Argentina

Article by our local expert, Laura

One of our local experts in Argentina, Laura, lends her knowledge for what you should know before heading on your tailor-made holiday to Argentina.


  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalWalking & HikingCultural, +1
  • Feb 19, 2018
Icelandic Cuisine

Article by Claudia Posada

Icelandic cuisine is wonderfully varied, unusual, and ridden with fascinating history. From dried Harðfiskur fish bites to world-class hot dogs, and international eateries, this increasingly popular destination offers something for everyone.


  • Iceland
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & DrinkCulturalFamily
  • 10 days
  • from £1,710pp
Hiking trails of Namibia
Trip idea in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +6
  • Walking & HikingCoastOff the Beaten Path
Amazing trip and perfect organization

– Sophia from Switzerland

Travelled to Argentina


  • Argentina
  • February
  • Feb 16, 2018
All you need to know about Chinese New Year

Article by Martha Hales

All you need to know about Chinese New Year: it's origins, history, the traditions and the superstitions. Read on to find out more...


  • China
  • JanuaryFebruary
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +1
Great visit to southern Ghana, Feb 2018

– Peter from UK

Travelled to Ghana


  • Ghana
  • February
Costa Rica, a beautiful place to travel

– Bo from Sweden

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • January
  • Feb 12, 2018
Get to know São Paulo

Article by Martha Hales

Explore the bustling metropolis of Sao Paulo, largely undiscovered by tourists - magnificent galleries, a park to rival New York's, and a thriving mix of cultures.


  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicColonial EraCultural, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £970pp
Jordan's history & culture
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • AprilMayOctober, +9
  • HistoryCulturalWalking & Hiking
Awesome Sri Lankan Adventure

– Angie from Hampshire UK

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • January
  • Feb 6, 2018
Introducing Iceland

Article by Samantha Fergusson

We've gathered together some helpful information for travellers planning a trip to Iceland, from the best time to go, to general Iceland facts and tips for food and drink...


  • Iceland
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalHighlightsFood & Drink, +2
  • Feb 6, 2018
The wonderful waterfalls of Iceland

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Whether you are a keen photographer, or a simple traveller seeking spectacular sights, Iceland has some incredible waterfalls for your admiration...


  • Iceland
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
  • Feb 6, 2018
Iceland's hiking hotspots

Article by Jon Evans

If you love nothing more than lacing on your hiking boots and setting out into the wilderness, then Iceland is for you. Here, we've picked out some of the hiking highlights to be had.


  • Iceland
  • AprilMayJune, +3
  • AdventureWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
  • 28 days
  • from £4,900pp
Ultimate Central Asia
Trip idea in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

  • KazakhstanKyrgyzstanUzbekistan, +1
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • Cross BorderCulturalHistory, +3
Wonders of Costa Rica

– Pete from UK (travelled with my cousin and her husband from USA)

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • January
  • 16 days
  • from £1,680pp
Family Trip to Brazil
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureBoat JourneysFamily, +3
Everything to perfection for our trip to India.

– Richard from United Kingdom

Travelled to India


  • India
  • January
Excellent holiday to Malaysia

– Julia from Cornwall

Travelled to Malaysia


  • Malaysia
  • January
Great trip to Cape Town, wine lands and garden route

– John from UK

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • January
  • 14 days
  • from £3,560pp
A honeymoon in Namibia
Trip idea in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +4
  • AdventureCoastHoneymoon, +4
  • 10 days
  • from £860pp
Classic Family Tour of Morocco
Trip idea in Morocco

  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicFamilyHistory
Interesting and enriching trip for Winter sun

– Claire from Cambridge UK

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • February
Costa Rica

– Ken from England

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • 11 days
  • from £2,670pp
Kenya's Safari Highlights
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureFamilySafari, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £2,260pp
Luxury Armenia
Trip idea in Armenia

  • Armenia
  • AprilMayJune, +2
  • CulturalFood & DrinkHistory
  • 14 days
  • from £3,030pp
Madagascar's Beautiful Beaches
Trip idea in Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • CoastHoneymoonLuxury
  • 10 days
  • from £1,630pp
Winter sun
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Undiscovered BeachesHistoryCoast
Wonderful trip to Nicaragua!

– Hilary from Finchampstead, Berks

Travelled to Nicaragua


  • Nicaragua
  • January
  • 14 days
  • from £2,150pp
Heritage towns
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • FebruaryMarchJanuary, +9
  • CulturalColonial EraUndiscovered Beaches, +1
Amazing trip to Costa Rica - Mariana went above and beyond

– Kunal from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
Great trip in Costa Rica

– neil from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • January
  • Jan 31, 2018
The temples of Nepal

Article by Martha Hales

Nepal is a fascinating country, and its temples are something to be marvelled at. A wonderful mix of religions worship right alongside each other - a fantastic way to discover Nepalese culture.


  • Nepal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistory
  • 14 days
  • from £6,020pp
Luxury Malawi
Trip idea in Malawi

  • Malawi
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • CoastLuxuryHoneymoon, +5
  • 15 days
  • from £2,450pp
Local Colombia
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • FebruaryJanuaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathHistory
  • 5 days
  • from £1,110pp
Colombia's Caribbean Paradise
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CoastHoneymoonUndiscovered Beaches, +1
Tour of Panama - Great!

– Carol from Brooklyn, NY

Travelled to Panama


  • Panama
  • January
  • Jan 26, 2018
Off the beaten track Peru

Article by Claudia Posada

Here we've looked at the best lesser-known treks and alternative experiences in Peru to get you off the beaten track in this wonderful country.


  • Peru
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingCultural
Fantastic holiday with an exceptional driver/guide. The local company was amazing.

– Ruth from Devon, South West England

Travelled to Uganda


  • Uganda
  • January
Fantastic trip to India we loved all the guides the driver and all the help and information we received. Cannot fault anything.

– Yvonne from England

Travelled to India


  • India
  • January
  • 7 days
  • from £1,160pp
Classic Colombia
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • FebruaryJanuaryDecember, +9
  • ClassicColonial EraHistory, +1
Great trip, some lovely hotels.

– Miriam from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • January
  • 14 days
  • from £7,320pp
Luxury Namibia
Trip idea in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +4
  • LuxuryClassicWildlife, +3
  • Jan 24, 2018
Best things to do in Nicaragua

Article by Martha Hales

From relaxing on tropical beaches, to exploring historic towns, to scaling live volcanoes - Nicaragua truly has it all as a holiday destination! Find out about the best things to do here...


  • Nicaragua
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £2,300pp
Around Iceland
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • ClassicCoastCultural, +2
Very well organised North to South Vietnam trip - Towns, Countryside and People

– juliet from UK

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • January
Our wonderful week in Morocco

– Trish from Shropshire

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • January
Unforgettable trip to Oman!

– Elisa from UK

Travelled to Oman


  • Oman
  • January
Amazing trip yet again, thanks to your team.

– JACQUELINE from Wales UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • February
Just perfect; a brilliantly organised, authentic trip by local company in Uganda

– Graham from UK

Travelled to Uganda


  • Uganda
  • January
  • Jan 17, 2018
A South African city guide: from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Article by Misty Foster

South Africa's cities are hives of activity, bursting with culture, markets, spectacular sites and a fascinating history. Discover some unusual and exciting things to do when you visit.


  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicTrain JourneysFood & Drink, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £2,630pp
Luxury Family Tour of Morocco
Trip idea in Morocco

  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • LuxuryFamilyCultural, +1
  • 12 days
  • from £7,630pp
Nepal in Style
Trip idea in Nepal

  • Nepal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • AdventureLuxuryCultural, +4
  • Jan 15, 2018
Get to know Luang Prabang

Article by Martha Hales

This stunning UNESCO listed city is a wonderful introduction to the colourful culture of Laos. Discover the best temples, the cuisine and stunning surroundings with this city guide.


  • Laos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink
  • 14 days
  • from £3,550pp
Classic Kenya
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • SafariWildlifeLuxury, +2
  • Jan 12, 2018
Take your family to the Galapagos Islands

Article by Martha Hales

Take the family to the Galapagos archipelago to unwind whilst following in Darwin's footsteps, learning about some of the world's most fascinating wildlife.


  • Galapagos IslandsEcuador
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CoastFamilyAdventure, +3
  • 8 days
  • from £820pp
Taste of Morocco
Trip idea in Morocco

  • Morocco
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +6
  • Food & DrinkCultural
  • 15 days
  • from £7,980pp
Luxury Kenya
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JuneSeptemberOctober, +2
  • CulturalSafariLuxury, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £1,530pp
Off the beaten track in Senegal
Trip idea in Senegal

  • Senegal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • Off the Beaten PathWildlifeCoast, +1
  • Jan 10, 2018
Aline Sitoé Diatta: Senegal's Joan of Arc

Article by Martha Hales

Aline is a strong symbol of resistance and liberty, having lead and encouraged her people to push back against French colonial rule. Discover her story and how she is still remembered in Senegal...


  • Senegal
  • HistoryCultural
  • 14 days
  • from £3,370pp
Kenya for the Family
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • FamilySafariWalking & Hiking, +4
  • 8 days
  • from £1,660pp
The Lamu Archipalago
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +1
  • HoneymoonLuxuryCoast
  • Jan 8, 2018
Top 5 destinations for history lovers in 2018

Article by Polly Allen

From the Silk Route's path through Kyrgyzstan to the pirate defences of Panama and the winding streets of Chile's Valparaiso... read on to discover the most exciting destinations for history lovers.


  • KyrgyzstanJordanChile, +2
  • ClassicHistoryCultural
  • 12 days
  • from £3,100pp
Best of Chile
Trip idea in Chile

  • Chile
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
  • AdventureClassicCultural, +1
Incredible India!

– Nicola from Switzerland

Travelled to India


  • India
  • December
Fantastic trip of beautiful Sri Lanka thanks to Viraj

– Rosemarie from Scotland

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • January
  • Jan 5, 2018
Off the beaten track in Jordan

Article by Martha Hales

Jordan is the home of the magical Petra and the mysterious Dead Sea, but what other fascinations does it hide within its borders? Here, we've found some of its gems that lie off the beaten track.


  • Jordan
  • Off the Beaten PathCulturalClassic, +2
Absolutely amazing attention to detail in Brazil

– Gary from London, UK

Travelled to Brazil


  • Brazil
  • December
Fabulous trip to India!

– Jackie from U.K.

Travelled to India


  • India
  • December
The best way to visit Argentina

– Elizabeth from UK

Travelled to Argentina


  • Argentina
  • December
Costa Rica - a very special little country

– charlotte from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • December
  • Jan 2, 2018
A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Article by Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.


  • South AfricaLaosSri Lanka, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • Boat JourneysCoastClassic, +3
  • 4 days
  • from £700pp
Luxury weekend in Amman
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • LuxuryFood & DrinkHistory, +1
  • Jan 1, 2018
A January update from TravelLocal HQ

Article by Huw Owen

TravelLocal founders and Managing Directors, Huw and Tom, give us an update on what we've been up to here in Bristol and what you can expect to see in future...


  • BrazilJapanNamibia
  • Unique to TravelLocal
  • 10 days
  • from £3,130pp
Iceland's Scenic Trails (group tour)
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • JuneJulyAugust, +1
  • Walking & HikingWonders of the WorldCultural, +1
An exceptional Myanmar trip thanks to an inspired itinerary

– Monica from Hamburg

Travelled to Myanmar (Burma)


  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • November
We had an absolute fabulous time in Colombia.

– Andrew from London

Travelled to Colombia


  • Colombia
  • December
  • Dec 26, 2017
Get to know Kampala

Article by Martha Hales

Discover the chaotic, charming bustle of Kampala. Varied street food, vast markets filled to bursting with goods of all kinds and the wonderful Ugandan people.


  • Uganda
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +1
  • Dec 24, 2017
Where to go in 2018... and why!

Article by Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...


  • PanamaArgentinaJordan, +9
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicCoast, +8
  • Dec 22, 2017
The best alternative skiing destinations

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Here are some of our favourite lesser-known skiing and snowboarding hotspots! From the off-piste mecca of Argentina to the 3 metres deep snow blankets of Georgia...


  • KyrgyzstanArgentinaGeorgia
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
  • AdventureFamilyOff the Beaten Path
TravelLocal's partner provided great guides for Colombia excursions

– Cathleen from US

Travelled to Colombia


  • Colombia
  • December
A really special week in Ethiopia...

– Richard from Southern California

Travelled to Ethiopia


  • Ethiopia
  • December
'Unforgettable trip, full of culture and amazing landscapes'

– Marina from Spain

Travelled to Myanmar (Burma)


  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • November
Amazing trip to Costa Rica

– Matthew from London, England

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • December
  • Dec 18, 2017
Your Ultimate Guide to Indonesia

Article by Martha Hales

From where to find the orangutans to which are the best beaches, this guide gives you all the information you need to know before you go to Indonesia.


  • Indonesia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicUnique to TravelLocalCultural, +6
  • Dec 15, 2017
An interview with Olia Hercules on the writing of 'Kaukasis'

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Discover the delights of Caucasus cuisine with Olia Hercules - she has written a gorgeous cookbook with some of her favourite recipes inspired by the region.


  • ArmeniaGeorgia
  • CulturalFood & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
Excellent trip, our guides Philippe and Mamadou were exceptional

– Lisa from USA

Travelled to Senegal


  • Senegal
  • December
A very interesting country to visit.

– Joan from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • November
Excellent Adventure to Sri Lanka!!

– phyllis from London, UK

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • November
Great trip to India - every single detail thought of!

– Emile from UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • November
  • Dec 11, 2017
Japan: know before you go

Article by Martha Hales

Japan's culture and way of life is as unlike modern western culture as you can find! We've put together a guide of what you need to know before you go...


  • Japan
  • CulturalClassicUnique to TravelLocal
  • Dec 8, 2017
Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

Article by Martha Hales

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.


  • LaosEthiopiaIndia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCulturalCycling, +6
  • 14 days
  • from £1,070pp
Family Fun in Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +1
Fabulous Trip to India

– Caroline from UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • November
Fabulous South American trip

– Jon from Kent, England

Travelled to Argentina, Chile


  • ArgentinaChile
  • November
  • Dec 4, 2017
Our top five birding destinations

Article by Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the rocky shores of the Galapagos Islands, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list!


  • BrazilGalapagos IslandsUganda, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
  • SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • 9 days
  • from £1,970pp
Classic Iceland Circle (group tour)
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • AprilMayJune, +3
  • ClassicCoastWonders of the World, +1
Fabulous, well organized trip to Colombia, with excellent guides, drivers, hotels and tours!

– BEV from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Travelled to Colombia


  • Colombia
  • November
A West African Adventure

– Carl from Virginia, USA

Travelled to Ghana


  • Ghana
  • December
  • 13 days
  • from £2,560pp
In Search of Tigers
Trip idea in India

  • India
  • NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
  • WildlifeHistory
  • 7 days
  • from £1,550pp
Luxury Highlights of Morocco
Trip idea in Morocco

  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicCoastCultural, +2
  • 8 days
  • from £2,980pp
Mountain Gorillas & Virunga Volcanoes
Trip idea in Uganda

  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeSafari, +2
  • Nov 30, 2017
Your Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica

Article by Martha Hales

The perfect guide for discovering this magical country: pristine beaches, coral reefs with darting, jewel-like fish, mountains blanketed with tropical forests…


  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalCultural, +12
  • Nov 27, 2017
An interview with César Barrantes

Article by Kati Taylor

We sat down with César Barrantes from non-profit newspaper, The Voice of Guanacaste, which empowers Costa Rica's locals with knowledge, and found out more about what inspired him.


  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalUnique to TravelLocal
  • 12 days
  • from £2,040pp
Highlights of South America
Trip idea in Cusco, Argentina

  • Argentina
  • AprilMayJune, +5
  • AdventureCulturalHistory, +2
  • 9 days
  • from £1,050pp
Highlights of Patagonia
Trip idea in Argentina, Chile

  • ArgentinaChile
  • AprilOctober
  • Wonders of the WorldWalking & HikingAdventure
  • Nov 24, 2017
In search of Leopards

Article by Martha Hales

Here, we tell you the best places to seek out wild leopards, whether that's in the lush surrounds of Sri Lanka or the acacia trees of South Africa.


  • South AfricaNamibiaBotswana, +3
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeSafariAdventure
  • Nov 23, 2017
November News from TravelLocal HQ

Article by Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.


  • CambodiaVietnamIndonesia, +8
  • CoastCulturalUnique to TravelLocal, +1
  • Nov 22, 2017
Six fascinating temples in Asia

Article by Heather Gursky - Ecophiles Magazine

Some of the world's most beautiful temples can be found in Asia. Here, discover which to visit from the mountains of Burma to the forests of Japan...


  • Myanmar (Burma)MalaysiaIndia, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryWonders of the World
Excellent trip to a fascinating, hospitable country

– Molly from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • November
  • Nov 20, 2017
An interview with Mark Savage

Article by Huw Owen

We sat down with Mark Savage of Savage Selection to discover more about his passion for wine. Read on to discover where his love of finding fine wines began.


  • South AfricaChileArgentina, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalFood & DrinkLuxury
  • Nov 17, 2017
Take your family to the Middle East

Article by Martha Hales

Explore deserts by jeep and sleep under the stars in a bedouin tent, swim in sparkling wadi's, wander through ancient cities and take camel rides through the sand dunes...


  • OmanJordan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +3
  • Nov 14, 2017
An interview with our local experts in South Africa

Article by Martha Hales

We had a chat with Nick, our local expert in South Africa, who told us what he loves about the country, as well as what travellers mustn't miss when visiting this magical country.


  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalSafariWildlife, +2
Tip Top Tour of Uganda

– Margaret from Nottingham

Travelled to Uganda


  • Uganda
  • July
  • Nov 13, 2017
Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka

Article by Martha Hales

From UNESCO recognised ancient cities deep in the jungle, to fantastic wildlife safaris away from the hordes of tourists, discover where to go in Sri Lanka a little off the beaten track.


  • Sri Lanka
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCulturalFamily, +4
Really fantastic interesting trip to Indonesia

– Jill from Devon, UK

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • October
  • 8 days
  • from £1,540pp
Cambodia's Hidden Temples
Trip idea in Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • Off the Beaten PathWonders of the World
  • 14 days
  • from £3,470pp
Highlights of Chile
Trip idea in Santiago, Chile

  • Chile
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicHistoryOff the Beaten Path
  • 12 days
  • from £3,250pp
The Nakasendo Trail (Group Tour)
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkWalking & HikingCultural
  • 10 days
  • from £2,150pp
The Nakasendo Trail
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Walking & HikingFood & DrinkHistory, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £3,470pp
Shoguns and Samurai (Group Tour)
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeHistory, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £3,080pp
Shoguns and Samurai
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • WildlifeHistoryCultural
  • 11 days
  • from £3,470pp
Japan's Culinary Heritage (Group Tour)
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkClassicCultural, +1
  • Nov 10, 2017
Getting to know Tokyo

Article by Claudia Posada

This bustling, fast-paced metropolis is bursting with history, culture, and Michelin-star restaurants. Read on to discover more about this unusual but exciting hub.


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
  • 12 days
  • from £3,400pp
In the Shadows of Mountains (Group Tour)
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilJuly, +6
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory, +3
  • 8 days
  • from £2,030pp
Golden Route 8 Days
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • CulturalFood & DrinkHistory
  • 8 days
  • from £1,850pp
Classic Japan 8 Days
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory, +3
  • 14 days
  • from £3,430pp
Classic Japan 14 Days
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MayJuneSeptember, +6
  • CulturalFood & DrinkClassic, +3
  • 10 days
  • from £3,000pp
Beyond the Golden Route
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
  • 11 days
  • from £3,750pp
A Honeymoon In Japan
Trip idea in Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • CulturalWildlifeHoneymoon
  • Nov 8, 2017
Top foodie highlights of Rio de Janeiro

Article by Phileas French

Our friend, Phileas French, recalls the culinary delights of Brazil's thriving capital. From cassava chips to fab fish stew, read on to get your mouth watering.


  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
Great trip to Argentina!

– Mel from UK

Travelled to Argentina


  • Argentina
  • October
Fantastic trip that exceeded expectations

– Maxine from London

Travelled to Oman


  • Oman
  • October
  • Nov 6, 2017
Best things to do in Japan

Article by Samantha Fergusson

From skiing in the mountains of Hokkaido, to wallowing in hot springs with a view of Mount Fiji, to wandering the temples of Kyoto and the gardens of Tokyo, Japan has masses to offer...


  • Japan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicCultural, +8
Great trip in Jordan

– Marguerite from Ireland

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • October
  • 16 days
  • from £1,710pp
Adventurous Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • AdventureWildlifeWalking & Hiking
  • Nov 3, 2017
Best places to visit in Chile

Article by Claudia Posada

We've gathered together some of the top spots to discover in Chile, a country full of exhiliarating activities and beautiful scenery. Read on to discover more.


  • Chile
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
  • CulturalOff the Beaten PathAdventure
  • Nov 2, 2017
Your Ultimate Guide to Ghana

Article by Martha Hales

This is the ultimate guide of what you need to know before you go to Ghana. We've put together a brochure of information about currency, highlights, when to travel... if you have a question, we've answered it.


  • Ghana
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalWildlifeCultural, +6
Delightful holiday in Costa Rica

– teresa from Ireland

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • November
  • Nov 1, 2017
Where to see the best autumn colours

Article by Martha Hales

Autumn is the favourite season of many, heralding roaring fires, family gatherings and comfort food. It is also accompanied by some spectacular colours...


  • ArgentinaChinaGeorgia
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember
  • Unique to TravelLocalWonders of the WorldOff the Beaten Path
First class trip to India (Oct-Nov 2017)

– Gary from Bournemouth

Travelled to India


  • India
  • October
  • Oct 30, 2017
Halloween around the World: Culture and Customs

Article by Martha Hales

With Halloween on the horizon, we wanted to explore how this unique holiday is celebrated and perceived around the world. Read on to find out more...


  • PhilippinesChinaColombia
  • October
  • FestivalsCultural
  • 21 days
  • from £1,660pp
The Highlights of Java & Bali
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Food & DrinkCulturalAdventure, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £1,290pp
Culture & Adventure in South Sulawesi
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Walking & HikingFood & DrinkCycling
Uzbekistan: An extraordinary and fascinating country

– juliet from Abingdon and Edinburgh

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • October
  • 14 days
  • from £1,750pp
Flores Overland
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • WildlifeCoastAdventure
  • Oct 27, 2017
Get to know Yerevan

Article by Martha Hales

This Armenian city is a hub of culture, history and fantastic food, all resting in the shadow of a mountain. Discover more about what to do when you visit.


  • Armenia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +1
TravelLocal's experts and Mariana in particular were brilliant

– Andy from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • September
  • 8 days
  • from £730pp
Lombok: Volcanoes & Beaches
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • ClassicUndiscovered BeachesAdventure
  • 9 days
  • from £1,070pp
Kalimantan: Orangutans & Village life
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Off the Beaten PathWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +1
  • 16 days
  • from £1,170pp
Wild & Wonderful Sumatra
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • AdventureCulturalWildlife, +1
  • Oct 23, 2017
October News from TravelLocal HQ

Article by Tom Stapleton

Our founders, Tom and Huw, update us on the news from HQ, discussing our off the beaten track theme and announcing the imminent launch of new TravelLocal destination, Japan


  • South AfricaPanamaArgentina, +1
  • October
  • Unique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
  • Oct 23, 2017
An insight into the Gorilla Doctors

Article by Kati Taylor

This brilliant organisation provides crucial veterinary care to the endangered mountain gorillas. We caught up with one of their field vets to find out more.


  • Rwanda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalWildlifeSafari, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £1,610pp
Ultimate Undiscovered Islands
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • OctoberNovemberDecember
  • Undiscovered BeachesAdventureFood & Drink
Great India trip

– Una from Ireland

Travelled to India


  • India
  • October
Great tour around Georgia and Armenia!

– Robert from UK

Travelled to Armenia, Georgia


  • ArmeniaGeorgia
  • September
  • 10 days
  • from £1,600pp
Raja Ampat: Rural Life
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • Food & DrinkWildlifeCycling
  • 14 days
  • from £1,610pp
Taste of Indonesia
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +1
  • Food & DrinkCyclingWalking & Hiking
  • Oct 20, 2017
Undiscovered Argentina

Article by Samantha Fergusson

We’ve gathered some stunning off the beaten track ideas for travelling in Argentina while avoiding the hordes of tourists. Read on to discover more.


  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Boat JourneysWalking & HikingWildlife, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £2,440pp
Luxury Myanmar
Trip idea in Myanmar (Burma)

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • LuxuryClassicHistory, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £2,320pp
Ultimate Cambodia
Trip idea in Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • Oct 18, 2017
Where to go in November

Article by Martha Hales

November can be a gloomy month in much of the world. We’ve gathered stunning November holiday destinations to brighten your month, from Oman to Nicaragua.


  • SenegalOmanNicaragua, +1
  • NovemberDecember
  • Boat JourneysCoastWalking & Hiking, +1
  • 12 days
  • from £4,060pp
Laos in Luxury
Trip idea in Laos

  • Laos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryLuxury, +2
Unforgettable trip across China

– Suely from Brazil

Travelled to China


  • China
  • September
  • Oct 16, 2017
Take the kids to... Morocco

Article by Martha Hales

Morocco is a fantastic destination for families - children will be fascinated by snake charmers, thrilled by desert adventures, captivated by the ancient cities and delighted by the beaches.


  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilyCulturalFood & Drink, +1
A great travel experience to Uzbekistan

– Steve from Australia

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • September
  • 10 days
  • from £7,530pp
Primates & Predators Luxury Safari
Trip idea in Uganda

  • Uganda
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
  • LuxurySafariHoneymoon, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,620pp
Wilderness & White Waters of the Nile
Trip idea in Uganda

  • Uganda
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember, +9
  • WildlifeSafariCultural, +1
  • Oct 13, 2017
An interview with our local experts in Panama

Article by Kati Taylor

We spoke with Annie Young, our local expert in gorgeous Panama, who founded her own travel company in 1999. A born and bred Panamanian, she knows every inch of the destination and prides herself on offering off the beaten track travel experiences.


  • Panama
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureHistoryUnique to TravelLocal, +4
  • 12 days
  • from £4,070pp
Uganda to Rwanda Expedition
Trip idea in Rwanda, Uganda

  • RwandaUganda
  • JuneJulyAugust, +4
  • WildlifeAdventureCross Border, +4
  • 15 days
  • from £2,830pp
Charming Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten PathAdventure
Fantastic trip of a lifetime, love the TravelLocal concept

– Deidre from Germany

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • August
Wonderful time in Tehran

– Ian from SEVENOAKS, KENT. UNITED KINGDOM.

Travelled


  • September
  • Oct 11, 2017
Off the beaten path in South Africa

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Aside from classic destinations like the game reserves, cities and Garden Route, there are lots of great off-the-beaten-track places to explore in South Africa.


  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £1,840pp
Classic Peru
Trip idea in Peru

  • Peru
  • MayJuneJuly, +5
  • Walking & HikingFood & DrinkHistory
Amazing trip in South Africa!

– Eileen from Ireland

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • September
  • Oct 9, 2017
In search of Birds of Paradise

Article by Samantha Fergusson

These heavenly birds, with their colourful plumage and eccentric dances, are on many a bird-watchers bucket list. Here's a quick guide to where to find them.


  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • Oct 6, 2017
Getting to know Ho Chi Minh City

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Once known as Saigon, and still going by that name to the locals, Ho Chi Minh city is a buzzing metropolis full of busy markets, historic sites and great views.


  • Vietnam
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Colonial EraHistoryFood & Drink
  • 5 days
  • from £890pp
Golden Circle
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • AprilMayJune, +3
  • Self-driveClassicCoast, +3
  • 14 days
  • from £2,190pp
Cultural Malawi
Trip idea in Malawi

  • Malawi
  • CulturalSafariWalking & Hiking
  • 7 days
  • from £770pp
Sri Lanka Beach Getaway
Trip idea in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • AprilMarchFebruary, +3
  • CoastUndiscovered Beaches
  • 17 days
  • from £6,410pp
Ultimate Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • Boat JourneysAdventureCoast, +3
Fantastic trip of a lifetime.A must do.The people are beautiful.

– Keith from Uk

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
  • 14 days
  • from £2,870pp
Family China
Trip idea in China

  • China
  • AprilMaySeptember, +1
  • FamilyWildlifeWonders of the World, +2
  • Oct 4, 2017
Top 5 Wine Destinations

Article by Martha Hales

There is something rather special about drinking wine in the country that it was produced, surveying the vines that grew the grapes... Here are our top 5 destinations to travel to if you have a deep-rooted love of viticulture.


  • South AfricaChileArgentina, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & Drink
  • 10 days
  • from £1,200pp
Ushuaia, Argentina's Southern Frontier
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryDecember, +1
  • Walking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
  • Oct 2, 2017
An interview with Edwin Sabuhoro - Gorilla conservationist of Rwanda

Article by Kati Taylor

We met with the remarkable man behind a conservation effort that protects Rwanda's population of Mountain Gorillas whilst supporting and helping the local community, guiding them away from the need to poach.


  • RwandaUganda
  • SafariWildlifeCultural, +1
Went to India with high hopes and they were exceeded

– Gary from UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • October
  • Sep 29, 2017
Bhutan: The Thimpu Tshechu Festival

Article by Martha Hales

Monks adorned in colourful masks perform traditional dances while locals turn up in all their finery to enjoy the highlight of their year, with music and eclectic local street food. Read on to discover more about this wonderful festival.


  • Bhutan
  • SeptemberOctober
  • CulturalFestivals
Wonderful trip

– Beverley from Milton Keynes, UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
  • 10 days
  • from £2,810pp
Argentina Family Exploration
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilyAdventureWildlife, +1
Amazing Brazil Trip

– jamie from United Kingdom

Travelled to Brazil


  • Brazil
  • September
  • 4 days
  • from £780pp
Classic four-day Inca Trail experience
Trip idea in Peru

  • Peru
  • MayJuneJuly, +8
  • AdventureWalking & HikingHistory
  • Sep 27, 2017
Take the kids to... South America

Article by Martha Hales

South America is great for families, particularly with older children. Horse-riding through dramatic landscapes, ziplining through jungles, whale-watching by paddleboard... South America has it all.


  • ColombiaGalapagos IslandsEcuador, +4
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Family
The dream of a lifetime

– Roberto from London

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
  • 12 days
  • from £1,590pp
Gambia and the Casamance region
Trip idea in Senegal

  • Senegal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Boat JourneysCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +3
  • Sep 25, 2017
Whale watching in Madagascar

Article by Martha Hales

When you think of Madagascar's wildlife, you're more likely to picture lemurs or chameleons, but the whales are also a spectacular draw to this heavenly country. The white-shored island, Île Sainte-Marie, is home to families of whales calving and mating from June to September. Find out more about how to see them...


  • Madagascar
  • JuneJulyAugust, +1
  • WildlifeBoat JourneysCoast
  • Sep 25, 2017
Your Ultimate Guide to Uganda

Article by Samantha Fergusson

This is the ultimate guide of what you need to know before you go to Uganda. We've put together a brochure of information about currency, highlights, when to travel... if you have a question, we've answered it.


  • Uganda
  • JanuaryMarchFebruary, +9
  • WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path, +12
Our trip to Fergana Valley

– Peter from UK

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • September
  • 6 days
  • from £3,230pp
Northern Experiences
Trip idea in Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JuneJulyAugust
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingHistory
  • 5 days
  • from £2,860pp
Culture and Communities
Trip idea in Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JanuaryJuneJuly, +2
  • HistoryWildlifeCultural
  • 7 days
  • from £8,990pp
Platinum Rwanda
Trip idea in Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • MarchMayNovember
  • Wonders of the WorldLuxuryWildlife, +1
  • 7 days
  • from £3,650pp
Hiking and Biking Rwanda
Trip idea in Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JanuaryJuneJuly, +1
  • CyclingWalking & HikingWildlife, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £4,070pp
Classic Rwanda
Trip idea in Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JuneJulyAugust, +1
  • ClassicWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 6 days
  • from £3,040pp
Food and Coffee
Trip idea in Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JanuaryAugustDecember
  • Food & DrinkHistoryWildlife, +2
  • Sep 22, 2017
Top 5 Coffee Destinations

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Travel to the wonderful, exotic locations around the globe where coffee is raised from shrub to bean to brew. From volcanic foothills to thick, mountainside jungle, discover the best coffee destinations in the world.


  • ColombiaUgandaEthiopia, +2
  • Food & Drink
Wonderful trip to China - superb guides

– Raymond from france

Travelled to China


  • China
  • September
  • Sep 20, 2017
Get to know Phnom Penh

Article by Martha Hales

Discover the bustling markets with their cacophony of sounds and smells, then the tranquil Buddhist temples surrounded by lush gardens. Cambodia's capital is well worth exploring.


  • Cambodia
  • HistoryCultural
  • 9 days
  • from £2,560pp
Taste of Argentina
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • Food & DrinkClassicCultural
  • 5 days
  • from £550pp
Complete Buenos Aires
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • MarchMaySeptember, +3
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +2
Incredible trip and amazing guide!

– Gemma from UK

Travelled to Uganda


  • Uganda
  • September
  • Sep 18, 2017
In search of Rhino

Article by Kati Taylor

Magnificent, iconic and very endangered, the black and white rhinos of Africa are top of many peoples Big 5 wishlist. Here are some of the best destinations in Africa to see them in the wild.


  • NamibiaSouth AfricaKenya
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • SafariWildlife
  • 10 days
  • from £1,230pp
Taste of Nepal
Trip idea in Nepal

  • Nepal
  • Food & DrinkClassicAdventure
  • 14 days
  • from £1,780pp
Spice Trails of Sri Lanka
Trip idea in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureFood & DrinkWalking & Hiking
  • Sep 15, 2017
Following in the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Follow in the footsteps of Alfred Wallace through Borneo and Indonesia, and catch a glimpse of the species that helped to prove the Wallace Darwin Theory of Evolution.


  • BorneoIndonesiaMalaysia
  • HistoryGreat JourneysWildlife
Fantastic trip to Vietnam

– George from London, UK

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • September
  • 7 days
  • from £1,050pp
Highlights of the Andes
Trip idea in Peru

  • Peru
  • MayJuneJuly, +9
  • ClassicHistory
  • Sep 13, 2017
September News from TravelLocal HQ

Article by Huw Owen

Catch up with the latest news from the TravelLocal headquarters as we look towards extending summer for as long as we can, and announce a fabulous new country to be featured on the site...


  • EcuadorColombiaIndonesia
  • Sep 13, 2017
Where to go in October

Article by Corinne Homer

Want to prolong the summer sun? Here are some of the best destinations for getting away this October, whether you want to view game in Africa or admire the Great Wall of China.


  • MoroccoSouth AfricaChina, +1
  • October
  • Classic
  • 18 days
  • from £3,760pp
The Great Argentine Road Trip
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • Walking & HikingAdventureSelf-drive
  • 8 days
  • from £1,180pp
Hiking the Svaneti Highlands
Trip idea in Georgia

  • Georgia
  • JulyAugustSeptember, +3
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • 10 days
  • from £980pp
Vietnam's National Parks
Trip idea in Vietnam

  • Vietnam
  • FebruaryAprilMarch, +4
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten PathAdventure, +4
  • Sep 11, 2017
Take the kids to... Africa

Article by Martha Hales

Africa offers a wonderland of wildlife and safari experiences that your children will never forget. Read on to discover our top picks for family holidays.


  • MalawiSenegalSouth Africa, +1
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilySafariWildlife, +2
  • 8 days
  • from £1,150pp
Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest
Trip idea in Peru

  • Peru
  • JanuaryMarchApril, +8
  • AdventureClassicWildlife, +2
  • 20 days
  • from £7,860pp
Luxury tour of Misool, Komodo & Sumba
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • LuxuryUndiscovered BeachesAdventure, +4
  • 10 days
  • from £1,260pp
Taste of Nicaragua
Trip idea in Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
  • Food & DrinkCultural
  • 4 days
  • from £440pp
Easter Island Highlights
Trip idea in Easter Island, Chile

  • Chile
  • DecemberFebruaryJanuary, +2
  • AdventureCulturalHistory, +4
  • 10 days
  • from £1,760pp
Laos & Cambodia Classic Tour
Trip idea in Luang Prabang, Cambodia, Laos

  • CambodiaLaos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch
  • ClassicCross BorderHistory
  • Sep 6, 2017
Get to Know Accra

Article by Corinne Homer

Ghana’s capital is a buzzing city full of great street food, rambling markets and historical monuments. Read on to discover more about this under-explored city.


  • Ghana
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathFood & DrinkCultural, +1
  • 15 days
  • from £3,340pp
Luxury Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • LuxuryWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £4,670pp
Luxury tour through Kalimantan & Java
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • CulturalLuxuryAdventure, +4
  • Sep 4, 2017
A Step Off the Beaten Track: Uganda

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Join us as we uncover the hidden gems of Uganda, from hot springs, to stone-age rock art, to tumbling waterfalls surrounded by coffee farms.


  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeCulturalOff the Beaten Path, +3
  • Sep 4, 2017
An interview with our local experts in Costa Rica

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Read our interview to discover what our local experts have to say about Costa Rica; thick rainforests, fantastic wildlife and stunning tropical coastline…


  • Costa Rica
  • AdventureWildlife
Indonesia: a fascinating country, wonderful people and a well organised trip.

– Sarah from UK

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • November
  • 14 days
  • from £2,640pp
Kaokoland - Off the beaten track in Namibia
Trip idea in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathSafariSelf-drive, +2
  • Sep 1, 2017
Top 5 Island Escapes

Article by Martha Hales

Discover our top five island escapes - sunbathe on pristine beaches, eat local delicacies, dive on UNESCO recognised reefs and swim in tropical waters.


  • MalawiNicaraguaColombia, +1
  • CoastBoat JourneysUndiscovered Beaches
  • 16 days
  • from £2,990pp
Chile, Bolivia and Peru
Trip idea in Peru, Chile, Bolivia

  • PeruChileBolivia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalWalking & HikingCross Border
Engaging and informative Georgia tour

– Joel from UK

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • August
  • Aug 29, 2017
Beyond Muscat - A guide to Oman

Article by Iain Mallory

Discover the hidden treasures of Oman with guest blogger Iain Mallory. Read on to hear about his adventures.


  • Oman
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
  • CoastOff the Beaten Path
  • 5 days
  • from £970pp
Luxury city break in Amman
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +2
  • Aug 25, 2017
Morocco: A Year Round Destination

Article by Kati Taylor

Want to experience the highlights? Read on for our top recommendations and for details of our competition with Yeo Valley!


  • Morocco
  • Food & DrinkWalking & HikingCultural
Amazing introduction to Costa Rica

– Derek from Potton, UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • July
  • 8 days
  • from £970pp
In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • Great JourneysHistory
  • Aug 23, 2017
Follow in the footsteps of Zheng He

Article by Martha Hales

Heralded figure of China, Zheng He lived an adventurous life, leading huge fleets across the globe to open China's trade routes. Follow in his footsteps with these destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


  • ChinaIndonesiaOman, +4
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCross BorderCultural, +2
  • Aug 21, 2017
Off the Beaten Track: Armenia

Article by Martha Hales

Ever fancied getting to know the highlights of Armenia? Read on for our top recommendations for this charming and mysterious country.


  • Armenia
  • MayJuneSeptember, +1
  • Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathHistory
  • 10 days
  • from £2,550pp
Best of Brazil in Ten Days
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • FebruaryMarchNovember, +1
  • ClassicAdventureCultural
Trip of a Lifetime to Vietnam!!

– Joel from Canada

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • July
  • 14 days
  • from £7,940pp
Luxury Brazil
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • LuxuryHoneymoonFood & Drink, +4
  • 22 days
  • from £4,070pp
Ultimate Brazil
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • AdventureCulturalWildlife, +1
  • 19 days
  • from £2,370pp
Taste of Brazil
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • AprilMayAugust, +1
  • Food & DrinkBoat JourneysWalking & Hiking
  • Aug 18, 2017
August Update from our Founders

Article by Huw Owen

Catch up with the latest news from TravelLocal HQ and find out which musical destinations are on our travel list...


  • South AfricaCambodiaUganda, +1
  • Aug 18, 2017
In the Spotlight: Beto Murgas

Article by Kati Taylor

Gain an insight into the diverse and wonderful world of Colombian folk music with Beto Murgas, a Vallenato musician and composer.


  • Colombia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFestivalsUnique to TravelLocal
  • 14 days
  • from £2,280pp
Community and Culture in Brazil
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • MarchJuneOctober, +1
  • CulturalOff the Beaten PathHistory
  • 20 days
  • from £3,630pp
Brazil by Women
Trip idea in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • MayJuneJuly, +9
  • CulturalOff the Beaten PathFood & Drink, +1
  • Aug 16, 2017
Get to know Rajasthan

Article by Martha Hales

A spiritual, cultural and culinary hub, Rajasthan is utterly unmissable! Read on to find out the highlights of this charming region and get some inspiration for your next trip...


  • India
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
  • Food & DrinkCyclingOff the Beaten Path
Best family trip ever

– Sara from England

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • July
  • 9 days
  • from £1,680pp
Cycling through Southern China
Trip idea in China

  • China
  • AprilOctoberSeptember
  • AdventureCyclingOff the Beaten Path, +1
Life time experience!

– Ibrahim from Kuwait

Travelled to Tanzania


  • Tanzania
  • August
  • Aug 14, 2017
Where to go in: September

Article by Martha Hales

Planning a trip? Here are our top recommendations for your dose of sunshine...


  • ChileJordanIndia, +1
  • September
  • CoastWildlife
  • Aug 10, 2017
Take the kids to... Asia

Article by Corinne Homer

Prepare in advance and Asia makes for a magical destination to bring your curious, adventurous kids. Read on to learn about countries to choose and tips to consider when planning a memorable family trip to Asia.


  • Myanmar (Burma)VietnamIndonesia, +1
  • AdventureFamilyWildlife, +1
  • 11 days
  • from £1,970pp
Taste of Peru
Trip idea in Peru

  • Peru
  • AprilMayJune, +5
  • Food & DrinkAdventureClassic
  • Aug 9, 2017
Uganda: Know Before You Go

Article by Martha Hales

Before you head off into the forest-covered mountains of glorious Uganda, there are a few things you should know before you go. Get yourself clued up in advance with this TravelLocal advice for Uganda.


  • Uganda
  • AdventureClassicWildlife, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £1,540pp
Wild Colombia
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingSafari
  • 12 days
  • from £1,340pp
Nepal Discoverer
Trip idea in Nepal

  • Nepal
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +4
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingAdventure
Amazing Costa Rica adventure

– Stewart from Manchester UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • July
  • Aug 7, 2017
World Musical Instruments

Article by Kati Taylor

Travelling is only made better with music. Be transported from Senegal to Iran with these incredible musical instruments from around the world.


  • SenegalIndonesia
  • CulturalFestivalsHistory
  • 17 days
  • from £1,560pp
Local Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryMarchFebruary, +7
  • Self-driveWildlifeWalking & Hiking
  • Aug 4, 2017
Interview with our local operator in Ghana

Article by Corinne Homer

Interested in the diverse scenery, wonderful food and warm-hearted people of Ghana? We interviewed local expert, Cindy, on what makes this West African gem so fantastic.


  • Ghana
  • Unique to TravelLocalCultural
  • 12 days
  • from £1,970pp
World Nomad Games Tour
Trip idea in Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • September
  • FestivalsOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • 10 days
  • from £880pp
Classic Kerala
Trip idea in India

  • India
  • NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
  • CulturalClassic
  • Aug 2, 2017
Top 5 Music Cities

Article by Corinne Homer

In honour of the BBC Proms, we've drawn up a shortlist of the best cities for live music around the world. Read on to find out more...


  • SenegalArgentinaColombia, +2
  • CulturalFestivals
  • 11 days
  • from £1,880pp
China's South East by Train
Trip idea in China

  • China
  • SeptemberOctoberMay, +1
  • CulturalTrain JourneysHistory
  • Jul 31, 2017
Take the kids to... Central America

Article by Martha Hales

With incredible biodiversity and stunning coastlines, Central America is the ideal location for a family holiday. Here we choose our top kid-friendly travel experiences from across the region - read on to find out more...


  • PanamaGuatemalaCosta Rica, +1
  • Family
  • 24 days
  • from £4,710pp
Mysteries of the Silk Route
Trip idea in Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan
  • JuneMayAugust, +1
  • AdventureGreat JourneysCultural
  • Jul 28, 2017
Get to know Cape Town

Article by Martha Hales

South Africa's capital city is a thriving metropole with stunning beaches, sprawling wine lands and an incredible food scene. Read on for the top tips from our local experts and find out how to get the best from this exciting and vibrant city...


  • South Africa
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
  • Food & DrinkCultural
  • Jul 26, 2017
Follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall

Article by Martha Hales

An unquestioned specialist in the primatology field, Jane Goodall has led a fascinating life. Read on to find out how you can follow in her footsteps and see chimpanzees in the wild...


  • Uganda
  • WildlifeGreat Journeys
  • 9 days
  • from £1,580pp
Classic cultural tour
Trip idea in Laos

  • Laos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • ClassicFood & DrinkCycling
Cambodia Trip 2017

– Danilo from Sacramento, CA USA

Travelled to Cambodia


  • Cambodia
  • June
  • 14 days
  • from £1,450pp
Classic Nicaragua
Trip idea in Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • Colonial EraHistoryClassic
  • Jul 24, 2017
Off the Beaten Track: Borneo

Article by Corinne Homer

With elusive orangutans, towering mountains and acres of dense rainforest, there is so much Borneo is famous for. We take a look at some alternative excursions when visiting Asia's biggest island.


  • BorneoIndonesiaMalaysia
  • Off the Beaten PathWildlife
  • 12 days
  • from £2,390pp
Wild Madagascar
Trip idea in Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • JulyAugustSeptember, +2
  • AdventureBoat JourneysUndiscovered Beaches, +1
  • 6 days
  • from £920pp
Introducing Cambodia
Trip idea in Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +5
  • Wonders of the WorldCulturalHistory
  • 7 days
  • from £2,040pp
Pioneers of Patagonia
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • OctoberApril
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten PathAdventure, +1
  • Jul 21, 2017
Interview with Anita Anand, author of 'Koh-i-Noor'

Article by Kati Taylor

We chatted to British presenter and author Anita Anand about her exciting new work on the Koh-i-Noor diamond...


  • India
  • Jul 19, 2017
Four trips to do by bike

Article by Corinne Homer

Check out our shortlist of the ultimate cycling trips around the world, suitable for all ages and abilities. From exploring rural Chinese villages to meandering through the Angkor Temple complex, these trails are simply unmissable…


  • ChinaMoroccoIndia, +1
  • AdventureCyclingWalking & Hiking
  • 10 days
  • from £1,740pp
Senegal river cruise
Trip idea in Saint Louis, Senegal

  • Senegal
  • JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +6
  • Boat JourneysColonial EraWildlife, +3
  • 8 days
  • from £560pp
Jordan at your own pace: self-drive
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Self-driveCulturalWalking & Hiking
  • 12 days
  • from £3,720pp
Early Birds
Trip idea in Uganda

  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +9
  • WildlifeAdventureOff the Beaten Path, +1
  • Jul 17, 2017
Get to know Tbilisi

Article by Kati Taylor

With its popularity on the rise, there's never been a better time to plan a trip to Tbilisi. From its incredible food scene to its long and intricate history, we asked our local experts for their top recommendations for a trip to the Georgian capital...


  • Georgia
  • MayJuneSeptember
  • Food & DrinkHistory
  • 8 days
  • from £1,220pp
Singapore to Penang Sojourn
Trip idea in Malaysia

  • Malaysia
  • JanuaryMarchApril, +4
  • CulturalFood & DrinkCycling
Fabulous Armenia

– Tony from London

Travelled to Armenia


  • Armenia
  • June
  • 10 days
  • from £1,470pp
Art and Local Culture
Trip idea in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryOff the Beaten Path, +1
  • Jul 14, 2017
July Update from our Founders

Article by Huw Owen

Catch up with latest news from the TravelLocal team and get inspired to travel to some of the world's loveliest gardens...


    • Jul 14, 2017
    Wildlife Photography Highlights

    Article by Plus One Photo Tours

    Our friends at Plus One Photo Tours share their tips for wildlife photography - composing your image and nailing the perfect shot...


    • Wildlife