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  • 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, +1
  • CulturalFestivals
  • 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 and DrinkCyclingOff the beaten path
Best family trip ever

– Sara from England

Travelled with Tari Travel Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • July
  • 9 days
  • from £1,660
Cycling around the Karst Peaks and Southern China
Trip idea by Easy Tour China

  • China
  • AprilMayOctober, +1
  • AdventureCyclingOff the beaten path
Life time experience!

– Ibrahim from Kuwait

Travelled with It Started In Africa

  • 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...

  • ChileJordanTanzania, +2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12 days
  • from £1,370
Nepal Discoverer
Trip idea by Nature Trail

  • Nepal
  • MarchAprilMay, +2
  • WildlifeWalking/ hikingAdventure
Amazing Costa Rica adventure

– Stewart from Manchester UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel

  • 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.

  • SenegalIranIndonesia
  • CulturalFestivalsHistory
  • Aug 4, 2017
Interview with Jolinaiko Tours - our local operators 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
  • 10 days
  • from £870
Classic Kerala
Trip idea by Story of India

  • India
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • 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 £1,860
China's South East by High Speed Train
Trip idea by Easy Tour China

  • China
  • SeptemberOctoberMay, +2
  • CulturalTrain journeys
  • 7 days
  • from £1,880
Gorillas, Chimps & Monkeys
Trip idea by Kombi Tours

  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryJuly, +2
  • WildlifeSafariWalking/ hiking
  • 4 days
  • from £440
High Atlas Weekend Getaway
Trip idea by M Trek and Tour

  • Morocco
  • AprilMayJune, +2
  • Off the beaten path
  • 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 £4,640
Mysteries of the Silk Route
Trip idea by ICTS

  • Uzbekistan
  • AdventureGreat journeys
  • 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 and DrinkCultural
  • 6 days
  • from £2,090
Classic Kenya
Trip idea by Tour Africa Safaris

  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryJuly, +2
  • ClassicSafariWildlife
  • 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...

  • KenyaTanzaniaUganda
  • WildlifeGreat journeys
  • 9 days
  • from £1,610
Classic cultural tour
Trip idea by Laos Mood

  • Laos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • ClassicFood and Drink
Cambodia Trip 2017

– Danilo from Sacramento, CA USA

Travelled with Hanuman Travel

  • Cambodia
  • June
  • 14 days
  • from £1,450
Classic Nicaragua
Trip idea by Vapues Tours

  • 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 £2,430
Discover the Rainforest and Limestone of Tsingy & Baobabs
Trip idea by Asisten Travel

  • Madagascar
  • JulyAugustSeptember, +2
  • Adventure
  • 6 days
  • from £910
Introducing Cambodia
Trip idea by Hanuman Travel

  • Cambodia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • Wonders of the worldCulturalHistory
  • 7 days
  • from £1,920
Pioneers of Patagonia
Trip idea by Say Hueque

  • Argentina
  • MarchAprilDecember
  • WildlifeOff the beaten pathAdventure