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  • Nov 17, 2018
The gorgeous beaches of Ghana

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Ghana has an incredible stretch of coastline with some truly beautiful beaches as well as some cultural coastal hotspots... From Cape Coast with it's historic castle to the remote wilds of Cape Three Points, find out which beaches we think are most worth a visit.


  • Ghana
  • CoastUndiscovered BeachesHistory
  • Nov 16, 2018
Strange beasts and where to find them

Article by Corinne Homer

The world is home to some weird and wonderful creatures, and here at TravelLocal we often come across them as we research destinations with our local experts. From the rarely seen pink fairy armadillo to the alien appearance of the snub nosed monkey, find out our favourite strange beasts and where to find them...


  • ChinaKenyaIndonesia, +12
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal
  • Nov 14, 2018
Why you should go to Ghana

Article by Kati Taylor

The West African jewel of Ghana is bursting with things to do, see and experience. We've rounded up all the top reasons why you should head to this destination, including amazing wildlife, exciting festivals and tranquil beaches.


  • Ghana
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
  • Great JourneysFamilyCoast, +9
  • Nov 12, 2018
Where to go hiking

Article by Samantha Fergusson

We've picked out the best destinations for your next hiking holiday, from Japan where you can follow the ancient Nakasendo Trail, to Kyrgyzstan or Namibia, where the breathtaking landscapes are best discovered on foot...


  • EthiopiaNamibiaChina, +7
  • Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathAdventure
Our best holiday so far

– Chris from UK

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • October
Great trip, beautifully organised, fantastic guides!

– Beth from UK

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • October
Perfect trip, tailor-made for us and highly recommended.

– Phillipa from Canterbury, England

Travelled to Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • October
JUST INCREDIBLE ...!

– Caroline from Ireland

Travelled to Argentina


  • Argentina
  • October
Honeymoon in Sri Lanka with local guide

– Jodie from Australia

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • September
  • Nov 9, 2018
A guide to Robben Island

Article by Martha Hales

A trip to Robben Island honours the hardship and suffering of those who were incarcerated and celebrates the change which many of those individuals brought about. It is a humbling place and gives a fascinating insight into the history of South Africa.


  • South Africa
  • HistoryCultural
Wonderful self-drive trip.

– Katie from UK

Travelled to Namibia


  • Namibia
  • October
  • Nov 5, 2018
Where to go trekking in Brazil

Article by Martha Hales

Whilst Brazil might not be best known as a trekking destination, this only means the trails are free from unwanted crowds. Let us take you off the beaten path as we give you the run down of all the best places to go trekking in Brazil.


  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • AdventureFamilyOff the Beaten Path, +3
Excellent service from start to finish

– lisa from France

Travelled to India


  • India
  • October
India was all we'd hoped it would be

– Emma from Worthing, West Sussex

Travelled to India


  • India
  • October
  • Nov 2, 2018
Off The Beaten Track in Ghana

Article by Kati Taylor

Hike to Ghana's highest waterfalls, sample historic village life, explore colonial forts, walk rope bridges high in the jungle canopy. Find out more.


  • Ghana
  • OctoberNovemberJanuary, +2
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path, +1
Great trip

– Marilyn from Suffolk, U.K

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • November
  • Oct 31, 2018
Best things to do in St Petersburg

Article by Martha Hales

Russia's second largest city is a cultural and historical hot-spot, full of beautiful buildings, immense palaces and splendid gardens. We've rounded up the top things to do whilst you're in St Petersburg, so you don't miss out on any of the sites.


  • Russia
  • Boat JourneysCulturalFestivals, +1
  • Oct 30, 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to Argentina

Article by Kaya Brown

Our Ultimate Guide to Argentina takes the stress out of planning your trip. Filled with all the best insider knowledge from our local experts, including what to eat, where to stay and where to visit, our handy guide is a must-read.


  • Argentina
  • Unique to TravelLocalGreat JourneysHighlights, +8
Brilliant trip, everything we hoped it would be!

– Mimi from London

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • October
  • 25 days
  • from £6,090pp
Ultimate Southeast Asia
Trip idea in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

  • CambodiaLaosVietnam
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • Boat JourneysAdventureCultural, +6
  • 11 days
  • from £1,990pp
Classic Rajasthan
Trip idea in India

  • India
  • NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +2
  • 9 days
  • from £5,180pp
Kenya: Ultimate Safari
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • AprilMayJune, +1
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeSafari, +2
  • 8 days
  • from £1,070pp
Highlights of Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • HighlightsWildlifeBoat Journeys, +1
Very Happy, Would Recommend

– Rose from England

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • October
15 wonderful days in China

– Birgit from Denmark

Travelled to China


  • China
  • October
  • Oct 26, 2018
Enter our Patagonia competition

Article by Kati Taylor

COMPETITION CLOSED - With soaring peaks, sprawling grasslands and wide open skies, Patagonia offers wilderness experiences in their truest form. If you are longing to see its alpine beauty for yourself, enter our competition for your chance to win a nine day trip to the region for you and a friend (international flights included).


  • ArgentinaChile
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureHighlightsWalking & Hiking
  • Oct 26, 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to South Africa

Article by Martha Hales

Our Ultimate Guide to South Africa gathers all the best locations to visit, best cuisine to try and top tips to bear in mind whilst in the country. With the help of our local experts, we've taken the stress out of planning your South African trip of a lifetime.


  • South Africa
  • AdventureCulturalFamily, +12
  • 10 days
  • from £2,000pp
Christmas in Russia
Trip idea in Russia

  • Russia
  • JanuaryDecember
  • ClassicCulturalFestivals, +2
Our trip to China

– Douglas from Clacton on sea, Essex

Travelled to China


  • China
  • October
  • Oct 22, 2018
A new foodie destination: what to eat in Argentina

Article by Kaya Brown

Argentina's food scene is as varied as its landscape and there is something for everyone's taste. We'll guide you through our top picks of what to eat whilst you're in the country, for the most authentic Argentine experience.


  • Argentina
  • Food & DrinkCultural
  • 18 days
  • from £1,940pp
Philippines on foot
Trip idea in Philippines

  • Philippines
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +3
  • Oct 19, 2018
Where to see birds in Indonesia

Article by Martha Hales

The 17,000 islands of Indonesia are home to an unrivalled number of bird species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From the untouched corners of West Papua to the populous island of Java, we'll give you the run down of the top birding highlights in Indonesia.


  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneSeptember, +1
  • WildlifeWalking & Hiking
Excellent itinerary and organisation

– Maureen from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • October
Excellent trip

– Louise from Lancashire, England

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
Oman experience

– Aida from London

Travelled to Oman


  • Oman
  • October
  • Oct 17, 2018
The winelands of Argentina

Article by Martha Hales

From Mendoza to Patagonia, discover the best regions to explore for the ultimate wine tasting experience in Argentina. Nestled in foothills or set amongst stunning mountain backdrops, there is a vineyard to suit every taste.


  • Argentina
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +1
  • Food & DrinkLuxury
  • 6 days
  • from £1,500pp
Explore San Juan
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathFood & Drink, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £2,120pp
South Africa: Off the Beaten Track
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathSafariSelf-drive, +1
Unforgettable Adventure (in a good way!)

– Hilary from Berkshire

Travelled to Namibia


  • Namibia
  • September
  • 10 days
  • from £3,110pp
Wine regions of South America
Trip idea in Argentina, Chile

  • ArgentinaChile
  • Food & DrinkHighlightsCross Border
Our holiday was great

– Alistair from Scotland

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • October
Wonderful trip, very well planned

– David from Dublin, Ireland

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • October
  • Oct 12, 2018
A foodie exploration of Morocco

Article by Martha Hales

A trip to Morocco is a treat for the tastebuds. The distinctive aromas and punchy flavours of Moroccan food reflect the riot of colour you will see everywhere in this enthralling country. Here’s our introduction to Moroccan cuisine, the major flavours and dishes you are likely to come across, and some specialities you might look out for.


  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & Drink
  • 16 days
  • from £1,800pp
Hiking in South Africa
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +1
Jordan a place of Contrasts

– Colin from United Kingdom

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • October
Wonderful trip made perfect by the drivers and guides.

– Barbara from UK via Portugal

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
  • Oct 8, 2018
Top five festivals in Kenya

Article by Martha Hales

With a patchwork of ethnicities and tribal heritage within its borders, the Kenyan festival calendar is packed with events and celebrations, each showcasing a particular aspect of Kenyan life. We’ve picked five of our favourite festivals to inspire you to get that trip to Kenya booked.


  • Kenya
  • NovemberMayJune, +1
  • CulturalFestivalsCoast
Outstanding & magical Silk Route adventure !

– Margaret from Scotland

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • September
  • Oct 5, 2018
Where to see big cats

Article by Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.


  • BrazilChileKenya, +3
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +1
Wonderful experience

– Susan from Cornwall

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • September
A unforgettable holliday

– Andrew from I'm From Leeds W. Yorkshire but have lived in Germany for the last 23 years.

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • September
  • Oct 3, 2018
The best temples in Cambodia

Article by Martha Hales

Put yourself in the shoes of the first people to stumble upon the forgotten temples hidden deep in the Cambodian forests all those centuries ago. A feeling of amazement at the discovery still persists today for visitors to the temples in and around the famous site of Angkor. Discover the best temples recommended by us and our local experts...


  • Cambodia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +8
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +1
  • 12 days
  • from £3,210pp
The starscapes and landscapes of Argentina
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • CulturalFood & DrinkBoat Journeys, +2
A fantastic adventure!

– Pippa from UK (based in Dubai)

Travelled to India


  • India
  • September
What an experience!

– Deb from UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • November
  • 17 days
  • from £2,510pp
Cape to Kalahari
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • CoastClassicCultural, +5
  • Oct 1, 2018
Into the Wild: Patagonia

Article by Martha Hales

Patagonia is heaven for wilderness lovers. With one of the lowest population densities on the planet, it gives visitors a unique sense of isolation and peace which is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Spread across Chile and Argentina, Chilean Patagonia is a maze of watery inlets, channels, bays and islands, while Argentinian Patagonia is a sprawling wilderness dotted with ranches...


  • ArgentinaChile
  • OctoberNovemberJanuary, +1
  • Walking & Hiking
Travel Local Does it Again!

– Derek from UK

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • September
A taste of China

– Shena from UK

Travelled to China


  • China
  • October
  • 29 days
  • from £7,120pp
Secrets of South East Asia
Trip idea in Laos, Cambodia

  • LaosCambodia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
  • ClassicCulturalCross Border, +7
Wonderful trip - expert guide

– Carol from NYC

Travelled to Kenya


  • Kenya
  • September
  • Sep 28, 2018
Highlights of Brazil

Article by Martha Hales

Brazil’s enormous territory is only outdone by the range of adventures it offers. From cruising the mighty Amazon or looking for jaguars in the Pantanal to basking on the beaches of Bahia or exploring ancient cobbled lanes, there’s a huge variety of attractions to pack into your Brazil trip... Read on for inspiration.


  • Brazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastCultural, +4
Great Tour, good guides, logistics all worked well

– Michael from London

Travelled to China


  • China
  • September
A truly enjoyable trip to a fascinating country in the centre of the Middle East with unexpected highlights.

– Nicky from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
Fantastic trip

– anthony from United Kingdom

Travelled to India


  • India
  • September
Georgia and Armenia: beautiful places, friendly and knowledgeable guides

– Kathy from Hemel Hempstead, UK

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • September
Great trip, excellent driver, lovely locals

– Danish from London

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
Excellent trip, more than we could have expected.

– Mark from London

Travelled to Mozambique


  • Mozambique
  • September
  • Sep 24, 2018
Ethiopia's delicious cuisine

Article by Martha Hales

Discover the surprising array of delicious dishes that make up the Ethiopian cuisine. Coffee is integral in the culture, and the strict Christian fasting has lead to a fantastic menu of vegan and vegetarian meals... Read on to find out more.


  • Ethiopia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFood & Drink
Great Guide

– Stuart from UK

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • September
Amazing holiday in Sri Lanka!

– Antje from UK

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • September
  • Sep 21, 2018
Why you should visit Namibia's Skeleton Coast

Article by Martha Hales

Beguiling, true wilderness regions are rare, and the Skeleton Coast is special for its spellbinding, stark beauty and emptiness. But there is more to it than visual pleasure - discover why we think you should visit Namibia's Skeleton Coast.


  • Namibia
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
  • AdventureCoastOff the Beaten Path, +1
Amazing trip

– Kenneth from Denmark

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • July
Great way to see some lovely vineyards in Kakheti and visit Tbilisi

– Julia from London, UK

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • September
  • Sep 18, 2018
What to do in the Philippines

Article by Martha Hales

There are so many islands in the Philippines that if you visited a different one every day it would take you almost 20 years to see them all. Not all of us have this much time... so we've picked a few of our favourite things to do when visiting the Philippines.


  • Philippines
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
  • AdventureCoastCultural, +3
Amazing Sri Lankan Adventure

– Louise from Harrogate

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • August
Awesome trip, super guides

– Sheelagh from Ireland

Travelled to Morocco


  • Morocco
  • September
A dream come true!!!

– Katy from Bristol, UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • September
  • Sep 14, 2018
Top five spots to explore along the Trans-Siberian Railway

Article by Martha Hales

The Trans-Siberian railway takes you from the glory of Moscow to the eastern beauty of Vladivostok, carrying you through Russia's stunning landscapes whatever the season. With the help of our local experts, we've picked out our top five places to hop off on your journey to have an explore...


  • Russia
  • MayJuneJuly, +5
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +2
Thoroughly enjoyable trip - all made really easy by TravelLocal's partner in Namibia!

– Hendrik from England

Travelled to Namibia


  • Namibia
  • August
  • Sep 10, 2018
The best beaches in the Philippines

Article by Martha Hales

With lush vegetation, white sand beaches and azure waters, the Philippines is a wonderful destination for those who love the coast. Here, there is ample opportunity for kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving... the list goes on. Discover our favourite beaches in the Philippines.


  • Philippines
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
  • CoastUndiscovered BeachesHoneymoon, +1
Just totally brilliant

– phill from UK

Travelled to Kyrgyzstan


  • Kyrgyzstan
  • August
  • Sep 6, 2018
Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands

Article by Martha Hales

If you are looking for somewhere to escape to for sun soaked sands, or a place where you can feel the magic of winter in earnest, then look no further. We've selected our favourite destinations that are perfect for winter breaks from November through to February.


  • CambodiaRussiaKyrgyzstan, +6
  • JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
  • CoastCulturalFamily, +2
Excellent choices

– Robert from UK

Travelled to India


  • India
  • August
Brilliant trip with great support from TravelLocal

– Kate from Dorset

Travelled to Colombia


  • Colombia
  • June
Fantastic trip to Costa Rica. TravelLocal planned the perfect trip for us - even better than we had imagined

– Liz from Reading, England

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • August
  • Sep 5, 2018
Why you should go to Kenya

Article by Samantha Fergusson

There’s something about Kenya that gets under the skin… Perhaps it’s the vastness of the blue sky, the epic scale of the savannahs, the charm of the local people, the pure whiteness of the beaches or the majestic wildlife that calls this nation ‘home’ that does it...


  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicWildlife, +3
Very well organised trip with a variety of types of hotels, climates and guided tours

– Jane from London. UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • August
  • Sep 2, 2018
Top things to do in Moscow

Article by Martha Hales

Moscow is a cultural force to be reckoned with. Colourful and gilded domes pierce the sky, the museums are crammed full of fascinating artwork and exhibits, the Bolshoi Theatre houses some of the world's finest ballet and opera, and everywhere you look there are architectural gems to ogle... Here is our guide to the top things to do in Russia's capital.


  • Russia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +1
Best ever family holiday.

– Richard from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • August
  • Aug 31, 2018
The food of the Philippines

Article by Martha Hales

The food of the Philippines is wonderful and varied. Here, we explore the most well-known Filipino dishes, from rice and marinated seafood, meat or vegetables, to a rainbow desert of fruit and evaporated milk...


  • Philippines
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & Drink
Activities we booked were first class !

– daryl from London

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • August
Great Trip

– Grant from London, UK

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • September
Excellent Trip

– George from St Albans

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • August
Great tour of this amazing country

– Gabrielle from London

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • August
Fabulous trip

– Rupert from London

Travelled to Kenya


  • Kenya
  • August
  • Aug 29, 2018
Where to walk in the Falklands

Article by Martha Hales

Possessed of a windswept beauty that calls to mind the Scottish Isles, the Falklands archipelago is a true ‘back to nature’ destination, cast adrift in the Southern Ocean around 600 kilometres east of southern Patagonia. The clean air, wide skies and abundant wildlife are the major draws, and naturalists will rejoice at the many opportunities to escape human influence and find a little piece of untouched wilderness for themselves.


  • Falkland Islands
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • AdventureCoastOff the Beaten Path, +2
  • Aug 28, 2018
Our top birding destinations

Article by Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...


  • BrazilGalapagos IslandsUganda, +5
  • JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
  • SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • Aug 25, 2018
The best things to do in Vietnam

Article by Kati Taylor

From exploring the forests and sampling the cuisine of the Mekong Delta to cycling round Ha Noi and taking boat trips round Lan Ha Bay, we have worked with our local experts to pick out the very best experiences to be had in Vietnam. Read on for more inspiration...


  • Vietnam
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +3
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +6
  • Aug 22, 2018
Where to spot jaguars

Article by Martha Hales

Many nature-lovers dream of seeing the dappled bulk of a jaguar slinking through the forests of its natural habitat... We've had a look into where the best places are to spot these stunning big cats, whether that's the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil or the reserves of Belize.


  • Costa RicaBelizeBrazil
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • SafariWildlife
Just returned from a fabulous two weeks in Sri Lanka. Thanks so much to Viraj at TravelLocal for putting together our itinerary

– Deborah from England

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • August
Private trip to Georgia

– Xenia from Switzerland

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • August
  • Aug 19, 2018
Nepal's National Parks

Article by Martha Hales

From soaring snow-capped mountains prowled by endangered snow-leopards, to rivers surrounded by jungle filled with tigers, one-horned rhinos, rare crocodiles and elephants... Nepal's National Parks are strikingly varied yet each as exciting as the other. Here we've picked out the best ones to explore on a holiday to this wonderful country.


  • Nepal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCulturalOff the Beaten Path, +2
Excellent organising by Poly

– Karunakaran from UK

Travelled to Brazil


  • Brazil
  • August
Fantastic trip!

– Georgina from Uk

Travelled to Peru


  • Peru
  • August
Excellent all round

– Gill from Uk

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • August
  • Aug 17, 2018
Hiking in South Africa: the Drakensberg

Article by Martha Hales

The dramatic peaks and valleys and spectacular views of the Drakensberg make them incredibly alluring for hikers of all abilities. Stone age rock art in the caves is added appeal for the history buffs... We've gathered together a list of the best hiking trails in the Drakensberg to inspire you.


  • South Africa
  • AprilMayOctober, +5
  • AdventureCulturalWalking & Hiking
  • Aug 15, 2018
Travelling in Central Asia

Article by Kati Taylor

Central Asia is in many ways the land that time forgot. Remnants of the Silk Road demand exploration, caravans of nomadic people still wind their way across the empty landscape, the blue domes of ancient cities could have been lifted from the times of Marco Polo, and as you lay your head down in a traditional yurt by the shores of a tranquil lake, you will wonder if you truly have gone back in time.


  • KazakhstanKyrgyzstanUzbekistan, +1
  • MarchAprilMay, +5
  • CulturalCross BorderHistory, +4
  • Aug 14, 2018
Animal symbolism in China

Article by Corinne Homer

As the most ancient civilisation on the planet, it’s no surprise that China’s epic history is ribboned with legend and folklore. Many of China’s traditional beliefs are built on mythological tales rife with magical beasts and speaking animals. Find out which animals hold the most significance in the Chinese culture and where you can see them and their emblems.


  • China
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeHistory, +1
  • Aug 13, 2018
The cultural highlights of Kyrgyzstan

Article by Samantha Fergusson

From Bronze Age petroglyphs showing hunts with tame snow leopards to ancient towers that were once part of the famed Silk Route, Kyrgyzstan has some wonderful sights to be seen by any traveller but particularly those with a love of history. Discover our favourite cultural highlights of Kyrgyzstan.


  • Kyrgyzstan
  • AprilMayJune, +4
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +3
  • Aug 10, 2018
How to avoid using single-use plastics on holiday

Article by Martha Hales

The amount of plastic being created and thrown away is increasing at an alarming rate, damaging our oceans and hurting our wildlife. Here are some top tips on how you can minimise, or perhaps completely eradicate your use of single use plastic, particularly while on holiday.


  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocal
Amazing trip - one of our best holidays ever

– Patricia from Dorset

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • July
  • Aug 8, 2018
Trip tips for travelling the Silk Route

Article by Huw Owen

Travelling along the Silk Route can seem a daunting prospect. Here, TravelLocal co-founder Huw has put together some top tips that will help you get started. From book recommendations to which markets to not miss, read on to see what he has to say as a Silk Road traveller himself...


  • ChinaKyrgyzstanUzbekistan
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingCulturalHistory, +2
  • Aug 6, 2018
Kenya's National Parks: from the Masai Mara to Tsavo West

Article by Martha Hales

There are more than 50 protected areas such as National Parks and reserves which together safeguard around eight percent of the Kenyan territory for the wildlife to roam. This makes Kenya one of Africa's best safari destinations. Discover some of the best of Kenya's National Parks...


  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicFamily, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £3,010pp
Luxury Philippines
Trip idea in Philippines

  • Philippines
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
  • CoastBoat JourneysFood & Drink, +5
  • 11 days
  • from £1,720pp
Colombia's heritage and culture (Group Tour)
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +2
Wonderful Georgia

– John from Scotland

Travelled to Georgia


  • Georgia
  • July
  • 12 days
  • from £1,880pp
Secrets of Senegal
Trip idea in Senegal

  • Senegal
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +2
  • CoastCulturalWildlife
  • 7 days
  • from £1,970pp
Moscow to St. Petersburg
Trip idea in Russia

  • Russia
  • JuneNovemberMay, +5
  • ClassicCulturalHistory, +1
  • Aug 2, 2018
The best things to do in Belize

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Belize is a tropical haven, perfect for many kinds of holiday maker. We've spoken with our local experts about the best things to do when visiting this beautiful country, from lounging on the beaches and dining on traditional cuisine, to exploring the forests and diving on the Belize Barrier Reef...


  • Belize
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • AdventureClassicCultural, +5
  • 9 days
  • from £1,580pp
Hiking trails of Kyrgyzstan
Trip idea in Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • 9 days
  • from £1,760pp
Hiking Ethiopia's Bale Mountains
Trip idea in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +6
  • AdventureGreat JourneysOff the Beaten Path, +3
  • 19 days
  • from £3,770pp
Trans-Siberian Railway Winter Adventure
Trip idea in Russia

  • Russia
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +2
  • AdventureCulturalGreat Journeys, +2
Great trip.

– Elliott from UK

Travelled to Uzbekistan


  • Uzbekistan
  • August
  • 5 days
  • from £1,400pp
Moscow Winter Getaway
Trip idea in Russia

  • Russia
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +1
  • AdventureClassicCultural
Great Trip loved Costa Rica

– Nikki from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • July
  • Jul 30, 2018
Why you should go to Malawi

Article by Martha Hales

Snorkel and dive with the colourful fish that dart through the turquoise waters of Lake Malawi, spot the Big Five on safari, hike up soaring mountains, wander past waterfalls on lush plateaus and wonder to yourself why Malawi hasn't been on the top of everyone's travel list until now...


  • Malawi
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • CoastAdventureOff the Beaten Path, +3
  • Jul 27, 2018
Our top 10 reasons to visit Oman

Article by Martha Hales

From blissful oases to meandering streets of historic mountainous villages, Oman is a country full of surprises. Discover why it should be top of your list of places to visit whether you are seeking white sand beaches, delicious cuisine or a fascinating culture...


  • Oman
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CoastCulturalFood & Drink, +2
  • 19 days
  • from £3,670pp
Ultimate Jordan Adventure
Trip idea in Jordan

  • Jordan
  • MarchAprilMay, +3
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +6
  • Jul 25, 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to Iceland

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Would you like to travel to the Land of Fire and Ice? We've put together the perfect free and downloadable travel guide filled with useful information on the highlights that you must see as well as the practicalities of travelling in Iceland. Learn about the Golden Circle, dream about the Blue Lagoon, discover what kind of cuisine to expect and find out about the Icelandic culture...


  • Iceland
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicCoast, +11
  • Jul 23, 2018
Exploring South Africa's beautiful Garden Route

Article by Martha Hales

From the wild and wonderful appeals of Tsitsikamma National Park to the luxury of Knysna, South Africa's Garden Route is popular for a reason. Spot whales leaping in the bright blue seas, dine on delicious food, hike through forests, up crags and past waterfalls before relaxing on stunning beaches.


  • South Africa
  • AugustSeptemberOctober, +1
  • AdventureCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +3
  • 24 days
  • from £4,820pp
Mysteries of the Silk Route
Trip idea in Uzbekistan, China, Kyrgyzstan

  • UzbekistanChinaKyrgyzstan
  • JuneMayAugust, +1
  • AdventureGreat JourneysCultural, +1
Great Trip with TravelLocal's Partner in Colombia

– Hayden from Denver, Colorado

Travelled to Colombia


  • Colombia
  • July
  • 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
  • 10 days
  • from £2,830pp
Active Belize
Trip idea in Belize

  • Belize
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • AdventureClassicCoast, +6
  • 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
  • 14 days
  • from £2,650pp
Chinese New Year in Guizhou
Trip idea in China

  • China
  • February
  • CulturalFestivalsFood & Drink
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
  • 12 days
  • from £3,630pp
Cultural Belize
Trip idea in Belize

  • Belize
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • ClassicHistoryFood & Drink, +5
Great trip

– Helen from UK

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • July
Amazing 8 day tour of Sri Lanka

– Tania from UK

Travelled to Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka
  • July
  • 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
Indonesia - Java, Bali, Papua

– Tony from UK

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • May
  • 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
  • 8 days
  • from £3,140pp
Falklands Fishing
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember, +5
  • ClassicAdventureBoat Journeys, +3
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
  • 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
Week in Jordan

– David from UK

Travelled to Jordan


  • Jordan
  • June
The Perfect Honeymoon

– Sumon from London, England

Travelled to Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • April
  • 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
  • 12 days
  • from £3,390pp
Luxury Malaysia
Trip idea in Malaysia

  • Malaysia
  • MarchAprilMay, +5
  • CoastCulturalLuxury, +4
  • 28 days
  • from £4,000pp
Ultimate Nepal
Trip idea in Nepal

  • Nepal
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +3
  • AdventureClassicCultural, +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 £3,930pp
Luxury Borneo
Trip idea in Borneo

  • Borneo
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureColonial EraCultural, +5
  • 26 days
  • from £5,090pp
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 £3,590pp
Luxury Ethiopia
Trip idea in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • CulturalHighlightsHistory, +5
  • 17 days
  • from £3,850pp
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
  • 15 days
  • from £3,520pp
Falklands Experience
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • CoastWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
  • 8 days
  • from £2,080pp
Battle Tour of the Falklands
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • CulturalCoastHistory, +1
  • 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
  • 8 days
  • from £1,850pp
Wildlife Tour of Saunders, Carcass & West Point Islands
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • CoastWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +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 £4,930pp
Luxury Panama
Trip idea in Panama

  • Panama
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
  • CoastCulturalLuxury, +4
  • 8 days
  • from £2,140pp
Falklands Flavour
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeUndiscovered Beaches, +2
  • 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 £3,090pp
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 £2,760pp
A Luxury Family Holiday in Nicaragua
Trip idea in Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +4
  • 11 days
  • from £2,170pp
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 £4,090pp
Luxury Bhutan
Trip idea in Bhutan

  • Bhutan
  • MarchAprilMay, +3
  • CulturalHighlightsHistory, +3
  • 12 days
  • from £2,060pp
A luxury family trip to Myanmar
Trip idea in Myanmar (Burma)

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
  • ClassicFamilyLuxury, +1
  • 8 days
  • from £1,550pp
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 £4,420pp
Exclusive Luxury Safari
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • LuxuryHoneymoonOff the Beaten Path, +2
  • 16 days
  • from £2,960pp
Luxury Ghana
Trip idea in Ghana

  • Ghana
  • JulyAugustDecember, +3
  • ClassicLuxuryCultural, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £2,240pp
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 £3,920pp
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 £3,010pp
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
  • 8 days
  • from £2,150pp
Wildlife Tour of Pebble & Sea Lion Islands
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • CoastHighlightsOff the Beaten Path, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £2,770pp
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 £4,600pp
Luxury Argentina
Trip idea in Argentina

  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
  • Wonders of the WorldBoat JourneysLuxury, +5
  • 8 days
  • from £1,850pp
Falkland Islands Compass Tour
Trip idea in Falkland Islands

  • Falkland Islands
  • CulturalHistoryHighlights, +2
  • 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 £4,950pp
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
  • 14 days
  • from £1,120pp
Paradise islands of the Visayas
Trip idea in Philippines

  • Philippines
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
  • Undiscovered BeachesHoneymoonCoast, +2
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 £4,610pp
Iceland Grand Discovery
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Self-driveWalking & HikingHistory, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £1,550pp
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 £1,260pp
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 £1,070pp
Winter Wonders and Delicious Detours
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
  • AdventureClassicFood & Drink, +1
  • 8 days
  • from £1,630pp
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 £2,340pp
Arctic Iceland
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • CoastCulturalSelf-drive, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £2,910pp
Iceland's Majestic Fjords
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathSelf-drive, +2
  • 7 days
  • from £1,530pp
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
  • 17 days
  • from £1,100pp
The heritage treasures of the Philippines
Trip idea in Philippines

  • Philippines
  • JanuaryFebruaryMay, +4
  • CulturalHistoryCoast, +1
Great experience in Costa Rica! Loved the country!

– Gail from Sweden

Travelled to Costa Rica


  • Costa Rica
  • February
  • 8 days
  • from £1,820pp
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 £4,680pp
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 £950pp
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 £1,890pp
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 £1,560pp
The essentials of Costa Rica
Trip idea in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • ClassicWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,740pp
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 £3,440pp
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 £5,430pp
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 £1,720pp
Active Adventure in Sri Lanka
Trip idea in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,240pp
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 £3,320pp
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 £4,090pp
Safari & Zanzibar
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • CulturalCoastFamily, +2
  • 8 days
  • from £1,970pp
Climb Kilimanjaro: Machame Route
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +4
  • AdventureWalking & HikingWildlife
  • 7 days
  • from £1,810pp
Ultimate Short Safari
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • AdventureSafariWildlife, +1
  • 7 days
  • from £2,650pp
Best of the Big Cats
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +5
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingSafari
  • 9 days
  • from £2,290pp
Climb Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Route
Trip idea in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +4
  • AdventureWalking & HikingWildlife, +1
  • 9 days
  • from £2,820pp
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
9 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 £1,600pp
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 £1,000pp
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 £5,340pp
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 £1,720pp
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 £3,340pp
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 £2,740pp
Kenya's Safari Highlights
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureFamilySafari, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £2,320pp
Luxury Armenia
Trip idea in Armenia

  • Armenia
  • AprilMayJune, +2
  • CulturalFood & DrinkHistory
  • 14 days
  • from £3,110pp
Madagascar's Beautiful Beaches
Trip idea in Madagascar

  • Madagascar
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • CoastHoneymoonLuxury
  • 10 days
  • from £1,670pp
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 £2,200pp
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 £6,170pp
Luxury Malawi
Trip idea in Malawi

  • Malawi
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • CoastLuxuryHoneymoon, +5
  • 15 days
  • from £2,510pp
Local Colombia
Trip idea in Colombia

  • Colombia
  • FebruaryJanuaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathHistory
  • 5 days
  • from £1,140pp
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 £1,190pp
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 £6,860pp
Luxury Namibia
Trip idea in Namibia

  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +4
  • LuxuryClassicWildlife, +3
  • 10 days
  • from £2,340pp
Around Iceland
Trip idea in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • ClassicCoastCultural, +3
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 £7,820pp
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 £3,640pp
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 £8,180pp
Luxury Kenya
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JuneSeptemberOctober, +2
  • CulturalSafariLuxury, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £1,570pp
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 £3,450pp
Kenya for the Family
Trip idea in Kenya

  • Kenya
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • FamilySafariWalking & Hiking, +4
  • 8 days
  • from £1,700pp
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 £3,030pp
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 £720pp
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 £3,190pp
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 £1,100pp
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
  • 9 days
  • from £2,010pp
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 £3,050pp
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 £1,900pp
Highlights of South America
Trip idea in Cusco, Argentina

  • Argentina
  • AprilMayJune, +5
  • AdventureCulturalHistory, +2
  • 9 days
  • from £1,130pp
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 £1,580pp
Cambodia's Hidden Temples
Trip idea in Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • Off the Beaten PathWonders of the World
  • 14 days
  • from £3,550pp
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 £1,750pp
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 £1,700pp
The Highlights of Java & Bali
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Food & DrinkCulturalAdventure, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £1,320pp
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 £1,790pp
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 £750pp
Lombok: Volcanoes & Beaches
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • ClassicUndiscovered BeachesAdventure
  • 9 days
  • from £1,090pp
Kalimantan: Orangutans & Village life
Trip idea in Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +2
  • Off the Beaten PathWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +1
  • 16 days
  • from £1,200pp
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