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Mar 19, 2019

Why go to the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Discover the lesser-known beauty of the Caucasus, including the ancient monasteries of Georgia and Armenia, the wide open skies of the Svaneti region and the picturesque capitals of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

AprilMayJune, +4
CulturalCross BorderFood & Drink, +5
Mar 14, 2019

The highlights of Cuba

Kaya Brown

Explore the highlights of Cuba, from the vibrant streets of UNESCO-listed Havana and Trinidad to the tranquil beaches surrounding the island. This Caribbean nation marches to the beat of its own drum, and there's no better time to explore it than now.

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
HighlightsWildlifeUndiscovered Beaches, +4
Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

Corinne Homer

Learn about the celebrated women of the world on International Women's Day! From tyrannical queens to brave revolutionaries, each one fought against the traditions and gender biases of their time to become legendary figures in their own right.

JapanColombiaGhana, +4
CulturalHistoryWonders of the World, +1

Well Organised

"Your local partners in Costa Rica were brilliant and all of the arrangements they booked for us were first class. I will definitely use Travel Local again."

Emily from UK
Costa Rica

Even better than I expected

"Maria, your local partner in Argentina, really helped us plan our trip to Argentina and Chile"

Jim from United Kingdom
Mar 6, 2019

What to pack for an African safari holiday

Martha Hales

If you're planning an African safari holiday but are unsure of what clothes to wear, what devices to bring or what essentials you might not have considered, then take a look at our handy guide for the dos and don'ts of safari packing.

KenyaNamibiaTanzania, +5

Unmissable Luang Prabang!

"Freedom to build your own trip, as we were going to Laos and Hong Kong (and the 3rd person in my group also went onto Australia) so having the flexibility to book our own flights around our own dates was crucial"

Caroline from London

Local Knowledge does make the difference! Fantastic trip!

"TravelLocal are excellent"

Alexandra from United Kingdom

Walking in the foothills of the Himalayas plus the Golden Quadrangle

"A Fantastic holiday in every way! Communication from TravelLocal's partner in India was excellent, quick and efficient"

Declan from Wales UK
Feb 28, 2019

Best places to go stargazing

Kaya Brown

There are few things more spectacular to witness than a truly dark night sky. Take a look at our top six stargazing destinations, ranging from the remote deserts of South America to the isolated national parks of Nepal.

NamibiaChileSouth Africa, +3
HoneymoonLuxuryOff the Beaten Path, +1
Feb 22, 2019

The best time to visit Kenya

Martha Hales

Planning a trip to Kenya but unsure of when to visit? Whether you want to witness the Great Migration or relax on the country's beaches, take a look at our blog post before booking to make sure you get the most out of your holiday weather-wise.

SafariWildlifeFamily, +1
Feb 18, 2019

Hiking in Sri Lanka

Kati Taylor

We've picked out some of the best trails for a hiking trip to Sri Lanka, from the spectacular (and popular) Adam's Peak to the lesser known Duwili Ella trek in the Knuckles Mountains. If any of these inspire you to lace on your hiking boots, then our local experts can help plan your perfect trip.

Sri Lanka
AdventureWalking & Hiking
Feb 13, 2019

Sri Lanka's cities

Kaya Brown

From Jaffna in the north to Galle in the south, we've rounded up the best cities in Sri Lanka to add to your list of must-visit destinations. Explore the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya or the sacred fig tree of Anuradhapura.

Sri Lanka
CulturalCoastFood & Drink

Fantastic from start to finish!

"We booked to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos through Travel Local and their local partner and what a great decision that was"

Lynda from England
Feb 11, 2019

The best cities in India

Martha Hales

India’s allure is renowned and far-reaching and a nation of this size boasts a wealth of fascinating attractions. High on the list for many visitors are the beautiful and historic cities. Here's a quick introduction to 8 of our favourites, from the blue city of Jodhpur to the fascinating Varanasi.


Moscow and St Petersburg

"Fantastic trip, to a beautiful country full of lovely people, who made us very welcome"

Mike from UK
Feb 8, 2019

Our top five eco-conscious destinations

Martha Hales

Eco-conscious tourism can be defined in many ways, but essentially it is tourism which has a low environmental impact and a positive impact on the local community - something of fundamental importance to TravelLocal. From Bhutan to Rwanda, discover our top eco-conscious holiday destinations.

Galapagos IslandsRwandaBhutan, +2
CulturalOff the Beaten Path

Blissfully restful

"This was my second trip to India with TravelLocal"

Philip from UK
Feb 7, 2019

Family fun in Costa Rica

Martha Hales

Costa Rica is the ultimate destination for a family holiday - zipline through the Monteverde Cloud Forest, spot some of the country's amazing wildlife and take part in educational ecotourism projects. Our blog post outlines the myriad of family activities on offer in the Central American nation.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
FamilyWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
25 days
from £6,280 pp

Ultimate Southeast Asia

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
Boat JourneysAdventureCultural, +6
9 days
from £5,360 pp

Kenya: Ultimate Safari

AprilMayJune, +1
Walking & HikingWildlifeSafari, +2


"Oman is an amazing country, well worth a visit"

Sarah from United Kingdom/Italy
8 days
from £1,100 pp

Highlights of Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
HighlightsWildlifeBoat Journeys, +1
11 days
from £2,110 pp

Classic Rajasthan

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
ClassicCulturalHistory, +2
Feb 1, 2019

Sri Lanka's Wildlife

Martha Hales

Discover all of the amazing species which Sri Lanka has to offer - see leopards on safari in Yala National Park, go whale watching off the coast of Mirissa or Trincomalee and spot Sri Lankan Elephants in Udawalawe.

Sri Lanka
Boat JourneysCoastSafari, +2
10 days
from £5,580 pp

Hiking Adventure in Belize

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
AdventureWalking & HikingHistory, +3


"A well balanced and enjoyable educational trip"

Anthony from England

Thank You Travel Local

"I had been to Malawi many years ago and wanted to return but didn't know where to start. Specific travel information in the country was not easy to come by on the internet. Until I came across Travel Local. "

Helen from London

My Costa Rica Tour

"Have to say the local tour operator and Mariana in particular was fantastic"

Anthony from UK
Costa Rica
Jan 22, 2019

Birdwatching in India

Martha Hales

India is an ideal destination for amateur birdwatchers and expert ornithologists alike. With a wide variety of species across the country, including crested serpent eagles and brightly coloured bee-eaters, there will always be more to tick off your birding bucketlist.

SeptemberOctoberNovember, +4