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Take the Kids ... to Kenya
Trip idea by The SAFARI Company

  • Kenya
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • FamilySafariWalking & Hiking, +4
  • 14 days
  • from £3,360pp
Classic Kenya - Two Weeks Staying in Little Boutique Lodges
Trip idea by The SAFARI Company

  • Kenya
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • SafariWildlifeLuxury, +2
  • 15 days
  • from £7,550pp
Classic Kenya - Luxurious & Glorious
Trip idea by The SAFARI Company

  • Kenya
  • JuneSeptemberOctober, +2
  • CulturalSafariLuxury, +5
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Incredible India!

– Nicola from Switzerland

Travelled with Story of India


  • India
  • December
  • 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

– Gary from London, UK

Travelled with Viare Travel


  • December
Fabulous trip!

– Jackie from U.K.

Travelled with Story of India


  • India
  • December
The best way to visit Argentina

– Elizabeth from UK

Travelled with Say Hueque


  • December
Costa Rica - a very special little country

– charlotte from UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • 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
An exceptional trip thanks to an inspired itinerary

– Monica from Hamburg

Travelled with Expeditions Myanmar


  • November
We had an absolute fabulous time in Columbia.

– Andrew from London

Travelled with Zaia Travel


  • 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...


  • KyrgyzstanIranArgentina, +1
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
  • AdventureFamilyOff the Beaten Path
Zaia Travel provided great guides for Colombia Excursions

– Cathleen from US

Travelled with Zaia Travel


  • December
Special week

– Richard from southern california

Travelled with Abeba Tours Ethiopia


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

– Marina from Spain

Travelled with Expeditions Myanmar


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

– Matthew from London, England

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • 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, Philippe and Mamadou were exceptional

– Lisa from USA

Travelled with Diallo Tours


  • December
A very interesting country to visit.

– Joan from UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • November
Excellent Adventure!!

– phyllis from London, UK

Travelled with Sri Lankan Expeditions


  • Sri Lanka
  • November
Great trip. Every single detail thought of!

– Emile from UK

Travelled with Story of 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
  • 15 days
  • from £1,440pp
The essentials of Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • ClassicWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 11 days
  • from £1,990pp
Classic Rajasthan
Trip idea by Story of India

  • India
  • NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
  • ClassicCulturalHistory
  • 8 days
  • from £820pp
Taste of Morocco
Trip idea by M Trek and Tour

  • Morocco
  • FebruaryMarchApril, +6
  • Food & DrinkCultural
  • 10 days
  • from £3,450pp
Rainforest & Savannah of Western Uganda
Trip idea by Kombi Tours

  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilySafariWildlife
  • 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.


  • LaosEthiopiaIran, +1
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCulturalCycling, +6
Fabulous Trip

– Caroline from UK

Travelled with Story of India


  • India
  • November
Fabulous South American trip

– Jon from Kent, England

Travelled with Say Hueque


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

Article by Corinne Homer

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


  • BrazilGalapagos IslandsUganda, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
  • SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Fabulous, well organized excursion with excellent guides, drivers, hotels and tours!

– BEV from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Travelled with Zaia Travel


  • November
West Africa Adventure

– Carl from Virginia, USA

Travelled with Jolinaiko Eco Tours


  • December
  • 8 days
  • from £2,820pp
Mountain Gorillas & Virunga Volcanoes
Trip idea by Kombi Tours

  • 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
  • 10 days
  • from £920pp
Jordan's history & culture
Trip idea by Enjoy Jordan

  • Jordan
  • AprilMayOctober, +9
  • HistoryCulturalWalking & Hiking
  • 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 £1,870pp
Highlights of South America
Trip idea by Say Hueque

  • Argentina
  • AprilMayJune, +5
  • AdventureCulturalHistory, +2
  • 9 days
  • from £1,060pp
Highlights of Patagonia
Trip idea by Say Hueque

  • Argentina
  • 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 AfricaIranNamibia, +4
  • 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 with Enjoy 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...


  • OmanIranJordan
  • 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 Tours

– Margaret from Nottingham

Travelled with Kombi Tours


  • 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

– Jill from Devon, UK

Travelled with Tari Travel Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • October
  • 14 days
  • from £3,280pp
Highlights of Chile
Trip idea by Latitud90

  • Chile
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicHistoryOff the Beaten Path
  • 12 days
  • from £3,160pp
The Nakasendo Trail (Group Tour)
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkWalking & HikingCultural
  • 10 days
  • from £2,090pp
The Nakasendo Trail
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Walking & HikingFood & DrinkHistory, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £3,270pp
Shoguns and Samurai (Group Tour)
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeHistory, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £2,960pp
Shoguns and Samurai
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • WildlifeHistoryCultural
  • 11 days
  • from £3,340pp
Japan's Culinary Heritage (Group Tour)
Trip idea by Oku 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 £3,300pp
In the Shadows of Mountains (Group Tour)
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilJuly, +6
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory, +3
  • 8 days
  • from £1,740pp
Golden Route 8 Days
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • CulturalFood & DrinkHistory
  • 8 days
  • from £1,570pp
Classic Japan 8 Days
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory, +3
  • 14 days
  • from £2,960pp
Classic Japan 14 Days
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MayJuneSeptember, +6
  • CulturalFood & DrinkClassic, +3
  • 10 days
  • from £2,260pp
Beyond the Golden Route
Trip idea by Oku Japan

  • Japan
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
  • 11 days
  • from £3,650pp
A Honeymoon In Japan
Trip idea by Oku 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 with Say Hueque


  • Argentina
  • October
Fantastic trip that exceeded expectations

– Maxine from London

Travelled with Secret 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

– Marguerite from Ireland

Travelled with Enjoy Jordan


  • Jordan
  • October
  • 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
Recent holiday in Costa Rica

– teresa from Ireland

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • 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
India - one month (Oct-Nov 2017)

– Gary from Bournemouth

Travelled with Story of India


  • October
  • 15 days
  • from £3,160pp
Luxury Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • LuxuryWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 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
An extraordinary and fascinating country

– juliet from Abingdon and Edinburgh

Travelled with ICTS


  • Uzbekistan
  • October
  • 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
Ecole travel and Mariana in particular were brilliant

– Andy from UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • September
  • 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, +2
  • 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
Great trip

– Una from Ireland

Travelled with Story of India


  • India
  • October
Tour Round Georgia and Armenia: Great Service from Armenian Travel Bureau

– Robert from UK

Travelled with Armenian Travel Bureau


  • ArmeniaGeorgia
  • September
  • Oct 20, 2017
Undiscovered Argentina

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Boat JourneysWalking & HikingWildlife, +1
  • Oct 18, 2017
Where to go in November

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • SenegalOmanNicaragua, +1
  • NovemberDecember
  • Boat JourneysCoastWalking & Hiking, +1
Unforgettable trip across China

– Suely from Brazil

Travelled with Easy Tour China


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

Article by Martha Hales

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


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

– Steve from Australia

Travelled with ICTS


  • Uzbekistan
  • September
  • 10 days
  • from £7,130pp
Primates & Predators Luxury Safari
Trip idea by Kombi Tours

  • Uganda
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
  • LuxurySafariHoneymoon, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,430pp
Wilderness & White Waters of the Nile
Trip idea by Kombi Tours

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

Article by Kati Taylor

We spoke with Annie Young, founder of EcoCircuitos Panama, and our local expert in this wonderful, vibrant country. As a Panamanian born and bred, she sure knows her stuff.


  • Panama
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureHistoryUnique to TravelLocal, +4
Fantastic trip of a lifetime, love the TravelLocal concept

– Deidre from Germany

Travelled with Tailor Made Safaris


  • South Africa
  • August
Wonderful time in Tehran

– Ian from SEVENOAKS, KENT. UNITED KINGDOM.

Travelled with Iran HRC


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

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £2,110pp
Classic Peru
Trip idea by Chaska Tours

  • Peru
  • MayJuneJuly, +5
  • Walking & HikingFood & DrinkHistory
Amazing trip

– Eileen from Ireland

Travelled with Tailor Made Safaris


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

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


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

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


  • Vietnam
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Colonial EraHistoryFood & Drink
  • 14 days
  • from £2,070pp
Cultural Malawi
Trip idea by The Responsible Safari Company

  • Malawi
  • CulturalSafariWalking & Hiking
Fantastic trip of a lifetime. A must do. The people are beautiful.

– Keith from Uk

Travelled with Enjoy Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
  • 14 days
  • from £2,720pp
Family China
Trip idea by Easy Tour China

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

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • South AfricaChileArgentina, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Food & Drink
  • 10 days
  • from £1,050pp
Ushuaia, Argentina's Southern Frontier
Trip idea by Say Hueque

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

Article by Kati Taylor

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


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

– Gary from UK

Travelled with Story of India


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

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • Bhutan
  • SeptemberOctober
  • CulturalFestivals
Wonderful trip

– Beverley from Milton Keynes, UK

Travelled with Enjoy Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
Amazing Brazil Trip

– jamie from United Kingdom

Travelled with Viare Travel


  • Brazil
  • September
  • 4 days
  • from £730pp
Classic four-day Inca Trail experience
Trip idea by Chaska Tours

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

Article by Martha Hales

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


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

– Roberto from London

Travelled with Enjoy Jordan


  • Jordan
  • September
  • 12 days
  • from £1,510pp
Gambia and the Casamance region
Trip idea by Diallo Tours

  • Senegal
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Boat JourneysCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +3
  • Sep 25, 2017
Your Ultimate Guide to Uganda

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


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

– Peter from UK

Travelled with ICTS


  • Uzbekistan
  • September
  • 6 days
  • from £3,060pp
Northern Experiences
Trip idea by Charleston Travel Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JuneJulyAugust
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingHistory
  • 5 days
  • from £2,700pp
Culture and Communities
Trip idea by Charleston Travel Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JanuaryJuneJuly, +2
  • HistoryWildlifeCultural
  • 5 days
  • from £5,670pp
Platinum Rwanda
Trip idea by Charleston Travel Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • MarchMayNovember
  • Wonders of the WorldLuxuryWildlife, +1
  • 7 days
  • from £3,450pp
Hiking and Biking Rwanda
Trip idea by Charleston Travel Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JanuaryJuneJuly, +1
  • CyclingWalking & HikingWildlife, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £3,850pp
Classic Rwanda
Trip idea by Charleston Travel Rwanda

  • Rwanda
  • JuneJulyAugust, +1
  • ClassicWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 6 days
  • from £2,880pp
Food and Coffee
Trip idea by Charleston Travel Rwanda

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

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


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

– Raymond from france

Travelled with Easy Tour China


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

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • Cambodia
  • HistoryCultural
  • 9 days
  • from £2,240pp
Taste of Argentina
Trip idea by Say Hueque

  • Argentina
  • Food & DrinkClassicCultural
Incredible trip and amazing guide!

– Gemma from UK

Travelled with Kombi Tours


  • Uganda
  • September
  • 10 days
  • from £2,160pp
Muscat and Salalah
Trip idea by Secret Oman

  • Oman
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +5
  • CoastClassicUndiscovered Beaches, +1
  • Sep 18, 2017
In search of Rhino

Article by Kati Taylor

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


  • NamibiaSouth AfricaKenya
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • SafariWildlife
  • 10 days
  • from £1,160pp
Taste of Nepal
Trip idea by Nature Trail

  • Nepal
  • Food & DrinkClassicAdventure
  • 14 days
  • from £1,680pp
Spice Trails of Sri Lanka
Trip idea by Sri Lankan Expeditions

  • Sri Lanka
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureFood & DrinkWalking & Hiking
  • Sep 15, 2017
Follow in the Footsteps... Alfred Russel Wallace

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


  • BorneoIndonesiaMalaysia
  • HistoryGreat JourneysWildlife
Fantastic trip

– George from London, UK

Travelled with Tonkin Travel


  • Vietnam
  • September
  • 7 days
  • from £1,030pp
Highlights of the Andes
Trip idea by Chaska Tours

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

Article by Huw Owen

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


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

Article by Corinne Homer

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


  • MoroccoSouth AfricaChina, +1
  • October
  • Classic
  • 18 days
  • from £3,300pp
The Great Argentine Road Trip
Trip idea by Say Hueque

  • Argentina
  • Walking & HikingAdventure
  • 6 days
  • from £2,710pp
Adventure on Iran's Ski Slopes
Trip idea by Iran HRC

  • Iran
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • 8 days
  • from £1,110pp
Hiking the Svaneti Highlands
Trip idea by Hidden Caucasus

  • Georgia
  • JulyAugustSeptember, +3
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
  • Sep 11, 2017
Take the kids to... Africa

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • MalawiSenegalSouth Africa, +1
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilySafariWildlife, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £1,530pp
Taste of Indonesia
Trip idea by Tari Travel Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • MayJuneJuly, +1
  • Food & DrinkCyclingWalking & Hiking
  • 10 days
  • from £1,190pp
Taste of Nicaragua
Trip idea by Vapues Tours

  • Nicaragua
  • Food & DrinkCultural
  • 19 days
  • from £2,240pp
Taste of Brazil
Trip idea by Viare Travel

  • Brazil
  • AprilMayAugust, +1
  • Food & DrinkBoat JourneysWalking & Hiking
  • 4 days
  • from £420pp
Easter Island Highlights
Trip idea by Latitud90

  • Chile
  • DecemberFebruaryJanuary, +2
  • AdventureCulturalHistory, +4
  • 10 days
  • from £1,660pp
Laos & Cambodia Classic Tour
Trip idea by Hanuman Travel

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

Article by Corinne Homer

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


  • Ghana
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathFood & DrinkCultural, +1
  • Sep 4, 2017
A Step Off the Beaten Track: Uganda

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


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

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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


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

– Sarah from UK

Travelled with Tari Travel Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • November
  • 14 days
  • from £2,160pp
Community and Culture in Brazil
Trip idea by Viare Travel

  • Brazil
  • MarchJuneOctober, +1
  • CulturalOff the Beaten PathHistory
  • Sep 1, 2017
Top 5 Island Escapes

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • MalawiNicaraguaColombia, +1
  • CoastBoat JourneysUndiscovered Beaches
  • 16 days
  • from £1,280pp
South African Adventure: Self Drive
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastBoat Journeys, +5
Convenient and pleasant

– Joel from UK

Travelled with Hidden Caucasus


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

Article by Iain Mallory

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


  • Oman
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
  • CoastOff the Beaten Path
  • Aug 25, 2017
Morocco: A Year Round Destination

Article by Kati Taylor

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


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

– Derek from Potton, UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • July
  • 8 days
  • from £920pp
In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia
Trip idea by Enjoy Jordan

  • Jordan
  • Great JourneysHistory
  • Aug 23, 2017
Follow in the Footsteps: Zheng He

Article by Martha Hales

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


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

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • Armenia
  • MayJuneSeptember, +1
  • Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathHistory
Trip of A Lifetime!!

– Joel from Canada

Travelled with Tonkin Travel


  • Vietnam
  • July
  • Aug 18, 2017
August Update from our Founders

Article by Huw Owen

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


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

Article by Kati Taylor

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


  • Colombia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFestivalsUnique to TravelLocal
  • Aug 16, 2017
Get to know Rajasthan

Article by Martha Hales

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


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

– Sara from England

Travelled with Tari Travel Indonesia


  • Indonesia
  • July
  • 9 days
  • from £1,590pp
Cycling through Southern China
Trip idea by Easy Tour China

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

– Ibrahim from Kuwait

Travelled with It Started In Africa


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

Article by Martha Hales

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


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

Article by Corinne Homer

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


  • Myanmar (Burma)VietnamIndonesia, +1
  • AdventureFamilyWildlife, +1
  • 7 days
  • from £1,100pp
Classic Colombia
Trip idea by Zaia Travel

  • Colombia
  • FebruaryJanuaryDecember, +9
  • ClassicColonial EraHistory, +1
  • 11 days
  • from £1,870pp
Taste of Peru
Trip idea by Chaska Tours

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

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • Uganda
  • AdventureClassicWildlife, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £1,450pp
Wild Colombia
Trip idea by Zaia Travel

  • Colombia
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • WildlifeWalking & HikingSafari
  • 12 days
  • from £1,270pp
Nepal Discoverer
Trip idea by Nature Trail

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

– Stewart from Manchester UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


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

Article by Kati Taylor

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


  • SenegalIranIndonesia
  • CulturalFestivalsHistory
  • Aug 4, 2017
Interview with Jolinaiko Tours - our local operators in Ghana

Article by Corinne Homer

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


  • Ghana
  • Unique to TravelLocalCultural