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Dec 6, 2019

Taroudant: an alternative to Marrakech

Martha Hales

Taroudant is often called the ‘mini Marrakech’ - and it certainly has the same enticing atmosphere, but it is a far more ‘off the beaten track’ destination so you can enjoy a more authentic version of Morocco. Here are our suggestions of things to do in Taroudant.

Morocco
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkWalking & HikingHighlights
Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

Martha Hales

Whether you are a browser, a people-watcher or a dedicated bargain hunter, markets are going to be a highlight of any trip. We’ve picked ten of our favourite markets to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

IndiaGhanaMexico, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalFood & Drink
Nov 27, 2019

Best of both worlds

Martha Hales

Many of our itinerary ideas offer a range of activities designed to make your trip into a memorable adventure, and some of them include remarkable contrasts offering you the best of both worlds on your holiday - think urban and rural, nature and culture, mountains and coastlines.

VietnamUgandaRussia, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafariWalking & Hiking, +1
Nov 22, 2019

Top 10 scenic journeys

Martha Hales

Our trips include some of the world’s most epic journeys, with all the details and reservations taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Let our top ten inspire you.

Sri LankaSenegalVietnam, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysWildlifeTrain Journeys, +1

Wonderful trip and a superb driver/guide

"This was the best holiday we have ever had"

Lynda from London
Jordan
November
Nov 19, 2019

The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out fifteen of our favourite breathtaking landscapes to brighten your day and get you dreaming of your next adventure. 

JapanChinaVietnam, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeHighlightsClassic

Excellent organisation made an unforgettable holiday!

"The organisation was spot on"

Frazer from Scotland
India
October

Amazing trip of a lifetime

"We had an amazing time on our trip to Cuba from the time we were picked up at the airport to the activities, the casas and our excursions"

Alex from UK
Cuba
October
Nov 15, 2019

Hiking in Peru

Martha Hales

From the famous Inca Trail to the slopes of Rainbow Mountain, we've gathered together our top routes for trekking in Peru.

Peru
MayJuneJuly, +4
Walking & Hiking

Fantastic trip - great organisation

"From first contact to the end of our trip everything was excellent"

Carol from UK
Costa Rica
October

What an amazing experience!

"a real personal touch and I absolutely felt I was in safe hands"

Esra from London
Uganda
November
Nov 13, 2019

Mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine

Martha Hales

Discover the must-eat dishes of Peruvian cuisine, including ceviche, aji de gallina and pachamanca.

Peru
Food & Drink
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

BrazilChinaLaos, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +3
Nov 6, 2019

The best places to go wild swimming

Martha Hales

Discover these wonderful wild swimming spots around the world. From lakes and rivers via beaches and waterfalls to natural pools and hot springs, there are some truly unforgettable wild swimming spots out there.

OmanArgentinaPhilippines, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
Nov 2, 2019

Where to go for Winter Wonderlands

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out some of our favourite Winter Wonderlands to inspire you to pack those thermals and embrace the chill. Winter brings added sparkle and romance, and often the colder season brings fewer people and lower prices,

GeorgiaChileChina, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
FestivalsAdventureWildlife, +1
Nov 2, 2019

How to experience Mexico's famous Day of the Dead

Martha Hales

Mexico's Day of the Dead is a huge cultural highlight in Mexico attracting a lot of visitors. The festivities take different forms throughout the country, so here are our suggestions for where you can find the most vivid and authentic celebrations.

Mexico
November
CulturalFestivals

Fantastic trip, good guide and very helpful team.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Jordan"

Chow from London
Jordan
October
Oct 30, 2019

The National Parks of Costa Rica

Martha Hales

Here’s an introduction to seven of the most popular national parks in Costa Rica. With so many national parks, wildlife refuges and nature reserves to choose from, narrowing down the list can be challenging, so let our research guide you.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +1

Amazing trip to Japan

"We sent a bucket list of places to the local company via travel local who came up with an itinerary which managed to incorporate nearly all our list - or gave alternatives which we could manage within the time frame we had"

Helen from London
Japan
October
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

Martha Hales

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

SenegalMoroccoPhilippines, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalSafariCoast, +1

Amazing experience, wonderful guides and very well organised

"We had a wonderful time in Vietnam"

Chris from UK
Vietnam
October

Brilliant trip

"A very well planed trip"

Paul from Brighton
South Africa
October
Oct 23, 2019

Morocco's cities

Martha Hales

Discover our favourite Moroccan cities and their myriad of highlights. Wander the souks in Marrakech, admire the country's largest mosque in Casablanca and head for the beach in Essaouira.

Morocco
CulturalHistoryFood & Drink, +1
Oct 21, 2019

Top things to do in Morocco

Martha Hales

Morocco is a captivating taste of the exotic with a huge amount to see and do - here's some ideas of the top things to do in Morocco! Exploring kasbahs, souks, mountain valleys and ancient medinas are all top of the list!

Morocco
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalHistory
Oct 18, 2019

Discover Mexico's highlights

Martha Hales

Mexico has a lot going for it whatever kind of holiday you have in mind. Cities burst with fascinating culture and colonial architecture, the food is mouth-watering, the landscapes are stunning, fantastically preserved Mayan ruins bring history to life and the beaches are to die for...

Mexico
CoastWonders of the WorldHistory, +4
Oct 15, 2019

Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway

Martha Hales

Visit Cuba and follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway, a prolific and celebrated writer whose travels spanned the globe and inspired his much loved books. Based almost exclusively in and around Havana, visiting his most loved haunts is a breeze!

Cuba
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
HistoryFood & DrinkCultural

Superb organisation and service by Max

"The advice we got from the local company on how to structure our tour of China was really helpful and very responsive to our particular preferences and needs and the agency was happy too adapt our itinerary repeatedly as we learnt more about China"

Tony from London
China
September
Oct 8, 2019

Take your family to the Philippines

Martha Hales

With beautiful scenery, loads to do and helpful people that generally adore kids, the Philippines should definitely be on your family’s wish list. Picture island hopping adventures with beautiful beaches, fascinating creatures and plenty of family-friendly accommodation and adventures.

Philippines
JanuaryFebruaryMay, +7
FamilyCoast

Georgia: Fascinating country, great trip, good organisation by the local expert.

"Earlier this year we had met Huw, joint MD, to discuss the possibility of a visit to Georgia and his ideas and enthusiasm convinced us that it would be our next destination"

Dennis from Taunton, Somerset, UK
Georgia
September

One of the best trips

"Great holiday in South America"

Ying Dee from London
Peru
September