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Jan 21, 2020

Best things to do in Sudan

Martha Hales

For history, culture and nature Sudan is a fantastic off the beaten track destination perfect for an adventure holiday away from the masses. Let us introduce you to some of Sudan’s top attractions.

Sudan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
HighlightsCulturalHistory

Excellent trip, exceeded all expectations

"We were all rather past our sell-by date (85, 81 with Parkinson’s and a youthful 74) so I was slightly concerned that we might come unstuck somewhere along the line"

Sue from Somerset UK
South Africa
January

Wonderful trip to Costa Rica! Exceeded my expectations

"Working with Mariana through Travel Local, was a great pleasure and thanks to her, my trip to Costa Rica was fantastic"

Michelle from Toronto, Canada
Costa Rica
January

The perfect trip

"Never skipped a beat"

cheryl from California
Vietnam
December
Jan 15, 2020

2020 Update from our Founders

Tom Stapleton and Huw Owen

From upcoming destinations to look out for, to how we and our local experts are doing our bit to look after our world and the people in it... Here's what our founders, Tom and Huw, have to say on 2020.

Unique to TravelLocal

Trains and sunshine, colour and contrast

"Travelling by train; staying in lovely riads hidden away in silent medina alleys; bustling souks and markets; dazzling tiles; exquisite, intricate carved plaster on walls; mediaeval medressas and minarets; cafes, couscous and kasbahs; Roman ruins "

Lesley and Julian from Australia
Morocco
December

Extraordinary and inspiring

"Abha Rai helped me to plan a very special trip to India, this was complicated as it involved meeting family members that were travelling and also family members that would join us part way through the trip"

Suzie from England, Northamptonshire
India
January

Fantastic Trip - perfect mix of exercise, culture, relaxion and luxury. Perfect.

"This trip was brilliantly organised by Jose"

Harry from London
Colombia
December
Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

Martha Hales

The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.

GeorgiaKazakhstanRussia, +2
January
Food & DrinkFestivals

Second trip to Sri Lanka, first time with Travel Local - a revelation!

"I’d never used an agent before, always doing the planning myself"

Angela from Oxford
Sri Lanka
December

Beautiful island, expertly organised!

"Such an amazing trip that’ll I’ll remember for years to come! Eshani was great at adjusting my itinerary to particular requests and the trip run fantastically"

Daniella from England
Sri Lanka
December

Great Trip to Borneo

"Great to be collected at each point by drivers and guides who spoke English"

Sheelagh from from Ireland, living in USA
Borneo
December

Amazing trip to Sri Lanka

"I loved my trip to Sri Lanka"

Magdalena from Czechia
Sri Lanka
November

Great Trip, perfectly organised

"Travel Local did an extremely efficient job"

Paul from Ireland
Costa Rica
December

Sri Lanka

"We enjoyed our trip, and the choice of places as well as accommodation"

Emilia from Poland
Sri Lanka
January

India - Rajasthan Tour

"Hi, we would like to thank the team in Travel Local for the amazing holiday we have just had in India"

Jim from Ireland
India
December

Fascinating cultural and sightseeing trip to Oman!

"Our family trip to Oman over Christmas 2019 included two daughters in their 20s who also loved the experience"

Michael from London
Oman
December
14 days
from £1,550 pp

Wine, Beach and Wildlife - the Best of the Cape

South Africa
CulturalCoastFood & Drink, +4

Sri Lanka Private Tour

"It was our first time in Sri Lanka and we did not know what to expect"

Laeticia from Australia
Sri Lanka
December
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Martha Hales

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

JapanEcuadorColombia, +5
JanuaryDecember
Food & DrinkFestivals

Wonderful well organised trip in Mexico

"TravelLocal put me in touch with a really lovely agency in Mexico"

Eloise from London
Mexico
December

Unforgettable week in Rwanda

"The gorillas were a highlight, but meeting the people was probably the greatest pleasure."

Sheila from Dorset, UK
Rwanda
December

Great to see Oman

"Trip was good"

Reham from US
Oman
December

Enjoyed Costa Rica Immensely

"Only a couple of observations"

Deborah from England
Costa Rica
December

Fantastic trip.

"Our driver was welcoming, kind and knowledgeable and made a lot of effort to ensure everything ran to plan"

Elizabeth from Scotland
Sri Lanka
December

Really enjoyed our stay in Costa Rica

"We knew we would like the wildlife and tours but the surprise was the people and vibe of Costa Rica"

John from UK
Costa Rica
December

Multiple stays and connections in the Falkland Islands went like clockwork

"Easily managed from day one"

Ian from Powys, Wales
Falkland Islands
December

Great holiday, well organised itinerary

"Travel Local put us in touch with their local partner in Sri Lanka, Shernela, organized our 12 day trip and was happy to make numerous amendments to our itinerary even when we were in Sri Lanka and we decided to go to our next destination a day earlier than planned, we spoke to Shernela on the phone and she organized everything last minute"

Laura from Australia/ Britain
Sri Lanka
September

Amazing Sri Lanka

"We booked a 14 day travelling tour around Sri Lanka for the first time ! It was our first time to Sri Lanka and we had heard some good things about the country but never expected it to be so beautiful, exciting and have some much to do"

Robert from UK
Sri Lanka
October
Dec 14, 2019

Take the family to Cuba

Martha Hales

With a bit of planning, Cuba can be an excellent family holiday destination. Take a look at our guide to exploring the Caribbean country with kids in tow.

Cuba
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
Family