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Jul 12, 2021

The best cities in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture... Which will you head for on your next South America trip?

ColombiaChilePeru, +3
Butre Beach
10 days
from £1,610 pp

Heritage Tour of Southern Ghana

HistoryColonial EraCultural, +1
10 days
from £830 pp

Kerala - Nature and Adventure

AdventureWildlifeCultural, +1
14 days
from £2,720 pp

An adventure through India & the Maldives

CoastCulturalWildlife, +2
21 days
from £10,130 pp

Honeymoon in India & the Maldives

HistoryCross BorderCoast, +3
11 days
from £2,060 pp

Classic Rajasthan

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
CulturalClassicWonders of the World, +2
Woman selling flowers in India
11 days
from £1,960 pp

Classic Tamilnadu - South India

OctoberFebruaryMarch, +3
Colonial EraClassicHighlights, +1
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.

GuatemalaChinaMorocco, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCultural
13 days
from £2,680 pp

A Honeymoon in India

OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
ClassicLuxuryWonders of the World, +2
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.

Costa RicaVietnamCambodia, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysAdventureWildlife, +3
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,

RussiaGeorgiaArgentina, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
CulturalWildlifeAdventure, +1
Sep 4, 2019

Our historical hotlist

Martha Hales

From Beijing's Forbidden City to the ancient mosques and minarets of Samarkand, we've gathered together our top 10 historical places to visit around the world.

IndiaUzbekistanGuatemala, +8
Views from the Western Ghats
9 days
from £2,570 pp

Eco India (Group Tour)

WildlifeCulturalOff the Beaten Path, +1
Jun 15, 2019

India's Golden Triangle: The highlights and hidden gems

Martha Hales

If you trace a line from Delhi via Agra and Jaipur and back to Delhi you will have drawn the Golden Triangle. Many of the stunning sights on the route are amongst India's most popular tourist hotspots... but not all. Here’s our introduction to the highlights and hidden gems of the Golden Triangle.

HistoryCulturalHighlights, +3
12 days
from £1,830 pp

Family Trip to Colombia

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +2
CoastColonial EraCycling, +5
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.

IndiaUzbekistanKazakhstan, +4
Wonders of the WorldColonial EraHistory, +1
11 days
from £1,850 pp

India - A Family Holiday

Wonders of the WorldCulturalFamily, +1
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.

Taj Mahal at dawn
7 days
from £1,080 pp

The Golden Triangle of India

OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
CulturalHighlightsClassic, +3
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

Costa RicaMoroccoTanzania, +8
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkAdventure, +8
9 days
from £1,340 pp

Hiking and biking northern Colombia

CyclingOff the Beaten PathHistory, +2
Dec 24, 2018

Our top 5 beautiful winter landscapes

Samantha Fergusson

From the soaring Tien Shan mountains to Russia's sparkling cities and the northern lights above Iceland, there are a whole realm of beautiful wintry landscapes waiting to be witnessed. Here, we've picked out our five favourites to tantalise you with promises of snow and stunning views.

RussiaChinaKyrgyzstan, +2
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
AdventureWonders of the World
Dec 10, 2018

Ciudad Perdida: Hiking to Colombia's Lost City

Samantha Fergusson

Colombia's Lost City is the "new" Machu Picchu - a fascinating ruined city of terraces and steps hidden deep in the Colombian jungle and dating to 600 years before its Peruvian counterpart was even thought of. The only way of reaching this stunning spot is on a four day hike forging rivers, sleeping in hammocks and scrambling up vine-clad mountain slopes. An adventurer's heaven...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
HistoryWalking & HikingAdventure, +1
Dec 6, 2018

Why you should travel to Colombia

Larissa Obolensky

Over the years, Colombia has shaken off its tumultuous past and its kaleidoscopic character has come to life. With colonial archaeology galore, idyllic beaches, a fascinating culture and lost cities hidden deep in the jungle there is a huge amount to discover here. With the help of our local experts, we've picked out some highlights to help inspire you in planning your trip.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
Undiscovered BeachesCoastCultural, +7
Nov 23, 2018

Travelling in West Africa: Ghana, Togo and Benin

Kaya Brown

Ghana, Togo and Benin offer the perfect opportunity for an exciting African getaway at the fraction of the usual price, and without the hordes of tourists you find at better well-known destinations. We've rounded up our top tips and insider knowledge to bear in mind whilst travelling the West African coast.

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +2
SafariFamilyWildlife, +10
12 days
from £2,500 pp

Northeast India: The Last Frontier

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
CulturalSafariOff the Beaten Path, +1
Nov 17, 2018

The gorgeous beaches of Ghana

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 its historic castle to the remote wilds of Cape Three Points, find out which beaches we think are most worth a visit.

CoastHistoryUndiscovered Beaches
Nov 14, 2018

Why you should go to Ghana

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.

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
FamilyFood & DrinkCultural, +9
Nov 14, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to India

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariOff the Beaten PathHistory, +16
Nov 7, 2018

Take the family to India

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Boat JourneysGreat JourneysFamily, +2