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May 28, 2021

Twelve of the world's best foodie destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top 12 foodie destinations, and it's up to you whether you choose show-stopping sushi in Japan, fresh tacos in Mexico, the delicately spiced dishes of the Middle East or the fiery flavours of India and southeast Asia... A whole world of flavour is yours to discover.

MexicoMalaysiaSri Lanka, +9
Food & Drink

Fantastic trip!!

"Great trip, saw and did loads"

Ken from Ireland
Vietnam
February

Great trip to Vietnam

"Knowing nothing about the country we asked Travel Local’s Vietnam team, Tonkin Travel to arrange a 12 day tour of the key spots, to include some cycling excursions and, because we’re not as young as we were, staying at good quality hotels"

Simon from UK
Vietnam
February
Mar 13, 2020

Our fantastic female-led local partners

Kaya Brown

At TravelLocal we’re proud to support many fantastic female-led local travel companies around the world. In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we’d introduce you to a few of these inspirational women.

PeruCambodiaMyanmar (Burma), +7
Unique to TravelLocal

Perfectly executed trip from start to finish.

"Fantastic trip to Vietnam! We are savvy enough to know that it saves time, stress and money to have organised pick-ups and tours and the trip ran like clockwork"

Jan from Scotland
Vietnam
February

Great Trip, everything worked well

"We enjoyed all aspects of the stay, especially Mai Chau, Halong Bay (Bai Tu) and Hoi An"

Tim from England
Vietnam
February

Vietnam

"Everyone was helpful, responsive, kind and pleasant to work with"

Charles from New York, USA
Vietnam
February

Wonderful time

"Very well organised Everything went according to plan All guides were excellent as was the transportation"

Michelle from UK
Vietnam
February

Exceeded already high expectations

"An excellent trip, well organised and delivered by Travel Local and especially the local agent"

John from Ireland
Vietnam
January

Vietnam

"Absolute fantastic trip, from the hotels to the guides to the transfers"

Anthony from London
Vietnam
January

Wonderful Vietnamese experience

"Thanks so much for an amazing trip"

Heather from UK
Vietnam
January

The perfect trip

"Never skipped a beat"

cheryl from California
Vietnam
December
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.

UgandaEcuadorVietnam, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicWalking & HikingSafari, +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.

EcuadorIndiaSri Lanka, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysTrain JourneysWildlife, +1
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. 

VietnamJapanNepal, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicHighlightsWildlife
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.

Sri LankaKenyaJordan, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicCultural, +3
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!

VietnamPhilippinesMorocco, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
SafariWildlifeCultural, +1

Amazing experience, wonderful guides and very well organised

"We had a wonderful time in Vietnam"

Chris from UK
Vietnam
October
Sep 14, 2019

The off-season destinations you need to know about

Martha Hales

We've handpicked our top 5 countries, from Vietnam to Costa Rica, to visit out of season. With fewer tourists, cheaper flights and a better choice of activities and hotels, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Costa RicaJordanOman, +2
Off the Beaten Path
Lan Ha bay, Vietnam.
11 days
from £2,870 pp

Cruising northern Vietnam

Vietnam
AprilMayJune, +5
LuxuryGreat JourneysBoat Journeys, +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.

GuatemalaArmeniaBelize, +8
HistoryCultural
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

MozambiqueColombiaEcuador, +32
AdventureCoastCycling, +2
Aug 3, 2019

Indigenous people of the world

Martha Hales

In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we've gathered together our top itineraries which grant travellers the privilege of spending time with, and meeting, native communities.

EthiopiaBelizePeru, +9
Off the Beaten Path
May 23, 2019

Our top 10 destinations for the summer holidays

Martha Hales

From the blissful beaches of Zanzibar, Cuba and Malaysia, to the epic sights of Russia and the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.... discover which destinations we think are perfect for the summer holidays!

MoroccoCosta RicaRussia, +7
JulyAugustJune, +1
AdventureCoastFamily
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

MozambiqueOmanUganda, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path

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
Vietnam
January

Memorable Trip

"My holiday in Cambodia was interesting and memorable"

Tasneem from Canada
Cambodia
January
Jan 4, 2019

Our best beach destinations

Kaya Brown

There are few things more relaxing than a trip to a tropical coastline. We’ve rounded up five of the best beaches in the world, from the balmy seas of Costa Rica to the secluded coves of Southern India, for all those looking to escape to warmer climates.

ColombiaCosta RicaTanzania, +2
Boat JourneysCoastHoneymoon, +2

Great trip

"Excellent logistics"

John from Newcastle UK
Vietnam
November
Dec 4, 2018

The best things to do in Vietnam

Kati Taylor

From exploring the forests and sampling the cuisine of the Mekong Delta to cycling round Ha Noi and taking boat trips round Lan Ha Bay, we have worked with our local experts to pick out the very best experiences to be had in Vietnam. Read on for more inspiration...

Vietnam
FebruaryMarchApril, +3
ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +6