So, cabin fever truly set in while you were in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic and you’re desperate to travel again. Like all of us, you’ve probably realised the value of both time and holidays more than ever before, so why not make your first getaway the holiday of a lifetime? Here is a collection of our top blockbuster itineraries…
The Seychelles is a dreamy sprinkling of tropical isles in the Indian Ocean, each one filled with lush landscapes, cashmere-soft beaches and neon-tinged coral beneath glittering waters. It can be tough to pick one island to stay on but with our Ultimate Seychellois Sojourn you don’t have to. Get a broader view of the Seychelles’ beauty with stays on four of its wonderful islands – Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Félicité – and immerse yourself in boulder-strewn beaches, jungle-clad national parks and magical marine life. This is pure exotic escapism.
Looking to blow the travel cobwebs away? Then surely a month in the Caribbean should do it. Enjoy 28 days exploring, sailing and flying around one of the region’s greatest corners on our Wonderful Windward Islands journey. Hop between the colonial charm of Barbados, the remote splendour of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the wild forests of Saint Lucia and spice-scented Grenada. It’s a journey through the Caribbean that delights all of the senses.
Why stay in one safari lodge when you can stay in two? The Ultimate Kenyan Adventure twins two of our favourite lodges in Ol Seki and The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, a pair of luxury escapes which put you in the heart of two of Kenya’s most iconic landscapes, the Masai Mara and Laikipia. Prepare to spend a whole week rubbing shoulders with the Big Five and meeting local Masai tribes to get a glimpse of their way of life.
Tick off a trio of Southeast Asian countries and travel through Indochina in Style with us. Begin among elephants and saffron-robed monks in Laos’ French colonial city Luang Prabang, before travelling the entire length of Vietnam. See the glorious limestone karsts of Halong Bay, wander the time-frozen lanes of Hoi An and witness local river village life on the Mekong Delta. Cross over into Cambodia to end this mega trip in style – gazing at majestic Angkor Wat at sunrise.
The Islands of Tahiti
With its lush, towering peaks, luminous lagoons and sugar-white sands, The Islands of Tahiti are a bucket-list destination. Bora Bora is its leading lady, but with the journey from the UK around 24 hours, it’s a long way to go to visit just one of its jewels. Our Island Hopping in Tahiti journey not only takes you to beautiful Bora Bora, but also to the emerald natural drama of Moorea and the sweet vanilla scents of Taha’a.
Huge in size, Australia has countless wonders to see across the entire country. Our Quintessential Australia journey wraps up the best bits in the trip of a lifetime, starting in the iconic city of Sydney. Spend a few days exploring its urban gems, before heading to the Outback, where the rust-red Uluru will have you transfixed. Hop to the tropical city of Darwin in the north, where you can spot wildlife in the remote plains of Kakadu. Then, the tropical Daintree Rainforest lies in wait before you can relax on the secluded Lizard Island, which is found floating in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef!
Indonesia has over 17,000 islands, so if you really want the trip of a lifetime in this enchanting archipelago, you need to stay on more than just one. Our Jungle, Mountains and Orangutans journey gives you a pinch of everything Indonesia is about. Begin by spying the bell-topped stupas of Borobudur in Java, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, before hopping over to Kalimantan, the Indonesian section of Borneo, to explore its primal jungle for sightings of leopards and orangutans. The spiritual culture of Bali is your final stop, where you’ll split your time between the bohemian feel of Ubud and the beautiful beaches of Seminyak.
The Caribbean is a region that’s far more varied than you expect and if you Explore the Lovely Leeward Islands with us you’ll discover its remarkable diversity over three weeks. You’ll get the chance to taste a flavour of four different islands, starting in the sandy splendour of Antigua, where there are 365 beaches – one for every day of the year! Move on to the captivating valleys, ravines and history of St. Kitts, before challenging yourself to a climb up Nevis Peak on Nevis. Wind down on Anguilla for the final week, enjoying its extensive culinary offerings and sugar-white beaches.
New Zealand and Fiji
One of our favourite pairings for adventure and relaxation, our New Zealand and Fiji journey maximises this wonderful combination. Divide your time in New Zealand between the adventure capital of Queenstown on the South Island and the laid-back vibes and exquisite views of Waiheke Island. Then, prepare to flop on some of Fiji’s finest beaches on Vomo Island, where the pace will never exceed a leisurely snorkel in its crystal-clear waters. Heaven.
South Africa and Zambia
Enjoy an epic adventure across southern Africa with our South Africa & Victoria Falls in Style journey. Start in the captivating city of Cape Town, spending three days soaking up its incredible neighbourhoods and natural drama. Then, wander into the Winelands and hole up in Franschhoek, one of the region’s most charming villages, and its surrounding vineyards. If you didn’t think it could get any better, an unforgettable wildlife-spotting safari in Kruger National Park is next, before rounding off this epic trip in style in Zambia, being wowed by the thundering cascade of Victoria Falls.