Top 5 French Tours
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With summer been and gone and reminiscing of summer days putting you in the holiday spirit, it is worth considering when the best time to travel is. Here are our tips for the best trips in the last few months of the year.
During Europe's hottest month, avoid destinations like the Algarve and Spain to miss the holiday crowds. Venture a little further to South Africa for an unforgettable guided walking and wildlife adventure. There's a dry spell in August, with 12 hours of glorious sunshine a day, so you’re likely to spot animals around the waterholes.
A safari in Kruger National Park is unmissable, home to lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes and many more. Hike to the gold rush spot Pilgrim’s Rest and visit the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon, with a chance to spot the incredible cloud formation 'God’s Blanket' en route. Other highlights include spectacularly scenic walks at the Letaba Ranch Reserve and Swaziland's Malolotja Nature Reserve.
Once the crowds subside and the mercury drops a little, Croatia is perfect for an active holiday. A cycling tour of the Istrian peninsula takes you on a journey through evergreen forests and along the glistening cost of the Adriatic, passing medieval market towns along the way.
Get ready for a feast for the senses: sampling muscat in Venetian-inspired Umag, olive oil in Novigrad and truffles in Livade. History buffs shouldn’t miss the 19th-century Savudrija lighthouse or the baroque church of St Vitus and Modesto in GroÅ¾njan. The trip ends in the kaleidoscopic Rovinj – a colourful fishing port perched on a hill.
You’ll find the best of the late summer sun in diverse Turkey. Temperatures in October are forgiving enough to allow for plenty of activities on the coast. Our active holiday in Phokaia Beach Resort is ideal for trying new sports and offers excellent childcare.
There is road cycling and mountain biking around the picturesque harbour town Foça and its rugged backdrop of rocky terrain. Go windsurfing and sailing, kayaking and swimming. Try yoga at dawn, followed by tennis or wakeboarding. Finish the day with a spot of traditional live music on a sun-soaked terrace.
The summer monsoons have blown over and the winter freeze has not yet descended: November is a fantastic time to visit Nepal. The Annapurna Panorama guided tour is a gentle introduction to trekking in the Himalayas. The journey takes you from colourful Kathmandu to the peaceful plains of Chitwan National Park.
You’ll trek through the foothills, staying in tea houses, with stops at Fishtail Mountain, the tranquil Chetri village of Pumdi and high point Panchase Danda for breathtaking panoramic views. End the trip back in the capital, exploring bustling streets lined with spice sellers, potters and rickshaw wallahs.
Head south to India for a restorative dose of winter sun. At the start of the dry season, the temperature can climb to the low 30s – perfect for a leisurely cycling trip. A tour of the backroads of Kerala reveals the quieter side of India: from the spice and tea plantations of the inner country to Periyar National Park, rich in wildlife.
Drink fresh coconut water on the beaches of Kovalam and pay your respects at the Janardhana Swamy Temple at Varkala. Feast on traditional homely foods in Thotappally and marvel at Poonjar Palace, the abandoned 900-year-old residence of the Maharajah.
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