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365 Days of Summer – The Edits Version

If getting out and exploring new places was your way of getting some much-needed respite from the day-to-day grind, then 2020 may have felt a bit gloomy. But don't worry, we've got some incredible destinations you can visit to lift the fog and make up for this year's lost summer. Our exciting 365 days of summer plan will surely inspire your plans for 2021. So, get out your calendar and start blocking out some time for some new adventures.

Go Long-haul for a Winter Extravaganza

How about some Pho, Fun & Sun in Vietnam for brightening the shorter winter days? The stunning sights of the limestone pillars extending out of the emerald's seas at Halong Bay will be a real sight for sore eyes after spending months staring at the laptop. The hubbub of the colourful, bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh city merges a fascinating history with a relentless pace of urban lifestyle: imagine an Asian version of Piccadilly Circus. And if you love a spot of shopping, use the chance to pick up a few extra layers, as temperatures vary from relatively mild in the south to a cooler 10 degrees in north Vietnam. Finally, round off your trip with some holiday zen in the form of traditional yoga and tai chi.

Kayaking in Halong BayKayaking in Halong Bay

For a winter adventure on the wild side, it couldn’t get better than Costa Rica. Our Rainforest & Restful Retreats in Costa Rica trip is sure to get the adrenaline rushing. Take a deep breath before leaping down through the jungle and speeding along a zip wire – the ultimate in exhilarating experiences. Hike in Tenorio Volcano National Park, and enjoy a refresh from the hot, humid temperature under the most magnificent waterfalls; perfect shot for Instagram right there. Or come face to face with the earth's mighty power at Rincon de la Vieja's geothermal fumaroles and warm springs. Of course, all of this is accompanied by the most incredible wildlife; dolphins and sea turtles, sloths, howler monkeys and crocodiles.

Zipling in Costa RicaZiplining in Costa Rica

Enjoy Some Middle Eastern Delights in the Spring

Take a step back in time with our Desert to Dead Sea in Jordan escape and experience a country packed full of mystique. It’s really worth that early alarm to catch the truly awe-inspiring sight of the red-rose ancient city of Petra at dawn. Spend a night under the stars in the dramatic, moon-like landscape of the desert at Wadi Rum - so far removed from the everyday buzz. But bring some warm clothes because, although spring temperatures are mild, the desert nights get chilly!

Jordan UFO pods at night time Spend the night under the stars in Jordan

If you like to switch off by seeking some pulse-raising activities, Turkey is the place for you. Take the opportunity to board a jeep safari, discovering amazing beaches and waterfalls at Saklikent Gorge. Reach new levels of exhilaration with canyoning, abseiling and swimming around the Kibris Canyon. Then enjoy some well-earned chilling time on some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches. With mild temperatures and longer days, on our Sports & Sundowners in Turkey trip, you’ll be able to fit it all in.

Explore the Canyons in TurkeyExplore the Canyons in Turkey

A Summer of Fun

We all love a glass of bubbly. And it tastes so much better when enjoyed in its home surroundings in the Prosecco Hills. On our Fizz & Spritz in the Prosecco Hills, there’s a chance to explore the picturesque Italian vineyards by foot or bike, before sampling its finest produce. You can even master the skill of cocktail-making to impress all your friends when back home. And for some Italian-inspired romance, the magical city of Venice is just a short train ride away.

Prosecco HillsExplore the Prosecco Hills

For a far-flung summer escape, Bali celebrates everything a break away from normality needs. Picture bike rides and jungle treks through waterfalls and secret caves, paradise, white beaches and multi-coloured reefs, and evenings spent at laid-back beach clubs with holiday cocktails. There's heaps of culture too; Buddhist temples and fragrant Balinese markets. With a warm and dry climate in the summer, you can enjoy it all. Our Sunrises & Summits in Bali trip even offers the ultimate in swimming – the sought-after infinity pool.

Cycle through UNESCO rice terracesCycle through UNESCO Rice Terraces

An Action-packed Autumn

Return to Vietnam in the autumn for milder weather, just right for an adventure on a bike. On our Bun Cha & Biking in Vietnam trip, experience traditional Vietnamese living, cycling through villages, past temples and beside rivers and lakes - a huge step away from our busy, hyper-connected lives. Soak up the intrigue at the iconic cities of Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An and conquer the heights of the Ocean Cloud Pass. With all that cycling, take a chance to rest tired legs and enjoy a more relaxed kayaking exploration at the majestic, limestone karsts of Halong Bay.

Cycling through Villages in VietnamCycle through Villages in Vietnam

For history buffs and thrill-seekers alike, Egypt will not disappoint. The magnificent Egyptian sites of the Pyramids and Valleys of the Kings top most people’s bucket list, but how about quad biking across the desert sands or kayaking on the Nile to add in some more adrenaline-fuelled activity. On our Pyramids & Pharaohs in Egypt trip, be prepared to have your breath taken away by the awesome ancient relics and the thrills of some exhilarating activities.

Explore the Pyramids in Egypt

After months of the dull humdrum, venturing not much further than your desk or your sofa, it's time to get inspired and start planning adventurous escapes once again.


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