August is a surprisingly good month to travel to a diverse variety of destinations in the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia and, of course, Europe. At this time of year the world really is your oyster.
Escape the summer crowds and charter a gulet or private yacht to explore Croatia's Dalmatian Coast or Turkey's glorious southern coastline, stopping to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or a long lunch at a taverna tucked away in a hidden cove.
Book early to get the best of our European private villa portfolio and find somewhere to be comfortably ‘en famille’ but with staff to do the heavy lifting for you. Enjoy the panoramic views of quintessential lavender fields and olive groves from a restored Provencal ‘Mas’, deep in fragrant countryside and within reach of charming French villages. If the beach and sea views is more your thing then Spain’s Balearic islands will deliver.
August is a great month to walk the Inca trail (or simply be driven) to Machu Picchu in Peru, where the verdant rain forest gives way to the soaring Andes and the UNESCO world heritage town of Cusco. Historic Lima and the mysterious Nazca Lines also wait to be explored.
It’s still prime safari season for most of Africa with the wildebeest migration pounding across the plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti in Kenya and Tanzania, Botswana’s Okavango Delta still in flood and South Africa enjoying the best time of year (dry and cool) for game viewing. Namibia offers a counterpoint of desert wilderness and striking tribespeople and is a great place to self-drive.