If you are planning to travel over Christmas we urge you to book early as hotels and flights book up months in advance. Alternatively, take advantage of pre-Christmas offers and relative peace and quiet as hotels are usually emptier before 20th December.
South Africa’s Western Cape enjoys a slower pace of life, enviably mild climate and more world-class restaurants than you can shake a stick at. Explore the Winelands, chill on Cape Town’s beaches and perhaps head down the flora-filled Garden Route for a truly relaxing holiday.
Chile boasts visual diversity from the vibrant capital, Santiago to vast, glacial landscapes and the salt pans of the Atacama Desert. Venture off shore to visit the silent faces of the “Moai” on Easter Island or pop over to Argentina for riding with gauchos, tango in Buenos Aires and marvelling at the impressive Iguazu Falls. Departing from Argentina’s southern tip, board an expedition on the Silver Explorer for the trip of a lifetime to the world’s least-visited continent, Antarctica.
For the culturally-minded, it’s the perfect time to visit Southeast Asia; we’ll create your tailored itinerary including any combination of countries and sights whether you favour Vietnam’s street food and history, Cambodia’s temples or Thailand’s beaches.
Finally, for a pure hit of sunshine and beach there is plenty of choice in December from the perfect desert islands of the Maldives to the colourful and laid back Caribbean.