To the Moon and Back

Horseback ride through the lunar-like landscape of the aptly named Valle de la Luna in Chile's Atacama Desert to get a sense of its full, awe-inspiring, scale.

Namibia is one of the most popular safari destinations during Summer - start planning now for 2019.

There has been a lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland since the 17th Century but there are references to a lighted beacon here in pre-Christian times.

Spring sees the advent of Japanese sakura (cherry blossom) season. In ancient times the arrival of cherry blossom was celebrated as a signal of the impending rice-planting season and to cast good luck over the year's harvest.

Luxury tailor-made holidays from Original Travel

At Original Travel we believe that life is in the detail

There is a world of possibilities out there

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Honeymoon Japan

Honeymoon Japan

A honeymoon like no other.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, the extraordinary natural light show that occurs in the depths of winter.

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Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome

Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on the planet, the food is mouth wateringly good, and the landscapes are varied...

Colourful Balconies

Porto & the Douro Valley

The Brits have long had a penchant for port, but the vineyards where the fortified wine is created and the eponymous city of Porto are, in themselves, a delight.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Safari Holidays

An epic adventure awaits



The scenery is striking in its diversity, from plunging canyons to soaring mountains, lush rainforests to arid Altiplano.

Lion family

Family South Africa

Malaria free, easy to get to and home to some of Africa's best family-friendly hotels. It doesn't get much better for a family safari.



The youngest country on earth, and one of the most fun.

Sunset over market in Marrakesh


Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion in another world, where Arab and Berber blood, history and culture are inextricably bound.

Geirangerfjord in the Sunshine


Who needs Canada when you've got big country and polar bears on your European doorstep?

Hotels We Love

Hotels We Love

Pop quiz – what’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word holiday?

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Ultimate Tanzania

Tanzania is a country so full of diverse and fantastical scenery that it can be almost impossible to select just one or two destinations to visit....

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From our blog

Travel advice, information and inspiration from the Original Travel team.

My Trip to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Area: Hiking and The Highlands

When you think of Tanzania and its Ngorongoro Crater, which I've just returned from, I am sure that 92% (precise, expert figure here) of those who haven't been before would not immediately associate either with the Scottish Highlands. But believe it or not, the similarities are uncanny.…

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Cambodia like a Local

The phrase 'like a local' is thrown around a lot in travel these days, and while it's a great concept, we tend to find it often comes without much backing from an actual local expert. Without blowing our own trumpet too much, this is where we'd like to think we differ.

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Navigating Norway: Oslo to Bergen

Travelling around Norway from Oslo to Bergen is no mean feat; a landmass so speckled with mountains and fjords that everywhere you turn it's impossible not to be awed by the staggering and dramatic landscapes that surround you. And there are several modes of exploration available, from boats…

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2018’s Most Under-the-Radar Destinations

You've scrolled through all of the 'Hot Lists' and you know all of the 'It' destinations to visit, but what if you're wanting something a little more, well, different? Luckily we've spent years travelling under the radar to discover some truly fascinating destinations and can hereby reveal…

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The Green Heart of Italy: Umbria

When heading on my two-week adventure to Italy, exploring cities including Florence, Rome, Venice and Bologna, I did not think that the rural area of Umbria would be the region that became my highlight. As the sea and the beach are usually my top priorities when going on a holiday, I was…

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Summer Lovin': Leaving it to the Last Minute?

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous or, for that matter, the chaos of trying to juggle (delete as appropriate) family/work/home/pets/social life. While it's all very commendable to book things months and years…

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Sing for your Supper: Our Top Australian Foodie Experiences

It's no secret that Australia is one of the best wine producers in the world, and those in the know will also be aware that the variety and quality of food on offer here stands it in the running with the likes of Italy as one of our favourite all-round gastronomic destinations.

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Why I Fell in Love with Sri Lanka

As a real foodie I was extremely excited at the opportunity of travelling to Sri Lanka on my recent research trip to sample first hand some of their culinary delights such as hoppers and curries, and I was not disappointed. Having spent the last fortnight in Sri Lanka I have realised that it…

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Meet the Locals - our Specialist Guides in Australia

When it comes to friendly locals, Australian's are well known for being some of the friendliest out there. People do actually say g'day and you won't be hard pushed to find a gang of surfers barbequing at the beach. Plus, with a population of 24 million people, there are plenty of mates to make.

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My Top Five Thailand Experiences: Phuket and Bangkok

Having previously been to Thailand twice before, I presumed that I had already experienced most of what the country has to offer. However, on my recent trip to the self-claimed 'nation of smiles', my presumptions were proved highly incorrect (as most often they are).

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Are you a Master? Our Top Five Learning Holidays

Sometimes, travel isn't only about taking home memories of a lifetime, but also taking home a new and valuable skill that also happens to have a local connection to your holiday destination. Whether that's learning to cook traditional dishes with local chefs, or learning how to play a local…

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Going off Grid in Australia

Are you in desperate need of some time away from screens, social media and emails? Then Australia might just be the answer. Heading to the other side of the world will give you the chance to be in a completely different time zone to everyone on the other end of those emails and calls, and,…

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We don't know about you, but our Original Travel team are spending this weekend all over the world - the Maldives, Barcelona, the Amalfi Coast, Malta and Andalucia... Where are you heading off this weekend?

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Okay, so the phrase 'like a local' is thrown about quite a lot these days. However, without blowing our own trumpet too much, this is where we'd like to think we differ thanks to our team of real experts. Holly in our dazzling Asia team has recently spent four years living in Cambodia. Discover her top five must do experiences here...

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Soak up some of the best culture, taco-tastic cuisine and Instagrammable beaches Mexico has to offer on this luxury two-week itinerary... ¡Ariba!

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