Some of our favourites

A selection of our favourite suggestions

Menjangan coral, Bali

Bali

The tropical idyll of Bali offers superb watersports, landscapes, hotels and culture for a varied luxury holiday.

Small Flower and Leaf

The Pantanal

In the centre of South America lies the largest inland delta in the world, the Pantanal, or flooded outback, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

View over Kalaharis

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana's Kalahari is a semi-arid desert and the most species rich in the world.

ostuni white skyline in puglia italy

Puglia

Puglia, on the heel of Italy's boot, is a destination apart, both culturally and geographically.

A River Winding Alongside the Vineyards of Rioja

Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

The Basque Country and Rioja offer world class wine, award-winning gastronomy, outstanding contemporary art and architecture, culture, surfing, beaches and charming cities. Not a bad little combination.

Balloons and Pagodas in Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma) is a country of history, culture, and incredibly beautiful landscapes, and we are delighted to be offering holidays there

Red Fish, Mozambique

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

The remote Quirimbas Archipelago is one of the last untouched wilderness areas on Africa’s Indian Ocean coast.

Sigiriya rock

Cultural Triangle

The heartland of Sri Lanka contains several World Heritage listed sites, and because they are close together, these can easily be combined in one superb cultural tour.

Sunrise over Halong Bay

Hanoi & Halong Bay

A holiday to Hanoi, exploring the culture of Vietnam's capital, combines well with a meandering boat tour around the beautiful Halong Bay.

A Hammock On A Maldivian Beach

Maldives

Paradise islands don’t come much better than the Maldives.

A beautiful Monastery in Ladakh

Ladakh

Ladakh contains one of the most intact Tantric Buddhist societies left on earth.

Blue Grotto Cave

Bahia

The State of Bahia is known as ‘the land of the drum’. It is one of the most historic regions of Brazil, with a number of important cultural attractions, as well as endless miles of beautiful coastline.

The Stockholm Waterfront at Dusk

Stockholm

Stockholm is one of the most appealing cities in Europe.

Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park

A 45-minute flight from Guatemala City to Flores in the steamy Petén region of northern Guatemala, Tikal’s 3,000 temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, ball courts and plazas lie in the heart of the jungle.

Aegean Sea fishing boats

The Aegean Coast

Turquoise sea, beautiful bays and pretty little villages line Turkey's south western coast - a holiday in its own right or great in combination with Istanbul.

The Azure Window in Gozo

Gozo

Malta's shy little sister, Gozo is a real favourite of ours because of its laid-back atmosphere, great beaches, and relative anonymity.

Roaring Lion in the Endless Plains

The Endless Serengeti Plains

Tanzania's spectacular equivalent of the Masai Mara, packed with wildlife and often with tourists; but we know how to avoid them.

Waterfall in Iceland

Iceland

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

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Europe's Most Underrated Country - Reconnecting in Romania

Romania, a hugely underappreciated and underexplored country, is the perfect destination for those who want to be challenged and surprised. Simplify, slow down and reconnect in Transylvania's beautifully preserved and wonderfully wild nature that's laced with rich history and deep…

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Moroc-go! Off the Beaten Track Highlights of Southern Morocco

A holiday to Morocco brings to mind reams of exotic images… browsing colourful souqs in the bustling streets of Marrakech, rejuvenating yourself at a Hammam spa, and tucking into a tasty tagine for tea. However, sometimes the most beautiful, romantic spots are found when you head off the…

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'Hot 'N' Cold' - Last Minute Winter Breaks

Words rarely fail us here at Original Travel. However, sometimes the best descriptions come from the great lyricists of our time - namely, Diana Ross, ABBA and…err…OutKast? Whether you want to chill out or turn up the heat, here are some of our favourite destinations for a winter break, and…

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How To Do Rome With Kids - Part Two

Rome is a magical destination for families, but as with any successful trip, the proof is in the planning, so here are our direcor and founder Tom Barber's continued top tips for the perfect family trip to the Eternal City…

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How To Do Rome With Kids - Part One

Rome is a magical destination for families, but as with any successful trip, the proof is in the planning, so here are my top tips (and those of my wife and four children, who are never short of feedback on one of our family trips) for the perfect family trip to the Eternal City…

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Digital Detox in The Yukon

As adults it's all too common to lose touch with the magic in the world. Somewhere along the way - in between work, family, finances and a mountain of stress - we become blind to the beauty that is all around us, to the wonder of this extraordinary planet we live on. We become restricted by…

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Take Note! Our Favourite Places to Hear Live Music

Shakespeare famously wrote 'if music be the food of love, play on'. This particular phrase opens 'Twelfth Night', with Orsino musing that an excess of music might cure his love obsession in the same way eating too much food cures one's hunger. Well, Shakespeare might have been on to…

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Top 2020 Trips for Tweens

Welcome to the age of the 'tweenager' - the twilight zone between the innocence of early childhood and the dark ages of the teenage years. No need to panic though, because handled correctly these can be some of the most memorable (for all the right reasons) of all family travel times. For…

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Yukon Trust Us! Why You Need to Visit The Yukon

Hulking mountains, glittering glaciers and Wild West-style towns; the Yukon plunges you into a world of adventure in the great outdoors. Whether you're gazing wide-eyed at the dancing Northern Lights, kicking back with a cancan show or soaring over icy lakes in a single propeller plane, the…

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Our Top Tips for Travelling Together on Sabbatical

We've already talked about the potential for anxiety when leaving everyday life and - more importantly - friends and family behind during a sabbatical, but now it's time to get practical. Whether you want to counter those fears by taking family with you, or by having friends visit, or if you…

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Savouring the Greek Islands

Greece is home to over six thousand islands so how on earth do you choose just one? If you have some time on your hands, indulge in an island-hopping adventure to see a selection. But which ones? And in what order? I like to think of my Greek Island getaway as a delicious meal with many…

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If You've Got it, Haunt it - Our Must-Sees for a Fang-tastic Halloween...

As respectable adults, we are (sadly) considered too old by society to dress up as vampires and go door to door demanding Haribo. While this is desperately disappointing, the rise of 'dark tourism' means we can take your Halloween to the next level. So save the face paint for the kids and…

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