Life is in the Detail

Life is in the Detail

If there's one word to describe Alaska, it's staggering. It's the largest state in the USA, the largest protected wildlife area in the world and is home to an estimated 100,000 glaciers. And all for just $7.2 million... back in 1867.

Will - Original Traveller. Alaska

Life is in the Detail

Think Italian cities, think Rome, Venice and Florence, right? Well yes, but head off the beaten track to Lecce in Puglia and you'll find some of the finest Baroque architecture of anywhere in Italy.

Lucy - Original Traveller. Puglia

Life is in the Detail

Suffering from a case of the winter blues? Head to Fiji and you'll find blues of an altogether different nature.

Katie - Original Traveller. Fiji

Life is in the Detail

Northern Sumatra in Indonesia is one of only two places on the planet where orangutans can be found in the wild (the other being Malaysian Borneo) and, as such, seeing them in their natural habitat is one of the world's great wildlife experiences.

Miranda - Original Traveller. Sumatra

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Stockholm and an Arctic Adventure

Stockholm and an Arctic Adventure

For those short on time but big on experience, Sweden provides an epic Big Short Break. With just a four night trip, split your time between the achingly trendy capital of Stockholm, and an arctic retreat, where husky sledding, snowmobiling and reindeer are all on the menu.

Eastern Sri Lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

A perfect combination of culture, wildlife, beaches and some fantastic food, Sri Lanka has no fewer than seven World Heritage Sites, including ancient cities, temples and nature reserves. Miles of palm fringed beaches also make the perfect conclusion to a fascinating cultural tour.

Small Group Tour: Highlights of Persia

Small Group Tour: Highlights of Persia

Something of a must for culture vultures, Iran – or Persia, as it was once known – is an eclectic feast for the senses, and this is the time to explore a country which is very much on the rise. Soak up the compelling history as you travel from one city of rare beauty to another across the striking landscapes, meeting locals eager to share their rich heritage.

Highlights of Oman

Highlights of Oman

One week beginning in Oman’s capital, Muscat, soaking up the city whilst lounging in luxury at The Chedi, before decamping to the desert for a combination of isolation and adventure. Finally, stay 2,000 metres above sea-level in the Al Hajar mountains, exploring Oman’s stunning landscape on foot, clambering over canyons and rocky outcrops, or visiting hidden cultural gems.

Sunset over Kerala

Introducing India

A two week trip for anyone who's never been to India. One of the most vibrant country's on Earth, India can conjure up a multitude of conflicting emotions during any stay. As a result it's not everybody's cup of chai, but those who fall for the subcontinent fall hard, and become lifelong devotees. This itinerary has been designed you give you a taster of both North and South India.

South Africa in Style

South Africa in Style

South Africa offers the chance to enjoy a huge variety of experiences without the need for too much internal travel. Minimise your time in airports and maximise it in destination as you combine city life, stunning vineyards, coastal retreats and safari in a two week trip.

A Family Road Trip on the West Coast

A Family Road Trip on the West Coast

A two week road trip in California. Road tripping with the kids might seem like a slightly daunting task, but travelling down the West Coast of California is packed to the rafters with activities, and scenery to make little jaws drop.

Java, Kalimantan & Lombok: Relics, Rainforest and Relaxation

Java, Kalimantan & Lombok: Relics, Rainforest and Relaxation

11 days exploring Java, Kalimantan & Lombok. This is one for the adventurers, who like their creatures, and their creature comforts. A combination of ancient temple sites, time to explore the rainforest of Borneo in search of orangutan, and stunning beaches, with great snorkelling and diving within reach.

Sunrise in the Tuscan countryside

The Treasures of Tuscany

A seven night exploration of Tuscany's outstanding natural beauty and iconic cities.

Reefs and Reserves of Tanzania

Reefs and Reserves of Tanzania

Explore the lesser visited Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, sandwiched between two coastal retreats: a hidden gem on the mainland, and one of our favourite island escapes.

Swimming Pool at the Amanzoe

Luxurious Peloponnese

16 days in the Peloponnese. The birthplace of Greek legends such as Hercules and Paris of Troy, the Peloponnese region retains a mythological charm. Separated from the mainland by the Corinth Canal, the peninsula has been inhabited by a number of civilizations, and is scattered with Mycenean, Classical and Byzantine sites. Explore secluded coves, azure waters, vineyards, olive groves while relaxing in some of the countries best hotels.

Flowers in Oaxaca

Luxury Mexico: Cities, Civilisations and Caribbean Coast

A trip to savour the vibrant metropolis of Mexico City, the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas and some relaxation on the Caribbean Coast offers one of the most culturally diverse experiences to be found in Mexico.

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The Best Destinations for a Last-Minute Holiday in 2017

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous. While it's all very commendable to plan things months and years in advance, sometimes it's just wonderfully liberating to make a snap decision. Never more so than with…

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Wildlife Wonders: Amazing Safari Experiences for 2017

Whether soaring in a light aircraft over the dust-red dunes of the Skeleton Coast, hiking through the Indonesian jungle to spot the Thomas Leaf monkey, or watching bears congregate at Campbell river on Vancouver Island, a safari is one of the most enriching and exciting holidays in the…

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Six Reasons Why We Should All Go to China Right Now

China is a fascinating country in which to travel. However, I am not going to lie and say it will ever be my favourite destination; it is a tough country to travel in. There were times that I absolutely loved it and others when I was wondering what on earth I was doing there. However, I do…

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Our Top 5 Valentine's Recommendations

Valentine's Day: two words that strike fear in the hearts of women and men the world over. The first challenge, obviously, is remembering when it actually is (14th of February, just in case). And once that's out of the way, how to procure the perfect gift? Well, if it had slipped your mind…

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Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Desert Plains and Rust-Coloured Dunes

Wolwedans is a collection of superb luxury lodges set on the enormous NamibRand private nature reserve, a place of incredible beauty, space and tranquility. A perfect spot to begin or end your trip, quietly soaking up the scenery, both at day and night. They boast the second best skies in…

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Reboot Your Resolutions

The advent of a new year often brings with it rather lofty ambitions of transforming oneself into a fitter, healthier, more cultured, better organised and generally super-charged version of the previous year's self: new year, new you and all that jazz. And by about now those ambitions have…

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Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Skeleton Coast

It's the skies I miss most when I'm out of Africa- I always thought the vast dusty blue skies of my Botswana homeland could never be beaten. But then I finally visited Namibia- my god the skies! Truly mind blowing. Even the most devoted city lover needs to escape for open horizons to let…

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Exploring Dubrovnik's Old Town

Just a couple of steps in and already you feel like you stepped back in time! A UNESCO world heritage site filled with steep alley stairways and marching guards; just a handful of things which make Dubrovnik's Old Town so special.

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Our Top Seven Destinations for 2017

Christmas is over, 2017 is here and so far January is (unfortunately) living up to its reputation as less than a favourite: New Year blues and distinctly British weather. In fact one of the only things it is good for is planning your getaways for the year ahead, and that's where we come in.…

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Exploring Finnish Lapland

Few things peak at the grand old age of 99, I certainly will not. Even fewer things pack a punch at 99. Finnish Lapland however is looking pretty marvellous and with temperatures of -20 over the winter it is only for the punchy.

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Where You've Been in 2016

At the end every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural escapades…

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Borneo's Best Bits

Borneo is a wild island, home to the infamous Headhunter Tribe and an ancient dense rainforest full of wildlife including the beautiful orang-utans and even the rarely spotted Clouded Leopard. Many people want to head here to explore this remote destination where the last headhunting took…

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British Airways are trialling their new direct route to new Orleans today by having a gig on board! #BALovesNOLA https://t.co/fCLC4KNq0M

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We've got the inside track on the hottest #safari holidays for this year, including the best lodges and the most knowledgeable guides.

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#HoteloftheDay is the contemporary masterpiece that is the Ikos Olivia Resort which is peppered with olive trees and is home to several restaurants with menus which have been created by Michelin chefs. Plus the kids club also offers a range of activities which will keep the little ones busy for hours!

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A great video focusing on nature from one of our favourite hotels in Langkawi, the archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman sea; The Datai Langkawi .

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We are now recruiting for a technology manager to join us. The ideal candidate will have three to five years' experience in technology, a Salesforce Administrator certification and have a willingness to learn new systems. If you are interested then get in touch at jobs@originaltravel.co.uk.

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From Myanmar to Guatemala to Georgia; these are some of our top picks for last minute destinations if you haven't managed to get organised yet for this year!

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We are very excited to be joining Wedding Presents Direct again at their wedding fair on Wednesday 8th March to talk all things honeymoon. If you are planning your wedding make sure you don't miss out!

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#Puglia, in the heel of Italy's boot, specialises in endless miles of coastline and elegant farmhouses. In particular, #Lecce is the Baroque masterpiece of southern #Italy and not one to be missed!

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In the heart of Perth, COMO The Treasury, Perth AU is the perfect base to explore the capital of Western Australia. A stay would not be complete without a visit to the Wildflower restaurant to try their five course tasting menu with pairings.

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#HoteloftheDay is the Banyan Tree - Tamouda Bay which is a shiny new property opening soon in the North of Morocco. It can be found between the Rif Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea and it even has a quintessential library in case you forget to pack a book!

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Our new partners IGO Adventures are running a four day multi-discipline race in August in Montana and it's not too late to sign up. Plus, we can arrange some post-race chill time for you and your friends and family or tailor a trip for them to enjoy a less strenuous stay before greeting you at the finish line.

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