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Burma

Burma

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

Burma
Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

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

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
The Pantanal

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.

The Pantanal
Traditional Trulli house, Puglia, Italy

Puglia

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

Puglia
Southern Ethiopia

Southern Ethiopia

Bale Mountains Nation Park (Bale is pronounced ‘bali’) is often over-looked in favour of the Simien Mountains in the north, but a new lodge means this beautiful region – home to 60% of the world’s rarest carnivore, the Ethiopian wolf - is now firmly on the map.

Southern Ethiopia
Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

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.

Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations
Caribbean

Caribbean

Original Travel knows the region well, and can recommend the highlights from the best bars in Havana to the best dive sites in the British Virgin Islands, and everything in between.

Caribbean
Hanoi & 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.

Hanoi & Halong Bay
Maldives

Maldives

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

Maldives
Ladakh

Ladakh

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

Ladakh
Bahia

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.

Bahia
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

With an almost guaranteed 300 days of sunshine a year, Abu Dhabi is the ideal winter break destination.

Abu Dhabi
Bali & Lombok

Bali & Lombok

Neighbouring islands in the Indonesian archipelago; both offer superb watersports, hotels and culture for a luxury holiday.

Bali & Lombok
Montenegro

Montenegro

A tiny country with big appeal; over 100 beaches, pristine countryside, and a destination that's definitely one to watch.

Montenegro
Stockholm

Stockholm

Stockholm is one of the most appealing cities in Europe.

Stockholm
The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

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

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
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.

Tikal National Park
The Aegean Coast

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 Aegean Coast
Mexico

Mexico

Forget Cancun, Mexico is a truly diverse country, with a vast array of attractions for travellers of all tastes.

Mexico
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.

Gozo
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is quite simply one of the most beautiful and historic towns in the Mediterranean.

Dubrovnik
A Cheetah & Wildebeest in the Serengeti

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.

The Endless Serengeti Plains
Wine Bottle Corks

Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

San Sebastian and Bilbao are the two main cities of the Basque Country, or Euskadi as it is known in the Basque language.

Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
Iceland

Iceland

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

Iceland

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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

As it is Halloween and there are plenty of pumpkins about, don't waste your pumpkin carving leftovers - wow your dinner guests with a pumpkin soup instead.

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The Peloponnese: Luxury, Adventure, Culture and History

I've long had unfinished business with Greece. The last and only time I'd been before my recent trip was a university holiday to the island of Ios that made the first In-Betweeners movie look like a brass-rubbing coach tour of Norfolk churches (hedonistic as they no doubt are). We got not a…

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Trickography Party: Back by Popular Demand

Back by popular demand, this year's trickography competition culminated in a party hosted by ourselves and the Yodas of the party world, Sharky & George. From the live trick photos and frame decorating, to tablet doodling and party food - we had a blast. The Sharky & George team were…

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Norway: Obsessed and Proud

It's no secret in the office that I love Norway, but I used to think that I avoided tipping over into obsessive territory pretty well (the fjord ferry calendar above my desk might make it seem otherwise but that was a present and it's actually pretty helpful, thank you very much). However…

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Dubai: Why Go?

I have been to lots of places in my life, and have a list ten times that of places I want to go. The more I work in travel, the more places get added to that list. But never Dubai. For some, Dubai is the cognoscenti's James Blunt. The place you feel clever not to like. Shallow, fake, geared…

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5 Top Tips for Planning a Babymoon

Two of the biggest events in a person's life are getting married and having a baby. While most people spend weeks (okay, months) planning their honeymoon, the same cannot be said of the babymoon. I'm sure a few of you reading this are thinking, what even is a babymoon? Although relatively…

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Africa: a Continent in Crisis?

Let's be honest, it's been something of an annus horribilis for Africa. Kenya, Mali and Algeria (and others) face ongoing security concerns and the Ebola virus has dominated headlines, while the Oscar Pistorius trial became another negative media circus, all making 2014 a year Africa would…

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New Zealand: The Ultimate Holiday Destination?

Bold statement, I know (and I may be slightly biased, being Original Travel's resident New Zealand expert and all), but New Zealand is the ultimate luxury holiday destination. Firstly, it's home to scenery that truly has to be seen to be believed. Yes, the photos look incredible but even…

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36 Hours in Marrakech

Picture this: you are slowly making your way through the sprawling labyrinth of alleyways that make up Marrakech's famous souq, all hope of finding your way back the way you came is lost. It's now just a case of going with it and soaking everything up because 36 hours in Marrakech is,…

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The perils of playing the exchange rate game… and other excellent reasons to use a tour operator!

There are so many things to consider throughout the holiday booking process (destination, time of year, hotel, the list is endless), but one thing you might not have thought about is exchange rate fluctuation. It may seem like a dry topic but you could save yourself a small fortune by…

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Australia Holidays: From Kangaroo Island to the Great Barrier Reef

A holiday in Australia will never be a quick trip for us Brits, with its 24 hour journey time, but it is certainly a country I would recommend pencilling in on your bucket list. I have just returned from a two week trip to this amazing country and, although I would recommend spending a…

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The Original Travel Guide to ‘Airtiquette’

News has reached us of a mid-air punch up aboard a United Airlines flight that resulted in the flight being diverted and both passengers being unceremoniously removed from the aircraft. The reason for the air rage? That particularly thorny issue of airtiquette - the seat recline.

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