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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

Bali

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

Bali
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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Africa's Next 'Big Three' Safari Lodges

With three pioneering new safari lodges opening this summer, wildlife and adventure is very much on the Original Travel agenda this season. So here is a round up the newest safari hot-spots for the 2015 season.

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Desert… Or Mountains in Uzbekistan

One of the great things about this little known country is that you can be in the sultry deserts of Karakalpakstan one minute (a semi autonomous region in southern Uzbekistan - ever heard of it?!), and then the snow capped mountains bordering Kazakhstan the next. Uzbekistan is small and easy…

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Adventure in South Africa: Our Favourite Activities

After a whistle stop tour of the Waterberg, Cape Town and the Winelands I am just catching my breath and reflecting on the experiences I packed into eight glorious days in South Africa. For anyone looking to inject some adventure into a holiday, South Africa is the destination for you.

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Portugal: Abandon Your Misconceptions

The first time I went to Portugal I was 16 and on my first holiday with friends; giddy at the prospect of having no adults around, we spent the week lying by the pool, getting horrifically sunburnt and drinking strawberry vodka lemonades (we thought we were the height of sophistication).…

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Polo Around the World

The first weekend of June will see London's most fashionable summer garden party: Polo in the Park. This year, we just couldn't miss out on the fun and will be hosting a kids club alongside party gurus, Sharky & George and Eddie Catz. As well as the giant obstacle course, pitch invasion…

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Top Five Sights in Uzbekistan

By the end of a twelve day tour of Uzbekistan you might have had your fill of monuments beginning with 'M' - for there are so many Mosques, Mausoleums, Madrassah's, Museums and Markets its enough to make ones' head spin. And the problem is trying to remember them all as they have a habit of…

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A Day in the Life of a Simoon Tour – an Excursion to Shakrisabz

Simoon Travel's Amelia has just returned from a tour of Uzbekistan. In the first of a series of blogs, Amelia gives a flavour of what it's like to be on a Simoon Travel tour...

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Off the Beaten Track in Indonesia

Indonesia is a destination that generally conjures images of beautiful Balinese beaches and eating, praying and loving à la Julia Roberts. And don't get me wrong that all sounds pretty fantastic but with over 17,000 islands spread across 3,000 miles, there's a fair bit more to explore in the…

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Santorini Honeymoons

'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue'

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California Dreamin'

'It's just BEAUTIFUL, you guys'...is how Californians describe pretty much everything. Americans are, generally speaking, prolific users of the superlative, and Californians are no exception. And I don't blame them for their permanent state of enthusiasm; they live in one of the best places…

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Five Ultimate African Safari Experiences

The Swahili word safari, meaning long journey, was first introduced into the English language in the nineteenth century. Fast forward to 2015 and the term has come to represent a whole raft of bucket list experiences, from walking safaris to canoeing, horse riding and even flying.…

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Four Must-See Mauritius Nature Spots

Thoughts of Mauritius conjure up hazy images of palm-fringed horizons, sipping from fresh coconuts on vast expanses of white sand, dips in the warm, crystal-clear sea: every sun-worshipper's dream. This Indian Ocean hideaway, however, has a wealth of possibilities on offer those who risk…

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