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A selection of our favourite suggestions

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
Puglia

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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The Road, River and Runway to Mandalay

They say we're often so focused on the destination that we forget about the all-important journey. And let's face it, when you're travelling to Asia in particular, not only is it a long old haul to get there, but the modes of transport when you're there are generally more interesting than…

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Let's Talk "Deep Cuts"

Nope, we're not making a political commentary on the state of the economy and we've not been listening to too much Cat Stevens (obviously that's not possible). We're talking about the Urban Dictionary definition (which technically pertains to music… but let's not dwell on that): true gems…

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Mozambique, the Escapist’s Dream

Mozambique is something of an underrated gem. While it may not be the first African destination to spring to mind due to its lack of safari options at present, the coast offers some of the best beaches on the continent and is something of an escapist's dream. So why not close your eyes and…

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Find your Inner Adventurer

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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Eco-Luxury in the Maldives

Think that eco-living and luxury travel are poles apart? Think again! Environmental concerns are hugely important to the residents of the Maldives, and this tiny island is going all out to preserve its beautiful but fragile marine resources. Off to the Maldives on your honeymoon? Why not…

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Our Top 10 New Year Holidays and Getaways

Between Aunt Marg's stuffy New Year's Eve party and getting stuck in hours of traffic, New Year's Eve is normally a painful ordeal. As a result, all those classic 'Bridget Jones' resolutions seem to go out the window in the early hours of the 1st January. We, at Original Travel, think that…

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Family Adventure Holidays

Thrilling adventures don't have to stop as soon as the kids arrive. At Original Travel we pride ourselves on being able to make even the most action packed holiday totally family friendly. After all, sometimes it's not only the children who can't sit still for five minutes.

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Slovenia: a Hidden Holiday Gem

The prospect of travelling to Slovenia was no small feat for a 4ft 11 solo traveller such as myself… what could I eat there (the most important question in any given scenario)? Do they even have proper shops? Will they understand me? Will I be safe? My dad isn't Liam Neeson, after all. What…

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Christmas Getaways: Time To Start Planning

Talk of Christmas already?!? Before you think we've gone all Argos on you, the majority of great festive season holiday spots do get booked up well in advance and as travel guardian angels we naturally only want the best for you. So, if the thought of doing one of Nigella's coke soaked hams…

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Fill Your Holiday Bucket List

The holiday bucket list. Everyone's got one. And making sure you get every last destination and experience ticked off before kicking said bucket is undoubtedly (understatement alert) a challenge. But that's what your travel guardian angels are here for (hint: that's us) and we're going to…

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Our Favourite Festivals Around the World

This past weekend nearly 200,000 revellers descended on a field in Somerset, flowers in hair, wellies on feet and tents in tow. There was mud, there was body paint, there was tie-dye and, oh yes, a spot of music too. You guessed it - Glastonbury. And once we'd heartily discussed (read: all…

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Our Top Five Luxury Safari Lodges in Tanzania

I first visited Tanzania 13 years ago and it's fair to say the country has upped its luxury safari lodge game in the intervening years. While the term 'luxury' can be defined in myriad ways, whether you have a penchant for opulent gold taps and marble bathrooms or go batty for small,…

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