The Middle East and North Africa, unbearably hot for the previous few months, should now be firmly back on the radar for holidays in October. Jordan and Morocco are particular Original Travel favourites, and in the latter, Marrakech has hot (but not unbearably so) days; the Atlas Mountains are beautiful; snow has yet to fall in the foothills, and Essaouira and the coast are still warm enough.

This is also half term time, so the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera, the immaculate family hotels of Oman and the Vegas-on-Sea ‘delights’ of Dubai are all on the family holiday agenda as well. October is also a wonderful month to sample the culinary delights of Vietnam and Bhutan for good weather, fascinating festivals, and clear views of the mountains.

Autumn approaches, migrating birds head for warmer climes, and the Middle East and Mozambique are rather nice at this time of year.

Tom, Original Traveller

Our favourites for October

Vietnam

Vietnam

The 20th century saw Vietnam successively fighting off the French, the Americans and the Chinese, and it is now one of the most appealing destinations in South-East Asia, welcoming a new invasion – tourists, this time – with open arms.

Vietnam
Morocco

Morocco

Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion in another world, where Arab and Berber blood, history and culture are inextricably bound.

Morocco
Muscat

Muscat

The Omani capital is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East.

Muscat
Musandam Peninsula

Musandam Peninsula

The Musandam Peninsula is an exclave of Oman, cut off from the rump of the country by the UAE.

Musandam Peninsula
Jordan

Jordan

For a small country, Jordan packs an impressive punch in terms of history, culture and scenery, and the proximity of its key sights makes a holiday to Jordan ideal for the time-pressed traveller.

Jordan
Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique is the ultimate holiday destination thanks to mile upon mile of palm-fringed coastline, warm turquoise waters and now a national park that allows for the ultimate 'bush and beach' combination.

Mozambique

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