Some of our favourites

A selection of our favourite suggestions

Menjangan coral, Bali

Bali

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

Small Flower and Leaf

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.

View over Kalaharis

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

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

ostuni white skyline in puglia italy

Puglia

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

A River Winding Alongside the Vineyards of Rioja

Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

The Basque Country and Rioja offer world class wine, award-winning gastronomy, outstanding contemporary art and architecture, culture, surfing, beaches and charming cities. Not a bad little combination.

Hot air balloons in Bagan

Myanmar (Burma)

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

Red Fish, Mozambique

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

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

Sigiria rock

Cultural Triangle

The tropical lowlands to the north of Sri Lanka contain several World Heritage-listed sites and, because they are close together, these can easily be combined in one superb (and triangle shaped) cultural tour.

Sunrise over 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.

Male Atolls

Maldives

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

Ladakh monastery

Ladakh

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

Blue Grotto Cave

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.

The Stockholm Waterfront at Dusk

Stockholm

Stockholm is one of the most appealing cities in Europe.

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.

Aegean Sea fishing boats

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.

Blue Hole, 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.

Lion on log 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.

Fjadrargljufur canyon

Iceland

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

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Remote Island Holidays: Our Favourite Exotic Hideaways

Fancy escaping reality for a moment? Us too. Lockdown lows might have reached their trough a few weeks ago, but now the world is starting to open up again and we are beginning to regain some sort of normality in our lives. In this new normal, all of those daydreams about far-flung exotic…

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Our Favourite Sabbaticals for 2021

So far, 2020 has been a year that no one is going to forget in a hurry. Many of us have had to adapt to working from home, rethink how we travel, and consider that age-old question of work-life-balance which has been brought to the forefront of people's minds by the coronavirus crisis. The…

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What is the Experience of Flying Like Right Now? (Part Two)

In the spirit of research (and a desperate need to go on holiday), two of the team here at Original Travel have been away in the last week, and in true Top Gear challenge fashion, they can report back on what it's really like flying and taking the Eurotunnel at the moment. Read on for part…

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Best Snorkelling Destinations in the World

There's a lot to love about snorkelling: it's suitable for all ages and abilities, requires little equipment and offers the chance to see a multitude of marine species closer to the surface. From the colourful reefs of Belize and Indonesia to the first underwater sculpture park in Grenada,…

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What is the Experience of Flying Like Right Now? (Part One)

In the spirit of research (and a desperate need to go on holiday), two of the team here at Original Travel have been away in the last week, and in true Top Gear challenge fashion, they can report back on what it's really like flying and taking the Eurotunnel at the moment. Read on for part…

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Dogs on a Train - Top Tips for Travelling to Europe with Pets

A road trip to Europe is one thing (it's an epic thing if you ask us), but taking the whole family, including your favourite four-legged friends, along for the ride is a recipe for an even more epic European adventure. The bonus? You don't have to think about who can pet-sit for you when you…

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Once in a Lifetime Experiences

Planet Earth plays host to some seriously epic events. There are those that happen every year, such as Holi Festival (the world's most colourful celebration) and the Great Wildebeest Migration through Tanzania and Kenya (the largest overland migration in the world). And then there are the…

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The Best of Both Words: Holidays to Hotels with Villas

In this 'new normal' of travelling in a post-lockdown world, we will all have to take into account things we would never normally consider when booking a holiday. Do we want to sit crammed in next to strangers on an aeroplane for hours, or would we rather stick to our own 'bubble' and drive…

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Top Tips for Planning a Driving Holiday in Europe

As the world opens up again for travel, we're willing to bet that road trips are going to be the big summer trend. If you're planning a driving holiday in Europe there's a lot to consider, from destinations to driving routes and from packing essentials to memorable activities along the way.…

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Where We’d Like To Be: The Ultimate European Road Trip

We're partial to a travel daydream, and lately we've been particularly taken with the idea of a retro road trip through Europe, motoring through picture perfect countryside, delving into the nooks and crannies of culture-filled cities and sampling the continent's best food and wine as we go.…

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A First-Timer’s Guide to Travelling on the Eurotunnel

If you're desperate to travel post-lockdown but the prospect of flying fills you with dread, we're here to offer an alternative: the Eurotunnel. Board this fantastic futuristic train (big enough to hold a full-sized lorry as well as a full fleet of family-filled cars) and you can whizz under…

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Why a Gulet Cruise in Turkey Might Be The Most Fun Holiday You Ever Have

There are a few holiday types that deserve 'classic' status: the family ski week in the Alps, the road trip, the African safari and the sexy city break to name but four, but I'd like to add another one in to the mix - a week long gulet cruise in Turkey.

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