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.

Iceland

Iceland

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

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From our blog

What is a Delta? A Lesson on The Okavango Delta

Something that has become abundantly clear this year is that people love the challenge of a good old fashioned quiz. Whether it's a traditional pub quiz, or a virtual get together with friends and family from the comfort of our homes, many of us have been putting our general knowledge to the…

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Place Your Bets for the 2021 Holiday Destinations on the Green List

It's been an exciting few days, with a certain famous steeplechase race taking place last weekend in the UK, but we suspect most eyes are on the far bigger prize: the 2021 Grand (Inter)National to enjoy foreign holidays. The good news is that the Chief Steward, one Boris Johnson, has…

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Meet the Travel Experts

We believe that expertise, experience and passion are key to creating a holiday that goes beyond the norm, and that Original Travel has all three in bucket loads.

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The Best Easter Holiday Destinations for 2022 and Beyond

While there's nothing wrong with staying at home and stuffing your face with chocolate, Easter is a great time of year for a holiday. Make the most of the school break with a further-afield family getaway, or stay closer to home and soak up the sun with a beachy break in Europe or a festive…

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Love is Patient: How to Honeymoon in 2021 and 2022

We've been admirably resourceful during lockdown, with Zoom calls allowing us to celebrate birthdays, office drinks and anniversaries. Weddings, however, are another matter entirely, and rather than make do digitally, couples have quite rightly chosen to add "I Do's" to their "To Do's"…

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Countries Welcoming Brits with Open Arms

If you could take a sneak peek into the future, what would you look for? In 'normal times' the answer might be this Saturday's lottery numbers, or the next Grand National winner, but right now all our wanderlust-saturated minds want to know is where we'll be able to travel again this summer.

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‘Call of the Wild’: The Best Adventure Holidays to Make up For Lost Time

In a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions, it's easy to feel a bit cooped up. If you find yourself - like a certain 140-pound St. Bernard by the name of Buck - lured by the call of the wild, we've got you covered. From treks through the lush rainforests of Guyana in South America, to…

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Find a Happy Place

These past couple of months have been the hardest yet, thanks (if that's the word) to the double dose of wet winter and interminable lockdown. Here at Original Travel, we're determined to stay as positive as possible, so we asked the team to each describe their 'Happy Place' - one blissful…

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Digital Backpacking: Where to Visit Virtually in February Half Term 2021

After the post-Christmas wind-down weeks and the January blues, many families look forward to a trip away for February half term to re-energise and reset. February half term 2021 may look a little different, but while we may not be able to enjoy an actual escape from the British winter this…

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Sustainable Tourism in Africa: The Importance of Transfrontier Conservation Areas

In Africa, conservation is crucial when it comes to protecting ecosystems and the wildlife that live within them. A wonderful example of this is the development of Transfrontier Conservation Areas across Southern Africa. These ecological regions, which cross over country borders, are…

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The Top Five Happiest Countries in the World 2020

Every year, the World Happiness Report is released, revealing the list of the happiest countries in the world. These are destinations where people feel safe and secure, there is a strong community spirit, and work and life are actually in balance. This year, the Nordic countries have…

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Travel After Brexit: Specialist Advice on How Brexit Will Impact Your Holiday to Europe

With coronavirus spiking and the government rushing to roll out a vaccination programme, it's difficult to think too far ahead at the moment. That said, there will be a time soon - perhaps as early as spring - when we can travel again, and Europe is likely to be an extremely popular…

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