The Best Places to Travel in 2024

One of the classic view of Phuket in southern Thailand
One of the classic view of Phuket in southern Thailand | Photo by Mike Swigunski on Unsplash

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Yes, that’s right… we’re already planning well into 2024! Given the variety of trips we have on offer and the serious decisions you have to make over when and where to go in the not-too-distant future, we think its only right to put these wonderful options in front of your eyes right now.

Sublime Southern Thailand

Soi Cowboy, Bangkok, Thailand

In the spirit of planning for the whole year, here’s one of our favourite trips complete with a multitude of departure dates throughout 2024. From kayaking through mangroves and caves to sampling traditional street food, this 11-day trip will immerse you in the riches that southern Thailand has to offer. Starting in the buzzing capital of Bangkok, head south to Phuket and Khao Sok Lake, where you’ll stay in a floating raft house and experience a wildlife boat safari – possibly spotting a sun bear if you’re lucky. Snorkel in the Andaman Sea, embark on a sunset cruise and explore the hidden lagoon on Hong Island before some well-earned relaxation in Koh Yao Yai. Cap off your island-hopping adventure with a farewell group dinner under the star-studded sky.

Come with us to discover Sublime Southern Thailand

Seductive Southern Italy

How about watching the sun set on the Amalfi Coast before the sun sets on your year of travel?

We keep wondering why this is one of our most popular trips and then we look at the itinerary and realise why. With clifftop villages, secluded beaches and authentic Italian cuisine, this 10-day journey across southern Italy gives you a flavour of one of the most popular destinations in the world. Film fans will gawp in amazement at the sheer majesty of Matera, the stone village that featured in prominent scenes in the most recent Bond film. Other highlights include a cruise along the Amalfi Coast and time in Naples, the city that arguably feels more authentic than any other in Italy.

Discover the best of Italy on our trip to the Seductive South

Secrets of Sri Lanka

A temple in the forest is one of the many Secrets of Sri Lanka waiting to be discovered

Immerse yourself in authentic Sri Lanka on this 12-day adventure. You’ll avoid the usual tourist traps and get a glimpse of real Sri Lankan culture – from a local’s tour of Colombo to cycling around 1,000-year-old ruins. Foodies will love the hands-on cooking lesson, combined with a trip to the village market, while thrillseekers will get their fix white-water rafting and abseiling at Kitulgala. Explore a quieter, lesser-known side of Yala National Park, where you might spot wild elephants and leopards, before finishing on a tropical beach in Kosgoda.

Uncover the Secrets of Sri Lanka with Culture Trip in 2024

Wild Scotland

The Mystical Isle of Skye

Escape the crowds and explore the stunning Hebridean islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis, where you’ll discover a wilderness of white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. You’ll have the opportunity to kayak through secluded inlets, explore enchanting nature spots like the Fairy Pools, and experience unparalleled tranquillity in this Tolkien-esque landscape. Sip on some Scottish whisky and visit an ancient stone circle while enjoying the stunning views, making this journey a truly magical experience like no other. Make 2024 a year to remember with a trip to Wild Scotland.

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Regal Rajasthan

The back of the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure starts in the thrumming Indian capital of Delhi, where you’ll explore the ancient walled core of Shahjahanabad by bicycle. Then it’s off to Agra, home to the monumental Taj Mahal, which you’ll visit at sunrise – the most peaceful time of day. Jaipur, Rajasthan’s largest city, is next – via the Unesco World Heritage-listed town of Fatehpur Sikri. The next day, you’ll take a jeep ride to the breathtaking Amer Fort, in the forested hills north of Jaipur. Rohet is next, on the edge of the Thar Desert, where you’ll embark on a jeep safari to visit Bishnoi villages, and then onto a city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. From Rohet it’s cross country to the scenic village of Narlai, before driving on to Udaipur – where this trip wraps up, after a visit to the Jain temple at Ranakpur.

Ready for an adventure to Regal Rajasthan?

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