Where to go from January to June

Fiona Bateman on 02 November 2021
It's been an incredibly difficult couple of years for so many reasons for absolutely everyone. Now that we're starting to unfurl from this COVID Cocoon, it's time to start thinking about where we're ready to explore. Whether you're keen to explore overseas once more or perhaps you want to stay closer to home, there are so many options open to us now for 2022. Here are just a handful of the experiences you could be looking forward to in the first half of next year.

• January: The Beautiful Cape

January is one of my favourite months to visit Cape Town. It's quieter after the festive season and the summer temperatures are ideal for thawing out during the winter months of the northern hemisphere. The wine route truly comes into its own in their summer and you'll often find that there a so many different events to attend, you'll have a hard time choosing which to go to. Grab a Cape Town city pass to experience all that the city has to offer, and from just under £20 a day makes it a must have for any visitor. You'll get to experience Table Mountain, Hop on Hop off bus tours, gin tasting and wine tasting experience, entrance to the Cape Wheel and so much more. You don't need an excuse to head to Cape Town because it has something for everyone: couples, honeymooners, friends, families, special interest groups.

• February: Adventures in Iceland

One of my most popular destinations in the last couple of years has been Iceland. It's a destination that I've been fascinated by myself for years and there's a great opportunity to join me out there next year. In February 2022, I'll be heading out, with my friend and colleague Lesley, to Iceland with a small group of travellers keen to experience all the main highlights on offer. Not only will we be heading out in search of the dancing Northern Lights, we will explore the famous Golden Circle by super jeep, snowmobiling on the Langjökull glacier and we'll have a day dedicated to the typical Icelandic pass time of relaxing in a geothermal spa. We will have a day dedicated to relaxing and soaking up the minerals of the iconic Blue Lagoon. The tour in Iceland starts from £990 per adult sharing, it's an adults only tour and flights can be added on to create a whole package for you, just pop me an email for more details.

• March: So Sri Lanka

A destination that packs a big punch in a relatively small package. It's a good all rounder encompassing history, culture, natural beauty, wildlife, stunning beaches and the tastiest of food. If you're going there then you have to be sure to make the most of your time and March is an excellent month for usually getting the right temperatures and climate island wide. Exploring this gem of an island means taking in the highlights of the cultural triangle, visiting at least one or two of the national parks, taking an unforgettable train ride through the tea plantations and at some point during your trip enjoying some down time at one of the many coastal destinations, each with their own features and reasons for choosing the location.

• April: The Magic of Cuba

Cuba is a truly unique destination and what an experience it is to tour Havana in a classic car, delight in rum-cocktails, head out into the Jungles and countryside and even better to soak up the relaxation of a truly heavenly beach. April is part of the dry season where temperatures are hot but not too humid and there is less rain expected at this time of year. This makes hiking in the mountains and horse riding in Las Terrazas more safe and then of course there’s all the water sports. Cuba has become a popular destination for travellers to the Caribbean, so my top tip for those who want to soak up the sun but want to experience the less touristy side of Cuba then head east to Baracoa with its black sand beach. For the bird and nature lovers, you should plan to explore Zapata, get to experience the tobacco fields of Vinales and for cultural attractions make sure you explore old Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos.

• May: Oh Canada!

Springtime is my favourite time of year and in Canada you’re going to love it too! Temperatures are mild so layers are key – especially if you head to destinations such as Banff. It’s shoulder season too, so prices tend to be easier on the wallet. If you’re more of a city loved then perhaps consider exploring Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto in the east before heading west to Vancouver and Victoria. If you’re keen to get into the great the outdoors then Canada is definitely your destination – with Banff and Jasper National Parks as the jewels in the country’s crown, you’ll find adventure around every corner. One of the more popular ways to traverse the Rockies is by train and you don’t get more special than an experience on the Rocky Mountaineer. With fascinating wildlife, pristine scenery, historical sites, mouth-watering seafood and so much more – Canada should definitely be on your go to holiday adventure list.

• June: Andean Trails, Lakes and Jungles

Peru, one destination best enjoyed during its winter time. With sunny, drier and cooler winters, it’s a time of year when the Inca trail is open and whether you’re walking it or taking the train up to Machu Picchu, it’s an experience better enjoyed with the sun out. Try a pisco sour and ceviche in Lima, admire the colonial architecture of Arequipa, see the condors soaring high over the Colca Canyon, visit the world’s highest navigable lake in Puno, take the Andean explorer to the heart of the Incan Empire in Cusco and head into the Amazon Jungle for a wildlife experience you’ll not soon forget. For me, it’s a one-in-a-million destination, full of culture, fascinating history, natural beauty and plenty of adventure.

Whether you’ve still got all of these destinations on your bucket list, or perhaps just one of them is left – it’s time to get planning and experience it all. Make sure to get in touch and we’ll soon have your ideal adventure planned and booked up for you to look forward to.