Winter adventures in the sun and snow

02 October 2017

Winter brings with it the chance to grab a much-needed break away and to make the most of this spectacular time of year. Whether you’re a sun worshipper or prefer a slice of winter wonderland, the world really is your oyster come winter time.

From awe-inspiring ice hotels to fun-filled activity holidays to a week of pampering in the tropics, it’s all waiting to be discovered. Whether you are seeking a snow adventure or a more tropical escape, banish those winter blues and join us as we explore some of the best destinations come sun or snow…

Experience a ranch holiday in the USA

Saddle up this winter and ride across North America’s wide-open prairies. Drive a cattle herd to fresh pastures in Montana or gently trail amongst magnificent mountains and craggy canyons in Wyoming.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert rider, why not take a horseback holiday and sample life on a real working ranch?

Cruise through Canada and Alaska

Step aboard a luxury liner and cruise through some of Canada and Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. Glide through glacier-carved fjords and look out for eagles, whales and dolphins as you sail through the Inside Passage, a stretch of water from Washington State to the Gulf of Alaska.

Admire the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped mountains, forested shores and cascading waterfalls.  Visit welcoming ports and explore exciting destinations such as Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau and Vancouver, all on one amazing trip.

Relax with a wellness holiday in the Caribbean

Jet off to Saint Lucia with The BodyHoliday this winter and treat yourself to the ultimate getaway for body and mind. Relax under tropical palms and white sand beaches by the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by lush rainforest.

Soothe the senses and restore the spirit in the luxury spa with a range of rejuvenating beauty treatments. And refresh, energise and renew both body and mind with fitness activities on land and at sea.

Golf in Mauritius

Mauritius is home to some of the world’s most stunning golf courses and a winter escape to this enticing island is breathtakingly scenic.

A premier golf destination, Mauritius ticks all of the boxes for an unforgettable golfing holiday. Expect elegant hotels, impeccable white sand beaches, crystal clear seas and a choice of superb courses to practice your swing in paradise.

Visit an ice hotel in Sweden

Experience sleeping in one of the most unique hotels in the world – the ice hotel!

The original ice hotel in Sweden sits in a small village beside the frozen river Torne and offers an experience unlike no other. Surrounded by pristine pine forests and star filled skies, you can experience the truly surreal and magical atmosphere of this unspoiled wilderness. As winter approaches, the Northern Lights dance across the night sky providing an unforgettable display.

Explore geysers in Iceland

The land of fire and ice is also home to some of the world’s most spectacular geysers, which never fail to captivate and excite!

Wonder at the raw beauty and power of nature as shooting hot jets of water erupt from the earths’ surface high into the sky. Jet off to Reykjavik and take a tour of the Golden Circle route to witness this steamy spectacular along with the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

Get active in Costa Rica

Walking, rafting, surfing, diving and zip lines - Costa Rica is just bursting with adventure.

A stunning destination, Cost Rica is perfect for winter sun with its pristine beaches, an incredible diversity of animal and plant life, and a range of activities to keep even the most serious adrenalin junkie smiling.

Walk through the forest on hanging bridges, fly through the canopy by zipline for a high adrenaline kick, round up cattle on horseback, white water raft or trek through mountains, cloud forests and volcanoes on a fabulous jungle adventure.

Ready for an adventure in the sunshine or snow? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to plan your winter trip!

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