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Top twelve in two!

Fancy a holiday? Us too! But we know what you’re thinking – you’ve only got a couple of weeks’ annual leave left at work, your bank balance has seen better days, and your mates have all made other plans – looks like another trip to Benidorm then...

Stop! You deserve better than that. Just because you can’t put your life on hold for six months, or don’t have the budget to jet off around the world for a year, it doesn’t mean to say you can’t travel further than the ‘Costa del all inclusive’ – there are loads of options available to you. We’ve put together a list of our favourite destinations to do in two weeks or less.


Bali to Beaches (8 or 13 days)

No prizes for guessing what this trip is all about. If you’re after a bit of R&R as well as a good variety of added extras somewhere in an exotic location, then this is it. Bali is dumbfoundingly beautiful, and a two-week getaway to this paradise isle is exactly what you should be booking if you’re in to sun, sea, and surf in a magical setting surrounded by an awesome new set of friends. Sunset cocktails anyone?


Climb Mt Kilimanjaro – Machame Route (9 days)

If you thought going on a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience meant jetting off around the world for a year, this trip might just change your mind. Go on an incredible expedition through the Tanzanian countryside to tread the route to Africa’s highest peak on this exceptional 9-day adventure and really impress your friends and family!


Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation (1-4 weeks)

Interested in marine life? Want to help preserve precious underwater species? Then perhaps you should consider becoming a sea turtle conservationist for a couple of weeks in one of the most beautiful beach locations in the world. You’ll be helping to carry out important research on these amazing creatures, as well as releasing new hatchlings safely into the Pacific – it’s a holiday to write home about.


Thailand Bangkok to Beaches (10-15 days)

Thailand is lively, beautiful, vibrant, at times hectic, and always a great choice of holiday destination. In just ten days you’ll get to experience the bustling streets and fascinating culture of the country’s capital, party under the stars at one of Koh Pha Ngan’s famous moon parties, and enjoy a bit of beach life on Koh Tao. If you’ve got a bit more time to spare, take the beach extension and enjoy the delights of Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi as well.


Beijing to Shanghai Highlights (9 days)

If you’re looking for the chance to explore the extremes of a country steeped in history as well as thriving cityscapes and nightlife, China is a good go-to. Our highlights trip does exactly what it says on the tin, so you’ll have a fantastical whirlwind tour of China’s best bits, from a night camping out on the Great Wall to living it up in Shanghai – what are you waiting for?


Galapagos Island Escape (7 days)

If your idea of a dream holiday resembles deserted tropical islands, days spent in the sunshine, evenings enjoying a few drinks on the beach with friends around a campfire, and a few animal-related excursions thrown in for good measure, then we shouldn’t even need to try and tempt you with our magical Galapagos Island Escape –you’re probably already on the booking screen, right?


Inca Trail Trek (7 days)

A travel adventure of the highest degree can be accomplished in just one week – evidenced here with an unmissable opportunity to trek Peru’s famous Inca Trail. Grab a backpack, hotfoot it over to South America, and explore the spectacular landscape, ruins, temples, and tunnels of the historic trail on the way to the mighty Machu Picchu.


Greek Island Hopper (10 days)

If you don’t fancy flying long-haul, but still want the best weather, beach scene, and a bit of charm and culture to round off your holiday, then Greece has it in spades. Join our ten-day tour of some of the county’s happiest islands, with a nod to some ancient culture on the mainland. You’ll get to hop from the party island of Mykonos, to quaint and traditional Paros, and the beautifully rugged shores of Santorini, enjoyingthe laidback atmosphere and welcoming embrace Greece is so well-known for.


USA Western Wonder– LA to San Francisco (7 days)

Ever wanted to do the Hollywood walk of fame? Or what about seeing the bright lights of Vegas? Maybe a trek through the Grand Canyon or a road trip along Route 66 is more up your street (pardon the pun). San Fran would be pretty amazing to visit, as would Yosemite National Park come to think of it… Can’t choose between them all? You don’t have to. No, really.


South Africa Great White Shark Experience (1-4 weeks)

A unique experience is just a click away for thefearless among you. Play an important role in the research and conservation of one of the world’s most misunderstood sea giants and work as a volunteer with marine biologists in South Africa’s Western Cape. You’ll even get the chance to come nose to nose with a great white in a cage diving experience!


Fiji Island Escape (8 days)

Discover paradise with a quick getaway to the serene sandy shores of Fiji. A truly breathtaking setting, once you’ve picked your jaw up from the ground you’ll have a fun-filled week of water activities, beach parties, and a unique village visit for a well-rounded experience of everything this incredible place has to offer.


Essential Europe (12 days)

From the vibrancy of Amsterdam to the ancient splendour of Rome; the traditional beer halls of Munich to the majesty of the Swiss Alps and much more in between, visit an incredible 7 countries in 12 days on this compact tour. The best part? This tour starts and ends in London so there's no need to wait around in airport lounges and get stuck in queues at security. You can use the money you've saved on flights as extra spending money for your trip so the beers will be on you!


So what are you waiting for? Dust off your flip flops, dig out your sunnies, and get excited about a ‘real’ holiday this year. Give us a shout on 01892 277040 or chat to us online for more great travel ideas and advice.

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