Top 5 Destinations To Travel To This Year With | THE LUXURY HOLIDAY COMPANY
Live in the lap of luxury in New Zealand, explore the wondrous history of Rajasthan or Japan, watch wildlife in the Antarctic or South Africa; the world is full of endless experiences that can change perceptions of what a holiday can really offer.
The Luxury Holiday Company (theluxuryholidaycompany.com) – a brand new, entirely digital travel brand from the Wexas Group – has a range of high-end bucket list adventures just waiting to be discovered. Each itinerary is bespoke, offering some of the most exciting and rewarding holidays available. They take guests to unspoiled and remote destinations, allow the exploration of indigenous and traditional cultures and provide endless opportunities for new and memorable adventures.
Highlights of Rajasthan | Best For Regal Visit
Discover Rajasthan – the Land of the Kings – where Mughal emperors of the past ruled over India from their fort cities. By night, stay in former palaces and by day, have the chance to marvel at some of the country’s most famous sites. Beginning in the capital, enjoy a city tour through the narrow streets of Old Delhi followed by a visit to local bazaars and temples. From here, head to Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal and stay at the Oberoi Amarvillas – the only hotel that offers uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal. Continue west to the Ranthambore National Park and discover its diverse collection of wildlife including tigers, hyenas and jackals. Highlights also include staying at Taj lake Palace in Udaipur, a marble palace floating in the centre of a lake.
Torres Del Paine & Antarctic Cruise | Best For Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventure
This adventure takes travellers to a largely undiscovered corner of the world. After exploring Santiago, visit the UNESCO-listed Torres del Paine National Park which encompasses a vast 2,400 square kilometres’ park that is home to icy clear lakes, fjords, glaciers and deep forests. Here, enjoy immersive treks and guided tours on horseback, discovering new sights around every corner. After a flight to King George Island, board the expedition vessel to spend the next five-days crossing the West Antarctic Peninsula. Along the way, sail through frozen fjords and past towering icebergs in search of whales, seals and penguins. Guests also have the chance to hear lectures and presentations by top speakers as well as enjoy a series of Zodiac excursions.
Imperial Palaces & The Japanese Alps | Best For Captivating Culture
Soak in onsen hot springs, indulge in traditional multi-course banquets and enjoy the privilege of visiting an invite-only geisha teahouse and sumo stable on this incredible journey through Japan. A visit to the ancient city of Kyoto is not complete without exploring the Japanese culture across dozens of UNESCO-listed sites including Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, lined with intricate detail and design. Continue to Hiroshima, surrounded by ruins, coastal cycle paths, white sand beaches and stunning panoramas. Travellers are sure to find their zen in Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, as curved bridges, cherry blossoms and stone lanterns help to set a picturesque, yet peaceful mood. Before guests hang up their Kimonos for one last time, they will have the opportunity to take in the views of Yoyogi Park’s green oasis as the sun sets and the skyline lights up for a final night in bustling Tokyo.
Luxury Lodges of New Zealand | Best For A Blow The Budget Experience
Experience the breath-taking landscapes of New Zealand with scenic helicopter rides, hot air ballooning, mountain hideaway Champagne lunches and more. Start this trip in Kerikeri and wander along the miles of white sand beaches before a trip to the top of the Rainbow Falls. Next, discover the blend of forests, olive groves and quaint villages on Waiheke Island, famously known as ‘Wine Island’ before heading to Lake Taupo, the volcanic lake which erupted nearly two millennia ago. In Christchurch it’s more helicopter rides, jet boating and fly fishing in Wanaka. The trip comes to an end with two nights in Queenstown in a peaceful lodge that is the perfect bolthole before having to head home.
Highlights of Southern Africa | Best For The Big Five
Prepare to be amazed on arrival at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, before embarking on a magical safari through Botswana’s savannah. Capture every moment as elephants, hippos, crocodiles, lions and more reside in the Chobe National Park. Next, board one of Africa’s most luxurious trains and travel through rural Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Along the way, enjoy unforgettable excursions, including game drives through Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park where the Big Five roam the plains. Visit Pretoria’s colonial Capital Park, where botanical gardens, intricate museums and the neoclassic Union Buildings fill the city before staying in a luxurious waterfront accommodation in Cape Town. Once here, explore the city’s rich past, afro-chic bars, innovative restaurants and golden sand surfing beaches. No trip is complete without taking in the stunning city-wide views from Table Mountain, before a historic visit to the Grand Parade where Nelson Mandela first addressed the country. This itinerary offers something for everyone looking to uncover the magic of Southern Africa.