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We are really excited about 2021, it’s going to be all about the great outdoors. Canada is a veritable gem with its breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and rafting. It's also the best time to go to Antarctica with the solar eclipse in December. The possibilities are endless! For anyone looking for something extra special while on holiday, we offer a collection of after hours, exclusive access experiences that will impress even the most seasoned traveler.
Go gorilla trekking in the jungle
With its rich biodiversity in the Semliki Wildlife Reserve and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as the charming local people, Uganda is on the top of our wish list. This is wildlife destination for intrepid travellers, helped in no small part by the fact that it is a veritable melting pot of habitats, terrains and species. Uganda's popularity is only going to rise due to the increase in luxurious high-end property openings with a huge focus on conservation and its cheaper gorilla trekking permits.
Hit the slopes in 2021
Easter can be the best time to go skiing as long as you plan it well in advance. Suntans, spring snow, blue skies and long days replace frostbite and white-outs. With good preparation and timing, you can get great snow and sunshine. France is home to world-famous ski resorts each with superb pistes and a lively après-ski so everyone is entertained. We also have an award-winning Explorers kids club in Val d'Isere which makes your holiday extra relaxing.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure
Antarctica is breathtakingly beautiful, wild and untamed; it is an extraordinary wilderness and home to an array of penguin, whale and seal species. An expedition cruise to this remarkable destination is a truly epic experience but a particularly spectacular time to go is early December 2021, as Antarctica will experience a solar eclipse on the 4th - although you have to book fast because the boats are small and places are snapped up fast!
Plan the ultimate romantic break
With unbeleivably clear, azure waters lapping at palm-fringed beaches and luxurious accommodation, the Maldives is the ultimate island paradise. Yet this idyllic collection of islands is more affordable than you might think, making it our favourite pick for a romantic escape in 2021. You also have some of the best diving in the world just moments from your island hideaway. Maldives truly is the epitome of island luxury where your every whim is catered for.
Perfect for thrill seekers
A country of mist-shrouded cloud forests, rivers, untouched beaches, exotic wildlife and majestic volcanoes, Costa Rica is an incredible destination for families and couples alike and it's never been so easy to get to. This is the jewel of Central America whose staggering variety of wildlife create an unforgettable adventure. This is the place to go hiking in the rainforest, canopy zip lining, horseback riding and volcano watching – ending with a few days chilling out on a gorgeous Pacific beach.
A sun lover's delight
Antigua is great for a family holiday thanks to its direct flights, abundant beaches, all-inclusive resorts and numerous thrills, from zip-lining to banana boats. This island is the ultimate yachter's experience as the island’s warm waters, reliable winds and two square miles of protected waters make this island an excellent place for beginners serious enthusiasts alike. In terms of getting out in the sun, Antigua never disappoints.
Immerse yourself in a new culture
Thailand is a great place for adventure with city, jungle and beach all at your fingertips. Yet legendary white sandy beaches and warm people are only a small part of the allure that draws people to Thailand; any trip here will surpass expectations. A land of contrasts, expect an overload to the senses with an eclectic mix of glistening temples; chaotic cities and delicious fresh Thai food. Thailand is a must-visit in 2021 for anyone in need of an exhilarating break.
Visit an inspiring destination
India is a year-round escape thanks to its beautiful mix of people and places; it's a patchwork quilt of a thousand polarised traditions and cultures brought together into one colourful expression. Why not tic off some of India’s best-loved attractions in one trip when you embark on our Simply Rajasthan itinerary? Marvel at the gleaming expanse of Taj Mahal, get lost in the famous Blue City of Jodhpur and discover the fascinating history of the Amber Fort on this epic itinerary.
Lose yourself in the great outdoors
Canada is really upping its game with its new luxury camping experiences. The aim is to take advantage of the impressive views and untamed scenery and it most certainly succeeds! Canada is the embodiment of the great outdoors with 328,198 km2 of epic national parks and this, combined with the relaxed Canadian way of life and welcoming attitude make this country one of the best destinations for active, adventurous travellers, regardless of the season.
Get your dose of Mediterranean sun
This sun-drenched island is really upping its game for 2021. Cyprus’s stunning Mediterranean coastline, scattered with olive and citrus groves, sleepy little villages and welcoming residents is an excellent destination for spring or autumn sunshine. The Anassa and Almyra offer a perfect family retreat, with Scott Dunn childcare, golden beaches and superb water sports.
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