Itineraries further from home

Here are a few itineraries which are perfect in the summer. North America is ideal for those who want to get out and about in the great outdoors, or take a drive through California for instance. Parts of Latin America such as Northern Brazil and Peru are again at their best. Moving to Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Botswana offer superb safari options. Looking east, you have the rainforests of Borneo and the beaches of Bali to consider. We have a multitude of options to choose from, but here are just a few which might get the traveling juices flowing.

Samba & Sand: Bahia for the Family

Discover northeastern Brazil's highlights from the colonial splendours of Salvador and Olinda to the ultimate end-of-the-road beach hang-out of Jericoacoara, and finishing with the breathtaking beaches and scuba diving on the island of Fernando de Noronha. It is Brazil’s winter in our summer months, but the north is absolutely perfect to visit from July onwards.

Out of Africa

Watch the migration (July to September) on this classic African safari starting at Elsa's Kopje near the remote Ewaso River, moving to Saruni Samburu, then Elephant Pepper Camp on the game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara, ending at Kinondo Kwetu by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Added experiences can include hot air balloon over the Mara and kite surfing on the Indian Ocean.

Peru & Galapagos in style

Experience the very best of Peru and the Galapagos on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines Peru's breathtaking Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in superb style with the elegant sophistication of a Silversea Galapagos cruise. This itinerary is ideal in the summer months when both Peru and the Galapagos are at their best.

Planes, trains & automobiles in British Columbia

A classic trip through the beautiful scenery of British Columbia from the Pacific Coast to the stunning Rocky Mountains. Ideal for the first time visitor to Canada you travel by float plane, Rocky Mountaineer and by car showcasing the dramatic landscapes that Canada has to offer. Available from June to September when you can get into the remote parts of BC to see its wildlife in all its glory.

Romantic retreats in Bali

Be swept up by the magic and diversity of the stunning island of Bali, enjoying un-spoiled national parks in West Bali, the rice terraces and temples of Ubud and the golden sands and amber sunsets of Nusa Dua. Horse-ride through the jungle in Barat National Park, explore temples, and relax by the beach. This itinerary is perfect during the dry summer season from May to September.

Ultimate California Road Trip

Nothing quite beats a road-trip in California and this is a superbly stylish journey through California, staying at the finest hotels, and combining the vibrancy of Los Angeles and San Francisco, a chic desert resort, an extraordinary retreat on Big Sur and the very best of the Napa Valley. Ideal in the summer from July onwards.

Ultimate Coast to Coast

Experience the incredible diversity of the United States in considerable style on this trip that combines the pulse of New York, mountain romance in the Rockies, an extraordinary desert retreat, and California’s most spectacular luxury lodge. Ideal in the summer when the Rockies offer the chance to explore without the snow, this itinerary perfectly combines cities, adventure and coastal beauty wonderfully.

Ultimate Zambia safari

A luxurious and exciting safari itinerary, taking in two of Zambia's top game-viewing destinations. Stay at Norman Carr Safaris' top camps in Luangwa Valley, then Chiawa Camp in Lower Zambezi, followed by a relaxing stay at Sindabezi Island, close to the Victoria Falls. July to October is Zambia’s winter when it is at its driest.

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