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Last-minute Christmas getaways

Ho ho ho! Christmas is approaching fast, and with it comes crowded shopping centres, fraught family festivities, and ceaseless Christmas playlists. If you can’t stand the thought of squabbling with your siblings and yet another game of charades on Christmas afternoon, then book yourself a merry little last-minute Christmas getaway! We’ve chosen some of our favourite overseas jollies below, but if you’ve got something else in mind, get in touch on +44 (0)1728 862230 or sales@imtrav.net and we’ll help you arrange the Christmas of a lifetime!

 

Perth to Broome Overland

Go overlanding on Australia's vast and sparse west coast, with its natural wonders and relatively untouched beaches, set against a backdrop of rugged outback terrain. Travelling in a private vehicle with a passionate guide gives you the flexibility to truly see these desert landscapes and spectacular coasts. Wade in the shallows of Monkey Mia beach and be amazed at the friendly dolphins that approach, peer into the ecologically diverse underwater world of Ningaloo Reef, and hike and swim in the ancient gorges and waterholes of Karijini National Park. You won’t need to keep the receipt for this Australian adventure.


TRIP CODE
IPB10

GROUP TOUR from £1030 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore Western Australia’s desert landscapes, national parks and spectacular Coral Coast in rugged style on the ultimate overland trip
- Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky
- Wade in the shallows of Monkey Mia beach and be amazed at the friendly dolphins that approach

 

Cambodia Adventure

Leave the Christmas jumper at home – you won’t need it on this 12-day excursion around Cambodia. Discover the laidback charm and easy smiles of the Cambodian people, call into the ancient temples at Angkor, and get a taste of frenetic Bangkok, with its excellent street food, enchanting canals and sprawling marketplaces. With a do-it-yourself approach that gives you the freedom to choose what interests you, the Cambodia Adventure is a truly unique one.


TRIP CODE
ITKRR

GROUP TOUR from £591 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- - Get a taste of frenetic Bangkok, with its excellent street food, enchanting canals and sprawling marketplaces
- - Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's most stunning sights
- - Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with optional visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Memorial

 

Namibian Family Adventurer

Escape with the whole family on the Namibian Family Adventurer tour. Explore the country’s amazing diversity, watch wildlife by watering holes in Etosha National Park, hike through rock formations to ancient engravings, and discover a country where the desert scenery changes with every turn and the night sky sparkles with countless stars. One thing’s for sure – there are no cold cuts on this trip.


TRIP CODE
EFAN

GROUP TOUR from £1569 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Climb giant sand dunes
- See iconic African animals in Etosha National Park
- Experience wilderness camping

 

 

USA National Parks Explorer

You’ll find nowhere better for your Boxing Day walk than among the National Parks of the western US. You’ll spend time in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon… the list goes on. Discover a new landscape around every corner, from huge sculpted cliffs and monster trees to alien deserts filled with strange rocks and massive sand dunes. Overload your senses in ‘Sin City’ Las Vegas and conclude your trip in the city of Angels, Los Angeles. This trip will be all you want for Christmas this year.


TRIP CODE
ISSKPC

GROUP TOUR from £3311 for 18 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- While other trips breeze through spectacular Yosemite National Park in a day, on this adventure you'll spend two nights in the park, allowing for a full day of hiking and exploring. With its pine forests, waterfalls and dramatic granite cliff faces, Yosemite feels like something out of 'The Land Before Time'
- Don't let the name fool you. With its water-sculpted canyons, extinct volcanic craters, palm-shaded oases and salt flats, Death Valley is rich in natural beauty and endemic wildlife, and is often a highlight of the trip
- Walk among 2,000-year-old trees as tall as skyscrapers in Sequoia National Park. Think of all the things they must have seen in that time

 

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

Wrapping up the list is our Costa Rica & Panama Discover tour, which captures the very essence of Central American coastal beauty. Who hasn't dreamt of snorkelling, sun-baking and cocktail-sipping in the Caribbean? From mangroves, turtles and white sandy beaches to wildflowers, waterfalls, and hot springs, this one’s sure to be a Christmas cracker!


TRIP CODE
IQVRC

GROUP TOUR from £830 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Who hasn't dreamt of snorkelling, sun-baking and cocktail-sipping in the Caribbean? Enjoy plenty of time to do just this in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, as well as seeing sloths, racoons and monkeys in nearby Cahulta National Park
- Dial the relaxation up a notch in Bocas del Toro, Panama, spending several nights on nearby Isla Bastimentos. There may be no roads or cars here, but there are plenty of mangroves, turtles and white sandy beaches
- Waterfalls, wildflowers, hot springs and mountains - beautiful Boquete has it all. Tour a coffee plantation, ride a bike along a river or take a relaxing walk through the forest, keeping an eye out for tricksy monkeys and tropical birds

 

Happy Holidays!

 
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