Holidays in February
Cast aside those January blues and treat yourself to a February holiday, allowing you to avoid the peak tourist season and explore areas of the world often too hot and humid to fully enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for an idyllic honeymoon break, breath-taking safari adventure or overland trip off the beaten track, here are some of the best destinations in February:
Overland through South East Asia
February is an ideal time to explore South East Asia, allowing you to enjoy this magical land during its less humid months, while avoiding the monsoons which follow from May.
Whether you take a brief tour of Thailand or a longer journey through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, your time spent here will be truly memorable.
Our Northern Thailand tour starts in the capital city of Bangkok allowing you to explore ancient temples and late night bars while snacking on water bugs and crickets from bustling street stalls. You then make your way to Chiang Mai via Sukhothai, the country’s ancient capital. Enjoy a homestay, a cookery class and a bamboo raft tour.
Cambodian temples and shores tour
Our Cambodian Adventure takes you directly from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you can view the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, feed wild monkeys and hit the Pub Street strip for local beers and food. Tour Phnom Penh’s heart-breaking Killing Fields before experiencing a magical, rural Khmer homestay; your time in Cambodia wouldn’t be complete without some time spent relaxing on the golden shores of Sihanoukville.
Venture to Vietnam
Our Classic Vietnam tour begins in Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling metropolis offering everything from War museums to buzzing motorcyclists and fabulously colourful markets. Then head north to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Nha Trang plus the sights of Hoi An and Hue, before exploring the northern city of Hanoi and the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.
Laze in Laos
A trip to South East Asia wouldn’t be complete without a journey through the unspoilt gem of Laos, where you can head to the capital Vientiane for Wat Phu Festival and enjoy everything this easy-going, colonial French city has to offer. Tube downstream in Vang Vieng or relax in the lazy town of Luang Prabang; Laos has a distinctly laissez-faire feel.
Honeymoon in Africa
Africa is a continent like no other in the world; it really has to be seen to be believed.
February is a wonderful time to enjoy East Africa, with the drier and cooler weather allowing you to relish its rich array of wildlife free from the summer heat.
A Kenyan Wildlife Safari is an ideal honeymoon holiday, providing an intimate experience of this beautiful land, with opportunities to spot elephants in the Masai Mara National Reserve and experience tribal life with the Maasai. Explore the Great Rift Valley and Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha where you can see hippos, rhinos, flamingos and lions; this trip is every nature lover’s dream
Gorillas in Rwanda
Meeting mountain gorillas in the wild is a truly unforgettable experience. Why not combine your trip to Rwanda with Uganda and Kenya and enjoy cruising across the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth Park as well as marvelling at the Bujagali Falls, the source of the Nile and enjoying various adrenalin activities at Jinja.
Into the wild: Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
Namibia and Botswana also offer amazing wildlife opportunities, especially for family trips, with canoe safaris delving deep into the Okavango Delta. In February, Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River begins to flood, allowing you to white water raft through the rapids before marvelling at the unbeatable sight of Victoria Falls.
Party time in South America
Brazil’s Rio Carnival echoes through South America in February, with the entire nation dancing to a rhythmic, samba beat. Why not combine the greatest party on Earth with the continent’s greatest sights?
Buenos Aires to Rio
Our Buenos Aires to Rio Explorer trip ventures across Argentina before finishing up in Rio in time to let your hair down:
Buenos Aires is a city steeped in culture and history - towering buildings, cobbled streets and tango bars. Fully immerse yourself in the museums and monuments before travelling to Uruguay and getting lost in the backstreets of Colonia and enjoying a traditional estancia stay.
Our trip then moves onto the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, which combines lush green forestry with an absolutely tour de force of falling water. Then it’s time to move onto Paraty for snorkelling and diving, before finally reaching Rio for the party of your life.
‘Carnaval’ combines everything vibrant and colourful about Brazil in one magical event; whether you immerse yourself in the main parade or lose yourself amongst the streams of costumes and ‘bloco’ parties, fun is never too far away.
For the ultimate experience, why not try a Rio Carnival Package, which combines sightseeing on Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountains and a sunset boat trip out to Guanabara Bay with the carnival itself.