Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Set sail from Vietnam to Cambodia

Set sail from Vietnam to Cambodia

A new river cruise from Asia experts Travel Indochina promises to be the most luxurious way to sail from Vietnam to Cambodia, travelling in a boutique-style boat.

Departing from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the boat sails along the Mekong River to Siem Reap, a city widely recognised as the gateway to the Temples of Angkor, where guests can explore one of Asia’s most architecturally important sites. (more…)

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Each June, a moving mass of sardines so large that, from the sky, it appears to be an inky river flowing languidly through the deep blue ocean makes its way to the cold waters off South Africa. (more…)

Exclusive dive trip to Raja Ampat

Exclusive dive trip to Raja Ampat

A new trip lead by marine biologist Dr Andrea Marshall, star of BBC Natural World documentary ‘Andrea: Queen of mantas’, takes travellers to the depths of Indonesia to learn about manta rays. (more…)

Venice to Stockholm in Art Deco style

Venice to Stockholm in Art Deco style

Next year Orient-Express will launch a rail journey to Scandinavia for the first time in its 130-year history. Departing in April 2013, the route will run from Venice to Stockholm via Copenhagen. (more…)

Shipping industry maintains luxury cruise liners are safe

Shipping industry maintains luxury cruise liners are safe

Cruise industry organisations have set about reassuring travellers who have booked or were planning to book a luxury cruise following the tragic grounding of the Costa Concordia off Italy’s Tuscan Coast. (more…)

New organic spa resort for Malaysia

New organic spa resort for Malaysia

Malaysia will be home to the world’s first organic destination spa resort when The Chateau opens in July.

Modelled on an 18th-century castle, the luxury retreat boasts an idyllic location in the Berjaya Hills – making it difficult not to unwind. (more…)

Casas del Sol: affordable chic in Koh Tao

Casas del Sol: affordable chic in Koh Tao

Casas del Sol are five new villas perched on a hillside of the tiny island of Koh Tao, with stunning sea views and equally stunning designer interiors.

The villas, which have already received more than admiring glances from style-conscious interiors experts, are priced from around 6,000THB (?120), and have a prime location on the island. (more…)

Experience cliffside luxury in Bali

Experience cliffside luxury in Bali

April marks the start of the dry season in Bali, when the waters are warm, humidity is at its lowest, and the volcanic island glows with vivacity and life after months of purifying rains. (more…)

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

If the answer is ‘not really’, then consider the new experiences from Epic Tomato, which squeeze a fortnight’s adventure into just three or four days.

You can leave the office on Friday and return on Monday having dug a snow-cave shelter, learnt how to ice-fish Inuit-style and stargazed from a cabin near the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (yes, that one). (more…)

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

Zoologist Mark Carwardine has travelled all seven continents to photograph wildlife. And alongside Stephen Fry in Last Chance to See, Carwardine has been in search of some of the planet’s most endangered species, including great blue whale, kakapo, manatee, white rhino, and gorilla. (more…)

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