‘Tis The Season: Holiday Trips To Book Now (Yes, Now!)

Essentials & Advice | Around The World | By Brad Crockett

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…especially if you’re watching the sun rise in another country. Although spring has barely arrived, our most popular trips over the holiday season are already beginning to fill up.

So if you’re ready to skip the eggnog and the obligatory holiday parties, our Ready-to-Book adventures will help usher in the spirit of the season instead of the stress.

Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus with just a few of our favourite trips. There’s just one caveat: book now! Everything from hotel rooms to chartered boats becomes a hot commodity at the end of the year, so be sure to book as early as possible to guarantee your getaway.


Vietnam Biking

From picturesque rice fields in the countryside to a flurry of movement and energy in its biggest cities, seeing Vietnam by two wheels is the way to go. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll feel the warmth of the gracious and inviting locals. So long, winter.

Bali Active Expedition

Roam the Island of the Gods on your winter break. Head to Bali and you’ll see just why it earns its lofty moniker, from volcanoes, lakes, the topography of endless rice terraces to the beach. Paradise, found.

Myanmar to Thailand Active Expedition

Move at a slower pace in Myanmar and Thailand, which offer varying glimpses into a deeply spiritual and traditional way of life. Stroll through ancient villages and legendary Buddhist temples on a truly unforgettable journey.

Peru Walking

Get your head way above the clouds in Peru, moving from the Sacred Valley all the way up to the peaks of Machu Picchu. Meet our Peruvian friends, from potters to weavers, and marvel in colonial Spanish splendour along the way.

Vietnam & Cambodia Family Biking

Bring the whole clan along and make your way to two of the most magical countries in Southeast Asia. From the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the charm of everyday village life in Vietnam, see the country the way it was meant to be seen: by bike and by foot.

Galapagos Wildlife Safari

This once-in-a-lifetime trip fills up fast, and it’s no wonder why: you’ll walk in Darwin’s footsteps as he witnessed the dawn of evolution. In this modern-day Eden, meet the animals that inspired evolutionary theory, from marine iguanas to giant tortoises and his namesake finches.

Photography credit: Vietnam banner by M M via Flickr
Halong Bay by Ilee Wu via Flickr
Giant tortoise by Max Goldberg via Flickr