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Thailand wildlife & beach holiday
Beach, wildlife & adventure, from £1162 (15 days) ex flights
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
Tailor made Vietnam holidays., from US $2183 (14 days) ex flights
Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday
Africa's largest game park, from £3180 (13 days) inc UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from £2155 - £2650 (16 days) inc UK flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from £1465 (8 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
The highlights of Sabah, from Mt. Kinabalu to orangutans, from £2665 (13 days) inc UK flights
Tobago beach accommodation
Three lodges & four apartments in beautiful Tobago, from £85 - £225 per accommodation per night
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
Peace and Tranquility- 5 minute walk to shops & restaurants., from £390 per week (sleeps 2)
Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy
Modern comforts days gone by ambience, from €70 - €105 per double room per night
South Africa safari and Mauritius beach holiday
This luxury itinerary combines a wildlife safari with relaxation time on the beach, from £2980 (13 days) inc UK flights
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France
A secluded woodland cabin in Dordogne, SW France, from €900 per couple per week
Honeymoon in Vietnam
A touch of romance with time to relax., from US $1694 (15 days) ex flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa, from £1336 (15 days) ex flights
Laos holidays, tailor made
Explore the beautiful Golden Triangle area, from £2980 (12 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Discover the dramatic contrasts of Costa Rica's coastlines, from £1190 - £2275 (16 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1825 (15 days) inc UK flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Rainforests, orangutans, beaches tailor made, from £3150 (13 days) inc UK flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from €640 (15 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Ecuador tailor made holidays
Great introduction to South America, from £5695 (18 days) inc UK flights
Lanzarote self catering apartments, Canary Islands
4 Studio apartments, and 2 Bedroom Cottage, from €90 - €155 per accommodation per night
Honeymoon in Borneo
Luxury Honeymoon in Borneo, wildlife, turtles, luxury resort, from £2379 (13 days) inc UK flights
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
A boutique beach front hotel with rustic charm., from £495 - £550 (7 days)
Yoga & relaxation holiday in Portugal
Yoga, massage and mud baths in the Portuguese mountains., from €650 - €800 (6 days) ex flights
Transylvania bed and breakfast accommodation
Carefully restored 18th century Saxon village house, from €36 per person per night

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India wildlife camp, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
The highlight of my trip was the Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary. I was welcome by the owners of the land and taken around on night safaris by the son Ravindra. (more)Viveca Ott
Seeing all three cat species that live savely in the sanctuary was amazing (they where the reason for me wanting to go there). Jungle cat from up 15 m! (more)Yvonne Rijsdijk
We had a truly amazing holiday, we were looked after as if we were royalty by our hosts Gajendra and Ravi and wanted for nothing from the moment we were picked up at Jodhpur airport. (more)Philippa Marland
From £195 - £209 per cottage per night
Honeymoon in Vietnam
Highlights of the trip were 5 days at the fantastic Mango Bay resort on Phu Quoc Island and trekking / homestay in Pu Luong National Park. The tour operator, were excellent and extremely well organised. (more)Rachel Baldry
11/10 mark. Just perfect! All of it was amazing, wandering around all Vietnam was an unforgettable experience. (more)Stathis Nikolaou
From US $1694 excluding flights
Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia
I hesitate to write this review for selfish reasons. Why? Because this holiday is so wonderful I'd rather keep it a secret! Situated on the southern slopes of Mt Batakaru in remotest Bali, this place is a pocket of paradise, far removed from the ravages of the 21st century. Having spent a week there I did not want to leave. (more)Daphne Donkin
Most memorable was walking through the rice-fields... It was just great. (more)Astrid Dello
From US $85 - US $210 per house per night
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
Memorable parts? All of it Tips? If you are bird watcher you are in for a treat Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? (more)Julie Newberry
From £2155 - £2650 including UK flights
Tiger watching holiday in India
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing a tiger resting and grooming in Kanha National Park. The monsoon rains in Sikkim. The Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. (more)Maureen Fidkin
Fantastic, but certainly not a relaxing one...long distances, very bad roads in places, but worth it once there....seeing Tigers in the wild was the best part! (more)kevin mann
The visit to Bandhavgarh was excellent having seen a tigress and her two cubs shortly before the end of our last visit to the reserve. We felt that we were being given special treatment by the staff at the reserve. (more)David Whitehead
From £560 - £760 excluding flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
Fabulous. There's really nothing more to say. (more)Amjad Parkar
Fantastic! Eye opening!The best part was seeing Orangutans in the wild at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (more)Amy Rubin
It was great. I loved every minute of it. Borneo is a beautiful country with friendly helpful people. I only wish I could have stayed longer. (more)Gill Ash
From £2665 including UK flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
All brilliant...Mysore and Dewelokam were the highlights (more)Leah Dunthorne
This was the trip of a lifetime for us. We asked for a trip that would take us off the beaten track, give us a chance to meet local people and learn about local activities and customs, and give us a good introduction to the culture and history of India. This trip surpassed our goals in every way. (more)Mary Vetter
From £1336 excluding flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Monkeys. Saw all four species and such fun! All the wildlife was spectacular, lots of it up close and easy to see. The local wildlife guides are brilliant and everyone in the country seems to know about and care about wildlife - wonderful! (more)Dee Stephens
Macenque & Monteverde & Sarapiqui were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Anton Gill
We saw monkeys in the hotel grouse, sloth and of course the scarlet macaws. We had never been to a rainforest before and could not believe how green it was. All the places we stayed at were interesting and different. (more)Barbara Dart
From £1190 - £2275 excluding flights
Cuba tours
It was our home whilst we were there - in each casa - we were made to feel we were really at home whilst still being free to come and go wherever and whenever we wanted. (more)Charles Butler
We loved the contrast between Havana and Trinidad, and the fact that both places are so different from anywhere else we have visited. The Sugarmill Valley near Trinidad has stunning scenery but we also got a real sense for the terrible treatment & hardship suffered by the slaves. (more)Hattie Siigers
I especially enjoyed our 4 nights in Trinidad as it offered a good blend of sights, beach and culture. Havana was amazing for its architecture and night life. (more)Janice Katelaris
From €640 excluding flights
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
The rest and relaxation was wonderful... (more)Amy Coleman
Cirali is a beautiful area - breathtaking mountains surrounding the crystal clear water and pebble beach. I highly recommend rising one morning at dawn and heading to the beach to watch the loggerhead turtles hatching - an unforgettable experience and definitely worth an early start. (more)Edward Parker
Excellent; best holiday in years....Fantastic welcome and marvellous service in magical surroundings. Food absolutely excellent, and lots of it. Chimera is fascinating; visited twice in spite of the incredibly hot walk up the hill. Not to be missed. (more)Nic Tudge
From £495 - £550
Laos holidays, tailor made
Fabulous 10 out of 10...the best part was sailing down the Mekong River from Northern Thailand to Luang Prabang. (more)Sarah blagdon
There were many memorable moments, but we loved arriving at Hin Boun park by boat - even if we did have to do a lot of pushing! and La Folie down in the south of Laos was perfect! (more)Lesley Duncan
From £2980 including UK flights
Morocco holiday, tailor made
Most memorable part? There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades... (more)Peter John Massyn
All the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling. (more)Bill Jowett
Arriving at the village of Imlil and loading our bags on to a mule was certainly a highlight and set the tone of things to come. When we reached our room and looked out over our balcony to the snow capped mountains above we knew we were in for a fabulous stay. (more)Emily de la Rue
From £995 including UK flights
Yoga holiday in Portugal
Wouldn't change a thing! One of the most memorable parts of my holiday was staying in a beautiful odega! Away from the call and drive of modern technology! Secreted in our own romantic stone retreat in the hills of Portugal. (more)Michael Collett
Fantastic...So many highlights - the yoga of course, the food, the treatments and the landscape - and perhaps the relaxed atmosphere fostered by the team. (more)Sinead Mooney
The most memorable part of the holiday were the wonderful people, delicious food, the stunning natural surroundings, warm welcome and the stories shared...Absolutely brilliant! It was better than I could have imagined... (more)Hannah Rees
From €650 - €800 excluding flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
The holiday overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
Great!...Sri Lankean nature and food were just amazing. The chefs are real professionals! (more)Heli Aru
The elephant safari, or swimming in the Indian Ocean at sunset were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Emma Coleman
From £1825 including UK flights
Philippines tailor made holiday
Memorable parts? The Alona Palm Beach is a very well run beach-side resort in Panglao Island, Bohol, definitely recommend it to anyone. The setting, the management, villas, pool and the restaurant were very good - but at a price. Another highlight is Palawan. Apart from the snorkelling and diving in El Nido, a whole island is a gem - it is all still covered by rainforest, a lot more wild then even Borneo with its oil palm plantations. A Bambua resort and organic farm in Sabang - definitely... (more)Andrey Zvoznikov
From £2580 including UK flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Fantastic - the wildlife was amazing; watching elephants bathing in the river, snorkelling with turtles, scuba diving with sharks (small ones thankfully!), and the odd orangtan and probocis monkey! The people were extremely friendly and proud of their country. (more)Anna Davies
Making it to the top of Mount Kinabalu, spotting four wild orangutans and a huge croc on a Kinabatangan river cruise and Lankayan Island were the best. (more)Sue Cheung
Most memorable was an open topped boat ride in the pouring rain that felt like being doused by a hot shower and meeting the Iban and keeping our heads. (more)Linda Sykes
From £3150 including UK flights
Wild Taiga winter activity holiday, Finland
Excellent. A holiday that is a cut above. The tranquil snow dusted beauty of the lakescape and surrounding forests. It is so rare these days to go to somewhere so untouched where the silence is palpable. (more)Jane Edmondson
So many wonderful things, I'd struggle to specify just one - eating delicious Finnish tapas whilst the snow fell in Helsinki, being treated to an impromptu Christmas singsong by a choir whilst on the ferry across to Suomenlinna, being in charge of our own Husky drawn sledge (and then meeting Husky puppies!), barbequeing sausages on an open fire whilst sitting on reindeer hides in minus 25 degree temperatures, the exceptionally friendly people, the majesty of the snow covered forests, the tranquility... (more)Carolyne Coupel
From €809 - €1033 excluding flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
Fantastic -it was everything we expected. Sometimes reality does not meet expectations but not so this time and we are both fairly well travelled. Everything went like clock work. (more)Jennifer Parks
The view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate after a gruelling 4-day trek and the tameness of the animals in the Galapagos were the most memorable parts. (more)Glenys France
Galapagos Islands really are as good as expected - amazing wildlife - almost too easy to get great photos as the wildlife is so obliging but I am not complaining! (more)Andy McDaid
From £4705 - £7105 excluding flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. (more)Denise Brooks
Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples (more)Paul Street
Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Lydia Walton
From £1465 excluding flights
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. (more)Yvonne Chapman
It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole holiday was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. (more)Carol Norman
I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. (more)Bernard Butt
From US $2183 excluding flights
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
The most memorable parts were the place, our hosts, the local people, the walks, the food, the weather (sun, and wind) the hilarious bus trip with locals and very funny driver. Pretty much everything. (more)David Maggs
Really superb... The beautiful scenery was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Bridget Waller
Very relaxing & peaceful...Rarely heard more than sounds of birds & insects. Wonderful views on the walks from the accomodation. John & Mair were very friendly & helpful, but not intrusive. Eating out in Lubrin unbelievably cheap & food pleasant & plentiful. (more)Jane Batstone
From £390 per week (sleeps 2)
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
We loved every aspect of this accommdation... We dream of returning soon. My daughter and I rank this accommodation as our best holiday ever. (more)Judith Doyle
This was a totally relaxing, getaway holiday...John and Maureen are wonderful hosts and if you are looking for this kind of restful holiday this place is perfect. Excellent - it surprised my husband how much he enjoyed it. (more)Mary Head
Fantastic - the hosts were utterly friendly, welcoming and entertaining. They seem to have thought of everything, and nothing was too much trouble. (more)Claire Bowring
From US $145 - US $195 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Eco lodge accommodation in Bali
Re-invigorating and inspiring...Check out all the activities and make the most of them. (more)Rosemary Livingstone
Most memorable were swimming, reading, and relaxing by the pool at the resort. Taking a little trip to the beach and having a drink over looking the ocean. (more)Kate Birbilis
The ecolodge was very comfortable with friendly hosts who were able to tell us a lot about the wildlife of Indonesia. (more)Delia Stephens
From US $90 per double room per night
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
Excellent. The guides, accommodation, food, wildlife was better than I had expected...our guides were all local and very good at their job. (more)Sam Taylor
The wildlife was just awesome! Even more amazing than we'd expected! The crew were fantastic - really friendly and welcoming and the guides were exceptional. (more)Christine Ennew
Most memorable was swimming with sea lions, but actually it was all brilliant. (more)Bryn Parry
From £1999 excluding flights
Self drive holiday in Cape Town and the Garden Route
The Safari in Amakala was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Lucy Williamson
Brilliant. We did so many things in two weeks that the holiday felt as though we'd been away much longer. Thoroughly recommend this company, and we would use them again. (more)David Campbell
From £1245 - £1580 excluding flights
North Kerala tailor made holidays
Memorable parts? We traveled as a family and moved every couple of days so ever day brought something new and was memorable. What was exciting about this holiday was learning about other cultures and meeting people living in a variety of different ways. But as a family, the favorite experience was riding an elephant. Tips? Take plenty of hand sanitiser for when you are out and about and some toilet rolls too. Food is very cheap, eat out! Don't eat at the Sandesh Prince hotel in... (more)Gentian Bolt
From £1400 excluding flights
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
The most memorable part of our holiday was snorkelling in the Maldives. It was amazing to see sharks, fish and sea turtles on the reef. It was a surreal experience...Overall, I would rate our holiday 10/10. We had a great time in all the countries we visited, the locals were very friendly and hospitable. (more)Tracy Watson
Flying in a seaplane over the Maldives and landing in the lagoon by Filitheyo Island where we spent an amazing week was the most memorable part. (more)Greg Harris
Very happy with our holiday, certainly related to the quality of the different guest houses. (more)Tinnes Sebastien
From £3195 including UK flights
Thailand island hopping holiday
Our most memorable parts of the holiday were spent at Our Jungle House, we really enjoyed the ability to relax in a natural unspoiled environment with fantastic gracious hosts there. The two side "journeys" that we took while there will always be remembered. (more)Federico Mingozzi
It was wonderful! ....Watching the sunrise at Angor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia (more)Casey Faber
From £535 excluding flights
Yoga & relaxation holiday in Portugal
It was amazing and fabulous and life changing. One of the best holidays I have ever been on, I just wish it could have been longer!! (more)Rosy Everitt
This would be a perfect and highly recommendable holiday if you're: interested in nurturing your mind and body by yoga and healthy tasty food...The love and warmth of the Winter family made you directly feel at ease and at home. The yoga classes were of good quality and inspiring. Loved the silent walks in the morning. (more)Jasmijn Visser
So many memories and amazing times. Probably the most exciting was swimming in fast flowing rivers and waterfalls around the house! ...A brilliant holiday and I'd definitely go back. (more)Laura Chan
From €650 - €800 excluding flights
Yoga retreat in Portugal with Tango
Fantastic would recommend to everyone...The most memorable part of the holiday was the family that run the retreat. They are so warm, loving and welcoming that it felt like spending a week with family. (more)Rebecca Hones
super great, a big bravo to the Moses team, teachers, benevoles and family, they are the one making it magic ! (more)Sophie Durlot
From €650 excluding flights

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Honeymoon Holidays and Honeymoon Tours

Weddings can take up a lot of time and energy which is exactly why you should choose a honeymoon that allows you to relax and enjoy each others company. It is worth doing some research on your honeymoon ideas as (hopefully) it will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Most travel agents offer a selection of honeymoon holiday packages and will be able to discuss fulfilling your requirements.

The most important thing is to decide what you want from your honeymoon, whether it is lazing in the sun by a pool, exploring interesting cities, or learning a new skill. There are many honeymoon ideas out there; you just need to find one that suits both your personalities. When discussing the honeymoon holiday package in your chosen destination you should to be sure of the climate, language, currency, local customs, visa requirements and immunization advice.

Some couples prefer to steer away from the classic honeymoon holidays, such as the beach destinations like the Maldvies and Mauritius, particularly those who can’t afford to splash out on expensive, two-week-long honeymoons. Honeymoon holidays can be taken closer to home, you can rent out a quaint UK country cottage for a secluded romantic break. Or you can take honeymoon tours in Europe, staying on back-to-nature camp sites in luxurious yurts which offer comfortable beds and starlit nights. There are more alternative honeymoons than you can dream of; it is definitely a good idea to explore the options before you book.

Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

For those craving exotic honeymoon escapes, which offer a truly different experience to your daily lives, it is worth separately jotting down what you envision from the exotic honeymoon destinations you are considering. Is it rainforest you want? Or desert? Or untouched beaches? Or weird and wonderful wildlife?

Some of the best honeymoon destinations in the world can combine at least two of these. Borneo, for example, offers exotic honeymoons where you can stay in rustic lodges on beautiful beaches, see orangutans and turtles and take a jungle cruise, away from the crowds. Sri Lanka, could be considered one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world as it is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, perfect for a romantic getaway, that offers relaxing beaches, great culture and a real taste of wildlife and adventure. Other favourite exotic honeymoons include India, the Caribbean and Thailand.

Adventurous Honeymoons

If you prefer the idea of adventure honeymoons, consider Peru, where you can explore the Sacred Valley and the legendary Machu Picchu. You can even combine this trip with a visit to the enchanted islands of the Galapagos, famous for unique flora and fauna. Other adventurous honeymoon ideas include taking a safari in Africa, where you can experience the pristine wilderness regions of Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania. It is worth researching all types of holidays for adventure honeymoon ideas as most agencies can tailor make any holiday to suit your unique needs.

Weddings Abroad

Looking into weddings abroad is a good idea. Choosing a foreign setting for your big day can often save you thousands of pounds and getting married overseas can often be very romantic. Try St Lucia for a tropical paradise setting for your big day, or Tobago, which is ideal for a beach reception with an ocean backdrop and romantic sunsets.

Another popular alternative to the high stress Western weddings is to tie the knot in Thailand, Chiang Mai weddings have an authentic Thai rural flavour, set in tropical gardens flanked by the Royal Forest. Sri Lanka is also a great destination for weddings abroad. The wedding ceremonies are conducted according to Buddhist religious and cultural rites going back thousands of years and are a colourful vibrant experience. For a really unique experience, you can opt for a wedding in Lapland, Finland, where you can hold the ceremony in a candlelit igloo or stand before an ice altar in the middle of a frozen lake.

Honeymoon Gift Lists and Honeymoon Vouchers

Many couples choose to have a honeymoon gift list which allows friends and family to contribute toward their dream honeymoon. Alternatively you could request travel agent’s honeymoon vouchers in your guest invitations. The advantage of using honeymoon vouchers as wedding lists is that you can select from hundreds of holidays to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from luxurious beach retreats, African safaris and iconic adventures through to cosy English B&Bs and European villas. So you'll have plenty to choose from when deciding where to go on your honeymoon.

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