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Top ten picks for Christmas

Added 13 Jun 2014
Top ten picks for Christmas
 

We know! Mentioning Christmas in July is often a punishable offence. But ask anybody in the travel industry and they'll tell you that, when it comes to booking a Christmas holiday, there's no such thing as 'too early'. The closer we get to the festive period the less likely it is you'll find the holiday you want at the price you want to pay. We're at the whim of the airlines and hotel owners who tend to hike their prices as time passes and Christmas gets closer. To help those savvy holiday bookers among you, we've put together this list of the top ten places we'd like to be spending Christmas 2014 in.

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Middle East and Africa

Jordan - Lose yourself in a plethora of sights and sounds as you explore ancient cities carved out of rock and camp overnight among sand dunes and canyons. Or you could combine a holiday to Jordan with a visit to the place the Christmas story began - Israel.
Tours include: Lawrence's Arabia, Treasures of Jordan, Prophets and Petra and more.

Morocco - Spend the festive season in Morocco and experience the sensual overload of Marrakech, the labyrinthine souks of Fes, the relaxing port town of Essaouira and the tranquil quiet of the Atlas Mountains.
Tours: Imperial Cities and Desert, Highlights of Morocco and Marrakech Express

South Africa - Wildlife-watching, wine-tasting, exploring vibrant cities and taking in beautiful views all combine in South Africa to make for an unforgettable Christmas.
Tours: Cape Escape, Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure, Zululand and Kruger Wildlife

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Asia

India - From the tigers of Ranthambore National Park and the 'Golden Triangle' of the north to the relaxing backwaters of the south, your Christmas break in India can be whatever you want it to be.
Tours include: Tiger, Tiger, Moghul Higlights, Kerala Backwaters and more.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives - Choose a relaxing adventure cruising round the Maldives or a holiday indulging in the sights and sounds or Sri Lanka. Or, if you're feeling like really treating yourself this Christmas, you can combine the two.
Tours: Buddha's Island, Maldives Dhoni Cruise, Combine the two

Burma - It's been a few years since tourists were allowed back into Burma, and its popularity shows no sign of waning. If you've been holding off visiting, make Christmas 2014 the time you experience the leg-rowing fishermen of Inle Lake, the breathtaking plains of Bagan and the ancient U-Bein bridge.
Tours: Essential Burma, Burma Highlights, Burma In Depth

Vietnam - Whether you choose an adventure which focuses on Vietnam or one which combines it with other south-east Asian countries, you can be sure that your Christmas getaway will be full of delicious food, welcoming people and beautiful sights.
Tours include: Inside Vietnam, Backroads from Hanoi to Bangkok, Vietnam and Angkor Odyssey and more.

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Latin America

Costa Rica - An array of wildlife, imposing volcanoes and tropical jungles might not be what your usual Christmas is made up of, but this year could feature just that and a whole lot more if you choose to spend it in Costa Rica.
Tours: Quetzals of the Cloudforest, Costa Rica: Coast to Coast, Captivating Costa Rica

Cuba - From the captivating capital Havana and the laid-back atmosphere of colonial Trinidad to the valleys and limestone mogotes of Vinales and the jungle headquarters of Fidel's rebel army, a Christmas in Cuba will be unlike any you've had before.
Tours: Cuba Libre, Backroads and Beaches of Cuba

Argentina - Infuse your Christmas with Latin flavours as you explore this South American country. Choose from a trip combining the vibrant cities and countryside of Argentina with the famous sights of Brazil. Or marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia in the south of Argentina and Chile.
Tours: Buenos Aires to Rio, Adventures in Patagonia