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With diverse communities and wildlife sprawled across immense landscapes, South Africa's contrasting ecosystems pulsate with life.

After apartheid, Nelson Mandela adopted the term Rainbow Nation to refer to his beloved South Africa. The term barely does the country justice. Colour shines not just in the customs and cultures of the people who live here, but in the sunsets over Orange River, the craggy views from the Drakensberg mountains and the seaside lights over Cape Town. See all South Africa trips

Through the desert and savannah all the way to the delta’s wetlands, Africa’s greatest and most threatened species take refuge in Botswana.

Botswana’s untouched wilderness is a nature-lover’s dream. Whether you’re travelling along the wild rivers or the tranquil waters of the delta, spectacular sights and sounds are plentiful. The Chobe River’s blue waters ripple orange in the sunset, while the swamps of Okavango sing with the tune of birdsong. Safari game, vast marine life and spectacular birds are just some of the wild creatures within Botswana. See all Botswana trips


With dozens of national parks and more wildlife than anywhere else in East Africa, Tanzania is the ultimate safari experience.

As one of the most mountainous and heavily forested countries in East Africa, Tanzania is an expansive country that’s devoted to the protection of wildlife. The big five game roam freely through the iconic Ngorongoro Crater, as wildebeest migrate through the Serengeti National Park. On the horizon, trek up Mount Kilimanjaro or drive through the archaeological wonder that is Olduvai Gorge. Adventure resides in Tanzania. See all Tanzania trips

With ochre dunes and plummeting canyons, Namibia’s highlights are a feast for the senses.

Namibia is at once an old German colony and land of African traditions. The capital of Windhoek displays the country’s German influence, quaint European buildings and modern lifestyle. Outside of the capital, the Bushmen still cook in cast iron pots, hunting and gathering as they have for thousands of years. But perhaps the most attractive features of this south African country are the soaring peaks of Fish River Canyon, and the abundant wildlife of its national parks. See all Namibia trips

The final frontier - a frigid and perilous world. Antarctica is the most isolated land on Earth.

Take a trip to the end of the world, where stepping stone islands lead to the blinding white of Antarctica. Voyage through wild seas and weave between colossal icebergs, as you make your way to the extreme continent. Follow in the path of historic explorers, as you sail through the Beagle and Drake channels to the world’s best whale-viewing, seal-gazing and penguin-watching experiences. This southern land even has a modest history of its own, with British outposts – the Falkland Islands and South Georgia – exuding warmth from their old-world hospitality. Find out more about Antarctica

Step across the Arctic Circle, entering a realm where nature rules and people respect its uncertainty.

In the harsh world of the Arctic, lands remains untamed. Greenland’s Inuits with their furs and seal skins, and the Yttygran natives with their graveyard of harvested beluga, Whalebone Alley, revere the Arctic’s power. Despite the struggle for survival, the Arctic has more than its fair share of rewards. Norway’s fjords dazzle all who pass through them and the northern lights at Ittoqqortoormiit electrify the night. Voyage in the space between icebergs to Spitsbergen and discover the secrets of our world’s northernmost sphere. Find out more about The Arctic

You’ll feel it in age-old temples and hear it within sacred chants. You’ll see it in every cow on chaotic streets and smell it in the incense floating through the air – you can't escape India’s ancient spirituality.

It’s the birthplace of four religions and one of the most important spiritual centres on Earth. India vibrates with a deep rooted energy, from the marble domes of the Taj Mahal to the majestic elephants of the southern jungle. Discover India’s religious heritage in the ancient temples of Madurai and controlled chaos in modern day bazaars. See all India trips

Some go to follow the food trail, some go to inspect the French architecture... others go for the distinct peace and beauty of Vietnam.

Nature, culture and history – Vietnam has it all. Discover idyllic hideaways such as Halong Bay, a picturesque waterway of forest-drenched outcrops. Ho Chi Minh City displays Vietnam’s urban side, with attractions like the War Remnants Museum and French colonial buildings. The former imperial city of Hue is yet another of Vietnam’s wonders, with its sublime Forbidden Purple City and magnificent Thien Mu Pagoda. And while the world’s greatest cuisine will always be contested, one thing’s for sure – Vietnam is a frontrunner. See all Vietnam trips

Whether they travel here for the crystalline peaks or the ambient temples, Nepal’s visitors come back. Always.

Imagine flying in a private jet, parallel to the monumental peaks of Mount Everest. Picture yourself in the midst of Kathmandu’s temple district, standing before a shrine that catches the last of the sun. Now visualize yourself in the middle of Chitwan National Park, observing endangered species such as the one horned rhino and royal Bengal tiger. Not every dream has to remain just that - Nepal is very much real. See all Nepal trips

Myanmar transports you to a place where every breath is an act of worship. Experience a way of life that's just opening up to the rest of the world.

Centuries ago in the land of Burma, people lived simple agrarian lives and devoted themselves to Buddhism. Today, little has changed in the modern Burmese state of Myanmar. Men still wear traditional longyi and pilgrims trek for miles to visit sacred sites. With its countless pagodas, stupas and statues of Buddha, Myanmar is a relic of the east barely touched by western influence. See all Myanmar trips

Trying to describe the beauty of Italy’s basilicas, the magnificence of her fresco scenes and the power of her charm would be to fail. But every single day, the world tries.

Many of Italy’s icons are first revealed through history and pop-culture. In the mighty Colosseum of Rome, emperors of the Roman empire once incited brutal entertainment. On the coast of Cinque Terre, pastel homes soar above a Mediterranean seaboard and exude tradition. Then there’s Vatican City, with its intricate paintings by Michelangelo and Botticelli. Italy has a narrative that’s told through its culture. See all Italy trips

As the birthplace of Picasso, the home of Dali and the setting of Gaudi’s greatest, unfinished work, Spain is the beating art of Europe.

One doesn’t have to look hard at Spain to see it as a land of beauty and aesthetics. It’s in everything from the nation’s rolling country hills to its sun-soaked beaches. The galleries of Barcelona may be full of world-class art, but the mountainous backdrop of Alhambra Palace captures the imagination just as much. Nature and the manmade fuse together to create something much more than a country - Spain can change the way you live. See all Spain trips

Walking through the medieval towns and fairytale forests of Croatia provides a glimpse into bygone Europe. And what a view it is.

Croatia is fast becoming Europe’s darling haven and it’s no wonder why. The cafe culture and galleries of Zagreb seem almost endless, and the churches, forts and old towns of the countryside are plentiful. To pick out Diocletian’s Palace in Split or the Roman fort of Zadar would be unfair, and to highlight the beauty of the Dalmatian islands would be leaving too much out. Plitvice Lakes National Park is yet another draw card, with its collection of blue-green lakes strung together like pearls. Croatia is one problem that you'll be happy to have. See all Croatia trips

If it's not the Eiffel Tower or The Louvre, nor the haute cuisine, it must be the intangible beauty of the place? France - the world's most visited place.

Parisian icons such as The Louvre and the enormous Arc de Triomphe still amaze all who visit. Countryside chateaus are as plush as they look in oil paintings. The Cote d'Azur is as elegant as the movies make out. The fields of Provence are as deep in colour as you'd imagine. With endless galleries and rich, complex food to feast your senses on, France lives up to its lofty reputation. See all France trips

With one foot in the east and another in the west, Turkey’s mix of culture and tradition is hard to resist.

It’s the calls to prayer echoing through mosques and minarets, the scent of sandalwood and saffron, old desert caravanserais, smoke-filled bazaars and whirling dervishes spinning in unison. Whether east or west, old or new, tranquil mountains or bustling coffee houses - Turkey has always been seated between two worlds. That’s what makes it so special. See all Turkey trips

At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Morocco is an ever-growing, hearty bowl of people, food and experiences.

You can feel it in the bustle of the crowded souqs and you can taste it in the aromatic spices of tajines. It floats in the air above the High Atlas mountains and gets caught in the grains of the endless Sahara. It’s a vibrancy, an urgency, an assault on the senses. This is the essence of Morocco. See all Morocco trips

Egypt, land of the Nile, tomb of the pharaohs. Once a sparkling – now crumbling – wonderland of the ancient past.

Egypt’s trove of ancient ruins is more than anyone could take in a single lifetime. You may start with the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest pyramid in the world, with its compact interior and imposing facade. Contemplate the mystery of the Sphinx, whose origins and maker are still unknown. Or you may choose to study Egypt’s lesser-known ancient Christian and medieval Muslim sites with their labyrinthine churches and mosques. In a land where the sand meets the sea, Egypt’s wonders are endless. See all Egypt trips

With opulent mosques and palaces, ancient ruins and locals eager to make your acquaintance - you may be surprised by Iran’s hidden treasures.

Iran’s pious society might seem impenetrable to foreigners, but it is, in fact, a little known gem. Be welcomed into this fascinating place by the curious locals, as they show you their land and their customs. Among Iran’s attractions are the long-dead city of Persepolis and the vast palaces of Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Discover a slice of paradise in the gardens of Bagh-e Tarikhi-ye Fin and experience mingling with the locals among the bazaars. See all Iran trips

With its incredibly preserved 16th century towns and towering colonial churches, Ecuador is a living museum.

Named for its position on the globe’s equator, Ecuador offers travellers an experience of glorious Catholic architecture and stunning natural landscapes. Ecuador is considered to be home to some of the most beautiful churches in Latin America, from the mesmerising golden interior of The Church of the Society of Jesus to the imposing beauty of La Merced. Outside of the cities, Ecuador abounds with treasures of steaming active volcanoes, sky-blue lagoons and crumbling Incan relics. See all Ecuador trips

Peru has astounded the world with its huge desert glyphs, ancient empires and a centuries-old surviving culture.

Almost two thousand years ago, the Peruvian ancients drew enormous geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert to communicate with their gods. A millennium later, the Inca built their empire at Machu Picchu, a resplendent city soaring over the Andes. When the Spanish settled Cuzco, they founded their beautiful yet devastating colonies of cathedrals, palaces and plazas. Today, these ancient mysteries and stunning sights are just part of Peru’s grand story. See all Peru trips

With the world’s biggest statue of Jesus, greatest wetlands and largest biodiversity, Brazil’s immensity knows no bounds and superlatives.

Brazil is a country where soccer reigns supreme and people own the right to be coffee-snobs. Famous for its silky white coasts and boisterous beach parties, Brazil also has a serious side. In this South American superstate you’ll find landscapes of majestic mountains and formidable waterfalls. The European influence of Rio de Janeiro will take you back in time, as you stroll through colonial streets, and the splendour of the Pantanal wetlands is breathtaking. See all Brazil trips

Football, tango and dance - Argentina’s ostentatious culture is matched only by its wild and uncontained terrain.

To hear the word Argentina conjures images of a colonial past, fervent revolutions and modern glamour. The torn history of Buenos Aires lives on in its colonial era facades – beautiful buildings of old that give this country its European flavor. Today, the attraction of Argentina’s urban life is almost impossible to resist, with engrossing football matches and cool cultural arts to get caught up in. But Argentina’s natural side is no less rivetting, with rugged the towering Andes and roaring Iguazu Falls to explore. See all Argentina trips


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