Christmas comes early at Whereabouts Holidays


Christmas comes early at Whereabouts Holidays

Christmas comes early at Whereabouts Holidays

We might be enjoying the long summer days, but for those who want to forego family festivities this Christmas, it’s never too soon to plan your Yuletide escape to far-flung places.

Whereabouts Holidays has selected its top three festive adventures all departing just before Christmas (either 23 or 24 December 2017).

First up is the Edge of Sahara eight night trek priced at just £525 per person including all meals, accommodation, airport transfers to and from Marrakech and land transport as well as the services of an English speaking experienced local leader.  Take an unforgettable camel trek through the heart of the Sahara on this walking holiday with a difference. You will hike, camp and star gaze amongst the magnificent dunes at Zahar and stay overnight at in traditional Berber camps. Taking tea around camp fires, hiking on little-used trails and watching the sun set between the highest dune-crests are all part of this magical desert holiday. The trip also offers an opportunity to explore the enchanting city of Marrakech and colourful UNESCO heritage site of Djemaa-el-Fna.

The even more adventurous should head to Tanzania and try the Kilimanjaro Rongai Route walking holiday priced at £2,095 per person  The Rongai Route is the longest and most scenic trekking route on Kilimanjaro, providing a gradual climb through forest, farmland and open moor, with expansive views northwards to Amboseli. An early start on the last day of the climb should enable you to reach the high point at Uhuru Peak (5895m) in time to see the summit snows illuminated by the golden light of sunrise.  The price includes national park fees, an English speaking leader, airport transfers and all meals and accommodation.

Make Christmas memorable with a four-day trip to the Northern Lights.  Explore Norway’s spectacular Arctic wilderness and get to know the fascinating town of Tromsø, priced from £1,169 per person. The tour includes a husky dog sled ride, a chance to explore the wilderness on a snowmobile and go out on a boat on a fjord to watch whales as well as a night in a traditional Sami tent or wilderness cabin, where you enjoy lunch around an open fire and cosy afternoons in steaming hot tubs on this unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

Si Teasdale, product manager for Whereabouts Holidays said: “Christmas is always a popular time to escape the British winter and discover the world. The team at Whereabouts Holidays has carefully selected three unforgettable adventures that make missing a turkey dinner more than worthwhile.  These incredible trips will create memories that will stay with you forever and no doubt friendships that will last a lifetime.  You will return refreshed, invigorated and with your life enriched by the experience. These holidays are designed to give you a taste of adventure, which we’re sure will leave you wanting to plan the next one.” 

On touring holidays luggage is moved on to the next stop.  Flights are not included.