Four once-in-a-lifetime holidays to book for 2022

After a year and half of cancelled or postponed trips, there is no denying that 2022 will be the year of bucket-list holidays.

It’s time to make your wildest travel dream a reality, whether that’s following in the footsteps of the Incas or delving into the tropical eco paradise, Costa Rica. Let us spark your curiosity with our top once-in-a-lifetime holidays to book for 2022 and when you’re ready, contact our Travel Designers who are on hand to design your holiday of a lifetime

Ancient Inca site, Machu Picchu
The Plaza Mayor in Lima
Pampa Cañahuas is home to the vicuña, an indigenous Andean camel
Learn from the indigenous Uros people in Lake Titicaca
Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel is a secluded hideaway in the Colca Valley
Explore the world’s second deepest canyon, Colca Canyon
Stay in the middle of the Sacred Valley at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is tucked away in the cloud forest

Peru: In the footsteps of the Incas

The home of the mystical Machu Picchu, enchanting Lake Titicaca, luscious Sacred Valley and wild Amazon Jungle, a bucket-list holiday to Peru promises to be anything but ordinary. Our Peru: In the footsteps of the Incas itinerary will have you uncovering the wonders of this captivating Latin American country as you visit Lima, Arequipa, Cusco and Puno. Staying at Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel in Colca Canyon, you’ll explore the breathtaking Colca Valley. Twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon and the world’s second deepest, you’ll stand in awe as your watch condors soaring above and learn of the Pre-Inca traditions that have remained since the 1570s. We’ll immerse you in the true spirit of the Sacred Valley as you stay amidst the valley at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba and visit the “living museum” with personal presentations of the elaborate textiles, pottery and silverware which are still created using original Inca methods. Your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Peru will conclude in the world heritage site of Machu Picchu, wandering the ruins with a local expert who will bring alive the many stories and myths surrounding the Inca Empire.

The great journey of Canada: the Rocky Mountaineer

The lure of Canada’s wilderness makes it a perfect once-in-a-lifetime experience while also being a destination you’ll want to return to every year. On The great journey of Canada: the Rocky Mountaineer you’ll embrace our slow travel ethos with an unforgettable train ride on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train. Spend the days gaping at the ever-changing scenery and spot local wildlife either from your seat, thanks to the fully glass-domed carriages or head to the exclusive outdoor viewing platform to breathe in the crisp Canadian air. Stopping at the mountain mecca of Whistler and the beautiful riverside city of Quesnel where you’ll spend the night before continuing your epic ride to Jasper. Here you’ll stay at one of the most iconic hotels in the world, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise which will defy all expectations, and experience the natural wonders of the Columbia Icefield and if you dare, step out on the Glacier SkyWalk, a glass-floored platform extending 30m over the cliff edge. Hold your nerve as you walk out and look down on the Sunwapta Canyon.

Breakfast in the bush at Siwandu Camp
See hippos on your boat safari
Jongomero Camp in a remote corner of the Ruaha National Park
Retreat to the beach with five nights at Baraza Resort & Spa

The Wild South & Zanzibar

Tanzania & Zanzibar are the ultimate “bush and beach” combination, and our favourite destination for a dream luxury safari. Fall under the spell of Tanzania on our thirteen day, Wild South & Zanzibar itinerary where we’ll take you off the mainstream circuit. You’ll explore 

Nyerere National Park from your luxurious base, Siwandu Camp which offers an intimate safari experience on the shores of Lake Nzerakera. Nyerere is one of the few places in Tanzania where it is possible to combine traditional game drives with a boat safari, taking your bucket-list trip to new heights as you observe wildlife from a new perspective – hippos bathing, elephants cooling themselves down and crocodiles gliding by effortlessly. Your safari experience continues at Jongomero Camp in a remote corner of the Ruaha National Park – Africa’s best kept secret. The game viewing here will have your heart racing as you get up close to lions, leopards, zebras, impalas and large herds of buffalo to name just a few. And after just the right amount of bush luxury, we’ll whisk you to the idyllic Spice Island where you’ll retreat to the beach resort Baraza Resort & Spa on Bwejuu beach, named one of the top 30 island beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
Explore the Costa Rican rainforest
Stay at the stunning inn and organic coffee plantation, Finca Rosa Blanca
Help bring back beautiful Quetzal birds by planting a tree in the cloud forest

Iconic Costa Rica 

Costa Rica is leading the way for ecotourism and received recognition for its incredible work as winners of the protect and restore nature Earthshot prize. When you think of a bucket-list trip, living life to its fullest rings true and this is exactly what you can expect on our Iconic Costa Rica itinerary. Experience this ‘pura vida’ nation on a voyage from Heredia, nicknamed “City of Flowers” due to the beautiful flora found here; to the golden beaches of Nicoya, a “blue zone”, in which the inhabitants have a higher life expectancy due to their laid-back pace of life, among other characteristics. Finca Rosa Blanca, offers a chance to discover the organic cultivation of Costa Rican coffee as you’ll stay on the farm and tour with a naturalist guide. You’ll also plant a tree, your living legacy in the cloud forest highlands to help bring back beautiful Quetzal birds to the region. To make your trip truly bucket-list-worthy, we’ve arranged a private night visit to the rainforest in La Tigra. Observe the fascinating nocturnal animals and frog sanctuary before tucking into a Costa Rican dinner made over wood, with the lights of San Carlos on the horizon before retiring to Amor Arenal Hotel, where the views of Arenal Volcano are so phenomenal you can practically reach out and touch it.

2022 is the year to go big on your holiday and we’re here to guide you and plan every detail of your once-in-a-lifetime trip. Get in touch with us today to start planning a holiday, completely tailored to you.

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