As the air begins to cool, the nights start to draw in and the leaves drop off the trees, our minds can wander to sunnier climes. At SevenTravel, we hear you as why wouldn’t you want to extend your summer with a winter sun holiday? We have plenty of luxury winter sun destinations up our sleeves, whether it’s a sun-splashed saunter through South Africa’s Winelands, tapping into the desert adventures lurking in Oman or simply topping up the vitamin D on a paradise escape to the Maldives. Whatever your idea of a winter escape might be, we’d love to ensure your cable knits and cashmere jumpers stay in the drawer for a bit longer. If you’re looking to make your Christmas or New Year extra special with a far-flung luxury family winter sun holiday, then you’ve come to the right place as we’re the experts in once-in-a-lifetime holidays. Get in touch with our Travel Designers today and they’ll help you banish those winter blues.


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Highlight experiences in South Africa
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    Go in search of whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and African penguins, as well as plenty of seabirds and rugged coastal scenery on an unforgettable boat ride.

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    Take a picnic and enjoy lunch on the cream-coloured sands of Noetzie Beach, backed by forested peaks and castle-like houses. Once you’re there, you’ll realise why it’s regularly voted one of the best beaches in South Africa.

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    Wander Robben Island on a private guided tour with a former prisoner. From the lime quarry to the very cell Nelson Mandela spent eighteen years in, this is a gripping experience for all ages.

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    Explore South Africa's most renowned wine estates as you hop aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram and take a tour of some of the area’s most historic wine estates, sampling excellent vintages with widescreen countryside views for company.

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    Accompanied by an equestrian guide from Grootbos Private Reserve, explore the two-and-a-half-thousand-hectare reserve on horseback.

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    Ride aboard the Rovos Rail for a magical train journey through South Africa’s myriad landscapes. The trains period furnishings and dark-wood panelling transports you back to when train travel was at its most romantic.

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Highlight experiences in South Africa
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    Go in search of whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and African penguins, as well as plenty of seabirds and rugged coastal scenery on an unforgettable boat ride.

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    Take a picnic and enjoy lunch on the cream-coloured sands of Noetzie Beach, backed by forested peaks and castle-like houses. Once you’re there, you’ll realise why it’s regularly voted one of the best beaches in South Africa.

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    Wander Robben Island on a private guided tour with a former prisoner. From the lime quarry to the very cell Nelson Mandela spent eighteen years in, this is a gripping experience for all ages.

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    Explore South Africa's most renowned wine estates as you hop aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram and take a tour of some of the area’s most historic wine estates, sampling excellent vintages with widescreen countryside views for company.

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    Accompanied by an equestrian guide from Grootbos Private Reserve, explore the two-and-a-half-thousand-hectare reserve on horseback.

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    Ride aboard the Rovos Rail for a magical train journey through South Africa’s myriad landscapes. The trains period furnishings and dark-wood panelling transports you back to when train travel was at its most romantic.

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Highlight experiences in Barbados
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    Bed down among the tropical grounds of The Sandpiper in Barbados

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    There's a host of water sports you can enjoy during your stay at the Sandpiper, including kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing

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    Explore St. Nicholas Abbey with a private guide, one of Barbados' most historic rum distilleries

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    Join a chef as you explore Bajan flavours at some of the island's local markets

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    Head out on your own private yacht cruise, joined by your own captain and crew

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    Snorkel amongst green turtles in gin-clear waters

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    Dive or snorkel among some of Barbados' most mystical shipwrecks

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    Unpick the island's enigmatic history on a private guided tour of Bridgetown

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Highlight experiences in Barbados
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    Bed down among the tropical grounds of The Sandpiper in Barbados

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    There's a host of water sports you can enjoy during your stay at the Sandpiper, including kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing

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    Explore St. Nicholas Abbey with a private guide, one of Barbados' most historic rum distilleries

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    Join a chef as you explore Bajan flavours at some of the island's local markets

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    Head out on your own private yacht cruise, joined by your own captain and crew

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    Snorkel amongst green turtles in gin-clear waters

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    Dive or snorkel among some of Barbados' most mystical shipwrecks

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    Unpick the island's enigmatic history on a private guided tour of Bridgetown

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Highlight experiences in Brazil
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    Take the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can admire widescreen views of the azure Guanabara Bay and Rio de Janeiro in all its glory.

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    Embark on a unique jeep tour of the world’s largest urban forest – Tijuca National Park, stopping at sights like Taunay Waterfalls and Vistas Chinesa waterfalls.

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    Recharge your batteries in the glamorous seaside spot of Búzios, whose beaches and laissez-faire lifestyle often compared to Saint-Tropez.

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    Spend the evening in Salvador’s eclectic neighbourhood of Rio Vermelho, renowned for its lively party scene and vivacious atmosphere. Known as the city’s bohemian quarter, you’ll try authentic street food, visit a boteco (bar) and dance the night away.

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    Set sail in a beautiful schooner boat for a full-day exploring a selection of the 36 islands that line Salvador’s Bay of All Saints, stopping to relax in the sun or swim in the warm waters; with lunch on the legendary tropical island of Itaparica.

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    Visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls and stay three nights in the best-located hotel; Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas which offers unprecedented access to view the Falls via rainforest walks, helicopter rides and white-water adventures.

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Highlight experiences in Brazil
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    Take the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can admire widescreen views of the azure Guanabara Bay and Rio de Janeiro in all its glory.

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    Embark on a unique jeep tour of the world’s largest urban forest – Tijuca National Park, stopping at sights like Taunay Waterfalls and Vistas Chinesa waterfalls.

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    Recharge your batteries in the glamorous seaside spot of Búzios, whose beaches and laissez-faire lifestyle often compared to Saint-Tropez.

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    Spend the evening in Salvador’s eclectic neighbourhood of Rio Vermelho, renowned for its lively party scene and vivacious atmosphere. Known as the city’s bohemian quarter, you’ll try authentic street food, visit a boteco (bar) and dance the night away.

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    Set sail in a beautiful schooner boat for a full-day exploring a selection of the 36 islands that line Salvador’s Bay of All Saints, stopping to relax in the sun or swim in the warm waters; with lunch on the legendary tropical island of Itaparica.

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    Visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls and stay three nights in the best-located hotel; Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas which offers unprecedented access to view the Falls via rainforest walks, helicopter rides and white-water adventures.

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Highlight experiences in Costa Rica
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    Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with your own private helicopter flight with bird’s-eye views of jade-hued jungle and sprawling plantations as you reach Origins Lodge.

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    Experience a night walk under a sparkling blanket of stars. With the absence of artificial light, it is an awe-inspiring view to look upwards and see thousands of stars, offering a fairytale evening.

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    Whizz along Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast on an ocean cruise. Spot dolphins, whales and much more marine life – grab your snorkel and take a dip for a closer look.

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    Experience the grandeur of the most active volcano in Costa Rica at the Arenal Volcano National Park. A private guided tour will provide insights along with impressive views from the various observation decks.

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    Discover the nocturnal wonders of Costa Rica with a night-time nature experience in La Tigra. Observe nocturnal animals such as birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, and bats.

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    Visit a pair of campesino (rural native farmer) enterprises on a day tour. First, spend time at an agroecological farm to understand its sustainable traditions by helping to milk a cow and watch sugar cane distilled into liquor. Then, visit an archaeological ranch to unearth ancient artefacts and see how the indigenous community make chocolate.

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Highlight experiences in Costa Rica
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    Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with your own private helicopter flight with bird’s-eye views of jade-hued jungle and sprawling plantations as you reach Origins Lodge.

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    Experience a night walk under a sparkling blanket of stars. With the absence of artificial light, it is an awe-inspiring view to look upwards and see thousands of stars, offering a fairytale evening.

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    Whizz along Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast on an ocean cruise. Spot dolphins, whales and much more marine life – grab your snorkel and take a dip for a closer look.

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    Experience the grandeur of the most active volcano in Costa Rica at the Arenal Volcano National Park. A private guided tour will provide insights along with impressive views from the various observation decks.

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    Discover the nocturnal wonders of Costa Rica with a night-time nature experience in La Tigra. Observe nocturnal animals such as birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, and bats.

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    Visit a pair of campesino (rural native farmer) enterprises on a day tour. First, spend time at an agroecological farm to understand its sustainable traditions by helping to milk a cow and watch sugar cane distilled into liquor. Then, visit an archaeological ranch to unearth ancient artefacts and see how the indigenous community make chocolate.

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Highlight experiences in the Maldives
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    Make your way to a remote sandback for a private dinner two surrounded by lapping shores and brilliant blue skies.

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    Enjoy a a night of searching for stars through the lens of the country’s most powerful telescope.

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    Dip into the warm ocean for a one a kind snorkelling experience among five species of sea turtles among the surrounding reefs.

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    Enjoy an enlightening visit to Maalhos, the Maldives’ first zero-waste island. Not only see its ingenious eco-centro recycling and ocean guardianship initiatives, but snorkel its pristine reef, learn how coconut oil is made and have lunch with the locals.

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    Relax with a tailored treatment in a Himalayan salt cave – the first of its kind in the Maldives.

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Highlight experiences in the Maldives
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    Make your way to a remote sandback for a private dinner two surrounded by lapping shores and brilliant blue skies.

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    Enjoy a a night of searching for stars through the lens of the country’s most powerful telescope.

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    Dip into the warm ocean for a one a kind snorkelling experience among five species of sea turtles among the surrounding reefs.

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    Enjoy an enlightening visit to Maalhos, the Maldives’ first zero-waste island. Not only see its ingenious eco-centro recycling and ocean guardianship initiatives, but snorkel its pristine reef, learn how coconut oil is made and have lunch with the locals.

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    Relax with a tailored treatment in a Himalayan salt cave – the first of its kind in the Maldives.

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Highlight experiences in Jordan
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    Wake up early to visit and be the first to enter one of the seven world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra.

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    Feel the weightless as you float in the spiritual Dead Sea. It is the lowest body of water on earth and the world’s richest source of natural salts, for a uniquely healing experience.

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    A truly out-of-this-world experience awaits when you revisit Petra, this time at night. Lit up by the light of 1,800 candles, walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path and enjoy the charming music of the Bedouins at the Treasury.

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    Spend the night in the heart of Little Petra with breathtaking views of the Petra Mountains from your tented suite at Bubble Luxotel Petra. Each suite comes with a private outdoor hot tub for an unforgettable evening under the stars.

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    Ride into the untouched Jordanian desert with a private jeep ride exploring the golden sands of the Wadi Rum. Best described by T.E. Lawrence as “Vast, echoing and god-like”, and by the locals as “Valley of the Moon”.

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    Enjoy an afternoon discovering Al-Beida, also known as Little Petra in a town called Wadi Musa (meaning the Valley of Moses) and stop for tea with a local bedouins.

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Highlight experiences in Jordan
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    Wake up early to visit and be the first to enter one of the seven world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra.

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    Feel the weightless as you float in the spiritual Dead Sea. It is the lowest body of water on earth and the world’s richest source of natural salts, for a uniquely healing experience.

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    A truly out-of-this-world experience awaits when you revisit Petra, this time at night. Lit up by the light of 1,800 candles, walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path and enjoy the charming music of the Bedouins at the Treasury.

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    Spend the night in the heart of Little Petra with breathtaking views of the Petra Mountains from your tented suite at Bubble Luxotel Petra. Each suite comes with a private outdoor hot tub for an unforgettable evening under the stars.

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    Ride into the untouched Jordanian desert with a private jeep ride exploring the golden sands of the Wadi Rum. Best described by T.E. Lawrence as “Vast, echoing and god-like”, and by the locals as “Valley of the Moon”.

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    Enjoy an afternoon discovering Al-Beida, also known as Little Petra in a town called Wadi Musa (meaning the Valley of Moses) and stop for tea with a local bedouins.

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Highlight experiences in Australia
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    Explore the iconic Sydney Opera House with a private guide. Considered to be one of the greatest buildings ever constructed, your local expert will guide you through its history and inside one of its working venues to go behind the scenes.

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    Switch up your view of the Great Barrier Reef as you glide across the water in your glass-bottom boat to give you a nose-to-fin encounter view of the diverse marine wildlife.

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    Prepare to to be blown away by a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable honeymoon memory. Sit back and enjoy the exhilarating aerial view of one of nature’s greatest wonders.

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    Inject some adrenaline into your honeymoon and climb Sydney Harbour Bridge at twilight. From the top, get a unique bird’s eye view of the sunset casting its pink-orange glow over Sydney Harbour and 360-degree views of the city.

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    Learn about the fascinating ecology of the Blue Mountains with a hands-on session with one of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s field guides. You’ll help make a lasting contribution to the preservation of this fragile environment.

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    Only accessible by helicopter, land on Heart Island which is found close to Heart Reef in the Whitsundays – and enjoy a bucket list snorkelling experience.

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Highlight experiences in Australia
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    Explore the iconic Sydney Opera House with a private guide. Considered to be one of the greatest buildings ever constructed, your local expert will guide you through its history and inside one of its working venues to go behind the scenes.

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    Switch up your view of the Great Barrier Reef as you glide across the water in your glass-bottom boat to give you a nose-to-fin encounter view of the diverse marine wildlife.

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    Prepare to to be blown away by a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable honeymoon memory. Sit back and enjoy the exhilarating aerial view of one of nature’s greatest wonders.

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    Inject some adrenaline into your honeymoon and climb Sydney Harbour Bridge at twilight. From the top, get a unique bird’s eye view of the sunset casting its pink-orange glow over Sydney Harbour and 360-degree views of the city.

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    Learn about the fascinating ecology of the Blue Mountains with a hands-on session with one of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s field guides. You’ll help make a lasting contribution to the preservation of this fragile environment.

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    Only accessible by helicopter, land on Heart Island which is found close to Heart Reef in the Whitsundays – and enjoy a bucket list snorkelling experience.

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Highlight experiences in Oman
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    View the nestling turtles with an experienced guide and teacher. There are two opportunities to view these endangered animals, early in the morning and late at night both without disturbing their nests.

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    Set sail on a relaxed dhow cruise, where you’ll ride a traditional wooden fisherman’s boat to witness the Muscat coast through the eyes of ancient seafarers who plied the same route for centuries.

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    Experience a desert camel safari. Become a modern-day Indiana Jones with a trek through the shifting sand dunes to view the stunning sunset over the desert camp.

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    Enjoy a sunset BBQ in the desert of Wahiba Sands. Sample traditional Omani dishes around a campfire with local entertainment of local Bedouin music and dancing.

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    Learn about the fascinating history of Oman, with a visit to the privately owned Bait Al Zubair museum. Containing a wealth of ancient artefacts from costumes, weapons to jewellery it traces the various rulers of this dynamic country.

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    Revel in the remarkable sights of the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular natural pool created from a giant limestone crater with clear blue green water at the bottom – truly a sight to behold.

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Highlight experiences in Oman
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    View the nestling turtles with an experienced guide and teacher. There are two opportunities to view these endangered animals, early in the morning and late at night both without disturbing their nests.

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    Set sail on a relaxed dhow cruise, where you’ll ride a traditional wooden fisherman’s boat to witness the Muscat coast through the eyes of ancient seafarers who plied the same route for centuries.

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    Experience a desert camel safari. Become a modern-day Indiana Jones with a trek through the shifting sand dunes to view the stunning sunset over the desert camp.

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    Enjoy a sunset BBQ in the desert of Wahiba Sands. Sample traditional Omani dishes around a campfire with local entertainment of local Bedouin music and dancing.

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    Learn about the fascinating history of Oman, with a visit to the privately owned Bait Al Zubair museum. Containing a wealth of ancient artefacts from costumes, weapons to jewellery it traces the various rulers of this dynamic country.

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    Revel in the remarkable sights of the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular natural pool created from a giant limestone crater with clear blue green water at the bottom – truly a sight to behold.

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Highlight experiences in Belize
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    Discover the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. Set sail on a boat journey accompanied by dolphins, before snorkelling in warm waters with incredible marine species, including a range of colourful reef fish amongst a variety of awe-inspiring aquatic wildlife.

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    Spend the morning hiking in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park Hike. Jump into, or simply admire, the sapphire-blue water flowing through a gaping limestone sinkhole, formed by the collapse of an underground cave.

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    On your manatee snorkelling tour you’ll be immersed in the colourful marine life spotting coral and fish, as well as watching for the endangered West Indian manatee – a shy, gentle giant also known as the sea cow.

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    Embark on a local village tour, where you’ll become immersed in local Maya culture by experiencing traditional cuisines, cooking practices and artistic techniques, before enjoying a typical village-style lunch.

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    Visit ‘Rio on Pools’, a remote aquatic spot where you can take a refreshing dip into one of the tranquil natural pools created by scenic rocks and tumbling waterfalls.

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    Marvel at the spectacular sunset over Maya Mountains on an idyllic private cruise across the calm waters of the Placencia Lagoon, whilst enjoying sundowners.

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    After dinner, head out on a river safari in search of nocturnal creatures such as the arboreal porcupine, Morelet’s crocodile, bulldog fishing bat, manatees & occasionally even the elusive jaguar.

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Highlight experiences in Belize
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    Discover the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. Set sail on a boat journey accompanied by dolphins, before snorkelling in warm waters with incredible marine species, including a range of colourful reef fish amongst a variety of awe-inspiring aquatic wildlife.

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    Spend the morning hiking in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park Hike. Jump into, or simply admire, the sapphire-blue water flowing through a gaping limestone sinkhole, formed by the collapse of an underground cave.

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    On your manatee snorkelling tour you’ll be immersed in the colourful marine life spotting coral and fish, as well as watching for the endangered West Indian manatee – a shy, gentle giant also known as the sea cow.

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    Embark on a local village tour, where you’ll become immersed in local Maya culture by experiencing traditional cuisines, cooking practices and artistic techniques, before enjoying a typical village-style lunch.

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    Visit ‘Rio on Pools’, a remote aquatic spot where you can take a refreshing dip into one of the tranquil natural pools created by scenic rocks and tumbling waterfalls.

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    Marvel at the spectacular sunset over Maya Mountains on an idyllic private cruise across the calm waters of the Placencia Lagoon, whilst enjoying sundowners.

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    After dinner, head out on a river safari in search of nocturnal creatures such as the arboreal porcupine, Morelet’s crocodile, bulldog fishing bat, manatees & occasionally even the elusive jaguar.

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