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Top 10 Hot Spots to Discover This Festive Season

October 25, 2017 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

The festive season is around the corner and you are well-deserving of an unforgettable break. Jacada Travel introduces an A-list of travel destinations – from Africa, Asia, Latin America to Australasia – these thoughtfully designed itineraries ensure you make the most of your time off while exploring the very best the world has to offer.


1. Wines, Waterfalls and World-Class Safari in Southern Africa

Land in South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town and be intoxicated by its nature and beauty. Surrounded by mountains and crystal clear oceans, the city offers a haven for relaxation. The biggest contemporary art museum Zeitz MOCAA in Africa has recently opened in Cape Town, elevating the city life to further vibrancy and diversity. Enjoy an exclusive Jacada Harley Davidson ride to the Winelands and enjoy fine wines and five-star cuisines, before heading to the Kruger to spot the Big Five.

Tick off an extra bucket-list destination and visit the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. During February the breathtaking Falls, set against the wildlife in the Zambezi river, are at their fullest and provide a spectacular show. Explore the Fall tour by foot, or soar above the Falls in a helicopter or micro-light.

10 Days Safari, Wine & Waterfalls at South Africa

Safari, Wine and Waterfalls


2. The Beauty of Bhutan

Off the beaten track, Bhutan holds many surprises. A deeply Buddhist land, the strong sense of traditional Buddhist culture is still alive today in this wonderfully serene country. While it visibly protects its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese culture fun-loving and well-informed about the world around them.

Jacada offers a privately guided tour that unlocks many cultural encounters in the Captial, Thimphu. Visit the ancient dzongs, temples, museums and take part in a local village festival to experience the alluring way of Bhutanese life. Then it’s off to Punakha for stunning hikes to find hidden villages, farmhouses and monasteries set in pastoral scenes. The idyllic walks continue into Paro Valley where you marvel at striking temples, before ending on a high with a hike up to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery, famous for some of the world’s most splendid monuments and monasteries. Witness the medieval style-bridges, imposing dzongs and a town filled with traditional architecture; it is this blending of the ancient and modern worlds that makes Bhutan so fascinating.

9 days Cultural Bhutan Sample Itinerary

Cultural Bhutan: Hidden Festivals and Local Life

3. Mix culture with cuisine in Myanmar

Myanmar is coined the most famous archaeological site in Bagan, amongst the untouched beauty of Ngapali Beach, the tranquil Inle Lake, spiritual Mandalay and the colonial Yangon.

For something different, Jacada recommend a morning food tour for treats, noodles, steamed sticky rice with beans, fried donuts and samosas. Quench your thirst with a stop at Maung Aye Tea Shop to enjoy a cup of sweet Burmese tea while you explore the delights of Myanmar.

10 days itinerary sample to classic Myanmar:

Classic Myanmar Explorer

4. A Family Adventure in India

India has certainly gained traction in recent years as a popular holiday destination. This classic 10-day itinerary is perfect for families, taking in bustling cities of Delhi and Jaipur with fun block-printing workshops creating your own colourful textiles, seeing the Taj Mahal in Agra – one of the Seven Wonders of the World or bearing witness to the majestic tigers on safari and visiting elephant camps. For something unforgettable and luxurious, Jacada recommend a private dinner at the city palace in Jaipur.

10 days family adventure in India

A Family Adventure in India

5. Sri Lanka – A Family Wildlife Adventure

Sri Lanka is another destination for all with plenty to offer and is growing in popularity. From the tranquil rolling hills in the tea country to abundant wildlife, unspoiled pristine beaches on the South Coast, incredible seafood cuisine in Colombo and Galle to a hot air balloon flight over the cultural triangle, a treasure trove of some of the island’s, if not the world’s, finest ancient monuments, Sri Lanka is nothing short of breath-taking. 13 days itinerary sample to see the wildlife in Sri Lanka

Latin America

6. Celebrate Carnival style in Rio Rio

Carnival is considered the biggest in the world with 2 million people per day on the streets, the city is filled with samba and bossa nova, meaning you are never far away from music during your stay. With an office based in Latin America, Jacada has firsthand knowledge of where the best white sand beaches are and can arrange its Pantanal and Amazon tours that will take you to the little known areas where the best wildlife is to be seen from Rio de Janeiro to the Iguassu Falls.

Explore six kilometers of subtropical forest on the Iguassu Falls tour. Jump on board special high-powered Zodiac boats that will take you, at high speed, to enjoy one of the most unforgettable experiences in the region – direct contact with the magnificent Falls.Due to Rio Carnival’s mammoth popularity hotels are already filling up now, do check with Jacada’s travel designers to plan every step of your trip so you can enjoy the tremendous adventure and fantastic sights of Brazil.

13 days in Rio de Janeiro and the Iguassu Falls

Beaches and Waterfalls

7. Family time in Costa Rica

Fly North West, from jungle waterfalls and wildlife to white-sand beaches, head to Costa Rica to enjoy guaranteed great weather. With a range of accommodation options available from luxury, boutique and safari style, Jacada offer a range of private tours with expert guides while blending locations and activities to suit your tastes.

Get up close and personal with the wildlife of Arenal as you visit the magnificent volcano, sky trams, and canopy walkways. On the Pacific coast, kick back and relax at white sand beaches and wildlife reserves. Alternatively check in to coffee plantations, cloud forests and rainforests in the Central Highlands. Or relish in the Caribbean, laid-back life of unspoiled beaches in Puerto Viejo and the nature reserve of Tortuguero.

Jacada provide private transfers to Tortuguero Village, from which most trails and expeditions begin, as well as excellent naturalist guides and exclusive guided tours of the parkland and waterways. Costa Rica has children in mind and Jacada can arrange a family trip catering to their age and interests so that every member of the family is catered for.

13 days to explore the hidden Costa Rica

Hidden Costa Rica

Australasia & South Pacific

8. Illuminated Uluru & Great Barrier Reef Deep Dive

Australia is one of the largest countries on Earth and its size is matched only by the sheer number of things to see and do in this diverse and dynamic land. Travel with Jacada and you’ll be amazed at the variety of landscapes, ranging from clear waters off the East Coast of Australia to the landscapes of fertile valleys of the South.

The Field of Light in Uluru is something you certainly don’t want to miss. Only available until March 2018, as the darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frostedglass spheres bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Make an early reservation with Jacada since it is recommend pre-booking your Field of Light tour prior to arrival as spaces are limited.

Uluru and The Great Barrier Reef in Australia with Jacada Travel


9. Fall in love with French Polynesia

Perfect for couples and newly-weds, jet across to the middle of the South Pacific Ocean to find the idyllic islands of French Polynesia. Be amazed by deep turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and dramatic green volcanoes, precisely everything you would expect from a far-flung tropical destination. It consists of 118 islands, 67 of which are inhabited. Occupying an area larger than Europe and divided into five groups. All the cultural and folk wealth of the country will be highlighted during the festivities through dancing, cooking, ancestral arts and rites. Make a romantic trip on the Valentine’s Day by ferry and be seduced by Tahiti.

10 Days Ultimate Luxury in French Polynesia

Ultimate luxury in French Polynesia


10. Magical Aurora in Norway

Start the New Year with an enchanting view of the Northern Lights. Although never guaranteed, winter is the best time to see the Northern Lights, due to the typical clear, dark skies. With the few countries under the Artic Circle, Jacada Travel has picked Norway as the country also offers rare wildlife and breathtaking fjords.

This 8 day tour allows you to discover the enchanting and exhilarating winter of the wild Lofoten and Svalbard Islands, punctuated with a stay in the sophisticated ‘Arctic Capital’ Tromso. Highlighted activities include husky sledding, polar bear snowmobiling expeditions, kayaking and trekking in Svalbard Islands and witnessing the astonishing wildlife. Whether exploring by foot, snowmobile, husky or ship, it is a spectacular destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Jacada travel designers are on hand to give their top recommendations for this polar adventure.

8 days trip to see the polar magic in Norway

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