13 February 2018
Travel long haul in 2018 and you’ll be rewarded with some incredible adventures, with sights that you often can’t see closer to home. Delicate cherry blossom trees in Japan, the rolling hills of New Zealand’s Fiordland, ancient temples and historic masterpieces in India await you on your long-haul travels!
If you haven’t flown long haul in a while or you’re simply looking for a little inspiration for your next holiday, we’ve chosen four fascinating destinations to see on your long-haul adventures this year…
With the forested valleys and rolling hills of the spectacular Fiordland, a dazzling array of wonderful wildlife, spectacular ‘Middle Earth’ scenery, sparkling beaches and vibrant cities, you’ll find it all in enchanting New Zealand.
Spectacular scenery, superb food and wine, friendly locals and a range of magical and unique experiences are all within easy reach, making New Zealand the perfect long-haul destination for the traveller who’s looking for a little bit of everything.
Enthralling India is a country filled with paradoxes and contrasts. A subcontinent packed with fascinating towns and cities and remarkable remote areas, you’d really need a lifetime to explore all of India’s many treasures.
Boasting an astonishing array of world-famous attractions, from the historic Red Fort of Old Delhi and the glimmering Golden Temple of Amritsar, to the desert palaces of Rajasthan and the unforgettable Taj Mahal in Agra, few destinations can compare with India when it comes to awe-inspiring sights.
From the majestic Himalayas in the north to the glorious beaches and cool backwaters of Kerala in the south, kaleidoscopic India is a veritable land of contradictions, which offers its visitors a totally unique kind of travelling experience.
Japan is a captivating country and one that’s bursting with a fascinating heritage, stunning scenery and age-old traditions. With beautiful beaches, spectacular skiing, ancient temples and monuments, and glorious gardens, you’ll find it all in Japan and so much more. Plus, with the country’s fantastic train network, getting around is extremely easy!
Some highlights of your time in the beguiling ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ include visiting the evocative geisha district and beautiful temples in Kyoto, wandering through the bustling streets of the vibrant capital of Tokyo and taking a moment to gather your thoughts in Hiroshima.
If you’re visiting in the springtime, don’t miss the chance to see the breathtaking vision of thousands of delicate pink blooms as cherry blossom season sweeps through the country. For a winter visit, Head to Japan’s ‘Great White North’ and discover a real-life snowy wonderland!
The idyllic Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is most famous for its stretch upon stretch of immaculate white sands, crystal-clear waters and some of the world’s most lavish beachfront resorts.
But venture away from the spectacular coastline and you’ll be amazed by the abundance of experiences to be had on and beyond the island. A place of stunning natural beauty, discover lush tropical forests, cascading waterfalls, neat sugar cane fields and magnificent botanical gardens on this sultry island paradise.
Indulge in a real taste of Mauritian city life in the capital of Port Louis, marvel at the giant ‘Victoria Amazonica’ water lilies at the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens or grab your mask and snorkel and experience the coral gardens at the island’s first marine park, Blue Bay. You can do it all in mesmerising Mauritius!