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Luxurious Travel to Off the Beaten Tracks Around the World

The ultimate luxury travel guide for the remainder of 2018, for those who seek to immerse in the most extravagant and original holiday experience.

Jul 25, 2018 | By Lynette Kee

Exploring far-flung corners of the world have become a huge travel trend, especially among the burgeoning number of wealthy travellers who would rather trade a well-trodden tour in Paris for something more adventurous like witnessing the great migration in Kenya, though not surprising. The idea of travelling is now greatly emphasised by the experience and the level of fulfilment it gives you. The key, however, is crafting the perfect itinerary that will satisfy the appetite for adventure, decadence and enriching travel experience.

Specialising in tailored-made holidays to destinations spanning all 7 continents around the world, Lightfoot Travel is a luxury tour operator that is inspiring as it is inventive. From corporate travels to a leisure trip with family and friends, Lightfoot Travel promises to curate the most personalised and exclusive tours.

The Ultimate Luxury Travel Guide For The Rest of the Holidays in 2018

Festivals & Fun in Mongolia

When travelling, take the world as your backdrop. To experience life like a true Mongolian nomad, Lightfoot Travel recommends the ‘Eagle Festival’ in Mongolia for the month of October. Taking place only once a year in the remote western province of Bayan-Ulgii, this 6,000-year-old tradition sees falconers from across the region come together for a two-day display of their eagles’ speed, agility and skills. Other than being able to witness the exhilarating festival, Mongolia is also the perfect place to explore the raw countryside, vast steppers, rugged mountains, clear lakes and abundant wildlife.

The Great Migration in Kenya

For anyone planning to travel between the months of July and October, Kenya offers the best wildlife experience. During this period is when the annual Great Migration takes place, giving you the chance to witness approximately two million wildebeest (along with thousands of zebras, gazelles and other animals) flock from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of new pastures. This real-life Lion King experience is second to none, particularly for wildlife enthusiasts. Set within its own 7000-acre private conservancy is a luxurious sanctuary Cottars 1920s Safari Camp furnished with 1920s styling, integrating a lavish lifestyle amidst nature for travellers to experience the best of both worlds.

October & November in Raja Ampat

Plan a trip to this magnificent archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands from October to April and immerse yourself in the best water activities in Raja Ampat. For an extra special moment, see the region from a private yacht such as The Damai which allows you to travel around the lagoons to turtle sanctuaries and local villages. Include lots of stops for diving, snorkelling, kayaking, trekking, bonfires and cocktails on the beach.

Christmas in New Zealand

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Head to New Zealand where you can trek, sail, bike and zipline your way through the festive period. Get into the seasonal spirit with a visit to Franz Josef Glacier where you can walk amongst ice caves, pinnacles and seracs, or enjoy a scenic flight over the landscape. Visit country farms, parks and museums or complete your trip by swapping the snow for a beautiful sandy beach.

Start Off the Year in Snowy Niseko

The famed Niseko is the most vibrant in January, with scenic landscapes, an après ski atmosphere, child-friendly slopes and kids’ ski lessons with fluent English speakers, there are plenty of activities for all – making it an ideal vacation destination for a family trip. After all the adrenaline pumping activities, families can snuggle up in the self-catering apartments at The Vale which features spectacular views of the ski runs, a personal onsen, open fireplaces, bathtubs with alpine vistas, and a fine-dining restaurant.

Spend Chinese New Year in Sri Lanka

Explore all of Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes over Chinese New Year when the climate is at its most comfortable. Explore the green hills of the tea country where you can indulge in leisure activities away from the city life such as swimming, bike riding, and play in the gardens; embark on a safari adventure to the east of the island where elephants and leopards roam free in national parks or hang out on the beaches on the southern tip where surfing and golden sands rule.

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