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11 incredible places to be on Christmas Day

Guatemala, Nepal, Ethiopia, Morocco or El Salvador over Christmas? Sometimes it's good to escape from all the feast-preparing obligations, mince pies ... Read more
 11 incredible places to be on Christmas Day

Guatemala, Nepal, Ethiopia, Morocco or El Salvador over Christmas? Sometimes it's good to escape from all the feast-preparing obligations, mince pies and decorations and enlighten yourself on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We know how important it is to have fun at Christmas so our experts have put together 10 of our favourite festive adventures where you could wake up on Christmas day somewhere incredible.



Nepal - Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes

On this Bucket List trekking holiday, you'll wake up on Christmas day to simply the best views the Himalayan peaks have to offer, right from your bedroom window at Dzongla. It will be a view you will never forget! Spending quite a short day trekking to Lobuche (4910m) and traversing around the Lake at Chola Tso today, you'll enter the Khumbu valley for the first time arriving around mid morning. They'll be plenty of time for an afternoon of relaxation in preparation for your ultimate Everest Base Camp highlight tomorrow.

Take me to Everest Base camp this Christmas



Sweden - Winter Wonderland Arctic Family Adventure

It doesn't get much cooler than this at Christmas. Imagine how excited the kids (and you) will be visiting the world-famous Icehotel on Christmas day. Rebuilt each year, it houses a bar and restaurant, an art gallery, an ice church and deluxe bedrooms. All beautifully carved out of huge blocks of ice it'll be enough to take your breath away. You will have have plenty of time to explore this unusual building before heading back into the snowy wilderness and the comfort of your hotel. They'll be time for a Christmas spa treat, dinner and a documentary about the Sami people and their reindeer in the Northern Lights room.

Take us to the snowy Arctic this Christmas



Ethiopia - Simien Mountains Explorer


Having enjoyed an exhilarating and challenging trek through the remote Simien Mountains surrounded by baboons and walia ibex and finishing with a night in a thyme covered campsite at Chenek, you'll be ready to sit back and relax on Christmas day. With the trek over you can simply enjoy the scenic drive back to Gondar where the start of the highly cultural element of your trip begins. Here you will get another chance to explore this fascinating city of castles and churches before flying out on Boxing Day to the ancient city of Lalibela.

Take me to Ethiopia this Christmas



Morocco - Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter

Spend your Christmas day in the company of some of the most naturally hospitable people in the world. Our Moroccan leaders will ensure you have a Christmas you will never forget while trekking through the stunning High Atlas Mountains to the Neltner Refuge (3207m), a hut only built in 2000 and designed to resemble a Berber dwelling. Enjoy a Christmas evening around the fire and relax before you attempt two exciting summits, Ouanoukrim (4088m), Morocco's second highest peak and Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in North Africa.

Take me to Morocco this Christmas



Costa Rica - Walks and Wildlife

After a few days of beautiful forest scenery, toucans and monkeys, dormant volcanoes and hot springs, you can relax on Christmas day on this holiday as you transfer to your lodge at Rincon de la Vieja. Passing the stunning Arenal Lake you will stop at the Las Pumas Rescue Shelter to see several big cats which have been saved here, but close to extinction in the wild, including the Jaguar, Puma and Ocelet. When you reach the Lodge, there are many short walks that you can take to view even more unique wildlife on this stunning Christmas holiday.

Take me to Costa Rica this Christmas



Jordan - Bike Dead to Red

What a way to spend Christmas. Surrounded by rocky chasm's, wadi's and spectacular mountains while basking in glorious sunshine. Having spent the previous day testing out the incredible buoyancy of the salty water of the Dead sea and trying to get 'that' famous photo holding a newspaper, you will be back on your bike to follow the quiet King’s Highway, passing agricultural fields, ruins and several small villages. When you reach the edge of the Al Hassa Canyon you'll stop to take in the wild and impressive rocky views and secretly congratulate yourself for booking this holiday over Christmas

Take me to Jordan this Christmas



Vietnam - Family Jungles and Junks

You can give your family a festive and very unique treat on this adventure, as on Christmas Day you wake up on a Junk boat cruising around the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam. After a Christmas breakfast, you'll explore the rock formations and impressive towers that surround the bay and sail around the jagged coastline until early afternoon. The fun doesn't stop there though, after you disembark, you then drive back into Hanoi and board the overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai. Fantastic.

Take us to Vietnam this Christmas



Jordan - Dana to Petra Trek

Walking amongst sculpted sandstone and exploring the wonders of the 'Rose-Red City' of Petra has to be on so many peoples Bucket List. So why don't you tick this one off this Christmas? It's a perfect destination for some winter sunshine and you'll be able to enjoy endless nights sleeping Bedouin style under the desert stars. You'll enjoy fantastic trekking through deep gorges and along high ridges, wonderful Jordanian hospitality and above all, the magic of Petra, one of the world's most unique historical UNESCO sites and 7 Wonders of the World.

Take me to Jordan this Christmas



Oman - Adventure Trekking

Take a journey this Christmas through more than half a billion years of geological time. Oman, the Jewel of Arabia, is authentic, charming, surprising and welcoming. Our Christmas day itinerary takes you on a short drive where you'll get to enjoy breath-taking views of Oman's Grand Canyon and Nakhr village before setting off on your walk along the famous 'balcony trail' which clings to the rocks and is completely hidden from view. After endless mind-blowing canyon views, you transfer into 4WD vehicles and head down the mountain to enjoy the second of your wild camps. Superb trekking in year-round-sunshine in the Middle East's best kept secret.

Take me to Oman this Christmas



Morocco - Ride the Kasbah

Cycle through the High Atlas mountains from the Todra Gorge to Jebel Sahro in one of the best winter sun cycling destinations and spend your Christmas day snaking through spectacular gorges and rock formations. You will enjoy the scenery as you pass impressive Kasbahs framed by almond and fig trees and while 'taking five' on the terrace of an enchanting cafe. The wilderness of the red mountains and arid plains feel like you're going back in time and your final blast take you across the extensive plains to El Kelaa M-Gouna where you can look back and the towering snow covered peak of Mgoun.

Take me to Morocco this Christmas



India - Family Tigers and Temples of Rajasthan

This family holiday in Rajasthan, Northern India is jammed packed full of fun, adventure and Indian colour. We keep the children interested on this holiday when we explore some beautiful historic buildings including the iconic Taj Mahal. Starting with a Delhi sightseeing tour and an overnight you'll have the chance to take the express train to Agra, see the Taj Mahal at sunset, and maybe even a wild tiger. You'll spend a memorable Christmas day at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary where you tour around on a cycle rickshaw!

Take us to India this Christmas



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