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Where to go and what to do in April

Waking up after the winter slumber, April is the month of transformation. With mountain meadows full of wildflowers, the weather begins to transition ... Read more
Where to go and what to do in April

Waking up after the winter slumber, April is the month of transformation. With mountain meadows full of wildflowers, the weather begins to transition into milder temperatures in many destinations, making it an ideal period for outdoor activities and exploration. Spring brings vibrant colours to landscapes, creating picturesque scenes and enhancing the overall experience. 

In Europe, April is one of the best times of the year to visit. It's a time when many destinations come alive with vibrant flowers and greenery, creating a picturesque setting for leisurely strolls and scenic landscapes. Additionally, April often marks the start of the tourist season, yet the crowds are relatively lighter compared to the summer months, allowing for a more relaxed and authentic experience in various European cities and attractions. It's a great opportunity to enjoy cultural events, festivals, and local traditions, making April an enticing time for a memorable European getaway.

Going to Asia In April is also a fantastic idea. The weather tends to be more pleasant, not scorching hot but just right for exploring. One of the highlights is the blossoming of beautiful flowers and trees, like Japan's famous cherry blossoms, adding a touch of natural splendour to your travels. It's a time when many countries host vibrant festivals and events, offering an authentic taste of local cultures. Plus, with the weather being agreeable, it's a great opportunity to visit various historical and natural landmarks without the massive crowds that sometimes flock to these places during peak seasons.

April is a great time for an African adventure, offering diverse experiences across the continent. In countries like South Africa, Botswana, and Morocco, the temperatures are comfortable, and there are fewer crowds, making it an ideal period for exploration. South Africa showcases stunning autumnal colours and provides unforgettable safaris in renowned reserves. South America in April also promises varied experiences in captivating destinations. It's a good time to explore Machu Picchu in Peru, where the weather is mild and less crowded, enhancing the exploration. Colombia, with the onset of the dry season in April, is perfect for discovering its vibrant cities, lush landscapes, and diverse culture.

April offers a wide range of destinations and adventure holiday opportunities around the globe. Here are some of our top picks:


Self-Guided Walking Menton to Nice

Embark on a self-guided walking adventure from Menton to Nice in April, when the mild climate and blooming landscapes make this journey a picturesque experience. Ascend the Cime de Baudon for breathtaking panoramic views that span the sparkling Cote d’Azur and the Maritime Alps. Explore the splendid gardens of Menton and the magnificent Princes Palace in Monaco, immersing yourself in historical richness. You will also experience serenity in the mountain village of Sainte Agnes, offering peaceful walks high above the coast.



Everest Yeti Trail Luxury Lodge Trek

Take on the Everest Yeti Trail Luxury Lodge Trek in April, when the views are splendid, and the weather is favourable for trekking. Visit the vibrant Namche Bazaar and Thame, the principal Sherpa towns, which offer rich cultural experiences and beautiful landscapes. This trek allows you to walk in the shadow of Everest while indulging in the best accommodation available, promising a remarkable and comfortable adventure amid the Himalayas.


Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu

April is an ideal time for a trek along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu. With great weather and fewer crowds, the trail offers a stunning journey through the serene Cordillera Vilcabamba. Explore the historical and cultural richness of the Incan Capital in Cusco and the jewels of the Sacred Valley. The awe-inspiring journey culminates in a visit to the iconic lost city of Machu Picchu, making it an extraordinary experience amid the Andean landscapes.


Cape Town to Victoria Falls - The Classic Safari

April presents an opportune time for the Cape Town to Victoria Falls Safari. It's a journey spanning from Cape Town through Namibia to Victoria Falls, offering a unique safari experience. Witness Africa's vibrant wildlife in renowned reserves such as Etosha, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park. In Namibia, behold the stunning sunrise at the dunes of Sossusvlei and hike up Dune 45. The trip entails discovering Cape Town, trekking in the Cederberg, and partaking in optional canoeing on the Orange River. Experience the thrill of travelling by mokoro canoe, engage with the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana, and cap it all off with the awe of Victoria Falls.


Self-Guided Cycling on Kefalonia

April offers an ideal window for a self-guided cycling adventure around the captivating island of Kefalonia. This cycling holiday invites exploration of the sun-soaked Greek island. Revel in the charming vibes of Fiscardo, choosing one of its harbour-side cafes to soak up the atmosphere. Pedal along the striking coastal road leading to the viewpoint above Myrtos Beach. Traverse the Omala Valley on your bike, including a stop at a local winery where you can sample the distinctive Robola white wine. As a highlight, journey by boat to the fascinating Melissani Cave Lake, experiencing its unique wonders.



Mera Peak

April sets the perfect stage for an extraordinary adventure to Mera Peak. This month offers optimal conditions for trekking this Himalayan gem. Mera Peak's summit is an unparalleled vantage point, providing breathtaking views of five of the world's impressive 8000-metre peaks. Embark on a challenging yet rewarding trek that begins in Phaplu and culminates in Lukla, offering the ultimate Mera Peak experience. As part of this expedition, you'll traverse the Thaksindo and Pangkongma passes, which serve as excellent acclimatisation routes. Enjoy the expertise of IFMGA-qualified guides, relish delicious meals, and stay at top-notch hotels in Kathmandu, all with seamless airport transfers. Additionally, for added convenience, complimentary gear such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and climbing equipment are available for this remarkable journey.



Expedition Into the Heart of the Amazon

April marks an exceptional time to venture into the heart of the Amazon, offering an ideal setting for exploration and discovery. This expedition provides a unique one-week cruise along Brazil's Rio Negro, granting daily excursions into the heart of the rainforest via canoes, kayaks, and guided walks. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the Amazon's lesser-seen and quieter locales, encountering incredible wildlife such as the iconic pink dolphins, sloths, and captivating iguanas. Expert guides accompany each excursion, enhancing the experience with their wealth of knowledge. The adventure unfolds aboard the newly renovated M/Y Tucano, ensuring a comfortable and remarkable journey through the mesmerising Amazon.



Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt

April presents an exceptional time to embark on the Wilderness Walking adventure through the Wilds of Assynt, a captivating experience set in the UK's first UNESCO Geopark. Delve into the rugged landscapes of Assynt and Coigach, guided expertly through hikes up iconic Scottish mountains like Suilven and Stac Pollaidh. This time of year provides a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the finest coastal walks in Scotland, including the revered Old Man of Stoer. Experience a private cruise around the Summer Isles, offering glimpses of marine wildlife. With all meals provided, accommodations in charming guesthouses, included transfers, a private cruise, and an expert guide, this is an excellent time to uncover the Scottish wilderness at its most vibrant and alluring.



Self-Guided Walking on the Algarve

April sets a remarkable stage for a self-guided walking adventure through the Algarve, offering a beautiful journey ripe for exploration. Discover Lagos and its rich historical significance in Portugal's Age of Discovery. Traverse the Great Coastal Path to Ponta de Peidade, unveiling deserted clifftop trails that provide a captivating view of the coastal landscape. Embrace the lively dance of birdlife in the Ria Formosa National Park, where flamingos elegantly grace the sunlit sky. With April's pleasant weather and the splendid blend of historical intrigue, natural beauty, and culinary delights, this self-guided walking excursion through the Algarve promises a fulfilling and enchanting experience.



Cycle Madagascar - Highlands to the Coast

April presents an excellent opportunity for embarking on the Cycle Madagascar journey from the highlands to the coast. This cycling adventure across the island promises an exploration of Madagascar's renowned national parks, offering cycling enthusiasts a mix of hiking and biking through stunning landscapes. The tour not only highlights exceptional cycling routes but also allows for ample relaxation by the beautiful Indian Ocean. With pleasant weather conditions and the allure of Madagascar's most popular national parks, this cycling adventure through the diverse landscapes and beautiful natural settings in April is an ideal way to explore the island's rich biodiversity and captivating scenery.

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