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Where to go and what to do in February

If you’re looking to plan a family getaway during the half-term holiday, embark on a romantic escape for Valentine's Day, or simply looking to flee ... Read more
Where to go and what to do in February

If you’re looking to plan a family getaway during the half-term holiday, embark on a romantic escape for Valentine's Day, or simply looking to flee the seemingly endless winter of the northern hemisphere, holidays in February offer a retreat to cater to your specific desires. Whether that’s a snowy adventure or some fun in the sun, February has something for everyone to enjoy.

Staying within Europe, many regions transform into winter wonderlands, making it the perfect time for snow-based adventures like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The Alpine countries and arctic regions are ideal for these snowy escapades, offering pristine slopes and enchanting landscapes. For those seeking slightly warmer adventures, February is also a great time for hiking and cycling in Europe. The Mediterranean regions, including Cyprus, Madeira, and even parts of Southern Spain and Italy, maintain mild temperatures that allow for outdoor exploration without the sweltering summer heat and with significantly fewer crowds.

Another destination that offers a snowy adventure of a lifetime during February is the Antarctic region. During this month, Antarctica experiences its peak summer season, characterised by extended daylight hours and milder temperatures. This optimal weather provides the perfect conditions for exploring this pristine wilderness. It's an excellent opportunity to witness the breathtaking landscapes, observe penguin colonies, and encounter diverse marine life. You will also be able to indulge in activities like kayaking, camping, and Zodiac cruises, all while basking in the surreal beauty of the frozen continent.

If you're seeking a break from the dreary winter weather at home, why not pursue the sun and embark on a warm February adventure? In the southern hemisphere, February marks the height of summer, offering excellent conditions for exploration. This is the time when the "Big Five" animals freely roam the African plains, and the dry weather and lush landscapes create the perfect backdrop for an adventurous safari. Similarly, an adventure to South America, with February temperatures getting up to around 36 degrees, this part of the world is a perfect way to catch some winter rays. Whether it's Brazil, Chile or Ecuador you are guaranteed to have some nice weather, alongside a few showers as well. So, if a little rain doesn't deter you, a February holiday in South America will unveil stunning landscapes teeming with greenery and flourishing wildlife.

February is also an ideal time to visit many parts of Asia. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture, wildlife or a mixture of them all, significant parts of South and Southeast Asia enjoy superb weather conditions in February, featuring warm, sunny days with exceptionally low humidity levels. In India, regions like Rajasthan, Kerala, and Goa offer comfortable temperatures for exploring historical sites, vibrant cities, and lush landscapes. It's an excellent time for hiking, wildlife safaris, and cultural immersion. Thailand boasts pleasant weather in February, making it an excellent choice for outdoor adventures. You can explore the rich culture of Bangkok, go island-hopping in the Andaman Sea, or trek through the lush jungles of Northern Thailand. Vietnam experiences dry and mild weather in February, creating the perfect conditions for trekking in the stunning landscapes of Sapa, exploring the bustling streets of Hanoi, and cruising through the picturesque Halong Bay.

Don't let the cold and wet weather at home keep you indoors. Explore some of our top holiday recommendations for February.



West Lycian Way

Embark on the West Lycian Way this February for a unique and enchanting experience. As you traverse this ancient trail, you'll find yourself walking amidst a blend of ancient historical sites, dramatic mountainous landscapes, and idyllic beaches. February offers the perfect climate, with milder temperatures ideal for exploration. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of Turkey as you unwind in traditional family-run accommodations along the way. Discover historical treasures like Telmessos, the Tombs of Amyntas, and the rock village of Kayakoy, each telling tales of a rich and storied past. Take a refreshing dip in the warm Mediterranean waters or opt for a sea adventure on a traditional gulet yacht, adding a touch of maritime magic to your February escapade along the West Lycian Way.



Walking Holiday on the Captivating Cape Verde Islands

Taking on a walking holiday across the captivating Cape Verde Islands in February offers a splendid blend of exploration and favourable weather conditions. This adventure spans four diverse islands: Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Santiago, and Fogo. February marks an excellent time to visit, as Cape Verde experiences its wonderful climate, with mild temperatures and minimal rainfall, creating ideal conditions for outdoor activities. The hike to the highest point, the magnificent and active volcano of Pico do Fogo, promises not only a physical challenge but also unparalleled views of the volcanic landscapes. The lush scenery and diverse terrain of the islands provide a picturesque backdrop for each step, while the welcoming locals and delectable Cape Verdean cuisine add cultural richness to this immersive February walking experience.



Finland Wilderness Snowshoe Adventure

A Finland Wilderness Snowshoe Adventure in February promises a magical and serene experience amidst the winter wonderland of the Nordic landscapes. This month, with its crisp temperatures and ample snowfall, sets the perfect stage for a cabin-to-cabin snowshoe trek. The journey unfolds as participants traverse through the tranquil, snow-covered, wild taiga (boreal forest), creating a pristine canvas of white. The allure of sleeping in remote, candle-lit cabins adds a touch of enchantment to the adventure, providing a cosy haven in the midst of nature's winter embrace. Lakeside saunas, a quintessential Finnish experience, offer a relaxing retreat after a day of snowshoeing, and the daring can even try ice swimming for an exhilarating plunge into the frozen landscapes. February, with its unique blend of snowy landscapes and cultural experiences, makes this snowshoe adventure an unforgettable exploration of Finland's wilderness.



Antarctic Hike and Sail Expedition

Going on an Antarctic Hike and Sail Expedition in February promises an unparalleled adventure in the pristine icy landscapes of the southernmost continent. This month, with its milder temperatures and relatively calm seas, provides an optimal window for exploration. The itinerary encompasses a range of thrilling activities, including kayaking, snowshoeing, photo workshops, mountaineering, and camping, offering a multifaceted Antarctic experience. Zodiac and shore excursions become opportunities for wildlife spotting, allowing adventurers to witness the incredible diversity of the region's inhabitants. February's extended daylight hours enhance the overall expedition, providing ample time for activities and awe-inspiring landscapes. This unique Antarctic cruise blends the comfort of sailing with the added thrill of active adventures, making it an ideal month for those seeking an extraordinary and immersive polar experience.



Best of Northern India

Embarking on the Best of Northern India holiday in February unveils a captivating journey through the cultural and historical treasures of this vibrant region. The itinerary encompasses the jewels of Northern India, including the iconic cities of Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, and Varanasi. February, with its pleasant weather and clear skies, offers an ideal climate for exploration. The tour takes you on a fascinating exploration of the majestic forts, palaces, and temples of Rajasthan, immersing them in the rich history and architectural marvels of the region. A highlight of the trip is the opportunity to witness an unforgettable sunrise over the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra, a moment that epitomises the magic of Northern India. A boat journey on the Ganges in Varanasi during dawn provides a spiritual and serene experience, while a visit to the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve allows for wildlife enthusiasts to observe an abundance of fascinating animal life, including the majestic Bengal tigers. February's comfortable temperatures and cultural richness make it an excellent month to embark on this Best of Northern India adventure.



Jordan's Dana to Petra Trek

Jordan's Dana to Petra Trek in February offers a remarkable adventure through the sculpted sandstone landscapes along the most famous section of the Jordan Trail. This month, with its moderate temperatures and clear skies, provides an ideal climate for the trek. Traversing the captivating terrain, trekkers will walk amongst the mesmerising rock formations, immersing themselves in the natural wonders of Jordan. The journey culminates with an exploration of the 'Rose-Red City' of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where ancient history and architectural marvels unfold at every turn. February's weather creates a comfortable atmosphere for camping Bedouin style under the desert stars, enhancing the overall experience with a touch of authentic and immersive desert hospitality. This trek, coupled with the cultural richness of Petra and the unique camping experience, makes February an excellent time to discover the enchanting landscapes of Jordan.



Temples and Tea Trails of Sri Lanka

February is a great time to go on the Temples and Tea Trails of Sri Lanka holiday as it promises an extraordinary journey through the diverse landscapes and cultural gems of this enchanting island. The month offers ideal weather conditions for exploration, allowing travellers to watch the sunrise from the summit of Adam’s Peak and climb the iconic Lion’s Rock. The itinerary includes a trek to World's End and through the pristine Kandyan jungle, providing a unique blend of natural wonders and cultural immersion. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in game drives and wildlife viewing in Udawalawe and Wilpattu National Parks, offering the chance to encounter Sri Lanka's rich biodiversity. The journey continues with a walk through scenic tea plantations, a picturesque train ride to Bandarawela, and a delightful experience of 'high tea' at The Grand. The holiday concludes with relaxation on a stunning south coast beach and a visit to the historic walled city of Galle. February's favourable climate and the diverse array of experiences make it the perfect time to uncover the beauty and charm of Sri Lanka on this captivating itinerary.



Backroads of Cambodia Bike

February provides an excellent window for embarking on the Backroads of Cambodia Bike holiday, a thrilling cycling adventure from Angkor Wat to the Cardamom Mountains. This month offers favourable weather conditions, creating an ideal setting for exploration. The itinerary features short and enjoyable day-rides amid the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor, providing a unique perspective on Cambodia's rich history and culture. Travelling by boat on the serene Tonle Sap lake and the Sangkae River adds a scenic element to the journey. Cyclists will navigate dirt roads through the picturesque Kirirom National Park and the rugged landscapes of the Cardamom Mountains, providing a diverse and immersive biking experience. The adventure includes a visit to the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and as well as a memorable sunset cruise on the majestic Mekong River. With its pleasant temperatures and clear skies, February offers an optimal timeframe for cyclists to discover the hidden gems and natural beauty of Cambodia on two wheels.



Best of Botswana, Camping Safari

February marks an opportune time for the Best of Botswana Camping Safari holiday, offering a unique and immersive experience in the heart of Africa. This month is characterised by good weather conditions, making it an excellent period to explore the diverse landscapes of Botswana. The safari journey spans the iconic Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and even ventures to the majestic Victoria Falls. You will get the chance to delve into the Okavango Delta through traditional mokoro canoe excursions and boat cruises in Chobe, providing a close encounter with the region's rich biodiversity. The adventure includes thrilling game drives in wildlife-abundant Moremi and Savuti Game Reserves, offering glimpses of rhinos at the Khama Sanctuary and the opportunity to spot elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffes, and vast herds of zebras. The camping experience under the expansive African night skies adds a touch of magic, creating lasting memories in the untamed beauty of Botswana.



Levada Trails and Peaks of Madeira


Embark on an unforgettable adventure this February with the Levada Trails and Peaks of Madeira. This month offers an excellent opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of Madeira with milder temperatures and fewer crowds. Traverse the 'Balcony Walk' between Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro, the island's highest peaks, revealing breathtaking vistas. Guided walks each day ensure a seamless experience as you explore Madeira's west, east, and centre, uncovering the island's best day walks. With all meals included, indulge in the unique and abundant flora of Madeira, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that thrives during this pleasant time of the year. February sets the stage for a perfect balance of adventure and tranquillity amidst Madeira's captivating landscapes.

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