5 tempting adventures for your much-needed 2021 holiday

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If you’re anything like us, you’ll be pleased to see the back of 2020. At the moment, the world-wide travel situation is changing by the day and advice is different for every destination. We understand that booking a getaway for this year, while being much-needed, may still be a little out of reach or too uncertain to commit to. But the world is still out there, all of those goosebump-inducing views and pinch yourself moments haven’t gone away. So why not think about getting a 2021 holiday in the diary to look forward to once the chaos of 2020 is over?

Here are five 2021 holiday ideas that might help ensure 2021 is a year to remember – for all the right reasons!


Zip through Costa Rica’s lush Arenal rainforest 

Zip lining in Arenal, Costa Rica 2021 holiday ideas

Mark 2021 with a boost of adrenaline, hurtling above the emerald green rainforests of Costa Rica’s adventure center, Arenal. Costa Rica is one of the most nature-rich countries in the world. Despite taking up only 0.05% of the earth’s surface, it boasts nearly 6% of our planet’s biodiversity. It has mountains, rivers, beaches, rainforests, wetlands, cloud forests, dry plains and wildlife galore, all ripe for exploring.

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Whale-watching in Canada 

Whale Watching in Canada with Holiday Architects - 2021 holiday ideas

Picture this. You are floating along the flat calm, glimmering blue waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, tranquil and still. When suddenly, a whale breaches the surface a stone’s throw from your boat, putting on a show. Few animal encounters are as humbling. If seeing these magnificent marine mammals in the wild has a place on your wishlist, Canada could be the destination for you. Whether you’re drawn to a wildlife-rich adventure, a road trip with picture-worthy photo opportunities at every turn, or an active getaway that gets you off the beaten track, Canada has all of the ingredients for the perfect 2021 holiday.

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Walk in the footsteps of the Inca people at Machu Picchu 

Machu Picchu peru with Holiday Architects - 2021 holiday ideas

One for the culture-seekers now. Head to Peru and journey into the high Andes mountains to the iconic site of Machu Picchu. This 15th century Inca citadel, positioned amidst the most dramatic of landscapes is sure to stagger. The site was so well-concealed amidst the lush green mountains, that it remained hidden until the American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. Whether you chose to reach the dramatic ruin via the Inca Trail or the power of your own two feet, this would be a 2021 holiday adventure to remember. We’d always recommend visiting the site with an authorised guide. With their knowledge of the city’s history, along with how to get the best photographs away from the crowds, they’re sure to bring your visit to life.

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Explore the ancient temples of Angkor

Visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia with Holiday Architects 2021 holiday ideas

Angkor, just outside Siem Reap, Cambodia, is one of the most significant archeological sites in all of South East Asia. The heritage site covers an impressive 400 square kilometers. Once the center of the ancient Khmer Kingdom, countless temples and ruins can be found nestled amidst the sprawling jungle of the World Heritage site. Angkor Wat is, without doubt, the most iconic of the larger temples, but there’s so much more to see. From the many faces of the Bayon temple to Ta Prohm, half-swallowed by the jungle, a day exploring here will be a day well spent.

Cambodia is a beautiful country, with remarkable sites and wonderful people. Our Classic Cambodia sample itinerary takes all of this in and so much more. Could this be your perfect 2021 holiday?

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South Africa Holiday Architects 2021 holiday ideas

Walk on the wild side in Kruger National Park 

If any year is one for an ultimate adventure, it’s 2021. There are few experiences as wow-worthy as driving alongside a herd of elephants as they make their way to the watering hole, or spotting a pair of loved-up lions sunning themselves in the long grass. Kruger National Park in South Africa offers some of the best safari experiences on earth. With a wide variety of lodges and accommodation to suit all budgets, game drives and the option to drive yourself, a South African safari could be the perfect 2021 holiday to make it a year to remember – for good reasons this time around!

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If any of the above has got you in the holiday planning mood, we’re here. Our travel specialists are at the end of the phone on 01242 253 073 to talk holidays today. So, whether you want to discuss the current travel situation or talk about getting a holiday in the diary to look forward to, we’d love to hear from you.

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