Summer holiday ideas

8 late-summer holiday ideas we know you’ll love

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It’s not too late to get away this summer (and get that view!)…

Whether you’re travelling with kids and want to squeeze in a family escape before the end of the summer holidays, or you’re looking for an adults-only break with plenty of sunshine and feet-up time, we’ve got you covered. Below are 7 summer holiday ideas that are perfect for that last-minute getaway between now and the end of September. Which would you choose?

If any of the below take your fancy, do give us a call on 01242 253 073 or email us here. Every single holiday we design is tailor-made and completely bespoke, so the below are just to give you a taster of the majestic places you could be enjoying before the end of September.

 

8 summer holiday ideas we know you’ll love

 

Vietnam

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With a coast that spans more than 2000 miles, Vietnam’s weather is as varied as its coastline is long. There’s no such thing as a bad time to visit, it can be snowing in the mountainous north at the same time as there is glorious 35-degree sunshine beating down on the beaches of the south.

August and September are beautifully sunny and balmy throughout central Vietnam. It’s a fab time of year to visit Hoi An, Hue, Nha Trang and Ha Long Bay, before spending some time soaking up the sun on the gorgeous surrounding beaches. The south can get a little rainy over the summer months, but these are usually just short, sharp showers that are over almost as quickly as they began!

 

Simply Vietnam, 15 days

✓ Explore the charismatic and tangled streets of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi
✓ Take a cruise through South East Asia’s most dramatic and iconic seascape: Ha Long Bay
✓ Uncover Vietnam’s rich history and culture at the Imperial City of Hue
✓ Be charmed by the hopeless romanticism of Hoi An’s streets and yellow-washed walls
✓ Unwind on the beaches around Phan Thiet – they rival Phuket and Bali we’re telling you!

 

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Vietnam September holiday

 

Jordan

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There’s no denying it. Jordan in the summer is hot hot hot. However, don’t let that put you off. If you can handle the heat, you’ll be treated to 13 hours of sunshine a day and the chance to experience some of the world’s best sights (hello Petra!), without fighting against the crowds. It’s a dry heat too, so you won’t have any of that sticky humidity to contend with.

Classic Jordan, 10 days

✓ Take a walking tour through the streets of Amman and get a taste for Jordanian life.
✓ Arrive by camel, gaze up at the endless canopy of stars and even sleep in a bubble in the Wadi Rum desert..
✓ The jewel in Jordan’s crown: Visit Petra and see for yourself just how special it is.
✓Experience weightlessness with a bob along in the Dead Sea.

 

Take me there

 

Jordan September holiday

 

Malaysia

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Malaysia makes a brilliant late summer getaway, offering the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation under beautiful blue skies. Kuala Lumpur is hot and dry, with the beaches of the east also bathed in warm rays from dawn to dusk. The monsoon season is lingering around the west coast, but even then, the rain showers are brief and shouldn’t put your off a visit!

 

Summer Family Escape, 15 days

✓ Settle into Malaysian culture under the bright city lights of Kuala Lumpur.
✓ Walk jungle trails and spot rare wildlife in the ancient rainforests of Taman Negara.
✓ Savour a slice of laid-back local lifestyle and some epic turtle spotting in Terengganu.
✓ Treat yourself to some lazy days on the perfect white beaches of Redang or the Perhentian Islands.

 

Take me there

 

Malaysia September holiday

 

Borneo

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This late-summer Borneo holiday merges wildlife safaris along majestic rivers and trekking trails through ancient rainforests in search of wild orangutan with strolling along stretches of white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear waters. What more could you want?

August and September are fantastic months to visit the lush rainforests of Borneo, with low rainfall and warm comfortable temperatures. Your chances of seeing orangutan in the wild is high, the diving conditions are great (look out for whale sharks off the coast of Sabah!), and it’s even a brilliant month to climb Mount Kinabalu – if active holiday adventures are your thing!

 

Orangutans and Tropical Islands, 12 days

✓ Start your adventure with rainforest encounters in Sepilok, one of the world’s best orangutan viewing spots.
✓ Cruise down Kinabatangan River – and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Pygmy Elephants and the long-nosed Proboscis monkey!
✓ Stay at the exclusive Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the heart of the lush rainforest – it comes alive with wildlife noises at life!
✓ Soak up the beautiful sunshine on the tranquil, white sand beaches of Gaya Island.

 

Take me there

 

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South Africa

September holidays South Africa

On a South Africa holiday, one moment you’ll be driving some of the most stunning roads on earth and the next you could be strolling along a paradise beach or watching lions lazing under the Savannah sun.

September is a fantastic month to visit the majority of South Africa. Wildlife viewing is top-notch (with lots of births happening – hello babies!), it’s still whale spotting season. The west coast comes alive with beautiful wildflowers and it’s getting warmer throughout. The evenings can still be a little chilly, so you’ll need layers, but we love a September South Africa adventure.

 

South African Grand Tour, 21 days

✓ Enjoy one of our favourite capitals, Cape Town, and discover why its such a much-loved destination by travellers around the world.
✓ Drive one of the most pinch-yourself beautiful drives on earth: The Garden Route
✓ Learn all about South Africa’s history at the battlefields
✓ Experience moments that will stay with you forever on a safari adventure through Kruger National Park.

 

Take me there

 

South Africa summer holiday

 

Morocco

Morocco holiday September

Palm-lined hotels, a cooling Atlantic breeze and the sweet guarantee of sun almost every day in July, August and September – Morocco can make a great summer destination. Temperatures can get a little scorching over these months (it can hit 40°C in some spots!), but that’s nothing that a nearby oasis of a swimming pool, shady medinas and air conditioning can’t sort! If you fancy getting away to Morocco over the summer, we recommend the below adventure: Higher altitudes, mountain towns, hotels with gorgeous swimming pools and breezy beach days await.

 

Morocco Summer Sun, 11 days

✓ Laze by a beautiful pool under the shade of a palm, sipping on a cooling, fresh mint tea and surrounded by the undeniable beauty of the Atlas Mountains.
✓ Authentic experiences and a real taste of Berber culture in crumbling mountain towns.
✓Soak up the charming seaside location, incredible ramparts, and savour the cool winds in Essaouira.

 

Take me there

 

Morocco September Holiday

 

Oman

Oman September holiday

Oman offers an unmatched combination of breathtaking natural scenery, an immaculately preserved heritage, plus an almost effortless blend of ancient and modern Arabian worlds. Also, because it’s a small country you can be in the heart of bustling Muscat in the morning and find yourself in the middle of the mountains just a few hours later. This means that you can fit a great number of highlights into a short trip! September will still be very hot, but the scorching heat of July and August will have burnt off a little and you’ll beat the crowds.

Classic Oman, 9 days

✓ Explore the sprawling capital city of Muscat and watch the sun go down on a mesmerising Dhow cruise
✓ Venture into the mountains and fall for the undeniable charm of Nizwa
✓ Explore the fort towns of Jabreen and UNESCO-recognised Bahla
✓ Head to Wahiba Sands and spend an unforgettable night at the Desert Nights Camp
✓ Wind up your adventure at a lavish beach hotel just outside Muscat – we love the Al-Bustan Palace.

 

Take me there

 

Oman September holiday

 

Peru

Peru summer holiday

Peru truly is a year-round destination, but with its dry season running from May to September, late-summer is a wonderful time to visit. South America at its most iconic, here you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas from the Andes to the Amazon, indigenous markets, colourful colonial cities, ancient civilisations and, of course, the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

Classic Peru, 16 days

✓ Start your adventure in Peru’s vibrant and historic capital, Lima, and explore in-depth with a city tour
✓ Learn more about Peru’s rich history in ‘The White City’ – Arequipa
✓ Marvel at the serene waters of Lake Titicaca, set against a dramatic backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
✓ Be charmed by Cusco’s Old Town and its pretty plazas, boutiques and restaurants.
✓ An absolute must for any visit to Peru – seeing the wonder of Machu Picchu with your own eyes.

 

Take me there

 

Peru September holiday