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Life in the slow lane:
10 Best trips for slow travel

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure doesn't have to be non-stop. If you're a fan of taking your time, relaxing on a sandy shore, and watching the world drift by, our 10 best trips for slow travel are perfect for you.


Simply Japan

Getting right to the heart of Simply Japan via public transport, including bus, train and ferry, this 14-day all-encompassing tour explores this fascinating country at a slower pace. On many stops throughout the journey you’ll spend two nights in quaint accommodation, from a family-run ryokan to a 7th-century Buddhist temple. As you travel from super-modern Tokyo to historic villages and castles, there’ll be plenty of time to soak up the unforgettable sights, sounds and cuisine of Japan, as well as simply let the world pass you by from a tranquil Zen garden.

Maldive Dhoni Cruise

It doesn’t get more relaxing than a traditional Maldivian dhoni cruise on the turquoise waters of the Maldives. Spending the week with a small crew and like-minded travelers, you’ll sail between unspoilt islands, stopping at remote fishing villages and vibrant coral reefs along the way. There’ll be no Wi-Fi once you leave Male, giving you the chance to enjoy a digital detox as you tread soft sandy beaches, indulge in freshly-caught fish and meet local people from this tropical paradise.

Marrakech Express

Recreating the romance of rail travel, our London2 Marrakech Express tour travels through France, Spain and Morocco at a steady pace. As you watch Europe slowly transform into Africa, discover the world-class wines of Bordeaux (and, of course, taste them!), see the charming Belle-Epoque architecture of San Sebastian, and marvel at the intricate mosaics found at the ancient Roman site of Volubilis. During this 19-day rail tour you’ll spend plenty of time wandering iconic cities, but you’ll also enjoy watching the landscapes change from the comfort of a train journey.

Fall Colors from Montreal to Boston

Revolving around the vibrant fall colors of iconic National Parks of North America, this Montreal-to-Boston tour steps off the beaten track to lesser-visited spots, such as a French Canadian ‘sugar shack’, as well as the breathtaking Abbaye Saint Benoit monastery. Much of this 12-day journey will be spent on foot, whether you’re wandering Montreal’s Old Port, exploring the lush hills of Acadia National Park, or following the historic Freedom trail. But don’t forget to simply stop and take in the wilderness of North America - the shades of fall are what makes this trip truly unforgettable.

Walking in Morocco

This easy-grade week-long Morocco walking trip is slow travel at its best, featuring gentle treks in the Atlas Foothills, visits to local villages away from the bustle of city life, and time spent on vast sandy beaches. Along the way you’ll be invited to a traditional home-cooked lunch with a local Berber family, giving you time to simply pause and learn about village life, while indulging in fresh salad and Berber omelette. Later, you’ll soak up the buzz of the port of Eassaouira, watching the fishermen mending their nets before trying delicious freshly grilled sardines.

Thai Island Hopping

One of our slowest tours in Asia, this Thai West Coast trip begins with an overnight train journey from Bangkok to Trang, where we’ll be island hopping in the Andaman Sea. There are plenty of free days throughout the itinerary, giving you endless opportunities to slowly explore at your own leisure. Whether you’re looking to relax by the warm, turquoise waters of Krabi, or want to dive beneath the surface in search of coral and caves, this tour of Thailand can match your pace.

Walking in Portugal

Combining scenic stretches of coast with picturesque inland trails, this 8-day Eastern Algarve walking trip is perfect for those seeking gentle exploration on foot. As you slowly travel the surrounding hillside of Tavira, you’ll discover the salt marshes and lagoons of Ria Formosa National Park, as well as the old walls of Castro Marim’s castle. On your free day you can do as much or as little as you like - lounge on a local beach or embark on a hike along the Seven Hanging Valleys trail. The choice is yours.

Cycle Puglia

This easy-grade Italy cycling tour explores the sunny region of Puglia at a pace that’s perfect for beginners, as well as those simply looking for a more leisurely ride. Throughout this eight-day Italy trip you’ll stop at a rustic bakery to learn about bread making, visit a local masserie (farmhouse) for wine tasting, and simply people watch from the terrace of a bar. There are numerous optional rides along this journey, meaning you can step it up a gear or slow right down.

Realm of the Polar Bear In Depth

If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip at a relaxed pace, a voyage to the Realm of the Polar Bear is perfect for you. Against a backdrop of icy peaks you’ll discover the deep fjords of the Arctic, home to seal, whale, reindeer, and polar bear. Zodiac will bring you up close to the wilderness where you can explore on foot, taking in the flowering plants and millions of migratory birds, as well as trapper huts. Better still, after a day of unforgettable sights, be sure to make use of the sauna and spa onboard MV Greg Mortimer. 

Walking and Wildlife in South Africa

Showcasing the lush landscapes and iconic wildlife of the KwaZulu-Natal region, this 9-day South Africa walking trip begins with a gentle nature trail walk to the beach. While there’s plenty of hiking throughout this tour, you’ll be surrounded by nature at almost every turn, including indigenous forest, natural pools, and vast mountainscapes. At the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve you may even be lucky enough to spot the iconic Big Five before returning to the chalets for a traditional barbecue.

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