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Top 20 trips for 2020

Make 2020 an unforgettable year with a once-in-a-lifetime small group tour. Check out our top 20 trips for 2020, from trips to up-and-coming destinations to our bucketlist bestsellers. Which adventure will you choose?
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1. Jordan Discovery
Jordan was the hottest destination of 2019 and the trend looks set to continue. This is a land of rich history, magnificent desert scenery and Bedouin cuisine. Unforgettable stops on our nine-day highlights tour include Petra’s striking ruins and wallowing in the Dead Sea.

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2. Historic Baltic Republics
The Baltics are an intriguing and mysterious destination – head there in 2020 and you’ll get to explore a trio of fabulous countries, each with their respective capitals, medieval settlements and rolling sand dunes, before they hit the tourism radar. Highlights include walking tours of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, the Curonian Spit National Park and the island-based Trakai Castle.
 
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3. Cycle Southern Spain – Murcia
Spain’s southern region of Murcia averages more than 320 days of sun each year. Escape the busy beach resorts for the whitewashed villages and Moorish towers of the interior, which is blanketed in miles of fruit orchards and connected cycle paths – discovering the region by bike is ideal.
 
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4. Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Trek
Make 2020 the year that you do something amazing: fulfil a bucket-list dream of summitting Africa’s highest mountain with an adventure trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Lemosho route is less frequented and more scenic than other routes to the summit and climbs and descends on different trails, so you’ll get many chances to view the varied landscapes.
 
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5. Highlights of Costa Rica
A must for nature and wildlife lovers, Costa Rica is near the top of many bucketlists for 2020. Our best-selling Costa Rica holiday includes the cloud forests of Monteverde and the volcano of Arenal. Extend with three days by the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park.
 
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6. Family Atlas Mountain and Sahara Adventure
Fulfil Lawrence of Arabia fantasies in the deserts of Morocco, where you’ll feel like a band of explorers, riding mules in the High Atlas and sleeping in a traditional Berber tent amid the dunes. There’s also time in Marrakech, a fantastic contrast with its bustling bazaars and food markets.
 
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7. South Africa’s Garden Route
On this exciting 12-day trip, you’ll follow South Africa’s most famous road trip through Cape Town, the wine lands and national parks to the coast, where you may even spot migrating whales.
 
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8. Cycle Kerala
India’s tropical state of Kerala has all the ingredients for a great cycling holiday: quiet backroads, beaches for post-ride relaxation, colonial towns to stop off in and sensational southern Indian cuisine to help you refuel. Throw in forest walks to stretch your legs, evening boat cruises along the backwaters and tours of the tea plantations.
 
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9. Amalfi Coast Walking
Our Amalfi Coast Walking holiday showcases the best of this spectacular region, taking you along clifftops and through magnificent woodlands to the famous Walk of the Gods. With a family-run farm as your base, you’ll spend the days exploring on foot, and the evenings feasting on organic local food and wine.
 
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10. The Best of Georgia and Armenia
Travel to Georgia in 2020 and you’ll get the chance to visit a country before the influx of mass tourism. Straddling both Europe and Asia, it’s a joy to explore. Travel through the Caucasus and discover buzzing cities, spectacular mountain scenery and hearty cuisine accompanied by rich wines.
 
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11. Sri Lanka In Depth
For 2020 our immersive Sri Lanka holiday gives you the choice of two fantastic itineraries: the legendary mount of Adam’s Peak which swirls with Buddhist myths, or the highlands of Horton Plains National Park where many endemic species roam. Both trips include the must-see sights of Sigirya, Dambulla and Colombo.
 
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12. Remote Coastal Trails of Portugal
Head to an unspoilt corner of Portugal and discover coastal paths that lead along clifftops and quiet sandy beaches. Our active walking holiday combines beautiful beaches with pretty villages and leisurely walks.
 
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13. Shogun Trail
Japan is a hot ticket for 2020 with the Olympics taking place in Tokyo over the summer. If you can’t make it for a piece of the sporting action, try our dynamic Shogun Trail holiday instead, travelling between the buzz of Tokyo and the peace of Kyoto, the natural beauty of Hakone National Park and the historic memorials of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
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14. Family Discover Vietnam
Travel along the Vietnam coast en famille on this 11-day adventure from Hanoi to the capital, Ho Chi Minh City. Learn to cook the fiery local cuisine, travel by overnight train and take part in martial arts lessons: it’s a great introduction to South East Asia’s welcoming people and delicious food.
 
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15. Discover Chernobyl
It’s just eight years since Chernobyl was declared safe for tourists, and each year more and more people visit to see the eerie Exclusion Zone for themselves and learn more about the nuclear reactors and the events that led to the 1986 explosion. Our short trip to Ukraine also visits Kiev and always sells out fast, so booking early is recommended.
 
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16. Cycle Saigon to Hanoi
To see the countryside of Vietnam in detail you need to get a little closer to the action: take to two wheels to see the paddy fields, lush hill country and high passes such as Hon Giao. Along the way you’ll stop at Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi, refuelling with delicious Vietnamese cuisine.
 
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17. Family Turkey Coastal Active Adventure
There’s something for all the family on this active break to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast: kayaking over ancient ruins, swimming in crystal-clear waters, lazing by the pool and enjoying delicious Turkish suppers: a little like Italian cuisine, but with some extra zing.

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18. Maldive Dhoni Cruise
Our Maldivian cruise by traditional dhoni is the antidote to the ubiquitous five-star resorts that engulf this group of islands. Sailing through gin-clear waters to remote atolls, you’ll get to experience a variety of islands and unspoilt beaches away from the main tourist resorts.
 
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19. Highlights of Morocco
Our nine-day introduction to Morocco tour has been given a facelift for 2020 to include a night under the stars in a Berber desert camp. The fast-paced trip is packed with sights, from imperial cities like Fez and Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains. It includes the famous Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass, snaking through the mountains to the Sahara Desert.
 
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20. The Golden Triangle
First timers to India are often recommended to begin with the Golden Triangle: the trio of big-hitting sights comprising Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This tried-and-tested route is the perfect introduction to the colourful, chaotic country, with stops such as the mesmerising Taj Mahal, maharajahs’ palaces and lofty hilltop forts. Our 2020 holidays are now a round trip, ending in Delhi to complete the ‘triangle’.
 
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