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Christmas & New Year adventure holidays

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Alternative Christmas & New Year adventure holidays: Our round up of some of the best escapes departing over the festive season.

If the arrival of Christmas decorations in your local supermarket makes you want to hibernate for the next 3 months its not too late to book a adventure holiday escape over the festive period. Here are some of the best trips that have us wanting to pack bags rather than stockings.

1. Myanmar

Isolated for years from the world outside now is the time to explore Myanmar and this small group 15 day adventure departing on the 21st December offers a great combination of cultural exploration and stunning landscapes. Gaze across a seemingly endless ocean of temples and pagodas from the plains of Bagan and experience the bustling streets of Mandalay and Yangon where the old world clashes with the new in a magnificent and vibrant explosion of sound and colour. Book now.

2. Pakistan adventure – Winter solstice festival

A rare chance to join the Kalash for their amazing Winter Festival, a privilege to which very few Westerners are invited. This trip will also include a visit to the Tushi and Chitral Gol National Park to search for the rare snow leopard. If you are game enough to experience a true adventure this trip will leave you with memories that will stay with you forever. Book now.

3. Cape Verde sailing

Leave the cold and wet behind and get some winter sun on this fantastic 12 day voyage around the archipelago of Cape Verde. Join this traditional tall ship for a mix of active but comfortable sailing and the chance to explore at least six islands. Perfect for solo travellers or couples and no sailing experience needed. Book now.

4. Gaucho Christmas in Argentina

Whether you’re rounding up steers, moving bulls, fishing or playing polo this Gaucho Christmas experience is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Your hosts, – whose family have farmed here for 3 generations – will help you to get involved in all aspects of this 10,000 acre estancia. Of course, if you prefer two feet to four you can chill out by the pool, go for relaxing walks or take a tango class. Book now.

5. Ride Across the Andes

A bucket list trip if ever there was one, take your riding to the next level on this incredible 6 day journey on horseback across the Chilean Andes. Explore the culture of the Patagonian Puelo River Valley pioneers, experiencing their old ways of life and immersing yourself in this pristine landscape. There are still places left for a 6 day trip leaving on the 28th December so you could be welcoming in the new year in the wilderness. Book now.

View the rest of our December and January adventure departures here and get booking!

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