Travel is a great way to relax and restore yourself after months at work, while visiting some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating locations. However, travel can also be costly and time consuming, with most of us having to consider budget and time off work etc. before booking a vacation. However, some destinations, allow you to combine two amazing places in one trip. A short flight or even a train ride can take you into a different country, giving you two holidays in one!
Let’s take a closer look at some of these amazing places:
Mauritius is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean where you can experience world class beaches and amazing water activities. Direct flights from the island to nearby South Africa are a possibility. This opens the possibility of combining your beach holiday with a safari experience in one of South Africa’s legendary reserves. This is a fantastic combination for honeymooners looking for the ultimate romantic escape.
The unique natural environment of the Galapagos is a bucket list destination. Here you can marvel at some of the world’s most unusual creatures on land or venture underwater to discover rich waters teeming with life. However, in order to get to the Galapagos you have to go through the mainland of South America. This means a trip here can easily be combined with a visit to Peru. Visit Lake Titicaca, the lost city of Machu Picchu and the historic city of Cusco and discover the scenic beauty of this unusual country.
The Maldives archipelago consists of 26 atolls and over 1,000 islands. Endless blue lagoons, colourful tropical reefs, overwater bungalows and luxurious hotels, characterise a visit to this magnificent country. A luxury island getaway here can easily be combined with a cultural visit to nearby Sri Lanka. Short daily flights operate between Sri Lanka and the Maldives, offering travellers a chance to experience a vibrant and exciting country full of magnificent food, majestic temples and sprawling national parks.
Oman offers a dreamy desert destination with amazing hotels and fascinating excursions, such as desert tours or diving to see pilot whales, whale sharks, turtles and rays. The Musandam Peninsula in the north of Oman is easily reached by driving from Dubai.
This area offers stunning scenery with barren, sparsely populated desert and limestone mountains ending in private beaches and small ports with boutique luxury hotels. This is one remote destination we bet you never even knew existed and a holiday here is easily combined with a city stay to experience the hustle and bustle of glamorous Dubai.
Zanzibar is a stunning island with white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Located just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is a great location for those looking for a combination of luxury and adventure. A beach holiday here can easily be combined with the safari experience of a lifetime in Tanzania or Kenya. You can spend the time seeing the sights or click here to play online by the pool. Explore the Serengeti or the Masai Mara and experience one of the world’s best wildlife events – the great migration.