If visiting distant monasteries in Bhutan, trekking through deserts in Oman or exploring Argentina’s southern wilderness that is Patagonia is what is going to get you out and about this Chinese New Year, look no further than these suggestions below. Fully tailor-made itineraries are available whether it is for you and your other half or for your entire family.

BRAZIL – With the hype of the impending World Cup upon us, why not explore Brazil before it all kicks off? From the fascinating, carnival-centre that is Rio de Janeiro to the dazzling Iguazu falls, there is so much to see here it could take weeks!

ARGENTINA – From estancias, waterfalls and bustling cities to the breathtaking Patagonian glaciars, Argentina is a fascinating and unique place to explore on a trip which could be combined with a tour of Brazil as well.

OMAN – Head from Muscat, the city filled with maze-like souks and imposing mosques, along the coastal road and into the expansive desert. Spend a night under the stars before heading to a small fishing village on the coast. Oman is rich in culture and you will not be disappointed!

JORDAN – Experience the strange sensation of floating in the Dead Sea before heading to the culture vulture haven that is Petra – Jordan’s crown jewel and fascinating historical site.

INDIA – Discover the sites and smells of India that are unlike anywhere else in the world. Rich in culture be sure to visit Rajasthan, the real heart of the country, and watch the sunset behind the Taj Mahal. 

BURMA – On the brink of becoming a tourists-haven, now is the time to visit this untouched and fascinating country. Availability is always an issue in Burma so we really recommend getting ahead and booking early for this one. 

Properties for CNY Culture Holidays

Palacio de Dona Leonor

Antigua, Guatemala

This Spanish-style, 16th-century mansion has been beautifully restored and transformed into a luxury boutique hotel, combining colonial charm with modern comforts. Hotel Palacio de Dona Leon…

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Palace Hotel Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

This luxury hotel lies alongside a moat overlooking the Imperial Palace, in the heart of the Marunouchi district in Tokyo, Japan’s vibrant capital. It boasts stunning views of the city. …

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Tierra Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Located in San Pedro in the Atacama Desert, in Chile, this luxury boutique hotel offers spectacular views of Licancabur Volcano. Built on the site of an old cattle coral, Tierra Atacama …

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Petra Marriott Hotel

Petra, Jordan

This luxury hotel overlooks the magnificent Petra Valley landscape and is located minutes from the entrance to the Rose-Red City. The Petra Marriott Hotel is a modern, Arabian-style hotel of…

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Hotel Fasano

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Located on Avenida Vieira Souto in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with the Fasano commitment …

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Pousada Picinguaba

Brazil, Costa Verde

Picinguaba overlooks a peaceful bay at the heart of the Natural Park of Serra do Mar, the tropical coastal forest running between Rio and São Paulo. It faces the sea and a 3 km-long prot…

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Fazenda da Lagoa

Salvador, Brazil

The Hotel Fazenda da Lagoa is a coconut farm in Southern Bahia. Situated between the sea and the Aliança River, it is nestled amongst the mangroves in a remote and quiet area. Protected fro…

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Shakti 360 Leti

India, Northern India

Offering a truly unique experience, this world-class camp is located deep within the Indian Himalayas with breathtaking views and ultra luxurious accommodation. Combining luxury and adven…

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Raas

India, Rajasthan

Boasting truly magnificent views over Meherangarh Fort and in the heart of the bustling walled city of Jodhpur, it would be hard to beat the chic address of Raas and location is paramount wh…

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A Selection of CNY Culture Holidays Itineraries