With the ski season winding down, it’s time to look to other destinations around the world to satisfy your wanderlust. Catching the cherry blossoms in Japan is always a favourite with our clients, as if swimming with seals in the Galapagos Islands. Perhaps a safari through Botswana is something you’ve been wanting to tick off your bucket-list? If so, March is the perfect time to go!

Nepal

Nepal

It’s geographic location, nestled between the soaring peaks of the Himalayas and the Indian jungle, make Nepal a country with a hugely diverse landscape and where multiple adventures are possible. Trekking, tiger hunting through national parks and visiting Kathmandu's many temples and monasteries are just some of the activities that await.

Japan

Japan

March marks the start of the cherry blossom season in Japan, a natural phenomenon that happens throughout the country and is a photographer's dream. Make the most of this truly special time by touring Tokyo and it's surrounds - Kyoto, Kanazawa, Beniya Mukayu and Takayama.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A vibrant and fast developing city, Ho Chi Minh has colourful markets, historic landmarks, museums, fantastic tailors and world-famous street food. It is also home to a very up-and-coming dining and nightlife scene and acts as a fun first stop on a greater Vietnam itinerary.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The country that has it all: go tea picking in Hill country, visit temples dotted around the Cultural Triangle, climb Adam's Peak alongside religious pilgrims and then end your holiday with a spot of surfing down south. The country also has a fantastic collection of private villas that are perfect for large families and groups of friends.

Argentina

Argentina

With its distinctly European heritage, impressive natural wonders, succulent food & wine and laid-back vibe, Argentina is a must-visit whilst in South America. Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, the deserts of the Northwest, the Lake District, the wine region of Mendoza, the bustling capital Buenos Aires all await.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are one of the rare places on Earth you can snorkel with seals, hang out with iguanas by the beach, observe giant turtles up close and marvel at the striking landscape, all in the same day. A truly unique destination that can easily fit into a greater Latin America itinerary.

Botswana

Botswana

Locals call Kalahari the 'Land of Thirst', a fitting name for this arid and barren, yet spectacularly beautiful region. In spite of these seemingly inhospitable conditions, it boasts some of the best safaris in Africa with a huge variety of game including meerkats, desert black rhino and the black-maned lion.

Seychelles

Seychelles

A favourite destination amongst honeymooners with its topaz waters, white sand beaches and remote peacefulness, there is also plenty to keep you active in the Seychelles. Go on jungle walks, boating excursions and diving day trips, keeping your energy levels up with all the delicious Creole cuisine!

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania, Australia

Almost half of this island lies in reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites, with pristine coastlines and untamed forest to boot. The ideal holiday for outdoor enthusiasts, hike, cycle, kayak and snorkel against these stunning backdrops, making sure to visit the famous Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain.

New Zealand

New Zealand

The ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ is best experienced during their summer months, when the entire country from the tip of North Island to the bottom of the South Island enjoys great water. With amazing luxury lodges, breathtaking scenery and no shortage of outdoor adventures, New Zealand is the place to escape city living and get back into nature!

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia

Whether you're touring Malaysia or looking for a fly and flop beach destination, Langkawi is a great place to spend a few days. The beaches are beautiful, the hotels first-rate and the local Malay cuisine is excellent - you really don't need anything else to help you unwind. Enjoying excellent weather in March, Lightfoot also considers Langkawi a year-round destination!

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand

For a relaxing beach getaway with fine stretches of beach, superb resorts, private villas and world-class, look no further than the stunning island of Koh Samui. Often compared to Phuket, Samui is smaller, quieter and a little less touristy. It's the ideal destination for couples on a romantic getaway, as well as families looking for kid-friendly resorts and villas.