Trekkers rejoice, the month of November is perfect for expeditions to Nepal and Bhutan, both havens for avid hikers and culture buffs. For those keen on exploring at lower altitudes, Myanmar enjoys fantastic weather at this time of year. If you’d like to combine all this culture with a bit of beach time, look no further than Mexico and Ecuador.

Nepal

Nepal

Its geographic location, nestled between the soaring peaks of the Himalayas and the
Indian jungle, make Nepal a country that is ideal for adventure seekers. Trek the famous Annapurna trail, hunt for tigers in Bardia National Park and wander the dusty backstreets of Kathmandu, visiting its numerous temples and stupas.

Myanmar

Myanmar

Still slightly under the radar, Myanmar delights with its authenticity, people and unique landscapes. Soar over the surreal Bagan temples in a hot air balloon; sail atop the tranquil Inle Lake and observe village life along its banks; visit bustling Yangon with its temples and colonial charm; and then head to coastal Ngapali for a few days on the beach.

Dubai

Dubai

Flying over the futuristic metropolis of Dubai, it seems to appear out of nowhere in the middle of the dessert. Not just metal and glass however, the city has world-renowned golf courses, long stretches of beach, activities galore for children, and miles and miles of surrounding sand perfect for desert safaris. At this time of year the days are sunny and warm without the usual heat and humidity!

Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan, India

One of the most beautiful parts of India, the Land of the Maharajas with all its palaces and forts, never ceases to amaze even the most well-seasoned travellers. Live like royalty in former palaces that have been converted into luxury hotels, and make sure to add on a trip to Agra to see the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Antarctica

Antarctica

Brace yourself for the trip of a lifetime! There’s no place quite like Antarctica, where the vast white wilderness and range of animals that call it home will take your breath away. Sail to the bottom of the world aboard an ice-breaking luxury vessel, and enjoy the fantastic weather and sailing conditions at this time of year.

Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia, Argentina

Home to blue glaciers and ocean fjords, Patagonia is a land that is bound to excite those that love the outdoors. Horseback ride through the vast wilderness, kayak past giant icebergs, trek the craggy trails that line this mountainous terrain, sip tea as you watch the sun rise over the snow-capped peaks. The lodges in this area of the world are some of the most remote and beautiful we've seen.

Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan is synonymous with peace, calm and untouched natural beauty. One of the most magical places on Earth, it impresses with its stunning landscapes, incredibly welcoming and warm people and unique culture. Bordering the mighty Himalayas, it is also home to some of the most arduous treks in the world. But rest assured, there are plenty of trails for novice hikers as well!

Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan, Mexico

Though Mexico’s main draw are its beaches and turquoise waters, the inlands have much to offer, namely the Aztec ruins that are dotted throughout the country. For a unique experience, dive into Yucatan’s surreal cenotes, stroll through lush vegetation in search of wildlife and tuck into the delicious cuisine.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is home to magnificent Table Mountain, penguin-inhabited beaches, striking urban landscapes and history galore. A trip to the city is not complete without driving along the nearby Garden Route through the country’s wine region and along its stunning coastline. If you have the time, add on Kruger National Park to see the Big Five.

Seychelles

Seychelles

A favourite beach holiday for honeymooners for its topaz waters, fine sandy beaches and peacefulness, the Seychelles also offers countless energy-pumping activities. Go on jungle walks, boating excursions, diving and of course savour that delicious Creole cuisine!

Ecuador & the Galapagos

Ecuador & the Galapagos

Though small in size, Ecuador packs a big punch when it comes to attractions! Though famed for the Galapagos Islands, the country’s picturesque colonial towns, Amazonian rainforest that is home to diverse tribal cultures and the mighty Andes mountain range are not to be missed.

Oman

Oman

Oman is mysterious as it is diverse. With jagged mountains, rolling deserts and deserted coastlines, Lightfoot recommends a self-drive tour as the best way to see all this country has to offer. Start with the capital of Muscat with its cobbled streets and beaches, before heading over to the fabled Empty Quarter that is the largest dessert on earth.