Want a weekend that wows? Then switch off the TV and head to the airport. We asked the designers at Lightfoot Travel to give us three amazing mini breaks for people who live in Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore
Escape Singapore…

Go Spearfishing In Lombok

Flight time: 2 hours 45 minutes

If you’ve ever wondered if you could survive on a desert island, here’s your answer – go spearfishing in Lombok. Leave your luggage at Hotel Tugu in Lombok and then take a speed boat out into the ocean to try and catch your own omega 3-packed bounty.

 

Unique Weekends Away

 

Escape Hong Kong…

Ride A Vintage Sidecar Around Xian

Flight time: 2 hrs 35 minutes

What could make a trip along the Silk Road more epic? When it’s in a vintage sidecar. Your driver will whisk you along the mountain roads to create your most memorable weekend yet. On the Grand Escapade tour you’ll have the chance to spy the famed Terracotta Warriors, visit a museum created by an ex Red Guard, tour a vineyard and stay in a cave (complete with a few glamorous luxuries, of course). Vintage 4x4 cars are available now and vintage sidecars launch this autumn.

 

Unique Weekends Away

 

Escape Dubai…

Go Diving In The Dimaniyat Islands

Flight time: 1 hr 5 minutes

Fly to Muscat, check into the Chedi, then catch a boat the next morning to the white sands and crystal blue waters of the Dimaniyat archipelago. The nine islands are home to sea turtles, migratory birds and even whale sharks. Now that the bird and turtle nesting season has finished, the government will reopen the reef to divers from 1 October.

 

 

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From $14,300 pp

Russian High Arctic

Russia The Arctic

  • Sail around the Russian High Arctic in luxury with all modern comforts onboard Sea Spirit 
  • Experience a true expedition cruise to the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Visit a soviet-era research facility, once a base for polar exploration
  • Look out for colonies of nesting seabirds on the rugged, steep cliffs of the islands
  • Spot polar bears, walrus and endangered bowhead whales around the archipelago

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 13 nights

From $7,500 pp

Trekking in Mongolia

Asia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar & Central Heartland

  • A camping trek through some of the most remote parts of Mongolia, the western Altai Mountains
  • Meeting the famed eagle hunters and staying alongside a host family
  • Exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia’s heartland, including the stunning Orkhon Valley
  • Spending the night in Mandala Mongolia – the most luxurious and intimate accommodation available in the country

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights

From $4,500 pp

Mongolia for Families

Ulaanbaatar & Central Heartland

  • The kids will love the experience of sleeping in traditional Mongolian felt tents, or ‘gers’
  • Whether it’s horse back riding or walking, get the kids out in nature and being active all throughout this holiday
  • Learn about Mongolian culture first hand by staying alongside a nomadic host family, helping them with their daily chores and letting the kids play and interact with the host children

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 7 nights
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