Where to go in August

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Travelling in August takes careful planning to avoid the crowds. Discover our go-to destinations and then let us take the stress away. Whether you’re a family, a couple, or a large group of friends, we can create an itinerary to your exact requirements
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Best Destinations for August

Summer may be in full swing in Europe, but if you’re looking to escape the heat and city crowds, head over to Switzerland for some crisp fresh air and local celebrations, or to Canada where the weather now is ideal for visiting the beautiful parks where you can hike, fish, and fully enjoy the gorgeous scenery. For something more unique, Mongolia will show you an authentic slice of life – look out for for the galloping nomadic horsemen! Game viewing is in its peak in Kenya, so this is the month to visit if you’re looking for a safari holiday.

Luxury Holidays to Kenya

If it’s your dream to see the great migration, August is when the wildlife usually starts to settle and graze on Kenya’s green plains. It’s possible to see river crossings at this time, too, but you’re more likely to see the wildebeest in the rolling savannah, meaning big cats, lots of drama, and endless photographic opportunities.

Luxury Holidays in Switzerland

Switzerland is paradise during August when the snow recedes and the mountains become ideal for hiking and biking. The summer is also fantastic for water sports – the 7000+ lakes really come into their own. Festivals also take place throughout the country and ski chalets are transformed into peaceful and pretty homes.

Luxury Holidays in Zambia

Zambia’s unique and unspoiled wilderness is home to some of the continent’s best national parks and walking safaris so pack your hiking boots. Adventurous types can also get their adrenaline pumping by exploring the untamed Zambezi River on a white water raft, trying tiger fishing or embarking on a canoeing safari. 

Luxury Malaysian Borneo Holidays

Diving, hiking and wildlife encounters are Borneo’s main pull, but there’s something for all. Come face to face with orangutans (families will love the Tree Top Canopy hike), dive the world-famous Sipadan Island, scale the towering Mt Kinabalu and then flop on the beach for a few days of pure relaxation.

Luxury Malaysian Borneo Holidays

Diving, hiking and wildlife encounters are Borneo’s main pull, but there’s something for all. Come face to face with orangutans (families will love the Tree Top Canopy hike), dive the world-famous Sipadan Island, scale the towering Mt Kinabalu and then flop on the beach for a few days of pure relaxation.

Peruvian Amazon

For a tropical summer treat, visiting the Earth’s lung for a trip of a lifetime. The world’s most-known river is lined with dense jungles offering unique experiences: canoe the Amazon, look out for pink river dolphins, learn the ways of the locals, stay in authentic lodges, and return with unparalleled memories.

Luxury Ecuador & The Galapagos Holidays

Though small in size, Ecuador packs a big punch when it comes to attractions! The awe-inspiring biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands is not to be missed, along with postcard-pretty colonial towns, the towering Andes mountains and the Amazonian rainforest, which is rich in tribal culture and steeped in history.

Luxury Holidays to Mongolia

Tucked between China and Russia, Mongolia offers snow-capped mountains, verdant plateaus, flowing rivers, and windswept desert. A place ripe with intrigue, see nomadic horsemen riding across the desert plains, and immerse yourself in local life. In August, the cool weather brings respite to the Gobi and the colours in the northern forests are spectacular. 

Luxury Holidays in Mozambique

Mozambique’s long coastline is home to various archipelagos, pristine beaches and some of the best diving in Africa. Away from the sands, the capital of Maputo is rapidly developing with unique colonial architecture, and there are also excellent game viewing opportunities throughout this enigmatic and culture-rich country.

Luxury Holidays in Canada

August is the most popular month to visit Canada thanks to weather that’s mild, warm and sunny. There are also dozens of summertime festivals and outdoor concerts at this time of year to keep you entertained. Away from the crowds, now is perfect for visiting Canada's parks where you can hike, fish, horse ride, and fully enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

Lombok & Gili Islands

Bali’s quieter neighbour may have experienced tough times, but it has so much to offer. Guests are treated to exquisite beauty, tranquility and friendly faces. When open, the trek to Mount Rinjani’s summit is worth the effort to watch the sun rise . The Gili Islands are a five minute boat ride away, where the diving and snorkelling is superb.

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