The train winds its way through dense jungle into the cloud forest and in between carpets of tea bushes
Grab your passport and head to the airport. We’ve found the perfect escapes for Chinese New Year. To book your CNY escape, contact a country specialist at Lightfoot Travel
The One For Slow Life Fans
If you want to leave those skyscrapers behind and take life at a slower pace, head to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang in Laos. Start your day by watching the young monks collect alms, take a slow boat along the river or enjoy a hot air balloon ride across the countryside. Then book into one of its amazing spas for an uber-relaxing massage. Don’t worry, someone can wake you up when you need to go back to work.
The One For Adrenalin Addicts
Dust off your skis and head to the slopes of Japan for a memorable time on the snow. The town of Niseko not only boasts phenomenal slopes and Michelin-starred restaurants, but hot tubs seem to be a fixture with every villa. Whether you are first-time skiers or pros, you’re sure to be entertained in this picturesque resort.
The One For Gourmands
Touch down in Sri Lanka and then catch the train from Kandy up to the rolling tea plantations. Known to be one of the most scenic train rides on Earth, the train winds its way through dense jungle into the cloud forest and in between carpets of tea bushes. One you arrive you can trek through the tea planation, watch the tea plantation pickers in action as they deftly pick the leaves and buds and then you can quench your thirst with a cup of Ceylon Tea.
The One For Beach Lovers
You could spend your weekend shuffling along through around malls or you could spend it relaxing in your water villas surrounded by basking whale sharks. Within this picturesque archipelago you are sure to find the perfect island to suit you. Spend your day discovering the reefs, enjoying picnics on private beaches or just relaxing in the spa.
The One For Culture Addicts
Keep your phone and camera charged because once you arrive in Siem Reap, you are going to be snapping away endlessly. Start your day watching the sun rise over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat and join your guide and go for a tuk tuk ride around the temples that have almost been reclaimed by the jungle.Or take a trip with US photographer John McDermott and get some tips and tricks on how to shoot on location. Dine on delicious chicken amok before spending the evening at the Phare Circus, which blends history and Cirque du Soleil acrobatics.