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Where to go in Summer

Want to know where’s best to holiday in summer? We asked Alison, Cassie and Phil, three of our expert product managers, to share their top recommendations for the season. Explore the UK or Europe, where summer’s in full swing; journey to Peru for a fantastic cultural festival; or perhaps embark on a wild adventure in Kenya or Borneo.

Canada & Alaska

“June is a fantastic month to visit western Canada and Alaska. As well as enjoying warmer weather, it’s a great time for spotting wildlife in Jasper National Park. The natural phenomenon of the annual Salmon Run happens from May through to September in Alaska and British Columbia – in June, the run is normally in full flow.” Phil


“Soaring mountains cloaked in lush green meadows. Alpine lakes sparkling in the sunshine. Views of snow-tipped peaks set against clear blue skies. There’s nothing quite like summer in Switzerland. I’d recommend our rail-focused holiday here, which gives you the chance to take in the photo-worthy scenery from the windows of the famous Bernina and Glacier express trains.” Alison

Southern Africa

“July is an incredible time for wildlife-spotting in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, as the bush is very dry. Or try our Zimbabwe safari holiday – it includes time at Victoria Falls, and I’d recommend July as the month to see the cascades at their very best. For a slightly different wildlife experience, there’s Madagascar. The temperatures have dropped to a pleasant level and it’s dry, which makes for ideal trekking conditions. There is also the added bonus that humpback whales set up base off the coast of Ifaty.” Phil


“Take advantage of the (hopefully) warmer weather and explore more of the UK. From the wilds of the Peak District to cliffs and cream teas in Dorset and Cornwall, there’s plenty to tempt you when it comes to a holiday on our own shores.” Alison


“The best time to visit Peru is generally May to September, which is the dry season. It can get a little cool in places, but there are very few rainy days. June in particular is a great time to travel to Peru – we have an extra special departure date to coincide with the Inti Raymi Festival (Festival of the Sun).” Cassie

Sorrento, Italy

“June is a wonderful time to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Picture lemon groves bursting with succulent fruit (used to create delicious limoncello) and beautiful views across the shimmering Bay of Naples to Vesuvius and Capri.” Alison


“August in Kenya is when the great wildlife extravaganza of the wildebeest migration takes place in the Maasai Mara; there is no better time to be here. On our Kenya Tracks and Trails tour you should get spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, too, from Amboseli National Park.” Phil


“March to September is the dry season in Borneo, so expect the island to be hot and humid. This makes Borneo one of Southeast Asia’s few summer destinations. This is also the best time to see orang-utans in the wild – one of the highlights of our trip here.” Cassie

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