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Easter usually falls in winter and those 2 consecutive bank holidays make it a great to go in search of adventure. This is an especially good time to go on a far-flung holiday through the mysterious Amazonian jungles of Peru or exploring the other-worldly desert of Wadi Rum. This is an especially good time to go to Japan because its cherry blossom has transformed this island nation into something akin to a fairytale.
As Namibia enters its dry-season, April is undoubtedly the best time of year to visit this land of breathtaking landscapes. Experience the iconic towering red dunes of Sossusvlei and marvel at the spectacular natural gorge, Fish River Canyon. While not primarily a safari destination, you can track desert-adapted wildlife, including black rhino and elephant in Damaraland, or head to Etosha’s famous watering holes for great game viewing.
With its colonial towns rich in history and culture, incredible Andes scenery and mysterious Amazonian jungle, Peru has a wealth of variety on offer. Beat the summer crowds and head to Peru in April where you can expect to experience clear blue skies as well as crisp nights, creating perfect conditions for trekking along the famous Inca Trail in search for the lost city of Machu Picchu. This spellbinding country is a must if you’re someone who loves combining ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, fascinating culture and unique accommodation.
Known as the land of the Rising Sun, Japan is an island nation that provides an intricate blend of past and future. The Japanese people will charm you with their supreme politeness, mouth-watering cuisine will tantalise your taste buds and bright neon lights will dazzle your senses. With spring in full swing at this time of year, moderate temperatures and the chance to see cherry blossom shrouding the already iconic temples and shrines in beautiful hues of pink, we’d highly recommend visiting in April.
Guatemala is home to a colourful blend of vibrant Indian cultures, Mayan ruins, towering volcanoes, pine-forested hills and colonial cities. Mountainous landscapes dotted with pristine lakes make Guatemala a geographically rich and diverse destination. Visit in March and experience the lead up to easter in one of the most spectacular Semana Santa celebrations on the planet. Both day and night, the cobbled streets of Guatemala’s capital, Antigua, are decorated with flowers and colourful sawdust carpets (alfrombras) that are trampled as processions of floats bearing heavy statues make their way through the city.
Small but wonderfully diverse, Jordan has many iconic attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Rose-Red City of Petra, where much of the extraordinary architecture is carved directly into the rosy-hued rock face. Other highlights include spending a night under the starlit skies of the Wadi Rum desert, floating in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea and visiting the glorious Roman ruins at Jerash; the best-preserved Roman city outside Italy. For those wanting to be active, we love the Dana Biosphere and Ajloun Reserve for fantastic trekking and stunning scenery.