Suggested itineraries in August
As summer in the UK peaks and our home-turf destinations are thronging with families, now is the time to travel further afield for a bespoke luxury escape. It’s dry season on Sumba Island in Indonesia, a place where ancient tradition still form part of everyday life. Sumba is home to the one-of-a-kind Nihi Sumba Island, a luxurious retreat on a jaw-droppingly beautiful beach.
Events in August
Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK): 3rd - 27th August 2018
Kerala Boat Race (Alleppey, India): 11th August 2018
Teams of up to a hundred compete in the race to win the coveted trophy that will bring joy to the winning village for many months to come.
Mountain Day (Japan): 11th August 2018
Queen's Birthday (Thailand): 12th August 2018
India Independence Day: 15th August 2018
A national holiday commemorating India’s independence from the British Empire in 1947 observed annually on the 15th August.
Kandy Esala Perahera (Sri Lanka): 16th - 25th August 2018
Sri Lanka's biggest festival, it comprises of ten nights or extravagant festivities and street dancers, involving fire dancers, drummers and bejewelled elephants.