Suggested itineraries in February
Escaping the UK in the bleak month of February is a tempting prospect and for a fantastic about face we recommend the Maldives. It’s early on in the start of the dry monsoon so there’ll be very little rain, which means visibility for diving and snorkeling will be superb. It’s also coming to the end of the season in Thailand, so the hordes will have left and you’ll get great beach weather on Phuket and surrounding islands; there is also a dry climate for trekking in the north around Chang Mai and Chang Rai. You could consider the beautiful World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Northern Laos too, as February is one of the driest before the heat of summer kicks in.
A Family Wilderness Adventure in Kipling Country
This bespoke Indian wildlife adventure has been especially designed for families travelling with children, bringing to life Rudyard Kipling's stories.View here
Grand Tour of South India... Our Signature Family-friendly Holiday
This fabulous journey cherry-picks the region's highlights, from the colonial charm of Cochin and the buzzing temple-town of Madurai to the...View here
Maharajas' Express - North India's Most Luxurious Train Journey
Experience India’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas’ Express, on a fascinating route through bejewelled cities, cultural sites and wildlife hubs....View here
Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam
- Chiang Rai
- Luang Prabang
- Si Phan Don
- Siem Reap
- Phnom Penh
- Mekong Delta
- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries...View here
Natural Wildlife Wonders of Sri Lanka
Experience the astonishing diversity and natural beauty of Sri Lanka's rivers, lakes, mountains, jungles and beaches. Staying in accommodation ranging...View here
Tamil Nadu & the Andaman Islands... Cultural Tour & Beach Holiday in South India
A chance to experience two extremes of India: Tamil Nadu, a fabulous alternative to Rajasthan renowned for its incredible centuries-old...View here
Events in February
Elephanta Festival (India): TBC
Konark Dance Festival (India): TBC
Sri Lanka National Day: 4th Februrary 2018
India Art Fair (India): 9th - 12th February 2018
An event that aims to promote the Indian art market, the fair includes modern and contemporary pieces such as paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media, prints, drawings and video art.
Rio Carnival (World): 9th - 14th February 2018
Seoul Winter Olympics (World): 9th - 24th February 2018
Japan National Foundation Day: 11th Februrary 2018
World Sufi Spirit Festival (India): 11th - 15th February 2018
The desert town of Nagaur plays host to this spiritual festival and welcomes Sufi artists from around the world to showcase their most sacred traditions. The festival also includes concerts, lectures, yoga and workshops.
Maha Shivratri (Sri Lanka): 13th February 2018
Valentine's Day (World): 14th February 2018
World Sufi Spirit Festival (India): 15th – 18th February 2018
Jodhpur hosts this spiritual festival and welcomes Sufi artists from around the world to showcase their most sacred traditions. The festival also includes concerts, lectures, yoga and workshops.
Vietnamese New Year: 15th - 20th February 2018
Vietnamese express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors during Tet and welcome the New Year. It is the festival of purity and renewal.
Chinese New Year (World): 16th February 2018
Traditionally a time to honour gods as well as ancestors, Chinese New Year has more than 4,000 years of history and is celebrated by families coming together, fireworks, traditional Chinese shows and red packets containing money.
Taj Agra Festival (India): 18th - 27th February 2018
Khajuraho Dance Festival (India): 20th - 26th February 2018
A week long festival of classical dances highlighting the richness of various Indian styles and performed in an open-air auditorium.
Nagaur Cattle Fair (India): 22nd February 2018
Nagaur Cattle Fair is an opportunity for cattle merchants from all over Rajasthan to sell and but livestock such as camels, horses, cows and sheep. It is estimated that around 70,000 livestock are marketed each year in the carnival.
Braj Festival (India): 25th & 26th February 2018
The Braj Festival takes place prior to Holi Festival. It is dedicated to Krishna who is believed to have spent a considerable time of his childhood at a place called Brij. The festival is an occasion for the villagers to be proud of the rich Indian culture and mythology.