Suggested itineraries in February
Escaping the UK in the bleak month of February is a tempting prospect; short days, dark evenings and cold weather start to take their toll so it’s a great opportunity to explore your holiday options and get your healthy dose of Vitamin D! Here we have compiled our list of recommendations for where to go on holiday in February, which include relaxing beach retreats, long-haul adventures, romantic Valentine’s breaks, and suggestions for those looking for family holidays in February half-term.
For a fantastic change in climate we recommend the Maldives. February is the driest and sunniest month of the year, with constant warm temperatures of around 28°C and clear blue skies, it's a beautiful time to visit. As there is very little rain at this time of year as well, it means the visibility for diving and snorkelling is superb. Have a look at our special offer with Coco Island or combine the Maldives with Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. Thailand is also another great beach option; it’s coming to the end of the season, so the hordes will have left and you’ll get the best of the weather on Phuket and surrounding islands. If you want to do more than lie on a beach there is also a dry climate for trekking in the north around Chang Mai and Chang Rai.
Southeast Asia is beautiful in February, before the heat of summer kicks in. For February half-term options, immerse yourself in the history, culture and culinary joys of Vietnam on our Family Adventure to Vietnam, or you could consider the beautiful World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Northern Laos too, as February is one of the driest. With temperatures of 31°C and 8 hours of daily sunshine, Indonesia is another great family option for island hopping and diving; have a look at our Ultimate Sea Safari on Tiger Blue or Group Diving in Raja Ampat.
February in India is one of our favourite months to visit, both North and South India (with the exception of Ladakh) sees up to 28°C and 10 hours of daily sunshine. In our opinion, there is nothing more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Rajasthan, surrounded by elegant palaces and ancient temples.
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
Experience India’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas’ Express, on a fascinating route through bejewelled cities, cultural sites and wildlife parks.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
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
Sri Lanka National Day: 4th February 2020
Konark Dance Festival (India): 7th - 9th February 2020
Jaisalmer Desert Festival (India): 7th - 9th February 2020
Held to display Rajasthan’s rich and colourful culture, Jaisalmer Desert Festival sees locals dancing and performers such as snake charmers and puppeteers entertaining spectators throughout the streets of Jaisalmer.
Venice Carnival: 8th - 25th February 2020
Ranvas Spirit Festival, Nagaur (Sufi): 10th - 12th February 2020
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.
Japan National Foundation Day: 11th Februrary 2020
This public holiday marks the mythological foundation of Japan and honours Japan’s founder and first emperor Jimmu.
World Sufi Spirit Festival, Jodhpur (India): 13th - 16th February 2020
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.
Valentine's Day (World): 14th February 2020
London Fashion Week (UK): 14th - 18th February 2020
Taj Agra Festival (India): 18th - 27th February 2020
Galungan (Indonesia): 19th - 29th February 2020
A Hindu festival held in Bali to honour the Almighty God and Creator of the entire universe. Celebrated every 210-days / every 6 months based on Balinese calendar, can often fall twice in a year.
Maha Shivratri (Sri Lanka): 21st February 2020
Families and friends come together during this Hindu festival to honour the god Shiva.
Rio Carnival (Brazil): 21st - 26th February 2020
Japan Emperor's Day: 23rd February 2020
In 1989 Emperor Akihito became Japan's 125th emperor.
Paris Fashion Week: 24th February - 4th March 2020
Khajuraho Dance Festival (India): 25th February - 3rd March 2020
A week long festival of classical dances highlighting the richness of various Indian styles and performed in an open-air auditorium.
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka