The best places to go on holiday in November
It’s November and thoughts are well and truly turning to dark, winter nights, cosy log fires and the imminent festive period that looms on the horizon. This is the perfect time to get away before the Christmas rush really sets in, perhaps for some early winter sun or an escape to the wilderness to ready us for the busy month ahead. Mid haul destinations are still warm enough for a beach holiday, while many long haul destinations are in their shoulder seasons, meaning excellent prices and very few crowds.
If you’re already craving the heat, Oman is a fantastic mid haul option to squeeze in a shot of winter sun before the Christmas period takes over. Head to the palm-fringed beaches and lush banana plantations of Salalah, or sleep beneath the stars in a traditional Bedouin tent in the dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Allow some time for shopping in the souks of colourful Muscat too, where you’ll find swathes of locally made crafts and goods for excellent prices – depending on how good your haggling skills are.
If you just want to escape in November, why not drop it all and head to the other side of the world? The Patagonian region of Chile is entering into its warmest and most accessible months, and welcomes lovers of the great outdoors to its vast, open expanses. Step into the wonderland that is Torres del Paine National Park, where luxury tented camps and eco lodges gaze out toward the towering mountains, waterfalls and glaciers that dominate the dramatic landscape.
It’s low season in Vietnam, and cooler climes mean crisp, clear days, little rain and lots of sunshine. Temperatures are in their low twenties in Hanoi, perfectly pleasant for perusing the colourful markets and ancient temples, while in Halong Bay it’s a wonderful time to take a relaxing cruise around its curious limestone peaks. Meanwhile, further south in Saigon, it’s balmy year-round, and the end of the rainy season means the landscape is lush and green in November.
Entering into its final dry month before the winter rains arrive, it’s shoulder season in Brazil, and the sun is shining across the entirety of this nature lover’s wonderland. You’ll need a good few weeks to cram in all of its highlights: The Iguazu Falls, the Amazon Rainforest and Rio de Janeiro to name but a few iconic treasures. Why not combine it all on one all-encompassing luxury tour?
It’s spring in New Zealand, and the end of the shoulder season before the tourism peak really sets in. This is a fantastic time for hiking holidays in the glacial landscape of the wild West Coast, or following the trails that skirt the rim of magnificent Lake Tekapo, framed by the snowy peaks of Mount Cook in the background. For something a little different, hop over to the North Island to the geothermal region of Rotorua, where bubbling mud baths and steaming pools invite you to relax and replenish those achey legs after a long day of hiking.
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