Where to visit in February 2024

The iconic Nine Arches Bridge in Sri Lanka
The iconic Nine Arches Bridge in Sri Lanka | Photo by Hendrik Cornelissen on Unsplash

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We’ve all heard of the ‘January Blues’, the supposed lull period after the excesses of Christmas and New Year celebrations. Sure, its a pretty grim feeling, but how about February? The nights are still long and the weather is typically even worse. We’ve got some great getaways that you can cram into the shortest month of the year and get 2024 back on track.

Secrets of Sri Lanka

Not your typical February holiday

Discover the captivating charm of Sri Lanka with a 12-day journey that takes you off the grid. Experience the authentic essence of Sri Lankan culture, avoiding the typical touristy circuit. Engage in a local’s tour of Colombo, cycle amidst 1,000 year-old ruins and wander around the scenic village market after a hand-on cooking lesson. Adventure seekers can get their adrenaline pumping with white-water rafting or abseiling at Kitulgala, while those fond of wildlife can venture into the calmer, lesser-known parts of Yala National Park, where you may encounter serene wild elephants and leopards. Make the most of the sunny weather in February, and unwind on a tropical beach in Kosgoda to conclude your journey. Sri Lanka should undoubtedly be on your travel radar this month!

Discover the Secrets of Sri Lanka

A calligraphy shop seen near Binh Dong Tet Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on the day before Tet (Lunar New Year), 2023.

Savour traditional street food, immerse yourself in rural village life and marvel at diverse tropical scenery on this action-packed journey through Vietnam. Starting in the capital, Hanoi, you’ll make the unforgettable trip to Mai Chau – a rural valley lined with paddies between forested mountains. After cruising through the dreamlike seascapes of Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship, continue south by overnight train to Hue, where the Imperial City offers a fascinating window into the country’s past. Wrap up your trip in Hoi An, soaking up the atmosphere of its lantern-lit streets and charming canals.

Cheer yourself up this month and head to Vibrant Vietnam

Tropical Northern Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

Watch the sun rise over the highest mountain in Thailand and feed elephants in a sanctuary on this original trip through the northwest of Thailand. You’ll be joined by no more than seven other travellers on this intimate 10-day adventure through Chiang Mai, Pai and the Doi Inthanon National Park. Float through a 1,666m (5,466ft) cave and watch the sun set over the scenic Pai Canyon. In between jungle trekking and waterfall swims, enjoy a slice of slow living at a geothermal hot springs and savour local Thai delicacies. This off-the-beaten-track journey will show you an authentic side to the former Lanna Kingdom.

See a different side of Northern Thailand with our tropical trip this February

Discover Jordan

Petra in Jordan is one of the wonders of the world today

Revamped and now even better than ever before, our unique Jordan itinerary is one that many Culture Trippers are planning on doing themselves. Discover a lesser-known side of Jordan. On this eight-day journey, you’ll explore the extraordinary Lost City of Petra (without the crowds), snorkel in the Red Sea and sleep under the stars at a luxury glamping site in the desert. But not before the chance to tuck into authentic Arabic street food in Amman, sip local wines and explore the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash. You’ll also learn to cook Jordanian-style, kick up some dust on a 4×4 tour of Wadi Rum and soak your weary limbs in the purifying waters of the Dead Sea. Avid adventurers, this trip is made for you.

Discover Jordan with Culture Trip

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