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The best places to visit in August

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 Classic Tour 
Approx. 14 daysFrom£2,850
Classic Tour - Full Discovery
Approx. 17 daysFrom£3,830
Rainforest, Highlands and Beach Classic
Approx. 15 daysFrom£2,570
Combined tours
Andean Triangle
Approx. 16 daysFrom£4,190
Summer Luxury Classic
Approx. 8 daysFrom£3,470
Wild Odyssey to the Coast
Approx. 11 daysFrom£2,730
The Vast Wilderness of Hokkaido 
Approx. 15 daysFrom£3,570
The Spring Festival
Approx. 14 daysFrom£2,720
Classic Safari - Nakuru and Masai Mara
Approx. 8 daysFrom£5,600

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Trying to take advantage of the last few days before school starts, get the most out of great weather around the world, or just wishing you could escape the heat of summer for a few weeks? The month of August is the perfect time to take your holiday, and no matter your reason, our local agents have the perfect tour and the best destination for you. Here’s an overview of some of the most highly recommended places where you can completely tailor a tour to fit your needs.

Our local experts often recommend you start with the glittering cityscape of Tokyo before moving further into the country to learn more about Japan’s unique culture and history. August is the perfect time to travel the infamous “Golden Route”, with the summer heat and rains finally starting to die down, but before the heavily touristed autumn months really start picking up. It's the perfect month to stay in traditional countryside accommodations, called Ryokan, or some of the luxury hotels towering high above Tokyo; to see famous temples and taste fresh fish at traditional sushi restaurants in Kyoto; and to experience the incredible history and tranquility of the Hiroshima Peace memorial.  

Wanting a break from your usual spots for beaches and nature watching? Kenya offers nature and beaches like you’ve never experienced before and could never experience anywhere else. Start off in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, before moving to the Masai Mara, a national park with the globe’s highest concentration of wild game animals. There, you can see elephants, antelopes, and lions up close. Finish the trip by heading to the lush and tropical southern coast where you can look out at the vibrant colours of African fish and coral reefs from relaxing beaches. The perfect way to spend time with beautiful and exotic nature. 

Indonesia is known for the diversity of marine, animal, and plant life found throughout its islands, so it’s the perfect place to organise a tour where you can see Komodo dragons one day and snorkel next to Bali’s dolphins the next. The hot, dry weather in August makes this a perfect time to island hop through Indonesia’s best wildlife reserves before cooling off on white sand beaches near pristine waters. Make sure to ask your agent to give you multiple days of nothing but relaxation (and possible sea turtle encounters) to get the most out of your time off and take advantage of Indonesia’s diversity as well as its beauty.

Does your ideal August involve hiking rough terrains, camping out under bright stars, and rafting your way through wild rivers? The rugged, wild terrain of Madagascar is perfect for adventurers. From the first moments traversing the rugged landscape, glance out the window to see herds of local cattle, untouched mountain lakes, and remote canyons. Camp out in the middle of some of the planet’s most remote regions before canoeing directly through isolated, unique villages that retain their own special culture, customs, and cuisine.

Lower temperatures and drier weather in August makes it a great time to explore all that Argentina has to offer. With cool, crisp weather sweeping the buzzing capital of Buenos Aires, you can beat the heat in the world’s southern hemisphere. Travel down into the land of seven lakes and visit the enormous glaciers of Patagonia. With temperatures starting to rise from their winter months, but before the influx of adventurous tourists, this is the perfect time to let this country’s diverse landscape and hot culture invite you into exciting new experiences.

For those who really prefer to spend a summer vacation away from hot temperatures, or those who can’t stand cold but have been curious about the unusual and beautiful landscapes of this cool destination, August in Iceland offers the perfect getaway. The warmest month of the year, but still cool enough to need a jacket as you explore its black beaches. Head from natural hot spring baths to quaint fishing villages. Then take a helicopter ride that give you a bird's eye view on some of the most stunning views in the whole world. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind throughout, a summer in Iceland is the coolest, most relaxing holiday you can take.