In pictures: 10 places to cool off this summer
June 5, 2013
Luxury Down Under. Summer is the low season in Australia and it’s a good opportunity to enjoy the continent’s wonderful wildlife from the comfort of one of its magnificent, five-star eco-lodges. Lizard Island, which has been blessed with 24 soft, whit???
On the slopes of Everest. What better time to contemplate a trip to Mount Everest than the 60th anniversary year of the first ascent by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? Ben Pipe / Robert Harding World Imagery / Corbis
From glaciers to hotsprings. Exodus’s 14-day Iceland Walking Explorer tour is for hiking enthusiasts and takes in the diversity of that country’s unique landscape.. Lee Frost / Robert Harding World Imagery / Corbis
Country hop through Asia. A number of multi-country tours allow you to traverse great swathes of Asia with the help of a tour guide on a small-group trip without breaking the bank. Bruno Morandi / Corbis
Saddle up in Mongolia. Summer is an altogether more hospitable time to visit the landscape made famous by horseman and warrior Genghis Khan. Horsemanship is still very much part of life in Mongolia, the world’s most sparsely populated country. Getty Ima???
Not forgetting South America. Thanks to the ever-expanding networks of local carriers, South America should be on every curious UAE-based resident’s radar. Getty Images
Go on location. Emirates Holiday is offering a number of memorable family trips over the summer including a “Harry Potter” self-drive tour through some of Scotland’s best-known countryside that lent the films so much atmosphere. Christophe/Hemis/Co???
Try a Serengeti safari. East Africa is becoming more popular as a holiday destination from the UAE thanks to the increased frequency of flights. Getty Images
Paradise for less. Package deals are often a good way of curtailing costs and this summer is no exception, as the larger airlines have brokered some good deals with their hotel suppliers. If you can be flexible on dates and destinations, you’ll find the???
From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. If time is short, Intrepid Travel’s 10-day tour of the highlights of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Vietnam Express Southbound, offers enough variety, both in peace and at a pace, to bring you home feeling refreshed. A??