Beat the Covid-19 blues and take a look our round-up of inspirational travel photos, provided by some of our favourite travel companies.
While it may not be possible to travel the world at the moment, we can still dream about it. There are so many wonderful places to explore, and we have compiled some of our favourite images sent to us by travel companies and tour operators:
1. The reefs of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
The reefs near Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh teem with life; bright corals and clouds of fish wait for divers in wonderfully calm and clear waters.
2. The dance of the Toro Huaco
On 19 January the people come from all over the country to Diriamba, 45km from the capital Managua to celebrate the feast of the city patron, San Sebastiano (St Sebastian). Thousands take to the streets of Diriamba – which owes its name to Cacique Diriangen, the legendary Nahuati Indian chief – to accompany the iconic dance of the Toro Huaco.
3. Baby elephant bathing at the Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre in Lek Chailert, Northern Thailand, where you can visit and volunteer to help.
4. Night-time swim at the Casa Cook El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt
Wouldn’t you just love to dip into this beautiful pool? You will find it by the Red Sea in Egypt in the El Gouna hotel.
5. Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland
Celtic Routes Carved out by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Glendalough or Gleann dá Loch, meaning “Valley of the Two Lakes”, combines unfiltered beauty with heavenly tranquillity.
6. Furaveri Island, the Maldives
A quiet spot to relax on the white sandy shores Furaveri Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives. Located in the Raa Atoll near “Hanifaru Bay”, Furaveri is a UNESCO biosphere reserve where you can swim with manta rays and critically endangered hawksbill turtles.
7. Rocky mountaineer
Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours Taken in Canada’s Rocky Mountains – the mountain in the centre is Mount Robson, which is the biggest and most magnificent in the range. The train you see is the Rocky Mountaineer (the one with the amazing glass ceiling).
8. Exploring the colourful city of Porto, Portugal
The colourful city of Porto in Portugal’s northwest is most famous for its production of port wine. The city also has some stunning street art and a plethora of stately bridges. Iberian Escapes is a bespoke luxury concierge destination management agency that specialises in high-end tourism, tailor-made events and experiential travel holidays in Portugal and Spain.
Jumbari Family Safaris This photo is of a Microlight flight over Victoria Falls in Southern Africa. The magnificent waterfall on the Zambezi River is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The surrounding Zambezi National Park is home to elephants and white rhinos.