For African Safaris, August is peak season in the Masai Mara in Kenya as the numbers of tourists can be as many as the wildebeest! But don’t worry, we will find you small, exclusive safari camps in the conservancies where you can still have a first class wildlife experience without being surrounded by stripy minibuses!
In Latin America, head to the lesser known regions such as Venezuela and Bolivia which are really nice in August. Travel to the Andes & trek the Inca Trail in Peru, explore Chile or into Argentina we can take you to the Atacama desert, over to Easter Island and tour the vineyards, but bear in mind the southern half of South America is in the grips of winter so stick to the northern lake districts!
Parts of South East Asia can be rainy July to August but this makes it a better time in places like Borneo or Cambodia where it’s a little quieter and trekking and culture holidays can be enjoyed. It’s a good time for many parts of India too, enjoy train travel and festivals! August has been popular recently for honeymoons to Bali and Lombok.
The travel and private meet and greet transfer on arrival went smoothly (even though it was bank holiday weekend!). The hotel was lovely (Palazzo Giovanelli) and had great views - very close to the Rialto Bridge. Venice has so much to offer and plenty of restaurant choices, but as expected very expensive. The guided tours are necessary to get a real understanding of the city.
Understanding the client brief is key and both Mags and Julie do this very well. The ease of booking is great and nothing appears too much trouble. Quick response rate and friendly service. Menorca was suggested to us by Travel with Jules and they came up trumps! Our James Villa was exceptional, and larger than we even anticipated! The place was secluded and private yet only two mins from facilities and amenities. This was our third villa holiday booking with Travel With Jules and we are never disappointed.
Our honeymoon to Chile & Argentina was smoothly organised – our wishes were listened to and met, and changes were absorbed and dealt with, without fuss. Excellent service throughout. Highlights were Easter Island and the Atacama Desert … Travel With Jules took the time to get the details perfected - Jules listened to my requests, sorted out an itinerary, worked on the changes and then dealt with further changes (of mind) without any fuss. A first class service and highly recommended. This was a honeymoon trip to Chile and Argentina and it was a truly wonderful holiday.
Rod & Sam – Chile & Argentina Honeymoon (Aug 2017)
You listened to what I wanted to do and see, and found me a package that delivered exactly that. Highlights included staying in villages, Chandelao Garh - with a tour of surrounding hamlets, Jojawr Ravla - with a Ganesh procession complete with powder paint throwing and a trip on a local railway where the train stopped just for me to take a picture of a Banyan tree! Visiting a Marwari horse stud in Jodhpur; shopping in Jaipur. The guide was so knowledgeable about the area, and really good at finding out what we were interested in and tailoring the holiday accordingly.
Thank you both for the holiday of a lifetime. It really was the perfect honeymoon! Very happy with everything that Travel with Jules did for us and would definitely recommend them as a travel company. All travel documents were sent to us promptly and a private car to take us to the airport from Suffolk was also organised which was lovely. Highlights included visiting the Gili Islands and the cooking classes - we LOVED Balinese food! I cannot recommend Travel With Jules enough for booking any future holidays – Jules and Margaret are both highly professional and friendly and will do everything to ensure that you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Luke & Natalia – Bali & Lombok Honeymoon (Aug 2017)
We had a fantastic week in the Lake District. The weather was glorious, it only rained on one day with a slight shower as we were climbing Coniston Old Man but apart from that we were dry and even had blue skies (see photo) !! The cottage was also ideal, great location - co-op within 100 yds as well as a selection of pubs and cafes in the village and plenty of walks within a short drive - it was also very well set out and very tastefully decorated. I would highly recommend it and would probably go back.
Thank you for booking our lovely holiday to Rhodes. The Atrium Prestige was beautiful, the food at the hotel was very nice, service at the restaurants and beach bar very professional. The sea was amazingly clear as you can see from all the fish pictures Leo took whilst snorkelling! Waters were crystal clear and not too cold to swim in just fab - overall this holiday was another winner, thanks so much! Rebecca x
This Safari was a repeat visit to a country after many years of safaris elsewhere in Africa and India, and it did not disappoint. In fact I am happy to say it was probably the best ever I can remember (and if Jules was responsible for the sole use of vehicle and guide at both Mara North and Valley camps - thanks for using your influence with the Kicheche Camps!). Using the smaller camps in the Masai conservancies of Mara North and Naboisho meant low vehicle numbers and sightings were often enjoyed in splendid isolation, with the freedom to drive off road too. I have just returned from experiencing the most perfect adventure....
Thank you for all your hard work in putting together our tailor made holiday to Tanzania. Accommodation throughout was at least very good, sometimes really excellent. The Old Boma hotel where the service was super - one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in anywhere in the world Hassan our safari guide was first class and very helpful. The Bush Rover camping was fun ... for one night!
Eclipse in Tanzania & Selous Safari – Mr & Mrs R (Sept 2016)
Thank you again for your help and support with organising the trip. It truly was spectacular and such an amazing place. The aurora display we got on the 3 nights in Dawson was out of this world at times the entire sky was filled above us and no lens would have been wide enough to capture it
Lombok was stunning! The hotel (The Chandi - Ocean View Villa) was perfect being right on the beach. Facilities were spot on and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Your organisation helped immensely, it was a joy to know that everything had been done and we just needed to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you so much for making it a great honeymoon!
Thank you for finding the perfect holiday to fit our demanding requirements! The hotel had private access to the beach, a choice of dining and its own surf school it offers great facilities. Our room was great with a wonderful sea view, the Spa was gorgeous and calming and the Yoga centre a delight. I may well be lured back to this resort for another immersion in a peaceful Paradis. Thank you Jules!
Our honeymoon to Bali & Lombok, from the moment we decided to use Travel with Jules, was such a fantastic experience and the service we received extremely professional and efficient. It was a delight to have all the flights, transfers and hotels organised so efficiently for us and the process was so professional, yet friendly at the same time. The beaches were beautiful and quiet and we found some great places to sample the delicious local food.
Bali & Lombok Honeymoon – Nicola & Miguel (Aug 2016)
Thanks for booking our holiday back to Iceland. The suggested itinerary and the provided written guide notes were first class. The spacing of the drives was just about right. I didn’t have a problem with the length of the drives as there are plenty of stops and the scenery is fabulous. We were particularly taken with the north of Iceland (Akureyri and Lake Myvatn).
We are back safely and rested after an AMAZING holiday to Namibia. We had such a lovely time. The whole trip was perfectly planned and it went really well - so thank you. Everything was a highlight! The self drive was great. Being back in Africa - the landscape, the animals, the people. We had time together - that was the best of all, thank you. Service rating excellent! You were flexible and patient when our plans/ needs changed. You were always accessible and helpful.
Jules is always happy to help, no matter how big or small the trip and gives great advice. The whole trip was wonderful. Both Maui and Oahu are spectacular, yet very different in character. Lots to see and do. Kayaking, waterfalls, great scenery, sunrise at the Haleakala volcano.
If you’re considering seeing the Palio in Sienna (and you should) you must go for a few days before, and at least one day after. It is an extraordinary event that has its feet firmly placed in the Middle Ages, The Palio is actually about tradition, pageantry, corruption and thuggery. But all of those things make for an amazing experience. Jules got really good seats for us – the terraces is where it’s at. Then there’s the drums, the flags, the roaring oxen, the colour, the noise – an incredible time WILL be had! ..... But get stuck in – because they haven’t arranged it for you, and they won’t wait for you to join them!
The Palio in Siena, Italy – Howlett Family (Aug 2016)
The holiday was great, and different from our usual - was great not to have a car! Some of it surprised us how much we liked things we hadn't tried! Villa Anatoli was just beautiful. Quiet, relaxed, in a brilliant location where we could walk to the beach and the harbour for evening meals and the view blew us all away. A lovely part of the the chilling out process. We are totally refreshed and had a great break - is it too early to plan for next summer?!
Island Hopping in Greece – Waine Family (August 2016)
We can’t thank Travel With Jules enough for all the work and effort they put in to organising our holiday of a life time! From the first email we sent to the day we came back, everything was trouble and stress free. Our only regret was we should have gone for 3 weeks instead of 2! Thank you Jules & Mags for making memories that will last a lifetime.
Engelberg was a really good place to be based with plenty of outdoor activities, our room was huge with gorgeous views. We did hiking, biking, kayaking, glacier trip and even cooking on a camp fire! Thanks again to Jules and Mags for arranging this - our holiday was a stress-free experience and I'm sure we'll be back!
Thank you SO much for everything you have done to make our holiday so special. If ever you have clients in the future who are considering a visit to the Kafue, please have no hesitation in using us as a testimonial as there could be no where better for an African safari.
Our family holiday to Croatia in August was amazing. The transfers went literally like clockwork – that was majorly impressive. No waiting for more than a minute – literally. The island of Brac was stunning. We loved Postira and as we had friends staying nearby so we visited them and an aqua park with water slides. Taxis […]
Our tailor made Route 66 holiday was the best trip we have ever done - you did a great job at organising it, thank you! It was a great balance of accommodation with quirky motels, boutique hotels and historic sites. We would recommend anyone thinking about a trip down Route 66 to do it!
We had a fabulous time in Zambia and Malawi, thank you. The safari (Thornicroft Lodge) was amazing and we saw everything we wished to and the safari guide was excellent. You were right on the length of time staying there, it was just right. Malawi again was lovely (Norman Carr Cottage, Lake Malawi), great hosts and a […]
Thank you for organising an amazing holiday to Tanzania for us. We had a fantastic time with a great balance of activity, rest, safari, beach and other visits. We were very well looked after, from the people meeting us at each transfer to the fantastic staff at all three Tent with a View locations.
Julie and John travelled with Exodus as part of a Peru Explorer group trip which included Nasqua Lines, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu and the Amazon. As the Inca Trail was too busy they opted for the less well trodden ‘Moonstone Trek’ which still ended at Machu Picchu but much […]
Julie & John Spence – Peru with Moonstone Trek (August 2014)
Our holiday to East Africa was perfect in every way. The early morning safari's were a special occasion...sitting in the middle of the plains surrounded by wildebeest, eating a cooked breakfast freshly prepared by the ranger, watching the sunrise is a truly unforgettable experience. Jules, thank you so much for giving us the experience and adventure of a lifetime. We will remember it always!
All in all a great trip – we saw so much in such a short space of time, so well organised as always – thank you! Being a generation apart, we clearly want different things from a holiday – I was aching to spend extra days at Zion and the Grand Canyon while Mimi was dying to […]
Nicky & Mimi Fussell – Vegas to LA via Parks & Canyons (August 2014)
Our honeymoon to Tanzania was great – Kilimanjaro was fantastic fun, really enjoyed ourselves and we both managed to get to summit. Harder than I expected it to be though! Julie was fantastic throughout our enquiry and quotes, making clear recommendations about trade offs based on my feedback & preferences. The Kilimanjaro climb she recommended […]
Julie managed to find us the most wonderful villa on the gorgeous island of Lefkas (which we had never heard of!) that we would never have known about going through the normal route of booking a holiday ourselves. Everything worked like clockwork from the flights to the hire car pick up and to being met at the Villa by the owner himself.
Our Route 66 self drive holiday was great, from Santa Monica pier LA to Chicago and everywhere in between. Thank you for organising the flights and the RV. The seats you managed to book on the flights were excellent and the RV from Cruise America was everything we had hoped for. Everybody had a turn […]
Wardle Family – USA Route 66 Motorhome (August 2014)
Just got back from Spain / Portugal and wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for booking our summer holiday – everything worked brilliantly. The Old Mill was incredible – I have no idea how you found it. The whole family loved it, and the owners were amazing. Do you fancy arranging […]
It’s hard to find fault if Theme Parks and attractions are your thing! For this holiday as you know it was a bit of a compromise but the kids really enjoyed themselves which is all that matters. The luxury villa was exceptional – fully equipped and in lovely condition. A great location for getting to […]
Our holiday was quite simply superb. Al Vecchio was fantastic and the cooking lessons were terrific. Thank you so much for organising such a memorable trip for us. Everything went incredibly smoothly and most importantly it was just what we wanted and needed!
Our Caribbean holiday to Antigua was fantastic!! The Inn at English Harbour was really beautiful, quiet and tranquil. Did some excellent snorkelling and a couple of tours as well. Absolutely perfect, certainly one of the best holidays we've had. Thank you so much for organising it, we'll be back for more!
Our holiday to Greece was perfect. The cottage was great, the resort was very child friendly. Not too expensive and really nice beach. Thanks for finding it for us! (stayed at Marguerita Cottage in Stoupa)
Lets start by saying a big thank-you for all your help. Our idea of having a Europen adventure in the car (as an alternative to our usual sailing holidays) came last year after watching Micheal Portillo on the mountain trains in Switzerland and our desire to encorage our daughters interest in history by visiting Rome. […]
We had a a fabulous time in Thailand! Everything went very smoothly - thanks for all your organisation. The Elephant Hills experience was just AMAZING! A huge thank you to you for putting it all together and making it happen. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for - and it was done in style. It was the unforgettable family experience it was always meant to be.
Julie's knowledge and passion for Zambia was amazing, her knowledge meant that we were able to have "real" conversations about our trip and make the right decisions meaning that we had an unbelievable holiday. We can't wait to go back to Africa and when we do it will be through Travel With Jules.
Julie sent me all my details quickly (I booked within a week of travel!) which made it easy to sort out my documents and what I needed to take with me and she was always on hand for any questions I had which gave me confidence before I set off. I had a great holiday cycling in Slovakia and Poland and would like to think I'll be doing a similar holiday very soon!
One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Sleep in a treehouse feeling the sea breeze looking out over the leafy canopy to the ocean beyond …. An authentic castaway experience with romantic rooms built around huge ancient Baobab trees, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.
Watch the ever-changing landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China roll by from your comfortable cabin, enjoy vodka and caviar tasting on board and make regular stops to discover the highlights of this classic route.
Travel with like-minded families on this group tour to New England, taking in the cities of Boston and New York and visiting Niagara Falls. Visit Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream factory & the Cheers Bar for the parents!