January

Where to go on holiday in January.

You know you want to go on holiday in January but not sure what destinations are best? Get in touch to discuss the options with us.

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Holidays in January are a great tonic as it’s the perfect time to escape the ‘winter blues’ in the UK and swap the short daylight hours and grey drizzle for some tropical sun!  For winter sun holidays head to the Caribbean, Central America, South Africa or Australasia and South Pacific.

Central America is perfect from December to April with destinations such as Costa Rica and Belize being perfect for family holidays and wildlife holidays, both offer snorkelling, rainforests and beautiful beaches.

Costa-Rica---Chestnut-Mandi

South America – the best time to go to South America tends to be in our winter.  November to March is generally warm and dry.  Patagonia wildlife holidays are at their best around January and this is a great time to see Penguins.  Chile and Argentina are great in January and have several different climates depending on the altitude and region. January is perfect for trekking holidays in the Andes and Patagonia.

South Africa is at it’s best, particularly Cape Town and the Garden Route from December to February, stay in boutique B&Bs with a self-drive holiday. Perfect for foodie holidays visit the winelands and eat in wonderful restaurants! East Africa is warm and dry and it is peak season for the Great Wildebeest Migration in Northern Tanzania with the herds arriving in the southern Serengeti for calving season.  Be sure to book well in advance for this major event in the wildlife calendar of East Africa!  January is also a good time to go to Southern Tanzania and the coast, including Mafia Island where the Whale Sharks migrate between December to March so a great time to go to East Africa or Northern Mozambique for diving and snorkelling holidays.  

Head to India for tiger safaris and train trips or Sri Lanka for culture and beaches, this combines well with the Maldives

India-Tiger-(Cargill)

Australia and New Zealand are popular January – March as this is their summer, we can book long haul trips with Asia stop overs and escorted tours, motorhomes or self drive holidays. 

In the Arctic, January is a great time for the Northern Lights, dog sledding, Ice Hotels and Adventure tours

Just to say thank you very much for organising my travels to see my family and changing my return flight when I needed to. Everything worked out very well . Coming back from New Zealand was the quickest I have ever done and helped a lot with the jet lag.
Mary MacKinlay – New Zealand (Dec 16 – Mar 17)
March 28, 2017

Thank you for booking our French Caribbean self guided walking holiday to Guadeloupe and Martinique Travel With Jules adapted the original itinerary by Headwater (the operator) to suit our travel needs from Edinburgh and resolved a ridiculously unnecessary booking on a very early transfer flight at no extra cost to us when Headwater had raised a charge. It […]
Ian & Andrea Rollo – French Caribbean (Jan 2017)
February 22, 2017

We had the most fantastic time ever in South Africa! Horizon Horseback Adventures were brilliant and we would highly recommended to others. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they really looked after the guests. The horses were all well cared for and fantastic to ride. The food was brilliant and everyone was so friendly. […]
Ros & Jon Perry – South Africa (Jan 2017)
February 22, 2017

Thanks for organising our tailor made fly drive to South Africa we had a great time! the safari at Msenge Bush Lodge in Pumba Game Reserve was fabulous a great way end the holiday – saw all the big 5 – had a great cottage probably the best in the lodge. Oh I should mention the gallons of wine and champagne we consumed (especially the Cape Town and Stellenbosch area) taking many purchases with us for use along the route!!
Collard party – South Africa (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

Thank you for our tailor made holiday to Cambodia and Vietnam (with Dubai stop over). You listened to what we wanted and made the changes to our itinerary as requested. The ground agents were fantastic, the guides were always on time and everything was organised very efficiently. There were many fantastic sights and experiences. Halong Bay was a particular favourite of mine.
Malc, Sue, Tony and Karen – Indo China (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

Thank you so much for sorting this out - what a superb break. We are totally knackered now but a awesome getaway! Airline was great (Norwegian), overnight excursion with snow mobiles and dog sledding at Camp Tamok (stayed in Aurora cabin) was superb we really enjoyed it.
Rob & Rebecca – Norway (January 2016)
January 20, 2016

The service we received from Travel With Jules was 5 star - Attended to all our requirements promptly and professionally. The Zanzibari Hotel was very relaxing with superb staff and excellent service.
Eric & Caroline Fisher – Zanzibar (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

The trip was amazing and we got to see the Northern Lights on Saturday and Sunday nights so that’s a bonus right there! Everything went without a hitch and we are all very grateful for your professional organisation.
Alex, Jovi & John – Boys Holiday to Iceland! (January 2016)
January 13, 2016

We just returned from a beautiful trip to Ethiopia, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for organising it and sorry for the late changes we made to the programme! Simien Mountains, Lalibela and Bale Mountains were beautiful as were the Gelada baboons, the Ibex, incredible amount of native birds and the Ethiopian wolf
Hera & Taco – Ethiopia (December 2015)
January 12, 2016

For the last three years we have been using Jules to arrange our annual winter long haul holidays and have enjoyed travelling with someone else doing the organising in the full knowledge that should a problem occur we have a reliable point of contact who ensures that our enjoyment of the holiday isn't in any way spoiled. I would thoroughly recommend using 'Travel with Jules' to anyone contemplating wishing to travel on a wildlife & sightseeing adventure!
David & Maureen Cargill – India, Nepal, Botswana, Tanzania, Brazil (2012-2016)
July 12, 2014

We really did have an amazing time in Kenya - I really appreciate your work in organising everything for us, it was fantastic!! The effort to make my birthday special was lovely. We feel we have seen animals in the wild that are not overly harassed and negatively impacted by human activity, this is very important to us.
Aimee & Hazel – Kenya (Jan 2014)
February 21, 2014

Julie gave us an excellent service for our holiday to Barbados. She listened to our requirements, gave informed advice and provided more than we had asked for! We will use her again and will recommend her to family and friends.
Ian & Helen Isaac – Barbados (Jan 2014)
February 21, 2014

Our packed holiday included fly-camping and bucket showers, walking with Samburu warriors and camels, brilliant safari experts and ‘real’ local knowledge, masses of fun on the jeep in the Masai Mara, wonderful food, stunning scenery and wildlife, white sandy beaches and lovely warm seas..... You got it just right for us. You will have to go some to better this next time – that is your challenge!
Balmer Family – Kenya & Tanzania safari (Dec 2013)
January 10, 2014

Great short break to Iceland. The hotel in Reykjavik was lovely and the New Years Eve event was really good and the food was fantastic! Loved fireworks and the Blue Lagoon.
Jon Dailey – Iceland New Year’s Eve (Dec 2013)
January 3, 2014

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for organizing at late notice our holiday to Sweden. We had the most amazing time and got to see the Northern Lights on three nights, so we were really lucky. The trips were very well organized, the food was delicious and the people were charming. Camp Ripan was a great place to stay too. Thanks again for making it all happen for us.
Furley-Strandburg Family – Sweden (January 2013)
February 14, 2013

Our escape from the January UK snow to Cuba was utterly terrific!! Both hotels were fantastic and both in great locations. We all enjoyed Havana immensely and the Kuoni rep was pretty helpful in sorting the activities. The beach resort was also great and the holiday ended far too soon. Thanks so much for getting it all sorted. The transfers and organisation was seamless and definitely added to the overall experience. The level of service from Julie from day one to the point of return was fantastic....and I have already recommended her to a friend!
Jim Sibree-Paul – Cuba (January 2013)
January 25, 2013

The tree hotel in Sweden was fantastic, we loved it and stayed in the Mirror Cube, when we woke up there were 12 reindeer asleep below the cube. Loved all excursions and cooking on an open fire in the forest in the snow was something else!
Denise Bush – Sweden (January 2013)
February 13, 2013

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!
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