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5 Less-Visited Holiday Destinations to Visit This Summer

28 February 2017

We see so many of our passengers flying out of the UK to their holidays every year and we often see the same popular destinations pop up so we thought we would share some of our favourite less visited destinations (in no particular order).

Wulingyuan, China

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Picture credit: Chenisyuan
Wulingyuan Scenic Area is an area of true natural beauty, home to several nature reserves which all offer fantastic scenery with forests, caves, lakes, waterfalls, mountains and also some endangered species. The most spectacular area of all is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, home to the “Avatar Mountains” – a series of pillar-like formations which, according to park officials, inspired the floating mountains in the popular film “Avatar”.

Turku, Finland

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Picture credit: Markus Koljonen (Dilaudid)
Turku has a great mix of medieval heritage and vibrant modern culture, the oldest city in Finland has a vast array of attractions including various museums, a cathedral, a castle, kayaking tours, art and music festivals and great bars and restaurants.

Bhutan

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Picture credit: Douglas J McLaughlin
The Kingdom of Bhutan is certainly not one of the most affordable or straight forward places to visit due to its “High Value, Low Impact Tourism” rules which include a daily charge for tourists of up to £200 per person, but these rules are crucial to maintaining the country’s unique society and protecting the environment. As well as a wealth of amazing untouched wilderness, Bhutan has some stunning displays of architecture with its temples and monasteries.

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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Picture credit: JMK
There is a huge amount of things to do in Oudtshoorn such as mountain hikes, ostrich rides and cave adventures.  As well as its many, many ostrich farms – which make Oudtshoorn the ostrich capital of the world – there are cheetah and crocodile breeding farms, so there are some great chances to see some wildlife up close.

Berat, Albania

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Picture credit: Jason Rogers
One of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, the Albanian city of Berat is a truly stunning place to visit.  The city is full of amazing scenery with the pine forests that climb the rocky backdrop and the river Osum that runs along the valley – as well as some beautiful buildings such as the white Ottoman houses - which are the reason behind the city’s nickname “Town of a Thousand Windows” – and the Berat Castle which overlooks the town.

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