Where to go in June
With nearly half the year behind you, it’s time to reflect, reset and start dreaming up your next batch of epic travel escapades.
This is also prime time to get an eyeful of the animal kingdom, from aquatic adventures with whale sharks in the clear waters of the Pacific to stalking lions, giraffes and elephants on Zambia’s savannah as the dry season sets in.
… for culture
Time travel in Armenia, the world’s oldest Christian country, as you journey from the capital Yerevan’s laidback cafe culture to the mind-boggling Khndzoresk cave village and age-old monasteries lurking in the shadow of the Caucasus Mountains. June is a great time to explore Iran’s extraordinary cultural offerings before temperatures peak at unbearable! Discover intricate Islamic artistry and architecture, magnificent ruins and bustling bazaars where modern life melds with an old-world mysticism.
… for wildlife and nature
The adventures continue inland where you can take a walk on the wildside in Rwanda’s rainforest to lock eyes with mountain gorillas. As the dry season sets in over Zambia’s vast plains, the whole cast of the Lion King make their appearance for a wildlife spectacular.
… for relaxation
If beautiful beaches are what the heart desires, then look no further than Sardinia in Italy. Sparkling jade waters lap against a sugar-soft sandy coastline that also boasts ancient history, exquisite food and – at this time of year – fine weather without the crowds.
… for food and drink
Across the pond in Europe, a feast can be paired with a captivating blend of history and local culture. Explore magnificent castles, cathedrals and châteaux in Normandy, France, before dining on a picnic of gooey Camembert and crisp cider. Portugal’s capital Lisbon serves up a plethora of local delicacies (from dried ham to cherry liqueur and creamy pasteis de natas) that won’t break the bank, leaving you plenty of spare cash to go sardine crazy during the Feast of St Anthony festival.
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