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July 2013 Ideas

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July 2013 Ideas

Hi all,

My job contract finishes at the end of June, so I am intending to go somewhere long haul in July/early August for an escorted tour.

I want to spend less than £2000 in total, but the cheaper the better, and I want to go somewhere that'll give me decent weather (not necessarily hot, but pleasant enough for travelling.

Places that seem to fit so far are Malaysia/Indonesia, Peru, Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania. I've been looking at sites like Tucan, STA and Travelsphere, but does anyone know of any other companies that do decent budget tours to these places? And would anyone recommend anywhere else at that time of year?

Edited: 8:06 am, January 07, 2013
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1. Re: July 2013 Ideas

Might be worth a read of this thread on the Holiday Travel forum. Some links for reading up on good times to visit various regions (and countries) around the world.

tripadvisor.com/…45283049

Hope this is useful.

Ottawa
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2. Re: July 2013 Ideas

From what I've seen of malaysia, it doesn't seem worthwhile - however Indonesia definately looks amazing its #1 on the to-do list. Peru also great.. Africa is going to be costly, I don't think there's any 'bargain' there.

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3. Re: July 2013 Ideas

>>>>>From what I've seen of malaysia, it doesn't seem worthwhile<<<<

It is relative to one's interests. Malaysia does require you to dig a bit deeper but you can find pretty much everything there as well as many fewer tourists. The party and drinking environment and culture, you can readily find in Thailand is not there for obvious reasons. However, everything else can be found without much trouble - good shopping, great dining, very good diving and snorkeling, good beaches, very good food and very nice locals. They have some of the oldest rainforests and the orangutan sanctuaries are fun to visit as well.

However that said, I wouldn't go to SE Asia just to visit Malaysia but would club it with other great country visits, like Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Bali and other parts of Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos - not necessarily in this order. And remember, SE Asia, other than Singapore and parts of Thailand and Malaysia is very cheap to travel within, that is why tens of thousands show up every day to spend time there.

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4. Re: July 2013 Ideas

If you are a first timer to S.E.A, I suggest Malaysia-Thailand-Singapore, these 3 countries being easily accessble to each other via land or air and you will have no language problems. Transport is efficient and relatively cheap esp for malaysia and thailand. Same goes for food and accomodation, you will definitely get value and variety for your money. With planning £2000 can go a long way esp in malaysia and thailand! Have a good holiday.

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5. Re: July 2013 Ideas

£2000 can go a very long way in much of SE Asia..... ;-)

Just limit your time in Singapore, Hong Kong and the more pricey establishments in Bangkok, KL, Manila and a few other places where higher prices can be found.

Kampala, Uganda
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6. Re: July 2013 Ideas

Depending on your interests, a combination of Uganda and Rwanda or Uganda and Kenya would be ideal destination choices during that time of the year due to the nature of the climate

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