Holidays in October, November and December

Where to go in October, November & December 2020

Forever dreaming of husky sledding across Finnish Lapland, sleeping under the stars in Wadi Rum or lapping up the sun on the coast of Costa Rica? Below are some of our favourite destinations to visit this October through to December. We’ll do the planning you just tell us when.

If travel during this period isn’t for you, check out our holidays to Kenya or Montenegro in August and September instead.

Jeep safari in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Petra in Jordan

Discover the Nabataean Kingdom’s 2,000-year-old hidden city in Jordan

Fertile, ancient and thriving. With our careful stage management and a memorable journey by Bedouin truck, this immersive journey through Jordan will delight and inspire the senses; from a candlelit visit to iconic Petra by night, to an enthralling exploration of Amman’s spice markets. Feel awe-struck with an enviable tour among the faded grandeur of the Umayyad Palace and drink in the surrounds of jubilant Jabel al-Qala’a.

After refuelling with local coffee among the surreal landscapes of Mukawir, we’ll guide you across ancient terrains to the Dead Sea itself (where, on a clear night, you can see the lights of Jericho and Jerusalem). Float away on its calm and healing waters, before bedding down at the sumptuous Kempinski Hotel Ishtar. Throughout this eye-opening journey, you’ll discover this region is alive and thriving; and far from a dusty museum.

Our Travel Expert, Tom says:

You should go for: In just 7 days we’ll pack in the exciting excursions for you; trips to remote corners of the desert, visits to ancient temples and personalised experiences alongside your loved ones.
You should stay at: For something really special and secluded, we’ll set up a private camp in Wadi Rum for you to star-gaze to your heart’s content and cosy up around the log fire.
You must visit: Take a guided stroll down Rainbow Street in Amman, where you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of art galleries, shaded coffee shops and mouth-watering restaurants.

Still on the hunt for something special?

From the souks of Amman and the desert of Wadi Rum to gourmet offerings in Australia and bird watching in Costa Rica. Keep scrolling to see where else a luxury holiday in November can take you, or get in touch with our Travel Experts to have a chat.

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Husky sledding in Finnish Lapland
Finnish Lapland at sunset

Mush across frozen lakes in Finnish Lapland and live with the indigenous Sámi

As Finland’s winter wonderland, Lapland is both spellbinding and—strangely—overlooked. This is a crying shame, considering its fairytale towns, husky-drawn sledges, and skies made bright with the Northern Lights. We won’t simply dump you among the snowdrifts, of course. No, we’ll lead you on an expedition through stylish hotels, reindeer safaris, snowmobile races and star-lit dinners of Finnish makara sausages cooked over warming flames. You’ll also spend time with Europe’s only indigenous people, the Sámi – staying with a traditional family on the shores of Lake Langonlampi.

To wind up (or down) from Lapland’s crystalline isolation, we’ll give you an insider’s introduction to hip Helsinki; a city where Scandinavian cool meets art-nouveau brilliance. From Hotel Haven, a hotel designed for total relaxation, we’ll show off the best of this charming city; from the Napoleon cakes of cafe Ekberg to its thriving, on-trend Design District.

Our Travel Expert, Luisa says:

You should go for: You’ll never want to leave your very own winter wonderland, but 7 days is perfect. Chase the Northern Lights on snowmobile, via husky or on a reindeer sleigh; no two days are the same in Finnish Lapland.
You should stay at: Whilst staying in the sky-suite at Javri Lodge, you’ll be able to watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed, something many people only dream of.
You must experience: Speed across the frozen lakes and snowy forests of Lake Inari, whilst you whistle along your huskies on a one-of-a-kind snow safari.

Chesnut mandibled Toucan, Osa Peninsula

Walk the wildlife-rich jungles of Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, named as ‘the most biologically intense place on earth’

Costa Rica has acquired something of a buzz at Black Tomato HQ. Its dense jungles and beautifully surreal beaches are only half the story; from the heady heat of San Jose, the country’s capital to languorous drives through pungent banana plantations; turtle spotting on the shores of Tortuguero; and an expedition to Costa Rica’s legendary active volcano, Arenal. In recent years, luxurious hotels and exquisite lodges have been founded to accommodate the handful of adventurous travellers who choose this balmy, beautiful landscape over its more popular neighbours. We think they have excellent taste. And, of course, it is a true mecca for adrenaline junkies; with ziplining in Arenal and white-water rafting in the Talamanca Mountains.

We’ll show you the best surfing spots in Costa Rica along lovely Santa Teresa; diverse gastronomy at Hotel Grano de Oro’s restaurant, (where we’ll also put you up); and the ruins of ancient temples make for a diverse journey that proves Costa Rica is one of 2020’s big finds. So get out there and find it.

Our Travel Expert, Tom says:

You should go for: With so much wildlife, exotic scenery, and exhillerating activities, 12 days in Costa Rica will fly by. You’ll be booking a trip back before you hop on the plane home.
You should stay at: The conservation-focused Pacuare Lodge will allow you to switch off and disconnect from the real world; whether it’s from your private plunge pool or swinging hammock.
You must visit: Take a guided tour around Corcovado Park on Osa Peninsula and you’ll lay eyes on squirrel monkeys, macaws and pumas.


With many more destinations that are perfect for a November getaway, use our trip finder to find the best holiday for you or check out our holidays in May and June.