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Where to travel in the Southern Hemisphere in 2020

Below, our Travel Experts have built their ‘it’ list of ultimate 2020 destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. Chic hotel openings and rustic lodge reveals, out of this world experiences and undiscovered routes; these places are sure to get you planning your next getaway before you land home. 

Alternatively, discover our 2020 must-go destinations in the Northern Hemisphere here.

Guatemala, Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

From rainforest-wrapped lakes and Mayan ruins to mountains that tower over baroque cities, Guatemala remains a beautiful secret. That’s changing, slowly. In 2020 we’ll be upping the ante with new experiences, including mobile safari-style camps and opening up the strikingly beautiful region of Semuc Champey. This is full-on cultural immersion, accented by a balmy climate, irresistible eating, and the thriving city of Antigua. Go before it’s known.

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Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

For 2020, we’re launching a brand new itinerary offering travellers the opportunity to tick-off Kilimanjaro via a pioneering new route; using the largely unknown Shira Plateau. Pairing challenge with indulgence, the route itself offers a crowdless ascent and a post-hike detour by way of Zanzibar.

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Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

As the Komodo Islands become increasingly popular, we’re launching a conservation and diving-focused foray into the lesser-known wilds of the Ampat Islands. Placing emphasis on drama, discovery and stunning biodiversity, you can join personalities such as David de Rothschild and Emily Pering on conservation initiatives, as well as setting sail on two new luxury boats from much-lauded Rascal Voyages, and experiencing what has been described as the best undiscovered diving in the world.

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Ready to plan your 2020 holiday?

These are just a few of our most loved destinations to travel to in 2020. From Argentina to New Zealand, the Southern Hemisphere is full of wonderful countries, so get in touch with our Travel Experts today to start planning your once in a lifetime trip.


Queensland, Australia

The North East of Australia is having its time in the sun. With new direct flights between Brisbane and Chicago, and the new opening of Mt Mulligan—the latest in the Luxury Lodges Collection—there’s never been a better moment to go forth to the Gold Coast; where luscious rainforest meets the glimmer of the Coral Sea and the easygoing cool of bustling Brisbane.

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Antarctica seal


Follow in Shackleton’s footsteps, albeit from the stately surrounds of the newly launched Magellan Explorer; a ship so luxurious that it makes us yearn for a life at sea. Now that the White Continent is more accessible than ever, we’re pairing it with forays into Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, alongside a rare opportunity to explore the truly remote South Georgia Islands, home to Shackleton’s grave.

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If Kilimanjaro and Antarctica aren’t for you, fear not; our Travel Experts have picked their top 2020 destinations to visit above the equator too. From hiking in the Dolomites to bar-hopping in Tel Aviv, there’s something for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere.