10 unexpected destinations to visit with Thomson
From glorious far-flung beaches to exciting cities, it's time to get your travel fix
For an island smaller than Scotland, Sri Lanka has plenty to keep you busy. Visit world-famous tea plantations, explore elephant-filled national parks, and chill out on a white-sand beach. You can fly there direct from London Gatwick with Thomson Airways between November and April.
Sandwiched between fast-paced America and the laidback Caribbean, Miami serves up a winning combination of top restaurants, knockout beaches and designer shops. Thanks to Thomson’s flexible flying, you can choose between a three-night break, a two-week holiday, and everything in between.
Few places are as diverse as Costa Rica. This country has everything from exotic beaches and volcanic peaks, to tropical rainforests and bubbling springs. Plus, it’s packed with incredible wildlife, like hummingbirds, monkeys and sloths.
Having stood in the shadow of Thailand for so long, Vietnam is now the rising star of south-east Asia. So it’s unsurprising that Thomson has launched holidays there for winter 2017. With ancient temples, lantern-lit cities and hidden islands, Vietnam is full of treasures – and now you can see them all for yourself.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town was recently voted the best city in the world, and it’s easy to see why. Here, you can hop between beaches, vineyards and dramatic mountains, or head into the wilderness on an unforgettable safari. To experience South Africa in all its glory, check out Thomson’s 10-day tour.
Imagine secluded coves and gin-clear waters, peppered with luxurious boutique hotels. A popular honeymoon destination, St Lucia truly is heaven on earth. But this tropical isle isn’t just about the beaches. If you go exploring, you’ll soon find lush rainforests, towering volcanoes and tumbling waterfalls.
New York, USA
It’s probably the most famous city on the planet, and New York doesn’t disappoint. You can see all the highlights of the Big Apple, from Times Square to the Empire State Building and Central Park. Plus, when you book with Thomson, all your flights, accommodation and transfers are included in one great-value price.
If you’ve always wanted to travel to India, now’s your chance. Goa is packed with authentic markets, European architecture and Caribbean-like beaches. And, if you want to travel further afield, you can take a three-day trip to visit the iconic Taj Mahal.
Where better to go on holiday than the Land of Smiles? From lively Bangkok to picturesque Krabi, Thailand is a multicultural mixture of tranquil temples, stop-and-stare beaches, and all-night parties. And, of course, it serves up some of the tastiest food in the world.