Unmissable Festivals

Travelling can be the most fun when it’s done to experience something unique. By “being there” for an annual event which is like no other (thanks to its rare tradition), you become part of its special history. What’s more, you don’t have to regret missing out on the fun or the inspiration that comes with taking part in something so memorable.

Here is a selection of festivals from around the globe which we think offers something for everyone. All of these festivals are large and popular (for different reasons) so you are sure to experience the WOW factor at all of them. Maybe it’s time to try out something new? After all, travel broadens the mind and having fun is just… FUN!

Sky Lantern Festival – Taiwan

Our calendar of must-see festivals begins in February at the Sky Lantern Festival in Taiwan. This peaceful festival has been going for thousands of years, with its tradition starting somewhere between 300BC and 200AD! Lanterns were originally used by towns and the military to signal danger or safety to others and we’re all really lucky that this wonderful tradition has been kept alive.

Travel to the island of Taiwan to be filled with fuzzy, happy feelings while watching tens of thousands of lanterns float off, illuminating the night sky (I wouldn’t want to have a thatch roof there)! The festival often has wonderful fireworks displays as a cherry on the top.

Our Package For You:
5 nights from R14 500 per person sharing

Valid from 01 – 28 February 2019.
Subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Included in your holiday:

  • Return airfare from Johannesburg
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Taipei
  • Daily breakfast
  • Enjoy releasing a sky lantern at Shifen and visit Ningxia Night Market to experience the nightlife of Taipei

For more information, call 087 808 2000 or click here.

Rio Carnival – Brazil

From a very peaceful celebration, we move south to Rio de Janeiro for an event that is definitely more boisterous! The Rio Carnival takes place just before Lent each year where millions (yes, millions!) of tourists flock to the sunny paradise for days filled with entertainment. Bright outfits and loud music fill the beachside streets in this incredible celebration.

When you are there make sure you take part in loads of outdoor dance classes as dancing and music are what this festival is really about. If dancing isn’t something you’d like to do, simply witnessing this amazing sight which attracts around 2 million people each day will definitely give you loads of life-long memories.

Our Package For You:
5 nights from R13 900 per person sharing

For departures 01 March – 10 March 2019.
Subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Included in your holiday:

  • Return airfare from Johannesburg
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at the Copacabana Rio Hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Estimated airport taxes

For more information, call 087 808 2000 or click here.

St. Patrick’s Day – Ireland

If the Rio Carnival sounds like it may be a bit too loud for you, consider heading over to Ireland to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17 March every year. Don’t expect this celebration to be any less festive though, as the Irish really love to celebrate the death of their foremost patron saint (Saint Patrick)!

The festival, which is all about dressing up in green clothing, drinking Guinness beer and eating good food, has become so popular that it is now the most widely celebrated national festival in the world! So, why not head over to Dublin to experience the real thing in March next year?

Our Package For You:
5 nights from R14 500 per person sharing

Valid for departure 10 March 2019.
Subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Included in your holiday:

  • Return airfare from Johannesburg
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Dublin
  • Daily breakfast
  • Skip the queue at the Guinness Storehouse

For more information, call 087 808 2000 or click here.

 

Cape Town International Jazz Festival – South Africa

Taking place in March every year, normally around Human Rights Day – 21 March, people come together on the streets of Cape Town to embrace different cultures in a very festive musical extravaganza! Visitors get to enjoy the sounds of world-class jazz (of course) and performances of blues, bluegrass and Ghoema can also be heard.

Part of the magic of this festival is the free outdoor concert, in Greenmarket Square, which is an unmissable event thanks to amazing weather, a vibrant crowd and some of the best jazz on the planet. A huge number of performances can also be enjoyed, in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, over two days which never fail to sell out!

Make March 2019 a magical month by heading to Cape Town to experience this gathering of talented, entertaining performers in the Mother City’s beautiful surroundings.

Our Package For You:
3 nights from R5 300 per person sharing

Valid from 01 March – 31 March 2019.
Subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Included in your holiday:

  • Return airfare from Johannesburg
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Cape Town
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1-Day Hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus ride
  • Estimated airport taxes

For more information, call 087 808 2000 or click here.

We hope this blog has inspired you to try something new which will be fun, entertaining, fulfilling and more! These festivals capture the beauty, passion and love of some truly unique cultures so why not have a mind-blowing experience where you’ll get to learn and understand more about these great traditions?

Happy travels!!

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