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10 unique ways to spend Christmas

Story by KE Adventure Travel


Sprinkle some spice on your Christmas and celebrate the festive season somewhere completely different. We've put together 10 of our holidays where you could waKE up somewhere really spectacular. Make this years festive break one that you will never forget.

Trekking in Guatemala1. Guatemala's Magnificent Seven

Spend your Christmas evening camping with sensational views east to San Pedro, Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes and west to Santa Maria, Santiaguito and Guatemala's highest - Tajamulco. This holiday is simply exploding with volcanic peaks, charming cities, bird's eye views and world premier archaeological sites.

> Take me to Guatemala this Christmas

Morocco in winter2. Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter

Enjoy exploring the souks of Marrakech on Christmas morning before heading towards the Atlas mountains to relax with a cup of Moroccan mint tea in an old kasbah above the village of Imlil. Enjoy spending time with the Berber people before heading out on your winter trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal.

> Take me to Morocco this Christmas

Ethiopia adventure holiday3. Ethiopian Simien Mountains Explorer

Fly to Gondar, one of Ethiopia's largest and most impressive cities. With its walled Royal enclosure and medieval-looking castles, enjoy an afternoon history tour around this impressive hilltop town before relaxing and preparing for one of the best trekking adventures of your life! A cultural start to your Christmas day.

> Take me to Ethiopia this Christmas

Costa Rica4. Costa Rica Walks and Wildlife

Imagine standing at the edge of a crater rim with views of a bubbling turquoise crater lake through the steamy mist, then walking through a dense cloud forest to a second crater lake filled with cold water before spending the night in a small town at the foot of the Arenal Volcano! - That's a pretty hot christmas day!

> Take me to Costa Rica this Christmas

Everest Basecamp Trek5. Everest Base Camp

The afternoon on this special day is when you get to see the magnificant Everest for the very first time. You will have just walked over a high suspension bridge having enjoyed river walks through wooded valley in the Khumbu National park, climbing gradually to Namche Bazaar. A Christmas you will never forget!

> Take me to Nepal this Christmas

Jordan trek Dana to Petra6. Jordan's Dana to Petra Trek

On Christmas morning you'll head into the Dana Nature Reserve to meet your trek crew and guide for your first day's walk. A nice easy downhill trek through wide open valleys flanked by the Dana mountains. Enjoy a social Christmas evening in your camp with your new found friends before enjoying a week of Petra, sandstone canyons and desert stars.

> Take me to Jordan this Christmas

Best of Northern India7. Best of Northern India

Have a wild start to your Christmas on a game drive in the Ranthambore National Park searching for tigers before heading to the well-preserved former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri. Enjoy this world heritage site before heading to the famous Taj Mahal - An Iconic Christmas Day!

> Take me to India this Christmas

Oman adventure trekking holiday8. Oman Adventure Trekking

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas morning with a swim in your hotel pool or a walk on the nearby palm tree-lined beach before heading off to explore Muscat City. This whole trekking holiday is perfect for discovering the forgotten Middle East and experiencing authentic Arabia.

> Take me to Oman this Christmas

Cycling in Rajasthan India9. Cycling Tour of Rajasthan

Ride through the quiet backroads and sleepy villages on your Christmas morning in Rajasthan. See some of the highlights in Udaipur, Jaipur, a game drive in search of tigers at Sariska and the magnificent Taj Mahal. All of this at a leisurely pace, with full vehicle support and a professional cycling guide.

> Take me to India this Christmas

Family holiday in Thailand10. Thailand - Bamboo and Buddhas Family Adventure

Float down the Mae Tang River on a bamboo raft, visit the hill tribes of Baan Pong Ngan, have lunch in Shan village and enjoy some Christmas day shopping with the family at the Sunday street market in Chang Mai. That's a Christmas the kids will never forget.

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