Holidays 2019: Stop dreaming, start planning
Now is the time to organise your holiday plans for 2019 and Oroko are the perfect travel partners
Halong Bay in Vietnam, South East Asia
As the memories of summer fade and evenings begin to get shorter, thoughts of booking a dream holiday in 2019 begin to brighten the colder months. To ensure you get the best value, now is the best time to book your holiday for next year.
As Ireland’s only dedicated luxury, tailored travel business, Oroko can create a trip that you will remember forever. Oroko listen to your needs and tailor the perfect holiday for you, with some of the very best accommodation and visitor experiences in the world.
Here are some of Oroko’s top recommendations for 2019:
Vietnam, South East Asia
Visitors to Vietnam say it is a place that touches the soul. On a trip here, you will experience its remarkable history, majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan cities. See the history of Hanoi, the excitement of Ho Chi Minh City, cruise along Halong Bay and see the floating markets of the Mekong Delta. This country is full of ancient sights, beautiful scenery and exceptional dining experiences.
Best time to go: November to March.
Suggested itinerary: 12 nights Hanoi, Halong Bay cruise, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta, private transfers, luxury colonial-style accommodation and private touring from €3,499pp, including flights.
Oroko travel tip: Combine your trip to Vietnam with Cambodia, there are frequent flights between the countries.
Sri Lanka, South Asia
This captivating country is home to stunning national parks with leopards, lush jungle, temples, gorgeous beaches, UNESCO-listed sites and some of the finest street food in the world.
Sri Lanka is one of the smaller Asian countries so you can fit a lot in. It is a three-in-one destination where you can experience historic sites, a dash of wildlife, and the chance to relax on a beautiful sandy beach.
Best time to travel: December to August.
Suggested itinerary: 12 nights in Colombo, Cultural North including Kegalle and Dambulla, private driver and guides to show you around the country, luxury boutique accommodation, leopard safari at Wilpattu and relaxing south coast beach stay, from €3,699pp including flights.
Oroko travel tip: This destination is great for families and honeymooners.
To experience something completely different without the long-haul flight, the “Red City” of Marrakech is a fantastic option. This incredible city is on the edge of the Sahara desert and less than a four-hour flight away. You will see world-class craftsmanship, amazing food, sensational buzzing markets and historical sites, all in blissful sunshine.
Best time to travel: March to June or September to November.
Suggested itinerary: Seven nights in Marrakech, including handpicked luxury accommodation, exploration of Marrakech with a private guide, unique souk tour with a local food expert, from €1,999pp flights included.
Oroko travel tip: Marrakech is ideal for adventurous, active and culturally interested families.
If you are seeking adventure, diverse geography and great food and wine experiences, South Africa is the perfect destination. It has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the most awesome scenery in the world. Here you can experience the primal wilderness of safaris, whale watching or for the wine lover, find out why South African wine is so beloved by visiting the renowned vineyards.
Best time to travel: Year round.
Suggested itinerary: 10 nights in South Africa including Cape Town, Franschhoek and private game reserve safari with private driver and guides, from €2,999pp, including flights.
Oroko travel tip: The South African rand offers great value to the euro so there has never been a better time to visit.
India, South Asia
Anyone who visits India leaves with lifelong memories. This is one of the most chaotic, colourful, spiritual countries in the world. A trip here can feel daunting as you might not know where to begin. Oroko create sensational itineraries to allow you to experience the history, culture, landscapes and beauty of this incredible country with everything from safari to historical cities.
Best time to go: February to May or September to November
Suggested itinerary: 14 nights Mumbai, Udaipur, Agra Jaipur, Rajasthan, palatial accommodation. Tiger safari at Ranthambore National Park with private drivers and guides and a range of tours and experiences, from €4,999pp, including flights.
Oroko travel tip: In India you can experience old-world luxury in a very affordable way.
Why book with Oroko
Expertly tailored travel
Oroko are experts at tailored holidays, taking the stress from the planning process so you can spend more time enjoying your trip.
Save time and money
Oroko do all the hard work when it comes to planning your trip and they offer excellent value for money on every component of your trip.
After years of travelling the world, the Oroko team have trusted local partners, guides and connections with superb hotels and resorts.
Everything is looked after
Oroko arrange everything, from airport check-in to complimentary fast track and even a Butlers coffee before you fly.