As we welcome the exquisite arrival of autumn, a captivating transformation sweeps across various corners of the world. Autumn holidays are highly considered as nature adorns itself in a resplendent array of colours, while harvest festivals abound as communities celebrate the season’s bounty. This is when vineyards come alive in New Zealand, complemented by food festivals showcasing the abundance of the season; in Patagonia, foliage in gold, red and orange paints a stunning contrast against the rugged terrain, while in Japan, maples create a mesmerizing spectacle known as “koyo”.
Wildlife is busy at this time of year too; whale sharks migrate off the coast of Tanzania, the drier climate in Zambia makes for excellent game viewing and the Arctic waters welcome whales to feed in its rich marine ecosystems.
Autumn’s arrival signals not only a change in weather but also a contemplative period, inviting us to pause and appreciate the transient beauty of nature’s cyclical rhythm – why not use this special time to escape somewhere to our Destination Experts’ favourite autumn holidays?
Trekking in Patagonia
Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Latin America with a trek through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Patagonia. The ideal time to experience this natural wonder is during the transitional period when the brisk summer winds subside, the first delicate snowflakes crown the mountain peaks and visitor numbers have dwindled. While the nights may be chilly, the days are often characterized by clear, invigorating crispness — perfect weather for trekking. This exhilarating journey can be combined with the wine harvest festivities in Mendoza for a taste of rural life and the finest wines in the region.