Where to Travel in February
So you’ve managed to get over your January blues and now your ready kick start your year in style. Discover our extensive guide on where we think you should visit for February 2020. Join the biggest party on the planet at Rio Carnival or take advantage of the fresh snow on the French Alps.
France is a country in which you can spend nearly every type of holiday. From city breaks to Paris to ski trips in the Alps here at Aspen Travel we want you to experience France the right way. Or discover the beautiful French countryside on one of our many rail journeys or experience it a different way on board a relaxing river cruise.
Travelling in February means you can make the most of the snowy mountains and amazing ski this time of the year. It also means cheap air fare and less crowded tourist spots especially in the big cities like Paris for example.
Being one of the major tourist spots in Europe, France has so much to see and do so it all depends on what type of holiday your really after. One of the most obvious destinations for any visitor has to be Paris or ‘The City of Love’ the perfect place to impress the better half on Valentines day.
Home to the famous Eiffel Tower which sparkles in the night and is simply a must see if your in the city, or head to Louvre and gaze in awe at the historic art such as the Mona Lisa on display in this highly impressive art gallery. Standing tall in the centre of the city is the Notre Damn Cathedral, this 800 year old piece of history is iconic through out the world even after the recent fire which brought together a number of millionaires to quickly rebuild this impressive structure to it’s original state.
Other highlights include Mont Saint-Michel located in Normandy in the north of France – an island like no other built in the medieval times and still standing to this day. You simply have to see it to appreciate the location and structure of it. Even after all these years it’s kept its character and history making it one of Europe’s unforgettable landmarks.
France is also great for river cruising with the main waterways in the country being the following rivers. The Seine which travels through Paris and the northern parts of the country with many historic cities along the banks. If your looking to indulge in some of the best wines and food on the planet then set sail down the Burgundy France also offers a great entry to other stunning rivers in Europe as you can flow down past Strasbourg and start your journey onto the River Rhine in which is a very common route for a lot of our best river cruise operators.
France is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for ski goers and it is easy to understand why with such great resorts dotted around the country. Club Med have a number of incredible ski resorts to boast about in France in all the best locations with a lot of snow expected in the winter months such as February. Visit their Alpe d’Huez resort which is perfect for every type of ski holiday from beginners to expert level set in the Savoie ski area. If the family are coming along bring them to Les Arcs Panoramawhich is easily accessible, close to the slopes and has stunning views of Mont Blanc and the Tarentaise Valley.
Other popular resorts are Val D’Isere and Aime La Plagne both also tucked away in the French Alps and offer stunning luxury all inclusive whilst also being able to provide the some of the best skiing in Europe. Here at Aspen Travel we have a very close relationship with Club Med and can offer you the very best deals and packages for you to book today, also if you decide to book through us we can arrange free ski passes and many more great offers – contact us now by clicking here
Discover our favourite French Club Med Ski Resorts:
Club Med Peisey Vallandry, France
In the Savoy region, opposite Mont Blanc, Club Med Peisey Vallandry is a great choice…
Club Med Alpe dHuez, France
Located on the slopes of the Savoie mountain area, with access to hundreds of kilometres…
Club Med Val dIsere, France
The Val DIsre ski region is one of the big-name areas in French Alpine skiing…
One of the most fascinating places on the planet, Brazil is home to golden sand beaches, flourishing rainforests and mysterious wildlife. Explore the Amazon, discover hidden waterfalls or party all night on Copacabana beach. We have a number of escorted tours in which can integrate all these iconic Brazillian experiences.
Brazil during the month of February is popular amongst travellers for many reasons. It’s the month of Carnival – known to be the biggest party on the planet. The weather in Brazil is pretty hot all year with temperatures rarely falling below 68 degrees and humidity levels lower at the beginning of the year. When it comes to spotting wildlife the wetter months offer the best opportunities. However, with our selection of wildlife tours to Brazil, you can expect to have an incredible experience.
Brazil being the size it is means there’s a lot to explore, from hiking through national parks like Parque Nacional da Tijuca to cable carts over Rio De Janeiro. Carry on reading to discover some of the best tours available to Brazil from our trusted operators.
Starting like many in the iconic city that is Rio De Janeiro, home to Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain and that’s just to get us started. One of the seven wonders of the world Christ the Redeemer is a must-see attraction when you are visiting Rio. Sitting 2,330 feet above the city providing stunning views of the surrounding bays and favelas adding to the colour of one of the best views in the world. Jardim Botanico is up next on what to see in Rio, spread across more than 340 acres of tropical paradise and home to around 6,000 indigenous species of flora.
Now onto what Rio is most famous for, its beaches. Two of the main beaches people tend to head to are Ipanema Beach as well as Copacabana Beach full of locals playing volleyball and strutting their stuff. These beautiful stretches of sand both around two miles long host parties throughout the year and come alive during Carnival which takes place in February every year!
If its a sense of adventure you are after then take on a journey to the Amazon rainforest. Head deep into the jungle on one of the many tours we run to this part of Brazil, expect to see astonishing wildlife in one of the most unique settings on the planet. Take a cruise down the river itself, or take part in one of the treks through the jungle to really get the feeling your part of the wilderness. Our favourite tour companies who specialise in adventure holidays to the remote parts of the Amazon will take care of all the hard work and give you an unforgettable experience. Contact us today and we will help find the perfect tour for you!
Another popular attraction found on the border of Argentina and Brazil are the Iguazu Falls – the largest falls in the world and quite the spectacle if you can fit them into your trip. They stretch in width for around 2.7km making them twice as big as the Niagara Falls. So as you can imagine they are to be experienced in person to truly understand the sheer magnitude of them.
If it’s more of a relaxed experience you are after then why not visit one of Club Med’s two stunning resorts (listed below) all set in paradise, or even include these as part of your tour of Brazil/South America and get the best of both world with all-inclusive luxury combined with your amazing adventure holiday.
Club Med Trancoso. Brazil
Downbelow, a long sandy beach runs along the oceans edge, a fabulous view that you…
Club Med Rio Das Pedras, Brazil
For those keen to experience this legendary flora and fauna firsthand, the resort of Rio…
Club Med Itaparica, Brazil
Itaparica is a pretty town on an island of the same name, just off the…