Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove. When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn,
Peru’s largest jungle city, Iquitos stands on the west bank of the Amazon river and is completely isolated except by air and river. It was founded in the 1750s as a Jesuit mission, fending off attacks from indigenous tribes who didn’t want to be converted. The tiny settlement survived and slowly grew until the late 19th century rubber boom transformed it from a centre of poverty to one of great wealth. The boom soon collapsed, however, and Iquitos suffered economic decline for several decades until an oil boom in the 1960s revitalised the area and turned Iquitos into the prosperous town it is today. Iquitos is also a starting point for cruises that navigate the upper reaches of the Amazon river.
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Avoid seasonal extremes, enjoy sweet-scented blossoms and spend Easter somewhere new, when you travel in spring. As winter thaws and new life
Whether you wish to embrace the season or escape it, these destinations guarantee an unforgettable winter journey. Contemplating a winter holiday? Then
Truly exclusive and exceptionally luxurious.
Very high class accommodation with superb facilities and service.
High standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Good standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms but limited facilities.
Very modest with shared bathrooms and minimal facilities