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As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, it’s no surprise that as the heating bill cranks up and tea breaks become more frequent that thousands turn their minds to winter sun breaks and experiences. That unbeatable feeling of having the sun warm your bones in a tropical climate as the temperature gauge drops below freezing back home – that can represent true escapism.

And whether it’s an all-encompassing tour of the tropical paradise that is Costa Rica, camping in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, soaking up the rays on sunny Mauritius, or getting under the skin of Thai culture on a magical itinerary around South-East Asia, at Not In The Guidebooks we have a wide variety of winter sun breaks and itineraries that come with a 100% guarantee of beating those winter blues.

Popular Winter Sun Breaks

Longer Adventures

Culture and Traditions / Off the Beaten Track Holidays

£3942 pp

Longer Adventures

Off the Beaten Track Holidays

From £884 pp

Longer Adventures

Off the Beaten Track Holidays / Active Holidays

From £2232 pp

Longer Adventures

Off the Beaten Track Holidays / Local Experiences

From £946 pp

Longer Adventures

Active Holidays

From £4868 pp

Mini-Breaks

Off the Beaten Track Holidays

From £515 pp

Winter Sun Destinations

Winter Sun in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, squeezed on both sides by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, is guaranteed incredible weather year-round. Therefore, it's the ultimate winter sun destination for those searching for steaming jungles, magical cloud forests and pristine beaches.

Winter Sun in Thailand

Thailand is more than white sand beaches and the bars of Bangkok. It's also the ideal destination for a winter sun activity holiday, thanks to the rugged mountains and lush jungles in the north, and the tropical paradise islands off the south coast.

Winter Sun in Morocco

It might get cold at night, but even in the depths of winter you can be guaranteed winter sun in the scorching Sahara Desert. Head to Morocco for a winter sun holiday that explores ancient fortresses, bustling souks and Berber desert camps.

Winter Sun in Cambodia

Vine tangled temples in the jungle, glorious beaches, world-class cuisine, and best of all, year-round stunning weather makes Cambodia one of the very best winter sun activity holiday destinations. Get under the skin and get to know local life here - you won't regret it.

Winter Sun in Vietnam

One of the most compelling travel destinations on earth, Vietnam is a country of rich history and culture, incredible scenery and mouth-watering food. A cold beer and a steaming bowl of pho on a beach in January? Yes, please.

Winter Sun in Mauritius

The southern hemisphere is an obvious choice for a bit of winter sun, and the emerald isle sat in a sea of sapphire that is Mauritius is one of the very best destinations. Incredible scuba diving, beautiful beaches and a unique culture and cuisine await.

Why Choose Not In The Guidebooks

We source the best authentic, local experiences

  • Explore the country and places that most tourists don’t see
  • Find hidden gems & activities that really interest you

We are a global cooperative of the best local operators

  • Our local partners have a share in the success of our business
  • All our experiences support local communities, wildlife and environment

Private modular experiences to build your own itinerary

  • Create your own itinerary with as much or as little activity and relaxation as you want
  • There are some options for you to join a group for part of your trip

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