Top 5 Holiday Destinations For March
It’s that time again. All the bookings have been counted, and we can now reveal the top 5 most popular destinations for March. This month, we thought we’d take a look at the kind of family adventures you could be having if you were to jet off to one of the favourites…
Book a scuba diving tour and you’ll see why this part of the world is famed for its underwater action. More than 1,200 species of fish have been discovered here, and, among the Technicolor coral gardens, you’ll spot rainbow parrot fish, giant puffer fish and huge manta rays. Some of the species are only found in this corner of the globe, so if you’re lucky, you’ll see something unique. Don’t be nervous about bringing little ones, either – you’ll have a practice dive with an expert instructor before you venture into the Red Sea depths, and they’ll sort you out with all the need-to-have kit.
If you fancy journeying back to a time of jostling knights and fair maidens, Medieval Night is just the ticket. This exciting dinner show is set in a castle that looks like it’s been catapulted straight from the Middle Ages. Families get to greet the King and Queen before taking their seats around a sandy arena. Then, the trumpets will sound, signalling the start of a battle filled with clashing swords and galloping horses. Your dinner will be suitably themed, as well – think giant chicken drumsticks and bedazzled goblets filled with wine.
This one might not be great for smaller visitors, but teens will absolutely love it. Go for a 4×4 safari and you’ll be climbing into a Jeep to bump up and down the craggy Lanzarote terrain. It’ll give you a great look at the island’s black volcanic scenery, not to mention some first-rate sea views as you trundle past the coast. There are usually plenty of photo stops at particularly pretty areas, and lunch tends to be thrown in – usually with some local specialities on the menu.
Dig out your cowboy boots and grab those lassos – you’ll need them at Rancho Grande, the biggest horse ranch in Majorca. Tours here include pony and donkey rides for mini cowboys and cowgirls, and horse treks into the countryside and authentic wagon rides for grown-ups. The ranch is hidden away in a beautiful, rural corner of the island. In other words, you’ll feel just like you’ve landed on a Clint Eastwood film set.
It’s got UNESCO’s stamp of approval and it’s been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, so it’s fair to say that Chichén Itzá is a bit of a big deal. It was an important capital city for the Mayans back in the day, but now looks like it’s been lifted from an Indiana Jones movie – all crumbling pyramids and jungle-encased temples. It’s probably not ideal for little ones, but school-age kids can check out the iconic Kukulkan pyramid, the Temple of the Jaguars, and the grisly Tzompantli bench – where the heads of sacrificial victims were once displayed. Beats an old-fashioned history lesson any day!
For booking information and the full run-down of trips on offer across all of our destinations, check out http://excursions.firstchoice.co.uk/