6 Places to Travel in November

Arguably the greyest, most miserable month of the year. It’s when the cold winter season truly announces itself. The sun only makes an appearance for about 8 hours if you’re in the United Kingdom, if you’re lucky you just might see it outside of working hours! It’s the same every year. So this year, why not get away from the start of winter and have a break before the inevitably hectic festive season? Here are our favourite Untravelled Paths Experiences for November, so come join us and make this November one of the brighter months of the year.

The Hot Air Ballooning Experience

Our Hot Air Ballooning Experience starts in Istanbul, a city you can visit year-round, and in November offers mild temperatures, regular blue skies, and fewer crowds. Ideal conditions for exploring this mesmerising capital, marvel at the Blue Mosque, barter at the Grand Bazaar, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Beyoglu district, or relax in one of the gorgeous traditional hammams. Then, for that little bit of magic travel to the otherworldly Cappadocia for the fairytale ending drifting over the cave towns and rock-face churches – pure bliss!

Top 5 Highlights

  • Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Quad Biking through Cappadocia
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

The Mini Bosnia Experience

One of our newest experiences, the Mini Bosnia Experience, packs a real punch, and whisper it quietly, November just might be one of the best months to travel to this increasingly popular destination. With a temperate climate in the south near Adriatic and snow-capped mountains surrounding Sarajevo, you could argue you’re getting the best of both worlds. Explore Dubrovnik’s narrow streets, stroll through the jungle-like forest to Kravica Waterfalls, reflect at the peaceful setting of Blahaj Monastery, and enjoy lunch while looking over the seemly impossibly picturesque Mostar Bridge. Finally, immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and history of one of Europe’s most enigmatic capitals, helped every step of the way by the warm hospitality of the locals.

Top 5 Highlights

  • Dubrovnik
  • Kravica Waterfalls
  • Blagaj Monastery
  • Mostar Bridge
  • Sarajevo

The Lapland Experience

Northern Lights, huskies, traditional saunas, glass igloo accommodation, even Santa Claus! It could only be Lapland and our Lapland Experience has it all! It’s hard not to be taken by this mysterious, tranquil, silent winter wonderland where if you’re lucky you’ll experience the aurora borealis dancing over it. If you do then there is no better way of appreciating it than from our glass igloo and box accommodations and the comfort of your own cosy bed, it really doesn’t get any more magical than that! November is the ideal time to visit to see the Northern Lights and it’s just before peak season so the prices are cheaper than the rest of the winter.

Top 5 Highlights

  • Traditional Spa & Sauna
  • Lapland Winter Activities
  • Glass Igloo Accommodation
  • Glass Box Accommodation
  • Northern Lights

There is no better deal than our 25% off Group Discount for our trip starting the 30th of November, but if you’re interested you’ll need to contact us quickly as there are 2 places left!

The Dolce Vita Puglia Experience

Our Dolce Vita Puglia Experience really does sell itself! Delicious fresh food paired with the divine, full-flavoured local wine, beautiful laid-back Italian towns, and unique character-filled accommodation, what’s not to like! With moderate but very pleasant temperatures, very little rain, and that tranquil feeling of off-season, making a visit to southern Italy in November very appealing. Learn to cook tasty local Italian food, explore the caves of the Sassi in Matera, learn about and taste the best olive oil, make pasta with Bari’s “Mamas” and even stay in a traditional Trullo in Alberobello. So come join us and experience the beautiful life!

Top 5 Highlights

  • Cooking Class & Wine Tasting
  • Olive Oil tasting and tour
  • Pasta Making with the Mamas
  • The Trullo of Alberobello
  • Matera’s Sassi

The Sahara Experience

Morocco is a destination that truly awakens the senses, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world! And there are few better adventures than our Sahara Desert Experience, where you take a journey from Marrakesh through the Atlas mountains, the arid Dades Valley, and into the giant sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. Set out on your camel at sunset with your local Berber guide before watching the sunset over the Sahara creating a moment of awe and contemplation before heading back to your camp for dinner under the stars and a snuggle around the campfire. Finally, you’ll have a couple of days to relax at the delightful Kasbah Bab Ourika before returning home! Morocco in November offers splendid temperatures of around 23 °C so you’re not happing to deal with oppressive heat while bartering in the souks of Marrakesh or when sleeping in the desert.

Top 5 Highlights

  • Marrakesh and the souks of the Medina
  • Gorgeous Atlas Mountains Accommodation
  • Visiting the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou
  • Sunset Camel through the sand dunes of the Sahara
  • Dinner by the campfire under an implausible number of stars

For those who can’t take too long off work then why not consider our shorter 4-night Mini Sahara Desert Experience?

The Western Cape Safari Experience

South Africa’s Western Cape is a great option for those looking to flee Europe for some proper summer sun in November. The spectacular city of Cape Town has a vibrant restaurant scene, sandy white beaches, mountains, wildlife, marine life and of course the Winelands! Once you’ve thoroughly immersed yourself in everything Cape Town you’ll take the journey along the famous Garden Route from Hermanus, through Wilderness and onto Plettenberg Bay enjoying the impressive scenery and the array of unique activities along the way such as wildlife sanctuaries, ski diving and swimming with seals. Then finally enjoy a once in a lifetime must-do, your safari, making for the perfect end to your adventure. Come join us this November on our Western Cape Safari Experience, you won’t regret it!

Top 5 Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Penguins of Boulders Beach
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries of Knysna
  • Franschhoek and its wine farms
  • Big 5 Safari

If you fancy taking a break from what will be an inevitably dark and cold November (if you’re UK based anyway!) and would like to join us for any of the experiences above, then please don’t hesitate to get contact us.

Written by James Chisnall