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MAX OUT YOUR VACAY!

20 TRIPS TO MAX OUT YOUR 2020 LEAVE

Long weekends are fun - but if you're looking for a bit more adventure and time to get further afield while stretching your annual leaves in 2020 then we're here to help!
 
We’ve teamed up with our friends at G Adventures to put together the best travel packages over next year's public holidays to help you max out your vacay! Embark on one of their small group adventure tours worldwide, at up to 15% off!


Talk to our Travel Experts instores, email us at sales@statravel.com.sg or drop us a Whatsapp message at 8134 3645 to chat about your holiday plans today.

New Year's Day

1st January 2020

Laos & Thailand

Days Away: 11

From $1,199Leave Used 6 days

Dates: 28th December 2019 to 7th January 2020
What's Included: 11D Laos to Thailand on a Shoestring tour & return flights

We’re staying in Asia for our first adventure and actually cheating a bit and flying out in December as it’s a great excuse to have NYE overseas! Starting in Vientiane and finishing in Bangkok, you could be wandering the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prubang, admiring the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng, slow-boating down the Mekong, exploring Chiang Mai and taking the overnight train down to Bangkok in time to catch your flight back to Singapore.

What We Love: Absolutely everything about Laos!

Chinese New Year

25th & 26th January 2020

Morocco

Days Away: 9

From $1,829Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th January 2020 to 2nd February 2020
What's Included: 7D G Adventures Moroccan Desert Adventure tour & return flights

If you’re fed up of visiting relatives and want to go somewhere where most people have no idea it’s Chinese New Year, then you couldn’t do much better than the deserts of northern Africa! Bask in the beauty of the Atlas Mountains? Check. Exploring Kasbahs? Check. Admiring the vastness of the Sahara? Check. What’s left? Going rock-climbing in the Todra Gorge to get your 2020 off to an adventurous start!

What We Love: Although they’re prone to spitting and biting, the camel ride in to the desert is a hard to beat experience!

Egypt

Days Away: 9

From $1,859Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th January 2020 to 2nd February 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Egypt on a Shoestring tour & return flights

Instead of spending another long weekend dodging questions about when you’re getting married and settling down, how about using just four days annual leave for a nine day trip to take in the highlights of Egypt. Overnight trains through the desert, boat cruises down the Nile and walks through the narrow streets of the bazaars in Cairo. Oh yeah, and check out the pyramids of course!

What We Love: Sleeping on board a felucca, underneath the stars, sailing down the Nile. Wow.

Zimbabwe

Days Away: 9

From $2,479Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th January 2020 to 2nd February 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Kruger, Falls & Zimbabwe tour & return flights

2020 might be the year of the rat, but go and check out some slightly bigger animals in southern Africa and better yet, avoid the crowds at Singapore Zoo! Kruger Park boasts the big five and Zimbabwe’s largely unexplored game-parks contain big concentrations of rhino. Cap off your trip with a visit to Chobe National Park and try and spot the elusive leopard…

What We Love: ‘The smoke that thunders’, i.e., the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls.

Mt Kilimanjaro

Days Away: 9

From $4,279Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th January 2020 to 2nd February 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route tour & return flights

Taking the extreme approach to a healthy CNY, not only will you dodge those calorific treats your grandparents force-feed you (whilst commenting on how much weight you’ve gained!) but you’ll also be able to boast of your fitness after tackling Africa’s highest peak! Six days of climbing will see you make it up and down the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, take in sunrise over the Helm Glacier at the summit and get breathtaking views across the plains of Tanzania. Simply life-changing.

​What We Love: It might be cold, hard-work and really challenging, but the feeling of success after summitting is almost impossible to beat.

Good Friday

10th April 2020

Iceland Winter

Days Away: 8

From $3,539Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 4th to 11th April 2020
What's Included: 7D G Adventures Iceland Winter tour & return flights

Hiking glaciers, snowshoeing through Þingvellir National Park, reflecting on life under the Northern Lights, and warming up in hot springs before spending two days in exploring colourful, cool Reykjavík. Make the most of the Easter weekend with a trip to Iceland at the end of the dark nights of winter.

What We Love: The bright dancing lights of the aurora. Almost impossible to describe and do it full justice.

Japan Express

Days Away: 9

From $3,599Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 4th to 12th April 2020
What's Included: 9D G Adventures Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo tour & return flights

Travelling from Osaka to Tokyo on bullet trains, trams, ferries and buses. Stay in ryokans and mountain monasteries. Visit Nijo Castle and Miyajima’s famous Torii Gate. And, most importantly, tuck in to all the food! All with your personal Japanese CEO (Chief Experience Officer) to give you insights, tips and experiences you simply can’t get on your own.

What We Love: Quite literally soaking up the local culture in the onsen hotsprings. Very relaxing!

Uganda & Rwanda

Days Away: 9

From $4,959Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 4th to 12th April 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda tour & return flights

Want to help support the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission to protect wildlife and empower local communities whilst getting up close and personal with both? Sign me up. Uganda and Rwanda are home to warthogs, elephants, buffalo, five different species of primates and hippos and you’ll be keeping your eyes peeled for them against the backdrop of the forests, volcanoes and lakes of Bwindi National Park. Good vibes and good times.

What We Love: Spending an incredible hour with a troop of gorillas after trekking through impenetrable forest to reach them. Words cannot describe.

Labour Day

1st May 2020

Golden Triangle

Days Away: 8

From $1,289Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 1st to 8th May 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Golden Triangle tour & return flights

Take advantage of the public holiday on the most significant day of the Buddhist calendar by embarking on your own spiritual journey around India’s Golden Triangle. Experience Delhi’s bustling markets, amber forts, pink cities and rural Rajasthan. Immerse yourself with the sights, smells and noise that is Northern India.

What We Love: The Taj Mahal. A pretty impressive monument to love, whether you’re a romantic or not.

Jordan

Days Away: 8

From $2,739Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 3rd to 10th May 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Highlights of Jordan tour & return flights

Ancient sights, lost cities and dramatic scenery. Jordan is much more than Petra, and you can experience it all in just nine days with only four days of annual leave! From the majestic desert to the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea – you can literally float your troubles away. With just four days of annual leave needed for this nine day trip, you can take in one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’!

What We Love: Although they’re prone to spitting and biting, the camel ride in to the desert is a hard to beat experience!

Vesak Day

1st May & 7th May 2020

Sri Lanka

Days Away: 12

From $1,609Leave Used 7 days

​Dates: 26th April 2020 to 7th of May 2020
What's Included: 12D G Adventures Sri Lanka on a Shoestring tour & return flights

Beautiful beaches, friendly people, breathtaking mountain scenery, tea plantations going for miles, tasty food, windswept forts and UNESCO sites aplenty. Whilst Sri Lanka has been through some tough times, it’s an amazing introduction to the subcontinent and one of our favourite destinations in the world.

What We Love: We love kottu roti washed down with a Lion beer, but the highlight has to be the rock fortress of Siguiriya. Well worth the climb!

Everest Camp

Days Away: 15

From $2,049Leave Used 8 days

Dates: 25th April 2020 to 9th May 2020
What's Included: 15D G Adventures Everest Base Camp Trek tour & return flights

Between the work you’ll have to put in to climb up to Everest’s base camp and the spiritualism of the Himalaya, Vesak Day and Labour Day are the perfect public holidays to take advantage of to launch your expedition to hike to 5,380 metres above sea level. This trip takes place around the small summit window that climbers have to get to the top of the world, so you’ll be mixing it with the good and the great of the climbing world!

What We Love: With this the peak season for summit attempts, watching people crossing the Khumbu icefall with fear, admiration and excitement.

Absolute Turkey

Days Away: 15

From $2,999Leave Used 8 days

Dates: 26th April 2020 to 10th May 2020
What's Included: 15D G Adventures Absolute Turkey tour & return flights

Put the two public holidays in May to good use with an in-depth exploration of Turkey. Get lost in amongst the fifteen million inhabitants of Istanbul – so big it straddles two continents! Feast on dolma, baklava, meze and rich coffee. Time to pack your belly and feed full of food. We’re salivating just thinking about it…

What We Love: No originality here – watching the hot air balloons over the unique landscape of Cappadocia. No filter needed.

Nairobi

Days Away: 11

From $3,349Leave Used 5 days

Dates: 1st to 11th May 2020
What's Included: 15D G Adventures Nairobi to Zanzibar Adventure tour & return flights

If your childhood memories of the Lion King have been rekindled recently (however impressive the updated version is), perhaps it’s time to experience the real thing. The trip from Nairobi to Zanzibar through Tanzania packs in everything you think of when you conjure up mental images of Africa. Think Serengeti National Park crammed full of nature and wildlife, the cobbled streets and sandy beaches of Zanzibar and the majestic Kili as a backdrop. Hakuna Matata – it means no worries (in Swahili!).

What We Love: The Ngorongoro Crater. A natural game reserve formed by a meteorite where the Big Five roam free.

Trans-Mongolian

Days Away: 16

From $3,889Leave Used 8 days

Dates: 25th April to the 10th May 2020
What's Included: 16D G Adventures Trans-Mongolian Adventure tour & return flights

It’s 7,621km from Moscow to Beijing and this epic train journey will take you through the heart of Russia, the ancient Lake Baikal, the Gobi desert, the ger camps of Mongolia, before taking you into China’s sprawling capital. Swap your crowded MRT commute for sleeper cabins, dining cars and warming vodkas whilst embarking on one of the classic cross-continental journeys.

What We Love: What We Love: Starting in one iconic city, finishing in another and experiencing the vastness of everything in between. All whilst sharing laughs (and drinks!) with fellow passengers.

Peru

Days Away: 15

From $4,339Leave Used 8 days

Dates: 26th April 2020 to the 10th May 2020
What's Included: 14D G Adventures Peru on a Shoestring tour & return flights

Watching condors soar below you at the Colca Canyon, seeing the Nazca Lines from the air, wandering the cobbled streets of Cusco and trekking your way up the fabled Inca Trail to experience sunrise over the ruins of Machu Picchu. South America is not the easiest place to get to from Singapore, so take advantage of the double public holiday in May and head off to Peru to explore the highlights of this magnificent country.

What We Love: Watching people coerce and cajole llamas to become the perfect prop in their photos of Machu Picchu!

Hari Raya Haji

31st July 2020

Sailing Croatia

Days Away: 9

From $2,999Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th July 2020 to 2nd August 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Sailing Croatia - Dubrovnik to Split tour & return flights

If you like the atas life but don’t love the price-tag it comes with, then this could be the trip for you. Imagine sailing on a yacht along the Dalmatian coast and exploring Croatia’s collection of Roman ruins, secluded beaches and isles. Discover charming villages and stunning scenery as you sail from Dubrovnik to Split, with beach barbeques, snorkeling and hiking along the way! There’s only eight people aboard, giving you the millionaire’s experience without having to apply for six credit cards.

What We Love: Exploring the streets of the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, from cliff-top bars to back-alley restaurants and open-air concerts. Incredible!

Amalfi Coast

Days Away: 9

From $3,419Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th July 2020 to 2nd August 2020
What's Included: 9D G Adventures Amalfi Coast tour & return flights

Hit Europe at the height of summer and live like a local. Stay in a 17th century monastery, work off delicious homecooked meals by hiking the mountain trails, explore the ruins of Pompei, plunge in to the cooling waters of the Med and eat as much as you possibly can at every single opportunity! Lots of walking, swimming and cooking will help you from coming back to Singapore 10kg heavier after spending a week in one of the most incredible corners of Europe.

What We Love: Pizza, pasta, wine, gelato, cheese, chocolate, tiramisu… Die die, must try. Absolutely everything.

Alaska & Denali

Days Away: 9

From $3,949Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 25th July 2020 to 2nd August 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Alaska Kenai & Denali Adventure tour & return flights

Donald Trump might not have been able to get his hands on Greenland, but Alaska was actually purchased from Russia in 1867. History lesson over! From icefields and glaciers to forests and national parks. If you’re wanting to venture ‘Into the Wild’, then this trip will take you geographically and contrastingly as far from Singapore as you could really get. 18 hours a day of daylight will give you plenty of time to explore one of America’s remotest regions.

What We Love: Denali National Park. Bears, moose and caribou all against a stunning backdrop. Get your camera ready!

National Day

9th August 2020

Thai Hilltribes

Days Away: 8

From $829Leave Used 4 days

Dates: 8th to 15th August 2020
What's Included: 8D G Adventures Northern Hilltribes & Villages tour & return flights

We’ll end as we started, with a quick trip up to Thailand, but this time starting and finishing up in Bangkok. It’s not all city vibes though - experience eating, sleeping and hiking with northern Thailand’s hilltribes. Head back to historic Chiang Mai to rest and recuperate after three days of gentle hiking. Ahhh.

What We Love: Getting up close and personal with the hilltribes and staying with them in their huts for a unique take on a hotel!