Visit India in March and you can combine a tour of Rajasthan's palaces, temples and tigers with the exuberant festivities of Holi, India’s most dazzling celebration (celebrated on 2nd March), when streets throughout the country are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour. March is also a great month for festivals and wildflowers in Bhutan, and it remains a prime time to visit South Africa’s Western and Eastern Cape...


Alternatively, you can embrace the last of winter and head for the crisp clear skies and snow-capped mountains of Bhutan. Paro Tsechu (festival) is held for 5 days beginning on the 10th Day of 2nd Bhutanese lunar month every year and in 2018 it is from March 27-31. The Paro festival is the most popular religious dance festival in Bhutan and is a wonderful way to witness the Bhutanese’s rich culture and history. Due to open in early 2018, the Six Senses Bhutan circuit is one of Asia’s most anticipated openings. Located in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang – guests will be able to embark on a ‘Six Senses Journey’ between each lodge, exploring Bhutan in style. Each of the Six Senses lodge locations will boast incredible views, in particular the lodge in Punakha which overlooks the Mo Chu River, and Gangtey, which has views of the Phobjika Valley. Guests will have the option to visit all five lodges or a combination, with itineraries designed around the various experiences unique to each location. We are also really excited about the new Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary near Paro, which will provide respite for the mind and body, connecting its guests with the unique Buddhist spirituality of Bhutan. 


We are still raving about our stay at La Cle des Montagnes last December, a collection of individually designed private villas in the heart of Franschhoek, South Africa. Stay for three nights at La Cle Villas and then head east for three nights on safari at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and we'll throw in a complimentary full day adventure with Escape+Explore valued at over R10 000.  More exciting news, from 20 February 2018 the team at La Cle will be launching the brand new La Cle Country Lodge (photos to follow). Our trusted sources tell us La Cle Country Lodge is going to be superb so watch this space! 

Alice Callander