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4 Expert Destination Tips For September

Clive Wedderburn August 26, 2015

Here's a quick round-up of what's happening around the world in our September edition of Dates for your Diary. So if you are planning that perfect round the world trip try considering a few of these exciting travel ideas.  

 
Singapore Grand Prix 
 
 
Singapore - what a stunning city, full of food adventures, amazing architecture, a cultural smorgasbord and fascinating living history lesson all rolled into one. This state-of-the-art city-state has become the go-to Asian destination and will host one of the best looking Grands Prix on the world circuit.
 
 
If you can get a room at the Marina Bay Sands hotel with rooftop infinity pool overlooking the race track, you will be the envy of every petrol-head in the universe. 
 
Whale-watching at Hermanus, South Africa 
 
The best time to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is from September to November. It's one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world and you can see them from the beach, the famous cliff path, by boat or even from the air on a flight.
 
 
Seeing whales is pretty much guaranteed in September and for the adventurous we recommend a guided sea kayaking trip so you can watch whales and enjoy the spectacular coastline.
  
For direct sea views and your own ringside seat (binoculars please) reserve a suite at Les Baleines Hermanus or for an extreme close up they can also arrange for you to go diving with sharks, should you so wish.
 
 
Elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka  
 
Go to Minneriya National Park during the dry season (June to September) to observe large numbers of Asian elephants who come to bathe and graze at the Minneriya Tank, which is the central feature of the park.
 
 
A once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will also get to see huge flocks of birds that come to fish in the waters. To experience this and many other awe-inspiring sights of the Indian Ocean, combine your tour of Sri Lanka with a holiday in the Maldives
 
Aloha Festivals of Hawaii
 
Each year at the end of August and throughout September, the annual six-week Aloha Festivals draw thousands to the island of Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Oahu.
 
 
There are over 500 events which celebrate Hawaii's heritage and culture. They were first held in 1946 and attract more than one million people across the islands. If you ever dreamed of discovering the colour and culture of one of the world’s most beautiful island chains, this would be the perfect opportunity. 
 
Take a peek at our Travel Planner more inspirational travel tips and holiday ideas.
 

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