As we know, a new year would normally bring with it resolutions, fresh beginnings and, for those who love to travel, an exciting new batch of bucket-list destinations. Now the world is starting to open again for some well-deserved travel experiences, Donegal Woman with TD active Holidays want to help you fall in love with travel again in 2022.

From the uncultivated beauty of Patagonia to the colourful culture of India, we’ve picked the best destinations for an adventure holiday in 2022. 

EXCLUSIVE CODE: TD active Holidays are delighted to offer readers of Donegal DailyDonegal Woman and Donegal Sport Hub an exclusive discount €30pp on holidays departing in April and May 2022 with our exclusive code VP-DON30TDA

This offer is only available until midnight on 7th March, so book today and secure your spot! You don’t want to miss out on your chance to enjoy the holiday you very definitely deserve. More information and our exclusive codes can be found here.

Our Top 5 Adventure Destinations For 2022

1. Romania

Guided tour of the Dracula Castle in Transylvania

Romania is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe and a seven-night walking holiday through Dracula country will bring you to some of its most beguiling spots. As part of this tour of Transylvania, you’ll spend five nights in the pretty Saxon town of Brasov. Over the course of five walking days, you’ll explore the mountain ranges that make up the Carpathian Mountains (home to one of the largest undisturbed forests in Europe and the majority of the continent’s brown bear population), trekking through lush green forests, wildflower meadows, rugged canyons and sparkling lakes. You’ll also get to visit Bran Castle, one of the homes of Transylvania’s famous figures, Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula), and the country’s charming capital city, Bucharest, where the beer is so cheap that two pints will set you back less than a fiver.

2. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Holidays

The much-celebrated Sri Lanka has been on nearly every travel guide’s must-see destination for 2022, almost 10 years after the end of its civil war. Lonely Planet named it the best country in the world to visit in 2019 citing a growing number of activities and improved infrastructure as some of its reasons. Get there ahead of the pack with TD active Holiday’s 13-night small group tour which brings you through ancient cities, temples and idyllic beaches. You’ll take in a selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bicycle, Dambulla Cave Temple and climb the spectacular Lion’s Rock fortress in Sigiriya. Adventure junkies will love the white-water rafting experience on Kelani River and the chance to get up close with the country’s incredible wildlife on a safari game drive in the Udawalawe National Park. Some downtime is also available with a trip to some of the country’s lesser-known beaches.

3. Patagonia

Guided Holidays to Patagonia

Wind-swept and immense, Patagonia has been luring adventure travellers ever since Magellan set sail there in the mid-16th century. The landscape sparked the imagination of a young Charles Darwin and inspired author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The region continues to call out to intrepid travellers with its snow-capped peaks and great icefields, remnants of the last Ice Age. Located on South America’s southern triangle, the vast space is shared by Argentina and Chile and is ideal for any outdoors enthusiast. TD active offer a 14-night holiday that takes you through the wild and rugged landscapes, fitting in city stops in Argentina’s sultry capital Buenos Aires and Chile’s charming Santiago. The adventure portion of the trip will kick off with a hike through Mount Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park (home to the only moving glacier in the world) before visiting El Calafate and El Chalten, as well as time spent trekking in the famous Torres del Paine National Park.

4. India

Guided group holidays to India

India is an assault on the senses and is a must-see destination for any traveller. Explore Rajasthan with TD active Holidays and get off the beaten track through the region’s most fascinating sights through India’s Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle tour will allow you to uncover some truly authentic Indian experiences. All the iconic sights are included, such as Humayun’s Tomb, the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort. You will also enjoy a Bollywood movie screening and spend time at Sheroes Hangout Community Café – a café and exhibition space founded by female acid attack survivors which aims to remove the stigma that can surround survivors. It’s a holiday that really gets to the heart of India.

5. Vietnam 

Guided Vietnam tours

Vietnam has so much to offer. Stunning white sandy beaches, busy urban landscapes, spectacular countryside filled with rice fields. On TD actives 15 night adventure holiday in Vietnam from North to South, we’ll take in all the iconic highlights as well as some hidden gems. We’ll explore the network of Củ Chi Tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, enjoy a Halong Bay Cruise, discover the vibrant cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh and visit the famous Cai Rang floating market.

All of the above tours include all flights and transfers, accommodation, excursions, local guides and some meals. Be adventurous with your holiday and combine your passion for travel with an enriching experience with TD active Holidays.

Finally, don’t forget that Donegal Woman readers are getting an exclusive discount code of €30 active Holidays holiday departing in April or May 2022. More information can be found here. This offer is EXCLUSIVE to Donegal Woman readers. If you have any questions or would simply like to learn more about your options, why not give one of their brilliant team a call on 01 637 1698.

Flexibility Promise

Rest assured when you book with TD active Holidays you can do so in confidence with their Flexibility Promise. They know how important it is to be flexible now, that’s why if you book any new holiday of 7 nights or less between the 10th of January and the 28th of February 2022 you can change your holiday free of charge or cancel and get a voucher with no expiry date up to 4 weeks before departure.

About TD active Holidays:

TD active Holidays are small group adventure holidays full of unique activities specifically designed to suit your quest for exploration. Holidays range from a range of Walking tours through some of the most beautiful trails in Europe, Yoga and Photography tours plus an Explore range of tours that combines cultural immersion and must-see highlights in some of the world’s most fascinating locations. TD active Holidays are filled with action-packed experiences, fun and amazing activities – all shared with a like-minded group of people. 

Flights can be included from Dublin or if you prefer to make your own way, TD active have a range of flight exclusive options.

TD active Holidays are owned by Travel Department who are Ireland’s leading escorted tour operators with over 25 years’ experience of crafting beautifully curated, inspirational itineraries to worldwide destinations, all accompanied by expert local guides. They offer a wide range of guided group holidays from City Breaks or Solo Travel to Irish Homegrown and even Active & Adventure (including Walking, Yoga and Photography holidays).

More information and our exclusive codes can be found here.  If you have any questions, or would simply like to learn more about their wonderful destinations, why not give one of their brilliant team a call on 01 637 1698