Ten of the best: Alternative winter holidays


Fancy escaping the dark and drizzly British winter but don't want to be simply stuck to sand on a beach for a week? You don't have to.

There's a whole host of holidays that can offer you so much more than sun, sea and sand, from spotting snow leopards in the Himalayas, to exploring the Amazon on a luxury cruise or horse riding on a ranch in Arizona.

We've rounded up ten amazing winter holidays with an added bit of spice to liven up your escape-the-grey getaway.