VOTE to WIN! The Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards return for 2024 VOTE to WIN! The Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards return for 2024

Vote for the destinations you’ve been dreaming of and you could win one of eight incredible trips worth more than £70k!
05 July 2024
Waterfall in Costa Rica (Shutterstock)

Have you been dreaming of a destination? Perhaps an urban escape to a bustling city? A rail journey through verdant wilderness? Or a cultural escape to an ancient land? Wherever is inspiring your next adventure, we want to know.

The Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, sponsored by Costa Rica Tourism Board, are back for 2024 and once again, we want you to have your say. Help us celebrate the countries, cities, regions and emerging destinations that you’ve been longing after by casting your vote.

We will also be asking you to tell us your favourite airlines and tour operators that have made your travel experiences that much more special.

Those who vote will be in with a chance of winning one of eight incredible trips worth a total of £70,000+. Up for grabs is a 5* holiday with 3-night stopover in Doha and business class flights courtesy of Qatar Airways, a Galapagos voyage courtesy of Hurtigruten Expeditions, and a northern lights adventure in the Yukon courtesy of Journeyscape.

This year, you will also be required to follow Wanderlust’s Instagram page @wanderlustmag OR Facebook page in order to be eligible to win one of these dazzling prizes. See the full prize draw T&Cs here.

Voting opens on 4 July and closes on 28 October. The Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards ceremony will take place at London’s iconic Tate Modern on 6 November.


VOTE and WIN one of eight spectacular trips!

5* holiday with 3-night Doha stopover plus Business Class flights courtesy of Qatar Airways

National Museum of Qatar, Doha (Shutterstock)

Winners of this incredible prize worth up to £17,500 will get a 3-night stopover in Doha with a private tour and 5* hotel included in their stay. Qatar Airways will also provide a £4,000 holiday voucher to use when booking accommodation in the winner’s destination of choice (that is part of the Qatar Airways Holiday network and excluding the Americas, Australia and New Zealand). Trip for two people. Business Class flights included.

More information: holidays.qatarairways.com

4-night stay at Tenuta Monacella in Puglia with 2-days guided sightseeing with Cox & Kings

Puglia is known for its whitewashed trulli stuctures (Shutterstock)

Puglia is known as the ‘heel of Italy’, and is one of the country’s most sought-after regions for its countryside, coast and whitewashed towns. Winners of this Cox & Kings prize will not only get to stay in at the luxury Tenuta Monacelle – accommodation which mimics the traditional stone-built trulli found in Alberobello – but will also be provided with a two-day guided sightseeing tour of the region. Trip for two people. Flights included.

More information: coxandkings.co.uk

9-day Galapagos Expedition Cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions

Seals can be found on the Galapagos Islands (Shutterstock)

After flying from London to Quito, you’ll board a Hurtigruten Expedition cruise and set sail to the world-renowned Galapagos Islands. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and experience close encounters with the islands’ most famous wildlife, including sea lions, turtles, marine iguanas, giant tortoises, and blue-footed boobies. Trip for two people. Flights included.

More information: travelhx.com

8-day walking trip to the Amalfi Coast with Exodus Travels

Amalfi’s Path of the Gods is one of the best coastal walks in the world (Shutterstock)

Pull on your boots to explore the ancient hillsides and pastel-coloured fishing villages that rise out of the sparkling Mediterranean waters on this walking adventure with Exodus Travels. The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most popular coastal locations, but exploring it on foot is one of the best ways to slow down and truly experience what it has to offer. You’ll get to walk along the Path of Gods, and also have the opportunity to visit Mount Vesuvius and the remains of Pompeii. Trip for two people. Flights included.

More information: exodus.co.uk

8-day northern lights adventure in the Yukon plus excursions with Journeyscape

Canada’s Yukon territory is the perfect place to see the northern lights (Shutterstock)

The aurora borealis is one of the greatest natural phenomena in the world, and you could get the chance to see it by winning a northern lights expedition with tour operator Journeyscape. Travel to Whitehorse in the Canadian territory of Yukon for some cosy evenings in a heated cabin or tent searching for the dancing colours in the unscathed night sky. Trip excursions also include dogsledding, snowmobiling, icefishing and snowshoeing. Trip for two people. Flights included.

More information: journeyscape.com

Cappadocia’s fairytale chimneys (Shutterstock)

Turkiye’s Cappadocia is considered one of the most mystical regions in the world, and on this active KE Adventures itinerary, you’ll be able to take in its landscapes, culture and cuisines with this slow advenutre. Walking approximately 12km per day, you’ll explore UNESCO-listed Göreme, the underground city of Derinkuyu, as well as getting up close with Cappadocia’s fairytale chimneys, pigeon houses and rock churches. Trip for two people. Flights NOT included.

More information: keadventure.com

8-day voyage on the Spitsbergen: Realm of the Ice Bear cruise with Discover the World and AE Expeditions

A polar bear and her cubs in Svalbard (Scott Portelli)

Search for walrus, bearded seals and polar bears as you slice through ice on this voyage around Svalbard’s largest island. The Spitsbergen: Realm of the Ice Bear promises exciting wildlife encounters surrounding this frozen landscape in the Arctic Circle. The winner will stay in the Aurora Stateroom twin cabin on the Greg Mortimer ship, departing on the 16-23 June 2025. Other highlights include sailing through stunning fjords and epic mountains ranges, as well as the opportunity to stretch your legs on the tundra and walk in the footsteps of historic explorers. Trip for two people. Flights included.

More information: discover-the-world.com

10-day exploration of Vietnam with Intrepid Travel

Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful towns (Shutterstock)

On this action-packed adventure down the east coast of Vietnam, you’ll discover World Heritage Sites, intoxicating cities and beautiful towns. Immerse yourself in the country’s cultural and natural highlights by meeting fishermen on the Mekong River, sailing through the karst landscape of Halong Bay and tucking into banh mi and egg coffee in Hoi An. You’ll also get to travel overnight by rail from Hanoi to Hui, trundling past some of the most stunning Vietnamese forests and coastlines en route. Trip for two people. Flights included.

More information: intrepidtravel.com



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