Winter Wanderlust: 5 Warm Getaway Packages for Canadians

Published: December 11, 2023.
Written by: Jason - Destination Specialist, Calgary

As the chill of the Canadian winter takes hold, the appeal of sun-soaked retreats becomes irresistible.

Downunder Travel introduces these five warm getaway packages for Canadians, offering a selection of sun-drenched destinations perfect for those seeking respite from the cold. These packages not only promise a diverse range of experiences, but we also provide the flexibility to customize your trip!

Whether it’s a tranquil beach vacation, an adventurous exploration, or a cultural journey you’re after, these tailored getaways are designed to fit your personal travel style and preferences, ensuring your winter escape is as precise as you envision.

1. Australia Winter Escape

Australia Winter Escape

Embark on a 28-day journey to Australia, where the sun shines bright during the Canadian winter. This package offers a unique blend of adventure and relaxation, perfect for those looking to escape the cold.

Come and say g’day! Chase the sun Downunder this winter. We love Canada, but do we really love the long winters? Sometimes, we all need a reprieve from the cold winter and put a bit of spring back in our step after a few months of the chill. Australia is an excellent getaway in winter as the seasons are the opposite of Canada, and it is summer down under!

2. New Zealand – Active Adventure

New Zealand - Active Adventure

Embark on a 12-day active adventure tour in New Zealand, where you’ll bike, hike, and raft across the country’s pristine wilderness regions.

This tour is ideal for travellers who like to cycle and explore the great outdoors, but also enjoy the ease and comfort of everything being taken care of for you. The planning has been done and you have the support of an excellent crew, including three group leaders on the ground who provide bikes and take care of every detail.

3. Rarotonga Family Trip – Cook Islands Vacation Package

Rarotonga Family Trip

Enjoy a 14-day family retreat with the “Island Escape” Cook Islands vacation package from Canada, offering simple pleasures, a laid-back beach break, and ample family time.

Take your family to this hidden gem in the South Pacific for the ultimate chance to unwind and enjoy time together swimming, exploring and enjoying each other’s company away from the freezing winter! This package is designed for independent, adventurous families who enjoy travelling off the beaten track to beautiful places that offer authentic culture without chain restaurants and large resorts. No building in this tiny island nation is taller than a coconut tree! It is like stepping back in time to the Hawaii of long ago.

4. Costa Rica – Tropical Honeymoon

Costa Rica - Tropical Honeymoon

Experience an 11-day independent vacation exploring Bajos Del Toro, Arenal, Turrialba, and Puerto Viejo, featuring rainforests, adventures, and beaches, perfect for couples seeking a memorable and stylish honeymoon.

This getaway is designed for adventurous honeymooners looking to explore remote and incredible parts of Costa Rica, staying in boutique hotels. Highlights include world-class whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, hiking the Arenal area, relaxing at hot springs on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano, and a pristine beach stay at an art-focused boutique hotel on the Caribbean Coast.

5. Fiji – Ultimate Fiji Retreat

Fiji - Ultimate Fiji Retreat

Discover an 11-day island hideaway at a boutique resort in Fiji, complete with daily spa treatments and all meals included, where happiness comes naturally.

The antidote to a busy life, pure island time at one of Fiji’s most special hideaways. This is the ultimate way to experience the South Pacific Islands and truly connect, nourishing your body and mind. Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is known for its romantic, secluded location, pristine beaches and warm hospitality. Your trip includes accommodation in a ‘bure’ bungalow, all meals, a 50-minute spa treatment per person daily, and much more!

Customize Your Own Vacation Package From Canada

Are you looking to escape the Canadian winter? Would you rather customize your own vacation package from Canada? As Destination Experts in the South Pacific, Australasia, Africa, and much more, we specialize in crafting tailored itineraries to suit your unique travel desires.

Whether you’re interested in special events like the Australian Open or Thailand’s Songkran festival or planning a honeymoon, anniversary, retirement, or group event, we’re equipped to handle even the most complex travel plans.

Contact us today, share your interests, tell us what you want to do/see, and let us guide you in creating an exceptional vacation experience, turning your dream getaway into a reality!