Conventional holidays are fine, but why not try some of the other options out there? Here are 5 alternative types of getaway for you to consider.
There are lots of destinations that are packed full of history for you to explore. This is something you can do in almost any country. Most cities and historical locations operate guided tours to fill you in on the facts you need to know. But you don’t have to take a guided tour if you’re more of an independent spirit. One of the most popular historical holiday destinations is Machu Picchu, the ancient Aztec ruins up in the Andes Mountains in Peru.
If you like to keep active and see some of the most beautiful natural sights in the world, why not take a walking holiday? It’s a great type of alternative holiday for people who hate the idea of sitting on a sun lounger by the pool. You have to be prepared for what you’re going to face though. It’s not a good idea to go for this type of holiday without doing your research first. You’ll have to buy a new pair of hiking boots and a big rucksack to keep all your water, food and maps in as well.
Winter Experience Holidays
Winter holidays are all about wrapping up warm and exploring the beautiful landscapes that are found in the North of the world during winter. Many winter holidays take place in places like Sweden, Finland and Norway. But I’d also recommend trying out Canada during the winter too. If you have a family and want to get away for Christmas, dog sledding in the Lapland snow is a lot of fun. Lapland has plenty of Christmas-themed activities and fun to keep the kids in your family entertained too.
Eco holidays are all about getting an authentic experience away from the modern tourist trappings. You can explore different sustainable ways of living. Some people go and live with tribes and indigenous peoples in different parts of the world. It’s certainly not for people who like to relax in luxury when they’re on holiday, but it’s a great experience to have. Other eco holidays involve helping endangered species and building habitats. For example, you can go to Borneo and work with orangutans.
There are lots of variations on the classic safari holiday. That’s something that not a lot of people realise. You can go for the authentic option where you camp and live rough in the landscape. Or you can stay in a luxury hotel with all the modern conveniences you could ask for. But the main attraction is, of course, the animals. There’s nothing quite like seeing elephants, giraffes and lions up close and personal. Seeing them in their natural habitat is completely different from seeing them in a zoo, believe me!
These alternatives are all great fun. At least one of them is sure to fit your wants and needs, so give them a try.