If you are more than fed up with the annual resort beach holiday and would like to step up a gear and challenge yourself at the same time, here are a few ‘out of the box’ holiday ideas that might appeal.
- Motorhome Holidays – If adventure is in your blood, why not take the whole family for a 2-week tour of your own country? A state-of-the-art motorhome has everything you need for luxury travel, and you have the freedom to go where you please and stay as long as you please. There are many benefits to a motorhome holiday, it is a great bonding experience, as every family member chips in to ensure everything is in order, and even if you do have a route planned, you can make changes at any time. Whether you live in the UK, US, or Europe, you can tour your home country in luxury, stopping at camping sites along the way, enjoying the natural beauty, and with solar power, you can visit really remote places and stay for a few days.
- Scuba Diving – Why not live aboard a diving boat that is moored in the pristine tropical waters of the Andaman Sea? Finding an established Thailand liveaboard operator is easy with an online search, and their rates are very reasonable and you get the maximum number of dives, plus they have beginners to advanced packages, and you can combine your PADI certification with your holiday. If you are an experienced scuba diver, you can join with others and plan a series of dives, with very interesting wreck dive sites that are spread around in the Andaman Sea, off the southern coast of Thailand. If you have no scuba experience but would like to learn, you can book a PADI course on a liveaboard in Thailand package, and make sure you have your own mask, snorkel and fins, as the dive tour operator supplies everything else.
- Trekking in Peru – This is a truly exhilarating experience and you need to spend a few days acclimatising to the altitude before you can start the Andes trail, which is spectacular and well-worth the effort. See Llamas and the smiling locals who made this mountainous region their home, and there are organised parties you can join, allowing you to make many new friends, as you experience the wonders of the Andes mountain range. Of course, you will need a certain level of fitness for such a trek, and in the months leading up to your holiday, you can increase your hiking distances, helping you to be ready for that high-altitude trekking.
There are many ideas for unique holidays and using Google, you can see some great examples of adventure and luxury holidays, then when you find the ideal package, you can make an online booking and get ready for an amazing holiday. You might want to involve the family when looking at unusual holidays, then you can select something that suits everyone.