Everyone can enjoy their holiday in their own way and that’s the way it should be. But with information from local travel agents you can add depth to your trip that might’ve not been possible otherwise, as they have information about available activities to destinations that are not immediately apparent.
Below you can find examples of several activities that could be done during your holiday. We’ve highlighted activities such as bird watching, safari, cycling, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and many more. These activities also give you a bit of an indication of what else a destination has to offer. We advice you to always contact the travel agent and inform about the possible activities, so you don’t miss out on anything while being there on holiday. Enjoy the sightseeing and interesting spots and we hope you choose an activity to bring your holiday to the next level.
Each country has endemic and unique birds to discover. For example, think about the many birds of paradise you can find in West-Papua in Indonesia with their vivid colors and long feathers. The beauty of bird watching is not only to see different birds but also to see them act in their natural habitat, it’s a big difference from seeing them in a captive setting like a zoo or bird park. And trust us, bird watching is not only for the professionals with expensive cameras and big lenses. This activity is just as much fun for people planning to do this the first time. Important is to make sure you have a good travel agent informing you about this and who can provide a knowledgeable guide and suitable equipment such as binoculars.
A safari is a very memorable experience and lets you enjoy all the beauty that wildlife and nature have to offer in a safe and guided way. When you think of safaris, your first thoughts might travel to Africa where you can find animals such as giraffes, lions, and elephants, but don’t be fooled as there are many more countries where you can have a once in a lifetime safari experience.
Beautiful sceneries can be enjoyed in many ways but an interesting one is by biking. This can range from biking tours through Europe or various European countries that last several days through Europe or single day cycling trip in cities or rural areas. A biking trip is attractive, because you are in control of your own pace and often have the option to stop whenever you want and enjoy the scenery and take a memorable photo. For the people who are interested in this sporty activity but are not that keen on the physical aspect, in some countries there are local travel agencies that also offer electric bicycle. These e-bikes are gaining in popularity and it’s much easier to go up an down hills on one of these. You still have to pedal but not as much. . When discussing with your travel agent just make sure that the available tours fit your needs and expectations.
Hiking is a great way to explore beautiful natural environments. Hiking trips often start early in the morning. Sometimes these can be group activities instead of private. Most of the times you hike to a certain landmark to see or experience a lovely view or spectacular sunrise. These moments can truly add that cherry on top of the hiking trip. Hiking is an all-in-one experience where long walking trips through challenging natural environments is a way to become one with it. Don’t get discouraged if hiking is not really your thing, there are many shorter hiking trips where you can still enjoy nature as it was meant to be.
There are dive spots and there are dive spots. If you are into diving then you probably already heard of some of the most exciting dive spots in the world. Every dive location has a certain specialty, ranging from mud diving to find small critters to spots showing huge sea creatures that will blow you away. There are also dive trips on liveaboard ships. These provide trips that are full-service on board and these can bring you to remote and beautiful diving spots where are ‘day trip’ boats from a dive center can’t go. Also, on liveaboard ships the dives are usually included which can add up to 4 to 5 dives per day even! Contact your local travel agent about your diving skills and requests to plan your perfect dive-included holiday.
As with diving, the same goes for snorkeling. There are snorkeling spots and there are snorkeling spots. There are huge differences in snorkel locations. In some you can only see a couple of fishes, while others have plenty of lush colorful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. Doing a little bit of research can bring you already to places beyond your imagination. But asking your local travel agent can even top that. And like a diving trip on a liveaboard boat, they often also cater to snorkelers. Not always, but diving spots are often also suitable snorkelling locations and by taking a trip on a liveaboard it can elevate your holiday experience. Not only will you visit amazing snorkelling spots, you’ll also have great views from travelling around by boat.
These are great activities which be enjoyed all over the world. Imagine kayaking on a great lake in Canada surrounded by woody scenery or making your way through coastal mangrove forests in tropical locations. Kayaking is an activity which can be enjoyed by yourself or with more and with guided trips you can get the most of out of this experience. Many local travel agents know the right companies that provide kayaking trips.
This holiday activity can be seen as the big brother of hiking. Most of the times, a trek is a trip of multiple days with a guide that brings you to areas and places where you can enjoy the wonders of nature. It’s often an all-in-one experience where you also can do activities like, camping outdoors, bird watching and photography. Let yourself be informed from travel agents about the levels of difficulty and what is included in a trekking experience.
For the climbing fans among us, some countries with mountain ranges can offer great thrills and challenges. A few days of climbing can elevate your holiday experience. Make sure you are well informed about the difficulty level and the duration of the climbing trip and bring the appropriate climbing gear.
A beautiful way to experience the waters of your favourite destination is by sailing. Rent a boat or go on a full sailing trip with crew and everything that comes with and sail away onto the waters. You’ll make many stops along the way at towns and islands and you can go for a dive or just enjoy the trip while sunbathing on the deck. The possibilities while sailing are endless. Get your requests and wishes on paper and become well informed from local travel agents about the possibilities and enjoy a beautiful cruise on the waters.
These epic sea creatures which can grow to be up to 25 meters long or are truly breathtaking to see in the wild. Whales can be spotted in many countries, among others in Sri Lanka, Canada, and South Africa. But there are other countries that also offer whale watching tours. Contact local travel agents to find out more about these whale watching trips and what kind of tour packages are available.
This popular form of exercise and meditation is immensely popular worldwide. Almost every country has special yoga classes, but it’s on an entirely different level to follow these yoga classes in tropical settings and places run by professional yoga experts. It’s a serene activity to give a different twist to your holiday. You could even build your holiday around this. There are many extraordinary classes for you to enjoy even if you are just a beginner. It can help to release stress and bring peace and serenity to your mind and thoughts.