If there’s one thing we could all do with, it’s a holiday. Whether it’s soaking up the sights and sounds of popular tourist city and visiting a new casino, or getting up close and personal with nature, off the beaten track somewhere – holidays provide us with an opportunity to hit the pause button, unwind, reset and explore the wonders of a new and foreign land.
While more and more people are opting to give traditional tourism hotspots a miss by crafting their own tailor-made itineraries, the good old package holiday is still a tried and tested choice for many holidaymakers. Most people conjure up images of all-inclusive resorts, hordes of holidaymakers being bussed around from one attraction to the next, and well-worn tourist destinations that see millions of visitors each year.
Package holidays can end up being really cost effective and let’s not forget they’re really convenient too. Curious travellers who want to explore and experience the most extraordinary corners of the globe can now find an incredible variety of package tours that offer a unique travel experience.
If you’re looking for a new destination or travel experience to add to you bucket list, keep on reading and you might find the newest addition to your list. Below are three unusual package holidays, you need to go on.
Alaska Denali Mission
If you love the wild expanse of nature and have at some point been swept away by literary works of Henry David Thoreau, you’re just the type of person this package holiday was created for. The Alaska Denali Mission is a road trip like no other. Travel through the more remote places of Alaska in a yellow school bus that has been converted to an overland vehicle together with a small group of adventurers. During this Alaskan adventure you’ll camp underneath the stars, canoe down the Maclaren River, hike the country’s best national parks, view majestic glaciers and icebergs, and trail blaze through the wilds where you’ll likely encounter the amazing Alaskan wildlife.
For the indomitable adventurers in the group, additional activities such as ice climbing, glacier walks and sea kayaking can be arranged. This unique 12-day trip departs and ends in Anchorage, Alaska and costs US$ 1990.
Galapagos Activity Holiday
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and discover the amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater on the remote island archipelago of Galapagos. If you’re looking for an adventure beyond the brim of your binoculars and you’re ready to encounter myriad beautiful and bizarre wildlife on land and sea, then a package holiday to the Galapagos Islands is well worth a serious consideration.
During the trip, you’ll have accommodation arranged on each of the three islands, as well as an exciting itinerary of unique experiences lined up. You can expect to spend some time snorkelling among sea turtles and swimming with sea lions. You’ll also get a chance to scale a volcano, kayak through the beautiful Isabela Bay and witness the ancient curiosity of the Galapagos Islands most famous residents, the giant tortoise. This package holiday starts from US$ 2,770.
Genghis Khan Warrior Training
Ever imagined yourself as a warrior in one of history’s most powerful and infamous armies? Well, now you can experience what it was really like to be a Mongolian warrior under the great Genghis Khan. This unusual package holiday gives you the chance to learn bow and arrow making, shoot from horseback, as well as the secret behind 13th century battle strategies. Dressing in full military costume and camping in nomadic tents is as close to an authentic Mongol warrior experience as you’ll get. The Genghis Khan Warrior Training package holiday is a 9-day trip that includes accommodation, meals, itinerary-specified activities and transport, as well as support. This action-packed adventure holiday starts from US$ 5,000.