Travel is not only about the destination but also about experiences along the way. When you think about your travels, these are unique to you. Encountering every experience, activity and moment are all things that help make the most incredible journey.
If you’re looking for your next unique getaway, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to find out more about where to go to experience these unique places, with some extra information on what to do whilst you’re there.
Stay in Remote Locations
Staying in remote locations creates the perfect opportunity to truly unwind whilst being away from the hustle and bustle. There are several of these secluded places to visit, all of which will help you escape the crowds whilst recharging your batteries.
Pitcairn, between New Zealand and Peru, is the perfect place to go for those seeking seclusion. With only 56 inhabitants on the island, this is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to escape to a remote location. Due to its remoteness, this does mean that Pitcairn can be fairly difficult to reach, but don’t worry because we know how to get you there! You will need to fly into Tahiti, and from here hop on a flight to Mangareva. Upon arrival in Mangareva, there are boat trips, taking approximately 32 hours, which will drop you at Pitcairn island.
Another place perfect for seclusion is the Kerguelen, also known as ‘Desolation Island’. Situated off the Indian Ocean, this remote location’s nearest neighbourhood is approximately 450 kilometres away. Its unique terrain and diverse wildlife have attracted many scientists who now live on the island to explore this special location.
Camping or Glamping
Camping or glamping is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the outdoors, providing an unmatched adventure. With nature at every twist and turn, spending some time sleeping under the stars provides the perfect opportunity to truly unwind whilst on your travels.
One of the best things about camping is that the pressures of everyday life seem to melt away as you take yourself out of your usual routine. There are several amazing places to enjoy a camping holiday all of which will help distract you and provide you with an experience like no other. For outdoor enthusiasts, camping is the best way to enjoy hiking, cycling plus many more activities, as it is all on your doorstep.
For a little more luxury and comfort, glamping is a great alternative to camping. With glamping pods, yurts, and more all allowing you to enjoy the outdoors with fixed beds and heating, you can feel at home whilst immersing yourself in the outdoors. Some glamping accommodation also provides integrated bathrooms and hot tubs – you couldn’t ask for much more from a unique getaway.
For those who love the outdoors, a mountaineering trip is the best way to enjoy a unique getaway. Whether you choose to scale a peak or prefer hill climbing, there are opportunities available for a range of abilities. The challenges that come with mountaineering make it all the more worth it upon reaching the top and soaking in the impressive landscapes.
Not only is mountaineering a rewarding experience, full of exploration and adventure, but it also helps improve your fitness levels. Alongside this, these excursions are also great for team building, or for those looking to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Several incredible destinations across the world attract mountaineers all year round. However, if you’re looking for a particularly challenging excursion, a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro will do the trick! Situated in the heart of Tanzania, this iconic mountain attracts experienced explorers to attempt its significant size.
Hosted experiences are the perfect way to try a unique getaway with a little luxury and fine dining. Providing an opportunity to spend some time with family and friends, whilst indulging in mouthwatering dishes, all in a beautiful setting provides an unforgettable experience.
Food enthusiasts have partaken in Chef’s tables for many years, as this provides a unique way to try out some of the best food in the world whilst travelling. Usually, when experiencing a chef’s table, you are seated near the kitchen, allowing for interaction with the chef, as well as creating a personalised way to enjoy a meal out.
Alternatively, you could try hosted dining – a fantastic way to enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience. Many world-leading chefs offer these ventures, popular events include dining with Raymond Blanc and more. So, if you’re a foodie and want to try something new on your next getaway, this experience is the one for you.
For anyone looking for an unusual way to explore new places, you must try horseback expeditions. As you travel along vast landscapes, you can take in the stunning vistas, all whilst riding horseback. This experience provides the opportunity to not only see remote locations but allows for the chance to try or hone your riding skills.
With many expeditions to choose from, you can tailor your experience to meet your needs. Whether you’d like to partake in a multi-day horseback holiday or would prefer a day excursion, there are several options out there. It’s important to bear in mind your riding ability when choosing your next horseback adventure, with some expeditions displaying challenging terrain and others suited for novice riders, there is something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking to explore secluded corners of the world, or just want to take in stunning vistas without having to put in the leg work, horseback expeditions are a great way to do this. Immerse yourself in local cultures whilst experiencing a unique and thrilling way to travel.
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