For those looking for something a bit different to your typical beach holidays, we have compiled our favourite adventurous holidays, perfect for those wanting to experience something unique. From an exploration of the South eastern nation of Burma, the depths of the vast Antarctica to an epic rail journey across several countries and a trek into the Amazon rainforest, the world is truly your oyster!
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is located in the Far East and offers highlights such as the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon and the stunning freshwater Inle Lake comprising of floating gardens and Buddhist temples. Visit Burma and be welcomed by the friendly, hospitable Burmese people as you explore a place largely untouched by mass tourism.
The Antarctica is the world’s 7th continent and remains a place few will ever venture to. Discover Antarctica onboard an expedition ship as you journey into a land of wildlife including penguins, seabirds, seals and whales. See the impressive frozen wonderland of the Antarctic Circle surrounded by the epic icebergs as you delve into the coldest place on earth.
The Amazon is the most well known rainforest, home to a wealth of wildlife, it is a great opportunity to explore the natural habitat of the world’s largest rainforest. The Amazon rainforest covers many countries in South America, from Brazil, Peru and Columbia, to Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Guyana! Enjoy activities such as staying in an eco-lodge, guided river cruises on the Amazon River and seeing a diverse array of flora and fauna.
The Trans-Siberian Railway offers the most epic rail journey ever! Starting off in Russia, the Trans-Siberian Railway has connections to Mongolia and China. Journey of this exceptional expedition through rural life and see sights you would not normally see otherwise as you travel through several destinations on rail. The Trans-Siberian Express line encompasses of a journey spanning 80 towns and cities, and eight time zones!
Peru is an ideal holiday destination for anyone seeking fascinating culture, colonial architecture and rich history. From the vibrant city of Cusco the former Inca capital, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, to the lively city of Lima, the White City of Arequipa, the Sacred Valley and of course the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu. Embark on a rewarding Inca walking trail to the ‘Lost City of the Inca’s, Machu Picchu and be in awe of the city that once stood there.
Colin Matthews is the Managing Director at Travel Club Elite.