(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 25, 2020)--In the process of envisioning your next holiday? Not keen on doing the predictable? Driven to make this getaway the most memorable yet? Here is a breakdown of six unique travel experiences to add to your list.
Film location tours
If you’re a bit of a film or television ‘junkie’, you can’t go wrong with film location tours. These tours take you onto some of the most infamous sets and film locations of the world’s best-loved movies and TV series. Think Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Peaky Blinders, and Downton Abbey, to name a few. Make sure that you book tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. These tours are immensely popular amongst tourists from far and wide.
Track these mighty creatures and come face to face with them in a truly unforgettable experience known as ‘gorilla trekking’. This experience is popular in several African countries. However, the most popular is arguably gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda. Keep in mind that many gorilla treks extend over a few days, usually five-seven, so ensure that you plan a holiday long enough to accommodate this.
Savour a dose of adrenaline unlike any other by going shark diving in South Africa. Don’t worry, you will be quite safe, but that certainly doesn’t take away from the fact that you’ll be up close and personal with a myriad of toothy Great Whites. You can go shark diving in Kwa-Zulu Natal, as well as in Cape Town, and prices vary according to experience and the time of year that you visit.
Explore ancient ruins
History buffs will love every second that they spend exploring jaw-dropping ancient ruins from around the globe. Some of the most stunning ancient ruins exist in Petra, Jordan. The ruins here have been nicknamed “Rose City,” due to the pink sandstone cliffs which have been artfully carved into temples and tombs.
Climb a mountain
Why not combine your holiday with an accomplishment that you can feel proud of for the rest of your life? While you might not want to go the whole hog and attempt to climb Mount Everest, there are many slightly more realistic mountains on which to set your sights, including Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It’s the highest mountain peak in Africa and the highest free-standing peak in the world. Choose from a variety of different trails based on a difficulty level.
Hike a famous hiking trail
If you’re interested in fitness and adventure, then a hike is sure to be right up your alley – but not just any hike. Challenge yourself to the maximum by hiking one of the most famous hiking trails in the world, such as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela trail in the north of Spain? Translated, the trail is called ‘The Way of St. James’ and is a network of pilgrimages which eventually lead to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Are you feeling inspired? Now is the time to start planning; ensure that you’re making the most of your well-deserved holiday.
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