Unique holidays to experience once in your life time
Unique Holidays to Experience Once in Your Lifetime
The holiday of a lifetime might mean visiting impressive historic sights, getting into the wild or indulging in sheer luxury. If your budget doesn't stretch to a tropical island, make holidays stand out by planning unique activities during your stay.
Holidays are precious and every holiday provides memories to cherish. But go somewhere or do something out of the ordinary and create unique holidays to experience once in your lifetime. So enjoy our unique holiday suggestions:
Big blue skies mirrored in the ocean and palm-fringed beaches, the Maldives is truly memorable. If you're going there for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday make it even more so by booking a luxury resort with overwater bungalows, pristine beaches and a package of water sports and inland adventures. Spend a fortnight lazing on the beach or dive into warm seas. There are thousands of marine species to discover.
Hiking the Inca Trail in Peru is a unique holiday experience. You can travel and camp on a budget or even take the train but for the real experience do the hike in luxury. Walking mountain trails and passes from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back takes four to five days so indulge yourself by hiring porters to carry your tents and luggage. At the end of each day, they cook up tasty meals for you. On arrival, soak up the mystical atmosphere of this 'lost' city built as a temple to the Sun.
If you only get to do one major holiday in the States, driving the iconic Route 66 should be it! Start in Chicago and hit the open road. You'll travel 2,400 miles and cross eight states before reaching Santa Monica in California. As you go, you'll dip into the quirkier side of the USA. There's no shortage of vehicles to hire from roomy and luxurious RVs to open-top sports models. Allow at least two weeks, longer if you take detours, and be sure to visit Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield and the Ghost Town of Calico in Daggett.
A romantic but adventurous honeymoon or a fun-packed family holiday, timber rafting in Sweden is definitely different. Work together to build a timber raft and sail it down the River Klarälven stopping to camp on the riverbank at night. This was once a busy logging route, so timber rafting is an eco-friendly way of keeping the river alive. Whether you raft for two days or a week, this is a unique way of getting away from it all.
Visiting India can be overwhelming with too much choice of where to go and what to do. Step aboard the Maharaja's Express and the problem is solved. Experience impeccable service on a trip that delivers stunning scenery while conjuring images of a previous era. The train has every modern luxury and convenience you could want while you can choose from different itineraries taking in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Visiting Japan is always an amazing experience, but ramp up the wow factor by visiting Kyoto and spending a day as a Maiko or a Geisha. Kyoto is a train ride over from the city of Osaka and is the true home of the Geisha, a role that can take five years to train for. You'll be dressed and made up as either a "Maiko" (apprentice Geisha) or a "Geiko" (fully trained Geisha) and taken on a tour of Kyoto's tourist spots accompanied by a photographer who'll ensure you have memories to look back on.
For unique on a reasonable budget look closer to home and book one of the lighthouses owned and run as holiday lets by Trinity House. Lighthouses are a truly iconic part of Britain's coastal history and landscape and by staying in one you're helping to preserve them. At some, you stay in the lighthouse keeper's cottage while other lighthouses have been converted into comfortable homes from home. And, of course, a great view is guaranteed!
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