Activity holidays have become more and more popular in recent times. This is because people tend to want more than just a relaxing beach break. People want to experience a country in its entirety and enjoy some new, exciting, and exhilarating activities and adventures in the process.

Nevertheless, with so many activity holidays to choose from, how are you supposed to know where to even start when to comes to deciding which ones to go for?

Luckily, this blog post gives you a helping hand by revealing some of the very best activity based holidays, as well as providing advice on choosing the best accommodation for such a trip.


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A guide to active holidays around the world.


Here is a guide to Activity Holidays Around the World



Grand Canyon tours

More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon every single year. This alone gives you an indication of how exciting and unique this holiday destination is. The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it is, therefore, steeped in beautiful and rich history and culture.

You will get to witness some phenomenal sights as well as some intriguing wildlife. It really is a trip that is so spectacular it is hard to put into words. The best Grand Canyon tours will take you on a helicopter ride showing you all the vast space has to offer. The helicopter ride alone is an experience to remember.


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Active holidays can include the Grand Canyon. Picture source.


African safari holidays

Going on an African safari is something that every individual should witness in their life if they get the opportunity to do so. Read one of my blog posts on this here at African safaris are something that all ages can enjoy. You don’t even have to be an animal lover to find the experience a heartwarming and precious one.

You will get to see a vast range of wildlife, from giraffes to zebras and lions to buffaloes, in their own natural habitats. This is a unique and remarkable experience.

Seeing such animals in an enclosed space, such as at a zoo, does not even compare. Moreover, places in Africa have the most intriguing and rich cultures. Seeing how the local communities live and tasting their scrumptious local foods is worth a visit in itself.


Go on an African Safari. Picture source.



Skiing holidays

Finally, skiing holidays are another great option when considering an activity holiday abroad. Going skiing is great because you get to participate in a fun, fresh and exciting sport. However, unlike many sports, it is something that all individuals can enjoy.

You don’t need to have a taste for risk-taking and adrenaline pumping activities to have a great time. Skiing is an activity which can be done at your own pace and your own enjoyment. In addition to this, you will also be in awe at the breathtaking views you will witness from the mountain peaks.

Of course, these are just three examples of many. There are lots of different activities you can enjoy all over the world, be it hiking or deep sea diving. You are bound to find something that appeals to you.



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Go on a Skiing adventure. Picture source.



Finding the best accommodation for your Active Holiday

When it comes to activity holidays, it is arguable that it is even more important to find the perfect place to rest your head at night. After all, you are going to spend your days engaging in exciting and exhausting activities, so your accommodation needs to be comfortable and convenient.

So, with that being said, let’s take a look at the plenty of different things you need to consider when choosing accommodation…

The first thing that you need to consider is the type of the accommodation. Do you want to stay in a hotel? Would you prefer to rent a cottage or a lodge? Head to places like to see a great example of the latter. Lodges and chalets are becoming increasingly popular because of their sheer luxury, comfort, and privacy.

In addition to the type of accommodation, you also need to think about the price. This is something which can only be determined by you; nevertheless, it is advisable that you set your budget before you begin to search.

This will enable you to find accommodation much more efficiently because you can simply search within your price range. It also means you won’t experience the heartache when you fall in love with somewhere that is way out of your budget.


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The third thing that you should contemplate is whether the accommodation in question has a good reputation amongst previous customers. Read reviews and feedback that has been left on the place you are considering in particular.

Another aspect to consider is the number of facilities that the accommodation provides. You should think about aspects such as the following; an Internet connection, cooking facilities, a washer, a television, car parking and more.

What about the location? Do you want to stay by the beach? Would you prefer being in the centre of town? Or would you prefer to be somewhere just outside of the city in a more quiet location?

You need to decide whether you want to stay at an all-inclusive place, or whether you would prefer another option, such as self-catering, half board, full board or bed and breakfast.

A lot of people like self-catering because it allows them to take full control of their holiday. However, you may prefer all-inclusive because then everything is paid for apart from activities and souvenirs. Nonetheless, all-inclusive hotels have different rules depending on the company – some offer free drinks all of the time, for example, and others have a cutoff, say 11 pm.

The size of the accommodation is also important. This is a factor which is easy to determine because it is merely based on the number of people that are going away for the trip.



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The eighth point on the list is the payment method utilised. Will you have to pay for all of your stay up front? Or is there a method whereby you can put down a deposit and pay in instalments? If you can afford to pay up front, it is always better to do so. However, payment plans do provide a viable alternative.

You also need to consider the public transport links nearby. This is something which is mainly applicable if you are not going to hire a car. After all, you need to make sure that you can easily explore the areas nearby. In some places, it can be much cheaper to go via public transport. However, you do need to be cautious too, especially when using taxis. In some countries, unlicensed taxis are everywhere.

And finally, you should make sure that you find out about the availability of the place before you begin to read up on what it is all about. Remember, some places are going to be booked up way in advance, especially if they are popular. Not only do you have school holidays and alike to contend with when it comes to busy periods throughout the year but you also need to consider national holidays at the destination you are visiting.

So there you have it: some great examples regarding a guide to activity holidays that are out there to enjoy at the moment. If you go on such a vacation, make sure you consider all of the points mentioned above when choosing accommodation.


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