5 Holiday experiences you must enjoy for sure

When going on a holiday, everyone does the regular holiday activities of sightseeing, shopping, clicking pictures, trying the local cuisine of the place you are traveling to etc. However, holidays are a lot more than just that. An ideal traveler is one who has had more than just the conventional kind of experiences, and is willing to try new things in the future.

Here are five holiday experiences that you must enjoy for sure at least once in your life.


A holiday on a cruise is very different from a holiday on land. At least once in your life, you must aim to go for a destination from where you can board a cruise, and live life on the sea. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a 3-day cruise or a 5-day one. Just forget your city stress, take your beach clothes along, and enjoy the beautiful views that you can take pleasure in only and only from a ship’s deck.

Underwater Exploration

There is so much life to explore underwater that you just can’t miss the opportunity of looking at those beautiful creatures at least once in your life. A lot of beaches offer this kind of an experience, but there are also customized trips and tours that are organized by holiday resorts close to beaches. Make sure you experience this at least once in your life, to overcome your fears, and to see the beautiful life that lies inside water.

Safari Ride

There are many places in the world, such as Thailand, Australia and a lot more, where one can go in for safari rides to explore animals in their natural habitats, and get up-close and personal with them. These kinds of tours are great for animal-loving tourists and kids, who are always fascinated looking at animal movement patterns, behaviors etc. An expert, who will keep giving you information alongside on the animals you see, will head most tours.

Cable Car Ride

Most destinations with mountains have this feature. You will have to board a trolley or cable car to go to the top of the mountain. This is one experience that you must definitely have. Places like Switzerland even have rotating cars for you to enjoy a 360-degree complete view. Your kids will be left spellbound being in the trolley car.

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Aerial Cableway Hartbeesport

Hot Air Balloon Ride

You’ve seen this in movies, and read about it in a lot of books. Why not give yourself this experience on your next holiday? These kinds of rides are easy to get in places like Australia, where you can enjoy a great view of the whole place, along with a great meal during your ride, if you please. Take your kids along, for them to experience what the world looks like from so high in the air.

So the next time you are headed to a new holiday destination, check if any of these things can be incorporated in your itinerary. Whenever and wherever possible, try and experience these things with your family and friends at least once in your life.

  • This article is authored by Nathan Keller, a freelance writer. He is also a travel enthusiast and shares his travels experiences with his readers. He says hot air ballooning is a wonderful way to enjoy a spectacular and breathtaking aerial view.

Author: Muzi Mohale

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