Our Top 5 Alternative Holidays

Bored of slobbing by the sea or lounging by swanky hotel pools? Really?! Ok well if you’re sure – I guess sometimes we all need something a little different to jolt us out of holiday inertia. To help, we’ve created this concise guide to some of the best ‘unique’ holidays we’ve found on our dealchecking travels…Enjoy!

Get abstract in Andalucia

Against the gorgeous backdrop of the Spanish countryside you can learn how to paint, under the tutelage of an experienced tutor. The art course takes place in the imposing Subbetica Natural Park, and takes you to a different location every day. Whether you’re a beginner or an old (master) hat, the course will welcome you like an old friend.


Get stuck in in Africa

A four-week truck ride from Nairobi to Victoria Falls will soon have you begging for those sandy white beaches; you are treated as part of a team and expected to help with everything from helping on a rota basis with the cooking and other camp duties to bartering for dinner at the local market. If you like a challenge, don’t mind the company of strangers and are dying to experience a taste of the real Africa, this might just be the one for you.


Nairobi – source: dansadventure.co.uk

Get Eco in the Emirates:

A Bedouin camp has been developed as an eco-tourism project, focusing on reducing the carbon footprint whilst at the same time providing guests with show-stopping luxury. All the tented suites have their own sun decks with private pools. The resort has even incorporated a nature reserve into its arsenal of treasures!


Get adventurous in Vietnam and Cambodia

This exciting tour beings with two nights in Hanoi, followed by a two-day cruise to explore Ha Long bay with its 3,000 islands. You’ll then have a stay at the beach resort of Nha Trang before reaching the pinnacle of your journey; the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat in the deepest point of the Cambodian forest.


The Rift Valley

Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley is where you’ll find one of the most spectacular displays of African wildlife.  The frankly gorgeous landscape of lagoons, rivers, grasslands and mysterious woodlands are enough reason to visit, but the creatures you’ll see will take your breath away. Spend three nights at a bush camp of thatched chalets, and two in a tented camp under a peaceaful grove of trees.


Source: zambiaodyssey.com