From hiking up to the Lost City of the Incas, to dancing the Hula in Hawaii, to mingling with jet setters in Dubai, there are lots of incredible ways to get lost in the world. Why not think out of the box as you plan your next vacation; no more run of the mill holidays for you. From swimming in the southern waters of Mosquito Bay to chartering a sail boat in Greece, we lay out a few other ‘less than common’ ways to spend your vacation time this year.
Lost City of the Incas
There’s a reason Peru’s Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites in the world. Dating back to the mid 1400s, it’s a historical wonder that will have a huge impact on you once you see it; amazed at the incredible talents of the ancient architects that built it.
Positioned on a high plateau surrounded by mind blowing views, deep in the Amazon jungle, you really get a feel for Peru, its people and its rich history. You can take a train to Machu Picchu from Cusco, or if you’re up for a multi-day hike through the deep Andean gullies you’ll thoroughly enjoy the views along the way. If you’re a history buff or adventure enthusiast, you should plan a trip to Peru which is also home to the legendary Galapagos and its amazing wildlife.
What could be more exciting than going on a Greek holiday, especially if it’s spent on the wonderfully diverse island of Crete. The island is a varied combination of soaring mountains, sandy beaches, vast plains graced with palm tree forests, and vibrant contemporary cities sharing the breathtaking coastline with world renowned ancient ruins.
Somehow Crete has managed to combine modern niceties with the architectural styles of their ancestors; a unique combination of the Ottomans, Venetians and Minoans. Besides touring the historical landmarks, visitors come to Crete for the beaches, the charming villages that dot the coastline, the delicious cuisine and fun festivals that usually involve a traditional music, dance and outdoor barbecues.
Gorgeous beaches, awesome weather, intriguing culture and history; Maui, Hawaii has it all. While on the island you can explore the world’s largest dormant volcano (Haleakala), snorkel along with 5 different kinds of sea turtles, dance the hula and so much more! You can travel East Maui’s breathtaking coastline, enjoy the tastiest cuisine you’ve ever had, or go up country to explore the ancient tribal battlegrounds in visually stunning Iao Valley State Park.
Located between Asia and Europe; Dubai is a multi-dimensional destination blending together modern feats of incredible splendor with a rich and colorful history. Jet setters and everyday people alike who are looking for a one of a kind vacation experience are drawn to this flourishing metropolis, brimming with spectacular natural beauty and featuring over the top luxury with a multitude of amenities and activities that don’t exist anywhere else in the world.
You’ll be awed by Dubai’s ingenuity as you set your eyes on the Burj Khalifa, the planet’s tallest building or experience the Dubai Mall’s indoor ski resort, the first and biggest in the world. Add in incredible resort hotels like the iconic Water Discus Hotel and cosmopolitan nightlife and you have the ideal vacation destination if you’re looking for pure luxury and over the top fun.