5 Exotic Holiday Experiences For Maltese Students With No Planning Needed 🌴 😱
What is an adventure? For Distant Horizons, an adventure is a trip that takes you out of your comfort zone and lets you experience new worlds - and they have loads of pre-made itineraries to help you get going on your journey!
Remember that adventures are not just activities for adrenaline junkies, sure they organise bungee jumping, white water rafting and so on, but simply exploring a country and experiencing its different culture, visuals and tastes is an adventure in itself.
Below, you can find a list of 5 amazing trips you can take with fully detailed and carefully planned itineraries from Intrepid Travel, who are an international travel agency that is officially partnered with Distant Horizons.
1. Vietnam Villages 🏚
This trip is jam-packed with activities and unique experiences. You'll explore the buzzing motorbike-filled street life, sample local delicacies as you wander through the back streets, and you can even visit the various museums and temples scattered around the area.
As you explore the villages, your guide will help in teaching you about the culture and its history. There'll be kayaking in Lan Ha Bay among huge mossy rocks and green seas. You can even cycle through rice paddies, and experience an overnight train ride which is truly a unique travel experience.
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2. An Indian Escape 🇮🇳
India is an adventure that no other country in the world can prepare you for.
From the crazy experience that is visiting the Taj Mahal, to samosas and tongue-tingling tandoori chicken, immerse your senses in the colourful chaos on this mind-blowing, one-week trip through India. Try and spot the elegant yet fierce tigers in Ranthambhore National Park, dance to traditional Bollywood music, put on your rose coloured glasses in the pink city of Jaipur and be mesmerised by the pavilion of mirrors in Amber Fort.
3. The (Central) American Dream 🦅
This trip covers large areas in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
There are loads of sides to Central America and you’ll get a taste of so many through this itinerary - unwind on the sands of Playa del Carmen, marvel at the Tikal pyramids or get yourself some souvenirs in the markets of Chichicastenango.
You’ll be crossing the borders between three countries on this trip and, while it is usually straightforward, you may need to be patient. Make sure you pack appropriately considering how hot and humid these areas are.
It’s also a good idea to try and brush up on as many Spanish words as you can. While locals are usually quite friendly, they’re also shy, so knowing some local lingo is a great way to break the ice and show you care about them and their culture.
The Intrepid Travel itinerary can be found here.
4. Cuban Caribbean 🇨🇺
Take a trip to Cuba and traverse the colourful streets of Havana! (no we're not talking about the vodka-soaked nightclub floors) Walk through the colourful streets, then past local farms and tobacco plantations in Vinales, seeing plenty of vintage cars and horse-drawn carriages and getting a taste of Cuba as you experience the authentic vibe of this unique island.
Visit the historic city of Santa Clara and learn about the mythical figure that was "Che Guevarra" and stand next to his statue located in the aptly named "Revolutionary Plaza". Also, don't forget to visit some local bars to go rum tasting, as Cuba is home to some of the best rum in the world!
More details here.
5. The Jordanian Journey 🐫 🐪
Jordan is a mix of natural oddities and ancient wonder, it's the perfect trip for the curious traveller. You can live it up in cosmopolitan Amman, explore the mystical desert landscapes in Wadi Rum, visit the towering ruins of Petra, and discover the vibrant mosaics of Madaba.
Along this trip, you'll be directed by a well-versed guide, as you trek through sand dunes and effortlessly float in the super-salty waters of the Dead Sea. Then, hop in a jeep and see the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum – a rugged lunar-like landscape of huge sandstone mountains and ancient structures hidden among the sandy expanse.
After your day of four-wheel-driving in Wadi Rum, spend a night under the stars with a special experience at a desert camp run by Bedouin locals – full of good food and warm hospitality. It really will be a journey.
Find out more on Intrepid Travel