The sun's out, the kids are nearly out of school and a summer of opportunity is on our doorstep. It's an exciting time, but not as exciting as it gets, with more and more of us looking to have some thrills and experiences on our holidays, rather than just a week on the beach. So, with the active holidaymakers in mind, we picked a selection of exciting, experience holidays for your enjoyment this year.
Australia should be your calling if you're in real need of adventure, as this 15 night tour will leave you with memories and experiences to satisfy any thrillseeker. Better yet, you'll get one night free and save £250pp on your trip.
Starting in Sydney, you'll explore the famous city on a half day sightseeing trip where you'll take in the famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour bridge among other landmarks. Then get a head for heights with a fantastic meal at the top of Sydney Tower before heading for a day of exploration around Port Macquarie the day after. En route to Fraser Island take advantage of stops at Australia Zoo and Surfers Paradise for some highly entertaining days. Explore the Fraser Island on foot after a half day tour before a morning cruise takes you back to the mainland. The final few days will have you snorkelling, hiking, exploring and cruising your way around before ending with a wonderful day in Cairns.
Alternatively, the deep south could be the perfect destination for you to get your kicks, specifically in the Lone Star State: Texas. This exciting three-stop trip to Texas will have you feeling like you're in an old western as you take on your rugged surroundings and take in the unique culture embedded in this beautiful part of America. Save 10% on an 8 night stay with our offer which includes flights and car hire.
Before you get your spurs on and challenge every punk out there to a duel, you'll adapt to like in the south with a culture-fuelled stay at the 4* Hotel Indigo in downtown Dallas. It's then that you'll move onto the Wildcatter Ranch in the country and you'll unleash the Clint Eastwood within you. Explore the ranch on horseback, or on a wagon ride and see the glorious countryside around you before playing 'Cowboys and Indians' with shooting and archery experiences for you to find out if you're truly a sharpshooter sheriff or just a simple deputy. Kick off your cowboy boots and round off this incredible holiday with an unforgettable music experience in Austin at the fabulous 4* Radisson Hotel where you'll probably appreciate relaxing on something more comfortable than a saddle.
Our final suggestion offers a shorter getaway, with all the action packed into 4 days. Choose the Through the Rift Valley Tour for an incredible safari experience and save $100pp in our deal which includes flights and full board.
This short, but extremely rewarding safari will take you to Nairobi and will allow you to gain an incredible first-hand experience of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. From day 1 you'll head to Masai Mara from Nairobi in time for lunch and an evening game drive. Before a full day's safari starting early the following day where, with a break to relax in between, you'll hopefully see all of Africa's Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard). The next day it's off to Kenya to see some more wildlife in beautiful, untouched scenery including flamingo and giraffe. Another evening game drive awaits, before you say goodbye to the ranch and an incredible trip the following day.