After waiting for 3 years, we are on the verge of opening up the world and one of the first things people want to do is take a nice long holiday. We never really appreciate something until we lose it, or so the saying goes and after being grounded due to the pandemic, flying suddenly sounds exciting.
We’ve scoured the web to bring you what we think are the best foreign holiday packages for those who want something a bit different.
- Tour NZ in a Campervan – If you are looking for cheap campervan hire in NZ, Google is your best friend and the latest generation of RVs are the result of years of design innovation and will provide you with luxurious transport and accommodation as you see the spectacular natural beauty of this green and lush land. The hire company would be able to advise you about good routes, plus you would receive an introductory package when you make the booking and their fleet of luxury RVs are all available.
- Trekking in Thailand – We’ve all sampled the tropical beach style in Phuket and Krabi, but have you hiked in the north of Thailand? Check with online trekking tour operators and learn all about the hilltribe folk that you will encounter in this enchanting region. Start with a few days in Chiang Mai (leave BKK to last) to acclimatise, then head off to Chaing Rai and take an English-speaking guide, which costs next to nothing.
- Big Bike Touring in Europe – The summer months are ideal for taking a big touring motorcycle down through Italy, Spain, Portugal, and don’t forget Serbia, which is a unique part of Europe recently opened up to tourism. Start in Paris and work your way south, spending time in Monaco (you can park a bike in the top casinos) and St Tropez and there are many inns and resorts with great accommodation.
- Antarctica Cruise – This should be on everyone’s bucket list and the best port to embark is Melbourne or Brisbane; Google will help you find a cruise operator and while this won’t be a cheap trip, it will be one that remains etched in your memory. If you happen to be a scuba diver, you can ice-dive with professional guides and get close up to seals, although you need to have a certain number of cold dives under your belt for this one!
Wherever you decide to go, don’t delay in making the booking, as millions of like-minded people are also looking for a great holiday package.