Why does a holiday always have to be about visiting a popular tourist destination? Instead of going where everyone goes, why not try something for a change this year? Why not opt for an off the beaten path destination that would promise you lesser crowds and an enlightening experience as well? If you are looking out for such spots, then here are five offbeat destinations you can start with.
How about visiting the North Pole for a change? In addition to getting a once in a lifetime opportunity of standing on the North Pole, you can do plenty here. This includes visiting reindeer herders in the Khatanga village, touring the Polar Museum located in St. Petersburg, barbecuing at the Taiga border near the extremely picturesque Kotuy River valley and visiting the Tamymur Nature Reserve.
Antarctica happens to be the southernmost continent on the planet. Assume the role of an explorer as you tour the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting albatrosses, penguins, prions, petrels, shearwaters and fulmars in the process. Of course, there are plenty of fishes, seals, whales and squids to sight as well. One visit to the continent and you can cheerfully brag about visiting both poles to your friends.
Have you ever toyed with the idea of coming face to face with a real vampire? Then Transylvania would be the perfect holiday destination for you. Filled with historical buildings and beautiful gardens, Transylvania happens to be the industrial, cultural and academic centers of Romania. The city’s inhabitants are extremely friendly and enjoy a religious and multicultural life. While you are here, do not miss the chance to visit the National Theater, the AcramIancu Sqaure, the Avram Inca Statue, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Maniu Street and the Botanical Garden. Do not worry though, we were only joking about the vampires though.
This Moroccan city may be popular among locals and tourists. However, it remains as one of the most underrated tourist destinations in the world. Located across the Strait of Gibraltar, the city has a colorful history and follows an equally diverse culture. While the city enjoyed a lawless life from 1920 onwards owing to its stature as an International Zone, the Second World War reunited it with Morocco. In case you did not know, Tangier happens to be home to one of the world’s biggest private investigation companies. It is also considered a safe haven for several international spying activities. The city is connected to the nearby cities of Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca via railroad line.
Do you fancy spending your vacation in an intense rainforest with no signs of civilization whatsoever for miles around? Then all you need to do is head over to the Amazon basin in Brazil. In addition to cut off from the chaotic world completely, you can enjoy unspoiled sightings of some of the rarest animals on the planet. This would include the Amazon Turtle that weighs about 60 kilograms as well as the much smaller Tracaja Turtle. You can also enjoy the experience of a lifetime cruising down the Amazon River. The water is not that safe though (infested with dangerous creatures). So do not try getting into it for a swim. In addition, make sure you stock up on bug repellants. You would need them in the rainforest, for you would be stepping into their territory.
Here are some of the offbeat destinations that you can opt to visit for a truly enlightening holiday experience. In addition to offering you plenty of things to see and do, these destinations would help you brag about enjoying a one of a kind holiday for ages.