Fancy holidaying somewhere unusual? How about a 7 day tornado chasing safari? Care for a camping safari across the desert? How about a night in an Igloo? Or perhaps you may want to attend a winter driving school and receive your reindeer license!
Chloe Lim goes in search of holiday spots with a difference. You will reach areas that are totally remote, stunningly beautiful, rich in history and heritage, away from mainstream tourism and not in any guide book.
For those seeking an energetic adventure, complete relaxation, a romantic interlude, or a holiday that combines all of these elements, the following holiday packages are particularly appealing. Offering inspiration for travellers, each itinerary is a complete package. The accommodations may not have satellite TV or air-conditioning - but they offer an unforgettable experience.
By way of a taster, here are just a few of the unusual holiday packages on offer...
6 Day Ayers Rock Adventure
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Commences: Perth, Western Australia and concludes Alice Springs, Northern Territory
For those adventurous travellers who wish to travel overland through Central Australia, this is the 6 day camping safari for you. This is a classic outback adventure that passes through some of the most isolated and beautiful parts of Australia. Journey by 4WD vehicle from Perth to Alice Springs, along the Gunbarrel Highway and across the Great Victoria Desert. Camp under the desert stars as you travel to one of Australia's most famous outback destinations - Ayers Rock.
This tour is designed for those who are looking for adventure and who want to experience the beauty of Central Australia whilst enjoying the reward of camping and meeting new friends.
For more information and booking details visit http://www.hotelclub.net/extra/attractions/AyersRockAdventure.htm
7 Day Tornado Chasing Tour
Duration: 7 Days / 8 Nights
Commences: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris are chasing tornadoes with clients on-board. Their approach to chasing storms is extremely personal and focused on comfort and safety. With no more than FOUR clients in each GMC Suburban, every seat is considered first class!
For more information and booking details visit http://www.hotelclub.net/extra/attractions/TornadoChasingTour.htm
A Night in an Igloo
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Commences: Ivalo, and concludes in Ivalo
A night in an igloo - what more could you ask for!
Step inside, come into the heart of snow, the warmth of its blue lap. Come alone, with someone special or with a group, there will be a soft and comfortable bed for you in one of the 15 Igloos in Saariselkä, the Heart of Lapland. A reindeer hide and a woolen rug will provide you excellent insulation against the snow and keep you warm. The padded sleeping sacks will keep you warm. Although surprisingly comfortable inside the igloos, the temperature does hover between -3 and -6 degrees Celsius!
After your night in igloo you'll feel so exhilarated you will want to take on the world!
For more information and booking details visit http://www.hotelclub.net/extra/attractions/NightInAnIgloo.htm
Lycksele to Ekorrsele
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Commences: Ekorrsele, Sweden
Be pulled along by a team of 10-14 dogs on a dogsled. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the vast expanses of this gorgeous landscape that will unfold before you. Because you are travelling so quietly, there's some great opportunities to spot elks/moose, reindeers or other Swedish wild animals. The tour takes you over lakes, through forests and frozen wetlands. The light, the colors, the fresh air and the silent are something you have to experience in person. It can't be explained in words.
All warm clothes and boots are provided and at the end of the day you can reminisce about the adventures in a hot tub before feasting on a delicious dinner - pure indulgence!
For more information and booking details visit http://www.hotelclub.net/extra/attractions/LyckseleToEkorrsele.htm
Winter Driving School in Lapland
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Commences: Rovaniemi, and concludes in Rovaniemi, Lapland
For travellers looking for something different - how about this tour?
Welcome to Rovaniemi - the capital of Finnish Lapland! Enjoy spending some time in the Arctic Circle! Learn how to drive a snowmobile on ice; braking and fending off a sudden obstacle; driving and steering; using hand brakes and how to handle the snowmobile in everyday traffic. Then, visit a reindeer farm and learn how to harness a reindeer and ride a reindeer sledge, and if you pass these tasks, you will receive your reindeer license!
For more information and booking details visit http://www.hotelclub.net/extra/attractions/WinterDrivingSchool.htm .
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