The best experiences for travel in 2018
The best way to switch off and disconnect from your everyday life whilst on holiday, is to immerse yourself in a different culture and way of life. Our local guides will show you how to connect with the locals and share some truly unique experiences.
Check out our insider tips for the best experiences in 2018:
Sri Lanka – Experience life as a Sri Lankan villager
Learn to farm and cook with the villagers in Hiriwadunna. Enjoy a tractor ride through a banana plantation then board an ‘oruwa’ (traditional boat) and cross a scenic reservoir to visit a chena cultivation.
Mexico – Go off-roading through a mountain range
Colombia – Go back to school in Cartagena
Botswana – Take a mokoro safari
Pass silently through the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro canoe, as wildlife roam on land and in the surrounding waters. Watch your guide skilfully navigate the waterways using only a long pole as he tells you about the local fauna and flora.
Vietnam – Go off grid in the Central Highlands
Go off the beaten track in Vietnam’s less-visited Central Highlands to live among the hill tribes in a luxury tented camp learning about local customs and music, hiking to hidden waterfalls or taking cooking classes at an organic farm.
Brazil – Discover a community project
The city of Salvador has several volunteer community projects on the go. Here’s your chance to visit one of them and meet the people who run them and benefit from the services. A unique opportunity to learn how people are forging positive change in deprived neighbourhoods, and a chance to get involved yourself.
Costa Rica – Learn from a local family
Head to the Osa Peninsula and spend some time with a Costa Rican family. They’ll teach you about life in this conservation area and show you how the local people contribute to the sustainable development of the region.