We all want something different from our well-earned holidays. Some people might want nothing more than to lounge by the pool on an all-inclusive deal, while the more adventurous among us may want anything but that.
But package holidays have evolved to offer some of the best adventure breaks available today. Providing the affordability and ease of a packaged holiday with the culture and adventurousness of the best backpacking explorations, there is bound to be something for every Indiana Jones out there.
Speaking of Indy, this site was made famous by Hollywood’s most famous Nazi-fighting archaeologist.
The lost city of Petra is one of the most amazing sites in the world. Carved into a huge cliff face and with an impressive façade, the city is a great place to explore.
And the rest of the area does not disappoint. Situated near Egypt, many adventurous sorts opt to travel from the pyramids up to Petra, taking in the Dead Sea and the beautiful Dana National Park on the way.
Seemingly the preserve of gap year travelers for the last 20 years, Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for the more daring traveler.
Crammed with stunning scenery, including beautiful beaches and vast national parks, there are many resorts, including Chiang Mai, Phuket and the bustling capital, Bangkok – all chock full of exciting things to do.
If you go to Bangkok, make sure you visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace. Shopping and eating out are also a highlight of a trip to Thailand, with bargaining something of a local pastime!
Co-operative package holidays have some great deals on trips to Thailand, and often you will find that the flights are the most expensive part; once you’re there, food, drink and hotels are more than affordable.
If you really like to stay active during your holidays then you won’t do better than mountain biking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.
For beginners and enthusiasts alike there are many different routes to take to satisfy your ability. Guided tours are affordable and highly recommended to make sure you stay on the right track!
You’ll see some incredible sights including the many kasbahs (fortresses) in Telouet and the foothills of Jebel Mgoun, Morocco’s second-highest mountain. It’s also a perfect excuse to spend a few days in Marrakesh’s old city, where the contrast of the bustling souk and tranquility of the riads is like nowhere on Earth.
Packages including flights, accommodation, meals and a guided tour, start from around £1,000 for the week, so are very affordable for passionate bikers.
*Image of beach in Krabi, Thailand via Shutterstock