5 reasons why Adventure Travel, it’s not just for the young.
Adventure travel is definitely not just for the young, so many clients discount Adventure Travel far too quickly, under the assumption that you have to be very fit. The fact is that Adventure Travel has come an awful long way in recent years and whilst a degree of fitness is required, it is usually no more than being capable of walking a 2 or 3 miles in any one given day. Most operators will now rate the standard of fitness required for each individual tour, helping you to decide in advance whether you are going to be up to the challenges that lay ahead. Added to this, quite often the operator will put in place an optional low impact activity or two, allowing you to skip any activity that you feel maybe a challenge too far.
I am far too old; this is another often heard remark, however as there are many travellers that started out taking Adventure Holidays back in the 70 & 80’s, and are completely hooked, meaning it is not uncommon to find a group of travellers ranging from their 20s right up to their mid-70s.
Finding time to relax;is also an important part of any holiday, and is often cited as a reason for not wishing to take part in an adventure holiday, as you spend all your time on the move and rushing around. Again this could not be further from the truth, as operators realise that clients not only need time to recover from their days excursions but also like some time to relax. For this reason most operators will fit in some kind of downtime into the itinerary, either some beach and pool time or perhaps an afternoon at leisure to go exploring off your own back.
Accommodation; this is another big issue, in years gone by the accommodation was at the lower end, to fit in with the budget of your average student. This is no longer the case, with the popularity of Adventure Travel growing and a much wider demographic, the demand for a variety of accommodation option has meant that operators have to look beyond the Youth Hostel and come up with a variety of alternatives, including boutique Hotels and Eco Resorts.
One final myth is to do with food, a very important part of any holiday for most of us you will be pleased to hear that it is not all burger and chips or pot noodles around a campfire. In fact the choice of food can range from fine dining at an Eco Retreat to the street stalls of the Far East where you can graze on the freshest of ingredients at a fraction of the cost of what you would expect to pay at your average restaurant.
There really is no reason why you should not add an adventure holiday element into your next itinerary,
whether it is cycling in Cambodia or cooking in Malaysia, as part of an Asian extravaganza or just a stopover on the way to Australia & New Zealand, the choice is growing all the time.
For further ideas and help in planning your next big adventure, call in to the fantastic new office of, Amity Travel Private Client for a chat with one of our experienced members of staff, where you can discuss your holiday ideas in a relaxed environment over a cup of coffee. The staff at Amity can guide you through the maze of Adventure Travel operators and help choose the right tour to fit your personal requirements.