Ever feel like you’ve been there, done that? Want to explore and discover something completely unexpected? It is often these serendipitous experiences that make for a real adventure. Even if you are keen for new discoveries, most adventurous travellers still have a list of their ‘favourites’. So let’s mix something you do know with something fresh! We’ve put together our list of lesser visited destinations around the world which will appeal to you if you’ve already discovered some of these favourites.
If You Liked Jordan ↷ Try Iran
WHY: While it may not have iconic landmarks such as Petra, Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest continuous major civilisations. With a long history spanning over 7,000 years, there is no shortage of ancient cities, mosques, minarets and tombs to explore.
Experience it for yourself on an 11 day Best of Iran trip or take a longer journey over 15 days from northern Iran to Tbilisi via Armenia.
If You Liked: Cambodia ↷ Try: Myanmar
WHY: The Angkor Wat complex is one of the most spectacular sights in southeast Asia. Not as famous yet, the temples you can find in the valley of Bagan in Myanmar are widely considered as the finest on the continent.
See them yourself on the 12 day Myanmar Adventure or mix it up with the 13 day Bike, Hike and Kayak Myanmar.
If You Liked Morocco ↷ Try Oman
WHY: Oman is an adventure traveller’s utopia: traditional souks, Bedouin settlements, rugged mountains, desert dunes and a rich history. Until as recent as 1893, the sultanate was closed to foreigners. Now you can discover a modern Arabia while still experiencing its ancient soul.
Try a stop over in Oman on your way to Europe on our 4 day Oman Musandam or really discover all that Oman has to offer on the 11 day Highlights of Oman.
If You Liked The Amazon ↷ Try Papua New Guinea
WHY: Just as The Amazon is one of the planet’s most incredible enigmas, Papua New Guinea remains one of the world’s least explored countries. There are over 850 indigenous languages still spoken!
Challenge yourself on the classic 11 day Kokoda Track or discover the mysteries of Melanesia with Professor Tim Flannery.
If You Liked Japan ↷ Try Korea
WHY: Similar to its neighbouring Japan, friendly South Korea is a unique study in contrasts and contradictions, mixing the traditional world with modern-day comforts.
Ride along new cycle paths, following the Han River on the 9 day South Korea by Bike trip or get truly off the beaten path on the 8 day North Korean Explorer.
If You Liked Alaska ↷ Try Patagonia
WHY: A mix of glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands, Patagonia boasts one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. You will also get to see an abundance of unique wildlife along the trail.
Seasoned trekkers can take on a new challenge on the 15 day Great Patagonian Traverse or those looking to sample a classic should join our 15 day Paine & Fitz Roy Trek.
If You Liked Cuba ↷ Try Guatemala
WHY: If you feel that the world’s most famous Communist island is changing too fast now that it is welcoming more American travellers, then head to Guatemala instead for a better feel of ‘socialist revolution’.
Experience a fascinating insight into the main archaeological, cultural and natural attractions of Guatemala on Guatemala Encompassed.
If You Liked Norway ↷ Try The Russian Arctic
WHY: Rugged and off the beaten track, the Russian Arctic is a region that was until recently ‘off limits’ to western visitors. Now you can travel and experience the tranquil beauty of Russia’s far east for yourself.
Experience the fabled Northeast Passed on our epic 28 day Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route.
If You Liked Kenya ↷ Try Madagascar
WHY: There is more to African wildlife than the ‘Big Five’. Madagascar is a biodiversity hot spot, with over 80 percent of its plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth.
Discover another side of Africa on our 7 day Culture and Wildlife of Madagascar or immerse yourself in the island ‘continent’ on the 21 day Madagascar Adventure.
Do you have another destination in mind that you would like to ‘relive’ but with a twist of new discoveries? Get in touch and let us come up with some alternative holiday destinations that you may not have thought of yourself.