From remote wildernesses to hectic metropolises, often one of the greatest experiences to have whilst travelling is to lose all sense of time and direction and get thoroughly caught up in your new surroundings. Enter one of our areas of expertise - unique holidays - and some of our absolute favourite places to get lost and try something different…
1. Wandering the souqs of Marrakech, Morocco
The bustling outdoor markets of Marrakech are an exercise for all of your senses; noises from every direction, vibrant colours, and spices scent the air. Perfect for a wander and for losing any sense of direction!
2. Strolling along the beaches of St Vincent & the Grenadines
Take your pick of endless white sand beaches in St Vincent and the Grenadines, one of the locations used in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Work and the stresses of everyday life become a distant memory here thanks to the laid-back atmosphere and slow pace of life.
3. Bartering your way around Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
The Turkish city of Istanbul where East so famously meets West is also home to numerous historical and cultural gems. The Grand Bazaar is one such; a labyrinthine indoor market wonderfully impossible to navigate your way around.
4. Taking to the streets in Tokyo, Japan
From the obvious language barrier to less-than-subtle cultural differences, getting lost in Tokyo, the capital of Japan's lively streets are an unforgettable experience. Discover the extreme contrasts of tranquility and chaos on offer here.
5. Exploring temples in Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang, once a royal capital, now a city with UNESCO World Heritage site status, hugs the Mekong River in Laos. Surrounded by mountains, the area is home to dozens of temples and religious sites.
6. Partying in New York, the city that never sleeps
Perfect for discovering New York's reputation as the city that never sleeps; the meat-packing district and Soho are the place to be for some of the hottest nightclubs in the metropolis.
7. Cycling the trendy streets in Copenhagen, Denmark
A world leader in design, Copenhagen has a lot to live up to. Its skyline punctuated with elegant spires, waterside location, and outdoor spaces certainly don't disappoint. Explore and get caught up in the hip Danish capital as the locals do; by bike.
8. Shopping at a Provencal market in France
9. Flying over the Skeleton Coast, Namibia
The spellbinding magic of Namibia's Skeleton Coast is perhaps best appreciated from the air. The scenes are incredibly remote, wild, and dramatic.
10. Discovering ancient history along the Nile, Egypt
One of the most relaxing ways to explore Egypt and the historical sites along the Nile is most likely by boat. Lose all sense of time amongst the 1920's interiors whilst floating past relics from the world's longest-lived empire.
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