Traveling is such a fun experience, why not plan a Group Adventures tour for some extra fun?
Overseas destinations can be quite the adventure when you can include your family or your friends.
Europe is a top destination for group tours, just a jump across the pond and you’re in for some amazing destinations combined with great company, interesting new cultures and tons of fun activities.
If you’re about to make plans, there are some neat options and top tours to Europe offered by adventure specialists.
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Group Adventures you might want to add to your bucket list:
One tour that you’ll never forget would be a visit to Israel and Jordan.
You can explore Petra – the City with a Forgotten Past, also known as Red Rose City.
Because it’s situated near the Dead Sea you can enjoy spending the night at a resort hotel on the beautiful spa like mineral springs.
You and your family will be fed well and pampered while enjoying days full of adventure.
Then its off to visit biblical sites in Jordan, the Jerash ruins and Moses Promised Land.
Have you always wanted to visit Africa? Take an East African safari and stay in a mobile tent camp.
You and your friends can watch the Great Migration of animals as they cross through Tanzania and Kenya plains, or take a Hemingway Safari to see the animals cross the Serengati and Masai Mara.
There are many options for both group tours and independent tours, both full of outdoor adventure.
If Britain and Ireland have been on your travel list for a while, this is another tour you can consider.
Some packages begin in London and go on through the country to Stratford Upon Avon where Shakespeare was born.
You can visit locations such as York Minister, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and go on to Saint Oswald’s Church.
Malaysia and Singapore are favorite place to visit and so full of culture and excitement.
Kuala Lumpur is such an interesting destination and is absolutely amazing with it’s busy city, shopping and crafty markets.
The landscapes in this destination are simply stunning, the perfect country to have some fun adventures with your friends or family.
Climb Mount Kinabula, tour the Mulu caves, or check out Turtle Island for memories that you’ll take with you throughout a lifetime.
You can also see the Cameron Highlands and even travel into Singapore while on a Malaysian tour.
It is said that variety is the spice of life, a guided tour can be a great experience.
Most services understand your need to explore and will plan out your Group Adventures. This helps you focus on having fun and making memories as well as having the freedom to explore, shop, eat and soak in a new interesting culture.
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Traveling In East Africa Will Change Your Perspective
Being on the road broadens every traveler’s horizons.
Traveling in East Africa has a unique way of changing someone’s outlook, and to fully benefit from the experience you want to check your expectations at the door.”
Slow down and enjoy the ride
When traveling in East Africa, the focus is not so much on arriving “on time” as it is on simply arriving.
There are a million factors at play; there are not always set transportation schedules (trains have even been known to be days late) and sometimes unpaved roads can be washed out.
It’s a part of life! A journey may take hours longer than intended and it may be incredibly uncomfortable in an overflowing mini bus, but if you’ve arrived where you intended to be–everyone is happy.
There is a Swahili saying “pole’, pole’” (pronounced po-lay po-lay) that means “slowly, slowly.”
Guides repeat this over and over to climbers on treks up Africa’s great mountains, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The point is that it’s not about being the first one up the mountain, because the mountain isn’t going anywhere.
What’s important is just to be making the climb.
Showing patience in these situations removes stress, and for a backpacker adopting this attitude can be therapeutic.
Learn that anything is possible
If there’s something you want to do, all you have to do is ask.
In most cases, people will go out of their way to allow the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
In East Africa, the red tape we’re accustomed to in the U.S. is incredibly reduced, whereas things can get so bogged down in the Western World by process.
Want to paint a school?
Want to teach a preschool or computer class?
Chances are the school administrators will not only clear the schedule with as much time as you need, but the students will also provide a welcome ceremony that would fill any traveler’s heart.
Be part of the action
In East Africa, it’s not unusual for something out of the ordinary to be constantly happening.
There is always a stunning landscape to inspire awe, or a bull elephant to stalk your bus at the roadside because the route winds through a National Park.
There could be a woman unflinchingly handing you her second youngest child to hold, as she breast feeds her youngest right next to you.
In times like this, one cannot help but just be absolutely in the moment.
In the West, we have a tendency to be disengaged.
We rely on smart phones to avoid really interacting with the people and environment around us.
But no one is isolated while backpacking through East Africa.
To thrive you must be agile and present in that very moment.
Small talk is big talk
Everyone stops and asks one another how they are doing.
Many East Africans show genuine concern for and interest in the well-being of those around them.
It can take 30 minutes to walk someplace that would normally take 10 minutes because so many people want to stop and chat.
A village mentality prevails, and one cannot help but feel a sense of connection that can be missed from daily life in the States.
Back home, we put ourselves in these separate boxes.
Drive in separate boxes.
Work in separate boxes.
In our society, it becomes so easy to feel isolated and disconnected.
Community is a powerful idea, and so much of its strength is driven by these small, seemingly simple, social interactions.
This goes a long way to explaining why so many Africans seem so happy in spite of some of the tougher living conditions.
Learn to love a continent of contrasts
It goes without saying that traveling, or doing just about anything, is not easy in East Africa.
Yet at the same time, it is usually worth the hassle.
For many, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro can be one of the hardest feats of their lives.
Seeing the sunrise from the “rooftop of Africa” can also be one of the most rewarding.
The East African people are a contrast in and of themselves.
There are so many people with their hands out, asking foreigners for something or trying to hustle them into buying something.
Meanwhile, if a traveler is truly in need, East Africans typically demonstrate incredible kindness and accommodation.
The challenges are plentiful, but when approaching East Africa with an open mind and open heart the rewards can be abundant and everlasting.