Touring is a fantastic way to really experience the places you are visiting and there are many touring holiday companies out there providing a vast array of choice, so where to start on deciding what you want to do? All the world’s continents are places full of adventure, full of diverse cultures, rich in heritage and grand in nature. The benefits to you of going on a touring holiday is you will be looked after by people who will bring all their enthusiasm and insider knowledge to life, which means you will have a holiday experience to remember forever.
You will firstly need to decide on your destination, start by making a priority list of places you have never been and would really love to visit. Which world continent are you drawn to – Europe, the Americas, Asia or Australasia? Remember truly discovering a destination means much more than just seeing it. It means immersing yourself in the local culture and venturing beyond the tourist trail.
Touring holidays are characterised by engaging cultural experiences, active adventures and getting off the beaten track, no two days of your holiday will be alike. You will absolutely see all the major sights, and you will also gain a deeper understanding of your chosen destination.
Asia is a particularly special continent to explore and somewhere Wendy Wu Tours knows exceptionally well. The best way to discover a countries culture is by participation, joining a Tai Chi class and meditating on a mountain; having a go at Japanese drumming and staying in a Buddhist Temple; exploring Saigon on the back of a Vespa and taking part in an alms-giving ceremony. On a touring holiday, you just don’t see it, you get to do it. Why not watch the video to get a really good feel for what this really means?
For those of you hankering after an adventure, getting on a bike or taking a hike, to see more of the scenery and local life is a must. Does trekking to Vietnam’s hill tribe villages; cycling through the stunning scenery of Yangshuo in China or hiking in the Himalayan foothills take your fancy?
And finally, a touring holiday will get you off the beaten track, for example venturing to remote destinations such as the Tibetan Plateau and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia or; visiting the long-necked Paduang tribe in Burma. This can also mean seeing more common sites from a different viewpoint: trekking on a wild part of the Great Wall in China, working with a local farmer in Hoi An in Vietnam or cycling round the back streets of Udaipur in India.
Should you be looking for your own personal adventure, visiting exactly the places you want to go and including just the things you want to do, there is the tailor-made option available to you. Whatever your interests, whoever you want to travel with and whatever you’d like to experience, this can all be arranged for you to create your own, personalised holiday.
Booking a touring holiday also means peace of mind as absolutely everything is taken care of for you. For example, with Wendy Wu Tours your holiday will include your return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges, often with the opportunity to upgrade to Business Class; all accommodation; all or most meals (you will need to check the specific tour); English speaking and National Escort speaking guides; visa fees for UK and EU passport holders and comprehensive tour dossiers and travel guides.
As always, we are here to help you decide, plan and book your holiday.