With the Olympics and Paralympics only recently finishing, there has never been a better time to get active. This doesn’t necessarily mean heading to the gym or taking up jogging; why not combine being active with a holiday to get the most fun out of working up a sweat?Here is a list of just some of the benefits that could be yours if you make your next holiday an activity holiday.Try something newSometimes it can be hard to incorporate new activities into our daily routines thanks to our fast-paced lifestyles. For certain activities, like white water rafting or sandboarding that you can only do in certain places, an activity holiday is the perfect opportunity to find the time to have a go. There is nothing like coming back from an amazing holiday and being able to say to people, ‘I studied the night sky from the middle of a desert’, or ‘I learnt how to build an igloo with my bare hands’.
Take the road less travelledActivity holidays are some of the best for taking holidaymakers off the beaten track. Gone are the days of lying on a beach or chilling by the pool for hours. The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx are visited by most people who visit Egypt on holiday, but how many go that step further and see the biblically important Mount Sinai, or explore the tomb of Alexander the Great in the White Desert? This kind of holiday is great for seeing the lesser known parts of a country for a real adventure experience.Take the stress out of trip planningPlanning can be left to the professionals for many activity holidays, and in many ways it is best to let them handle the nitty gritty details. Because there is so much planning involved with activity holidays, leaving it to the experts takes away the stress and you can now relax with the knowledge that your holiday is safe in their hands. Many activity holiday operators have packages already arranged for you to choose from, so you can easily see what activities are available with each package and then choose your perfect option knowing that the operator has it all planned out already.
Bond with peopleThere is nothing like adventure to get people bonding. Activity holidays involve experiencing something new and exciting which is actually even more enjoyable with others. There are plenty of family activity holidays available; from groups with teenagers to parents with very young children there is lots available. Instead of family holiday arguments, why not bond over a camel ride instead? Or go on an adventure with friends, the perfect way to have a great adventure with great people.
This article was written by Thom Sanders on behalf of the Adventure Company. They offer a fantastic range of activity holidays, including great Egypt holidays.