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5 Unique Travel Experiences Around the World

Traveling is all about discovering new places, tasting new foods, learning about the local culture, and enjoying new adventures. Create memorable journeys with these unique travel experiences around the world that will forever hold a special place in your heart.


“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta


The spectacular Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Breakfast with the Giraffes

Giraffe Manor in Kenya – this iconic boutique hotel perfectly combines luxury and wildlife. Awaken to the towering giraffes poking their heads inside your bedroom window before greeting you in the main dining room. This property is a sanctuary where giraffes roam freely and conservation efforts are ongoing for this endangered giraffe species. The experience is so unique as it offers the perfect blend of elegance, conservation, and wildlife encounters. We can include Giraffe Manor on itineraries to Eastern or Southern Africa. Combining it with safari lodges, Cape Town, and an African island makes for an unforgettable vacation in Africa.


Breathtaking colors of the Northern Lights in Iceland

Chase the Northern Lights in Iceland

View the spectacular and colorful Northern Lights swirling across the sky. Iceland’s rugged and remote landscapes provide the perfect stage for viewing the lights. Our guides know exactly where to take you for the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. They will even take you out on multiple nights if the lights are not visible on your first chase.


Magical sunrise on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia

Soar Over Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon

This region, in central Turkey, is known for its rock formations, fairytale scenery, quaint little villages, underground city, and the hundreds of hot air balloons that soar the sky every morning before sunrise. The adventure begins before the crack of dawn, the balloons start to inflate and light up the sky as they begin to ascend gracefully. Then the sky illuminates as the sun rises surrounded by hundreds of colorful balloons. The experience is simply magical and one you must add to your bucket list.


Gold sand dunes in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp, Morocco

Spend a Night in the Sahara Desert

Spend a night in a luxury tented camp in the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable experience. We often include this experience in a Morocco itinerary. There is a unique tranquility and incredible beauty as the gold sand dunes surround you in the Sahara. Upon arrival, enjoy a camel ride or a fun ride down the dunes on sandboards. Dinner is served by the campfire. Then your evening culminates with stargazing accompanied by local tribal music. Rise early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise with light perfect for a photoshoot or to try a morning yoga session on the dunes.


Spectacular overwater bungalow at Velaa Island, Maldives
Overwater pool villa at Velaa Island, Maldives

Stay in an Overwater Bungalow in the Maldives

Your escape begins the moment you hop on the seaplane for the spectacular arrival at your private island resort in the Maldives. There are over 1,000 small islands in the Maldives, most are uninhabited and only 130 of them have resorts (one per island). The breathtaking crystal-clear waters are all around your overwater bungalow with private deck and pool. A stay in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives is not just a vacation; it's an immersive experience in luxury, tranquility, and natural beauty.


Which one of these are you adding to your travel bucket list?

At Distinct Vacations we partner with in-country travel suppliers allowing us to offer out-of-the-ordinary, non-Googleable, local experiences with premium service throughout your vacation.


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