3 Great Short Holiday Ideas with a Difference


If you and your partner fancy a short holiday to recharge your batteries, there are, of course, many options. Some people’s idea of a perfect getaway involves lounging poolside with their favourite cocktail, while others prefer a more active experience, and whatever your leisure preferences, here are a few ideas for a short holiday with a difference.

  1. Hot Air Balloon Safari in Namibia – Definitely a great way to spend a week, and by combining the balloon experience with observing the wildlife, you get 2 great experiences rolled into one. The package would be tent-based, staying with guides inside National Parks and with 3-4 days of hot air ballooning, you can really appreciate the scope of the wilderness, plus you will get to see the Big 5 in a unique way. An online search will lead you to all you want to know about such a holiday, and Namibia is significantly cheaper than Kenya or South Africa, which is worth noting.
  2. Luxury Yacht Charter in Thailand – The ultimate experience if you are an ocean lover, and with affordable weekly catamaran hire in Thailand, you get to cruise the unique Andaman Sea in a state-of-the-art yacht, with a professional crew at your beck and call. Such an experience is not as costly as you might think, and all it takes is a Google search to be viewing vessels and enquiring about packages, and if all looks good, make the booking and don’t forget your snorkelling gear! If you board the vessel in Phuket, you can choose from the many amazing destinations, such as Phi Phi Islands and the party island of Koh Pan Gan, and there are flights from Europe into Phuket International Airport, which cuts the travelling time. If you have friends who would also love to take a break, why not merge holidays on a luxury yacht? Sharing the costs gives you more spending power, and as everything is included in the price, there are no extras when you charter a yacht.
  3. 5-Day Sydney Cruise – There’s no better way to spend a week than flying to Sydney to board a luxury cruise liner and with so many destinations, you can choose something ideal and look forward to a few days on a floating city that is designed with leisure, rest and relaxation in mind. You can snap up some great last-minute deals if you can travel at a moment’s notice, and the chances are you will see Humpback Whales, as they migrate to and from Antarctica, where they feel on the abundance of krill. You’ll never be bored on a luxury cruise liner, and if this is to be your first time cruising, it certainly won’t be the last!

The great thing about the Internet is you can arrange all of the above holiday experiences from the comfort of your living room, and then you can do a little online research to better acquaint yourself for the coming holiday.