How to Decide on a Tailor Made Holiday

If you’re investing in a luxury holiday then you want it to cater to your specific needs and requirements. Tailor made holidays are a great way to ensure that you have the holiday that you want. If you’re embarking on booking a tailor made holiday then it will help if you have a very clear idea of what you want your holiday to be that way the travel companies can match your requirements as closely as possible to your ideas.

Firstly you need to think about what it is you would like to do. How do you want to spend your time? Are you a real culture vulture who likes to soak up historic monuments, building and places of interest? If you enjoy soaking up the sites then a city holiday might be the best option for you or a place with a strong historic past such as Egypt, Mexico or Italy. Alternatively some culture vultures enjoy becoming totally immersed in the country in which they are staying -indulging in local delicacies, accommodation and traditions. If you enjoy this kind of experience then you might want to consider is a stay in a Bedouin tent in Jordan or an elephant back safari in the Zambian bush.

Some people prefer to totally take it easy on holiday, soaking up the sun by the pool or on a golden sandy beach. For those of you who want to experience this type of holiday then the best option is to consider a tropical paradise such as the Maldives, Seychelles or the Caribbean. A beach holiday can also satisfy water sports enthusiast with opportunities to go scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkelling or deep sea diving. You might be a real adrenaline junkie and prefer to have an action packed trip. In this case you could consider skiing, a trekking or walking safari in Africa, white water rafting or kayaking.

Once you’ve established what you want to do on holiday you can really whittle down the choices and decide which country would be best for you. You may already have a destination in mind but don’t be afraid to discuss you ideas with a travel company, they may have some ideas that you haven’t even considered or knew about. Their knowledge of what available will help to tailor make your holiday perfectly.

Something else to think about is whether or not you’re a good traveller and do you enjoy flying? Australia is a fantastic holiday destination but from the UK involves some serious hours in the air, whereas somewhere on the continent in Europe is only a couple of hours away. You can also travel by road or rail to may European destinations. South Africa is a good one for flying as although it is a longish flight of 12 hours, because the country is only a couple of hours ahead of the UK you are unlikely to experience jet lag.

Accommodation is also very important to get right. You don’t want to arrive on your tailor made holiday and be unhappy with where you are staying. There are literally hundreds of options for you to choose from. For example if you like being looked after and waited on hand and foot then a hotel is the best option for you. Hotels have a host of facilities from pools, beach side locations, stunning rooms, excellent food and spas etc. If you prefer a little privacy but still want to be looked after you could go for a villa with a private butler. Some prefer to go self catering and eat out and about and look after themselves. You could also consider camping, some luxurious safaris offer bush camping allowing guests to get right out into the wild, complete with long drop toilets.