We are all aware that life is repetitive no matter how much fun a person’s routine is. For many people, the only way to escape the sheer boredom associated with the repetitiveness is to enjoy an experience that varies from the norm occasionally.
For many people, this is achieved through going on a vacation and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for some inspiring ideas so you can enjoy yours. Check out the overview below of some of the best places to go and things to do for your vacation in July.
Barcelona Half Day Bike Tour
How do you feel about being able to see some of the best attractions in the world while getting in a bit of fun exercise? If that’s sounds like a great time for you, considering taking a trip to Spain for the Barcelona Half Day Bike Tour.
To begin the tour, you’re provided with bicycles that are easy to ride regardless of your riding experience. Additionally, you’re assigned a guide who knows the lay of the land and has many fun facts to share. During your tour, you can experience destinations such as the Arc de Triomf and the Barcelona Cathedral.
At prices that start at $33, this tour is a no brainer and Barcelona’s bike lanes make it completely safe.
‘Game of Thrones’ Tour of Dubrovnik
The Game of Thrones series has taken the world by storm over the past couple years and even if you’re not a fan, there’s no denying that the setting seems as if it resides in a completely different world.
What if you could experience this world from the perspective of the cast? During the Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik, Croatia, you can traverse iconic locations such as the Lovrijenac Fortress, the King’s Landing, and Blackwater Bay.
In fact, the guide provides further immersion into the environment with his/her commentary about the entire production.
Amsterdam Cruise and Dinner
Films and documentaries have allowed to world to experience one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful sights on the big screen, which is the city’s canal network. The beautiful canals provide a great path through and view of many beautiful landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge, the Anne Frank House, and the Red-Light District.
Your transportation medium for the cruise is a comfortable cruise boat complete with a warm crew and a great chef. As you traverse the water and take in the sights, you are continuously served drinks at your request.
These drinks range from soft drinks, to beer, and even wine. Additionally, you get to enjoy a whole four course Dutch meal that is prepared onboard during the cruise. This is one experience in the Netherlands that cannot be forgotten.
Flora and Fauna Viewing at Madagascar
If you love wildlife and getting a chance to look at various species of animals, then a visit to Madagascar is in order. If the movies by the same name are any indication, there is a lot of fun to be had. Just to give you an idea of what you can look forward to, Madagascar is the home of over 260 reptile species, 300 bird species, and 100 lemur species.
Additionally, the island has over 14,000 different species of plants.
Only 20% of these can be found anywhere else in the world.
As there is obviously much to view and enjoy, the minimum period for the viewing tours is 10 days. Each night is spent in pure bliss as accommodation is provided in Madagascar’s most comfortable hotels nightly.
The Bike Death Road of La Paz
It is fitting to start by saying that this one is not for the faint of heart. In fact, if you’re not in good health, it may be best for you to sit this one out. There is a lot of information available online about what to expect as the course has been done by many people before. If you’re a thrill seeker, don’t look up anything but the location in advance so you can experience the surprise of what awaits.
The course is in Bolivia and is know as the infamous Death Road of La Paz. The mostly downhill course lasts for up to five hours and requires quite a bit of braking to stop yourself going too fast. This is one of those exhilarating experiences that stays with you for life.
The Island of Jamaica
Caribbean islands are usually sought-after destinations as the abundance of water-based enjoyment is great for combatting the summer heat that is synonymous with July. It is advised to check out some of the island’s most famous water attractions such as the Dunn’s River Falls, however, you can improve your vacation immensely by focusing on the island’s cuisine.
The flavor embedded in some of the local dishes such as Ackee & Saltfish, Jerked Chicken and Salt Mackerel Run Dung is unlike anything else and you owe it yourself to get the entire island experience.
Bangkok’s Grand Palace
What used to serve as the palace for Kings Rama I – V and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is now a royal complex that serves as Bangkok’s number one attraction. There are quite a few activities and foods to try in the Thai capital, however, there is a zero chance of disappointment should you allocate a half day just to exploring this beautiful landmark. The classic architecture, the pristine woodwork, the awe-inspiring carvings, and the three separate courtyards are just a few of the reasons this is one of Thailand’s top tourist attractions. If you have ever imagined touring a palace, then a visit here is the way to realized that dream.
You should note that visitors are required to wear either black or white as a show of respect for the late King Rama IX, who passed in 2016.