Bucket List Holidays all over the globe
At Not In The Guidebooks, we believe that your travel time is precious, and that when you explore the world, you need to ensure you use that time in the very best way possible. That’s why we’ve curated bucket list holidays, travel experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime, and packaged them together so that you can easily enjoy the very best a destination has to offer.
We’ve done the research for you. With the help of our amazing local hosts, we have put together once-in-a-lifetime itineraries that get you off the beaten track and to the beating heart of a country, so that you don’t have your average tourist experience, but one that takes you to the hidden gems only the locals know about, gets you eating the best food, and enjoying the best activities on offer.
Meticulously crafted itineraries that make the most of your time
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of taking months off at a time to travel and discover new countries and cultures at our own pace. With Not In The Guidebooks’ bucket list holidays, you will make the very most of all your time thanks to itineraries that make each day unique and memorable.
Whether that’s swimming with sea turtles on a wildlife holiday in Costa Rica, trekking through epic mountain scenery in Northern Vietnam, taking one of the world’s most spectacular train rides in Peru, or seeking out mountain gorillas in Uganda, there are days on offer here that are epic beyond belief.
You’re saved the pain of finding the best guides and the best places to do the activities you want, as our local hosts take care of you and remove the burden of that time-consuming admin. And with plenty of free time built in to your itinerary to either explore independently or relax on the beach or by the pool, you can be guaranteed that you’ll return home from your bucket list holiday feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.
Get to the beating heart of a country and culture
On so may package holidays around the world, you may find yourself hopping quickly from place to place in big tour buses, without much time to really appreciate the most important aspect of a nation – it’s people.
With Not In The Guidebooks, we put you in touch with local hosts who are passionate about showing off the very best of their home country. This means you’ll get insight only granted to travellers who spend enough time in a country to virtually become a local, as you understand the cuisine, the culture and the history of places like never before.
You might be invited to a family home to cook up an authentic dish, to a market to understand how this central hub operates for the regulars, or entirely off the beaten track to a hidden gem most tourists would miss. We find it’s these kind of experiences that really stay with our travellers, and mean that they come away with a real affinity to their new-found favourite country.
Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?
We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.
We’ve got local partners all across the world, from Norway to Namibia, Scotland to Sri Lanka, Portugal to Peru. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.