Self catering holidays

Try Something New and Exciting on your Holiday this Year?

When most of us think of holidays, we think of relaxing on a beach somewhere exotic and barely lifting a muscle, apart from when reaching for that glass of champagne. Although this kind of vacation can often be just what you need to de-stress, it can also be a great idea to try something new and exciting when going on holiday. That exhilarating feeling of doing something completely alien to you could be just the thing to invigorate you and get you ready to return to the stresses and strains of day-to-day life. Have a look at our selection of self-catering accommodation and enjoy a holiday taking part in one of these adrenaline-fuelled activities:

1.    Skydiving

There really is no feeling quite like the one you experience when you jump out of a plane for the first time. The nervousness that you feel on your long journey into the skies is followed by a moment that you will never forget, as you drop out of the plane and go into a free-fall. You will be guided through every step of the process and an experienced skydiver will of course be attached to you when you do your jump back down to earth, so you need not have any concerns about your safety. One of the UK’s best skydiving centers is located in the southwest of England so why not rent a country cottage in Devon and look forward to a holiday of a lifetime. You will no regret it.

2.    Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning in Turkey
Hot air ballooning in Turkey

For those looking for something less extreme than skydiving but exhilarating nonetheless, a hot air ballooning holiday is just for you. Float above some of the most beautiful sights on earth and experience the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology, dating back to the 18th century. Places such as the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania and the Angkor Wat in Cambodia look truly spectacular from the skies whereas some locations, including the Outback in Australia, are only really accessible by hot air balloon. Take a look at the self-catered accommodation available to rent in Australia here and get a glimpse of the country’s vast deserts. It is an experience unlike any other.









3.    White Water Rafting

Skydiving and hot air ballooning may sound like scary prospects but they are actually activities that involve you doing very little, as a skilled professional is in charge in both cases. That, however, is not the case when you go white water rafting. Teamwork and bravery are both essential parts of the activity, as you and your fellow rafters are in control of your raft and have to manoeuvre yourselves through the rough waters. That said, there are of course different grades of difficulty when it comes to white water rafting. Those who are new to the sport should start with waters that have been marked as a Grade 1 difficulty so that they can get to grips with the paddles and the raft. You can then of course move on to higher difficulties and test both your skills and your bravery! One of the best places to go white water rafting is on the Çoruh River in Turkey so what are you waiting for? Find your perfect self-catered accommodation in Turkey and prepare yourself for an unforgettable trip.

Skydiving, hot air ballooning and white water rafting are just a few of the many exciting activities possible throughout the world. Why not try your hand at bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia? Or perhaps you would prefer rock climbing in the Ao Nang, Krabi province in the heart of southern Thailand? Those with children who are looking for a cheaper and more family friendly experience should take a look at the many Go Ape centers that are located throughout the United Kingdom. There you can enjoy a great day out, climbing through the trees and going across zip lines. Whatever you do and wherever you go, stay in one of our fantastic self-catered cottages and save money on hotel bills. You need somewhere comfortable to return to after a day full of such excitement!