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Soft Adventure Tourism

For That Out of the Ordinary, Non-Traditional Vacation

Soft Adventure Tourism is all about the sharing of information and tips with travelers planning vacations or trips to non-traditional destinations for new experiences, activities, cultures, and natural wonders, with some mild physical activity.

  • Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Deception Pass National Park, Washington, USA
  • Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
  • My Hood, Oregon, USA
  • Mt. Ranier, Washington, USA
  • Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Koosa Falls, Oregon, USA
  • Phi Phi Island, Thailand
  • Athens, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Venice, Italy
  • Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  • Isle of Capri, Italy
  • Alberobello, Italy
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
  • Roatan, Honduras
  • Kenya, Africa
  • Olaru, Australia
  • Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
  • Arches National Park, Utah, USA
  • Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
  • Zion Canyon, Utah, USA
  • Galapogos Islands, Ecuador
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  • Gran Pitons, St. Lucia
  • Germasch, Austria
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos


Discover where you can go to venture off-the-beaten-path to destinations for that out of the ordinary vacation.

Exploring relatively unspoiled lands is a great way to feel invigorated and refreshed and to return with a lifetime of memorable experiences.  

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What Is Soft Adventure Travel?

It's one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry and is enjoyed by anyone who is looking for more than just your typical vacation to a beach, a cruise, or a sightseeing trip to a big city. Although many of the soft adventure short tours are often taken to supplement the traditional vacation. This includes many trips to destinations that offer eco-tourism or special interest expeditions or themes

Are There Any Qualifications?

Travelers don't need any special qualifications to enjoy this type of travel other than a desire for an unusual or memorable experience and is reasonably good health.

Some of the typical tours can include activities and cultural experiences like safaris, sailing, biking, hiking, fishing, wineries, barging, dude ranches, snorkeling, nature studies, and many more.

Cruise lines are also joining in on this trend by offering theme cruises to exotic locations. Many are sailing expedition cruise ships that are led by knowledgeable people in their field and can provide lectures and field trips to exotic locations for travelers to experience first hand a destinations culture, history, geography, and/or wildlife.

All this along with their usual assortment of great meals and entertainment.

Destinations can run the gamut from budget to luxury. Even African safari's have their range of cost offerings up to and including luxury tent camping with all the comforts of home including in-tent hot water bathrooms and fine dining.

Families with kids are finding soft adventure vacations a great way for a family to bond together by experiencing exciting activities with some mild exercise.

World's Best Scenic DrivesDolomite Scenic Drive

Discover the world's best scenic drives and routes that offer something special for travelers looking for that out of the ordinary scenic experience.
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World's Best Scenic Views Grand Canyon

Discover where the ten best scenic views and vista's in the world are expected to be of interest to world travelers who enjoy photo safari's and experiencing and taking pictures.
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Best Romantic Vacations Best Romantic Vacations

Discover where the best romantic vacation destinations and getaways are. These are great locations for bringing a couple together for intimacy and to revitalize their relationship .
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World's Best BeachesBest Beaches

Discover the world's best beaches with pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water and scenic backdrops.
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Wildlife Photo Safari'sWildlife safari

The best wildlife photo safari's are those that offer unique, memorable, wildlife experiences and photo opportunities for that out of the ordinary vacation.
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Wildlife Volunteer VacationsWildlife conservation volunteer vacations

Discover our top picks for wildlife volunteer vacations for people looking to find opportunities for conservation wildlife volunteer travel.
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Best U.S. Wildlife National ParksUSA National Parks

Discover top USA wildlife parks with a large variety of wildlife and awesome scenery that can be experienced in a variety of ways including; hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. [ Read more ]

Best Wildlife DestinationsWildlife safari

Our choices of the top destinations for seeing and photographing wildlife. These destinations are located throughout the world to identify the best opportunities to see a wide variety of wildlife.
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World's Best Ski Resorts World's Best Ski Resorts

Discover the Best Ski Resorts in the World. Emphasis has been placed on annual snow fall, vertical rise, facilities/amenities, and scenery.
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World's Best Bike ToursWorld's Best Bike Tours

An ideal vacation for the traveler looking to explore the lightly traveled back roads for fantastic scenery, camaraderie, and some fun oriented exercise.
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Best Scenic Canoe Trips Scenic Canoe Trips

The best scenic canoe trips offering wilderness adventure yet gentle enough for beginners and novices.
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Best Dude Ranches

Dude Ranch

There is no better way to experience an out of the ordinary vacation, a throw back to the old southwest, and a fun vacation for the entire family. [ Read more ]

The Best Sailing AdventuresSailing adventure

Sailing adventures are a great way to experience an out of the ordinary vacation to exotic islands with palm trees, coral reefs, and native villages. [ Read more ]

Best White Water RaftingWhite Water Rafting

Best White Water Rafting trips in the world come in all flavors where you can experience world class rafting with great scenery and cultural activities.
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World's Best Golf Coursesocean view golf course

The top Golf courses throughout the world vary by design, terrain, and are largely influenced by the customs and culture of the country where they are located. [ Read more ]

Best Snorkeling SitesBest Caribbean Snorkeling

Discover where the best snorkeling sites in the world are. Snorkeling is a relatively inexpensive soft adventure activity and can be enjoyed by anyone.
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Kid Friendly Family Vacations Family Vacations

Families will find this kind of vacationing exciting yet not lacking in comfort, as lodgings have all the modern amenities and activities are only mildly strenuous
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Small Ship Cruise AdventuresAdventure Cruises

Small Ship Adventure Cruises offer active minded travelers an interactive involvement with nature and the local habitat making for an out of the ordinary experience. [ Read more ]


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