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Unusual Destinations

Unusual holiday destinations to inspire your next adventure.

Are you looking for something truly breathtaking and mind-expanding?

Some of our locations are often described as dark and dangerous.

In reality, however, these places have so much more in common, such as culture, spirituality and rich history.

Dark Travel collected the most exciting places that you should visit at least once in your life.

 

 

 


Dark Persian Empire

Iran

The Persian Empire was a vast empire in the Near East, with Iran as centrepiece. On a journey to the darkest sights of Iran.

12d/11n - Min 8 pers - 6/4/2 pers RQ
from € 1535.00 pp

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Uzbekistan - Heart of the Silk Route / Aral sea.

Uzbekistan

Heart of the Silk Route / Aral Sea.
There are many beautiful and unique places to visit in Uzbekistan. Why not visit one of the biggest natural disasters in the world.
The "Aral Sea" or what is left of it. An abandoned arid plain full of rusted shipwrecks
 

14d/13n - Min 4 / max 8 pers
from € 1680.00 pp

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Malta & Gozo - Hiden Secrets

Malta

Malta & Gozo: These tiny islands are covert with history, culture and stunning beaches. Escape the crowds and  immerse yourself in the island’s rich history, hidden secrets and natural beauty.


You cannot visit Malta without exploring the sister island of Gozo. If you fancy a unusual adventure after visiting the unusual sites, you could explore some of Gozo’s hidden gems by going for a hike along island’s rugged coast

8d/7n - 1125€ - M 12p // 1140€ - M 10p // 1165€ - M 8p // 1265€ - M 6p // 1595€ - M 4p // 2525€ - M 2p
from € 1125.00 pp

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Northern Cyprus: Hidden and unusual places.

Northern Cyprus

Crossing the "Green Line"

North Cyprus has a rich and very interesting history. There are many unusual, historical and interesting places to visit, in Kyrenia, Famagusta, Nicosia and the Karpaz Peninsula.

8d/7n - min 4 pers
from € 565.00 pp

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The Magic of Discovery.

Tunisia

Tunis, the capital of Tunisia and once the heart of the Roman Empire of Africa.

Sahara: walk through many desolate unique landscapes.

Walking through winding medinas, relaxing in ancient oases and discovering a multicoloured salt lake. Along the way we will explore relics of the many civilisations this country was once rich - from the ruins of Carthage to the remains of Roman amphitheatres. Adjacent to the endless sandy desert, the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. Its architecture, culture and cuisine of Tunisia are as diverse and dynamic as its centuries-old history.

TUNIS / SIDI BOU SAID/CARTHAGE / LA GOULETTE / KAIROUAN / EL JEM / DJERBA / TATAOUINE/ DOUIRET / CHENINI / MATMATA / DOUZ / DESERT / CHOTT EL JERID / TOZEUR / OASIS DE MONTAGNE / SBEITLA / LE KEF / DOUGGA / TUNIS

 

12d/11n - 1250€ - 10 pax / 1410€ - 8 pax / 1530€ - 6 pax / 1775€ - 4 pax / 2040€ - 2 pax
from € 1250.00 pp

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The V O C in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

V O C: The United East India Company.

Remains of Dutch domination.
Centuries ago, Portuguese, English and Dutch set foot in Sri Lanka.
In the time of the Dutch rule they left their footprints. Roads, canals, forts and walled city districts, fortresses such as (Leiden, Utrecht and Delft), churches, the architecture of some buildings still remind us of the time of the Dutch.

Colombo - Negombo - Kalpitiya - Anuradhapura - Mannar - Jaffna - Delft Island - Trincomalee - Passikhuda - Batticoloa - Tissamaharama - Yala NP - Galle

14d/13n - 1330€ - M 4/6 p // 1595€ - M 2 p
from € 1330.00 pp

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Japan "Land of The Rising Sun"

Dark, hidden, obscure and unusual sights.


Japan is perhaps the most enigmatic country in the Far East and certainly one that offers exciting travel experiences, including some of the world's top destination for dark tourism!
Japan's darkest locations are largely related to the Second World War, including one of its worst aspects: the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs.

Fukushima - Aokigahara - Hashima - Hiroshima - Okinawa

Japan

Fukushima
March 11, 2011: A tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which is considered to be the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Aokigahara suicide forest
Another place that attracted the interest of Dark Travel was Aokigahara, the "suicide forest" of Japan.


Hashima Island
One of the most spectacular ghost towns on earth thanks to its unique location: a small island off the coast southwest of Nagasaki.

Okinawa - WWII
Okinawa island is indeed a rich dark tourist destination that brings us into contact with one of the most horrible battles of the Pacific in the second world war.
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On 6 August 1945, the American army dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima; three days later, a second bomb was detonated, this time on the city of Nagasaki.

 

9d/8n - Guide - Min 2 pers - Aokighara - Hashima - Hiroshima - Nagasaki
from € 2260.00 pp
11d/10n - Guided - inclusive Fukushima
from € 2675.00 pp
12d/11n - Guided - inclusive Okinawa
from € 2990.00 pp

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Unusual North India

Beauty is irresistible, envelops our hearts with joy, offering us an opportunity to enjoy the divine creativity in different forms, and this is something we all seek. Your quest ends here at North India. North India is one such tourist destination in India, which will surely impress your being with its exceptional .

Splendid Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

India

Rajasthan is one of the most colourful states of India.

It has beautiful structures, enchanting edifices and stunning architecture along with the culture that will just enthral you. Acquainting visitors with the culture of its own, providing an experience of valiance and chivalry through its great line of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces. Scattered all around in the state, these palaces and forts have a uniqueness of their own, with each one of them narrating a story about its kings, kingdom and colourful culture.

Rajasthan means the land of royals and is famous for its colorful people, rare flora and fauna, delicious cuisine, vibrant festivities and glimpses of the Indian heritage.

Delhi –Agra –Jaipur –Nagaur –Jodhpur –Narlai –Udaipur –Delhi

14d/13n - 14d/12n - 2150€ - 8 pax // 2315€ - 4/6 pax - 2150€ - 8 pax
from € 2150.00 pp

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HIMALAYA & PUNJAB

India

This Unusual travelidea is perfect for those who want to experience glorious mountain scenery, charming hill stations and key religious centres in the Himalayan foothills. Amritsar, home to the magnificent Golden Temple, the spiritual nerve centre of the Sikh faith. Visit Wagah near the Pakistan border for the nightly show of closing the border. Travel through the Kangra valley, home to lush green tea estates and farmland and take a ride on the mountain railway. Visit Mcleod Ganj, home of the current Dalai Lama, then continue to Shimla to explore the summer capital of British India.

DELHI –LUDHIANA –AMRITSAR –DHARAMSHALA –SHIMLA –DELHI

13d/12n - 1350€ - 8 pax // 1540€ - 4/ 6 pax // 1845€ - 2 pax
from € 1350.00 pp

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Golden Triangle & Punjab

India

Visit the Golden Triangle & Punjab; travel in time and be a part of India’s history

Punjab’s culture, cuisine and history are responsible for making this place famous among travellers. Also referred to as “the land of five rivers” Punjab is the breadbasket of India. This place is amongst one of the most ancient civilisations of the world. Situating at the Northwestern part of India, Punjab was the land of many religious movements of India. Its beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, and renowned religious sites make this place a famous destination for travellers from all over the world. This place connecting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is also known as India’s golden triangle.

Delhi –Ludhiana –Amritsar –Delhi –Jaipur –Agra

12d/11n - 1250€ - 8 pax // 1500€ - 4/6 pax - 1770€ - 2 pax
from € 1250.00 pp

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Unusual Pakistan

Beyond your wildest dreams....Mystery & Adventure.

Home to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, mystic cities, colourful markets and warm hospitality, a trip to this part of the world is bound to excite even the worldliest travellers.

Beyond your wildest dreams....Mystery & Adventure.

Pakistan

The most breathtaking road trip in the world

4x4 expeditions between the highest peaks of the world.
Where the Himalayas, the Karakorum and the Hindu-Kush mountain ranges meet.

Hidden, mystical and unusual cities.
Discover Alexander the great lost tribe "the Kalash people".
Experience the beautiful nature, the most beautiful valleys in the world and discover one of the oldest cultures belonging to the earliest civilizations in the world.


Extend your expedition with an unusual visit to Lahore.
In fact, Lahore has its own part of legends, myths and an element of the supernatural.

15d/14n - min 6 pers - Possible from 2 pers - RQ
from € 1880.00 pp

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Ancient civilizations and their history

Pakistan

 Ancient civilizations and their history ........

Experience a rare experience: Indus Valley, Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Taxila.

The Punjab has historically been the area through which all conquerors, traders and religious missionaries passed.

Lahore is the cultural heart of Punjab, where we discover the historical and religious memories of the Moghul, Sikh and the British Empire.

14d/13n - min 6 pers - Possible from 2 pers
from € 1975.00 pp

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✭ UNUSUAL SOVIET ✭

✭ Unique Journeys Across and Beyond borders of the Former USSR ✭

Back in the USSR

USSR

Once in a lifetime travel experience across and beyond the former evil empire

✮ Always looking for new obscure destinations to pioneer and remote places to discover.  
✮ A strong focus on Soviet history and culture, little know ethnicities and endangered traditions.
✮ A wide exceptional adventures to every corner of the former Soviet Union.
✮ Experts for breakaway republics, separatist regions, contested territories and rogue states.
✮ Breathtaking voyages to seriously off-the-beaten-path destinations beyond the USSR.

 

ON REQUEST ONLY

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