Have you made any plans for your next vacation? Are you a person interested in exploring and gaining a first-hand experience on world cultures? If that’s the case, then you should make plans today itself to go on a world cultural tour. It would definitely be an amazing and fun-filled experience since the exposure gained by visiting those cultural destinations would be immense. What could be better than getting to learn about the different cultures, customs and traditions, right!
To start with, visit the Southwest Trails of Native America. You would be able to visit the archeological sites of the Anasazi. You could also visit the Acoma Pueblo’s “Sky City”, El Morro National Monument, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, White House Ruins, Betatakin Ruins, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Lion’s Canyon Archeological Area, Mesa Verde National Park and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque in New Mexico.
You could also visit Chiapas in Mexico, enjoy a boat ride through the gorges of Sumidero Canyon and observe the native traditions in the area. The clothes will be different, and so will be the religion and the language. You would also get the opportunity to listen to popular Mexican music, especially ranchero and mariachi music, whilst visiting the area.
Similarly, Cuba offers the perfect opportunity for travelers to experience the great music, colonial cities, wildlife, scenery and the amazing beaches. There would be plenty to learn about the country and the must visit areas would include the charming Viñales Valley, Las Terrazas, and Palma Rubia.
Another great experience would be the thrilling overland escapade through the heart of the world of Arab. Starting from the land of the Pharaohs to modern Istanbul, via Jordan and Syria, you would be lucky to discover awesome deserts (such as Mt. Sinai), pyramids, crusader forts, great bazaars, interesting cultures, underground cities (of Goreme), gorgeous beaches (whilst snorkeling), and the unbelievable Dead Sea on this classic Middle Eastern adventure. The Lost city of Petra, the Pyramids, the Pharaohs, and the Karnak Temple along with the Nile cruises and the Wadi Rum Desert Safari are some of the favorites of those culture-loving tourists.
To gain an insight to the Afro-Brazilian culture, visit Salvador and Rio in Brazil. You would be able to experience the traditional dishes of African origin in Bahia, such as vatapá—made of rice flour, coconut oil, fish and shrimps, red peppers, and many other spices, in addition to the culture, people, scenery and music. The Boa Morte celebration held every August is attended by most tourists.
How about a tour in the subcontinent? India is famous for Taj Mahal, the Pink City and many other temples and architecture. Its diverse cultures and religions are accountable for the differences in the languages, clothing, and customs. Visiting Sri Lanka would be one of the greatest experiences since it’s a country with a history of over 2500 years, and has lots of temples, religious statues and monuments and various other festivals, such as the Dalanda Perahera and Sinhala Avurudu, which are amazingly incredible. Don’t forget to taste their spicy food because it’s the best in Asia.
If you visit Bangkok, Thailand, you would be able to see ancient temples with great architecture and history. How about China? Yes, indeed. China too has many great places such as Buddhist Temples, and the Great Wall. Don’t forget to visit Cambodia if you are in a cultural tour in Asia.
If you visit Peru, you would be able to enjoy trekking in the Andes and also experience the cultural places of interest of the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and the coastal lowlands.
Visiting Australia would be great since you would be able to observe pageants and other festivals of the native aborigines. Their music and eating practices would be worth knowing.
In addition to the above, don’t forget to check out Timbuktu (Mali), Turkey, Silk Road (Uzbekistan), Ghana, Italy and the Morocco desert. When you visit these places, one thing is for sure. You’ll have plenty of snaps to show your and something to talk about (for a long time).