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A tour for every type of traveler - which one is perfect for you?

Recently updated on April 22nd, 2024 at 04:01 pm

Travel means different things for everyone. For some, it’s a way to meet new people and learn about cultures, while others are more focused on outdoor adventure. It all depends on your personality, so Trafalgar has crafted unique itineraries to suit different interests and styles. Here’s a round-up of tours best suited to the seven different travel personalities: the Adventurous One, the Super Sociable One, the Curious One, the Mindful One, the Passionate One, the Responsible One, and the Confident One. Discover which type of travel personality resonates with you and find inspiration for your next trip!

The Adventurous One

two people hiking in Patagonia

If you’re the type of traveler that loves thrills and adventure, look for showstopping tours with a mix of outdoor activities in rugged landscapes, or lesser-known destinations. An ideal choice would be Patagonia in Chile and Argentina, where you can hike through Torres del Paine National Park and kayak through glaciers. Or venture to Namibia to explore towering orange sand dunes and unique desert wildlife like elephants and rhino. You could even head Down Under and explore the Red Center of Australia or the Southern Alps of New Zealand. 

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The Super Sociable One

musicians in New Orleans

If making new friends and experiencing a place through its people is your vibe, consider tours that focus on cultural immersion and group activities. A music and culinary tour through the American South lets you eat and dance your way through the region, while a trip through Spain will have you embracing flamenco, communal tapas, and long balmy nights. Or head to Ireland to meet the famously friendly locals for a pint of Guinness at a toe-tapping Cèilidh. 

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The Curious One 

woman standing in front of Luxor Temple in Egypt

Curious minds looking to dive deep into the history, culture, and secrets of a destination should go for tours that provide real local connection and exclusive experiences. You could break bread with locals in the archaeological paradise of Luxor in Eygpt, get an insight into Xhosa culture in the stunning coastal town of Knysna in South Africa, or have lunch with a local family in Kampung Cantik village in Malaysia. 

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The Mindful One

Indigenous people performing traditional dance in the Dakotas

If you’re the type of traveler that seeks meaningful connections and mindfulness, you’ll find your match in tours that emphasize slow travel and sustainability. Discover the ancient traditions and culture of Peru. Meet master weavers in Cusco and Lake Titicaca and be welcomed by a Sacred Valley Quechua Shaman in a special ceremony. 

Embark on a culturally-rich tour through the Dakotas, developed in collaboration with the local communities in the Dakotas for a one-of-a-kind insight into Native American history and heart. Or head to Vietnam and Cambodia where you can learn about the traditional crafts of Peak Sneng village or support people affected by poverty at Mai Sen restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. 

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The Passionate One 

cooking class in Tuscany

For those who love to return home with new skills or hobbies, look for tours that offer hands-on workshops and learning experiences. You could learn how to cook the best Italian cuisine with a professional chef in Tuscany or discover how to make elaborate copper jewellery with one of the last traditional coppersmith artisans in Mostar. Head to Japan and you’ll come home with a raft of new skills from sushi making and traditional tea preparation to gold-leaf painting, taiko drumming and washi paper making. 

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The Responsible One 

rhinos in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

An eco-conscious type of traveler who prioritises sustainability should go for tours that contribute to the conservation of the environment. You could visit the home of critically endangered black rhinos and the world’s last remaining white rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Meet a conservation expert and learn about the reintroduction of native plants and animals at Dundreggan Rewilding Centre in Scotland.

Explore Costa Rica’s eco paradise and learn about the sustainability efforts of the Village of Tortuguero, visit the Quintana family’s Hacienda Pozo Azul and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint, and wander above the Monteverde Cloud Forest amongst the wildlife on the Sky Walk suspension bridges. You could even venture across the spectacular national parks of the US like Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Grand Tetons, Zion, Arches, Badlands and Grand Canyon National Parks.

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The Confident One

Amazon River

If you’re a self-assured type of traveler eager to explore some off-the-beaten track destinations, we’ve got some interesting tours for you. Venture into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. Or discover the rare wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on a special cruise. Roam through the Sahara and wander through the souks and bazaars of Marrakesh in Morocco. Or meet the rare giant pandas of Chengdu and cruise the dreamy landscapes of the Yangtze River in China. 

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Which type of travel “personality” did you resonate with most? Let us know in the comments below!

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