Going on vacations is great; however lounging by the pool in all-inclusive resorts can get rather boring. Real vacations should be about experiencing, learning and tasting new things. This is exactly what cultural tourism offers people, a functional vacation during which you can explore new places and learn new things. However fun it may sound at first it is very important to realize that this type of vacations can be very demanding on a physical level with all the trekking and activities going on. Also, it can become a little taxing psychologically since modern man is not used with total quiet and lack of environmental sounds, that’s why it’s always good to bring a companion.
Experiencing a cultural tour
History – Cultural tours are the best way to learn about the history of certain. This will be greatly different from the history you can learn online or from history books. This is the real history and you can get it straight from seasoned guides that work a certain path or from the inhabitants. Such tours usually include more than one city or settlement and therefore offer a more comprising history of the parts. Also, these tours are usually set in areas rich in historical places
Way of life – Another great thing about cultural tours and Marrakech desert tours is that you can live with the natives for short periods of time. Also, you’ll be getting quite a lot of socializing time with the guides, who usually are natives, so understanding the way people there live is a bonus. Some, such tours also include accommodation in traditional house and buildings, bringing the tourist closer to how real people live, as opposed to living in a franchised hotel.
Traditions – This is another thing cultural tourism focuses on. Each country and region of the world has various traditions and holidays and most tours try to capture exactly this. Therefore, such tours are most popular during events like national and religious holidays. Also guides are specifically trained to show people how things work in another culture and how common people live. Although food tourism is different it is still a branch of cultural tourism and these tours also focus on food, from the preparation process to actually eating.
Landmarks – These are also an important thing and the tours are usually set in a place where the history can be explained on actual physical objects. This includes museums as well as various monuments available in the cities and surrounding areas. This is a great way to tap into the history of the area.