Travel Destinations That Offer Great Cultural Experiences

As most people know, travel broadens the mind. A sense of respect for local cultures can be developed by traveling, and it’s a great experience to get out of your comfort zone. If you’re looking for destinations that offer a great cultural experience, then one of these spots is right for you.

Kasbah Du Toubkal in Morocco

Morocco has a rich cultural heritage and you can learn a great deal by visiting this country. To truly immerse yourself though, consider visiting this amazing retreat. You’ll find yourself surrounded by Berber culture. The Moorish decor speaks to their history and the Moroccan cuisine make it an amazing experience. You’ll be nestled in the mountains and get to experience everything that it has to offer.

Santorini, Greece

Although Greece is often seen as a place for tourists, the Greek culture can best be experienced on this small island. The people here can date back their family for thousands of generations, all staying in the same area. Visit Santorini in an off-tourist season to truly get to know the people. Stay in local lodgings and spend a few days eating and exploring the island. You’ll get to truly understand the history and culture of the Greek people with this trip.

Peru, South America

If you’re interested in getting to know a culture, then Machu Picchu Travel is for you. This 15th century citadel was built by the Incas in Southern Peru is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Peruvian government has gone to great lengths to maintain their heritage and history. They only recently allowed the construction of a cable car. The local people avoid outside influences and have worked hard to maintain their sense of culture. While staying here, take some time to get to know the local culture.

Newfoundland Canada

Newfoundland is a little different than the rest of Canada and they like it that way. This island was fairly secluded in the past and still remains separated from much of the rest of Canada. The island ancestors were known for foraging berries and mushrooms, building boats, and baking their own creations. The local music scene remains a testament to their unique history. Stay for a few days here and hike around the coast for an immersive experience.

Paro, Bhutan

This area is known for its Buddhist traditions and the local people are welcoming  visitors. You can join the monks at the local Meditation House to experience their religious practices. In the area, take advantage of hiking trails to nearby monasteries as well as typical villages that haven’t changed much over time. Not only will you get to experience the local culture, you’ll also get to enjoy the rich history of the area.

Although these locations are certainly not the only ones which offer a great cultural experience, but they’re certainly some of the best. These locations are varied and offer you a range of location options for your next immersive experience. Plan your travel well ahead of time as it can be difficult to visit some of the more secluded spots. However, when you finally make it there, you’ll feel like you’re a member of the town or village.

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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