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Alternative Holidays for Spring Time

Alternative spring holidays

Published: 12 March 2018 | Updated: 26th June 2021

Going on holiday is an exciting time and, throughout the year, there are numerous destinations available for you to choose from.

For many, summer is a popular time of the year to go on holiday, but the springtime also offers a variety of fantastic locations and climates for you to explore.

So, if you're looking for some inspiration on where to go this spring, Compare Cover have compiled a list of some of the more unusual excursions and locations the world has to offer. 

Salsa dance in Cuba

Climate: Temperature settles at around 25C (77F) between March, April, and May


Cuba is a popular destination, with a third of the British population wanting to holiday in this beautiful country in 2017.

This may come as little surprise due to the vast amount of activities available, from relaxing on the beach, to boat trips and swimming with sea creatures.

Cuba is also famous for its salsa dancing and, for an alternative holiday, you can salsa dance the night away at a number of famous locations. Salsa is a vibrant, passionate and rhythmic dance, and when accompanied by a live band, you can create unbelievable memories and share the love for dance and music with the locals.

Havana is a popular destination to learn, watch and enjoy salsa dancing. If you want to know some of the most popular venues where you can dance to the passionate music in Havana, take a look here.

Cycle in Vietnam

Climate: Mostly warm and dry between March and April


Have you ever thought about cycling through the mesmerising country of Vietnam in the springtime?

Vietnam is a fast-growing travel destination, showing an increase of 24.6% overseas arrivals in 2016, and one of the reasons why people are considering this country is due to the availability of cycling tours.

You can choose the route you want to take, taking in the magical views. There are plenty of travel agents around the web that sell cycling tours for both the north and south of Vietnam.

Already popular with Australians, cycling is considered to be one of the best ways to explore Vietnam, and enables you to take a slower approach to visiting emperor's tombs, Mandarin palaces, and the remains of the Forbidden Purple City. 

Desert exploration through Sudan

Climate: Hot weather, with temperatures ranging between 28C (82F) and 37C (98F)


Did you know that Sudan has twice as many pyramids as Egypt?

Scattered across the deserts of Sudan stands hundreds of pyramids, and you can experience and explore these forgotten tombs. A place where the Blue and White Nile join and where the desert stretches beyond the horizon, Sudan is a destination waiting for you to visit.

There are many different tours that take you on magical journeys through these deserts, allowing you to view the historical wonders you didn't know existed. Some popular desert trips involve exploring the lesser-travelled paths in the Western and Nubian deserts, wild camping under the Sahara sky, and examining the remnants of the ancient Black Pharaoh's civilisation.

Thinking of booking a trip? Be sure you have adequate travel insurance in place, especially if you'll be holidaying off the beaten track. Compare travel insurance quotes today.

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