Non-traditional types of tourism

For those who for one reason or another are not interested or available travel to exotic shores, there are types of tourism, which are just beginning to gain popularity and are still really exotic.

Assimilation tourism

Surely many people know the method of language immersion in the study of a foreign language. This is the basis of assimilation tourism, designed for those who want to get as close as possible to the peculiarities of the national culture and life of a particular nation or region. Such tours are long and last at least a month.

As part of the tour traveler goes to the country of interest and lives there, renting a house and managing their own household. In the shortest possible time, he needs to establish contacts with the locals and get used to the unfamiliar environment. The ideal for this type of tourism are the countryside or small towns, but the big cities, because of the specifics of life in them, are not suitable for this purpose. Naturally, you need at least a minimum knowledge of the language, but improving it will be an additional bonus of this tour.

The experiment will be considered a success if you end up feeling part of the society in which you lived all this time.


Jailoo tourism .


This rather new direction of tourism is rapidly gaining popularity all over the world. Jailoo tourism is primarily of interest to those who are tired of the frantic rhythm of the city, the constant stress and “not belonging” to themselves.

The homeland of this type of tourism is Kyrgyzstan, a country where in many places still preserved the original way of life and traditions of their ancestors. On this and decided to play an enterprising tour operators, offering tourists to spend your vacation with shepherds nomads – to share with them, not only shelter and unsophisticated food, but also the hardships of their life and work. Western tourists, tired of the urban bustle and fed up with comfort, gladly took advantage of this unusual offer.

Other countries – Chile, Peru, USA (Alaska), Kenya, Indonesia, etc. – have also picked up the idea. In complete isolation from civilization, a person rethinks a lot of things in his life. Such exotic tours are recommended to those who are experiencing personal difficulties or cannot make an important decision.




Fashionable direction of tourism, which involves visiting protected areas with maximum immersion in the atmosphere of wildlife.

It is not necessary to live in a tent with minimal facilities. The main principle here, as in medicine – do no harm. There are many comfortable eco-hotels, offering a full range of services, where the main concept is the maximum proximity to nature with minimal negative impact on it. Such hotels receive electricity and heat from natural sources: it may be wind and solar energy, geothermal sources, etc. The territory of such a hotel is in harmony with the environment – even the roof is a green plantation.

Such tours can be quite expensive, but there is another opportunity to join the eco-tourism. Currently gaining popularity are the so-called volunteer tours, where the tourist pays only for the road, and all food and accommodation costs are assumed by the inviting environmental organization. In return, the tourist is required to perform work related to the protection of nature: planting seedlings, saving birds in places of pollution, the protection of sea turtle eggs, etc. Well, in his spare time, the volunteer tourist is completely free to go. This type of tourism is a great opportunity for students, for example, to see the world and contribute to the preservation of its natural treasures. And if you do it all the time, you can save money on travel: for regular “clients” inviting organizations take care of these costs.

Traditional eco-tourism destinations include Australia, African countries, Laos, New Zealand, Armenia, Cuba, Nepal, Costa Rica and Norway.


Industrial tourism

Industrial tourism is in some ways the antipode of ecotourism. Of course, this does not mean that the purpose of such a tour is to cause maximum damage to nature. But industrial tourists do not go to the nature reserves, but rather to urban “reserves” urban jungle.

Industrial tourism involves the study of industrial, including closed, objects. These can be both abandoned and active industrial zones, vast industrial sites and even entire settlements, abandoned by the inhabitants for one reason or another – for example, Pripyat.

This type of tourism, of course, is associated with a certain share of risk: many of the objects of study are protected, and in some places you can get a real sentence for unauthorized entry.

Destinations for such tourism can be any major cities, especially those that in the past were considered industrial centers: London, Paris, Hashima Island, Colmanskop, Humberstone, Varosha, Castelnuovo de Sabbioni, Krako, San Chi – this is an incomplete list of the most interesting places to visit.

Finally, speaking of exotic tourism, it is impossible not to mention space tourism, which is in the process of formation, which, of course, requires a lot of money in the account. However, often even the most budget trip can be an incredible, not worse than the space adventure. It all depends on the desire, attitude and imagination of the one who decided to go.

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