Photography holidays from local photographers

Digital cameras allow you to snap anything and everything on holiday – leaving you with hundreds of images to trawl through when you get home. Get creative and learn how to improve your exposure, composition and processing skills on a photography holiday.

Local professional photographers around the globe

Vidados will feature photography holidays taught by professional photographers around the world.  They are passionate about photography and as well as improving your photography skills, you’ll also get taken to places you’d never have discovered on your own. Places with the best views, local life and the best light to help you experience life through a lens.

Beginner to advanced photographers

Vidados has collected a range of photography trips that suit beginners with their first digital camera to the more advanced photography enthusiast.   Short breaks, weekends and longer photography holidays give you the chance to find your passion.

Photography courses will include landscape, portraiture, creativity with light and colour and some courses will also cover the all-important Photoshop skills to help elevate your photographs to professional standards.

Vidados’ photography collection from the best local photographers around the world is coming soon with a holiday for your bucket list.

Scuba diving holidays from local dive masters

Is that a camel walking along the beach? Yes, a camel, really.  After a week scuba diving in Egypt, you’ll be as familiar with the local camels as you will be with the Napoleon wrasse, puffer fish, lionfish and even a sea cucumber or two.

Scuba diving lets you experience life at a different depth. After a couple of days of pool training, you will be ready to get out into the ocean to start to get acquainted with life underwater. Vidados’ scuba diving collection will feature the best dive sites around the world. From the Azores to Egypt , Malta to the Maldives, Costa Rica to Cape Verde and more.

Open water, advanced, rescue diver through to dive master

Scuba diving holidays are not just the preserve of those in possession of a PADI card.  There’s a wide choice of diving trips for complete beginners and those who’ve just been out for a day or two in the past.

We recommend you take 4 to 5 days for a combination of practical dives and theory work to gain your PADI open water scuba diving certificate which will allow you to dive to 12ft with a buddy.  This is the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba diving course and is open to everyone. You just need to be able to swim, be over 10 years old and in good physical health.

After you’ve gained your open water certificate, as long as your last dive was within the previous 2 years, you can go onto take your advanced diver course (usually 2 days) and adventure diver allowing you to dive to a deeper level to experience more.

There’s also a wide range of fun courses to add to your certificate collection including, underwater photography, boat diver and even ice diver.

And if you are looking for a career change, you can go from advance diver right the way through to dive master to live life as an instructor diving around the world.

Want more than just a scuba diving holiday?  Vidados’ has carefully collected a great range of diving plus holidays where you can combine diving with yoga, Spanish lessons and more for a holiday less ordinary.

Vidados’ scuba diving collection from the best local diving schools around the world is coming soon with a holiday for your bucket list.

Horseriding holidays from local hosts

Hosts we call the ‘horse whisperers’ who have an intuition about the riders who come to stay with them as much as the horses.

Horse riding trails, hacks and riding lessons

Experienced riders can enjoy long leisurely treks in inspiring locations from the Sierra Nevada national park in Andalucia to beach riding in Morocco.

Horseriding plus holidays for travellers who want more

Try a horse riding holiday with a side serving of cookery, trekking from place to place to discover local foods and wines.  How about horseriding and wine tasting (not at the same time!) or riding and yoga holidays to relax those riding muscles. Vidados’ horseriding hosts offer a wide range of riding plus holidays that combine anything from yoga and surfing to cooking and everything in between.

Vidados’ horseriding collection from the best local riders in inspiring locations around the world is coming soon with a holiday for your bucketlist.

Language holidays from local linguists

Have you ever had an on/off love affair with learning another language? Did you begin with passionate enthusiasm only for that to wane after one too many nights stuck in a depressing evening class? A language holiday can reignite that spark.

Learning a language from a native of that country is by far the best way to accelerate your learning. Go on holiday. Rub shoulders with the locals. Go shopping and put your new found words into practice. Linger over coffee in a local cafe, try the local tipple in a neighborhood bar. Away from a classroom, self-consciousness slips away and faltering conversations become animated.

Try French in Paris, Spanish in Barcelona, Italian in Florence, Portuguese in Salvador, Russian in Moscow, Arabic in Morocco, German in Berlin and many more. All taught by local language teachers, passionate about the language and their country. Delve deeper into the culture of a place through the power of language for a holiday less ordinary.

Now you’re talking

Want more than just a language learning holiday?  Vidados’ has carefully collected a great range of language plus holidays which help you learn the language whilst surfing, cooking, skiing, hiking, horse riding, salsa dancing and much more.

Vidados’ language collection from the best local linguists around the world is coming soon with a holiday for your bucket list.

Surf holidays

Surf holidays and retreats with local surfers

Stand up, paddle board, body boarding – what’s your surfing style?

Surf camps with expert surf instructors

Vidados will feature surf camps all taught by expert surfers who are passionate about the whole surf lifestyle and have a surfboard and a surf story to share.

The best surf beaches in the world

Surf some of Europe’s hottest surf spots from the infamous Famara beach in Lanzarote to Peniche in Portugal where the Atlantic meets the med in a crash of waves. For surfing off the beaten track, Vidados’ has chosen surf spots as far left field as Ghana and Nicaragua.

Surf plus holidays for travellers who want more

Try a surf holiday combined with yoga designed to balance your body out of the water for better balance in the water. Vidados’ surf camps offer a wide range of surf plus holidays that combine anything from yoga to cooking, kite surfing and Pilates and everything in between.

Vidados’ surf collection from the best instructors based at some of the world’s best surf beaches around the world is coming soon with a surf holiday for your bucketlist.

Yoga holidays and retreats with local yogis

Iyengar, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Yin, Yang – what’s your yoga style?

Yoga retreats with expert teachers

Vidados will feature yoga retreats and holidays all taught by expert yoga teachers who are passionate about their yoga style and have a story to share. British Wheel of Yoga, Iyengar Level 2 and 3, Yoga Alliance accredited teachers, yoga gurus and more.

Inspiring locations for a retreat less ordinary

Ever dreamed of doing a sun salutation as the sun rises overlooking the ocean? How about fixing a tree pose in a cool cork forest in Conil de la Frontera in Spain? Outdoor yoga beats a sweaty studio hands down any day. Yoga retreats will be on offer in locations as diverse as the tropical jungle in Costa Rica to the sunflower fields in Italy. For true relaxation, rejuvenation and pure happiness, a yoga holiday under the sun is the best holiday detox money can buy.

Yoga plus holidays for travellers who want more

Try a yoga retreat with a side serving of nutritious cookery lessons for health from the inside out, or a yoga and surf trip to combine adrenaline with relaxation or how about a hot yoga and ski trip for those who blow hot and cold? Vidados’ yoga hosts offer a wide range of yoga plus holidays that combine anything from cycling to creative writing and everything in between.

Vidados’ yoga collection from the best yoga teachers in inspiring locations is coming soon with a holiday for your bucket list.

Cookery holidays from local chefs

Cooking should be a pleasure not a chore and for our local chef’s it is just that. Fresh, seasonal, locally produced ingredients all go into the mixing bowl to create authentic dishes.

A cookery holiday reacquaints you with the true taste of food. A home-grown tomato ripened under the Andalucian sun tastes of tomato not of supermarket watery nothingness. Wild asparagus picked from a Tuscan garden. Home cured charcuterie from France. Tangy lemon tart made with home-grown lemons makes all the difference.

Vidados’ chefs love food. They love to pass on their skills, knowledge and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.  Chefs from Thailand, Morocco, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey and Mexico. Cooks who take pleasure in how food can bring people together and nourish you from the inside out.

Regional cooking with culinary insights from around the globe

Vidados has a collection of cooking holidays from around the globe. From Vietnam to Italy and the local chefs are just that, local.  They know what’s in season. What’s local and organic. They know food.

Chef’s who’ll teach you how many types of risotto rice there are, how not to burn garlic, how to grind almonds to perfection, how to forage for wild food, how to bake the best bread and season a plate to perfection.   Some courses also include the all-important plate and presentation of food to take your dinner parties to masterchef levels.

Hands-on cooking and food tasting tours

For those more interested in eating than cooking, Vidados will also feature a range of food tasting tours which include delicious delights such as tapas tours, paella rice tours, olive oil tasting, cheese tasting, Thai street food and more.

Apron-clad travellers can roll up their sleeves and learn to cook regional food in the world’s most delicious locations from France to Japan.   There’s also a range of specialist cookery breaks covering activities such as butchery, pizza making, gelato courses, jamon tasting tours, bread making, fish cookery and more.

Want more than just a cookery holiday?  Vidados’ has carefully collected a great range of cooking plus holidays which combine great cookery lessons with activities such as yoga, horse riding, learning French, Italian, Pilates and more.

Vidados’ cookery collection from the best local chefs around the world is coming soon with a holiday for your bucket list.