People have different opinions of what a good trip is like. Each traveler has a specific idea of the perfect trip in his/her head. Many people like to wander around in nature and breathe the fresh air in, while many love to go sight-seeing and visit different historical touristic spots. Some people travel to become acquainted with different cultures and traditions in different parts of the world, meet new people, make connections and foreign friends and try new things. Many travelers just need a change of the environment to relax and become energized for the start of a new week or a new year. Because of the difference in touristic preferences, in recent years, many different types of tourism have emerged and new models of tourism have been designed to suit various tastes, budgets and personal preferences. Some of these variations might sound unfamiliar and bizarre at first, but with a deeper look to each kind, you can see the goal behind each type and the entertainments and benefits it can have. You also realize the type of traveler you are by choosing a specific type of tourism this way, and can enjoy the most of your holidays on your next trip. In this section, you will be introduced to a very special type of tourism that is new, but highly entertaining and refreshing. You may notice that you have always wanted to try these activities, but never knew it yourself! Well, Iran Traveler Services is here to help you plan the perfect trip in Iran, based on your interests. In this article we are going to introduce one of the most popular types of tourism you might be familiar with, but not know the exact name of.
What is Rural Tourism?
Rural tourism is very closely related and might even be considered one of the many different types of ecotourism. Rural tourism is a type of tourism that involves the tourist in the different natural and cultural touristic sights of the rural areas and familiarizing them with the traditions and customs of the place. This type of tourism is very educational for both hosts and tourist and provides enjoyment and understanding on both parts.
Rural tourism is moving from an urban area to a rural area for a maximum of six months for pleasure and leisure. Rural tourism is consisted of a variety of different touristic activities that can be experienced in a rural atmosphere. A tourism can be called rural if it has certain features within itself, such as being small-scaled and in an open space, in contact with nature, traditionally and culturally different societies with sometimes new and exotic practices. It should be experienced in a rural area, and the activities must represent the pattern of rural life in its different exhibitions.
There are a few different types of rural tourism in the world that can be experienced based on the country or region you are planning to visit. In below, Iran Traveler Services introduces some of the different types of rural tourism:
In many rural areas in different countries agriculture and farm activity is a huge part of life. People in these areas tend to heavily rely on agriculture as a life style and a career and also a way to provide food for the family. Different types of farms can be found in these areas producing fruits, flowers, vegetables and dairies. Farm tourism contains all the touristic activities related to agriculture and its products. Visiting different types of farms (with educational and leisure purposes), getting familiar with the process of production, participating in farm sales and purchasing farm products and even trying out free samples of farm products can all be activities of farm tourism. Getting involved in the activities going on in a farm can be so much fun and educating at the same time. The sample testing part of this kind of tourism if very much familiar to food tourism. If you are interested in food and drinks of different countries and want to know more about food tourism, click on the link.
Wilderness and Forest Tourism
Almost every rural area in the world has a beautiful and mesmerizing nature and wilderness within itself. Hundreds of different plant species including trees, bushes, flowers and fruits make the nature of rural areas extremely beautiful. Their sublime virginity and untouched nature also create a magnificently wild and mesmerizing view to the visitors. Forest tourism includes exploring while preserving the beautiful wilderness existent in the rural areas. This can include visiting both plant and animal life which are rare and can only be found in certain spots. In this type of tourism you can enjoy different activities such as camping, safaris, photography, hiking, bird watching, swimming, sightseeing etc. It all depends on what kind of natural environment you are visiting and for what goal you are going there.
Why Rural Tourism?
Rural tourism is one of the most popular and demanding types of tourisms in the world, especially for people living in urban areas. You most likely have experienced this type of tourism before in your home country during the weekend. This type of tourism is popular among people living in big, polluted and populated cities, because of its huge difference in the surrounding environment. The city is usually very much polluted with irritating air pollutants, noises and sights. However in a rural area you can experience the calm, unbothered energy in the environment, enjoy the fresh air and the relaxing sound of nature. Rural tourism can be very therapeutic both for body and soul if you live in an urban area and need some time off to cool down, rewind and relax.