5 Fun And Easy Travel Activities To Try This Ramadan (+ Travel Tips!)

By Anna Tan | 06, Apr, 2023
5 Fun And Easy Travel Activities To Try This Ramadan (+ Travel Tips!)

Planning to travel during Ramadan? Don't worry, there are many fun and easy travel activities you can do during this season.

You may be concerned that traveling will be more difficult with the lack of sustenance throughout the day as you find ways to conserve your energy. We are here to assure you that although food may be a big part of traveling, tourist attractions will be the best part of your travels! In this article, we will break down the many activities you can do to travel easily while observing Ramadan:

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1. Visit A Street Marketstreet market

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The best souvenirs are handmade items created by local artists. The best way to find them? At the street markets in their local neighborhood! Commonly held during the weekends, you can shop for little trinkets, cheap apparel, or second-hand items to bring home.

Popular street markets:

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market
    Location: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
    What you can find: Clothing apparel, household goods, crafts, souvenirs

  • Souk Semmarine
    Location: Souk Semmarine, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
    What you can find: Colorful clothing, carpets, spices, souvenirs


2. Explore The Museums and Art Exhibitionsthe british museum

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Travel to another dimension through the world of art and history. Walking around museums and art exhibitions is a great way to get some steps into your health tracker while admiring the creative and historical works of the famous and the ordinary. Admissions to these locations are usually free or at an affordable price.

If you are looking for a venue to pray, some museums may provide dedicated prayer rooms to cater to people of faith.

Popular exhibitions:

  • Lourve Museum
    Location: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
    What you can find: the famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo paintings, sculptures, artifacts
  • The British Museum
    Location: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
    What you can find: Rosetta Stone, Sophilos Vase, the Parthenon Sculptures, other artifacts


3. Watch A Musicalmusical in theatre

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Make your travel easy by watching a musical. It's a perfect option if you prefer to stay cozy indoors and see a real-life performance. Grab a chance to see your favorite actor bring your favorite stories to life and sing along to a song or two.

Watching a musical is an excellent method to pass time and you will leave the room feeling mesmerized and satisfied.

Popular musicals to watch:

  • The Lion King
  • The Phantom Of The Opera
  • Hamilton


4. Go To A Water Theme ParkWater Theme Park

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One of the best ways to cool off the heat while fasting during Ramadan is to visit a water theme park. Have a blast taking a roller coaster ride or slowly drift off on a man-made river. You can get your pulse racing without working out with just the adrenaline rush of a water slide!

For Muslims who are worried whether swimming will break your fast, do not worry as it is entirely okay for you to have some fun in these waterparks! Just make sure that during the process you're able to make sure that you are not swallowing the water and try your best to prevent them from entering your stomach.

Best water theme parks to visit:

  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Blizzard Beach
    Location: 1145 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, United States
    What you can find: one of the world's largest outdoor wave pool, water coaster rides, water slides

  • Sunway Lagoon Water Park
    Location: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
    What you can find: the world's largest man-made surf beach, the world's largest vortex water ride, water slides


5. Go On A River Cruiseriver cruise

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If you want to immerse yourself in a panoramic view of your travel destination but feel a little low in energy to walk around, then take the local river cruise for easy travel! Although not every location will have one, the ones that do will be of great convenience. You can snap photos from rare angles while you enjoy the cooling breeze.

Best River Cruises:

  • Seine River Cruise
    Location: Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
    What you can find: medieval town, half-timbered houses, fishing harbor

  • Mississippi River Cruise
    Location: Front St, Le Claire, IA 52753, United States
    What you can find: St. Louis city, quaint towns


Travel Tips To Take Note During Ramadan

Traveling during Ramadan requires more preparation than your usual travel routine. Here are some things to keep in mind so you can have an enjoyable time during Ramadan:

  • Allocate time for Sahur and Iftar and plan your nearest restaurant to dine before the adhan/adzan
  • Check what time sunrise and sunset are as every destination has different daylight hours and prayer times
  • Have some emergency Iftar snacks in case there is no restaurant in sight
  • If you find it unbearable or got sick during the fast, you can choose not to continue fasting that day and replace it with another day outside of the Ramadan season
  • If you are on a plane, you should break your fast the moment after the sun sets.


Before You Go

We hope that this article gives you some insights for some fun and easy travel activities to do during this sacred season. If you have traveled during Ramadan before, do share with us some tips so we can all learn!

Like what you are reading? Share with your friends who are planning to go abroad this Ramadan!

You can read more about our Ramadan travel series here where we explore the importance of Ramadan as a traveler.

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Anna is an upbeat travel writer who is constantly hungry for adventure (and food). She writes about her climbing adventures on theamateurclimber.com

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