After a year of working hard and saving up the money to go on a lavish trip, it is not unreasonable to have high expectations for your holiday.
And while everyone has sun, sea and sand in mind, these people received a rather different experience.
This quirky gallery of vacation fail images from around the world has been put together by Bored Panda.
One image shows a couple posing for a romantic photograph in the Dominican Republic, except a Spider Monkey photobombed their shot.
Another shows the reality of going to a touristy area, as they travelled to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, to see the Mona Lisa, only to be greeted with a large crowd in front of the famous painting.
A man was rather disappointed when he went to go and see the The Torii Gate In Hiroshima, Japan, only to find it had scaffolding around it.
A holidaymaker left their car parked in Houston, Texas, only to find their tyres had been stolen when they came back to it.
A woman also recieved the shock of her life when she posed for a selfie with a giraffe, only to have it bite her head.
Here, FEMAIL have rounded up the best images that may make you cry with laughter or shake your head in disbelief.