For some people, the ideal holiday is sitting by a pool or on a beach topping up their tan. However, for many, they want to experience adventure, thrilling activities, and come away with some extraordinary experiences. A beach holiday will simply not provide this. Therefore, you need to ensure that you are choosing the right destination that truly allows the adventure lover inside of you to make the most of your time away.
Here are five destinations that will be ideal for someone who wants to see experience adventure.
Ecuador allows you to experience adventure to the fullest, while also providing you the perfect place to unwind too, which is vital! While you may believe that you don’t want to simply chill during your time away, burn out is still possible even on holiday. However, Ecuador won’t make the chill time feel like a waste of time. Hike to the top of quaint villages and then enjoy the breathtaking views as you rest up. Resting up won’t be at all bad here. The best thing about choosing to take a holiday here is that you can enjoy the thrill of exploring the Cotopaxi volcano at the national park by hiking, but there are also opportunities to snorkel, cycle, and swim. The experience of an Ecuador vacation doesn’t stop there! Learn how to kayak or surf, or even how to horseback ride, or what lives in the natural paradise of the forests.
- South Africa
South Africa is the ideal destination for those who also love animals. Being home to vast numbers of natural wildlife, you can satisfy both the adventure and animal lover inside you by booking safari tours. Get close to hippopotamus, elephants, and zebras, and then get your heart racing as you watch lions, cheetahs, and hyenas from a distance living in their natural environment. If you don’t want to go on a tour, then why not consider abseiling down one of the mountains in Cape town or hiking and camping beneath the stars on one of the popular trails they have or exploring the hidden caves.
For many adventurers, it is the challenge they love to face that spurs them on. So what better place to take on a challenge than the Swiss Alps? The Swiss Alps take up nearly 65% of the country’s landscape and are ideal for adventurers and hikers alike. For the thrill-seeker, you can reach the summit of Jungfrau and then zip line your way down to the bottom, flying at 55mph down an 800m long steel cable! What better way to experience a hiking adventure than this?
The beautiful natural landscape is one reason this country is so popular amongst tourists, but one of the lesser-known reasons is down the adventures waiting there. Take to the waters and paddle across the largest fjord Norway has and experience the natural scenery that surrounds you as you experience your adventure.
Finally, why not consider ticking off some of your bucket list adventures on your trip to Brazil because they offer plenty for adventurer lovers. Visit the Amazon forest and trek through on foot. Or glide through the river on a canoe or boat, and watch out for the wildlife that resides there. If this wasn’t enough, you could also:
- Go hiking – check out the Serra da Canastra National Park
- Discover the Pantanal wetlands
- Dive and snorkel in the deep marines