Adventures can be found in every crevice of the world. From aquatic expeditions to riveting aerial trysts, there is something for everyone. So, if you are an adrenaline junkie or are simply looking for your next great life experience, here are the seven best travel locations you should visit!
1. South Africa
South Africa is every adventurer’s paradise. Behind Cape Town’s serene exterior live a host of activities, ranging from bridge jumping to mountain climbing to shark-cage diving. But, if you have never experienced water rafting before, you are in for a treat! Nothing beats gliding down an African river as your raft cascades and ricochets through the currents.
Want to go snowboarding but hate the snow? Say no more! Jeffreys Bay has got you all covered. From gentle slopes to shallower gradients, there are different levels for everyone to sandboard. So, if you are planning to make a stop at one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, be sure not to miss out on these fun activities.
Brazil’s diverse terrain, open blue Atlantic Ocean, and perfect weather make it a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Whether you are on the South Coast or East Coast, the ocean is always open for you to dive into.
But of course, what is a trip to Brazil without kayaking down the Amazon River? This epic wilderness is home to over a hundred bird species, monkeys, butterflies, caimans, jaguars, and freshwater dolphins, making your heart pump with excitement as you encounter one face to face.
3. New Zealand
When it comes to being adventurous, New Zealand is the place for you. Sure, you have the stunning rugged landscape, cute alpacas, and huge unchartered territory, but there is much more to the country than meets the eye. New Zealand offers something for every thrill-seeker, from the swooping Nevis swing to hang-gliding the misty mountains.
But, of all the exhilarating activities available, canyon swinging is not to be missed! And the best part is, you can bring along your 360 camera with you to film yourself being launched from a 109-metre-high platform over the mighty Shotover River. How fun!
Nepal is like a giant adventure playground with its endless soaring mountains, deep canyons, and swathes of lush trees. While many associate Nepal with Mount Everest, there are numerous other mountains to climb, ranging from Madhi Himal to Lhotse to Kanchenjunga to Cho Oyu.
If you fancy mountain biking instead, Nepal has some incredible trails for you to explore. Just be prepared to carry your bike over icy patches or mountain steps. But if none of these piques your interest, Nepal offers extreme water sports wedged between the towering Himalayas.
Home to one of the world’s active volcanos, flying over one on an open-door helicopter flight is a unique Hawaiian experience guaranteed to get your heart racing. If that is not enough, try diving into the deep ocean at night, surrounded by manta rays with nothing but the flashlight on your new Samsung watch to illuminate your path instead.
If you wish to see a bird’s eye view of the Hawaiian scenery, Hilo is designed to give you that. You can choose from seven ziplines to experience diverse thundering waterfalls, deeply carved valleys, and verdant, tropical rainforests. The zipline is near Akaka Falls State Park and includes a spectacular aerial view of Kolekole Falls.
Snow-capped mountain peaks, serene lakes, and wild tundra- Argentina may be your best bet if you are looking for a country to enjoy with a seemingly endless rotation of landscapes. Millions of people visit Argentina each year to seek out the white-knuckle adrenaline activity for which the country is renowned for: whitewater rafting.
Nothing beats the thrill of paddling down a gushing river as the water funnels you downstream. There are six rivers in Argentina that are particularly popular for whitewater rafting: Alumine, Atuel, Mendoza, Corcovado, Hua-Hum and Juramento. Each is packed with a beauty of its own, but the most important of all, one you can enjoy with your family.
With its bustling metropolises, street food culture, and incredible historical sites, Thailand has long been a popular destination for travellers. And while most first-timers find being shuttled around in a tuk-tuk is enough of an adventure, there are a wealth of other hair-raising activities you do not want to miss.
Take scuba diving with sharks, for example. As insane as it sounds, it is actually a thing in Thailand, and you would be surprised to find out that most of them are not as scary as people believe them to be. But of course, if you prefer to stay afloat, you can always also go kiteboarding on the soft waves surrounding the country.
There you have it! A perfect list curated just for adrenaline seekers like you. Just remember to pack along with an extra dose of faith before your trip. You know what they say, a well-packed trip is a trip worth taking. So, which country will you visit next?