Holidays are a great opportunity for new discoveries and personal growth. Exploring a new destination is an adventure in itself, but what if you’re up for something a little more exhilarating? The adventure holiday market is experiencing increasing popularity. Below are just a few adventure holiday ideas, for all corners of the globe.
1. New Zealand Adrenalin Rush
New Zealand is a prime example of an adventure holiday destination. Your one stop shop for adventure is the city of Queenstown, located on the South Island. It’s renowned for being the ‘Adventure Capital of The World’. From skiing to hiking and bungy jumping to sky diving, there’s an adrenalin rush to suit everyone.
2. African Microflight Safari
Safaris are pretty much synonymous with African holidays. At Tafika Lodge in Zambia, however, the safari is repackaged with a unique, aeronautical twist. In the care of the tourguide, you can fly above African plains in an open two-seater aircraft. The advantage of flight is that you cover much more land than a 4WD vehicle, and you can see much more wildlife. This is an adventure holiday for the adrenalin junkie with no limits.
3. Trekking the Inca Trail
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is probably one of the most popular treks in the world. So popular, in fact, that the Peruvian government places a strict limit on the number of people that can hike this trail per season. Located in the Andes mountain range, the trek normally takes three to four days to complete. The final destination is the deeply historical Machu Picchu, which is often referred to as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’.
4. Diving with Sharks in Australia
Take a plunge and go diving with sharks at Fish Rock, on the Eastern coast of Australia. The spot is a haunt for grey nurse sharks. As a result, the site is quite popular with adrenalin-seeking divers from around the world. If the thought of being in the open ocean is too much to handle, you can always try diving with sharks in a more controlled aquarium setting such as Manly’s Ocean World.
5. Antarctica Cruise Adventure
The Antarctic landscape is as harsh as it is majestic. It’s for this reason that travel is best done under the watchful eye of experts. A range of cruises are available that will help you make the most of your Antarctic adventure. Note that expeditions may range depending on season. Activities can include visiting emperor penguin colonies, historical huts, and the Dry Valleys.
6. Exploring the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the world. It’s one of those things that has to be seen to be believed. Book a tour and experience this landscape up close. A range of hiking, rafting, and helicopters are available for the intrepid traveller. The rugged, harsh climate can take its toll, so it’s best to take all necessary precautions before embarking on such an adventure.
7. Temple Hopping in Cambodia
There are well over a thousand temples in the Angkor region, in Cambodia, for you to explore. They vary from the well preserved to nondescript piles of rubble. The most well-preserved temple is Angkor Wat. It is also one of the most popular archaeological sites on the planet. The awe-inspiring jungle setting makes you feel as if you are a world away from civilisation.
Are you a fan of the adventure holiday? Which of these adventure holiday ideas do you like best?
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