Air adventures really are not the most popular travel experiences, but maybe they should be. Throwing yourself out into a void or from somewhere exceedingly high sure takes nerve and it’s probably the closest you’d ever get to feeling like a bird. There are so many things that can be done. Here are 7 exhilarating air adventure experiences.
1. Go Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
In the spot between the Zambia and Zimbabwe borders, there lies quite a famous waterfall that can be seen and heard from hundreds of miles around. The waterfall is named after one of the most famous British Queens in history, Queen Victoria. Bungee jumpers who try their luck on the waterfall are encouraged to find their own spot and just jump the 111 meters. It is better to go in November when the Zambezi Rivers are at their best. This is definitely an air adventure experience.
2. Experience Sky-diving over Lake Taupo, New Zealand
One of the last remaining active volcanic regions of New Zealand will certainly take your breath away. Tandem diving at around 15,000 feet is definitely an air adventure, where you can fall for over a minute, taking in the sights of the surrounding areas. Not only is this area beautiful, it is also one of the lowest priced sky adventure experiences around.
3. Take a Paragliding Adventure in Sedona Red Rocks, USA
This gorgeous Arizona destination is a must for all visitors or residents of North America. Hang-gliding and paragliding are readily available in this region. You can soar above the canyon, gazing down at the sights of the falling cliffs and twisting caverns. The Sedona skies are full of machines, but there will always be a space for you to take part in this air adventure experience.
4. Go Hang-gliding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Granada, Spain
Visit the snowy range mountains in the beautiful Granada surroundings in Spain. You will see the mountains and the sea meeting when you glide freely in the skies above. In the winter you will see hundreds of skiers on the mountains, but in summer you will see an abundance of surfers and ramblers down below you.
5. Experience BASE Jumping from the Sky Tower, New Zealand
This is a favorite for all air adventure enthusiasts. See the city of Auckland passing before your very eyes whilst you are jumping from the top of the tallest building in the city. Thousands of people go to the city every year to experience the amazing adventure. The Sky Tower stands at 328 meters above ground level, and because of this, jumpers can experience falling speeds of 85km per hour.
6. See the Caverns of Cenote Dos Ojos by Cave-diving, Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula is the remnant from a huge meteor that hit the site 65,000,000 years ago. Rainwater has filled the cracks and crevices in the area, causing hundreds of small caves and rivers. Many people visit the area to spend time diving into the water filled caves, and looking at the magnificent stalagmites and stalactites of the caves.
7. Go Paragliding above Mount Baba Dağ, Turkey
Each year, the region of Oludeniz in Turkey has stunning air games. People come from all around the world to compete in the air competition. For first-time paragliders, this area is a must air adventure experience. See the turquoise coast and ‘Father’s Mountain’ for as long as you like.
Gliding, diving and soaring through the air in many different ways is not for the faint-hearted. However, they are certainly unforgettable air adventure experiences. Where in the world would you like to fly above?
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