For thrill-seeking individuals, merely sightseeing during travels is not enough to fully experience a place. Daredevils often like to try adrenaline-driven activities that will indeed have their hearts pumping extra hard. If you plan to combine travel and dynamic activities in your future trips, below are things that deserve a spot on your checklist.
In a nutshell, rappelling is the descent you go through after rock climbing, but it’s a much more challenging sport than gradually dropping from a high place. For enthusiasts, the best site to rappel from is waterfalls where you’ll meet raging water below—the higher and the diverse the location, the better.
If you’re looking for popular rappelling spots, you might want to try the Victoria waterfall in Costa Rica or Columbia’s Cascada de Juan Curi.
Learn How to Surf
Learning to ride waves is challenging for a novice but can be addictive once you get the hang of it. When you’re planning to unwind on famous beaches, aside from swimming and sunbathing, trying surfing should make your list.
Most beaches offer board rentals and lessons, so there’s no need for you to buy gear and add bulk to your travel essentials.
Try Deep-Sea Diving
Diving in daylight in a location like Bali to see their thriving aquatic ecosystem or off the coasts of Australia to witness sharks in the flesh are things you need in your itinerary. Night diving in Hawaii with manta rays is also something you should not pass on.
But if you’re leaning towards a more relaxing trip, you can charter a boat and spend the whole day at sea with your family. Whichever activity you choose, just being in a maritime setting can already put you in a great mood.
Conquer Your Fears by Bungee Jumping
Bungee jumping is an activity that most popular places offer. You can even experience it in urban settings where you can feast your eyes with a mesmerizing cityscape. However, suppose you want to freefall in a place surrounded by nature. In that case, visiting popular bungee jumping spots such as Western Cape’s Bloukrans Bridge or the Victoria falls bridge on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe are your go-to’s.
Both feature a point where thrill-seekers jump from the center of a bridge right into the river, ensuring that you get your dose of adrenaline.
Like underwater locations, caves can also envelop you in a new world, especially those that go hundreds of meters high and stretch for miles. Colossal caves like Vietnam’s Son Doong cave and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park are so big that they have personal ecosystems that can be home to multiple species.
With such a diverse atmosphere, embarking on a quest to explore caves in some places mentioned above are adventures you’d want in your travel log.
Visit the Largest Waterfalls
When you witness the spectacular displays and loud sounds of crashing waters in some of the world’s largest and widest waterfalls, you’ll find yourself overcome with such an emotion that will make your trips to these places one of the best.
If you’re already planning to go on an escapade in Venezuela, then you have the advantage of visiting the world’s tallest waterfall, the Angel Falls. On the other hand, Canada’s Niagara Falls rightfully belongs to the world’s seven wonders, making it just as mesmerizing as Angel Falls.
Stay In a Dessert
If you’re planning to go on a trip to the African continent, then besides enjoying its abundant wildlife, spending some of your days in its rolling deserts is a must. Some of the places you need to see are Namibia’s Dune 45, where you can climb towering sandhills and witness a captivating sunset or sunrise view.
You also need to drop by the famed Dead Vlei and see the picturesque scene of barren trees dried in the desert sun in a beautiful backdrop that you can easily confuse with a master artist’s work of art.
Cool Off in Antarctica
For those originally from tropical countries, you might want to cool off in almost negative zero places, and where best can that be than in Antarctica? The common conception is that Antarctica is a place off the Southpole, mainly inhabited except for cold weather-hardened animals like penguins and polar bears — and to be honest, there’s a lot of truth in that, but there are also plenty of fun activities you can do.
For example, it’s a place with low light pollution, allowing you a first-rate view of millions of stars. You can also see giant icebergs that you’ll only get a view of in the ice-covered continent.
Prepare your travel gear and start planning your itinerary with some places mentioned above in mind to experience thrilling and memorable adventures that you can look back on fondly in the future.