8 Awesome Adventure Destinations

by Jules on July 15, 2011

Try a spot of kayaking on Halong Bay, Vietnam

The world is blessed with many naturally breathtaking landscapes; towering snow-capped mountains waiting to be climbed, powder-white beaches waiting to be walked on and lush dense jungles waiting to be trekked. Whatever your sport or activity of choice, consider one of these truly amazing destinations on your next adventure holiday;

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – Lace up your walking boots and feel the full force of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at some 19,340 feet. There are 6 different routes to choose from, depending on when you travel and how much time and energy you have. Choose from Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Shira, Lemosho and Umbwe, although all options will surely give you bragging rights!

Grand Canyon, USA – Calling all extreme sports fans! Head to the Grand Canyon in the USA where you can try your hand at base jumping amidst the beauty and of one of the world’s most spectacular sights. You could also take a helicopter flight over the awesome scenery or try a Black Canyon rafting experience on the Colorado River.

Halong Bay, Vietnam – If kayaking is your activity of choice then you must check out the serene and alluring Halong Bay in Vietnam. The bay itself is dramatic with wonderful beaches, quaint bays, beautiful coastal areas and deep dark caves to explore!

Khoa Sok National Park, Thailand – Thailand is a strong contender for a best extreme activities destination. And if you fancy trying your hand at an extreme jungle survival course, then head to the Khoa Sok National Park, where your skills and instincts will be tested to the max!

Bali, Indonesia – As well as being blessed with beautiful beaches and warm welcoming people, Bali is also a world-class scuba diving location. Whether you’re a scuba pro or just starting out, explore the underwater coral ridges and deep drop-offs at ones of Bali’s most popular dive sites of Lembongan Island, Nusa Penida Island and Menjangan.

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA – Without a doubt, El Capitan holds it ground as one of the most well-known climbing locations in the USA. From extremely easy routes to those that are pretty challenging, as a first time tourist or a frequent visitor, El Capitan is broken into routes that will best fit every participant’s capabilities.

Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Town holds the title as the world’s most spectacular destination for abseiling. There are several challenging abseiling spots around Cape Town including Chapman’s Peak, and whilst there you can also mountain hike up Chapman’s Peak, Silvermine Nature Reserve and the Cape Peninsula National Park and maybe chill out afterwards with a spot of whale watching.

Castellon, Spain – So you fancy trying your hand at sky diving? Castellon in Valencia offers the ultimate thrill of diving out of a plane over amazing landscapes. There are now many sky diving locations across Spain with tandem jumps available for you and your travelling partner!

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