Our world is full of adventures ,amazing places , mysteries , and so much fun .Our world has never been more accesssible from the jungles of Borneo to the “Lost World” tepuis of Venezuela , from Himalayan peaks to the Caribbean , from the Northern Lights to a total solar eclipse and from the great wall of China to the Galapagos Islands . There are truly abandoned , strangest , haunted , most coldest and many amazing places in our world but there are also some iconic travel destinations which are full of adventures and will always provide you so many memories to last a lifetime . Iconic travel destinations will always exert their pull but it is the journey itself and our experiences along the way that can turn a holiday into a life-changing adventure .
Spanning multiple continents and oceans, these adventures will make you feel alive… albeit in some cases terrified you might not be among the living much longer. Everyone’s dream is to travel at different places and get the experiences that are beyond the ordinary . It will be amazing when it’s just you and your backpack, far, far away from your home and you can live in the moment, bask in the freedom and do things that would seem overwhelmingly ridiculous in ‘real-life’! We know your one of the dream was to do these adventures , so here”s one more surprise for you , you can book your low fare or cheapest flights from here –
There are many types of adventures at different places , some are “soft” adventures, while others are more challenging. All will be unforgettable. The adventures selected here are for couples and families, singletons and groups, the young and the not-so-young . So lets take a look at these top 10 amazing adventures around the world you won’t believe –
1. Night Volcano Trekking – Indonesia
Volcano trekking is awesome and usually not something to be afraid of… If you find yourself in Yogyakarta (Java, Indonesia) and you want to head to Bali then don’t be boring and fly or get the bus, volcano trek your way there! We’d already explored the magnitude of Mount Bromo and just after a couple of hours of sleep , our guide suggested that we have to trek up Mount Ijen at 1am in the pitch black and climb into the crater to witness the magical blue fire! There was hair-raising slippery , two hour slide in complete darkness into a volcano’s crater, edging ever closer to the huge sulphur flames! I survived, people generally do survive. But if you’re a fan of health and safety you may want to give this one a swerve . After all this climb to the top at sunrise and enjoy the magnificent volcano lake that appears as the day breaks!
2. Water Rappelling – Costa Rica
Water-rappelling is nearly identical but you bounce Spiderman style down waterfalls . If you watched Bear Grylls putting celebs through their paces on Celebrity Survivor then you’ll have seen Costa Rica’s finest water-rappelling sites . This just need a little practice and can be done with no prior experience at all! If although you are in costa rica and you may as well have a go on Latin America’s longest zipline (1.5km) , then go and check out the rainforest superman style as you are clipped to the zipline by your back .
3. Surf in Jeffrey’s Bay – South Africa
If you have once went to a beachy town then i’m sure you will have probably given surfing a go . Surfing isn’t scary, like some of the other experiences but I can see why it might be . The oceans are murky looking from the shore , so big , and even from the board you can get so many wonderful moments . We all know the fact: more humans die from coconuts landing on their heads than being attacked by sharks. I loved surfing in South Africa’s Jeffrey’s Bay (made famous by cult surf film Endless Summer) but you are thrashing around like a cute seal in the shark’s domain .
4. Full Moon Party + Fire Limbo – Koh Phangan
Koh phangan’s full moon party and fire limbo is the greatest iconic or adventurous travel destinations for the tourist . If you may Survive in Koh Phangnan’s Full Moon Party than it’s an achievement in itself! There if you manage to swerve the mushroom shakes , lethal buckets , and an island full of pumped-up lunatics then you’re winning . If you’re totally fascinated with fire than the temptation to outdo the locals at fire limbo, fire skipping or diving through a fire coated hoop, is too much to wrestle with . It’s easy to get carried away and thinking that you have super human powers and can beat the ultra-bendy Thai men .
5. Swim with Piranha – Brazil
Swimming with piranha’s in brazil and spending a lazy afternoon fishing piranha in Brazil’s Pantanal is so much adventurous and awesome . But is risky too , in reality you’re dangling pieces of flesh into the murky waters and then tugging the notorious meat eating fish out of the lakes (they’re delicious by the way!) . When you’ve spent an afternoon marvelling at how big their teeth are and how viciously they attack the bait you can jump in and swim with them! Actually the swimmers survived, so perhaps they’d just become wise to our fishing game and ignored the oversized bait . Only those people can do this travel adventure who have no fears .
6. Bike Death Road – Bolivia
If you decide to go for a bike death road in bolivia and mountain-bike La Paz’s infamous Death Road , then we suggest you to do not Google or YouTube it in advance! Go in completely ignorant to what lies ahead and enjoy the terrifying yet exhilarating journey . Its not to worry if you are not so fit , as it’s nearly all downhill . Maybe there will be the practice squeezing a tennis ball, over and over in advance – because those brakes will get a hammering and your arms will become locked on for the 4-5 hour white-knuckle ride .
7. Great White Sharks – South Africa
The great white sharks in south africa are known as the ocean’s most misunderstood beauties . Jaws gave these sharks some serious bad press and you can come nose to nose with them in their territory which also helps you to overcome any of your childhood fears . In the Southern tip of South Africa, around Cape Town and Mossel Bay there are loads of opportunities to rub shoulders with sharks. Pick your organisation carefully as baiting sharks isn’t cool and can make them associate humans with food . After spending your time with the great white sharks , you can also love these majestic creatures and if this isn’t high risk for you , then there is also another option for you , you can also do scuba diving with Tiger sharks and Bull Sharks in South Africa’s Protea Banks .
8. Skydive – Australia
Sky-diving is the best and greatest adventure and isn’t exclusive to any part of the world but if you want to fall in love with somewhere then this is the way to do it! If you manage to keep your eyes open and aren’t praying/swearing you get to check out your location from a bird’s eye view – what could be more magical than that?! It will be so much fun that you can also record your skydive and play it to your parents pretending they’re watching it live on video chat .
9. Komodo Dragons – Indonesia
The only way to get to the dragons native islands of Komodo and Rinca is by boat. Now this may be possible in some luxury yacht but I did it the budget way – the way most backpackers do it. This does mean spending four days at sea, sleeping on deck alongside your fellow dragon seekers and being completely cut off from the world . You can spend your day’s chatting to your shipmates , snorkelling amongst manta rays , and lazing around on the sunny deck . If you have brought your guitar with your fellow travellers and if you don’t leave with the sound of Redemption Song on loop in your head, then you can ask for your money back . All houses on the komodo island are all on stilts to stop the dragons invading the local’s homes . Komodo dragons are lazy but deadly creatures and can grow up to three metres long and have a poisonous bite that results in a slow two-day death.
10. World’s highest cliff jump – Queenstown , Australia
If you are looking to do the cliff jump , then in queenstoown , australia is the best one and the world’s highest cliff jump . There you can expect amazing views and plenty of other travellers to help you pluck up the courage. If you need a little inspiration, you can watch what happens when we challenged a group of travellers staying at the nearby Nomads Hostel in Queenstown to take the plunge . New zealand is a fantastic choice , if you’re going to pop your bungee cherry . Queenstown the adventure capital of NZ is the place to indulge in as many stomach-churning activities as your budget/nerves can take (blame it on the budget if you bottle it) .
When you travel there are so many oppurtunities to dive straight out of your comfort zone and you may surprise yourself with your new-found confidence!
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Also look more about author Johanna Whitaker’s travels and adventures at: Johanna visions SEE ALSO : Amazing Places around the world to travel