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Ultimate List of Best Adventure Trips and Adventure Tours you need to take if you are a fan of Adventure Vacations.
Are you an experienced adventure traveller? Or do you want to try out adventure travel for the first time?
I have teamed up with a bunch of fellow travel bloggers and together we have created the ultimate list of Best Adventure Tours and Trips.
From Trekking in the Himalayas, to Safaris in Africa, to Helicopter Hiking in New Zealand and Kayaking in the Antartica.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.
Definition Adventure Travel
“A type of tourism involving travel to remote or exotic locations in order to take part in physically challenging outdoor activities” (google).
Deep within the Bolivian Andes winds one of the world's most dangerous roads its way through the mountains. To the left, there is a several hundred meters to more than a kilometer drop. On the other side rocks and waterfalls. While there is a new, safer road since a few years, adventurous travelers took over and turned Bolivia's Death Road into the ultimate Mountain Bike Downhill Adventure.
Visiting the Antarctica alone is one of the greatest adventures. How about making it even more extreme? Join a kayaking tour and kayak amongst some epic wildlife.
It's relatively easy to organise a self drive safari around Botswana. However, some planning is required and be aware that you will need a 4 wheel drive to access certain roads and parks.
One of the greatest adventures in New Zealand and probably the whole world is a Heli-Hiking Tour at Fox Glacier. You will fly up near Vicatoria Falls where you will start your once in a lifetime hike.
A road trip is one of the best ways to explore Morocco. The distances between the coast and the mountains are quite short so that you can enjoy different sceneries during your trip. Read here about Delphine's trip back in 2017 and her tips on how to make your Morocco road trip a once in a lifetime experience.
Imagine an other-worldly place. A desert that stretches out in front of you, perfectly flat, for what seems like eternity. Imagine nothing but crystal blue sky and pale white salt in every direction. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, is just such a place.
The Faroe Islands are well known for their spectacular and dramatic landscape. It is a great place for a road trip or hikes and offers unique photo opportunities.
Most people who join a trekking trip in Nepal choose a tour to the Mount Everest Basecamp. However, there are way more options, most with way fewer tourists and even more impressive landscapes. One option is the amazing Annapurna Circuit Nepal.
One of the best wildlife adventure opportunities in India is a tiger safari in the dense forests of the Western Ghats. Bandipur, Nagarhole, Wayanad and Mudumalai are four national parks spread across 3 states of India. Together this interconnected group of national parks form the largest free habitat of tigers in India and the whole world.
One of the best hikes to do in Rio De Janeiro is the Morro Dios Irmaos – or the Two Brothers Mountain. It offers stunning views of Rio and is a relatively easy hike – the caveat is you have to go through the Vidigal favela to get there.
Darvaza Crater, or “The Gates of Hell” is a large sinkhole in the Karakum Desert that has been on fire for over 40 years. The gas crater is located near the village of Darvaza about 160 miles north of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan.
The wild terrain of eastern Cambodia stands in stark contrast to the rest of the country.
Overwhelmingly flat, it’s in the eastern provinces of Cambodia that you find a semblance of relief. As far as the eye can see, the land rises, billows and ruptures in rolling, bush-covered hills.
An overland trip from Iran to the Caucasus is another adventure that you will never forget. Discover the Persian Empire and its magnificent architecture. You will experience the history and culture from another perspective
A trip on the Trans Siberian Railway features on many traveller bucket lists. The iconic Russian rail trip conjures up romanticised, evocative images of dusty trains leaving European Russia and journeying into the wild landscapes of Asia.
The Pamir Highway, which connects the cities of Osh in Kyrgyzstan and Mazar i Sharif in Afghanistan is one if the most adventurous roads to drive. It's a must-do road trip for every true adventurer.
Acatenango is a 3976 meters high volcano near Antigua, Guatemala's old capital city. From the top you can enjoy breathtaking views over the active neighbour volcano Fuego.
Zagori is one of the most isolated regions in Greece and the perfect place for a hiking adventure. The region offers an extensive trail network and high alpine peaks with crystal mountain lakes.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the best parks for wildlife viewing in East Africa. You can see all three of Africa’s big cats and enjoy amating landscapes.
Hop on a slow boat and experience the nature of the Amazon river in a very unique way. There are high chances to that you will see amongst others river dolphins, birds and caymans.
The Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, also abbreviated as ATM Cave, is considered by National Geographic to be one of the most sacred caves in the world. You will walk and swim about 700 meters into the cave where the archaeological site begins.
The easiest way to get from Panama to Colombia is by plane, the most adventurous and fun one is by sailing through the San Blas Islands. Alternatively, you can also take a slow boat and sleep every night on a different tropical island.
A hike to the Colca Canyon near Arequipa is one of the highlights of every trip to Peru. You can do zip lining, watch the Andean Condor, the worlds biggest birds fly over and explore traditional life in remote mountain communities.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a great spot for wildlife viewing. The best way to experience this unique corner of the world is in a mokoro on an Okavango Delta safari.
Diving with sharks in the Bahamas is another activity that needs to be on the bucket list of every adventure traveler. Get close to these magnificent creatures and enjoy some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.
The Himalayas are home to some of the highest mountains in the world. The landscape and the weather are extreme and therefore the optimal region for all adventurous hikers. Join a guided tour and explore the Tibetan mountains.
Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia is one of the greatest adventures in South America. You can choose between different Torres del Paine national park hikes and enjoy breathtaking views.