If you’re an adrenaline junkie you’re always on the lookout for the next great adventure. There are amazing places to explore all over the world but these six will give you the kick start you’re looking for and a once in a lifetime experience to write home about.
Rafting in Honduras
Imagine whizzing through an isolated rainforest jungle in a whitewater rafting boat! Some of the worlds’ best rafting conditions can be found in the rivers of Central America and Honduras is quickly becoming a top destination to do just this. With regular, affordable flights to this nation and many tour operators offering high quality adventure rafting experiences there are lots of options available. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned professional there are river trips for every experience level. The availability for experience levels will depend on the time of year, so be sure to check well in advance and plan accordingly.
Swim the Greek Islands
Crystal clear water, beautiful scenery and amazing weather conditions all make Greece a top tourist destination. The Greek Islands hold a particular appeal. Companies like Swimtrek offer swimming enthusiasts the opportunity to swim the islands. Daily swims averaging 5km occur along the islands and include the support of a swim coach, spotters, and a yacht on hand to ferry between destinations.
Camping in the Carpathian Mountains – Romania
Not many people think of Romania as a vacation destination but it should be considered! Some of Europe’s most pristine and preserved forests are located in the country. Volcanic lakes, extensive rivers, caves, and miles of hiking paths are just a few of the natural wonders that exist. There are 69 licensed camping sites in the region. The best time to visit is spring and early summer. Contact the Romanian Tourist Board for maps and specific information about visiting.
Rock Climbing in Morocco
Morocco is well known for its famous cities but it is also home to great rock climbing. There are multiple locations throughout the country but the Todra Gorge is a favorite to many climbers. There are hundreds of mapped climbing routes along the surface of this rock gorge. If you’re a new climber there are tracks for beginners. Many companies cater to rock climbers and it’s always a good idea to do plenty of research before you make the trip.
Surfing Bundoran, Ireland
When you think of surfing does Ireland come to mind as a destination? This city on the coast of Ireland is home to amazing waves and plenty of surf schools and outfitters. You may need to wear a wet suit but you’re in for an amazing experience. How many others will be able to say they’ve surfed in Ireland? New surfers can enroll in lessons while advanced surfers can take right to the waves. Don’t miss “The Peak” Ireland’s most famous break just off the shore of Bundoran.
Red Sea Scuba Diving
Egypt is home to amazing scuba diving experiences. The Red Sea has a unique variety of coral reefs, marine life, and shipwrecks waiting to be explored. Water temperatures remain relatively stable all year-round, and there are conditions for beginners through experienced divers. You can pair your diving experience with land trips like a visit to the great pyramids, a day trip to Luxor or a desert safari.
What’s the most adventurous thing you have done while traveling?