If visiting local attractions, wandering through museums, and browsing through flea markets are not your idea of an exciting holiday, then you might want to consider taking a vacation that promises more action. Following are what many people consider to be the top five action-packed adventure holidays, at least one of which is sure to grab your attention, and get your adrenalin going, even before you have reached your chosen destination.
Ride Across Iceland on Horseback
This is really a vacation with a difference, and a great opportunity to see this unique, desolate, and mostly uninhabited country, up close. It is a country like no other in the world, with its enormous, powerful glaciers, breathtaking scenery, and countless natural wonders that you will see as you make your way across its rugged landscape while horseback riding.
Go cage diving in the most dangerous waters in the world in Gansbaai, South Africa
Gansbaai, a little town situated on the east coast of South Africa, is where you can cage dive in an area known to have the largest population of great white sharks than anywhere else in the world. Coming face-to-face with these huge, dangerous creatures, is guaranteed to give you a good few heart-stopping moments.
Have your fill of many adventure activities in Thailand
Thailand, with its spectacular scenery, is not only popular with millions of tourists for its nightlife and awesome beaches, but for the abundance of adventure activities it has to offer as well. These include kayaking through magnificent sea caves, snorkelling, scuba diving, trekking through the jungle, and mountain biking in the many majestic mountains. Visit Thailand, and you will have the opportunity to go rock climbing in what is considered to be one of the very best climbing areas in the world.
Although many people have climbed Everest, it has remained one of the most popular adventure activities, for various reasons, the main one being the sense of personal achievement it provides. Of course this is one adventure holiday that takes a lot of preparation and training, before you can actually take on what is very possibly the most famous mountain climb in the world.
Only those that are incredibly fit and in absolute peak condition can consider this type of adventure holiday, due to the dangers involved. However, if you are fortunate enough to be able to climb Everest, there is no doubt that the experience will change your life forever. It will give you the feeling that, if you can take on the extreme challenge of climbing Everest and get to the top, then there is very little in your life that you will not be able to achieve.
The world’s highest bungee jump
Bungee jumping is an activity popular with many of those looking for the ultimate adrenalin rush, and jumping from the world’s highest commercial jump is guaranteed to not disappoint you. You get to jump from the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa, which is a mind boggling 216m, and enough to cause even the most ardent of adrenalin junkies to hesitate, when looking down from this, the highest single span arch bridge anywhere on earth.