Travel not just to explore, travel for adventure as well. Many destination over the world are also famous for the adventures they provide. These adventures are something you will never forget. Therefore, if you are travelling to a holiday destination, make sure you try the adventures on offer. Here’s a look at some of the adventures that make travel worthwhile.
If there’s any sport where you can feel and count every breath, it’s scuba diving. You enter a different world altogether, and get to explore the most beautiful parts of nature. Scuba diving requires special scuba equipment and training. You also shouldn’t have phobias for water, deep sea and claustrophobia. Punta Gorda in Costa Rica remains to be one of the best places for scuba diving, but you can also try places like the islands of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, for their reefs and even places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Some people like to go under water, and some people like to fly, for those who like to fly, paragliding is the sport for them. You are hooked on to special parachute whose direction can be controlled by you. Attached to you is a large fan, which propels you. This sport is fast gaining popularity, as it is the next best thing to flying a plane. In your first excursion, you are strapped onto a trainer, but as you gain experience, you can do this in your own. Some places require you to get special licenses, so, check beforehand and make sure nothing stops you from taking flight.
Skydiving is still the most exciting adventure sport. How could it not be? Freefalling from thousands of feet from the sky with only a parachute to save your life, how can this not excite (and scare) anyone. You get to see amazing sights, and feel the rush of the wind and adrenalin. A good amount of training is provided before the jump, and first-time jumpers are actually strapped to trainers. You are not allowed to jump alone the first time. But as you gain experience and confidence, you can start doing this on your own. One of the best places to skydive is over the Palm Islands in Dubai.
Quick, and exciting bungee jumping is one of the most popular extreme activity, owing to its ease. Mountains, waterfalls, hills, bridges, etc., bungee jumping just requires a location at a high altitude and a clear landing area. Your feet are tied with bungee cords and all you have to do is jump and enjoy the excitement. Macau Tower in China and Verzasca Dam in Switzerland are the highest bungee jumping locations in the world and one of the most famous things to do in Europe.
What is rappelling? Well, it is the exact opposite of rock climbing. In rappelling, you rapidly come down a mountain, hill or waterfall, with the help of ropes, and a harness. Rappelling is exciting because it also involves speed along with physical fitness. Some adventurers also love to rappel facedown. It is quite the thrill. Places like Bali and Costa Rica have powerful waterfalls that make fun places for rappelling.
River rafting or whitewater rafting is a sport for the brave. Along with treacherous bumps and jumps that launch you in the air, you also have to contend with cold, aggressive waters in case you fall off from your raft. But if you manage to stay, you are guaranteed to have a ride of your life. River rafting is mostly done in rivers that turn into waterfalls. Colorado River in USA, and Zambezi River in Zambia are the most exciting places for river rafting.
Surely you must have heard of surfboarding and snowboarding, but have you heard of sandboarding? It is similar to the mentioned sports, but the difference is that it is done on the desert sand. Yes, surprisingly, the sand makes of a great surface to board on, and borders can reach good speed. The desert of U.A.E. has towering sand dunes, and is the most popular place for sandboarding. You can enjoy sandboarding along with other exciting activities like dune bashing and quad biking.
Jet skiing is an exciting sport, but it is even more exciting to do in Abu Dhabi. In recent years, UAE has made a name for itself in watersports, and jetskiing in Abu Dhabi is one of the most famous water activity. Here, you have access to powerful jet skis of the best brands in the world. The gorgeous seashore that Abu Dhabi has, makes the jetskiing even more fun. There are calm waters where you can reach high speeds, and there are also choppy waters that will have you jumping over the waves. There are many clubs and watersport businesses along the coast of Abu Dhabi that provide jet skis, so, you have many options here.
This is not for the faint-hearted. This is actually quite dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. As the name suggests, the task is to climb into some of the most dangerous glaciers in the world. Here too, you are in a totally different world where icy shelves, crevices, and ridges surround you. However, once you are on top of that glacier, you will feel like you are on top of Mount Everest. So, if you are considering doing this, come to Iceland, as this is the best place for the sport.
Hang gliding is another extreme sport that will give you wings, literally! Strap on your wings and take flight with the hang glider. These gliders are very easy to manoeuvre and you can travel far with them. The wonderful sights you see further add to the excitement. You require a bit of training and first time fliers get to do with an instructor. South America, because of its awesome peaks, is the best place for hang gliding.
Get in touch with the adventure spirit within you, and get set for excitement like no other.