Adventure Travel 365

Discover the world’s finest destinations and exquisite adventures

Discover the world’s finest destinations and exquisite adventures

Top 5 Adventures and Tours

The world is a vast and wonderful place with many sights to see and experiences to take in. Whether it’s appreciating indigenous wildlife, traversing rugged terrain, or simply taking in nature’s bounty, there is a lot for adventure enthusiasts to do. Here are some of the top adventure activities across the globe.

Hot air ballooning, Turkey

Offering stunning vistas of Goreme Valley and its limestone towers, a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia is a treat for adventurers. Typically taking off at sunrise, these trips help tourists take in a part of Turkey that is unavailable from the ground. The various rock formations, buttes, valleys, and honeycomb hills are a sight to behold. The balloon travels on natural air formations and often give a feeling of being weightless. Tours typically last for an hour or more, and one can even opt for a lavish breakfast on departure and some champagne on returning.

Antarctic Express, Antarctica

The leader when it comes to polar adventures, Quark expeditions has tours that take in both the Arctic and Antarctic. These are complex areas for anyone to reach, let alone discover and explore. The monochromatic environs are actually home to diverse wildlife, with penguins, seals, humpback, and sperm whales all available for viewing. Tours leave South America and pass through the famous convergence of three oceans – the Drake Passage – before traveling by ship through the Antarctic circle. Apart from the sightseeing, there are also opportunities to go kayaking, snowshoeing, and even polar camping.

Discovering the Sahara, Morocco

The vast barren expanse of the Sahara offers excellent terrain for adrenalin junkies to test their skills. The Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp has 10 spacious tents right next to an oasis to relax in between adventures. The sands of the Sahara offer unique opportunities for extreme sports unavailable anywhere else in the world. Sandboarding or sand surfing down desert dunes and even ATVs and buggies are available for rent. Tamer options include full-day desert excursions and camel rides.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

South Africa’s long coastline affords plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with fantastic creatures from the great blue depths. Durban’s Aliwal Shoal offers the chance to view sharks all year round and is also one of the few places to go diving even without a cage. While using scuba equipment is common, several adventurers often choose to snorkel instead. The trained instructors even have videography equipment, and personalized videos can be taken home after the dive.

Walking with Elephants, Phuket

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is one of the best places in the world to get to know more about these gentle giants. The 30-acre (12.1 hectares) sanctuary rehabilitates injured and sick elephants who have been victims of the logging industry. It is the first ethical elephant tourism destination in Phuket. A highlight of the property is the 6-meter-tall (19.7 feet) canopy walkway which allows tourists to observe the elephants without interfering in their daily activities. Regular morning and afternoon programs are also organized with the pachyderms for an experience at a close range.

Where will you go this summer?

The constrains of the pandemic the past two years have triggered an upsurge in travel this year. Travelers long for exclusive adventure trips, something beyond the day dreams of 2020-21. Here’s the time to make those dreams come true as you take off for your happy time amid nature. Hope you liked the five trips listed above and would consider a couple of them for your next sojourn.

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