If you would like to set a new challenge for you and your loved one this year, there are many adventure vacations you can choose from. Trek one of the volcanoes in Costa Rica, swim with the sharks, learn diving or surfing, or take on paddle boarding. Find out more about the best adventure vacation destinations and activities below.
1. Swimming with the Sharks
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This adrenaline-filled activity can be dangerous, but a lot of fun. You will be protected by a cage, and can get up close and personal with one of the magnificent predators of the water. You can even take an underwater camera with you and scare your friends by creating a video of the shark approaching with its jaws open. Cage diving is an activity for those who have nerves made of steel. Try popular destinations, such as Gansbaai in South Africa, and Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.
2. Checking out an Active Volcano
If you would like to get close to a volcano, you can check out one of the great mountains in Costa Rica, such as the Arenal Volcano tour, or Iceland’s active volcanos. If you are brave enough, you might be able to venture inside the crater of the Thrihnukagigur 700 meters deep. This is a great chance of having a look at the mouth of the dangerous geological feature. Tours run between October and April.
This activity can be enjoyed anywhere, provided you find mountains high enough and valleys deep enough. Fly like a bird, and get the same view as one on your Paragliding holiday. Most tour operators will provide you with initial safety training and equipment, so you are not left to your own resources. If you get to like the adventure, you can sign up for a short course and become qualified as a paraglider. Make sure that your instructor has air evacuation services, in case something goes wrong. Enjoy the adrenaline rush and the view.
This fun activity can be enjoyed on any lake. You will be challenged to stay standing up on the Paddleboard, but once you learn the basic skills of balancing your body weight, you can have loads of fun. If you don’t try it, you can’t say that you did everything to live life to the fullest. You are likely to master the skills needed for paddleboarding in a few days.
5. White Water Rafting
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White water rafting can be fun and thrilling at the same time. You try to beat the waves, work together, and stay afloat while water is splashing everywhere. One of the best destinations for this activity is Queensland, Australia, where you can learn to navigate through different rapids running through the rainforest.
To make the most out of your holiday, you should look for adrenaline-filled activities. Try new sports, face the sharks, and stare down a volcano. Make every day count and enjoy the moment. Make memories and share them with your loved ones. After all, you only live once.