Are you always looking for a thrill, even when traveling? Well, you’re in luck. Active vacations are currently more popular than ever before. There are so many destinations that you can choose for your next adventure, from those that offer skydiving and bungee jumping to those that bring you face-to-face with interesting animals.
Here are some locations you must consider for your 2020 travels.
If you’re from the U.S. and don’t want to travel somewhere too far, you can always opt for the Great White North. There are so many different types of activities you can choose to do once you get to Canada that you will surely want to prolong your stay.
For example, during the summer, you can see beluga whales from a boat or kayak or even get up close and personal with them if you go for a paddleboard. You can also go on safari and look for the biggest mammals in the area.
Of course, we cannot neglect the winter sports, zip-lining and the Northern Lights. Other extreme things you can try in Canada include taking a thrilling walk on the CN Tower and getting on the Leviathan roller coaster.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In case you find yourself in the United Arab Emirates, you should not miss out on all the thrills that Dubai has to offer. Visiting the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is bound to be unforgettable, especially if you decide to feed a shark.
You can also get a 360-degree view of the city by climbing to the top of the Burj Khalifa. If you like skydiving, there are both indoor and outdoor options so there is something for you even if you’re not yet confident enough to jump from a plane. For those that prefer automotive adrenaline, Dubai also offers supercar racing and dune bashing.
Finally, there are many water sports you can try your hand at like wakeboarding and parasailing.
Just because Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, it doesn’t mean that it can’t provide you with a unique, adrenaline-filled adventure. In addition to getting a chance to try exquisite wines in picturesque locations and taste delicious oysters, you might also see Tasmanian devils, bandicoots, meerkats, platypuses, and even penguins.
When it comes to interesting things to do in Tasmania, you cannot overlook the breathtaking hiking tracks and majestic canyons that this island state has to offer. Depending on the activities you prefer, you can also go sailing, kayaking, and surfing or rock climbing and caving.
Thanks to its diverse landscape, there is so much to do here that you will never be bored.
Bolivia is not often in our minds when we think about travel but you should really try to visit it at least once in your life. This South American country has plenty of unique sights such as the world’s largest salt flat. If you dare to trek across it, you will get some stunning images and an unforgettable experience.
Luckily, there are even group tours in case you don’t think you could go on your own. However, Bolivia has another characteristic spot – The World’s Most Dangerous Road. This road just outside of La Paz claims many victims every year so be very careful if you choose to bike here.
If you are thinking about visiting Africa, you must go cage diving with sharks in South Africa. The waters around Cape Town are known to be populated by great white sharks, so why not take this opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience?
Besides sharks, crocodile cage diving is also something that you can try. Other than sea adventures, there are also land adventures waiting for you. Ostrich rides and elephant safaris will surely get your blood pumping as well. However, in case you’re looking for something more physical, you can try abseiling Table Mountain or surfing the huge waves at Dungeons Beach.
A destination that not many people dare visit is definitely Antarctica. Thanks to this hesitation, this area is still relatively untouched and quite pristine. While you can also travel Antarctica in luxury if you opt for a cruising deal, you can also have some thrilling moments by trekking across glaciers and plunging into the sub-freezing water.
Seeing the icebergs and the incredible wildlife, such as seals, penguins, and whales, up close will surely take your breath away. What is more, there are scientific research bases that you can visit as well.
Real adrenaline junkies can also consider Nicaragua. Leon – a tiny town in this Central American country – allows people to surf down a volcano. All you need is a wooden plank and you can participate in this activity. This can be done either sitting or standing but expect to get dirty and potentially even cut and bruised.
Other than ash boarding, as some call it, you can also go surfing and volcano and jungle trekking in this gorgeous land.
If you’re looking for a European vacation, look no further than Austria. In this alpine country, you can opt for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, or even climbing a frozen wall. Beyond these activities, you can also explore caverns and forests during warmer weather, go bungee jumping, zip-lining and paragliding, and choose to try your hand at whitewater rafting.
Another South American country that you definitely should not miss out on is Chile. If you like hiking, this is the right spot. The Chilean Patagonia has many jagged mountain peaks and amazing hiking trails, in addition to blue glaciers and lakes that are spectacular.
Make sure you have the stamina and the motivation because it will take you seven or eight hours to conquer the most famous trek that is more than 18 kilometers long. Another thing you can do in Chile is go sandboarding in the Atacama Desert. This is a unique activity and is sure to give you a good workout.
If you happen to pick any of these nine destinations, you will not make a mistake. For true thrill-seeking adventurists, the above-mentioned locations have a lot to offer, from water and snow sports to meeting and feeding all sorts of animals. Enjoy!