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For a lot of people, travel is a great way to take a breather from life and just sit back and relax for a while on a beach resort somewhere. It is always nice to spend some time sunbathing on the beach but after a few days, you might get a bit bored. Some people just aren't cut out for a beach holiday and they are looking for something a little more exciting when they travel.

If that sounds familiar and you are a thrill seeker that is looking for travel destinations that are more exciting, these are some of the best places to go.

best places to travel for adventure

1. Cape Town, South Africa


Just because you are looking for thrills, that doesn't mean that you have to give up on the beach entirely. If you want the best of both worlds, you should consider visiting Cape Town. There are still beautiful beaches that you can relax on but if you want to do something a bit more daring, you can hit the waves and go surfing.

If you are feeling particularly brave, you can even jump in a cage and swim with some great white sharks. If that's a bit too much for you, you should head over to table mountain where you will find some great hiking routes. Even if you are not a very experienced hiker, there are some great beginner routes around the mountain where you will still see some beautiful views.

If you feel up to it, there are some more advanced routes up the mountain and you can even abseil down when you reach the top.

best places to travel for adventure

2. Queenstown, New Zealand


Queenstown is often called the adventure capital of the world, and for good reason. The locals are very adventurous and there are so many great thrill seeking opportunities on offer. There are plenty of places that you can skydive around the world, but there's no better way to experience it than diving out of a plane over the beautiful mountains and lakes of Queenstown.

Those mountains also offer some great opportunities for hiking, climbing, and even hang gliding. It's an amazing way to experience the beautiful views in the area. Queenstown is also the site of the world's first bungee jumping site at Kawarau bridge. If you are looking for a combination of beautiful natural landscapes and hair raising thrills, look no further than Queenstown in New Zealand.

3. Meribel, France


If you don't mind the cold weather and you want an exciting travel experience, skiing is a great option in France for families. There are plenty of places around the world where you can go skiing, but all of the best resorts are in France, especially in Meribel. There are plenty of beautiful places to stay like the Purple Ski Chalet Foinsbois and there is a wide range of different ski routes.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned skier, you’ll find a route that suits you well. When you have finished skiing for the day, there are lots of nice bars and restaurants that you can visit, including L'Ekrin, an amazing Michelin starred restaurant.

best places to travel for adventure

4. Antarctica


When you are looking for an exciting travel experience, you should look further afield and head for some of the most demanding landscapes in the world, like Antarctica. It's going to be a demanding trip but you will get the chance to see some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, and there's no other place that quite compares.

You can take a boat trip that starts in Argentina and goes through the South Shetland Islands. While passing through this amazing archipelago, you will get the chance to see penguins and seals in their natural habitat. From there, you can head to the Antarctic Peninsula, an incredible icy landscape filled with incredible wildlife.

If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a humpback whale. Some trips offer you the chance to camp out there as well, but be aware that it’s not the fainthearted.

5. Vancouver, Canada


Getting in touch with nature is one of the best things about travel and a lot of the time, it’s the peace and quiet that people love about it. If you love nature but you are still looking for thrills, you can get a great combination of the two in the Instagram spots in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is the birthplace of mountain biking, one of the best ways to get up close and personal with nature.

There are plenty of motorbiking trails through some of the most beautiful national parks in the world where you will find incredible views and plenty of wildlife. Some of the biking trails are pretty advanced but there are plenty of great routes for beginners as well. Biking is great, but you can also experience the great national parks from above on a wild zipline.

6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Sayulita was already the favorite beach of hippies and adventurers before receiving the title of Magic Town that made her jump to fame. Now, travelers from all over the planet confirm that it is one of the most beautiful corners of Mexico.

Among things to do in Puerto Vallarta, its paradisaical beaches will allow you to spend some very entertaining days between walks in the sand, shopping in the market, authentic Mexican food (the best fish tacos) and why not to eat some desserts in Mexico. Nuevo Vallarta has a paradise for children called Aquaventuras Park, an incredible water park with slides, lazy river and the possibility of swimming with dolphins and sea lions.

Vallarta has dozens of hotels for all budgets from all-inclusive resorts, romantic boutique hotels and apartment hotels with kitchenettes and extra-large spaces.

7. Chiapas, Mexico


The natural beauties of Chiapas are definitely one of the main reasons why people set their sights on this destination when planning to travel to Mexico. The biodiversity with which this land has been endowed makes it an ideal place for those who travel in search of adventure and spectacular landscapes.

Examples of the above are the Sumidero Canyon, a geological fault whose rock walls flank both sides of the Grijalva River, and the TacanĂ¡ Volcano, which rises to 4 thousand meters above sea level, in addition to the Lagunas de Montebello, the Agua Azul Waterfalls and the Lacandon Jungle.

8. Cinta Costera, Panama


Cinta Costera, a recently completed green area, is a walkway that allows pedestrians and cyclists to get from the center to the coast, between artists booths, couples, and squares with live music. Adventure tourism includes flying over the jungle, swimming with turtles or hiking with sublime views of the cloud forests.

Indulge in the thrilling observation of wildlife, which appears everywhere from resplendent quetzals on the highland trail, howler monkeys or whales that emerge from the water, macaws, toucans, lazy, squirrel monkeys. More experienced amateurs should visit the highlands or venture into Darien to catch a glimpse of the legendary harpy eagle.

If you are fed up with beach holidays and you want something a little more exciting, you should add these destinations to your bucket list.
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10 comments:

  1. what an epic list. I've only been to two of the destinations on this list so looks like i need to plan another trip soon

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  2. Super amazing list! I've been to a couple of these places, I still need to go to NZ and Panama. Soon i hope.

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  3. what an amazing list of destinations! I want to go to some many places here

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  4. Wow half of the places here, I've never even heard of. Saving this for the future! I want to go to Antartica first for the animals.

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  5. I'm all for adventure so these will have to be on my radar for sure!

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  6. Everything you mentioned are really nice places to visit and everyone (including me)will surely like it once they see these destinations

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  7. Wow those places looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant places to take the whole family

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  8. Some interesting choices on your list. Whilst Antarctica has always fascinated me, I would never have thought to travel there myself. I might have to rethink that!

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  9. Antarctica is a dream to me. It is so far away and so expesive but it is the thing to remember the whole life!

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  10. We are always looking for an adventure! I'll have to put these on our list!

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