Adventure traveling is for people who want to try something different. Adventure travel is an interaction with nature, interaction with culture and a physical activity which is thrilling, featuring speed, height, danger, a high level of physical exertion, highly specialized gear and spectacular stunts. This is more exciting and involving rather than just visiting. It brings out sporting ability in you and is often associated with young adults, wishing to push themselves to the limits of their physical ability and fear.
Here are the few world famous Adventure travel countries which are pioneer at their famous Adventure sports.
Mountain Trekking – Nepal
Nepal is a never-ending outdoor adventure play-ground. Being home to eight out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, each over 8000m. Trekking is the highlight of a visit to Nepal. The range of geographical features, variety of vegetation and rich Himalayan culture award trekkers with unique trekking experience. Popular trek trips are Everest Trekking, Annapurna Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Everest High Pass Trek, Helambu-Langtang Trek, Short & Easy Trek, Everest Teen Trek.
Hiking through the Amazon Jungle – Ecuador
From jungle trails to highland paramos, Ecuador offers hiking options that are virtually unlimited. In the highlands of the Andes, the terrain is challenging and the altitude a major consideration. They have a wide variety of adventure trips in the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos.
White-water Rafting – New Zealand
New Zealand, being the adrenalin fueled country that it is, obviously boasts some amazing white water rafting. The mountains of New Zealand’s interior feed a myriad of fast flowing rivers that run through the forests to the sea.
Some rivers are close to the city and others require anything from 2-3hrs plus to get to the base camps.
Skydiving – Florida, USA
Escape to the Florida Coastline for a day trip and enjoy the most scenic skydiving Florida has to offer and discover how exciting and inspired your first jump can be. It takes a certain kind of person to skydive from 14,000ft. It takes courage. You step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you free fall at 120MPH . The personal challenge is immense.
Scuba Diving – Australia
Great Barrier Reef is world renowned for its amazing scuba diving locations. Bommies, coral reefs and an abundance of marine life stretch for the entire 2,300 km length of the reef. There are gentle reef sites, rich in fish life and corals and the deeper sites on the outer reefs for those with some experience. All sites are best reached by boats ranging from luxury cruisers to spectacular sail boats. For those visitors who have never put their head under the water, but want to see if they can enjoy snorkelling or diving, there are excellent one-day, first-time dive trips.
Sand boarding – South Africa
Sand boarding is fast becoming one of the most popular adrenalin activities in South Africa. All it takes to sand board is a positive attitude, a splash of sunscreen, a few basic instructions and you will be blasting down a sand dune in no time at all. Anyone can enjoy sand boarding as long as you are fairly physically fit.
Sea Kayaking – Thailand
Southern Thailand is a sea kayaker’s paradise and the Andaman Sea offers tremendous opportunities for both first-time paddlers and the serious marine explorer. The world famous kayaking sites Koh Panek and James Bond Island are in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi.
Rock Climbing – Jordan
For most climbers, climbing in Jordan means Wadi Rum with its famous adventure climbs in a fantastic desert scenery. But besides Wadi Rum there is a lot to climb in Jordan, like beautiful limestone cliffs in the northern areas located in lovely valleys covered with olive trees.
These are only a few adventure travel countries selected from the large gamut of such places, all around the world. So, what are you waiting for? Get that backpack out of those dusty cupboards and start planning to visit these magnificent places. Let the adrenaline rush!