Inspirations On Things To Do On An Adventure Holiday

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Inspirations On Things To Do On An Adventure Holiday

When the word holiday comes to mind, most people think about lying on pristine beaches, sipping poolside cocktails and booking a resort to get some much-needed downtime from the bustles of daily life. However, adventure travel has shown that today’s holidaymakers aren’t content with staying still for too long, but are instead into life-asserting activity holidays filled with epic adventures, enthralling wildlife encounters, remote destinations, endurance challenges, and topped with awe-inspiring beauty.

Untravelled Paths Adventure holidays allow you to go to new environments and expose yourself to new methods of thinking, living and being. Adventures get the blood pumping and allow us to feel more alive. Regardless if it’s rock climbing, skiing or trekking, these activities enable us to share unforgettable moments with our close circle, experience the outdoors in a unique manner, get exposure to different cultures, and make lifelong memories.

Here’s a guide to what you can do on an adventure holiday to give you some inspiration:

Trekking in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu’s primaeval Inca citadel located in Peru is among the planet’s most renowned landmarks. With a massive cultural and archaeological significance, and magnificent location – nestled atop a mountain – the adventure starts on the path there.

If you are looking for a classic adventure, then you should really consider venturing through the iconic Inca Trail, a 4-day expedition that traverses you through various historical spots and is deemed to be among the best treks in South America. Persons looking to take the less-traversed path can select the Salkantay Trek, a great (and more economical) option that provides stunning vistas. Note that the Salkantay Trek can take an additional day contingent on your physical state.

Canyoning in Dalat, Vietnam

Canyoning entails going down waterfalls using a range of varying techniques – including abseiling, climbing and simply jumping – a terrifying but equally amazing experience. Dalat, a bustling city located in Vietnam’s southern Central Highlands, is a well-known spot for the activity. There are various firms in Dalat providing Canyoning adventures but we recommend going with Highland Holiday Tours, which offers a safe and enthralling one-day tour inclusive of lunch.

Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand

New Zealand is undeniably the adrenaline capital of the planet, home to the first bungee jump and referred to as a picturesque outdoor play area of unmatched natural beauty, best taken in from the point of view of a zipline, helicopter or raft – as well as via a local’s eyes through a Maori cultural experience.

Begin with glamping on the Takou River banks in the North Island (Northland Region) or River Kaniere in Hokitika (South Island); merging sheltered wilderness with sumptuous intimacy, including soaking in a high-end outdoor bath. From there link up with a local Maori guide to traverse the revered Arahura River in search of precious greenstone.

Changing Riverside calmness for a mountain adventure, your jam-packed New Zealand holiday adventure then transports you to Fiordland National Park’s snowy peaks on a helicopter, coming down at Milford Sound for a voyage around this place of magnificent natural beauty. Or opt to go to the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park, which offers amalgamations of hiking, kayaking and cycling trails to secluded coves and pristine beaches for your enjoyment.

Conclude your adventure holiday in New Zealand in Queenstown, a paradise of adventure with an unlimited range of adrenaline activities which include paragliding, canyoning, skydiving and so forth. Go up the Skyline Gondola for incredible scenes of the city, get aboard a jet boat ride via the Shotover River Canyons, then sit back and relax with a bottle of champagne in natural hot pools.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

For most outdoor adventurers, ascending Kilimanjaro is at the top of their bucket list. It is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 m) and truly a majestic adventure to undertake. Getting to the summit is a challenge which needs serious determination, stamina, and strength so you’ll need to be in great physical shape.

There are several routes for ascending Kilimanjaro, however, the most preferred are Machame Route (which features mountain huts on the way), Rongai and Marangu. It will typically take you around a week to finish the climb. If you are looking to mentally and physically challenge your capabilities, climbing Kilimanjaro could be the best adventure holiday for you.