Top 10 World-Wide Adventure Attractions
The world is full of adventure, each and every country, city, town and destination is sure to have some kind of adventure that would best you.
Travel in itself is an adventure as far as I’m concerned. Nothing truly says adventure than exploring, experiencing or discovering something new, quirky and above all getting out of your daily routine or perhaps out of your comfort zone.
There truly are unlimited adventures to be had across the globe but there are some adventures that just should not be missed. The below is a listing of the Top 10 World-wide adventure attractions.
1. The Macau Tower Bungee Jump – Malaysia
This bungee jump is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the Macau Tower. The free fall is a staggering 233 metres (764 ft) making this jump the tallest bungee jump in the world.
Bungee jumping in general is one of those highly extreme and intense adventures, said to feel faster and get the adrenalin pumping more quickly than jumping out of an aeroplane.
2. Trekking Machu Picchu
Peru is magically looking place that is so full of history and culture which can be found right throughout the country and even in their surrounding, neighbouring countries. But it’s main tourism for adventure travel is the Inca Trail.
Trekking Machu Picchu takes around 4 days to complete the path and camping on these grounds are provided. The mountainsides can be quite daunting and is a moderate trek some fitness may be required. Leading up to and reaching Machu Picchu, particularly at sunrise is well worth the walk.
3. Wreck Dive the SS President Coolidge
The SS President Coolidge off the island of Santos in Vanuatu is considered a Mecca for scuba divers. The American troop carrier, which was originally a luxury ocean liner, was sunk by two friendly mines in 1942.
The ship now lies around 20 metres below the water’s surface and the way the ship now lies makes this the most accessible ship for wreck divers, when considering the size of the ship.
4. Safari in Kruger National Park
When it comes to an African safari and viewing the Big 5 or perhaps even the Small 5 game animals there is no better place than Kruger National Park.
Kruger is located in the north-east corner of South Africa on grounds that cover just under 19,000 sq kilometres (over 7,000 mi sq) and holds all of the Big 5 among other predators, prey and even over 500 species of birds.
5. Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
Africa is also the home to another great world adventure and that is climbing Africa’s highest, free-standing mountain. Mt Kilimanjaro stands at a height of 5,882 metres (19,341 ft) however only around 40% of climbers make it to the summit.
Acclimatization is absolutely necessary for any of the seven climbing routes so it is best to mix this adventure with a nearby safari prior to the climb. These safari’s could be at the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater.
6. Eisriesenwelt Caves
This is world’s largest ice cave which extends about 42 kilometres into the Austrian Alps and although this is the largest iced cave the ice is only present for the first kilometre.
The Eisriesenwelt Caves, which translates to world of the ice giants, can be accessed year round and is done so by almost 200,000 visits per year. The round trip through the cave system takes around an hour and a half and will take you through to a number of significant sites.
7. Ice Diving
This is by far one of the coolest adventures ever to exist… literally. Baffin Island is one of the placesi n the world that you could take up this adventure although tours generally leave from Canada’s island called Nunavut.
You may be able to complete the dive with an Advanced Open Water dive licence however drysuit certification will help make the diving experience a little more comfortable.
8. Diving With Great Whites
Great whites have a fearful reputation for being notorious killers however there are some of us that either don’t believe the hype, want to see this behaviour for themselves or simply just to experience what a shark attack might look like from below the water’s surface.
Diving in a cage and seeing these great whites up close is an amazing experience which you could take up in South Africa, Australia, Mexico and America.
9. Swimming with Whale Sharks
The world’s largest shark is not a predatory hunter of large fish or even sharks. This is the gentle giant known as the whale shark which can grow around 14 metres in length (46 ft). Despite its size this shark only eats plankton.
Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia has a large season where the whale sharks come in close to shore for feeding which provides visitors to the reef the opportunity to snorkel with and among them. At 14 metres long, it is sure to make you feel a little small but will be an awe-inspiring experience.
10. Volcano National Park
On the Big Island of Hawaii is the Volcano National Park which contains two active volcanos; Muana Loa and Kilauea. The park itself covers the volcanos as well as the surrounding areas which are covered in dried lava and ash.
Hiking tours are popular here and this park allows its visitors to actually get quite close to both these volcanos as well as to a section where the hot lava meets the oceans creating intense mist and steam.