Are you a thrill seeker looking for adventure on your holiday? With so many great adventure holidays out there to choose from, you’d need months or even years to do them all. From South America to Africa and anywhere in between, you can fulfill your need for that adrenaline rush while experiencing some great local culture and activities, all while bonding with your travel mates. Sound like a rush? Read on to learn more about 5 great adventure holidays around the world:
Skiing in Norway
If you’re a fan of winter sports, why not head to some of the best slopes in the entire world: in Norway. Head to the Hardangervidda to experience the hugest mountain plateau in all of northern Europe. It’s great to hop on cross country skis and explore the northern tundra. In Norway, you can explore gorgeous mountain huts that are only accessible to skiers. Often you must book at least 3 nights for a room, but you can usually find rooms no matter what. And many of these huts will offer food as well for a small donation.
Safari in Botswana
Want to see some amazing animals on your adventure holiday? There’s hardly a better place than Africa for an adventure holiday, and Botswana has got some of the greatest wildlife to experience on safari. Head down during the peak season of July to October for the best chance of spotting the wildlife. Botswana safaris are a great way to experience the real Africa and connect with nature in an awe-inspiring way.
Go Horseback Riding in Ecuador
Imagine exploring the Andean highlands in Ecuador from the back of a sturdy South American horse. You can find organizations that will take you on 5 or 10-day rides for a real experience you won’t forget. The trails will take you through grasslands and volcanoes, offering stunning scenery you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to bring a camera, although it probably won’t do it justice.
Scuba Diving in the Philippines
Diving off the coast of the Philippines means you can actually dive from the world’s highest mountain- off the island of Guam. The Mariana Trench is 7 miles deep, the deepest point of any ocean in the world. So when you’re diving over the coral reefs here, you’re basically looking down over the Mt. Everest of the ocean! Guam also offers some amazing shipwreck dives for the truly adventurous.
Log Rafting in Sweden
Want to try something you would probably never find anywhere else? In Sweden you can not only go log rafting, but you’ll be given the logs and ropes needed to make the rafts themselves! We’re talking basic camping equipment, 170 spruce logs, plans for how to build a raft, and enough rope (hopefully!) to make it happen. Think of how much more fulfilling it is to spend the next week on a raft that you made with your own hands. You’ll float down a gorgeous river, stopping along the way for camping and time in nature.