7 Extreme Adventures You Have to Experience Around the World

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Mar 31, 2015 / 0 comments

Love the adrenaline and satisfaction of pursuing extreme adventures? Here are 7 great ones - ready?


Glacier Trekking in New Zealand

New Zealand is one destination that adventures are really endless, from bungee jumping to glacier trekking and cave hunting; it will blow your mind. The glaciers in New Zealand take you to a point in time and you feel like you are living during the ice age. The glaciers are simply massive and just standing at the foot makes you feel like a dwarf. The most accessible glaciers in New Zealand are Fox Glacier and Franz Josef.


Glacier trekking in NZ

Fox Glacier. Photo: Anders Bruihler


Trekking in the Amazon

The Amazon jungle is one of a kind and there is nowhere else on the planet that is quite like this region traversed by the mighty Amazon River and dominated by lush jungles. It is home to a wide array of attractions including wildlife, unique plants and ancient ruins such as Machu Pichu. Trekking the Amazon is a thrilling adventure that leads you to explore different parts of the jungle as well as be in touch with nature. If you go with an extreme travel company like this then you can be sure to have a safe yet adventurous experience.


Trekking in the Amazon - so much to see!

Amazon. Photo: Christa Dillabaugh


Climbing Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa and also the highest of its kind in the world. Climbing to the roof top of Africa is not impossibly challenging and does not require one to be a professional to reach the snow-capped peak. There are numerous routes to take on Mount Kilimanjaro including Umbwe, Mweka, Narumoru, and Arrow Glacier and all can be done ethically and responsibly. This is undoubtedly an adventure of a lifetime and an unforgettable experience.


Top of Kilimanjaro

Top of Kilimanjaro. Wikimedia Commons: Arne d


Sailing the Greek Islands

Greece boasts of thousands of islands yet each is unique in character and offers different attractions. To discover the unique charms of the Greek Islands, there is no better way than sailing past white-washed villages, ancient cities, and through the Aegean and Ionian seas. It is a great seafaring adventure and allows you to experience the different islands of Greece in one go. Plan your trip with a Greece expert so you make sure you pick the best route and get your money’s worth!


Sailing near Santorini, Greece.

Korfos harbour, Thirasia, Santorini, Greece. Wikimedia Commons: Norbert Nagel


Kayaking Mosquito Bay in Puerto Rico

Get an opportunity to witness nature at its best and peculiar at the Mosquito Bay in Puerto Rico. Dinoflagellates found in the unpolluted waters of this region produce fluorescent light when in movement creating such breathtaking natural light glow. Kayaking at night is the best way to see this natural activity.


Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay, PR. Wikimedia Commons: RaviGogna


Row the Deepest Lake in the World

Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest lake in the world and stands in a glorious location with mountains as a backdrop creating an inviting atmosphere. Rowing across this lake gives you an opportunity to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as well as enjoy the scenic beauty. It is also quite the bragging experience, having rowed in the deepest lake in the world.


Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world

Lake Baikal. Flickr cc: gabdurakhmanov


Take Part in a Rickshaw Race in India

In India it is not hard to notice the 3-wheeled rickshaws crisscrossing the chaotic cities ferrying goods and passengers from one place to the next. Take part in an adventurous Rickshaw Run in India and experience the roads, the people, and the challenges of winning this exciting pan-Indian Rickshaw Odyssey.


Rickshaw Run, India

Flickr cc: djrue



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