Got a thirst for adventure and a craving for a holiday? Buckle up, because we’re about to run through seven of the best destinations in the world for adventure seekers! You’ll be able to book safe in the knowledge that you have a package deal with the world’s leading travel company, all the while being spontaneous and throwing yourself into adrenaline-pumping holiday activities. Here they are…
Croatia’s got breathtaking beauty and gorgeous weather, as well as offering a whole host of exhilarating activities. When you’re not winding down on luxurious beaches or being wowed by cities like Dubrovnik or Zadar, you could spend your days paragliding over dazzling landscapes, kayaking through turquoise waters or hopping from island to island on a zippy speed boat.
With over 1,000 islands and eight national parks, there is so much of Croatia to discover. Many people will know about famous sites such as the breathtaking Plitvice and Krka national parks (which are well worth visiting!) but there’s more to explore beyond these popular tourist spots. We would recommend a visit to Cetina Canyon, where you can get your adrenaline fix in a multitude of ways. You could soar through the canyon on a zipline or get wet ‘n’ wild and tackle rolling river rapids on a group raft. It doesn’t get more adventurous than that!
Take to the sweeping shores of the Caribbean and enjoy a holiday like no other in the home of rum punch and reggae beats: Jamaica! This dreamy destination may be known for its white, unspoiled beaches, but it’s also one of the best islands in the world for adventure seekers. Think luscious green rainforest filled with waterfalls and wildlife just waiting to be explored.
Dunn’s River Falls is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Jamaica, and your experience at these tumbling falls will be one to remember. However, there’s so much else to see and do on the island that adventure-lovers should take a look at. For example, you could go on a horse-back riding trip through the mountains or you could pay a visit to Jamaica’s longest river, The Black River, where you might even spot a crocodile or two!
Take off for one of our favourite Spanish islands, Tenerife, and enjoy a getaway that has it all. You’ll be able to take your pick of a range of heavenly hotels, visit one of the world’s best waterparks and hike over rugged volcanic landscapes, and that’s just scratching the surface! With year-round sunshine and endless exhilarating excursions to embark on, Tenerife is the perfect spot for a European adventure holiday.
Naturally, we must recommend a visit to the magnificent Teide National Park on your Spanish island getaway. It’s the most visited of Europe’s national parks, and is home to Mount Teide, the third highest volcanic peak in the world. The views themselves are worth making the journey for. You can spend hours hiking one of many trails in the park, and you can even watch the sunset and do some stargazing in the most scenic setting. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to add Mount Teide to your Tenerife to-do list!
Iceland is known as ‘the Land of Fire and Ice’, and as the name suggests, it’s one of the most spectacular destinations you’ll ever visit. This extraordinary country is filled with natural phenomena, from bubbling springs and hidden lagoons to colossal glaciers and active volcanoes. You might even catch a glimpse of the magical aurora borealis on your Icelandic adventure. If that doesn’t fill you with excitement, we don’t know what will!
Summer and winter in Iceland are quite contrasting seasons, but both equally amazing. The winter months could see adventure seekers racing over fresh powder on speedy snow mobiles and challenging themselves to some ice caving, and in the summer visitors could take to the waters for a rare scuba diving experience, where they can swim deep between two tectonic plates. If you’re looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, look no further than Iceland.
Whisk yourself away to the vibrant country of Costa Rica for a sizzling hot adventure in the most jaw-droppingly beautiful surroundings. When you picture a tropical beach or an exotic jungle, you’re likely to be thinking of a scene that resembles Costa Rica. There are many different adventures to be had here – you could spend days trekking through cloud forests or diving among fascinating sea life.
One thing you’re guaranteed to take away from your Costa Rican adventure is memories of wonderful wildlife. No matter where you are in the country, you’ll never be far away from beautiful tropical creatures – sloths, tree frogs, jaguars, monkeys… the list goes on! There are dozens of tours you can join where you’ll pass by these animals. You might whizz past them on a zipline or trot beneath them on a horse-back ride. Total paradise!
This captivating country is a little closer to home, but no less magical! The island of Majorca is filled with total gems for adventurers, from tucked-away sea caves to hiking routes over dramatic mountains. You certainly won’t struggle to fill your itinerary! With the island being so small, you could spend your holiday hopping from one area to the next, taking in luscious views and soaking up all the adventure Majorca has to offer.
With so many options, your adventure holiday in Majorca can be taken at any pace. You may want to plan some days cycling by the sea or up through the mountains. You could opt to slow things down but still get that pinch of adrenaline by taking a sunset hot air balloon ride. It might be that you decide to venture through caves by secluded bays along the jagged coastline. Whatever you decide to pack into your Majorca holiday, you’ll certainly get your adventure fix.
It’s all Mexi-GO in marvellous Mexico! Adventure seekers will simply fall in love with this tropical paradise – there are endless water sports and jungle excursions to get stuck into beneath the sizzling sunshine. Think cenote swimming, river tubing, zip-lining, Mayan ruins… there are just so many ways to spice up a trip to Mexico! Whether you opt for a jam-packed trip to Cancun or you head to the Pacific coast for adventures in Vallarta, you’ll want to relive your Mexican getaway again and again.
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Mexico is Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya. This spectacular natural water park nestled in luscious jungle gives visitors the opportunity to try up to 50 different attractions, from paddling through underground rivers to zip-lining and snorkelling. If you want to inject some real fun into your holiday, this is the place! It really is heaven for adventurers and anyone who likes to be at one with nature.
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