We all wish we could leave our day jobs, pack our bags, grab our passports, jump on a fancy Chapman Freeborn private jet and travel the world. After all, travel is about learning, experiencing and creating lifelong memories. Who wouldn’t want to do that? What better way to do this than by adding a little bit of adventure into the mix? Here are five top travel adventures for you to experience in all different parts of the world!
Skydive down under
Skydiving has now become a well celebrated adventure sport. That being said, what better ultimate adventure travel experience is there than sky diving over a famous landmark – The Great Barrier Reef?! If you can control your nerves, take in the breathtaking views from up above, before you take the dive of your life. For those scared of heights now is the time to face your fear – you won’t regret it!
Ski in Switzerland
There are many great places to put on your thermals and take the plunge as you experience the adventure of skiing, however doing it in the Swiss Alps is one of the best for a reason. Set on a stunning backdrop of the famous mountains and known for having some of the best (and safest) slopes in the world, the whitest and fluffiest of snow, and luxury chalets to enjoy your nights sitting by a campfire drinking hot chocolate, this is a trip worth taking.
Swim with dolphins and sharks
There are so many amazing places in the world to swim with some of life’s greatest living animals, but swimming with dolphins in Mexico and sharks in South Africa tops the list. In Mexico, visit the popular tourist attraction Xcaret Park in Cancun where you will be able to take the water and fulfil the dream of swimming with dolphins along the Riviera Maya. If you find yourself exploring South Africa, you might encounter one of life’s scarier travel adventures. Dive into the water surrounded by a steel enforced cage and come face to face with a Great White shark. All the sharks you will come into contact with are used to their human visitors, plus you will be thoroughly trained by your tour guides in regards to what and what not to do. However, if you weren’t a fan of the movie ‘Jaws’ you might have to rethink this one!
Bungee jump in New Zealand
For those not so daring to skydive but are still looking for the ultimate rush and adventure travel experience, bungee jumping could be perfect for you. Bungee jumping has become one of New Zealand’s most popular activities among natives and visitors. If you happen to be travelling across the country, there are many places you can try this adventure sport. Known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, Queenstown in particular is recommended and have a number of spots which are believed to be the best to bungee jump with the most famous one being The Kawarau Bridge.
Bull running in Pamplona
Definitely one for the brave, and most certainly the riskiest of travel adventures for those who take on the challenge (and risks). Running with the bulls in Spain is probably the most unique but ultimate experience whilst abroad. Arguably, even beyond what some might define as a travel experience, running with the bulls has become an iconic tradition in Spain which takes place across a week in July. For obvious reasons, participants must be over 18 and wearing suitable clothing. That being said, this is the perfect experience for those who thrive off adrenaline and the thrill of the chase.
The world is an exciting place full of amazing adventures and countless experiences. Some of these top travel adventures will create lifelong memories for you, so now is the time to take the leap or even the dive down under, and start ticking a few things off of your bucket list!