For an adventure seeker, the world has plenty of exciting destinations to offer. From the highest bungee jump to swinging at the edge of the world, there are many locations that offer adrenaline-inducing activities. If you are in the need of a liberating adventure, travel to one (or all!) of the destinations below.
Take a hike in Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia
From mountain peaks to blue glaciers, the Torres del Paine offers a landscape that is truly breathtaking. The Base of the Towers (Torres) hike is one of the most famous hikes. This hike, however, is not for the faint of heart. In total it will take 7 to 8 hours to hike over 18 kms of mountains and forests.
Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef
One of the most amazing sights under the sea is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The reef is a jaw-dropping and colorful destination that is home to many fish and other marine life. Take a guided scuba dive tour to fully experience the wonder.
Swing at the End of the World in Baños, Ecuador
If you venture deep into the Ecuadorian wilderness you will find a treehouse known as Casa del Arbol. Located 8530.184 feet above sea level, the perch overlooks the active volcano, Mt. Tungurahua. Hanging from the branches of the tree house is a single swing that attracts visitors from all over the world. The swing hangs over the cliff and as you push yourself into the air, it will seem like you are in the edge of the world.
Swim with Sharks in Cape Town, South Africa
The waters surrounding Cape Town are known to have the largest population of sharks in the entire world. Those who are feeling brave enough can swim alongside these beasts in a steel cage. For those who aren’t quite ready to get up close and personal with one of the deadliest sea creatures, you can trade in your cage for a surfboard. Along with Great Whites, Cape Town is known for its massive waves giving you the perfect excuse to work on your surfing skills.
Sandboard in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile
Sandboarding is similar to snowboarding, but instead of riding a wave on a board you ride down a dune. San Pedro de Atacama is a popular destination for both sandboarding fands and adrenaline enthusiasts. The real workout is not in the activity itself but rather scaling the hill to get back to the top.