5 Epic Adventure Vacations to Plan This Year
Are you an adrenaline junkie? If so, you won’t be happy with a boring vacation. Instead, check out this list of 5 awesome adventure vacations to plan this year.
Jumping off cliffs, chasing lions, swimming with sharks…
Do any of these activities sound like they’d make a great vacation itinerary?
Then odds are you’re what one might call an adrenaline junkie.
If that’s the case and you’re looking to book your next thrill, we’ve got the complete list of the top 5 epic adventure vacations for you this year.
1. African Safari
Huge areas of East Africa are now designated as national parks with protected land where elephants, gorillas, and lions are still roaming free.
While hunting is now outlawed in most African countries, you are still free to go on a safari and see these amazing creatures up close. (Well, as close as safely possible)
Countries like Zambia are great safari spots as they not only offer experiences with amazing wildlife, but they offer grand landscapes too.
Consider visiting the world-famous views of the Victoria Falls.
This thundering curtain of water spills over 546 million cubic meters of water, per minute! This is a write-in-your-journal, once in a lifetime type of adventure vacation.
2. Dog Sledding in Scandinavia
If you’re an animal lover, this is a great adventure vacation for you.
You can hop behind a team of huskies and zoom through the beautiful Norwegian or Swedish wilderness.
Take amazing photos of the stunning Norwegian mountains, including the Oxstindarna, the highest peak in Norway that reaches over 6,000 feet.
Let your beautiful dog team pull you through gorgeous Swedish woods along traditional old settlements, or stop for some authentic ice fishing.
At night, hunker down in cozy mountain lodges or farmhouses and get a taste of delicious Scandinavian foods while enjoying a roaring fire.
3. Go on Walkabout
This rugged Australian adventure is not for the novice vacation adventurer.
The Australian outback is so uninhabited that it is almost entirely left to nature. It is a vast expanse of untouched beauty, filled with exotic birds, animals, and flowering plant life.
The walkabout is a coming of age tradition for the Aboriginal people of Australia who spend an unsupervised month alone in the wild outback.
You can enjoy your own version with a self-guided tour or see this amazing country with a group.
4. Explore the Everglades
There is so much to do in this amazing national park, that you could spend years exploring it.
Check out the Shark Valley visitors’ center for the best panoramic photo from the 65-foot observation tower. You can get up close and personal views of alligators, deer, otters, turtles and a variety of tropical birds.
There are numerous locations to camp and kayak with the wildlife among every major natural habitat.
Of course, the U.S. is packed with other thrilling adventure vacations. You can always learn more about adventurous activities like kayaking, zip lining, hunting, etc.
5. Cruise the Galapagos
What once used to be called the Bewitched Islands for its stunning beauty, the Galapagos are brimming with rare wildlife.
See everything from iguanas to whales to dolphins to reef sharks, as well as sea lions, sea turtles and flamingos. You won’t be left wanting for exotic animal encounters.
These islands are covered with lava fields, forest, beaches, and lagoons.
Planning an Adventure Vacation
Still hungry for even more adventure vacation ideas, but with perhaps a bit more relaxation potential?
Check out our blog post on the 15 best places to take a wilderness retreat.
After all, why not get a little T.L.C. along with your grand adventure?