Everyone enjoys a great holiday, but there’s nothing more fulfilling than a holiday packed with adventure! Adventure trips are ideal for family holidays or for a group of friends travelling together as it provides that social element, while also bringing excitement and thrill to an otherwise standard vacation.
Adventure trips are usually the ones you remember and talk about for many years, in comparison to other types of holidays, as its these that usually mark a distinct before and after in your life’s journey. They’re exhilarating, special and an eye-opener in the best ways!
Take a look at our list of the world’s greatest adventure holidays:
Desert Exploring in Namibia
Namibia is one of the most fascinating places on earth. The country is remarkably diverse with landscapes ranging from desert to ocean – which even meet on the Skeleton Coast, as well as lush grasslands home to wildlife of all sorts. The landscapes offer thrilling adventure opportunities such as sandboarding 4x4ing and hot air ballooning in the Sossusvlei desert, to dolphin spotting and scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean, while the grasslands of Etosha National Park are dotted with wildlife, providing visitors with the ultimate African safari experience. What’s great about a trip to Namibia is that you can spend a few weeks travelling through, experiencing many different sights and encounters so much so, you’ll forget it’s all one country!
We’d highly recommend you visit places such as Swakopmund if you’re eager to push your adventurous limits, with activities such as sky-diving and quad-biking on offer. For the not-so-adventurous, it’s a fantastic place to relax, lay on the beach and catch up with some shopping. Bon Hotels Swakopmund is a favourite for accommodation, while The Tug restaurant is a favourite for lunch or dinner with a perfect view of the promenade.
Wildlife Safari in Botswana
One of the greatest adventure holidays on earth, which most don’t think of when considering places to go or things to do, is an African safari. It’s one of those experiences that are so profound, you’ll want to be back for more year after year. Seeing some of the most coveted wildlife species in their natural habitat doing whatever it takes to survive in the wild is a heartfelt learning experience, yet just the tip of the ice-berg. The peaceful, raw, untouched surroundings is a refreshing thrill to the senses and a great way to get in touch with nature, and bond on an even deeper level with those you are with, whether it be friends, family or your spouse. There is also plenty to do other than safari, including canoeing, walking and boating safaris, dining with other people from all over the world, and you can try your hand at wildlife photography!
Northern Lights in Finland
The Northern Lights are one of those sights almost every person would love to see in their lifetime. There are many places one can go to spot them, including Norway, Russia, Sweden, Greenland and parts of the USA, however, for an adventure trip Finland is the best place to see the Northern Lights. Finland is a stunning winter wonderland unlike any other in the world, and a great place to incorporate skiing into your Northern Lights exploration. Finland is also one of the few places where visitors can sleep in a glass igloo under the Northern Lights, as well as enjoy a husky-sledding adventure through the snow!
Hiking through Monument Valley USA
Monument Valley is one of the most picturesque places in all of the USA. It’s extreme, but soothing to the eye, and the ultimate adventure for avid hikers and lovers of unique views. Monument Valley is a semi-desert area dotted with strangely shaped hills, mountains and rocks jutting out of the ground. Here, you can take your pick at which hill or mountain you want to conquer, and rest assured there’ll be spectacular views to look forward to. It’s a great place for a road-trip, especially if you’d like to delve deeper into the desert and visit places like the Grand Canyon, which is a mere 3-hour drive away.
Skiing through France
A ski trip is one of the best adventure trips, especially for a group of friends looking for a great party in the eve, and an adventure during the day. There are many different places to go skiing, however, France is one of the favourites as most of the ski resorts cater to the young and trendy. Places such as Val d’Isere and Courchevel are known to be party resorts and they are incredibly beautiful and cater to beginner and advanced skiers.