If you want to jazz your travel destination up a little, you should think about adventure travel. By taking an excursion of this sort you will have the pleasure of experiencing new and stimulating activities and sights. Because of the variety of adventurous vacations that are available; you need to check them out and decide on the one that sounds the most exciting. As you read on, you will discover some valuable ideas for excursions that are farther outside the realm of ordinary.
The world looks completely different from the vantage point of a hot air balloon. A hot air balloon can be great anywhere, but if you choose an especially impressive landscape or landmark it can be even more spectacular. In the U.S., you can find whole festivals, mainly in the Southwestern region, dedicated to ballooning. If you want to ride in a balloon over a tropical jungle, you can find such opportunities in places such as Costa Rica. You can even take a hot air balloon above the pyramids and other monuments in Egypt. These are just a few of the possibilities for amazing hot air balloon rides.
If you’re an animal lover, one place you should think about traveling to is the Galapagos Islands. This protected area of South America is home to all kinds of animal species that live on both land and in the water. Most trips to these islands are cruises, and many are run by environmentally aware companies. The tours to this area are much smaller than to most other destinations in order to not disturb this natural wildlife sanctuary. You’ll find dolphins and seals in the ocean, all types of birds in the air and huge tortoises on the land. Tours to the Galapagos are, unfortunately, among the most expensive, so a trip there is usually a once in a lifetime excursion.
One type of adventure travel that can be especially rewarding are trips where you volunteer. During these “volun-tourism” trips, you aren’t just passing through a place, but actively helping the local people or environment. These type of trips are offered in many locations, often in places where a severe problem of some kind exists. If you’re thinking about this type of travel, you can research online and find some organizations and companies that offer it. Whether you want to do this by yourself or bring your family, there are all kinds of possibilities for volunteering. Adventure travel can give you more than just another vacation, but also memories that last a lifetime. If you’re going to be doing something difficult or challenging, you can find a trip that’s made for either beginners, intermediate or advanced levels. Whether you’re skiing or horseback riding, for example, there will be trips that can accommodate beginners and experts alike. This allows you to choose the kind of trip that matches your needs and physical conditioning.