Adventure tourism is booming right across the globe as more and more of us seek more from our holidays than building sandcastles or lying by the pool. Thrill seekers need to quench their thirst for adventure and will travel thousands of miles to do just that. If you too are looking to return from your holidays with more than a suntan and ans empty wallet check out the following which are 5 of the best places to go on an adventure holiday on the planet.
Queenstown, New Zealand
No list of adventure holiday destinations is complete without the daddy of them all. This town has brought together all the best activities you can imagine making it a destination that is a veritable Mecca for adrenaline junkies. There are thrills and spills galore here that is practically an A-Z of adventure, so think Abseiling and Zip Lining and fill in the gaps, there is one for almost every letter of the alphabet.
Zip lining for miles across the canopy of a bona fide rainforest is the stuff that dreams are made of for thrill seekers, and that dream becomes a reality on this Caribbean island that sits to the south of the Dominican Republic. This is, unsurprisingly, one of the longest zip lines in the world and those who have braved it have also described it as the most spectacular. Don’t take our word for it, check out the videos online from those who have conquered “The Beast”.
Not a name you would automatically associate with adventure tourism, but how would you like to boast that you had climbed the Golden Gate Bridge? Climbing enthusiasts who want to try something different from your run of the mill mountains flock here every year to ascend this magnificent structure and relish in the view from the top that, quite frankly, has to be seen to be believed. If you need supplies or equipment adventure shops such as Cotswold Outdoor can be a great help.
Voted the most popular tourist destination on the planet, there is a lot more to Orlando than the numerous theme parks. Those with a need for speed can realise their dreams of being James Bond for a day by hurtling around tracks at break neck speeds behind the wheel of an Aston Martin or one of those cars that have built with only one purpose; to go as fast as the driver is brave enough to go.
Shooting the rapids on the mighty river which gives its name to this American state has to be one of the biggest thrills available to man. Those who prefer to get their kicks on water will relish the opportunity to hurtle downstream and navigate some of the world’s most treacherous stretch of words in constant danger of being overturned by the relentless rapids. The Colorado River gives you the best, and worst, of what nature has to offer and it is guaranteed that for every thrill there will be a spill. The ultimate destination for none land lubbers not many have tamed the mighty colorado, can you?