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From Barcelona to the Outback of Australia, this glorious planet of ours can cater for a wide variety of holidaymakers. Beach dwellers have a number of attractive options, while foodies are pretty much spoiled for choice when it comes to viable destinations. For people who enjoy a more adventurous getaway, there is a comprehensive selection of opportunities to experience also.

Many people enjoy seeking discomfort and embarking on a foreign adventure in a place that they might not have ever been to before. The world isn’t as small as it sometimes feels like at times either, with it providing endless opportunities for an adventure. From extreme hiking routes to kayaking in freezing cold temperatures, there is something for everyone, too. Of course, an adventure-filled break away isn’t for all, but if you’re considering spreading your wings and ditching the sun lounger for a more memorable travel experience, then let’s take a look at five fun adventures to consider all over the world.

Trek the Japanese Alps

Certainly not one for the faint-hearted, trekking the high peaks of the Japanese Alps is a testing but hugely rewarding adventure to embark on, particularly given the glorious views that are on offer throughout. Starting in Tokyo, holidaymakers can hop on a fast train and explore this picturesque landscape on the other side. When the rough terrain starts taking its toll on your joints, there are hot springs to soak in and delicious food to sample.

Go on an African safari

From Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, there are a number of countries that house some of the world’s most beautiful animals. Africa is certainly the best continent to visit for the ultimate safari adventure, with the animals featured in your favorite wildlife documentaries, movies like Madagascar, and safari games like Mega Moolah, such as elephants and giraffes, calling it their home. As well as being able to stay in luxury accommodation, you can get up close and personal with glorious wildlife and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. You also might be able to camp under the stars, meet local villagers, try authentic African cuisine, and a whole lot more.

Island hop in the Galapagos Islands

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While trekking the Japanese Alps is worth doing, sometimes a warmer climate can result in a more enjoyable escapade. In the Galapagos Islands, you can even enjoy biking and snorkeling too, therefore providing thrill seekers with more than one activity to experience. Home to an array of amazing wildlife and one of the world’s largest and most active volcanoes, this truly stunning landscape is unrivaled. While you hop, you might see anything from rare birds and amazing views to a giant tortoise and some friendly locals.

Cycle the Jordan bike trail

If you prefer to carry out your adventures on wheels, then cycling the Jordan Trail to Petra is one of the most fascinating adventures this magnificent planet of ours has to offer. Riding through desert landscapes and nature reserves, this particular adventure has a number of historical stop-offs along the way, such as Petra and Wadi Rum, alongside the opportunity to explore a selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the flesh. Then, to top off a quite remarkable cycling experience, you can cool off in the Dead Sea, while floating, of course.

Ice climb in Lapland

Another activity for people who can hack the cold, ice climbing and snow shoeing in Finland’s Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a great thing to do. While it is dangerous and certainly one for experienced climbers, it’s mightily rewarding. You can ice-climb a frozen waterfall, before ending the challenging adventure with an unforgettable glimpse of the northern lights.

Island hop in the Galapagos Islands


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