Adventure travel is only one of many ways how to travel our amazing planet. Among other kinds, adventure travel is (and I can say it without hesitation), not for everyone. It usually contains some physical skills, mental boldness and some other special requirements for your body and mind.
However, this kind of vacation is difficult to officially measure or to label. To make it easier, adventure travel is, technically, a vacation or a trip including a strong connection with nature, almost always at least certain physical activity and also, but not necessarily, some level of a cultural interchange.
This trend has been growing into quite a popular tourist activity recently and many travel agencies nowadays offer tours specialised trips containing some adrenalin raising or risk involving activities. Another way of pursuing this kind of vacation is to go on your own (independent travel) but for some activities, you always need an educated assistance.
Adventure Travel Destinations
- South America
- New Zealand
- Central America
It is usually done with smaller and tight groups. What is connecting all members though is always the need of feeling the rush and adrenaline. This all can be also described as a want to get completely out of your comfort zone.
The presence of danged is not essential, but also not utterly excluded as many extreme travellers demand it. It could be also “simply“ a high physical effort or physical danger.
Adventure travel has also couple of subcategories such as disaster or ghetto tourism (which are considered to be quite extreme).
Some of the examples of adventure travel are for example skydiving, hiking or trekking, mountain biking, bungee jumping, paragliding, kayaking, rock climbing, sandboarding, scuba diving, diving with sharks or other possibly dangerous ocean creatures and animals, rafting, caving, exploring of less known places, camping at distant places and discovering wild nature and many, many more.