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The Top 8 Places for Adventure Seekers

To raise the level of adrenaline in your blood, sometimes it’s necessary to visit some unusual places with incredible nature and get some adventure experience, that you will remember for the rest of your life. Here’s a list of places you should consider if you are seeking adventure on your next trip.

Volcano surfing in Nicaragua

For young tourists or students, it is a unique experience to surf some volcanoes in Nicaragua. This is an extreme sport that you can do along the slope of the volcano Cerro Negro. The descent is carried out on the board of plywood or metal on ashes of the volcano. It will take approximately 45 minutes to climb the mountain. Before volcano surfing you should wear knee pads, eye wear, and special clothes.


Hiking in Mount Huashan in China

The hiking in Mount Huashan in China will be equally exciting. It is included in the list of World Heritage of natural sites. “Light of Buddha” or circular rainbow opens here for the tourists; the wonders of nature occur due to lighting effects from the location of clouds below the top. At the foot, there are hot springs with a temperature of 45 degrees. Tourists can use cable cars, hotels, trails and viewing platforms for the exciting journey. In addition, you can also climb to the top by cable car or carve into the rock mountain trails. Many students experience incredible emotions by watching the sunrise at an altitude of 1000 meters.


Paragliding in the Jungfrau, Switzerland or Queenstown, New Zealand

If you like to fly, paragliding in the Jungfrau, Switzerland or Queenstown, New Zealand – is the best way to get a huge rush of adrenaline. This sport is relatively new, but each year it is becoming more popular. Para-gliders can rise to a height of two to three thousand meters above the ground and you can carry out flight routes over long distances. Paragliding is quite the extreme sport, but the safety level of modern para-gliders is very high, so you can safely enjoy views of Jungfrau, Switzerland or Queenstown, New Zealand.

For example, Jungfrau – one of 29 Swiss Alps and one of the main peaks of Bernese Alps is perfect for paragliding. Queenstown is located in the southwest parts of the South island of New Zealand on the shores of lake Wakatipu. Paragliding in the Switzerland gives each tourist an opportunity to see many lakes, rivers, and mountains from a bird’s eye view.


Diving with Whale sharks in Australia

To experience even more adrenaline, dive with whale sharks in Australia. You can see the whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef or on the Dangerous Reef and on the Little English and the Sibsey islands. From the surface up to 27 meters you need to dive into the water in the cages. To see whale sharks by diving, it is necessary to have a large ship and tons of bait (sea lions or sea fish). Bait is necessary for throwing into the water to distract the sharks. The exciting spectacle begins when the shark emerges from the dark ocean depths. Sharks have their differences, some are proudly sailing by and some can barely restrain their fury to the cages with tourists. Sometimes whale sharks seek passage to get to the people, so be very careful.

In addition to Whale sharks, at the Ningaloo Reef in Australia, you can see moray eels and giant stingrays, rare turtles and dolphins, fish and clown fish, parrot, dugongs and sea lions, sharks and humpback whales.


Swimming in the Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Swimming in the Devil’s Pool, located in Victoria Falls, Zambia, is an extreme trip for true daredevils. Be sure – emotions and impressions from the trip will last for a lifetime. Not every tourist dares to swim in the Devil’s Pool, as it is located right at the edge of the Victoria Falls. Just imagine, that you are lying in a pool at arm’s length where water falls down from a height of 128 meters. Devil’s Pool is located at the Livingston Island on Zambian side. When the Zambezi River is safe and has sufficient water, people can swim in the pool as close to the coast as possible. You should not be afraid to fall into the waterfall, because the natural stone walls under the water and at the edge of a waterfall stop the flow of water, ensuring the safety of tourists.


Whitewater Standup Paddle Boarding in Colorado, USA

For tourists who love water sports, Whitewater Standup Paddle Boarding in Colorado, USA, is a real, extreme adventure. Whitewater Standup Paddle Boarding includes numerous obstacles: walls, barrels, heaters, waterfalls. To feel the adrenaline, you can perform simple alloy or alloy with acrobatic tricks. Enthusiasts can try their hand against the competition on a specially prepared track. For example, part of the turbulent river or artificial channel has a flow rate of at least 2 m/sec.


Blow hole diving in Mexico or Australia

If you want to explore the seabed, you should do blow hole diving in Mexico or Australia. For example, in Australia, you can do diving from Lady Elliot Island, a great place for diving, where you can just relax for a few days. A blow hole has the depth of 15 meters and then turns into a 20-meter horizontal tunnel to a large cave. You can see moray eels, sharks, rays, turtles and various fish, coral.


Rickshaw running in India

Rickshaw is the main three-wheeled type of transport in India. After quite a long of bargaining with a driver, it can take you to any region and distance (but don’t expect a quick and a smooth ride because it will be hard and long and shaking). For those who love speed and aren’t afraid of abrasions, Rickshaw running in India is an exciting adventure. While you’re there, her are some other things you can’t miss.


Just can’t get enough? Check our adrenaline junkie’s guide to the South Pacific.

Which adventure would you be most likely to do? Let us know in the comments below!