Four Exciting and Adventurous Vacations For the Active Traveler
More and more, people are beginning to look for active exciting vacations as opposed to just lounging by the pool at a classy resort. The thrill of trekking through the Andes Mountains or zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest is a lot more memorable than sipping margaritas by the beach.
Today, we’re going to look at three of the most adventurous and exciting vacations around the world.
Argentina contains some of the world’s most awe-inspiring terrain coupled with a reputation for adventure. Patagonia (the southern tip of South America) is one of the most rugged and un-civilized areas left of Earth. Ancient glaciers, huge mountains, and never-ending deserts are just a few of the things you can experience on a trip to Argentina. The people in Argentina are a whole different breed from those you may be used to and really take special care in creating an exciting vacation. Visit the Perito Moreno glacier where you can drink ice cold water fresh and filtered through the glacier. Or visit the highest mountain in the Americas, Mount Aconcagua. No matter what activity you’re passionate about, chances are you can do it in Argentina.
Yosemite National Park
From Half Dome to El Capitan, Yosemite National Park is full of amazing natural wonders. A hot-spot for backpackers, hikers, rock climbers, wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers, it’s no wonder Yosemite is such a popular travel destination. The park spans over 1100 square miles and constitutes a large portion of the Sierra Nevada. The massive granite cliffs, sparkling blue lakes, and huge waterfalls make the park one of the last true wilderness in North America.
What’s more adventurous than cruising through East Africa on a safari? Kenya can offer one of the most unique experiences you will ever find. Kenya has one of the most varied ecosystems on Earth and visiting here will leave you with memories of seeing Africa’s big 5: Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Buffalo, and Leopards. Not only will you experience the world’s most wild animals but you’ll also be well taken care of by the friendly people of Kenya. It isn’t uncommon to be treated like royalty by Kenyan Safari operators and the local people.
Costa Rica is well known for its vast rainforests, sorted wildlife, and comfortable accommodations. Taking a vacation here will leave you with a ton of options to choose from. Whether it be exploring the cloud forests of Monteverde or journeying to the top Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica is full of adventurous activities for both young and old alike.
All 3 of these destinations offer for an exciting vacation. Choosing one comes down to how much money you want to spend and what you’re most passionate about.
Jacob Martus publishes an adventure travel blog called The Adventure Traveler. He enjoys helping others experience the most unique and exciting vacations around the world, including White Water Rafting, Eco Tours in Costa Rica, and Trekking through Argentina.