Adventure tourism has been popular since a long time. It’s for travellers who like the feeling of adrenaline rush and don’t feel satisfied with just sightseeing and fine dining. Here are 10 of the most popular adventure travel destinations.

Adventure Travel DestinationsNew Zealand

New Zealand is the ultimate place for adventure lovers. Just the variety of extreme sports offered by this great country will leave you amazed. Travellers can hike in Able Tasman, go bungee jumping in Queenstown or sky dive over Fox Glacier. The country is also popular for sea kayaking, zorbing, white water rafting, mountain biking and even sand surfing.


The US offers numerous adventure sports. Enjoy rock climbing, white water rafting or hike along its long distance hiking trails such as the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Beaches in Florida are great places to swim, surf and scuba dive.


Dubai has emerged as a fantastic adventure travel destination. Travellers can choose to skydive either from Dubai Marina or above the Palm Jumeirah, indulge in mountain biking along the Hajar Mountains, go desert camping, and try out reef- and wreck-diving. Other options include climbing and hiking, sea kayaking, kite surfing, wakeboarding, and even off-roading.  

South Africa

South Africa is a dream destination. The country has some great safari tracks, including the incredible Eastern Transvaal. Another popular place is Drakensberg Mountains for bird watching, climbing, and hiking. The country’s various national parks such as the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park and the Royal Natal National Park also offer an array of thrilling adventures.


Australia is a fabulous option for the ones who love water sports. In fact, the Great Barrier Reef is famed throughout the world as a renowned centre for snorkelling, scuba diving, body surfing and even kite surfing.


The mountainous terrain with deep valleys, offers an array of adventure activities such as paragliding, skydiving, hot air ballooning, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting. A true paradise indeed!


Canada’s natural beauty has various facets. The expansive wilderness, rugged mountains and numerous rivers and lakes offer excellent opportunities for hiking, cycling, wilderness camping, kayaking and mountain biking.


Switzerland is a must-visit destination for the ones who love the outdoors. There are fantastic hiking trails and lots of opportunities for mountain climbing as well as cross country cycling. The country is one of the best places for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.


Indonesia is a dream destination for surfers. Anyone with a love for the sport can easily spend one or even two entire weeks on boats with a group of surfers, a guide and a chef. Perhaps, even the most avid of surfers would like nothing better than surfing from one spot to the other for days on end.


Israel is a great country for adventure activities, with the marvellous Mediterranean coastline on one side and the magnificent Dead Sea on the other. Travellers can enjoy kayaking, surfing, and sand-boarding. The country also has a ski resort at Mount Hermon for skiing enthusiasts.

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