The world has never been more accessible than it is nowadays, so your next big adventure trip either solo or with a group is easy to fulfill.
Are you a resort kind of guy/gal or do you prefer a homestay with a local family? Do you like to take the road less traveled rather than follow the crowded ones? Do you like to challenge yourself by step out from your comfort zone in a foreign country? If yes, then you are an ideal adventure traveler!
What Exactly Is Adventure Travel?
Anything that gets your heart pumping harder than a walk in the park which includes-
- Mountain trekking
- Bungee jumping
- Scuba diving
- Sandboarding and many more.
Overnight travel on a bus or truck, exploration of the urban area, and participating in local festivals can also be considered as the adventure travel.
Most Popular Adventurous destinations in the World-
Have you decided where you want to travel for adventure trip? Instead of spinning a globe and going wherever your index finger lands, you should check out the below-mentioned list of the world’s most adventurous places to visit-
1. Thailand- ‘A land with heartwarming smiles of locales’
It remains one of the top adventure travel destinations in the world for the adventure junkies! Sandy beaches, full moon parties, golden temples, misty mountains, exotic wildlife, crazy nightlife, and delicious cuisines- Thailand has everything in its stock.
Best time to visit: November to April
Best sightseeing places: Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Pattaya etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Deep Water Soloing, Free Diving on Koh Tao, White Water Rafting, Motorbiking etc.
Best hotels: Four Seasons Resort, Six Senses Yao Noi, Amanpuri etc.
Best restaurants: Silk Restaurant & Bar, Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant etc.
2. Australia- ‘A country with Glorious beauty’
If you’re planning a trip to this land for the adventure travel, you should remember to pack your sunscreen before embarking in it. From the laid-back to the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation to Uluru and many more, there is a lot to explore that you’ll never want to leave.
Best time to visit: December to February
Best sightseeing places: Great Ocean Road, Kakadu National Park, Blue Mountains National Park, Fraser Island etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Skydiving, Camping, Surfing, White Water Rafting etc.
Best hotels: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, COMO The Treasury, The Darling Hotel etc.
Best restaurants: Brae, Aubergine Restaurant etc,
3. India- ‘Most beautiful country in the World’
India is definitely one of the best adventure travel destinations it has everything from camel rides to animal safaris, mountain trekking, skydiving, foodie tours, photography outings, and so on.
Best time to visit: October to March
Best sightseeing places: Manali, Rajasthan, Andaman, Kashmir etc
Best adventure activities to do: River Rafting, Mountain Biking, Paragliding etc.
Best hotels: Taj Lake Palace, Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra etc.
Best restaurants: 1135 AD, 6 BALLYGUNGE PLACE, AISH etc.
4. Nepal- ‘A perfect spot for Adventure seekers’
Nestled between the Himalayas, Nepal is one of the most iconic adventure destinations for anyone after a challenge. The main attraction is Mt. Everest- the highest point in the world which draws the attention of any mountain climber for the ultimate challenge. Moreover, there are also plenty of vertical treks for those who enjoy plenty of oxygen while hiking.
Best time to visit: October to November
Best sightseeing places: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Patan, Bhaktapur etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Bunjee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking etc.
Best hotels: Hotel Family Home, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu etc.
Best restaurants: Rosemary Kitchen And Coffee Shop, OR2K etc.
5. Bhutan- ‘World’s happiest country’
Bhutan, the land of thunder dragon, is another popular adventurous destination that will give you the ultimate thrilling experience. Festooned with snow-capped mountains, undulated terrain, hilly slopes and vast green landscapes, your adventure trip to Bhutan will definitely be memorable for a lifetime.
Best time to visit: September to February
Best sightseeing places: Thimphu, Punakha, Gangety, Paro etc.
Best adventure activities to do: River rafting, trekking, mountain biking etc.
Best hotels: Taj Tashi Hotel, Amankora, Le Méridien etc.
Best restaurants: Sonam Trophel Restaurant, Zombala 2 etc.
6. Antarctica- ‘Get Adventurous amidst the white snow’
While historic tales of polar exploration are fraught with disasters, Antarctica is rapidly emerging as a popular adventure travel destination in the world. The adventurous side of Antarctica offers you to dive into freezing waves amid gigantic, tabular icebergs.
Best time to visit: February to March
Best sightseeing places: South Pole, Vinson Massif, Port Lockroy etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Kayaking, Skiing, Camping etc.
Best hotels: Comfort Suítes Macaé, Hotel Antarcticus etc.
Best restaurants: Alto Japón, The Lions Restaurant and Lounge etc.
7. New Zealand-‘Offers the best adventurous side’
This incredible country is an adventure destination all year round. Adrenaline junkies should definitely visit New Zealand, extreme sports capital of the world for all the above and more! Grab a map from a local tourist information center to explore the beautiful landscapes of the surrounding national parks by hiking.
Best time to visit: December to February
Best sightseeing places: Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Tongariro National Park etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Skydiving, Zip lining, Canyoning etc.
Best hotels: Cape Kidnappers, Solitaire Lodge, The George etc.
Best restaurants: The Larder, Sid at The French Café etc.
8. Canada- ‘Beginner country of mountain biking’
Your trip to world top travel destination will be incomplete without visiting Canada. If you’re traveling this country in winter you should never be far from a world-class ski resort. Whether you are an experienced skier or snowboarder or just starting out, the ski fields have something for everyone.
Best time to visit: August to October
Best sightseeing places: Vancouver, Banff, Toronto etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Ski Whistler, Killer Whale watching, Rafting etc.
Best hotels: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal etc.
Best restaurants: Montréal Plaza, Raymonds Restaurant etc.
9. Switzerland- ‘Dream destination for every nature lovers’
Located in between two pristine lakes Switzerland is the outdoorsman’s dream. Although famous for lip-smacking chocolates, Switzerland is also one of the top adventure travel locations in the world. You can find loads of adventure like hiking, snowboarding, skiing, and paragliding that will take your breath out.
Best time to visit: June to October
Best sightseeing places: Matterhorn in Zermatt, The Jungfrau Region, Swiss National Park in Zernez etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Snowkiting, Skydiving, Heliskiing etc.
Best hotels: Hotel The Omnia, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Giardino Ascona etc.
Best restaurants: Meridiano, Lindenhofkeller etc.
10. Spain- ‘Land of enjoying Tomato Fighting’
Want to enjoy something different? Then you should come to this country for enjoying bull and tomato fighting. Encompassing top adventure destinations, a comfortable Stay with a Spanish family and many more, you will get everything in Spain.
Best time to visit: April to October
Best sightseeing places: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville etc.
Best adventure activities to do: Ballooning, Cycle Racing, Mountain Biking, Paragliding etc.
Best hotels: Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona, Finca Cortesin, Kempinski Hotel Bahía etc.
Best restaurants: Arzak, UMA etc.
Don’t limit yourself just by hearing about these places; make yourself free to tour throughout the world and enjoying the most enthralling activities.