Adventure is everywhere if only you know where to look for it. Here are the 5 most promising destinations and the rarest travel experiences for adventure lovers who want to jump right into the good stuff!
Australia: There is Adventure for Everyone!
An adventure trip to Australia will get you out of your comfort zone and make you feel truly alive. Boasting over 30,000 miles of spectacular coastline, snow-topped mountain peaks, sprawling treeless plains and an endless rotation of landscapes, Australia has every kind of adventure you can think of!
Being one of the least crowded countries in the world, you are going to feel like you have huge stretches of it all to yourself. While Sydney, The Kimberly and the Great Barrier Reef remain the most popular amongst tourists, there are depths of the Australian outback which offer plentiful heart-stopping activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Costa Rica: Beyond the Ordinary
If you are the outdoorsy type easily tempted by long beaches fringed by tropical jungles, then Costa Rica should be on your list of incredible adventure destinations. We are talking about raw ‘Pura Vida’ here, like humpback whales spotted off Cano Island, serious surfing at Santa Teresa and hiking trips to Arenal Volcano on top of the afternoon clouds.
The country offers iconic sightseeing and magnificent tours especially during the green season. You will be blown away by the lush rainforests teeming with sloths and monkeys and hanging suspension bridges. There are an endless array of adventure sports and plenty of places to get away in this Caribbean paradise.
Scotland: Pristine Escapes
Adventure travel is a life-changing experience. Scotland ticks all the right boxes: towering highlands, enchanted lochs, fairy tale castles and lonely moors.
Offering a wealth of sublime and soulful experiences, Scotland is one of Europe’s wildest terrains perfect for adventure travel.
While the country might be small, it is phenomenally beautiful and there are a surprising number of things to do here, such as camping in the Rhins of Galloway to trailing the shadowy woodlands of Alva to taking historic walks down the castles of Aberdeen Shire.
Qatar: Hidden Arabian Treasures
One wouldn’t expect Qatar to make the list of the best adventure travel destinations in the world. Known more for its grand architecture, gastronomy and culture, Qatar nonetheless offers unlimited opportunities to experience breathtaking sunsets, desert camps, desert safaris and of course camel rides.
In fact, Qatar is home to some of the most exhilarating desert adventures – be it sand skiing, quad biking, kayaking or falconry. With a unique natural reserve and ecosystem, Qatar is one of the few places in the world where the ocean makes deep inroads into the very heart of the singing sand dunes!
Pakistan: Here I Come!
If you are always searching for the roads less traveled, Pakistan is the place to take your adventure travel to the next level. From Himalayan wildlife and jaw-dropping mountain scenery to picturesque alpine valleys and glacial lakes, the nation is a haven for adventure backpackers.
The best time to visit the country is from May to October, when the weather is pleasant and there are numerous opportunities for exploration. With the security situation dramatically improving, Pakistan is increasingly frequented by intrepid adventure seekers looking for outside-of-the-box travel experiences.