Lazy holidays today seem to be the norm. For most people, getting away is all about the sun, the sand and the chance to put all your cares aside and just relax for a week or two. But that’s not the only way you can spend your time off! There’s a whole world out there with some incredible thrills to be had if you’re just willing to go looking for them. So, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather spend their hard earned holidays jumping out of planes than mooching around near the hotel bar, read on for some great ways to get that much-needed fix of adrenaline.
Face True Fear: Confront a Great White
If you like nature and danger, why not go diving with sharks. All of your adrenaline and nerves will be put to the test as you stare right into the mouth of nature’s most finely-tuned and powerful predators in the waters of South Africa. The Great White Shark is the most feared of all the sharks and this experience invites you to get as close as possible without having your limbs bitten clean off. Of course you will be in a cage during this time and it is an ordeal you will never forget.
Over the Edge: Jump off a Bridge
Having to face off with one of the deep’s most formidable predators might not be to every thrill seeker’s taste so how about a nice bungee jump off the suspension bridge at the Bhoti Kosi River gorge in Nepal. This is one of the longest free falls in the world. Your pulse will be racing as you step towards the edge before hurtling 160 metres to the ground below.
Beyond the Clouds: Dramatically Exit a Plane
What’s wrong, is a heart-stopping 160 metre free-fall not enough for you? Need more? In that case, look no further than a sky diving holiday. Rather than the Bhoti Kosi River Gorge’s measly jump, skydiving will take you up into the atmosphere and throw you back at the ground at frightening speeds with nothing but a piece of cloth standing between you and total pulverisation. Skydiving experiences are available for everyone, with tandem jumps available for newbies. There are likely to be some physical restrictions though, so check before you book!
Splashdown: Navigate Roaring Rapids
Coming back down to earth is no less exhilarating as a trip to Guatemala will keep the fire burning in your belly. Experience the thrill of white water rafting whilst taking in Mayan Archaeology and the other wonderful sights of this Central American country. The rivers are free flowing and eventually end up in the Pacific Ocean. This is also a country which happens to have the most active volcanoes on the planet. This is a thrill waiting to happen!
Keep it Conventional: Visit a Theme Park
If all of the above are just a little too natural, then the only option is to head for a white knuckle ride adventure. Of course, we know that theme parks aren’t the most adventurous of places, but they are the best locations in the world for great thrills in a controlled, affordable and accessible environment. Wherever you are in the world, you’re not far from a great park, so check out the options in your local area.
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