While some travellers value a relaxing holiday complete with plenty of sunbathing, cocktails, and spa treatments, others feel the pull of adventure far more strongly and travel to foreign countries in order to experience the
While some travellers value a relaxing holiday complete with plenty of sunbathing, cocktails, and spa treatments, others feel the pull of adventure far more strongly and travel to foreign countries in order to experience the ultimate thrill-seeker experiences. If you find that your wanderlust includes a taste of the adrenaline-inducing, we have you covered with our thrill seeks travel guide.
1. Chilean Patagonia: Hiking in Torres del Paine
Located at the southernmost tip of the world, the Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia is the perfect combination of serrated mountains, splintered glaciers, challenging hiking trails, and glistening lakes that stretch for miles. The Base of the Towers hike is arguably the most popular of all and sees participants hike 7-8 hours to cover 18 kilometres of treacherous mountains and forests.
2. Macau, China: The World’s Highest Bungee Jump
While you may have gone bungee jumping before, can you say that you’ve taken the plunge off the highest bungee jump in the world? No? Well then it’s time to head to AJ Hackett Macau Tower in Macau China. Coming in at 233 metres, this ultimate adrenaline rush sees over 100 jumpers per day and they even offer night jumps. Are you brave enough?
3. Costa Rica: Ultralight at Hacienda AltaGracia Resort
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and what better way to experience it than from above? Head to the Hacienda AltaGracia Resort in the country’s southern region and take to the skies in a 2-seater, open-air ultralight – almost as thrilling as Australian sports betting. You’ll be able to touch the clouds and get a bird’s-eye view of this breath taking region.
4. Bolivia: Cycle the World’s Most Dangerous Road
A road exists an hour outside of La Paz, Bolivia, that is so dangerous, it’s aptly been nicknamed the World’s Most Dangerous Road and thousands of daredevils pay to cycle it every year. If you think you’re up for the challenge, head to La Cumbre – situated at 4,760 metres above sea level – and go downhill on a bicycle equipped with double suspension and hydraulic disk brakes. However, it may be a good time to mention that roughly 300 people die every year while cycling this road!
5. Atacama Desert: Sandboard the World’s Driest Place
The sandboarding mecca of the world is without a doubt San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile. However, there is no lift to get you to the top of the enormous sand dunes – instead much of the adventure lies in just reaching the top. Once there, you’ll strap your feet into a sand board, lean back, plunge forward over the edge, and feel the adrenaline course through you!
6. Peru: Stay in a Skylodge Adventure Suite
If you’re looking for a milder version of a thrill-seeking adventure you can head to the Million Star Hotel nestled high above Peru’s Sacred Valley and stay in one of three pods which have been bolted into a cliff face. You’ll have to climb 365 metres just to reach the pod, but it makes for an unforgettable experience.