There’s so many beautiful places to visit around the world. But why just relax on holiday. Why not use this time away from your normal life to try something new and exciting on an unforgettable adventure holiday.
There’s no shortage of amazing destinations that are perfect for adventure holidays. Here’s our top picks.
5 Ideal Destinations For The Ultimate Adventure Holiday
The UK has a lot to offer in terms of travel, especially if you are interested in an adventure holiday. Luckily the UK has a lot of public transport links, so it’s very likely that you will be able to travel between England to Wales and Scotland. You can also hire a rental car to get you around the country.
Once you have flown into London and have done a little sightseeing around the UK, perhaps visiting Sherwood Forest for pony trekking, Blackwood Forest for the microlight or Thorpe Forest for archery, we would recommend that you move your adventure on to Wales.
Some great adventure holiday ideas in Wales include:
- Pembrokeshire National Park’s blustery coast for kayaking, coasteering, surfing and hiking
- The border to coast trail from Wye Valley to Dovey Estuary for a 6 day walk of over 100 miles with a local guide and group of horse riders
- Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia for coasteering, hiking, canyoning and rafting
If you are thinking about visiting Scotland, be wary of the weather if you plan on going on hikes or any water activities. In most cases, you may want to consider visiting Scotland in the summer. However, if you fancy a winter wonderland, we would recommend visiting the Scottish Highlands with a mountain guide.
With that said, some excellent places to visit in Scotland for an adventure holiday include:
- Cairngorms National Park for wildlife watching and tracking
- Highland Perthshire for bungee jumping
- Isle of Arran for paragliding
- Glentress Forest for mountain biking
- Fort William for canyoning
Whether you want the best surf retreat Nicaragua has to offer, or you want to go on a trip to see some of the sites, you will find that Nicaragua is a gorgeous Central American country that has a wide range to offer.
We would recommend that you go North to South for your itinerary and take at least two weeks to fit in as much as possible.
Once you have flown into Managua, we would recommend the following:
- Granada for a day trip at Volcán Masaya, Mombacho or the Laguna de Apoyo
- Isla de Ometepe for hikes to San Ramon Waterfall, Volcán Concepción or Volcán Maderas
- Ojo de Agua for swimming and horse riding
Naturally, if you are after an adventure holiday that is full of activities and ancient sights, the best place to go is Peru. Just keep in mind that you will need to have a high level of fitness to conquer the altitudes, some of which go up to 4,200m.
Some of the best adventure holiday activities include:
- Andes Mountains to hike, visit the ancient city and to visit the Inca Trail for zip-lining and paddle-boarding
- Palccoyo for trekking and visiting the river gorge of the Colca Canyon
- The Andes Mountain Range for the Inca Trail
- The Amazon Rainforest for wildlife-spotting tours and hikes
Peru is also a deeply spiritual place where you can learn about shamanism, try an ayahuasca ceremony or join a yoga retreat surrounded by nature in one of the Peru’s sacred places.
If you are after an adventure holiday that is full of action, we would highly recommend that you take a look at São Miguel. The Azores are one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.
The islands are very warm, however keep in mind that you may want to avoid going in the rainy season, November – March, to make sure you can fully enjoy yourself.
Some of the activities you can enjoy for your adventure holiday include:
- Swimming with dolphins
- Rock climbing
- Whale watching
Galapagos is famous for its unique foliage and animal life. So, if you fancy an adventure holiday then you should go there!
One of the most exciting adventures you can have is swimming with the sharks just off the island of Marchena. You can not only see hammerhead and Galapagos sharks, but sea lions, turtles, rays, eels and dolphins. It’s certainly worth a visit for a true adventure!
Are you ready for an adventure?
There are so many places in the world for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Don’t just stop at the places that we have suggested. Instead, go out into the world and see what is waiting there for you. You will have the chance to create memories that you will never forget.
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