Adventure Tours – Escaping The 9 to 5 On A Trip Of A Lifetime
Adventure holidays are not for the faint-hearted. You will meet and travel with like-minded people who are out to experience sights and sounds only ever seen in photographs. This is not going to be like a package holiday: this is going to be a life-changing experience to some of the most fascinating places in the world.
To choose your destination you need to filter the search by your favourite activities and interests. There are dozens of options, including water sports, walking, safari, sailing, trekking, climbing or cultural.
If you’re looking for colourful landscapes, fascinating people and wildlife encounters, Africa is your ideal destination. You then have a wide choice of national parks to choose from, with Kenya’s Maasai Mara being the world’s most famous game reserve. Their options for wildlife viewing are endless, and it’s one of the best places in the world to spot lions, elephants, rhino, buffalo and leopards – known as the big five. In Tanzania, you have the Kilimanjaro National Park, which is home to the highest mountain in Africa and the highest volcano outside South America. It is a major climbing destination, and tour companies can combine a safari with a climbing adventure or a beach destination, so you can have your adventure and then relax before coming home.
Egypt is one of the gems of the Middle East and boasts some of the most spectacular archaeological treasures existing in the world today. The sprawling capital, Cairo, is set on the River Nile, and Giza is where you’ll find the pyramids and Great Sphinx. The great pyramid of Giza is iconic and one of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the World. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo houses the famous tomb of Tutankhamun and the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Adventure tours are available on the Nile, or you could sail down in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailboat, which is perfect for catching the breeze on a hot summer night.
Peru boasts the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest and breath-taking landscapes. The diverse and ancient civilization known as the Incas had possibly the largest empire in the world in the early 16th century, and nearly 40,000 kilometres of trails, which connect Ecuador, Santiago and Mendoza in Argentina, were built by the Incas. This is the place to go if you want to explore and have an adventure. A 43km part of this beautiful mountain trail is now popular with hikers. It connects important archaeological sites and has become known as the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu”. If hiking is not your thing, Machu Picchu can be reached via a scenic train journey through spectacular mountain scenery. Adventure tours will take you on an unforgettable rainforest experience. The Amazon is home to 390 billion individual trees, 2000 different species of birds and mammals and over 2.5 million insects. With such great diversity within this region, there are endless experiences for the traveller to have.
Travel to any of these amazing places and you will truly have a holiday of a lifetime. Whichever part of the world you want to visit, you will have an exciting experience and end up with memories that last a lifetime.