So be a good dude; it’s just that simple. Beneath you, the rippling greens of the jungle canopy blur together. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. It’s about, one day, when you’re eighty-years-old and nestled in your rocking chair reminiscing on the life you’ve lived, you can say: “Yeah, that was pretty good. It’s also caused its prices to rise and become one of the more expensive choices for adventure holidays in Central America. If you head in the other direction from Central America (by which I mean south) you get to South America. Contact with nature, i.e. When you’re partaking in these adventure travel ideas, generally it’s better to know what you’re doing to avoid that whole ‘dying young’ thing: For the record, I made that last one up… I hope…. Take it as far and as dangerous as you like. Amazon Adventures offers kayaking trips along some Amazon tributaries, where you can fish for piranhas and camp out in the jungle. There is a market, sub-culture, and level of commercial gain behind the activity. Canada's Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world—and one of the most magical, with elusive species like sea wolves and spirit bears roaming its 21 million acres. Honestly, it’s easy for me to spin Pokhara as one of the best adventure holiday destinations for singles and solo travellers. Quite simply, an adventure! It’s a big damn country with a lot of cool places to see (the Ibera Wetlands come to mind; a kayak adventure to meet the native beasties of Argentina). Seriously though, Mongolia is a country of beautiful yet unforgiving terrain and the Mongolian people have unlocked its secrets, able to live nomadically and tend livestock amongst its deserts, plains, and hills. There’s plenty of rock climbing in New Zealand too. A few practical considerations of the environment, taking care of yourself, and just generally not being a knob-jockey while you’re engaging in your Evel Knievel ways. Uninhabited fjords? Hit the slopes and then get all the perks of a ski-town: loud parties and hordes of drunk Australians. According to alpinist Adrian Ballinger, who attempted the climb in 2016, “You need to climb at least three 20,000 peaks, one 23,000 peak, and one 26,000 peak before considering Everest." You don’t have to eat it; you do you, man. Check. The US is incredible: it’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s chock full of travel adventure destinations. A man who appreciates the simple things in life: free food from trash cans, nights out under the stars, and befriending street animals. Going on safari in Africa is a bucket list no-brainer, but where exactly do you start? The chaos of India slowed down by the pace of mountain life. And then there’s Pokhara. So, the first category of adventure tourism activity types that we’re going to talk about is the ‘hard’ type. It’s also quite a good list if I do say so myself; at least one offering from every continent! Rotorua is one of the best places for adventure travel activities on North Island, however. Right, let’s talk adventure holidays in Europe because so far it’s kind of a glaring omission on this list. It’s about growth: growth through hardship. Visit this one while you can. For more adventure travel in Asia, China has got you covered (which isn’t hard considering its humongous scope). Want to support the site? Japan.1 The Adventure Travel Trade Association reports that HK]LU[\YL [V\YPZT VWLYH[VYZ YV\[PULS` JYLH[L HUK V \LY P[PULY-aries in places such as Colombia, North Korea, Iran, Rwan- This means that if you book your accommodation, buy a book or sort your insurance, we earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Watch as Harriet talks to O.A.T. Because, everybody knows, being covered in dirt, and mud, and scratches, and leeches (ok, not leeches) makes for a better quality of life. It’s worthy to note that most of these activities’ risks can be mitigated by having a professional guide or partaking in some sort of adventure holiday tour. What kind of extreme adventure vacations can you get up to in Canada? Condé Nast Traveler does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. He goes on ridiculous adventures and then writes about those adventures so you can also go on ridiculous adventures! But Argentina has Patagonia. Sure, the advent of the adventure tourism industry mitigates the challenge somewhat (see the above example of Mount Everest) but it’s still an adventure – it’s in the name, after all! Ok, I made that last bit up. And, if you’re more of a beach person, head towards Costa Rica’s coast for snorkelling and scuba diving action. Ziggy has minor fame status throughout Asia for his incessant ukulele playing. Our governments’ travel warnings and media organisations have painted certain parts of the world a certain way and if you listened to the boys and girls in charge all the time, you’d never have any fun. There’s some level of an inherent risk involved i.e.