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6 Incredible Vacations for Thrill Seekers on 4 Different Continents


For adrenaline junkies, a vacation offers a chance for a bucket list adventure. Make the most of your next one with this list of trips for thrill seekers.

One of the best parts about taking a vacation is the chance for an unforgettable experience. While most people tend to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach with a drink in hand, that’s not true for everyone.

The more adventurous travelers want to find daring escapades that make their heart race. If you always look for the next adrenaline rush, consider one of these incredible vacations for thrill seekers when planning your next trip.

Here are 6 of the destinations for thrill seekers in the world:

1. Devil’s Pool – Zambia

This exhilarating formation located at the very edge of the stunning Victoria Falls sits right next to a 360-foot drop into the Zambezi River below. Unique rock pools formed as a result of the river’s flow over the past few millennia, which makes it possible to move along the brink of the falls during drier months. For those who enjoy living on the edge, Devil’s Pool provides the perfect place for a swim.

2. Macau Tower – Macau, China

Macau Tower and Macau City
Macau Tower (center). Taken by H. Syndor via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Bungee jumping locations offer one of the most incredible vacations for thrill seekers, and the Macau Tower in Macau, China is the best opportunity out there. Standing at 764 feet, the tower is the highest bungee jump in the world. There’s more to the jump than just the thrill, too—anyone plummeting off the tower gets a spectacular view of the city and the open water it rests beside.

3. Cape Town – South Africa

You’ll find plenty of adventure in Cape Town off the coast of South Africa. Visitors can get their thrills through activities such as skydiving, surfing, and paragliding, but the most popular experience is cage diving. Float in a cage beneath the surface while a crew throws bait around you to lure the massive and infamous great white sharks.

4. Atacama Desert – Chile

Atacama Desert in Chile
Taken by B. Hall via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

With massive sand dunes and gorgeous oases, anyone eager to try something new should travel to the Atacama Desert in Chile to experience sandboarding. While similar to both snowboarding and surfing, sandboarding offers a unique and thrilling way to take in the vast desert.

5. Longs Peak – Colorado

Only half of the visitors of Longs Peak, Colorado make it to the summit, but it still stands at the top of many mountain climbing bucket lists. The 15-mile round trip starts with a long, scenic approach that eventually turns into scrambling over the massive boulder field, climbing the steep, rocky ascents, and creeping along heart-pounding ledges. The hike’s length and the unpredictable weather make Longs Peak in the United States an ordeal of a journey, but the feeling you get at the summit is worth every step.

6. Whistler – Canada

Whistler in Canada
Taken by J. Cass via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

For cold weather adventures, Canada is a dream destination. The town of Whistler is home to some amazing winter sports—proven by its role in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Visitors can try their hand at skiing, snowboarding, or riding one of the fastest bobsleigh tracks in the world. If you get your thrills from spectacular views, you can also take the longest zip line in the country, or ride a seaplane around the gorgeous peaks and glaciers.

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