2016 is the year of adventures. I have compiled a list of some of my favourite adventures to kick off the year. There is an adventure for everyone, from the Death Road in Bolivia to climbing a mountain in China and flying from Santa Monica’s trapeze.
- 0.1 Bolivia: The World’s Most Dangerous Road
- 0.2 1 Images from 15+ Adventure-filled Trips You Can Take
- 1 Best Travel Destinations For Adventure
- 1.1 China’s Deadliest Trail: Hike it
- 1.2 Yosemite Backpack
- 1.3 Fly a Plane from San Diego
- 1.4 Skydive Lake Wanaka in New Zealand
- 1.5 Whistler, BC: Snowboard
- 1.6 Iceland Glacier Hiking
- 1.7 Explore Australia’s Outback
- 1.8 PADI Scuba Diving Certified
- 1.9 Santa Monica Fly Trapeze
- 1.10 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- 1.11 Enjoy an Epic Hike
- 1.12 Camping and 4×4 Tour in Wadi Rum (Jordan)
- 1.13 Enjoy a swim in the Cenote of Rivera Maya, Mexico
- 1.14 Bolivia’s Largest Salt Flat is on Your Doorstep!
- 1.15 California Coast Road Trip
Bolivia: The World’s Most Dangerous Road
The World’s Deadliest Road, also known as El Camino de la Muerte, is located in Bolivia-North Yungus Road. You’ll travel over 15,000 feet and cover 40 miles. Each year, the road claims 300+ lives!
1 Images from 15+ Adventure-filled Trips You Can Take
China’s Deadliest Trail: Hike it
Check your balance on Mt. Huashan- Travelers climb nearly 7,000 feet to reach a teahouse on this iconic peak. It’s easy to see why this trail is the most dangerous in China.
This adventure was a challenge for me as I am afraid of heights. It was however unforgettable.
Trekking into Yosemite National Park is a great way to join thousands of other hikers. It’s a beautiful wilderness that spans over 1,100 miles in the middle of North America. The stunning scenery and miles of uninhabited wilderness will amaze you!
Fly a Plane from San Diego
You can live your dream of being a pilot for one day. Piloting your own plane is a great way to enjoy San Diego’s sunshine and encouraging winds.
Fly with former Air Force pilots on an Extra 330LC, Cessna 172, or Marchetti SF260. Learn loops, spins and turns, as well as formation flying, from fighter pilots.
Skydive Lake Wanaka in New Zealand
Although skydiving at Wanaka may be new, it is one of the most thrilling adventures you can have in New Zealand. You can strap yourself to a copilot and take off 15,000 feet into the air.
It is a unique adventure that offers breathtaking views of the vibrant green meadows, sparkling waters of Lakes Wanaka & Hawea.
Whistler, BC: Snowboard
Whistler-Blackcomb is the perfect place to catch the drift with your snowboard. These two peaks offer the perfect conditions for practicing your new moves and curves. The Snow School is a great school for beginners to learn snowboarding and build confidence.
Iceland Glacier Hiking
Iceland is filled with spectacular icescapes, melting glaciers. For a spectacular view of giant glacial tongues, and legendary ice caves, climb the Solheimajokull Glacier’s summit at nearly 7,000 feet.
All glacier gear and a guide to the glaciers are included!
Explore Australia’s Outback
The Outback is an unbeatable wilderness. It is a rugged, beautiful, and fascinating area that covers approximately 2.5 million square miles.
You can join a driver and guide to drive your four-wheeler and explore the sand dunes. Explore vast, unspoiled areas of the land where nature reigns supreme. Visit Ayers Rock monolith and lively Alice Springs. Also, visit the Great Victoria Desert, Nullarbor Plain, and the Great Victoria Desert.
PADI Scuba Diving Certified
You can’t get better scuba diving certifications than abroad. You can learn how to get a PADI certificate in beautiful waters like Mexico, Tahiti and Belize.
Learn the underwater language by diving in a wetsuit or drysuit. You can dive in the open ocean to see the diverse marine life and barrier reefs.
Santa Monica Fly Trapeze
Take a Santa Monica Pier trapeze class to experience the world of acrobats. This is your chance to fulfill your dream of flying.
Acrobatics is a great way for you to explore a new art form or test your physical limits. You will discover a new level of physical finesse through these skills. You may even be able to explore aerial silks, trampolines, and lyra.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
All travelers to South America should make the Inca Trail a pilgrimage. It is considered one of the most popular hikes in the country. 26 miles of lush cloud forest, alpine jungle and Inca ruins. Tunnels lead to the Lost City of the Incas.
Enjoy an Epic Hike
Sometimes, the best views are found when you hike to a new place. Recently, I climbed the Stairway To Heaven in Oahu. Also known as Haiku Stairs it is one of the most famous “forbidden” hikes. Despite the fact that the trail is closed today, many people climb this mountain for the stunning views.
Despite the stunning views, this hike is extremely difficult. The trail was sometimes only one foot wide, with steep drops of over 1,000 feet on either side. Weather is the most dangerous aspect of this hike. Take care!
Camping and 4×4 Tour in Wadi Rum (Jordan)
A professional camel guide will take you to Wadi Rum, Jordan. You can stay in a luxury tent or ride a camel, and camp under the stars.
Enjoy a swim in the Cenote of Rivera Maya, Mexico
Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the waves. You can also cool off in cenotes, which are underground turquoise pools. These waters are magical, especially when they are under a canopy of jungle.
Bolivia’s Largest Salt Flat is on Your Doorstep!
You can drive through the stunning white salt flats of Uyuni. The Bolivian desert is almost entirely made up of salt and rock formations. It creates an extraordinary, yet beautiful landscape.
Enjoy the tranquility of the lakes and the rare sightings of pink flamingos.
California Coast Road Trip
A trip along the Pacific Coast Highway is a must-do on any California vacation. Santa Barbara’s beach is your destination. You can also enjoy a Danish at Solvang (California’s Little Denmark), and a look at Hearst Castle. Also, take a look at the sea lions and seals at Monterey Bay Aquarium.