We’ve all spent enough vacations lying on the beach…day after day…only to return to the office feeling like we’ve somehow wasted our precious time away but a vacation filled with adventure travel will send you home with once-in-a-lifetime experiences under your belt, fascinating tales for your friends, and-believe it or not-more relaxed than any other type of trips. We present to you top 5 adventurous places.
1. Algonquin Park, Ontario
The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin – along the 56 kilometre stretch of Highway 60. Here you can enjoy camping at one of eight campgrounds, hike one of 14 trails, take part in extensive Natural Heritage Education programs, and visit Algonquin’s exceptional Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre.
2. Outback adventure, Australia
Australia’s outback, sprawling, mostly uninhabited, and fabulously rugged, is one of the last frontiers of the modern age. The indigenous Aboriginal people have honored the ancient tradition of the walkabout as a signal of coming of age from youth to adulthood, spending up to a month on a solitary walk through this wild countryside.
3. Galapagos Islands à la Ecocruise
Darwin came here to study the behavior of rare and wild animals because it was pristine, with little human influence on the environment. So enchanting, it was once called the Bewitched Islands, and, to this day, it is one of the most environmentally protected places on the entire globe. The Galapagos Islands, unspoiled, untouched, and unpolluted, are a nature lover’s paradise. While cruising among these beautiful islands, you can stop and hike, go for a swim, listen to evening nature lectures, and sleep in comfort
4. New Zealand on the rocks
If sitting on the deck of a boat, breezy veranda, or sunny patio isn’t your idea of high adventure, maybe you should consider this one. In New Zealand’s region, visitors are awe-struck by the scenery of Milford Sound. Tumbling waterfalls, ancient rain forests, sparkling lakes and granite peaks capture the heart and the imagination. Travelers can experience the region via kayak, on foot and by air.
5. Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece, is located in the Cyclades of the Aegean Sea and has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. The villages are built on cliffs and overlook a submerged volcano. Those who visit Santorini flock to Oia, a town offering stunning views of the sunset.