If you are looking for a trip that’s ‘off the beaten track’ then these could be the locations for you! These locations tend to be fantastic for all types of outdoor activities, including hiking and water-sports. Let your inner Adventurer out by booking your trip today!


The Fouta Djallon in Guinea (West Africa)

This product was recommended by Monique Teggelove from Papillon Reizen

The Guinean Highlands, the Fouta Djallon, are an amazing travel destination for lovers of adventure travel. The area is great for hiking and combines nature – including waterfalls and mountains – with culture. Hike through stunning rock sceneries and valleys, meet the locals and be introduced to their everyday lives and traditional architecture. Hiking the Fouta Djallon is not for the faint at heart; crossing handmade liana bridges can be part of the experience.


The Pamir Highway – Tajikistan

This product was recommended by Josée Perron from You Choose the Way

This place has it all, beautiful nature, warm, hospitable people, a challenging yet manageable high altitude route that crosses endless snowy peaks and glaciers lakes. There still aren’t too many tourists in the area which makes it even more raw and pleasant to wander through.


Golden Circle, Iceland

This product was recommended by Dan Steeden from Horo Travel Memories

One of the most adventure-filled places I have visited on my travels is the Golden Circle in Iceland. It is the closest I’ve ever felt to understanding the raw power of nature and the expansive, stark landscapes are the perfect backdrop for adventure. Exploring the Golden Circle is a huge adventure on its own – it covers 300km and has some of the most active volcanic regions in the world. More specifically, Thingvellir National Park is the site of the world’s oldest parliament and the place where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.

Geysir is the original geyser for which all others are named, and Strokkur, its neighbour, erupts every few minutes with a heavy boom, shooting boiling water and steam up to 100ft into the air. Gullfoss is a colossal waterfall that has carved its way through the bleak Icelandic landscape and plunges water into the valley below at a frightening rate and decibel level. Finally, Kerid Volcanic Crater is the site of a huge volcanic eruption and is over 3,000 years old.

The 55m deep crater now contains a striking aquamarine lake, which freezes over in winter to form an ice rink for the most adventurous tourists. The Golden Circle is a beautiful lesson in the powerful and frightening forces at work beneath the surface of Iceland and should be near the top of any adventurer’s bucket list.


Iceland

This product was recommended by Stephan Mantler from Stepman.is

Among the best places to travel for adventure is for sure Iceland. No matter what season you choose, there’s plenty of opportunities to awaken the explorer in yourself! In summer you can self drive, hike, or horseback ride the highlands of Iceland, located in the uninhabited center of the island, with big rivers to cross, dirt roads to travel, volcanos, lava fields and other “moon like” landscape to see. In winter you can walk on Iceland’s glaciers, one of them the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, offering several options for adventurers: visiting ice caves, crossing the glacier on skidoos, kayaking in the glacier lagoons or hiking on the ice.


Iceland, Vatnajökull region

This product was recommended by Stephan Mantler from Stepman.is

The Southeast of Iceland offers plenty of adventures for visitors. Vatnajökull National Park was founded in 2008 on the foundation of Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárgljúfur reserve. Apart from Vatnajokull Glacier, Europe’s biggest glacier, covering about 10% of the whole country, the National Park includes some highly regarded natural marvels; huge glacier rivers, stunning canyons, beautiful glacier lagoons and impressive waterfalls.

The options for adventurers are endless, ranging from short or to day glacier hikes, ice cave tours, ice climbing, snowmobiling, and boat and kayak tours on the lagoon. Additionally you can hike to amazing waterfalls such as Svartifoss, the black waterfall, or explore Lónsöræfi, a nature reserve, characterized by diverse geological formations that are the result of the Kollumúlaeldstöðvar volcano’s activity, about a million to 5 million years ago. The area is rich colorful hills and valleys, mostly rhyolite, mineral-rich rock formed from volcanoes.

Great for hikes – and with a lot of time on your hands you can hike all the way to Akureyri from there.


Breckenridge, Colorado

This product was recommended by Austin Tuwiner from ScubaOtter

The perfect mountain for skiing, amazing white water rafting rivers, technical and fun mountain biking trails, and breathtaking hiking. It has something for everyone no matter what their skill levels are. It also boasts some great culinary experiences. It’s a really well-rounded destination.


Nepal

This product was recommended by Snezhina Piskova from Exceltemplate

Home of Everest, the world’s tallest peak, this small country is ideal for all trekking lovers out there. You will find yourself surrounded by the most pristine mountain scenery, with lots of trekking routes to choose from. Annapurna Circuit is the most popular one and the one that offers the most variety when it comes to experiencing the country in full. This route takes you through Tibetan-style villages, Hindu temples, and glacier views.


Australia

This product was recommended by Snezhina Piskova from Exceltemplate

Australia is blessed with a huge diversity of wildlife. Visiting the country gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see unique animals in their natural habitat. You might spot dingoes, koalas, whales, wombats, kangaroos, fairy penguins, and much more. Australia also has an abundance of sandy beaches, where you can learn to surf or do some dolphin watching. In short, the land down under is full of surprises, so be ready for the unexpected.


Sri Lanka

This product was recommended by Wayne Brown from Aggressor Adventures

Aggressor Safari Lodges guests are whisked away on thrilling excursions to the Wilpattu National and Minneriya National Parks, home to the largest population of elephants on the island. The parks are also the protected home of the sloth bear, leopards, crocodiles, jackels, water buffaloes and monkeys. The Aggressor Safari Lodge is located on a spacious 6-acre property and 20 minutes from the Wilpattu National Park. The lodge has a main reception, dining tent, entertainment area with a 54 inch TV, 8 luxury private tented chalets, large swimming pool and beautiful grounds with animal life.

The luxury-dining tent, is located at the rear of the outdoor reception and bar area and is called the Aliya Bush Restaurant (local for elephant). The Reception Bar is called the Diviya Bar (local for leopard) and the Pool Deck Bar is called the Wallas Walla Bar (Bear Watering Hole). The beautiful property is located on the Kala Oya River, which is the 3rd longest river in Sri Lanka and borders Wilpattu National Park on the other side giving the river view tents direct views of the park. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. Its documented history spans 3,000 years.

Your visit will include some of Sri Lankas ancient World Heritage Sites including the ancient city of Anuradhapura and Sigiriya Rock Palace known as the 8th wonder of the world. Sri Lanka is very close to the Equator which means that temperatures remain fairly constant year-round. Coastal and lowland areas enjoy an average daytime temperature of 78-86°F / 26–30°C. Sri Lanka is unusual as it has two monsoon seasons with the wettest periods being December and January in the North. Humidity is high everywhere throughout the island.

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