It’s no secret that every traveler has a dream and ultimate list of experiences, which can include anything from merely indulging in street food in Singapore to experiencing the grand luxuries of a castle in Europe. However, if you’re looking to make the most out of your trip and live life to the fullest, why not try more extreme ventures?
From climbing the top of Mount Everest to paragliding to some of the gorgeous locations on earth—all these are the best and creative ways to see the world’s most places with a bit of thrill.
With that in mind, below are some of the best and most fun adventures you should go on, guaranteeing thrill and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Swim in Mexico’s Cenotes
Although Mexico has its fair share of ‘bad’ places, it also has some of the most stunning hidden gems globally—and this includes the Yucatán Peninsula featuring a wealth of unique natural beauty, especially when it came to its cavernous cenotes. Exploring one of these natural sinkholes exposes you to gorgeous surroundings, giving visitors one of the most beautiful underwater sites and rock formations ever.
Plus, the site is stunning enough that you can also use it as an inspiration for your basement finishing project, helping you transform your lower level into a lovely additional living area.
Go Glacier Hunting
Greenland is an expensive and challenging place to go to, but well worth the effort. After all, it’s one of the most untouched places in the world, littered with gorgeous centuries-old icebergs and glaciers floating off to the mainland, which you can explore while out on an excursion. That’s why if you don’t mind the snow and color, going glacier hunting in Greenland can be a fun and thrilling experience to witness.
Swim the Great Barrier Reef
If you’re looking to explore the mystery and beauty of the ocean, what’s more thrilling than swimming through the great barrier reef? The site boasts over 400 different types of corals and around 1,500 species of aquatic life forms. However, the location is losing its appeal due to environmental issues, so it’s best to visit while you can.
Climb Mount Everest
Undoubtedly one of the most well-known landmarks worldwide is Mount Everest—and it gives you one of the most memorable adventures possible. That’s because not only is it the tallest mountain in the world, but it’s also surrounded by snow, making it one challenging yet enjoyable journey. However, it’s wise not to climb the mountain when you don’t have much experience in trekking or hiking as one minor mistake such as not having enough water can be fatal.
Trek the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous monuments globally, as witnessed by masses of tourists swarming the landmark every day. Various sections of the wall provide different experiences. That’s why whether you’re looking to challenge yourself and go on a hike or take serene pictures—tourist companies offer excursions that last up to 12 days long. If you’re up to the challenges, going on this adventure lets you walk around 50 miles and camp overnight throughout the structures of different watchtowers.
Climb Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous and beloved natural wonders, proudly standing over 12,000 feet above villages. You can get to enjoy the landmark’s Views from many places. Still, if you’re looking to do something intimate, you can also climb the mountain with guides during the official climbing season, on-set trails, or more unknown ones for the best thrilling experience ever.
Paraglide over the Blue Lagoon
Oludeniz is a resort village located in Turkey, boasting some of the most beautiful beaches globally, adorned with pebble shores and the world-famous ‘blue lagoon’ consisting of gorgeous aquamarine hues. Coincidentally, the beach also is one of the best places to paraglide worldwide, thanks to the location’s year-round stable weather and stunning panoramic views. The launching site for paragliding is usually conducted in the Babadağ mountain, boasting jumping-off points that go up to 6,000 feet.
Sand Surf in the Sahara Desert
The Sahara desert in itself is already a fantastic location, with its colossal dunes and natural surroundings displaying the ‘real’ beauty of the world—but it’s also tailor-made for extreme adventures. The desert’s rows of barchan provide travelers the chance to go sand surfing and sandboarding, allowing you to explore the gorgeous location in the most creative and fun way possible.
The best, rarest, and memorable travel experiences won’t be around forever. That’s why for your next trip, it’s best to make the most out of it and explore any of the ‘real’ do-before-you-die adventures mentioned for the journey of a lifetime.