A vacation means different things to different people. For those that like thrills and the adrenaline that goes with them will be drawn to adventure tourism. Adventure tourism is for those that prefer the outdoors and who want to interact with the places they visit actively instead of as a passive observer, and involves extreme sports or activities with an element of danger such as: skydiving, sailing, hang-gliding or bungee jumping. These are the types of trips that not too many of your friends or family members will have done, let alone would consider doing, however these are once in a lifetime trips.
1. Great Barrier Reef
Visit the world’s largest coral reef and take in some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving. Many tour operators offer other types of activities such as helicopter tours and guided snorkeling tours and scuba doo scooter rentals.
2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The most adventurous activities in Rio has to be hang gliding. Tourists can fly tandem with instructors to take in the breathtaking views of landmarks such as: the Sugarloaf, the Corcovado Christ statue, Ipanema and Copacabana.