Three Different Options for Adventure Travel Around the World
If you’re not the kind of person who enjoys just sitting around on holiday, then you’ll want to consider taking your vacation to the next level and planning a trip that’s based around a crazy, adrenaline boosting adventure experience. From walking safaris in southern Africa to canoeing in the Guyanese Amazon, there are endless opportunities to get your adventure fix around the world. And these days, adventure travel doesn’t just mean striking out into the great unknown alone. There are experienced outfitters ready to take you up the world’s highest mountains and lodging designed specifically with adventure in mind. Here are three different options for adventure travel around the world.
1. Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe
On a private concession inside Zimbabwe’s remote Mana Pools National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp is operated by Wilderness Safaris and features 10 solar-powered luxury tents with ports for charging electronics, but no WiFi or amenities like air-con (it’s too remote), offering a true adventure experience. Guests can embark on ranger led walking safaris as well as traditional and canoe wildlife spotting adventures. For couples, book the star bed deck at Parachute Pan overnight. You’ll sleep outside, under the stars, following a romantic dinner served by candlelight.
2. Wilderness Explorers, Guyana
Still a remote and wild adventure destination, Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America and home to a big chunk of Amazon rainforest as well as the world’s highest single drop waterfall in Kaieteur Falls. It is a great place to go to get off the grid, hike, bird, canoe and sleep in simple thatched huts in the middle of nowhere. The best way to explore this remote country is with a guide, as many portions are still roadless and travel requires going by canoe or airplane. Wilderness Explorers is one such company, and they offer everything from a day trip to Kaieteur Falls to a 16-day Amerindian Guyana journey that introduces you to the rich culture and amazing Amazon rain forest flora and fauna. The company also runs trips to neighboring Suriname French Guiana, Brazil and Venezuela.
3. The Terra Luna Lodge, Chile
For a destination based adventure in Chile, check out the Terra Luna Lodge in Patagonia. On the shores of Lake General Carrera, it is close to the stunning Marble Caves and El Catedral, and offers individual log cabins warmed by wood burning fireplaces. Meals are home-cooked from fresh, local food and the hot tub fronting the lake is perfect at night for relaxing under the stars. The lodge serves as a jumping off point for a number of epic adventures in this stunning region.