The Best Destinations For Adventurous Travelers In 2016


Are you a lover of the great outdoors? Do you like to test your mettle and challenge yourself physically and mentally?

Are you looking for inspiration for your next adventure? If so, here are some sensational suggestions for 2016.

 

Iceland

Iceland is a veritable playground for those who love to explore the outdoors. You’ll find almost every kind of geographical feature you could imagine here, and there are all kinds of activities on offer.

Hike up a mountain or abseil down a volcano. Navigate underground caverns or kayak your way through iceberg-filled turquoise waters. Climb aboard a snowmobile and speed around a glacier.

The options are endless. Visit in the winter months for the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Make sure you pack thermals, warm layers, and a heavy duty coat. Temperatures can plunge well below freezing between December and March.

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New Zealand

New Zealand is a magical and mysterious country. It boasts an incredible array of adventure pursuits for adrenaline junkies. Head to Queensland to try skydiving, bungee jumping, and luging.

Go ice climbing or glacier walking at Franz Josef or navigate the whitewater rapids of Turangi. If you’re traveling to New Zealand with grand plans to take advantage of all the activities on offer, make sure you’ve got the right kit.

You’ll need warm clothing, suitable footwear, and waterproofs. It’s also a good idea to take a backpack with you. If you hike or cycle on a regular basis, it’s worth paying more to be sure it’s a top rated edc bag.

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Laos

A firm favorite on the traveler circuit, Laos is a land that offers something for everyone. You can easily visit this country and spend your days sightseeing and taking in the stunning views.

Equally, you can try something new every day and get your pulse racing. There are some fantastic hiking routes in the hills, as well as a vast network of caves ripe for exploration.

The Mekong River is a popular spot for kayaking and rafting. It tends to be very hot and humid in Laos, so take a water bottle, sunscreen, and layers made from breathable fabrics.

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Chile

Chile has spectacularly diverse geography. You’ll find everything from desert plains to fjords here. Patagonia is the jewel in Chile’s crown. It offers all kinds of opportunities for adventure pursuits.

Examples include hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. If you’re staying for a while, a trip over to Easter Island comes highly recommended.

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If you’re keen to indulge your adventurous side in 2016, why not take these suggestions on board? Do some research, look at flights, and start planning your next trip.

Once you’ve chosen a location, think about packing and make sure you’ve got all the gear you need. If you’re doing organized tours, you may be able to hire equipment.

Check before you travel to avoid disappointment. Bear the elements in mind. Before you embark on anything dangerous, check the weather forecast. It’s also a good idea to listen out for warnings from park rangers and the emergency services.

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