Adventure is an integral part of any travel tale. To spend time in nature is like witnessing thousands of miracles. I think that no other reason will be more emphasizing than this because nothing can be compared with the satisfaction that one gets from travelling and the time spent with nature. The wilderness and the beauty of nature is the refreshment that anyone will enjoy, that too with backpacks is amazing. From quiet moments to invigorating sights, light adventures are the best way to explore, experience and enjoy the beauty of nature, while challenging it.
1. Light adventure activities from around the world that you must try before you die!
Here is a list of the best light adventures from around the world that one must try once in their lifetime. These experiences will take your traveling experience to the cloud nine. So enjoy reading and traveling!
2. Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia (Turkey)
Right in the heart of Turkey, Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is the most amazing attraction of this beautiful town. Fly over spectacular landscapes of Cappadocia and mesmerise the awesome rock formations formed by erosion over thousands of years. The best time to visit this iconic city is spring or autumn, which enhances its scenic beauty to a level of wonderland. Fly and take in the galvanic view of sunrise or the sunset as seen from the balloon. Realise the beauty of volcanic ‘fairy chimney’ formations and dozens of fellow hot air balloons flowing along against a clear blue sky. As much as it is panoramic, the ride also offers a gush of exhilaration as you rise several hundred metres above the ground. Hop on this ride, an experience of lifetime, and breathe in the surreal beauty of rippling valleys, colourful rock formations and fairy chimneys.
3. Reindeer ride in Tromso (Norway)
Amidst the snow, hop on this enthralling 10 to 15 minutes experience of reindeer sledge. Reindeers are an important part of Sami culture. The truly magical experience of riding the sledge while enjoying the exotic view of snow-covered mountains and fjords is beyond imagination. The slow speed reindeer sledge rides will take you along the long lines. After the ride, enjoy a brief meet and greet with the Sami residents to have an insight into their traditions and cultures. The hospitality of the Sami’s is beyond any explanation. They will serve you with lecrous sami cuisine to enjoy, and a blanket to protect yourself from the strong cold wind. You can also feed the beautiful reindeers. They are loved by the visitors for their lovely thick furs and unique antlers. This experience is definitely a tourist trap because of the beautiful herds of reindeers, enthusiastic hosts who welcome you with open arms, and the amazing views and heritage.
4. Desert Safari in Dubai
The beautiful landscape of Dubai is made up mainly of never ending, sandy deserts. Dubai provides you an thrilling and adventurous experience of desert safari. There are 3 types of safari tours. The early morning tour will give you a full 20 mins of dune bashing in the safari and quad biking experience. Enjoy the classic camel ride and exciting sand skiing to ensure the thrill. If you are planning for an evening Desert Safari experience, then be ready for an evening of wonderful experiences. Starting from dune bashing, camel ride, quad biking. The evening tour will let you experience the unique sunset in the lap of the desert. At the end enjoy the mouth watering barbeque and Shisha. If you are planning an overnight tour then mark the beginning of your experience with authentic dinner while enjoying the belly dancers performing live on the Arabic beats. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the ocean of desert. Desert Safari is one of the versatile experiences that one can experience not only with their friends but with their families.
5. Game Ride in Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in the world, is a real paradise for the wildlife lovers. En route your game drive, be ready to bump into the big 5s of the park. The pride of the park, Big 5 includes the elephant, lion, cape Buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. One can experience the ride driving around on their own but it is always recommended to take the advantage of the knowledge of the local guides. If you wanna spend exploring the hidden gems of this paradise then book yourself a stay at the private lodges inside the Kruger Park. This will allow you to enjoy each and every experience at every point of time. From morning sunrise to sunsets, picnics at scenic spots to wildlife and natural beauty. This experience is an iconic experience at an iconic destination for travelers of all types. But make sure that you remain on the safari only because any sign of human presence may create a threat for your life.
6. Trek to Old Man of Storr (UK and Scotland)
Trekking in the lap of nature is an experience of one of its kind. It is a signature sight loaded with Rocky and jagged pinnacles. It is a constant climb of at least 1.5 hrs. So be ready with your trekking shoes to explore the most iconic place. The exquisite rock features enhance the beauty of Old Man of Store, which are further supported by the stunning picturesque views. The terrain is a hill path in the beginning which changes to a steep and rocky path while going up. The towering cliffs, pinnacles, and the iconic Needle rock are perfect attraction points. If you are carrying your binoculars then you can enjoy all the details of the ridge. Make sure that you are prepared for the muddy trails which often become slippery as you move upward during rains. With fantabulous views from the top of the ridge, you will be looking out for the calm sea over the island of Rassay and Rona beyond the mainland. In the south, enjoy the sight of Storr Lochs followed by Portree and Cuillin hills. Don’t forget to capture these beautiful sights in your memory book.
7. Caminito del rey trek (Spain)
Are you looking for something adventurous to dare your soul? If yes, then hop on for the world’s most dangerous footpath. The 8 km trail is a unique experience of strolling along the cliff hanging over 100 metres up. It is a power pack of spectacular views accompanied by dare. The landscapes of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, gorge carved out of river Guadalhorce and a variety of flora and fauna are there at your exposure during the trek. The trail starts at the control cabin where the personnel will give you a protective helmet. The trail continues to the Gaitanejo gorge, canyon Tojo de las Palmas and the hanging bridge. After reaching the Hoyo valley, you will encounter the leafy woodland where you will see some rare flora like the years old Juniper tree followed by a glass balcony. After completing the trail, give back the helmet and head your way back.
8. Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls (USA)
The most amazing way to get closest to the iconic Niagara Falls is the Cave of the Winds. Located in Niagara Falls State park in New York is this beautiful cave whose winds will unwind all your worries in a moment. It is a natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls in Niagara Falls, from where the beauty of the falls is escalated several folds. The first thing you do is to ride a 175 feet deep elevator into the Niagara Gorge. Then wear the yellow poncho and specialised shoes which will help you endure the stormy wet zone. Get amazed by how close you can get to the falls. Experience the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls just from 20 feet away. Even a special deck has been constructed lately for adults with children or physically handicapped people. So, enjoy the falls in the best way possible from this cave.
9. Trekking in Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia)
Step into this amazing nature’s wonder with it’s 90 waterfalls and 16 crystal clear lakes. Plitvice Lakes National park is the biggest and oldest national park of Croatia which is famous for its spectacular lakes, panoramic waterfalls and pristine forests. Fine in all four seasons, but the best season to visit this park is Spring when water levels are increased a bit in the lakes from melting snow. So, get dressed in some comfortable clothes and shoes to start the most amazing hiking experience. While hiking, keep an eye out for iconic blue butterflies and trouts which will be found in shallow waters. Enjoy the wooden pathways laid on bright-green vegetation. This is a power packed trekking experience that will let you soak yourself in the ultimate beauty of nature.
10. Snorkelling in Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular must experiences to experience in the clear blue water of the Great Barrier Reef. The 2300 km long reef and accompanied by various colorful and numerous water creatures feeding on them is one of the experiences you cannot afford to miss. It is an ultimate opportunity for a non-swimmer to explore the life breeding in these deep-water beds. All you need is a mask and fins to start strolling underwater. One can enjoy this anytime of the year. However, the experts suggest that the best time to go snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef is spring from September to November. Best spots for snorkelling in reef are The Low Isles, Lord Howe Island, Ningaloo Reef, Port Noarlunga, and Mornington Peninsula. If you are still confused about whether you should engage yourself in this experience, then imagine yourself snorkelling between the 2900 humongous reefs and 900 idyllic islands. I guess you have got your answer.
So friends, what are you waiting for? Just pull up your socks, put on your shoes, and get ready for a fun filled adventurous dive into these beautiful and exciting places. These experiences are the light adventures that can be enjoyed by anyone, elder, younger, or kids. So be ready to experience them once in your lifetime.