Dig into a still-beating live cobra’s heart in the scenic environs of Vietnam. Once the snake is skinned right before your very eyes, you are offered with an organ that looks close to a bloody, pulsating oyster: puke, bend over in disgust or simply go ahead and try your taste buds; you have all the three options! These and many other extreme travel experiences beckon you to some of the world’s most bizarre and outward places. These destinations lure you with their action a packed adventure and fun and keep bringing you back for more.
If you feel that you have to be an elite athlete or a ‘cracko’ to enjoy these thrilling challenges; then you really need to think again. Read on for some adrenaline pack outdoor sporting activities and fun experiences that promise to make your vacation all the more exciting.
Whether it is about tandem hang-gliding in some of the most scenic parts of the planet or diving with a great white shark in the plunging depths of some of the mightiest oceans kissing the shores of Cape Town in South Africa -you are certainly spoiled for choice in the hands of those who plan out adventure tours for people like you. You may also like to savor the delightful taste of ayahuasca in Peru-a herbal concoction that has some side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, wild hallucinations, and a slowing down of the heart that brings you a step closer to death -and the, complete inner peace! Ask yourself….. Is it really worth it? You may be surprised to hear what your heart says. (image by Adventure at Altitude)
If that is not enough, think of climbing a live volcano. Well, there are a few locations around the world where you can go ahead and do the same, but none of the experiences are as worthwhile as those enjoyed in the Lake District of Chile. You can also book a ticket to Thailand and watch elephants play polo in a series of slow-paced steps. The act certainly leaves a lot etched in your memory and keeps bringing back sights of huge lumbering beasts going all out in highly competitive matches-truly amazing!
As incredible as it may sound at the very onset, you may think of dive to the central parts of the Earth-yes, there is actually a gap in our planet’s tectonic plates that provides you with a front-row seat to the core. Located in Iceland, this interesting spot is definitely worth dare. You love to go rafting in the dense forest kissed waters of the White Nile too. Try reaching the river’s source, which goes way back in Uganda and try your skills in the mountain waters that flow through some massive rapids (ala grade four and five), close proximity to Jinja. Walk around with lions in Zimbabwe at the venue of an interesting breeding program run by Antelope Park-you will love the sight of juvenile lions sunning themselves in the savannah or waiting to be clicked by your fancy point-and shoot camera. (image by matt.r)
The list of exciting activities in the world is indeed endless….. At the very least, try out a few!
Feature image Matt