Adventure Holidays – A New Challenge


What does the word “holiday’ mean to you? Do you like to visit friends or family in other places around Europe? Perhaps, you tend to stay at home and get caught up on all the projects you’ve been meaning to get to. You feel as if the sun and sand of the Mediterranean are calling your name. But have you ever considered an adventure holiday?


Adventure holidays focus on bringing us to new environments and activities that engage both body and mind. For many people this is just as relaxing and enjoyable as a few weeks in a popular resort. But instead of pools and night clubs being the source of entertainment, mountains, beaches, forests, and deserts all provide the natural playground for adventure holidays. If you think adventure might be for you consider a trip to Costa Rica, Namibia, or Mount Kilimanjaro.


Right in the heart of Central America lays the modest nation of Costa Rica. The country relies heavily on the tourist trade for its economy and it shows. They add quality service and accommodations to the natural beauty and weather for a winning combination of tropical paradise and tourist-friendly amenities.


If you prefer the water, adventure is waiting in white water rafting, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and surfing. The sky opens her arms for ballooning, para-sailing, and the most breathtaking canopy tours of the Costa Rican rain forests. Heading to the mountains reveals a thriving eco tourism business complete with native wildlife and hiking. And for the thrill of a lifetime, hikers can make their way to the top of Cerro San Miguel where the famous Cross of Alajuelita is located.


More than 7,000 mile to the south east sits the African nation of Namibia. Her main adventure attraction is one of the world’s best safari experiences at Etosha National Park. At roughly the size of Wales, this park features a wide variety of desert terrains teeming with natural and unique wildlife. Walking tours, motorized tours, and night viewings are all part of the Safari adventure of a lifetime.


Once your safari is complete, make sure to schedule a few extra days to tour the natural wonder of Namibia’s Naukluft Mountains, the famed Skeleton Coast and her thick sea fogs, and the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei that routinely leave tourists in awe.


On the other side of the continent is Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. This impressive natural wonder draws adventurers from all over the world wanting to reach her summit. An adventure holiday to Kilimanjaro will certainly be a test of your climbing ability and endurance, but for experienced climbers its the only way to spend the holiday. Day hikes and wildlife tours abound for those who aren’t looking to scale the mountain.


Adventure holidays are changing the way people look at tourism. Perhaps you’re looking for a change of pace or a new challenge. If so, call your travel against and ask about what adventures might be suitable to your tastes. Then get out there and experience all that the natural world has to offer.