It has always sent blood boiling with excitement for a wanderlust soul to explore virgin soil shrouded in wilderness and enigma and learn about a completely alien culture that is so different and exotic. When you are in a frantic quest for some high adventure leaving a lasting memory, here we go with some handpicked destinations that will promise hidden masterpieces of enchanting destinations which is a dream for any travel buff bent on challenging dares:
Much of the Canadian landscape remains unspoiled and without much of human habitation. The snow-capped mountains, pristine forest, a long and fascinating coastline and isolated islands make for a remarkable travel destination. The flora and fauna are celestially beautiful. How about stumbling upon a herd of wild bison or watching a grizzly bear on its hunting foray? If that is not enough for an adrenaline rush, try white water rafting in Canadian rapids and along Athabasca canyon.
- Choquequirao, Peru:
This is one of the most secluded Inca ruins vying for a bid to gain heights of tourist attraction. This once flourishing Inca civilization site has even left the traditional Machu Picchu far behind in the race of popularity. Around 70 % of the site is covered with dense forest hiding the ancient fragments of Inca civilization. It presents a treacherous piece of hiking and exploration leading you to this fabled land known for enormous deposits of gold and jewelry that had once lured the Spanish invaders.
This small country wedged between the mountains, ridges and dense forest is a gem of a tourist destination set for high adventure. Nepal is the base camp for scaling the world’s loftiest mountain peaks, Mt Everest being the most famous of all. A trek along lush foothills and a gentle uphill struggle till it becomes a monstrous effort as you climb higher up would be a lifetime achievement. Mt Annapurna is there to challenge your endurance if not Mt Everest. There are select mountaineering expedition packages like Lobuche east and Mera peak to give real thrills. This is truly nearer to the sky.
Mongolia brings forth a flashback of eternal steppes beaten by the hooves of galloping horses carrying Mongol marauders in quest for blood and plunder. Much of these romantic vibes could be traced back to the legendary Chenghiz Khan and his war exploits. The fascinating landscape, snow capped peaks, vast stretch of steppes with colonies of Yurts (mobile tents) pegged in and a crowd of friendly locals would offer you a unique experience.
Despite its small size Latvia has 350 miles stretch of coastline. Jurmala beach that opens into the Baltic Sea is highly popular. The verdant beauty of the Kemeri National Park is quite famous for ornithological exploration. There are swamps across which tranquil walkways are laid which meanders its way into timeless natural beauty. Riga, the capital city, which boasts of around 118 ancient structures, is also one of the oldest cultural seats in Europe.
The wild Carpathian mountains offers you opportunities for an adventurous hike. There is the deep forest infested with wildlife specially wolves and bears. River Danube snaking its way through deep gorges, marshy lands and lakes will leave you enchanted. The legendary Transylvania right brings back the spine-chilling and satanic tales of Count Dracula and his enigmatic castle.
The star attraction of Jordan is Petra, an ancient city carved out of a stone canyon and secluded in the southern Desert dating back to 6th century BC. Steep gorges and lowlands mostly made up of rugged desert terrain conjure up a dramatic spell for adventure seekers. Mujib, the lowest point on earth 400 meters below sea level is sure a place to visit.
This is within former Yugoslavia. There is ample scope for high adventure along a wonderful stretch of landscape that gradually changes character from being Alpine to Mediterranean touching Italy at one end and Croatia on the other. Hiking, cycling and water sports especially river rafting has its own skills and thrills in store for a traveler in quest for dare. Exploring 8000 incredible caves close to the city adds more excitement but hiring a guide is recommended to make you feel the subtle nuances that Slovenia has in offer for you.
Bulgaria is famous for skiing during winter and seaside laidback ambience during summer by the Black Sea. This mountainous country offers great hiking opportunities as well that lures the tourists from all corners of the world. Mt. Pirin beacons the hiking enthusiasts for a challenging adventure uphill. Bulgaria also organizes a 120 endurance bike race which throws a lot of boisterous stimulus.
- Czech Republic:
This country is famous for downhill and cross country skiing promising a high voltage excitement. There are nature reserves and wineries for you to explore nature and do some wine sampling at the same time. South Bohemia is famous for castles featuring splendid architecture. It is a UNESCO world heritage site as well.