Adventure holidays are all the rage in 2019. Whilst some holidaymakers prefer to laze on the beach or around the hotel pool, there are others that thrive on exploration, active adventure and a voyage of discovery.
If you’re among the latter group, you may be contemplating where your next adventure should take place. Well, we can help you with that. The destinations below are touted to be must-see places for 2019 – and there are plenty of active tours to keep you entertained, enthralled and educated.
When it comes to the ultimate adventure holiday in the USA, Alaska sets a high bar. The only true way to experience Alaska is to connect with nature, and the northernmost part of the USA has plenty of outdoor opportunities to engage with.
The majestic Alaskan scenery is outstanding, although the terrain, wildlife and unpredictable climate can pose problems for the uninitiated. Visitors to Alaska are recommended to go with an experienced active tour guide.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a biodiversity hotspot and a week in the wilderness will give you time to realise the importance of city life – and the need to escape it every now and again.
For holiday seekers that want a real adventure, a tour through the surrounding areas of Colombo offers incredible opportunities to explore, forests, national parks, game drives and white-water rafting. This is a destination that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
The Azores, Portugal
The Azores archipelago off the coast of Portugal is among the most scenic and exciting holiday destinations in Europe. Immersed in dense green forests, volcanic peaks and a vast lagoon, you could be forgiven for thinking you are Tarzan.
You may not be able to swing from tree to tree on vines, but there is no shortage of action-packed adventures to enjoy including canyoning, rock climbing, cliff-diving and swimming with dolphins.
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Located on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is where the beach merges with the jungle. Surrounded by volcanoes, 400 miles of white sands and impressive waterfalls peering through jungle clearings, the idyllic scenery is what dreams of paradise are made of.
To say Guanacaste is a destination for adventurers is an understatement. If you don’t take the time to explore the surroundings, you are missing out on the marvels of nature. In addition, sailing, quad biking, horseback riding, zip lining and river tubing are among the many adventure activities you can enjoy here.
Ningaloo Reef, Australia
For a truly unique experience, the World Heritage site of Ningaloo Reef on the west coast of Australia is home to over 500 species of tropical fish and aquatic life including endangered species such as the hawksbill and loggerhead turtles.
The plankton-rich waters also attract gentle-giant whale sharks, stingrays and humpback whales. Needless to say, snorkeling opportunities are at a premium, and you can also mingle with local wildlife at the emu park.
If you’re the type of person that likes to stay active and explore the destinations you visit, a guided adventure tour will guarantee that you don’t miss out on the best experiences.