Adrenalin is an addictive thing – and if you’re an adventure junkie, you know the feeling. Here are the most outrageous, insane and thrilling adventure experiences from around the world. The question is: Do you dare?
1. Sydney Bridge Climb, Australia
What if you could actually climb one of the most iconic features of Sydney’s skyline instead of just admiring it from a distance?! The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb lets you do exactly that—by giving you the opportunity to climb to the summit of the beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge. The highlight is the view of traffic on the bridge literally zooming by below your feet—and the Sydney harbor opening up all around.
2. The Everest Skydive, Nepal
If skydiving wasn’t heady enough already, the Everest skydive takes the experience to a dizzying high! Here’s the deal: Skydive from a helicopter at 29,500 feet with the imposing Mount Everest in the background. Experience a thrilling free-fall at speeds of up to 200km/hour straight into the heart of the Himalayas—followed by a calm canopy flight ride as you descend over the hills into the landing area. And yes, the Everest Skydive is the highest skydiving experience in the world!
3. Macau Tower Bungee Jump, Macau
At 233 metres, The AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungee Jump is the highest in the world. If you are up for this extreme adventure, you will have a thrilling free-fall before slowing down 30 metres from the ground and rebounding back up.
4. Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
If you’ve always wanted a fantastic scuba diving experience, head to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 2300kms long, diving at the world’s largest coral reef system is truly an experience of a lifetime. Step into a magical world below the sea, as time seems to stand still and the colours of the marine ecosphere come alive! You can explore Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast – or any of the other 200 shipwrecks along the South Australian coast.
5. Volcano surfing in Nicaragua
Picture this: You hike up volcano—all the way to the top—before settling down on a flimsy little piece of plank wood. You then whiz 1600 feet down the volcano at neck-breaking speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!
Cerro Negro, the largest active volcano in Central America, has become a favoured destination for adrenalin junkies. Who can deny that’s there’s something very thrilling about recklessly speeding down the side of a volcano! A radar gun will even measure your top speed, to give you something to boast about.
A fun fact — Cerra Negro has erupted over 20 times since 1850.
6. The Death Road, Bolivia
How about a ride down the world’s most dangerous highway? Bolivia’s Yungas Road, also ominously known as The Death Road, is sure to give you the thrill of a lifetime! The highway, which connects La Paz to Yugas, the Amazon rainforest region of Northern Bolivia, is just as wide as a single vehicle. There are no guardrails, deep, plunging cliffs and almost zero visibility—earning the highway its deadly moniker.
7. The Running of the Bulls, Spain
Imagine 15 massive bulls charging towards you—as you run for your dear life! The Running of the Bulls, is an annual tradition in the quaint Spanish town of Pamplona—occurring as part of the Festival of Sanfermines in honour of St. Fermin. Hundreds of daredevils take to the streets as part of the run, dressed in traditional all whites with a red scarf tucked around their necks. They scurry down Pamplona’s cobbled streets as the bulls rage by, risking injury for the thrill of the experience.
8. Fly a fighter jet (yes, really!)
Yes, you heard that right. Even with no military background or flying experience, you can have the unique opportunity to co-pilot a fighter jet flight! MiGFlug, an appointed intermediary between the public and operators of fighter jets (such as defense departments) arranges twin-seater flying experiences!
Prepare to be amazed by the sheer power of the fighter jet, the heady experience of flying alongside a trained war pilot, and the thrilling views from the plane. Locations of flight include New York, California, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Germany and Czech Republic.
8. Shark cage diving, South Africa
Get ready for a diving experience you will never forget! Shark Cage Diving off the coast of Capetown allows you to be inches away from majestic but deadly Great White Shark, the most feared predator of the seas. Divers are placed in a cage affixed to a boat as the sharks roam around menacingly.
9. Drive a F1 race car, France
If you are a racing fan, you will be delighted to know that you can some serious rubber! At the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, you could experience the power, performance and sheer trill of driving an actual F1 car (courtesy the Lotus F1 Team). Discover what it’s like to be a Grand Prix driver for a day, coached by F1 team!
Alternately, buckle up in a NASCAR race car through the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Drive at speeds of up to 165 miles/hour along some of the most iconic racetracks across USA—including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Daytona International Speedway.
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