Top 10 ways to get adventurous around the world
Kick start your career break with some adventure. If you like variety then check out our top picks to get your adrenaline flowing and your mind ready for some serious fun on your career break travels.
1. Skiing or Snowboarding in Canada
Take to the slopes and experience the exhilaration of skiing or snowboarding in one of the world’s top destinations! With three world-class ski hills and 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain, deep powder and one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Banff is the place to be if you’re looking for an action packed ski and snowboard experience! Take part in a ski or snowboard instructor course and become a fully qualified teacher in no time.
2. Caving in Indonesia
Head deep underground to one of the largest caving complex’s in the world in Indonesia. Jomblang cave is one of the most popular to explore and boasts some pretty impressive sights, including dense natural forest at the bottom, stalagmites and stalactites and spectacular light pillars from the sun!
3. Trekking Machu Picchu
Discover ancient cities and breath-taking views on the Inca Trail at Machu Picchu in Peru. This challenging 4 day trek winds through historic sites and takes you up through the clouds until you reach the spectacular sun gates at Machu Picchu and soak up the view as the sun rises over the ancient city!
4. Explore the Galapagos Islands
Adventure doesn’t always have to be about high adrenaline and death defying activities. Follow in Darwin’s footsteps and become a modern day explorer as you discover rare fauna and flora on the spectacular Galapagos islands in Ecuador. Do your bit to help protect the vulnerable wildlife on the islands and take part in a volunteer conservation project such as helping out at a tortoise breeding centre!
5. Scuba Diving in Australia
There’s no better place to explore the fascinating world under the sea than at the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia. The world’s largest and healthiest coral reef system, the Great Barrier reef is the only living structure that can be seen from space and certainly lives up to all the hype! Gain a PADI qualification and you could even become a qualified diver here!
6. Bungee Jump in New Zealand
New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the adventure capitals of the world and thrill seekers adrenaline junkies alike travel from far and wide to hurl themselves off bridges, jump from planes and generally climb anything in sight! The ultimate bungee jumping challenge is the Nevis Highwire bungee jump in Queenstown, where you will fall 440 feet towards the river below.. not for the faint hearted!
7. Live with Elephants in Thailand
Live in the heart of an Elephant sanctuary in the Thai jungle and support the local mahouts as you clean, feed and care for these amazing creatures! Head out on daily treks with these amazing animals and experience Thailand’s lush rural countryside on the back of an elephant!
8. Safari in South Africa
If it’s wildlife you’re after, then it doesn’t get much better than safari in Africa! Live and volunteer on a game reserve in South Africa and get up close to some of the worlds most spectacular wildlife!
9. Trek the Amazon Jungle
Get to the heart of the most bio-diverse region on Earth as you trek through the Amazon rainforest, discovering exotic animals and plants up close and visiting communities that have learnt to survive off the jungle.
10. White water rafting in Zimbabwe
If you love water sports and are partial to an exhilarating adventure then the Zambezi river just off the mighty Victoria falls might just be the destination for you! Quite often referred to as the best days white water rafting out there daredevils can battle with rapids named anything from ‘The Devils Toilet Bowl’ to ‘Oblivion’!