Adventurists love to travel, usually not to sightsee, but to get up to as many exciting activities as possible. If you’re one of these people who like to live life on the edge, then these are some destinations and activities that may interest you.
1. Pamplona, Spain: Running with the Bulls
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This crazy event has been popular since the days of Ernest Hemingway. Over the years, the narrow streets of the town have seen hundreds of young men try to prove how macho they are by trying tooutrun the angry bulls. The bull running takes place in the second week of July with the bulls being let loose at 8 am.
2. Dyer Islands, South Africa: Swimming with Sharks
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If you’d rather swim with something a little more dangerous than dolphins, then this could be the answer. Just off South Africa’s Dyer Island you can swim with great white sharks. You’ll be protected by a cage and lowered into shark-infested waters. The smaller sharks could be the scariest as they have been known to squeeze their way through the cages.
3. Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa: White Water Rafting
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These rapids in Africa are classified as Grade five, which means they’re pretty violent with massive drops and steep gradients. The rapids known as Oblivion are known to flip canoes on a regular basis.The best time of the year to try it out is between July and January.
4. Acapulco, Mexico: Parasailing
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The roots of parasailing can be traced back to Acapulco, and it’s an ideal spot for trying the sport out and floating in the air. You’ll also get a terrific panoramic view of Acapulco and along with the bay and islands. One of the best locations to head to is Contesa Beach.
5. New Zealand: Swimming with Dolphins
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Dolphins are among the most amazing creatures on the planet and it’s easy to see why so many people love to swim with them. They’re playful, graceful, intelligent and quite exuberant. However, you may need to sing to them to put them in a playful mood. One of the best locations for this type of adventure is Kaikoura.
6. Russia: The Edge of Space Flights
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You can really get your adrenalin flowing here by getting into the seat of a MiG-29 fighter jet. You’ll then reach some amazing speeds and heights in a real Russian fighter plane, all the way to the edge of space.
7. Sydney Australia: Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge
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This is the largest steel-arch bridge in the world and is about 400 feet above sea level. It takes more than three hours to climb the bridge, but once you reach the top you’ll get a fantastic view of Sydney Harbour.
8. Yosemite Valley, USA: Rock Climbing
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Yosemite Valley is one of the world’s most popular climbing destinations. The most popular climb of them all is generally considered to be El Capitan, which is about 3,000 feet in height.
9. Thailand, Tuk Tuk Ride
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Tuk Tuks are small motorcycle taxis that are popular in Thailand. The drivers dart in and out of traffic and often end up on the sidewalk when taking shortcuts. Make sure you wear the spare helmet that the driver is legally enforced to supply you with.
10. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Big Shot Ride
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This exciting ride is located on top of Las Vegas’ Stratosphere observation tower, which is 110 storeys high and offers some breathtaking scenery. The Big Shot Ride operates with compressed air and can take you to the peak of the ride’s 160-foot tower in a little more than two seconds.