Weather you prefer to “trot” around the globe, fly, sail, drive, train, bike or bus- there is much to see. The awe invoking beauty and wonder of different cultures and sites extends into the far corners of our world- so why not travel there? Keep reading for a list of unique and exciting destinations.
Adventure travel can take many forms and has quickly evolved, from expedition style to quiet wellness resorts, it’s important to know what’s out there:
Soar like a bird. Remote Lands custom Nepal trips can bring a quiet peace to adventure seekers yet also include heart-pounding activities such as paragliding, zip-lining (on the world’s highest course), trekking, and helicoptering to Mount Everest’s base camp.
Paddle a pristine lake. Kayak across crystal-clear Lake Hovsgol – Mongolia’s largest – on a 13-day Nomadic Expeditions voyage.
Sleep on a mythical island. Perched on a tranquil hilltop, Easter Island’s 30-room explora Rapa Nui – Posada de Mike Rapu is built almost entirely from local wood and volcanic rock. Chill out in Antarctica. Kayaking, stargazing, and hiking the continent’s icy shores are all part of Silversea Expeditions’ all-inclusive Antarctic cruises where luxury meets adventure.
See otherworldly icebergs. In Chilean Patagonia, stay at the 49-room explora Patagonia – Hotel Salto Chico and hike to Grey Lake for views of a ghostly blue glacier and icebergs – or head north to the 50-room explora Atacama’s Andean landscape of volcanos and deserts. Decipher ancient cultural artifacts. Explore religious architecture, giant moai sculptures, petroglyphs, and more while visiting Easter Island on Ladatco Tours’ 13-day journey through Peru and Chile. Cozy up in an African treehouse. At the 21-room One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda, travelers can sip a cocktail at Nest Bar, explore Volcanoes National Park, and – most importantly – embark on day trips for gorilla encounters. Play polar explorer. On Abercrombie & Kent’s 24-day expedition cruise through the little-trafficked Northwest Passage, sail from western Greenland to the Canadian Arctic, the Bering Sea, and, finally, Alaska.
Go glacier trekking. From Alaska’s six-room Winterlake Lodge, take a short helicopter ride to the Trimble and Hayes glaciers, where an alien landscape of crevasses, icefalls, and snowfields awaits. Sail to the edge of the earth. Discover some of the planet’s most remote landscapes on Australis’ four-night sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Punta Arenas, Chile. Go on an Arctic safari. On a ten-day journey with Natural Habitat Adventures, explore Greenland’s isolated east coast, complete with glacier walks, sea kayaking, and zipping around icebergs in a Zodiac. Feel at home in the Himalayas. Starting in the capital of Thimpu, a ten-day tour with andBeyond Bhutan takes travelers on a journey of Buddhist monuments, magnificent scenery, and a hike up to the legendary Tiger’s Nest monastery.