5 Extreme Countries for the Adventurous Traveller

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adventurous travellerAdventure is one of the main reason people travel. Although everybody likes different kinds of adventure, people who have a yearning for adventure usually share a love for volunteering, thrill-seeking and exploring. Here are 5 countries recommended for the avid adventurer.

New Zealand

New Zealand offers a rich variety of geographical wonders. New Zealand established the first commercial bungy operation off the Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown and is now regarded as the home of bungy. New Zealand is home to the first zorbing site, established in Rotorua, and has many skydiving sites over the Fox Glacier, Queenstown and the Abel Tasman, considered to be some of the best in the world. In addition to this New Zealand offers many different water activities including, kayaking, speed boating, diving, wind-surfing and kite-surfing.

Norway

The landscape of Norway is shaped by its article climate and glacial activity. This glacial activity has created many fjords, which are narrow inlets bordered withsteep cliffs. The town of Voss, centred in the middle of Norway’s fjord landscape, is now the capital of one of the most adrenaline pumping sports in the world -wing suit base jumping. Alternatively you can enjoy the spectacular cliffs and fjords in other ways including river-boarding, rafting, kayaking or cliff-jumping.

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Vanuatu

Vanuatu is considered one of the best places for an exotic island adventure. Vanuatu offers countless deserted beaches, which are perfect for enjoying surfing or exploring in seclusion. For those that have a little more to spend, the Vanuatu is home to several active volcanoes that can be visited in tour groups. In addition to this,you can pay to stay for a few nights with an ancient local tribe in the jungle on surrounding remote islands.

Indonesia

For surfing enthusiasts, Indonesia offers a range of beautiful islands which offering coastlines with sun swept sandy beaches and wild surf. There are many boat tours available, which allow fellow surf fanatics to travel among the islands for a week, or two,with a chef to cook meals, and a guide to pinpoint the most impressive surf locations. This allows tour members to surf as well as giving them opportunities to explore the cultural history of each island.

South Africa

South Africa is home to the Kruger National Park,which is world renowned for having nearly 150 species of mammals. Here you can go on a variety of 24 different tours some walking and others driving. Here you can see Africa’s Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. In addition to the more popular game reserves and national parks, you can visit De Hoop Nature Reserve on the Western Cape, which is renowned for whale watching.

Whatever your adventure, it’s important to stay in touch with those back home. A great way to do this is by using a traveling SIM card, which is an international pre-paid roaming service that provides service to most countries around the world. For more information about how you can use a traveling SM on your next adventure holiday visit http://www.travelsim.net.au/.

Guest Post By Grace Patterson

Image CreditSnowdonia National Park Wales United Kingdom by  J P

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