The Ultimate Bucket List for Adrenaline Junkies
If admiring the scenery from a distance just isn’t your type of travel, we’ve got a few destinations for you to add to your bucket list. These unique locations offer way more than your typical tourist activities—they’re exciting, bold and sure to get your adrenaline pumping. From climbing frozen waterfalls to swimming with dangerous species, these adventures are unbelievable opportunities.
Skydiving in Nepal
If hiking Mount Everest is just too mainstream, try skydiving past its peak instead. At Everest Skydive, you can jump from a height of 29,500 feet and soar past the highest mountain on earth. Not only is it an incredible experience, but you’ll also get mega bragging rights among even your most adventurous friends.
Running of the Bulls
Take part in a cultural tradition while getting your adrenaline kick. The San Fermin Festival in Spain takes place every July, and part of the celebration is the iconic Running of the Bulls. The festival derives from the historic need to transport bulls from rural fields to the bullring in the city. When this happened, young boys would often run among the bulls to show their courage. Today, you can still watch the bulls run through the streets, or if you’re especially brave, jump in and run with the herd.
White Water Rafting in Zambia
The Zambezi River, which marks the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, consistently draws in thrill-seekers from around the world. Paddle your way through 23 different rapids with names like Stairway to Heaven, the Terminator and Judgment Day, and get a close-up view of Victoria Falls—one of the largest waterfalls on the continent.
Ice Climbing in Colorado, U.S.
Take advantage of the colder weather by visiting Ouray, Colorado, the state’s ice climbing capital. Ouray boasts the world’s first official ice park, where a number of frozen waterfalls offer a unique, thrilling experience for rock climbers or adventurers looking to try something new.
Swimming with Sharks in South Africa
Get up close and personal with the terrifying Great White Shark. Considered one of the best places to see this incredible species, Cape Town offers a number of tour options for cage diving in the most concentrated areas of shark spottings. For wildlife lovers and thrill-seekers alike, this is an experience you’ll never forget.
Credit: Photo by Morgan Sherwood, Bernard DUPONT, Daryl Fritz on Flickr & San Fermin Pamplona - Navarra, Greg Rakozy, Filipe Dos Santos Mendes on Unsplash