Going on vacations doesn’t mean you have to spend your days lounging in the sun with a cool drink in hand, though that certainly appeals to some people. For fitness lovers and adventure seekers, vacation can mean engaging your bodies in exciting, rigorous activities away from home. Here are a few vacation options for you to consider.
Explore the Galapagos
These islands in Ecuador’s territory are perfect for those with an active lifestyle. Sure, the beaches are great for relaxing, but the beautiful landscape allows for scenic hikes and surfing expeditions. On the mainland, some of the best canopy walks, where the paths are suspended above the ground, can be found. This trip is also perfect for anyone interested in nature, especially native wildlife, with giant tortoises, marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, and more!
Drop Into Black Hole Drop in Belize
Nestled in the Maya Mountains, Black Hole Drop is a stunning cave that can only be reached by rappelling. After hiking up the foothills of the Maya Mountains, explorers will jump down 300 feet to reach the cave’s basin. While rappelling, the cave below appears dark and distance, but once you reach the bottom, you can appreciate a beautiful rainforest canopy before you depart.
Brave the Skeleton Coast of Namibia
With such a foreboding name, this location may not sound welcoming, but the sand dunes along this stretch of Namibia’s coastline are impossible to resist. Here, you can participate in unique activities like sand sledding and sand boarding. Nearby is Etosha National Park, where black rhinos and cheetahs can be found in the largest free-roaming population size in the world.
Climb Mt. Batur in Bali
For the truly adventures, what better way to spend a trip than scaling a volcano? Of course, Mount Batur is not active, but the thrill of climbing such an impressive landmass is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Guided tours are available, and some treks entail climbing the mountain before dawn to catch the sunrise from the summit.
Enjoy the Diamond Highlands of Brazil
Named for its region’s famous diamond mines, the Diamond Highlands (Chapada Diamantina) boasts stunning scenery and ample opportunities for physical activity. Hike up to the top of the tabletop Morro Pai Inácio or swim in the underground cavern pool in Poco Azul. This area also features a number of incredible waterfalls; because many of them flow over flat rocks, you can often slide down them!