Adventure Vacation Ideas

Adventure Vacation Ideas #1: Ziplining is a popular and exciting vacation experience. About two hour drive from Durango, Colorado is Soaring Tree Top Adventures.

Set in the Durango Colorado Mountains you can experience the thrills of ziplining over alpine forest, mountain and rivers. This is fun that the whole family can enjoy. Their canopy eco-tour has 22 of the largest, highest and safest zip lines anywhere.

The Tree Top soaring site is located in a very remote spot in the mountains. You have to take the steam powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train to get there; or if you prefer, by helicopter.

One of their a zip line courses is over a mile long, the longest in the world. Soaring Tree Top Adventures has been rated a top attraction in the United States and in Colorado.


#2: Zambezi River Expedition - One of the most exciting trips anywhere is a Zambezi River Expedition in Zambezi, Africa. This is the location of the world famous Victoria Falls and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

Zambezi is a top destination for outgoing travelers. The Victoria Falls area and the the Zambezi River provide stunning scenery, a wonderful array of wildlife and many great outdoor activities.

Elephants, hippos, crocodiles and other wild animals inhabit the Mosi-Oa-Tunya area and you can get a good look at them. Global Descents can arrange it all for you. They have experienced guides for a safe and exciting river rafting trip. The river also has calmer sections that are perfect for enjoying a sunset safari canoe trip. Or you can try bungee jumping over the Zambezi River.


Adventure Vacation Ideas #3: The Gunnison River in Gunnison Gorge, Colorado is a great place for a fly fishing and river rafting vacation. The river is narrow which produces lots of exciting whitewater as it cascades down through the 2800 foot deep canyon.

The Gunnison River is one of the most productive trout fishing areas anywhere. This is an award winning "Gold Medal" river based on its excellent trout fishing which includes rainbow, brown, cutthroat and cuttbow trout. This is a remote area that requires a hike to get to it.

You can arrange a guided fly fishing and river rafting trip with Dvorak's Kayak & Rafting Expeditions. They have been outdoor vacation outfitters since 1969 and offer a variety of fishing, kayaking and river rafting trips.


#4: Galapagos Islands Take a 7 day cruise in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, South America. Bio Bio Expeditions can arrange your trip on a 16 passenger private luxury yacht leaving out of Quito Ecuador.

You will visit many of the islands here and get a chance to hike the tropical rainforests and get close-up views of a wide variety of wildlife like iguana and blue footed boobies. There are more bird species here than anywhere in the world.

See the tortoise "Lonesome George" at the Charles Darwin Research Institute. This is a unique photo opportunity.

Scuba dive or snorkel among the tropical fish, sea-lions, penguins and sea turtles. Bio Bio Expeditions is an experienced adventure travel company that strives to make your trip a life changing experience.


Adventure Vacation Ideas #5: The Colorado River and Eagle River in central Colorado are excellent spots for high adrenaline white water rafting trips. Get yourself setup with a guide and take on the high country snow melt as it rushes down to create the perfect extreme river rafting experience.

Lakota Guides is one of the many companies that can provide you with experienced guides and set you up for that adventurous vacation trip you've been planning. They have multi-day raft trips that include overnight tent camping with steak and wine dinners.

Lakota Guides can also take you up into the Colorado Rocky Mountains for some wild off road fun. Take your choice, Hummer or Jeep, and hit the rugged high country for some stunning mountain scenery and back road fun.


#6: Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - A great wilderness getaway spot is the million acres Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. There are no roads here but there are 1,200 miles of mapped canoe routes that give you access to this beautiful landscape through the rivers and streams.

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The area is vast and isolated so you can explore nature in a very private and intimate way. Canoeing and camping are the way to really enjoy the wilderness. The town of Ely is the place to go to rent all the stuff you need for your wilderness outdoor experience. You can really get deep into the back country by using the services of an outfitter that knows the area.

Williams and Hall Outfitters know the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and can arrange for canoeing, camping and fishing trips that are designed for the whole family.

And you don't have to camp to enjoy the wilderness area. The Ely area has lodges like the Burntside Lodge located along the shore of Burntside Lake. They have been serving guests to the Wilderness Area since 1913.


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Adventure Vacation Ideas #7: Experience the excitement and beauty of the remote Alaskan wilderness with a vacation stay at Orca Island Cabins.

Here you can stay in a cabin/yurt on a scenic private island situated in Humpy Cove, Resurrection Bay nine miles southeast of Seward, Alaska. You get there by taking a water taxi from Seward. Kenai Fjords National Park is nearby and this is the perfect place to get away from a busy world and enjoy nature. Humpback whales have been known to come within a stone's throw of the island. Black bears, bald eagles and other wildlife make their home here. You can view wildlife while exploring in a kayak or take a local wildlife tour.

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