Adventure Travel: Active Vacations for Active People

Written by EJ Ray

November 2, 2021
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Adventure travel lets you get out in nature and experience life in a new way. Here are tips to choose the best adventure travel experience.

To escape from busy cities—and spend an active vacation in a beautiful place—is what most travelers strive for today. Adventure travel is very popular in the world. It might include photo hunting for whales and penguins from a ship in Antarctica, battling the elements to climb Chomolungma (Everest), a jeep safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and racing on a Formula 1 track. So, the location does not matter, the main thing is carefully planning that adventure travel experience. Here are a few tips to help you decide the best adventure travel experience for you.

What is Adventure Travel?

Adventure travel is a journey into a natural environment. Usually, if you book an adventure tour, it includes your transportation. Adventure travel provides an escape from routine, a chance to meet new people, and a time to experience the unusual. Your journey is best when you plan because out in nature is no place for accidents and surprises. Adventure tours usually have a well-defined cognitive goal—to see, touch, feel, understand, fight the nature elements. By choosing such a tour, you are an active participant in the events. You learn to overcome obstacles and gain new experiences.

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Adventure travel offers a chance to experience many things, both internally and in your surroundings.

At the same time, an organized adventure tour protects you as much as possible from daily chores. This is the main difference between an adventure tour and wild tourism when you have to take care of everything yourself. When you book an adventure travel tour, your goal is to have fun and rest. You will not be burdened with heavy luggage, forced to pitch a tent, or look for a place for the night.

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During an adventure tour, the company provides you with the most comfortable conditions. A guide will always help you to deal with any issue and assist in problem-solving, be it choosing the right boots, finding kayaks for heavy people, or providing you with necessary medications. This allows you to enjoy the main components of your journey—exotic nature, active pastime, and an aesthetic or spiritual component.

Advantages of Adventure Tours

There are many advantages of booking adventure tours. Some include:

  • experiencing new things and new emotions
  • taking part in outdoor activities
  • getting physical exercise
  • having the opportunity to get away from everyday life
  • fighting phobias and feelings of insecurity
  • being able to make adjustments to the adventure scenario, depending on your wishes
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Adventure travel can be as little or as much as you want. Photo courtesy Adobe Stock

Sport or Active Pastime?

Adventure tourism is divided into two categories: sports and travel. There are about seventeen subtypes of adventure sports, including kayaking, parachuting, base jumping, and more. Nature in adventure sports is sometimes an obstacle to be overcome.

The world’s most popular adventure sport is water sports. This can include:

  • diving in Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Cuba, and Hawaii
  • surfing in the US (Florida and California) and Australia (Sydney);
  • rafting on the rivers of Canada and the USA

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Are You Ready for Adventure Travel?

Adventure travel is an expedition to unpopulated areas or areas with difficult natural and geographic conditions. For example, an expedition across the snowy valleys of Alaska on dog sleds or a tour to the hinterland of Nepal to explore spiritual practices.

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Adventure travel might include dog sledding, going on safari, or hiking mountains. Photo by kjekol

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Adventure tours include different types of active and extreme tourism, but they are usually accessible for the average tourist without special physical training (with the exception of things like mountain climbing or long-distance biking). So, if you are choosing a certain type of adventure travel, focus on the emotions you would like to get and listen to your inner voice. We hope these tips—along with more great articles on Wander about Adventure Travel—help you decide on the best experience for you.

Adventure Travel: Active Vacations for Active People

Written by EJ Ray

EJ Ray is a traveler at heart. It is part of her soul and she loves to share her travels through her words. She has traveled the world, seeking great food, wine, and experiences. EJ was born in the Eastern US but has lived across the country and in Europe and Mexico. She also took to the road for a while, exploring from her RV. EJ always seeks the next great sip, bite, and adventure.

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