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Top 5 adventurous places and trips on earth

Updated on December 14, 2015

Vacations are all about relaxation, but relaxation is not just sunbathing or enjoying a drink in a sandbar or partying all night. A vacation is your chance to explore the wonders of nature through kayaking, biking, hiking, skiing, surfing or any other sport that you fancy. It is an opportunity to challenge your limits, make new friends, learn new traditions and make memories to last for a life time. You come back home enriched, full of positive energy and enthusiasm to take up the challenges of life. Here are top five adventurous places to explore the natural wonders of the world.

Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

It is a hamlet in the Banff National Park, famous for its turquoise, glacier fed lake which is surrounded by high peaked mountains which are the adobe of the six glaciers. Visit the mountain from June to September to enjoy the brilliant turquoise color of the lake and a hike to the Lake Agnes tea house on a trail through the forest, passing the Mirror Lake and taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of the cascading waterfall of the Lake Agnes.

Grab some hot tea along with sandwiches, apple crumble, cookies and many more dishes at the tea house. Or enjoy a hike to Mt. Victoria along the mountains and glaciers, en route visit the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House to enjoy a wonderful tea or fresh lemonade along with scones and pie. Or paddle around the lake to explore its rocky backdrop. With the onset of winter, from December to May, the lake freezes and becomes a skiing resort.

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Moab, Utah

Moab is a mecca for mountain bikers. It is the red-rock city of the Colorado Plateau, in the western USA. Moab is one of the best places to experience the elemental beauty of earth. In the Arches National park you can see more than two thousand natural rock ridges, sculpted by wind, water and time for millions of years.

The Canyonlands National Park is the largest and the least developed national park, where you can explore the Anasazi ruins, rock arts, cliffs and spires. An airplane tour of one hour is the best way to enjoy the beauty of this raw backcountry. These parks have numerous biking trails.

The Monitor and Merrimack Trail is a 21.5 km loop for beginners to explore the delicate sandstone towers, whereas the White Rim Road runs for 160 km in the Canyonlands national park is a tough challenge for the hardcore bikers. As Moab is a desert area the temperature is mild and comfortable in spring and fall.

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Fayetteville, West Virginia

Fayetteville is the epicenter of adventure sports. This small town is located in the heart of New River Gorge, is popular among climber, hikers and paddlers. Catch the sun early in the morning by walking 2 miles from the parking lot to the Long point. It is the best moment with nature in the West Virginia. After the sunrise, grab your breakfast at the Cathedral Cafe of coffee and sweet potato pancakes.

Then you can plan a hike or ride a bike to refresh your childhood memories or try some adventure on the river. If you are here in the fall, then go for white river rafting on the rapids of Gauley river, a tributary of New River Gorge. There are professionals available at the Summersville Dam, who will guide you and take you down the river. For six weeks starting from September, the dam releases water, making the Upper Gauley into a churning mass of water.

There are 150 rapid in a stretch of 45 Km from Upper Gauley and Lower Gauley. These rapids range from medium to high on the difficulty scale. And finally, end the day with a dinner at Pies and Pints.

New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, WV

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman is the largest among the Cayman Islands situated in the British Caribbean territory. The endless spread of the white sand dotted with palm and pine trees is popular all year round as a destination for vacations and weddings. But, the island has a tranquil side, away from hustle and bustle of the tourists. It is one of the best place to experience an aquatic feast.

There are dozens of species of corals, neon pink, blue and yellow fishes, green turtles and stingrays. At Stingray City, a sandbar, you can swim along with stingrays. The spa services and massage services are available across the town to rejuvenate you. Anytime is best to visit these islands, as the island enjoys perpetual summers, though the coolest month is February and the wettest October with occasional storms from June to November.


Dive Sites at Grand Cayman Islands

Rain Forest, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one destination in Central America, where you can enjoy the jungles, waterfalls, lakes surfing and even deserted beaches. It is the eco- and adventure capital of the region and the best cloud forest reserve. It is home for the spider money, three-toed sloth, 694 types of birds, and many more plants and animals.

The best way to enjoy the rain forest is to walk on the treetops as 90% of the organisms live in the treetop canopy. The Sky walk is a two to four hours of walk on the six different suspension bridges at Monteverde, a small town in Putarenas and the boardwalk at the Cinco Ceibas, a mile long wooden boardwalk which offers an interesting perspective of the rainforest basin.

Most of the visitors prefer to visit the rainforests in the dry season, mid-December to April, but during the wet season, May to November, the prices are at their lowest, with a short pause of showers in June and July the forest bursts with green foliage.

Rain Forest, Costa Rica

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