Destinations for Adventure Travel for Everyone (even families!)
Updated: Mar 18
Adventure travel destinations aren't for thrill-seekers alone. They're an excellent opportunity for exploration, embracing the outdoors, seeing wildlife, and more. Nothing could be better than having these experiences as a family! YAY! Check out this top 10 list of destinations for travel adventure!
Beyond that of navigating a different culture, the country gives adventure travellers many opportunities to go on wildlife safaris in the heart of India's tiger country to trekking the Himalayan foothills. You'll find snow-capped peaks, lush tropical jungles, and gorgeous beaches where there's an adventure at every turn.
After arriving in Kyrgyzstan's busy capital of Bishkek, your next stop should be Karakol. There you'll have direct access to the glorious Tian Shan Mountains, where you'll find the country's best hiking. You can also check out Jyrglan, where hiking and horseback treks are available.
If you want to mix adventure with nature, Madagascar is an excellent destination. Consider starting at the island's Ranomafana and Andasibe Mantadia National Parks. You'll find hikes ranging from 45 minutes to all day, where you can see the country's wildlife. You can also check out Tsingy, which is a razor-sharp limestone formation you'll never forget.
Because Morocco has many options for adventure, many are flocking to this destination. Here, you'll find scuba diving opportunities in the Mediterranean or chances to hike through the Middle Atlas and Rif Mountains.
Namibia's stunning desert landscapes give way to numerous adventures. For example, you can photograph, track, and view the world's largest free-roaming population of black Rhinos along Damaraland's Skeleton Coast as guests of the Desert Rhino Safari Camp.
6: New Zealand
There's no lack of ways of getting your adrenaline pumping when exploring the corners of New Zealand. From its beaches and old-grown forests to its mountain peaks and glaciers, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
The country's caves, coastlines, mountains, and rolling hills make it an adventure traveller's hot spot. There are countless waterfalls and an endless selection of biking routes, hiking trails, and mountain climbing. Don't forget to check out canyoning, which involves cliff-jumping, rappelling, and sliding into deep canyons!
8: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's ancient cities, cultural attractions, and rich ecology make it a must-see for seasoned adventure travellers. You'll find exotic wildlife, lush jungles, scenic mountain ranges, and pristine national parks throughout the country. Not only are these areas excellent for hiking, but there's no shortage of wildlife to view.
This country is a hot spot for adventure travellers who love bush walks, hiking trails, and dramatic coastal cliffs. From white water rafting to discovering underground caves, Tasmania can keep adventure travellers busy for weeks.
Travelling to Uzbekistan allows you to trek along the same path as Arabes, Mongols, and Persians along the historic Silk Road. Many of the Silk Road's iconic cities lie within the country's borders, including Samarkand and Bukhara. There, you'll find mosaic madrassas and turquoise minarets, both familiar landmarks for caravans passing.
As you can see, there are unlimited ways to plan for adventure when visiting these countries.
Looking for more adventures for your family? Read Top 10 Adventure Travel Destinations for Families.
Check out my other articles: Top 7 Reasons Why You're Not Wasting Travel on Young Kids
and Top Travel Tips for Fun and Low-Stress Travel With Children.