That last outing on the river will stick in our minds for a very long time, white water rafting. We’ve seldom had white water rafting that good. Not that we’re into the really death-defying stuff; no huge waterfalls and deep whirlpools for us thanks; definitely nothing swimming in the water that’s bigger than us. Nevertheless, what we love about white water rafting is the adrenaline rush, living on the edge, hanging on, trying to work together as a team to keep that craft pointed where it should be pointed.

Starting out from the shallows, calm as can be, we pushed our way into the current and paddled quietly towards the first bend. Half of the fun about white water rafting is the great unknown – unless you’ve been on the stretch of water before you don’t know what to expect. Even if it is your second or third time, whether the water level is higher or lower can make such a difference – rough and rocky on one occasion, truly white-water rafting, then smooth and placid the next. And just when you think it’s going to be an easy ride, you discover that it works both ways, what was once calm and gentle can turn into something roaring in a matter of days, let alone from one month to the next.

One of the most exciting experiences associated with white water rafting is to be rounding a bend and to be greeted by a loud, incredibly distinctive noise. One minute the water is gurgling at most and you can hear the bird and insect life. The next the water is churning, rolling over stones and bubbling as if on the boil. It’s a sound that warns you that your chill time is over, that you’d better pull your weight and …

Book Adventure Travel – According to the U.S. based Adventure Travel Trade Association, adventure travel may be any tourist activity, including two of the following three components:

1. Physical activity

2. Cultural exchange or interaction

3. Engagement with nature.

The marvelous India has the snow crowned mountain, Crystal Looks Glaciers, enchanting waterfalls and roaring rivers with mysterious jungles provide scopes of every kinds of adventures in the India for every adventure lover tourists. There are adventures for everybody for every age.

Starting from Mountaineering in The Himalayas, the highest mountain in world, complemented by trekking and rock climbing, paragliding, river rafting, there are several scopes of adventure tourism in India. The adventure sports like mountain biking, mountain rally, skiing is being popular day by day in India among all ages of travelers around the world and especially among the young. Tourists who love different kinds of adventures can experience Camel Safaris, Jeep Safaris, Elephant Safaris and Horse Safaris.

Traveler looking for thrilling adventure sports will love India. Fishing, white water rafting, paragliding, skiing, mountaineering, and hiking are all on offer in or around North India Himalayan Range. You’ll find many companies that organize and run adventure tours in almost all the tourist places in India. Some reputable ones with high safety standards are Himalayan Journeys, North Face Adventure Tours, and the government operated Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports. Many people head off on a road trip to Leh from Manali which is a lifetime journey in the lap of The Himalaya. For something different, Trans Himalayan Adventures organize tailored healing holidays (including Yoga, Ayurveda, and Reiki) and monastery tours are also great memorizing events.…

Are you considering going on adventure travel? In this short article, you will soon discover some great places, where you can go on adventure travel, and have an amazing time!

The first thing to remember, is that there are many great places that you can visit in the world, and if you love an adventure, then you can be sure to find something amazing, that can make all the difference.

I have looked around the world, and found some great places, that you simply must visit in a lifetime, especially if you love adventures.

Adventure travel through places such as Africa and South America are great.

Going to Africa for example, you can find some amazing places to go on vacation and have a great time with Safari’s and seeing wildlife, as well as snorkling, kayaking, etc.

South America has some great wildlife, and with the Amazon, you can be sure to have a great adventure, whether it is just you or a group.

Another place to consider, especially if you love spirituality, is to go through Tibet.

In Tibet, you can be sure to find an amazing place to have an adventure, as well as have some spiritual time.

Before closing this article, there is another place to consider and that is the Australian outback.

This is a place that can be amazing, and result in seeing some amazing things, as well as finding a great adventure, whether it is just you or a group.

To go on an adventure, look for dedicated travel adventure companies. You can be sure to find something amazing. So, invest the time, and you can find something amazing.…

Gap Adventures – Everybody loves going on vacation. There isn’t a single individual on earth that would consciously say no to a vacation simply for the sake of work. Most average adults work for around forty hours in a week, only resting for about a quarter of the time that they’re working. This is no different for students looking to fill a year with incredible adventure travel. There isn’t any need to convince anyone of the pleasure, relaxation and excitement that comes from visiting an exotic location or pursuing your favourite activities. Gap adventures allow you to do this and more – escape the routine and explore the world before resuming your studies.

Often people will seek out exotic places to enjoy their holidays that are far from cities, schools and offices. People seeking adventure might be drawn to places with a kind of mystic appeal, such as Africa, Italy or even South America. Exploring the myths and truths of a strange and beautiful country can be mesmerizing. This is one huge reason why places like the Australian outback, African bush, the Savannah or even Alaska are so in demand as they literally scream adventure! But what exactly makes a holiday into an adventure holiday? What about finances? Should we spend more cash in order to enjoy ourselves more?

Although travelling on a strict budget isn’t always ideal, the idea of requiring a lot of cash to enjoy your gap year travel isn’t always accurate. Adventure comes in many different sizes and shapes and there isn’t any reason that it needs to have the budget of a Lara Croft movie in order to be a thrill. Utilising the services of tour companies that are specifically geared toward providing gap adventure packages is a great way to keep your costs under …

Best Watch For Adventure Travel – Travelling is really a wonderful experience, it helps us relieve from stress and allows us to relax and enjoy ourselves away from our work. But don’t get too excited, before you can actually go on vacation, it needs thorough planning before you can actually enjoy.

Do you know why planning is a very important thing if you want to go on adventure travel? Carefully read through this paragraph to know why. First of all, if you plan to go on hiking to an unknown area, you should see to it that all of your paraphernalia are complete and intact including boots and other safety materials. And before setting of to unknown remote areas make sure to contact at least one tour guide that knows very well the local language so that you and your team won’t have any problems communicating with the locals, in case they don’t know how to speak English.

Are you aware that an adventure travel is more expensive as compared to an ordinary vacation? Yes of course, here are the reasons why is this so. First of all, there are few only a little number of people these days who are expert in the field of adventure travel thus they can demand the price they want to guide you to your adventure travel, but they will do all the planning, and guide you through correct and safe route and book you a safe and comfy place to stay during your whole travel adventure. And these people are really in high demand nowadays so this is the reason for the high prices. And we all know that in remote areas transportation is really difficult to find. Hence, you need to plan each and every single detail ahead of time. And you …

Eco Travel or Ecotourism in South America and around the world has become an important part of the tourism industry. Some people choose to take part in eco tours due to their environmental consciousness and love of nature and / or to be immersed in another countries culture. South America is home to 12 independent countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

There are countless ‘must see’ adventures and activities to experience and enjoy, we have endeavoured to list a mere few of these ‘must see’ places and highly recommend you purchase a travel guide book or spend time reading travel reviews online and talking to people who have been to South America, to help give you a general guide of where to go and what to do. Alternatively, you may be booking through a travel company who offer specialist eco tours and have a set itinerary of popular tourist ‘must see’ places.

The Amazon Rainforest

The world’s biggest rainforest known as the Amazon Rainforest or Amazonia resides in South America with the majority of the forest contained within Brazil. This amazing region includes territory belonging to nine nations and represents over half of our planets remaining rainforests. The Amazon is the most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world, a feature truly appreciated by nature enthusiasts. There are numerous tour and expedition operators’ available offering adventure travelers unique experiences that take them deep into the Amazon jungle, far from civilization. Cruise the Amazon River, take part in piranha fishing and bird watching, go on unforgettable jungle treks and explore flooded jungle.

The Andes Mountain Ranges

Situated along the west coast of the continent, these outstanding ranges stretch 4,500 miles from north to south, making them the longest and one of the …

Unlikely Places for Vacations – The Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the European countries – these are a few of the most popular areas on Earth where vacationers congregate like ants on sugar.  As a result, many travelers are missing out on the equally, if not more, stunning places in other parts of the globe.  Admittedly, security concerns, accommodation issues and transportation problems make these places less popular as tourist spots.

But if you want to have a unique, memorable and adventurous vacation, you can go off the beaten track and visit these unlikely places for travel and leisure.  Naturally, we must caution against going to these countries without ample information on what to do, where to go and how to ask for help.  Your travel agent and embassy will be of considerable assistance in this matter.

Afghanistan

Yes, you read that right – Afghanistan.  We recommend the Band-e-Amir National Park, the country’s first ever.  Your efforts in getting there will be rewarded with views of five ultra-beautiful lakes, which is a study in peace, solitude and grandeur – a far cry from the conventional images of the country. As many foreign tourists are becoming aware of its natural beauty, the area is expected to become safer with the local government taking the necessary measure for relative peace and security.

Georgia

We are, of course, talking about the sovereign Eurasian state formerly part of the Soviet Union.  Despite the wars that have been wages in the country, it is a beautiful nation with equally beautiful people.  One of its foremost attractions is the Shio-Mgvime Monastery, home of the largest monastic congregation in the country since the 6th century.

But it is not just the monastery that attracts an increasing number of visitors to the country. You have the wonders of the …

Adventure Travel Tour Operators – With Libya in the news again I’ve been thinking about my trip there in 2006 and how my experience was enhanced by the kindness of ordinary people. Maybe I got special treatment — my travel buddy was my 9-year-old grandson and I’ll go on record to say that there could not be a better duo! A grandma and a cute kid will open doors the world over.

I’m a solar observer and the golden grail is a total solar eclipse. The eclipse of March 29th 2006 path of Totality covered a swath of the North Africa, and Libya was forecast to get around four minutes of totality. Hog heaven.

I signed up for an eclipse tour sponsored by Sky and Telescope Magazine but when I saw the singles supplement cost that I had second thoughts; in casual after dinner talk with my daughter and son-in-law I broached the possibility of taking Ben. Their response was a heartening “we trust you and what an awesome experience for him”. It was an awesome experience for both of us.

Ben and I flew out Tucson to Heathrow via BA (direct overnight flight) and despite ample time to make our connecting flight to Milan, horrendous lines at Terminal 4 security meant we missed the connection and did not arrive in Milan until 10 p.m. Six weeks ago, another negative experience at Heathrow served to reaffirm my resolve to avoid Heathrow if at all possible. A hair-raising taxi ride to our hotel — our driver seemed intent on overtaking anything that moved. Always ask an Italian taxi driver to show you his tariff card prior to getting in the cab and avoid surprises at the end of the ride. Set routes such as airports to hotels have a government approved …

In American travel, the classic road trip west is about the best thing among American tourism. The family packs the bags, maybe a tent or camper, fills up with gas and heads toward sunset. With elbows protruding out the window the landscape begins to change and you realize you’re doing it. You’re headed out west!

Many people have fond memories from their childhood of the family road trip. During these troubling economic times, this tradition is all the more important. Why? Because travel out West to see the National Parks can still be an affordable family vacation.

National Parks are an American invention, according to a current PBS documentary. That may seem odd, but it is quite important. Any tourist in America now can visit a myriad of majestic wonders: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. All are preserved for generations to come. Although, a beautiful site doesn’t have to be federally protected to impress me. All natural beauty can be rewarding and sharing such natural beauty with family can be a memorable experience.

Nothing is quite as magical as a sunrise in the western U.S. For some reason the colors are richer, the blues are bluer and the reds are redder. It’s disheartening to think that man Americans are taking less and less vacation days per year (I’m an American by the way). The worst is that our children are not making the lasting memories of the “family road trip”. The workaholics of today are robbing cherished memories from their kids!!

Where might a family start their road trip out west? Big Bend National Park is a possibility. This park is in Texas and lies along the U.S./Mexican border. Big Bend boasts the largest protected space of Chihuahuan Desert topography in the United States. The setting includes more than 1,200 …

Adult Adventure Travel – Before we can understand why people travel, you have to understand the meaning and how its separate from vacationing. The meaning of travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations for any reason and for any length of time, without or with any way of transport. Travel can also include relatively short stops between successive movements. Movements between locations that require only a few minutes are not considered as travel. As an activity, “travel” also covers all the activities executed during a travel (movement). Travel could be international, regional, national (also domestic), or local. In various countries, non-local internal travel might require an internal passport, and international travel usually requires a visa and passport.

Most people travel for business, commuting, to visit people, for tourism, recreational purposes, exercise, migration, and other numerous reasons. There are many ways travel may happen by human-powered transport like bicycling, walking, or vehicles, such as public or private transport, trains, airplanes, boats, and automobiles.

A round trip is a certain type of in which a person moves from her/his usual residence to one or several locations and returns back to residence. A trip can also be considered a part of a round trip. Now the meaning of vacation is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or you could say a specific journey or trip, for the purpose of several tourism or recreation. Most of the time a vacation is taken during a specific holiday, or celebrations, or festivals. Vacations or holidays are often spent/celebrated with family or friends.

Over a billion people travel a year whether it is for personal or business. The actual word ” travel ” is related to journeys or the activity of making journeys. So how many of those billion plus people …