Adventure tourism is gaining traction due to an increasing inclination towards exploring newer places, affordable flights both domestically and internationally, and rising demand for an authentic and individualised travel experience.
This type of tourism is very popular among young tourists, as it gains much of its excitement by allowing the tourists to step outside their comfort zone. This demanded some degree of risk—real or perceived—and physical danger.
If you’re an adventurer searching for a country with an endless rotation of landscapes, Argentina may be your best destination so far. Adventures must be tried: fly-fishing in Patagonia; riding horses on estancias; learning to ski on Francis Mallmann’s private island.
However, the Rocky Mountains are great for rock climbing and bouldering as well. Egypt’s top rock-climbing destination is Wadi Gnai in Dahab, where many arabic movies have been filmed.
Moreover, San Pellegrino Pass in Italy is one of its best spots for rock climbing, skiing, and, well, just being in awe. The adventurers can also go for scuba diving down to San Fruttuoso’s haunting Christ of the Abyss statue.
In addition to that, El Potrero Chico, located in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, is one of the world’s premier climbing destinations. The name “Little Corral” is a reference to the stunning rock formations that make up the area.
Furthermore, travellers can also try Naxos, which is paradise for windsurfers, or Thassos, Greece’s northernmost island, which draws top mountain bikers. In Greece, you can also slide down waterfalls in Samothraki.
Kayaking is probably the second-most popular adventure travel activity that everybody is obsessed with. It’s also not a hard activity to learn at all, and it’s very easy to get the hang of.
In Mexico, the islands of Loreto Bay National Marine Park and Isla Espiritu Santo are two iconic kayaking locations; however, if you’re searching for Baja kayaking a little more off the beaten path, find out about Isla San Jose.
Kayaking excursions around Johnstone Strait in Canada are particularly unforgettable, with impressive views in front of mainland British Columbia and regular sightings of orcas.
Adventure tourism covers everything from scuba diving, rafting, trekking, cycling, and caving to anything else immersed in the natural environment as well as cultural immersion.
This kind of tourism is able to support economies and promote sustainable practises, and adventure tourism is becoming more popular than traditional mass tourism across the world.