If you’re an avid traveller, chances are you will want to often push the boat out and take on new and exciting travel experiences. Travelling itself is always a fantastic experience, but if you’re well versed in getting around to different countries and seeing various sights, you may want something a bit more challenging this year. That’s why we’ve put together this useful collection of great adventurous travel destinations that might offer up those challenges you’re hungry for.
Morocco is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa with a distinctly Middle Eastern vibe and a friendly flair. Morocco is home to not only the Atlas mountains, but also a stretch of both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines making it ideal for those who love both beaches and mountains. If you love culture and history, the cities of Morocco are sure to please, with such treats like Marrakesh and Fez being the two best bets to get deep into the culture and background of the country. Take a tour by horse cart around the city, stop for a tagine dinner in a small corner of the souqs or visit the leather dyeing vats of Fez for a look at the main industry of the city. For those wanting to experience the Sahara, consider heading out on tour to the dunes near Merzouga with tribal Berbers who will take care of you throughout the night.
Probably one of the world’s most challenging countries, India is a huge subcontinent full of amazing sights, sounds and smells that just cannot be beat when looking for the ultimate in adventure travel destinations. With huge, bustling cities like New Delhi, Varanasi, Kerala, Kolkata and Chennai, there is no lack of things to see or do in India. Watch funeral pyres burn in Varanasi, explore Naadi astrology near Chennai or hike the Himalayan foothills and visit ashrams in Rishikesh. Whatever your fancy, India has a little something for everyone – if you can stand the heat, crowds and general insanity.
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China is a vast, beautiful country with so many unique cities and towns to explore. It’s not just a historical place to visit, but a cultural one as well. With cities like Xi’an offering a look at China’s past, Chengdu and its panda bears, and Lijiang, one of the old capitals, it’s easy to see that there’s so much more to China than Shanghai and Hong Kong type areas. Not only can you visit impressive sights like the Forbidden Palace and the Terracotta Warriors in China, but also the Great Wall. Yunnan province in the south is the ideal place for nature lovers to flock to with karst limestone mountains lining winding riversides that make their way through small villages, ideal for stops at traditional tea houses.
While many might think of Egypt as a somewhat dangerous place, nothing could be further from the truth. What mass media says about this Middle Eastern-come-African nation is definitely far from the truth. Many people who come to this part of the world are often awestruck with just how welcoming and friendly it is. Whether you’re taking the usual tourist route from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan or you want to take advantage of the Red Sea and its impressive corals, you’re in for a treat whatever you choose in Egypt.