Vacation isn’t always best spent relaxing. For some, overseas adventure travel is the name of the game. Chasing an adrenaline rush with any number of extreme sports and experiences can make for an unforgettable adventure and an excellent travel story.
Here are 12 unexpected spots for an overseas adventure travel for the traveler looking for an unexpectedly adventurous getaway. From ice climbing in Africa to animal encounters in the Caribbean, you are guaranteed a memorable trip to these unique destinations.
In a country known for its adventure sports, there is no better spot to visit than Baños, Ecuador. Sitting below the active Tungurahua volcano, Baños sits on the border of the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest. Its rivers cascade down from the mountains, creating dozens of stunning waterfalls surrounding the city.
That is where canyoning comes in. While it may not be the most well-known adventure sport, it sure is worth a try. What could be more thrilling than repelling down a rushing waterfall? Adrenaline junkies across Latin America and beyond head to this canyoning capital for an unforgettable adventure.
The best part? Even beginners can go canyoning in Baños. It might take some time to get used to the harness and find your rhythm, the highly-skilled guides ensure a great experience, even for beginners. Get ready to see a waterfall from a whole new perspective!
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Sacred Valley, Peru
The four-day hike from the Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu might be one of the most famous treks on the planet. Still, far too many hikers miss out on the other incredible treks of the Sacred Valley.
Seize every challenge as an adventure traveler in one of Peru’s most scenic destinations. The