There are two types of people: those who enjoy relaxing beach holidays and those who try to pack as many adrenaline-pumping activities into their getaway as possible. If you prefer more active holidays, then there are so many amazing countries in the world to explore and have adventures in. Wherever you go, though, make sure you have the correct insurance to keep you safe during your adventures. Here are just three action-packed destinations that you should add to your travel bucket list:
1. New Zealand
There will never be a quiet moment in this amazing destination as there are so many heart-pumping activities to take part in and monuments to explore. The Kiwis are known for their eccentric nature and they will be more than happy to recommend some crazy and fun things to do during your stay. In his travel blog for 1Cover, Ben Groundwater recommends that the one thing every visitor to New Zealand should do is jump off something high – and it’s easy to see why! Cliff diving is a common thrill seeking activity in this country, just make sure you research some safe jumping spots before you try it out for yourself. Skydiving in New Zealand is also an experience unlike any other, as the sky is guaranteed to be clear and you will get to take in views of the ocean and lush greenery as you fall.
This bustling country is home to many ancient monuments as well as exciting festivals that see people celebrating in the streets. The numbers of activities available in Thailand are seemingly endless and you would have to stay here for at least two weeks in order to fully experience the country. Thailand hosts a full moon party every month and it’s guaranteed to be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. The celebrations last through the night and everywhere you look, people are celebrating, dancing, or painting themselves with colourful paint. If parties aren't your idea of adventure, perhaps deep water diving is – take a boat into the waters of Koh Tao and rent out your own snorkelling set. Here, you can relax in the ocean and explore the unique marine life of Thailand.
3. South Africa
South Africa truly is a country that everyone can enjoy. The sandy plains are breathtaking and there is so much to do that you wouldn't be able to try at home. If you're bringing children on your travels, then an African safari simply cannot be missed – where else can your children witness lions and zebras in their natural habitat? Once you've finished the safari why not stick your walking boots on and enjoy hiking through the African wilderness? The Otter Trail is a particularly famous hiking trail in the country, but you'll have to be relatively fit if you want to really enjoy the experience. Despite contrary belief, South Africa is a very safe country to have an adventurous holiday in, as long as you get the appropriate malaria tablets and travel vaccinations before you set off.