If your idea of a great trip involves lots of activities and adventures, you will find that there are many out there that make excellent getaways. Here are some of the best destinations in the world for more active and adventure-centered vacations.
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
Top attractions: Acadia National Park covers most of Mount Desert Island in Maine. It is home to breathtaking natural attractions that include lush forests, stunning inland lakes, and scenic views. It is an excellent destination for people seeing active adventures with a wide selection of activities that include biking, climbing fishing, hiking, horse-drawn carriage tours, skiing, swimming, and rowing among many others. Some of the must-see sights include the Bubble Rock, Cadillac Mountain, Carriage Roads, Gorham Mountain Trailhead, the Jordan Pond Nature Trail and the Jordan Pond Shore Trail, Otter Cliff, Park Loop Road, Precipice Trail, Sand Beach, Schoodic Point, the Thunder Hol, and the Wild Gardens of Acadia among many others.
Top attractions: With much of the country covered by mountains and wilderness, Chile has a wealth of natural scenery and outdoor activities for nature and adventure lovers. It is home to pristine lakes and rivers, vineyards, and breathtaking glaciers and landscapes. The countries most popular attractions include the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, Lauca National Park, Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, Pucón in the Lake District, Pumalín Park, Rapa Nui National Park, numerous reviers like the Río Bío Bío and Río Futaleufú, Termas de Chillán, Torres Del Paine National Park, Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), Valparaíso, volcanoes like the Volcán Parinacota and Volcán Ojos del Salado.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Top attractions: Galapagos Islands is an adventure destination for the bucket list. It is home to several animal species many of which are unique and rarely seen elsewhere. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities like birdwatching, boating, diving, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing. Other must-see sights include the giant tortoises and other animals like the Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, and sea lions; the Charles Darwin Research Station, Chinese Hat, Las Loberias, the lava tubes, Los Gemelos, Tortuga Bay, and the Wall of Tears.
Top attractions: Iceland has stunning scenery in spades. Its mesmerizing midnight sun, breathtaking northern lights, and wonderful natural attractions are just some of the many reasons to visit the country and explore beyond beautiful Reykjavic. There is no dearth of things to do like camping, hiking, horse riding, and whale watching, Make sure not to miss some of the country’s amazing sights that include the black beaches, the Blue Lagoon, the geothermal baths, geysers, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kirkjufell Mountain, Landmannalaugar, Maelifell Volcano, Myrdalsjökull Glacier Park, Þingvellir National Park, Skaftafell Ice Cave, and the Vatnajökull National Park.
Top attractions: Zhangjiajie is home to some of the dreamiest and whimsical sights in the world. Among the must-see sights when in the area are the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the Bridge of the Immortals, Huang Shi Zhai village, the Suoxiyu Nature Reserve (Baofeng Lake, Yellow Dragon Cave), Tianmen Mountain including nearby attractions like the 99 bends, the Cliff-Hanging Walkway, the Glass Sky Walk, Tianmen Mountain Cableway, and Tianmen Cave.