Top 10 Adventure Travel Destinations for 2021
If you know where to look, adventure is everywhere. The experiences you and your family take are an excellent way to bring your family closer together, expand your worldview, and help you feel young and vibrant.
Traveling to Antarctica is the pinnacle of exploration, from crossing the world's most treacherous sea to seeing pristine ecosystems. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, trekking across glaciers or the polar plunge is considered a rite of passage.
If you love winter sports, traveling to Austria won't disappoint. There are tons of adventure opportunities, including exploring the rolling hills on a fat bike or Segway, snowshoeing, and tobogganing down mountainsides. You can also climb a frozen wall!
There are no shortages of adventurous opportunities in Belize with its array of wildlife, stunning coastlines, thick jungle, and world-famous reef. Belize's Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world. Your trip can also include climbing through caves or exploring Mayan ruins.
Canada is our world's second-largest country, which means endless adventure opportunities. You can walk with polar bears, watch grizzly bears, and canoe in isolated lakes to watch moose. Not to mention, because Canada's coastline is the longest in the world, there's a plethora of coastal adventure!
Nestled snug between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, Chile's Patagonia Park gives explorers endless opportunities when checking out Torres del Paine National Park. Check out the Atacama Desert, where you'll feel like you've landed on the moon while exploring geysers and salt-flats.
6: Costa Rica
Families traveling together love heading to Costa Rica for its gorgeous mix of animals, ecosystems, and ways for adventure-lovers to relish in them. From surfing schools to relaxing in hot springs, there's something for everyone. If you prefer staying on land, you can explore 28 national parks, go on canopy walks, and go ziplining. Or you can do what we did and take an expedition cruise around the country! See all the things and experience land, water, and jungle (yes, we know that's also land, but it's the jungle-monkeys, sloths, and carpenter ants, to name a few!).
7: Galapagos Islands
With its location 600 miles from Ecuador, animal lovers and outdoor adventurers feel like the Galapagos Islands are heaven on earth. You can explore Devil's Crown, an extinct volcanic cone near Floreana Island. Watch sea lions sunbathe on Gardner Bay's beach, or check out the tortoises in Santa Cruz and more! Again this can be done via a land tour or cruise. May we suggest a little of both.
Greenland's outdoor activities, untouched landscapes, and indigenous culture tick off boxes for many adventure travelers. From hiking past herds of reindeer on the Arctic Circle Trail to kayaking among the Southern Fjord's icebergs, there's no shortage of adventurous activities in this country!
There are plenty of adventure opportunities in Guatemala. For example, you can take a one-hour hike up Volcano Pacaya or go overnight camping near Acatenango's summit. With the country featuring 30 volcanoes, endless wildlife watching, and kayaking, adventure travelers won't have trouble finding fun things to do!
While mainstream travelers flock to the country's most famous sites along the Golden Circle, there are plenty of other opportunities for adventurers to dig in their heels. No matter if you want to hike Iceland's wide-open spaces to become part of the land of fire and ice or snorkel between the European and North American continents, this country is the epitome of adventure.
So, are you ready to start checking these off your adventure list? Should you start an adventure list first? No matter, we can help with both. Contact us when you're ready to travel!