Top 10 Adventures to Do Around the World

| April 2, 2013 | Comments

Anyone going on a trip is looking for a little adventure, something to break the cycle of everyday life. There are more adventures out there than one person handle, but this list of the top 10 adventures to do around the world is a good place to start.

Top 10 Adventures to Do Around the World

Top 10 adventures to do around the world - Mongol Rally

Top 10 adventures to do around the world – Mongol Rally – Photo by Joe Pyrek

Mongol Rally

Imagine, getting in an old junker and driving through vast stretches of desert and mountain ranges, at some points in places so remote you are forced to forge your own road. This is the Mongol Rally.

You form a team, like The Drama of Llama, and spend over a month attempting to cross 1/3 of the planet by car, motorbike, or any other mode of transportation available. Hundreds of people join this adventure every year, driving almost 10,000 miles from London, England all the way to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The best thing is that it’s all for charity.

Running of the Bulls

The Sam Fermin festival, better known as the running of the bulls, is a true test of bravery. Every July thousands of tourist and Spaniards gather together in Pamplona, Spain to celebrate this religious holiday by trying to outrun a pack of bulls charging down the street towards them. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss.

Top 10 adventures to do around the world

Top 10 adventures to do around the world: Running with the Bulls

Rickshaw Run

A unique way to explore India is by participating in the Rickshaw run. You will have endless stories to tell your friends after; you get done driving this motorized cart around one of the most interesting countries on the planet. The Rickshaw runs offer you complete freedom, the only thing you have to pick is your starting and stopping points, either Jaisalmer Cochin or Shilong, and then you have complete control over everything else.

Tall-Ship Sailing

Not many people realize this, but you can work as a deck hand on a tall-ship. Working on a tall-ship offers you the adventure and freedom of the open sea. As a deck hand you will sail all over the world to various tall-ship festivals. Living and sailing on a tall-ship is hard work, but it’s a great way to see the world while making a little money at the same time.

Sail Turkey

Top 10 adventures to do around the world: Sailing Tall Ships

Ultimate Train Challenge

Started by Michael Hudson, from Go See Write, the Ultimate Train Challenge is a race from Lisbon to Saigon, or vice versa. You set your schedule, your route, and your pace. The race last the whole month of May giving you 31 days to complete whatever route you choose. This is another exciting adventure for charity.

 Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro isn’t the hardest climb in the world, but it might be on off the most memorable. The mountain gradually slopes up, and along the path they have huts, for you to sleep in and places to buy supplies as you make you way to the top of Africa’s highest mountain.

Bungee Jump Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in world and one of the most impressive bungee jumps you can do. This 111 m. bungee jump is an adventure will give you a memory at the falls you will never forget and is a must do when visiting the falls.

Surf the Sand in Peru

Towering at 2,080 meters above the tiny Peruvian village of Hucahina lies Cerro Blanco, the world’s largest sand dune. This dune has become a hot spot for backpackers and adventures that travel here yearly to conquer sand surfing this dune. If you are an adrenaline junkie, Cerro Blanco should be on your adventure list.

Everest Base camp

Trekking to the Mt. Everest southern base camp, in Nepal, is a perfect combination of the outdoors and adventure. The hike takes at least a week, stopping every two days to rest at one of the minor camps along the way. This offers you a chance to hike a little of Mt Everest while taking in the beautiful country of Nepal.

Top 10 adventures to do around the world - Everest Base camp

Top 10 adventures to do around the world – Everest Base camp – Photo by Kyle Taylor

Camel Trekking

Hopping on a camel and trekking out into the world’s largest and hottest desert is not only a classic Moroccan adventure, but a great chance to immerse yourself in a the culture for a few days. Many tours and companies offer these treks; they will also take you to Berbers camps for a few days, giving you a sampling of the nomad lifestyle.

Do you have any adventures to add to our list? Have you done any of the top 10 adventures above?

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Stephen Schreck

Owner and Publisher at A Backpackers Tale
Stephen Schreck is a world traveler, and a long-term backpacker. Traveling the world full-time was the only life for him, so he set out to make his dream his reality. He is currently trying to tackle his bucket list, a quest that leads him to many entertaining misadventures, and random locations.

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  1. Loving the idea of surfing that sand dune in Peru! Still haven’t been to South America dohhhhhhh… but I just love SE Asia & Europe too much 😉 One day!

    1. I know what you mean Tom! I seen people sand boarding, but I’ve haven’t had a chance to do it yet. One day indeed! 🙂