10 Wildly Exciting Adventure Trips for Thrill-Seekers

Did you know that there are four types of thrill-seekers? These include the boredom fighter, experience seeker, adventure seeker, and inhibition challenger. Each of these people seeks adventures of some sort, and often that adventure can come through travel. Are you looking for your next thrill?

8 Best Adventure Trips for Excitement-seeking!

Keep reading to learn about adventure trips you don’t want to miss out on.

  1. Kilimanjaro

If mountains are your thing, you don’t want to miss out on a trip to Tanzania to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro will leave you 19,341 feet above sea level. It’s important not to try this adventure alone due to the risks. Around 25,000 people attempt to summit Kilimanjaro every year, and only about two-thirds are successful.

However, if you’re looking for a thrill, you’re sure to find it at the peak of Kilimanjaro.

  1. Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is excellent if you’re looking for an adventure in the continental United States. These falls are located in Arizona near the Grand Canyon.

Havasupai Falls

You can swim in the falls, lounge in the tide pools, or hike the surrounding area; however, here’s where the adventure comes in. Havasu Falls is located on land managed by the Havasupai Native American tribe.

Permits to visit go on sale every February first, and they sell out fast. However, if you do get a permit before you get to the falls, you’ll need to hike ten miles with your camping gear.

You will be more than ready to dive in at the end of that ten miles.

  1. Northern Lights

At least one time in your life, you need to see the Northern Lights. However, if you’re going to travel to see them, you might as well make it an adventure to the right travel destinations.

Northern Lights

Some of the best places to see the Northern Lights include:

  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden

However, if none of those locations appeal to your wanderlust, there are more options. The best time of year to see the Northern Lights is from February to March and October to November.

Be sure to plan your trip accordingly, and if you really want to get the most out of your epic adventures, check out tours and self-guided tours offered.

  1. Great Barrier Reef

If you’re looking for exotic locations, take a trip down to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is the world’s largest coral reef system.

It stretches over 2,000 km or 1,429 miles. There are around 3,000 individual reefs.


If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind bucket list ideas, this is it. There is nothing else like this anywhere in the world.

The reef is millions of years old and prehistoric creatures, like the nautilus, still live there. Avoid visiting from November to May because that’s stinger season.

While there, you can spend your day scuba diving and snorkeling and exploring the world down under the sea.

  1. Pyramids of Giza

If you’re looking for world-famous sites to add to your bucket list, you don’t want to miss the Pyramids of Giza. This is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

pyramids of Giza

Three pyramids make up the Pyramids of Giza. They were built as tombs for ancient Egyptian queens and pharaohs.

  1. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you want to explore the ruins of an Incan citadel, Machu Picchu is the perfect place to go. You could go and hop on a train and spend a few hours walking around and enjoying the panoramic views.

images of Machu Picchu Peru

However, if you want to make this an epic adventure trip, you should travel the Inca Trail. This is a 26-mile trail, and you can choose to hike it over the course of a few days.

You’ll get the opportunity to walk across the original paving stones of the Incas and see other ruins as you travel.

  1. Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier

If you want to walk on a glacier, head to the Los Glaciares National Park in the Argentinian Patagonia region. There you will find the Perito Moreno Glacier.

images of Perito Moreno Glacier

The glacier is around 19 miles long and 3 miles wide. It rises about 240 feet above the water surface.

There are several ways you can see the glacier. Across the lake, there’s a viewing area where you can look at it from.

However, you can also charter a boat to get a closer look. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can take a walk across part of the glacier.

You can do the mini-trek, which takes around an hour and a half, or the big ice trek, which takes five hours.

  1. Go Bungee Jumping in New Zealand

New Zealand is a great place to travel if you really want to zero in on the thrill aspect. In Queenstown, you’ll find the Nevis Bunjee Jump.

image of bungee jumping

You’ll freefall for 134 m and around eight seconds as your heart races. This is the highest bungee jump point in New Zealand, and to get there, you will ride for 35 minutes in a 4×4.

In addition, while you’re there if you’re looking for more thrills, check out the Nevis Swing and Nevis Catapult.

Start Planning Your Adventure Trips

Life is an adventure; treat it like one by taking adventure trips that are sure to thrill. From summiting Kilimanjaro to bungee jumping in New Zealand, you’re sure to find an adventure you’ll love on this list.

Did this adventure trips article spark your wanderlust? You don’t need an airplane ticket to keep exploring travel ideas in the rest of our blog; start reading now.

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