Planning Adventure Vacations This Winter

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Published: 29th October 2012
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For those with a free spirit, there is no better way to vacation then to take an adventure vacation. An adventure vacation is a great way to shake off the winter blues and have some fun and excitement. Adventure vacations are not just for adrenalin junkies but they are also for single laid back travellers and families. If you are looking for an adventure this winter, below is a guide on planning adventure vacations.

Adventure vacations can test your physical limits or they can let you have a new unique experience such as swimming with dolphins. When planning an adventure vacation, it is important to be aware of your physical ability and the physical abilities of those who are traveling with you. Some physical conditions may not go with a specific vacation experience. For instance, heli skiing is an exciting sport that requires one to be in good physical shape. You will be traversing steep untouched mountain terrain which will require strength, endurance, and good skiing skills. If you are in good physical shape and want to challenge yourself, heli skiing is a good choice. However, it is important to be aware that heli skiing requires a high level of conditioning.

If you just want to kick back and have a fun time, there are adventure vacations that cater to these interests. For instance, eco-tours, horseback riding, boat tours, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving, are all fun adventures. You can combine various adventures to make it a fun filled adventure vacation experience. As well, consider a national park vacation such as visiting Yellowstone National Park in the winter where you can cross country ski and snowshoe on the Grand Canyon paths of the Yellowstone. You can photograph animals such as bison and other animals.

Canopy tours are another type of adventure vacation that is popular. Depending on the canopy tour you choose and the destination, you can participate in a wide range of activities such as jungle hikes, white-water rafting, and touring rainforests and viewing the animals, birds, and plant life in their natural environment. You can also traverse between trees on a Zip Line where you reach almost 35 miles an hour during the traverse. There are many Ziplines and Canopy Tours in various beautiful regions such as British Columbia, Hawaii, South America, and Central America. You can even find adventure vacations in Moncton, New Brunswick that include such activities as zip line, rappelling, rock climbing, and a rappelling and climbing course.

A Himalayan adventure vacation is very popular with adventure buffs. The immense expanses of snow of the Himalayas are ideal for heli skiing, skiing, snowboarding, and mountaineering. As well, Himalayan mountain ranges are known for beautiful and diverse fauna and flora. Consider a jungle safari or camping tour deep in the Himalayas.

If scuba diving is your passion, consider a scuba diving vacation off the shore on Australia Great Barrier Reef or in the Caribbean. If you have a passion for white water sports, Ganga near Shivpuri is known as the white water capital of India. There are also Himalayan Adventure Tours that offer guided fishing expeditions.

Adventure Vacations are a great way to escape the cold blistery winter. To get the best travel deals on adventure vacations, check out the list of vacations and destinations on an online discount travel site. You can search and compare travel deals to get the best adventure vacation that meets your needs and budget.

Sandeep Bali is marketing manager for FlightNetwork.com. He enjoys traveling, taking pictures of the beautiful scenery, and writing about the places he visits. When he isnít busy with office work, he loves feeding to his adventurer spirits by camping and hiking around Western Ghats of India.

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