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If You Dare: 5 Of The Best Global Attractions For Adrenaline Junkies
There are two types of people: those who want to relax on vacation and those who want to take in all the sites.
But then there’s another category — the thrill-seekers. These are your adventurous souls who want to feel the rush of adrenaline coursing through their veins while exploring new territories.
For those daredevils, Travel Noire has rounded up a few of the activities that will make the hair stand up at the back of your neck. Proceed with caution.
An ultralight, as the name suggests, is a lightweight, two-seater fixed-wing aircraft. It’s also not enclosed which makes it perfect for a true bird’s eye view of the Costa Rican landscape. The aerial tour takes you over the Flamingo, Conchal, Potrero, Playa grande, jungle, and beaches. There’s even a chance to see crocodiles, birds, and other wild animals. The aircraft is flown by an experienced pilot, but it’s still not for the faint of heart.
Get up close and personal with the underwater life in the land down under. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world’s largest coral reef system, stretching for over 1,400 miles and visible from space. Divers may encounter sharks, turtles, whales, manta rays, and even seahorses.
Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. In case you were wondering, a salt flat is a thick bed of salt left behind after the prehistoric lakes evaporated. Occasionally, water from nearby lakes spills over leaving a glistening layer on top. The result is a stunning reflection of the sky. But the journey to this slice of heaven isn’t easy. The flat covers 4,086 square miles and is 11,995 feet off the ground.
Perched high atop Baños is the ‘Swing at the End of the World.’ But this is no ordinary swing. It’s affixed to a treehouse overlooking a canyon. And if that’s not enough to get your heart pumping, nearby is Mt. Tungurahua which is an active volcano.
This is the world’s most extreme bungee jumping tower. It is also the highest bungee jump at 764 feet. Night jumps are also available for the extra adventurous.
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