A Guide to Exciting Adventure Destinations Around the World

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A Guide to Exciting Adventure Destinations Around the World

Looking to add a little excitement to your next vacation? Blue Ribbon Travel offers a host of unforgettable travel destinations for the adventurer in you. 

Hike Your Way Through Picturesque Patagonia

Flowing water at Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia Argentina

From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains to the untamed grasslands of the Pampas, Patagonia is a land of contrasts. The region is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and diversity of unique plant and animal life. While the coastal region is characterized by lush forests, steep cliffs, and picturesque fjords, dramatic mountainscapes, and wide-open vistas dominate Patagonia’s inland region. Perfect for sightseeing, hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing – if you’re a nature lover, it doesn’t get much better than this. 

Find Your Thrill in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, Central Otago (From Skyline Gondola Observation Deck)

Nicknamed the “Adventure Capital of the World,” Queenstown is one of the top destinations in New Zealand for thrill-seekers and sightseeing enthusiasts alike. Nestled along the coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and set among the aptly named Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown boasts some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in the country. 

From skiing in the winter months to mountain biking and jet boating in the summer, there’s no shortage of thrilling activities available. For the truly adventurous, don’t miss the chance to go bungee jumping from the Kawarau Bridge – the birthplace of commercial bungee jumping!

Experience Iceland’s Otherworldly Beauty

Solo traveler walking in front of an awesome Northern Lights in Mount Kirkjufell Iceland.

If you’re looking for scenery that feels otherworldly, it doesn’t get much more unique than Iceland. Black sand beaches, snowy mountain peaks, active volcanoes, rolling grasslands – there are so many distinct landscapes to explore in this little country. Whether you’re exploring ice caves, hiking glaciers, taking a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs, or viewing the Northern Lights, this magical place never disappoints. 

Lose Yourself in the Wilds of Borneo

Indonesia, Borneo - Young Orangutan sitting on the tree

It’s not every day that you find a place that feels untouched by the modern world. From the mysterious depths of the lowland rain forests to the white sands and blue waters of the coast, Borneo’s singular beauty embodies the ideal tropical getaway. Trek through the jungle to spot orangutans in their natural habitat, snorkel along the coast, or tackle the country’s wild rivers with some of the best white water rafting in the world. 

Trek Into the Majestic Mountains of South Island, New Zealand

Famous Mitre Peak rising from the Milford Sound fiord. Fiordland national park, New Zealand

While Queenstown boasts an ideal balance of natural beauty and metropolitan appeal, New Zealand’s South Island is far more vast than its world-class city. Get lost in the stunning wilderness of the Southern Alps, where there is endless opportunity for mountain biking and hiking. Or go wildlife watching in one of the island’s many national parks, like Fiordland and Mount Aspiring. Adventurous types will love South Island’s more extreme pastimes, like heli-skiing, white water rafting, and snowboarding. One thing is certain – on South Island, there’s no end to adventure! 

Surf the Waves in Costa Rica 

Beautiful natural tropical dream beach surrounded with palm trees under blue summer sky. Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Central America.

Known for its idyllic beaches and luscious rainforests, there’s a reason why Costa Rica is a top destination for eco-tourists. Despite its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. Here, you’ll encounter exotic wildlife you won’t find anywhere else, including toucans, scarlet macaws, sloths, and even jaguars. Costa Rica is also one of the top surfing destinations in the world! Other popular activities include ziplining through the jungle canopy, white water rafting on the Pacuare River, and hiking along the Arenal Volcano National Park. 

Explore the Unseen World of Antarctica

Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua) on Danko Island on the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica.

How many people can say they’ve been to Antarctica? An ideal destination for those with a true sense of adventure, this largely untouched continent offers views you simply won’t find anywhere else. Admire the glaciers as you take a luxury cruise through Antarctica’s icy waters, go on an excursion to explore the delightful penguin colonies, or sit back and witness the strange beauty of the midnight sun. If you’re looking for a real once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, Antarctica is the place.

Book Your Adventure Vacation Today

Did any of these adventure destinations get your pulse racing? From luxury cruises to curated land-based travel experiences, Blue Ribbon Travel is a New York-based travel agency dedicated to crafting unforgettable vacations for you and your whole family. We have offices in Queens, Levittown, Port Washington, Staten Island, Stony Brook, Yonkers, and Wisconsin!

So what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits! Book your next vacation with our expert travel advisors today. 


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