Turn Your Vacation into an Adventure

by: 

Steve Harper
Mar 31, 2009


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If lying on a sunny beach all day doesn't sound active
enough for you, then you might be the perfect candidate for
an adventure holiday.

Adventure travel typically involves a tour group that is
taken on fantastic adventures around the world to suit what
criteria you are looking for in a fun, fabulous vacation.
Read on to learn about the exciting adventure travel
options that are available.


Cruise ship vacations of old used to be about sitting on a
boat and waiting to dock - enjoying the sun, relaxing on the
deck, eating to your heart's content, and catching the
occasional show. That's the old cruising vacation. Today,
cruise lines offer lots of different options, and a great
opportunity for travelers to experience several destinations
in one trip. For example, some crises might start in Mexico
and continue on through the Panama Canal - with lots of
stops at exotic ports of calls along the way. With all the
opportunities to explore these incredibly rich, beautiful,
lush parts of the world, your time on the boat might be
limited to meals and a good night sleep.

Ecotourism is really the type of adventure travel that most
people are interested in. These tours are fabulous if you
would like to explore a region where you do not speak the
native language and perhaps feel apprehensive about
visiting. There are literally hundreds of destinations
that you can visit that offer great eco-adventure travel.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is a great example of
this type of adventure travel. It is especially great if
you are traveling alone. These tours are a great way to
meet plenty of like-minded travelers and make some new
friends. If you are planning on scuba diving at the Great
Barrier Reef or perhaps snorkeling, an adventure tour is
perfect for you. You really do not need to worry about a
thing other than having the time of your life. A shuttle
takes you to your hotel, and your tour guide will make sure
that all the hot spots for tropical fish and other
fascinating marine life are on your itinerary.

Perhaps you'd rather try some ecotourism in India, Chile,
Peru or Africa. If you want to hike, you can find packages
that will take you to exotic mountains and trails. Mount
Kilimanjaro is one available option. You work hard for your
money and want to get as much out of your vacation budget
as possible. Shop around and compare before you book
anything. Ecotourism is a fabulous way to go but can get
expensive.

Adventure travel is one of the fastest growing areas of
tourism. People want to say they've truly seen the country
they are visiting, met the people and seen the sites.
Adventure travel gives you an uncommon vacation experience
that you could never duplicate or replace and will remember
for years to come.

Steve Harper is the owner and operator of For Love of Adventure,
the #1 source on the internet for information about
Adventure,
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http://www.fladventures.com/articles

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