Adventure holidays are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They provide an ideal way for families and couples to go on a great holiday break. Adventure holidays are a kind of niche tourism, concerned with adventure travel or adventure with a certain level of risk, which can sometimes need a certain level of physical exertion and technical skills.
There are lots of different kinds of adventure holidays, but some of the most popular include hiking and rock climbing. Hiking is relatively easy to do, as long as you have the right equipment. It involves hiking from camp site to camp site, typically through a country or region. On longer hiking trips, you will likely be using a hiking stick, which you will probably have stashed with you at all times. Some people enjoy walking, rather than hiking, as it is generally more relaxed and leisurely.
Hiking is great for adventure holidays because the scenery is very beautiful and varied. It is also relatively easy to do, as long as you know where you are going, and have the correct clothing and equipment. When on a hiking holiday, you can expect to see vast landscapes, ranging from wide open plains and forests, to rocky mountainsides and jungle scenery. One of the best locations for adventure holidays in Costa Rica is the country of San Jose, in the central highlands.
Costa Rica offers some of the best hiking expeditions in the world, as well as fantastic natural sights and spectacular landscapes. The terrain varies from mildly challenging trekking trails through volcanic scenery to mountainous ranges, with a central highland jungle area. The main areas of interest for adventure holidays in Costa Rica are the Everest and Montezuma Tributaries, with the Sky Walk, in San Jose, being the highest trekking trail in Central America.
Other popular areas for adventure holidays in Costa Rica include the north American highlands, including Patagonia, the Galapagos Islands, and the remote Northern Lights expedition. Some of the best trekking routes in the world are located in the southern hemisphere, with the Andes Mountains in South America offering some of the best trekking in the world. Trekking can also be undertaken in the Galapagos Islands, with islands such as St. Lucia and St. Maarten offering remote and difficult-to-reach destinations for trekkers from all over the world. For more unusual adventures, one can try the Galapagos Remote Island Trek, which includes camping, hiking, horseback riding, and coral-reef exploration.
Another popular choice for adventure holidays in Costa Rica is to follow us, the way we travel. This means that you can follow the indigenous Way of Life, living mainly in the small villages and towns, and getting away from the modern tourist traps. You can follow us to small fishing villages or take a cruise around the Galapagos Islands, sampling the unique food, culture, and wildlife that define each of these unique locations.
For those adventurous souls who love to follow their inner passions, then Costa Rica can offer the perfect mix of culture, nature and adventure holidays. For example, did you know that the Andes mountain range is the home to one of the most ancient civilizations in the world? Not only does their culture survive thanks to their Spanish colonial heritage, but there are many beautiful sites to explore. If you follow this route when planning your adventure holidays, you will be able to see Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, while experiencing the local atmosphere and customs.
Another popular route for adventure holidays in central America is to hike the Inca Trail, which covers some incredible terrains and amazing scenery. The hikes in the region are extremely challenging, and travelers must be in good physical condition to tackle them. The most popular trekking paths in the country stretch from the capital city of San Jose, to Cusco and Arequipa, with more than ten hiking trails available within a day’s drive. Also be prepared to pack an extra backpack because the landscape on the Inca Trail is very varied, from lush rainforests to steep, technical trails through grasslands and deserts. Hiking enthusiasts will love the variety of experiences that they can have on an Inca Trail trek.