5 Exhilarating Must-Try Activities

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There’s nothing quite like that feeling of sheer exhilaration. The rush you experience when you take the leap zip-lining into unknown jungles. The thrill of fighting against tumbling rapids as you are pushed further down-stream. The awe of flying high above cobalt blue glaciers and epic valleys. It’s these experiences that are bound to leave an indelible imprint on your memory.

With our guides unrivalled local knowledge and keen expertise bringing you one step closer to the action, we’re your ultimate guide to racing hearts. Read on for our top 5 exhilarating must-try activities to do in 2020.

1. Feel the rush zip-lining in Costa Rica

Get your adrenaline pumping on our Active Costa Rica adventure, where you can enjoy sea kayaking across Manuel Antonio’s coastline, snorkelling afternoons in the Pacific Ocean, hikes through the Arenal Volcano National Park towards the emerald pools of La Fortuna Waterfall and unwind in the Eco Termales Hot Springs. But, one of the biggest highlights of this trip, is an exhilarating Sky Trek zip-lining experience from the highest point of Arenal Reserve.

Once we’ve taken a Sky Tram gondola ride to the observation platform, we strap ourselves in for a 3-mile zip-line over canyons and flying in between treetop canopies. With over 10 different zipline routes, ranging in height from 30-200 meters, you can choose how high you want to fly.

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2. Beat the rapids white water rafting in Slovenia

If you’re looking to test your stamina in 2020, our Slovenia Mixed Activity trip doesn’t disappoint. The small town of Kobarid and its surrounding forests offers the ultimate playground for adventure seekers. Try your hand at canyoning in the Susec canyon, brace yourself for tandem paragliding above rugged mountain tops, fly across one of Europe’s largest zip-lines and even take on an optional spot of zorbing if the mood strikes you. But one of the main reasons people travel from all over the world to the Kobarid area is to experience white water rafting in the clear turquoise waters of the Soca River.

Since hosting the European Kayak Championships in 2002, the Soca Valley has attracted the attention of every kind of water sports enthusiast. Whether you’re a competent kayaker looking to perform rolls after capsizing or just want to master the basics of the paddle stroke, rest assured our guides cater for every kind of level.

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3. Hit the slopes fat biking in Finland

Fat biking in Finland’s Arctic conditions is an exhilarating experience you won’t forget in a hurry, whether it’s cycling over frozen ice on the River Oulanka or enjoying a snow-crunching ascent towards the spectacular viewpoint that overlook Lake Paanajärvi.

With an invigorating fat biking exploration of along the Russian/Finnish Border, you’ll come across snow-caked forests inhabited by elks, take on an afternoon of snowshoeing and have the opportunities to book a day trip to Rukatunturi to try out snowmobiling and downhill skiing for the ultimate winter wonderland adventure.

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4. Take to the skies on a glacier landing flight in Alaska

If you’re looking for a truly raw, unbridled wildlife experience, look no further than our Alaskan Wildlife and Wilderness trip. Boasting some of the most beautiful pine forests, glaciated valleys and crystal-clear rivers on the continent, the Alaskan wilderness offers ample opportunities for activities that are sure to get your heart racing. On this non-stop adventure, we set off towards Denali National Park, where you can take part in mountain biking, whitewater rafting and dogsledding, while trying to spot Alaska’s ‘Big Five’; Dall Sheep, moose, Grizzly Bear, Caribou and wolves.

Next, it’s on to Wrangell-St-Elias National Park, which holds 9 of the sixteen highest peaks in the US to walk along the Liberty Falls Trail. We’d definitely recommend taking on the optional experience of strapping on crampons for an unforgettable hike around the Root Glacier. But you’ll soon find, some of the most exhilarating activities you can do in this area are from the air.

In Soldotna, take a spin in one of the local’s most popular modes of transportation – float planes. Living in remote Alaskan communities, float planes are a way of life for people that have limited road access, but for us, it’s a great way to catch Grizzly and Black Bears salmon fishing upstream on the fringe of Lake Clark Park and Wilderness Reserve.

Another hair-raising experience is our glacier landing bush-plane flight that shows you the true scale of Denali National Park, from the grey-purple tones of its ice-clad mountains to aerial views of its lush pine forests. On this journey you also get the thrill of landing on a runway on Denali itself!

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5. Explore the watery depths of the Maldives scuba diving

Enjoy an unforgettable scuba-diving experience on board our floating hotel, Emperor Serenity, where you get to explore lesser-visited spots in the southern Maldives. On our Ultimate Maldives: A Snorkelling and Diving Adventure, you can look forward to two diving excursions every day on your trip, with your expert divemaster, Mike Murphy.

Whether you’re looking to catch glimpses of manta rays and white-tip reef sharks in Madivaru, scuba-dive past Kudarah Thila’s impressive array of colourful corals and schools of striped Oriental sweetlips or explore the Rakeedhoo Corner that hides barracudas and hammerhead sharks, you’re bound to find waters teeming with tropical fish at every turn! For some of the world’s most fascinating underwater topography, nothing compares to our unique small cruise adventure.

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