Are you looking for the most adventurous things to add to your bucket list? From hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia, Turkey, to hiking the Inca Trail and visiting Petra, there are plenty of exciting activities that you can add to your list of things to do. In this article, we'll explore some of the most thrilling adventures that you can experience around the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. It was the tallest artificial structure in the world for more than 3,800 years and is still an impressive sight today.
To cross this off your wish list, you'll have to walk 10 miles through the dusty canyon from the parking lot with all your food, equipment and supplies, and then set up camp along the river. Mount Rinjani is an active volcano that rises 12,254 feet above the island of Lombok in Indonesia. There is a caldera in the volcano that is filled by the crater lake known as Segara Anak and is also fed by a hot spring. The mixing of the water between the two creates the perfect temperature for an afternoon dip, along with a three-day, 21-mile hike.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park, in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The glacier is 97 square miles (19 miles long, 3.1 miles wide, with an average height of 240 feet above the water surface) and is the third largest freshwater reserve in the world. To experience this natural wonder up close, you can put on a couple of crampons and tour part of the gigantic piece of ice. The Taj Mahal is a marble mausoleum in the city of Agra, North India.
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the 42-acre complex to house the tomb of one of his wives (his favorite wife), Mumtaz Mahal, whose name means “Jewel of the Palace”. It took 22 years and 22,000 workers to build this incredible structure, which is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Petra dates from the 3rd century BC and was nothing more than an arid desert and sandstone mounds before the Nabateans arrived in the area. By creating a virtual oasis with its ingenious techniques of collecting water and carving impressive facades at the entrance of cave dwellings, Petra became home to some 20,000 Nabateans at its peak.
Burning Man is an annual event held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert that celebrates art and self-expression. Created in 1986 by a small group of friends who met on a beach in San Francisco to “burn the man”, since then more than 70,000 people have accumulated who are amazed when the 40-foot man burns at the end of the week. The Galapagos Islands are located off Ecuador's coast and are home to some of Earth's most unique wildlife. Around 25,000 people live on these islands but animals outnumber them by far; around 80% of terrestrial birds, 97% of reptiles and terrestrial mammals, 30% of plants and more than 20% of marine species in Galapagos are endemic.
If you're looking for ideas for a list of adventures in the Caribbean, you should head to Dominican Republic which offers some of the most thrilling hikes in entire subcontinent. And if you were born in New Jersey but your adventurous heart beats to travel around world and fulfill your wish list - Komodo National Park located off coast of Flores Island is fast becoming most popular place to visit in Indonesia. Writing down crazy ideas on your wish list takes things a step further; it makes them more tangible, more real, and much less easy to forget. So if you're ready to start living your wish list one checkmark at a time - here are some practical tips and exclusive tools that can help you get started.