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Top 5 holiday spots
for adventure travel in 2017

Where to go for your adventure travel holidays

Don’t you feel like it’s time for an adventure trip this year? 2017 is just getting started, so why not make some new travel plans? The world is your oyster – choose a place you’ve always wanted to explore, or better yet, dare to do something different.

There are lots of amazing off-the-beaten path destinations where you can spend quality time with your loved ones, relax, and forget all about daily stress and hassles. Here are 5 adventure holiday spots for 2017 that will exceed all your expectations.

Adventure holiday in mountains

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

93% of the country is covered in mountain peaks, valleys, and amazing landscapes. What’s great about Kyrgyzstan, and its capital city Bishkek, is that very few people even know about this beautiful place. The history, customs and culture of the nation are outstanding. If you’re looking to explore central Asia in a more unusual and original way, Bishkek is the city you should start with. There’s the famous Silk Road nearby, as well as some amazing trekking routes adventurers must explore. Best of all, Kyrgyzstan is a budget-friendly travel destination. Private accommodate in the heart of Bishkek costs about $15/night, and meal prices are somewhere between $2 and $5. Make time to visit the city’s best attractions, too – The State Historical Museum and Dubovy Park should be include on your travel itinerary.

Virunga Volcanoes, Rwanda

Rwanda’s 8 active volcanoes might scare away conventional travelers. But for the adventurous type, this destination is a must-see for 2017. The Virunga Volcanoes span across the borders of Congo and Uganda in Africa, and even though the area is not that popular among tourists, it definitely pays to know more about it. There are lots of comfortable safari lodges where you can sleep and eat, so you don’t have to worry about accommodation. The volcano views are staggering, and most trekking routes are quite accessible for both beginners and experienced mountaineers. The locals are extremely welcoming, and the overall territory is a unique opportunity to take a risk and explore a destination very few have had the chance to see before.

Snowy adventure

Lofoten Islands, Norway

If you’re a sports fanatic, and you’d trade the Caribbean beaches for the icy fjords of Norway, then you need to explore Lofoten Islands. It might just become your next favorite travel destination in Europe. The islands boast a wealth of activities you can engage in, including skiing, kayaking, trekking and sampling delicacies in comfy eateries. The hospitality, remoteness, and safety of the area make it ideal for adventure travelers all around the world. Lofoten Islands is a favorite spot for bikers, too. Cycling is a favorite activity because it allows tourists to get a closer look at the surroundings and admire the beauty of the place from up close.

Machu Picchu, Peru

History buffs and adventure seekers should definitely put Machu Picchu on their travel list for this year. The scenery is sublime, and the activities one can try out will be remembered for years in a row. The Inca Trail is a favorite trekking route in Machu Picchu. It actually includes 3 overlapping trails – One Day, Mollepata, and Classic. All of them boast memorable sights and sceneries. Tucked in the Andes, the trail comprises several Andean eco-systems, including the alpine tundra and various cloud forests. Along your chosen route, you should come across lots of Incan ruins, tunnels, and conventional Peruvian settlements.

Adventure in Africa

Botswana

Botswana’s diverse wildlife is located up north, and most adventure travelers come here to admire the natural wonders of the Okavango Delta. There are lots of amazing nearby attractions though, including Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve. Home to the world’s largest concentration of big game, Botswana should definitely be on your travel itinerary for this year. The Central Game Reserve in the heart of Kalahari Desert offers the most unique and safari environment.

Most safari regions in Botswana are divided into private reserves. The lodging facilities are numerous, and truth be told nothing can ever compare with sleeping somewhere wild, quiet and absolutely breathtaking. With a bit of luck, you might have the chance to admire the famous zebra of Botswana, or try out a canoe safari in the Okavango Delta and admire the wild birds.

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