Adventure Travel Vacations
Adventure Travel is in the eye of the beholder. You don’t have to skydive or swim with sharks to call your trip a life-changing experience. Adventure travel isn’t always about how fast or high you go, but seizing the opportunity to see the world from a brand-new perspective.
Whatever adventure you seek, our travel advisors can work with you to design the perfect trip. Covington’s travel planners learn every detail about their clients to match them with the perfect suppliers and itineraries, ensuring travel experiences that enlighten, excite and enrich. Plus – our travel agents have the expertise and connections to customize your itinerary, arrange VIP experiences, and get you access to exclusive amenities.
What’s your pleasure? Snorkeling in the Caribbean, viewing the wildlife on an African savanna, exploring the hill towns of Tuscany by bicycle, ziplining through the lush rain-forest of Costa Rica, or discovering Patagonia on horseback?
From kayaking and cave tubing to “soft adventures” such as electric-bike riding and snorkeling, there’s an option to suit every vacation style. Up your game, conquer your fears, and try something new this year.
Here are some exciting Adventure Travel Experiences to consider:
Extreme Factor: Medium
Navigating an inner tube through a cave is very different from a leisurely float on a lazy river. Expert guides lead these underground river tours, but if you have a fear of dark, small spaces, you may want to sit this one out.
TRY IT: In New Zealand’s Waitomo Caves, which are known for the thousands of glowworms that illuminate the caverns; and in Belize, where cave tubing originated as a local sport by kids using old car tires to float down rivers.
Extreme Factor: Low to High
White-water rafting is an exhilarating activity and suitable for all ages. In the hands of a capable guide, travelers can learn an abundance about the local culture and landscape. Plus, the ride allows opportunities to spot wildlife from a safe distance.
TRY IT: The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River, and Costa Rica, where the weather lends itself to year-round rafting.
Extreme Factor: Low
For a fun day of tropical fish-peeping, strap on fins, a mask, and a snorkel and head to the sea. Snorkeling is an easy activity – basic swimming skills, good equipment, and an understanding of the ocean are the most essential requirements.
TRY IT: Snorkeling is a must during any water-based vacation, be it in the Caribbean or the Maldives, off the coast of Mozambique, or in the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands, where adventurers can spot pristine coral reefs and sea turtle habitats.
Extreme Factor: Medium
Second only to hiking, mountain biking is one of the most popular ways to engage in the great outdoors. Equipped with knobby tires and serious suspension, mountain bikes are built especially for off-road adventures. Bike tours range from slow and steady to super technical, so be sure to have your travel advisor find one that best suits your fitness level.
TRY IT: Pedal through Patagonia’s Lanín National Park or go off-road in Iceland.
Extreme Factor: Low to Medium
Hopping on a saddle has always been a great way to take in the landscape. Enjoy a sunset ride on a beach or a multi-day journey into remote wilderness.
TRY IT: Your travel advisor can arrange a ride through your destination’s surrounding plains, countryside, or coasts.
Top Trending Adventure Destinations
- Costa Rica and Chile/Patagonia (tie)
- New Zealand
- Arctic/North Pole
- South Africa
Top Active Adventures
• Small-ship expedition cruising
• Food and wine
• Safaris/wildlife viewing
• Scuba Diving
• Arts and Culture
To plan your adventure travel experience, contact our vacation advisors at 804-747-7077 for a free consultation.