Today we are on our way to the Adventure Travel World Summit in Chiapas Mexico and we thought it would be a good idea to stick with the adventure theme and share Part two of our Top 5 countries for adventure around the world. There was no way we could narrow our favourite destinations down to a mere 5 so we thought that we'd round out the top 10 for you.
Just to recap…numbers 1 through 5 of the most adventurous countries are: New Zealand, Zambia, Fiji, Nepal and Peru.
I know I should have counted down from 10 to 1, but I hate suspense. I'm the type of person that reads the final chapter of a book because I can't stand not knowing how it will end. So, I had to give you our top 5 first.
6. Malaysian Borneo
This place as it all! Start in Kota Kinabalu and make your way to Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia's highest peak. This is a challenging 2 day climb that will take your breath away two fold. One for the rigorous hike and another for the spectacular scenery.
Continue on to Sepilok where you'll view Organgutans in their natural habitat and then pop over to the Kinabatingan River to view wildlife along the river banks from Wild Orangutans, elephants and crocodiles to name a few.
The best diving in the world is in Sipadan where you can dive within a swirl of a school of barracuda! Visiting Gunung Mulu National Park where you can hike the headhunters trail and trek to the Pinnacles is a thrilling experience. There's more wildlife viewing where you can spot the proboscis monkey and Borneo houses one of the largest cave systems in the world where you can view 2 million bats circle overhead nightly from Deer Cave.
There's fun in the sun in Zanzibar where you can kayak, scuba dive, snorkel and check out the spice island. Going to Africa alone is a great adventure and adding everything that Tanzania has to offer makes it even more exciting. There is nothing like camping in the middle of a game reserve or viewing Jane Goodall's chimpanzees at the Gombe Forest on Lake Tanganyika.Don't forget to cycle, we had our greatest adventure cycling through the country!
9. South Africa
South Africa is not only beautiful, it is an adventure traveller's playground to the nth degree.
Sure it's probably the number 1 vacation destination for North Americans to go and chill out on the beach, but there is so much more to Mexico than Margaritas and laying in the sun.
Mexico has some of the most pristine scuba diving on the planet.
The Palancar Reef was made famous by Jaques Cousteau and has never lost speed. Diving in the Cenotes near Tulum will give you a memory to last a lifetime. But there's more to Mexico than diving. Paragliding and Hang Gliding can be experienced all over the country including Tapalpa and Oaxaca. Mexico is known for its rock climbing too, there are sites all over the country most notably El Potrero Chico. There is surfing all along the Pacific Coast and mountain biking in Copper Canyon. Of course there is hiking too. Mexico is such a giant country that it is impossible to pin down where to choose to do your vacation.