8 Most Remarkable Adventures Around the World

Written By: The Planet D

We have had the opportunity to see some of the most unique places anyone could ever think of and we’ve experienced some the most remarkable adventures around the world. 

Top Adventures Around the World

Since starting my blog ActivePlanet in 2011, I’ve not only gained knowledge from personal experience but from lots…and I mean LOTS of research.

Spending a lengthy 8 months backpacking around Southeast Asia to exploring my home country of North America.

I’ve been hopping back and forth between the Caribbean and Central America and I discovered there was a lot to experience in the short life I had here on earth.

The best way to do that was through the most unique situations I could put myself in.

1. Shark Diving in the Caribbean

Diving Whale Shark Ocean Mexico Dive Diver Blue Fish

Out of all the places to go shark diving around the world, the Caribbean should definitely be at the top of your list, and for good reason. It’s not only a prime destination to dive with Great Hammerhead Sharks, but whale sharks migrate there every year too.

Combine that with the opportunity to dive with many other types sharks in some of the most unique chain of tropical islands in the world and you’re left with absolutely no excuse to jump in the water to explore!

2. Sandboarding Nicaraguan Volcanoes

Anyone can go sandboarding, but have you ever considered doing so down the side of an active volcano? If you take a vacation to Nicaragua, you actually have the opportunity to do just that.

Although quite rigorous (after all, nobody is going to carry you up and down the sand dune), travelers in the region get the chance to explore the summit of Cerro Negro volcano and, once done, can arrange to sandboard down the extremely steep slopes down to the base.

Sure, it’s not for the faint of heart. But you know what they say, when in Rome

3. Island Hopping in the South Pacific

The hiking trails along the Na Pali Coast in Kauai Hawaii.

Splattered with lagoons that are shaded in colors of blue to match an artists’ palette, the South Pacific offers a plethora of opportunities that any true adventurer would love to explore.

If given the opportunity, spend some time exploring not only the islands of Tahiti, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Mauritius, Seychelles, and the Maldives but those surrounding them as well.

Get a small group of friends together and spend at least 4-6 months doing so.

Sure, you may need to take a leave of absence from work, but believe me when I say that it’s well worth the “sacrifice”.

4. Cruising Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands

penguins in antarctica

If time and money is on your side, then on adventure cruising through Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands should definitely be on your bucket list.

This ultimate polar expedition will take you to some of the most remote wilderness in the world.

You will not only gain the opportunity to see the true beauty of Antarctica, but will most likely see some incredible wildlife in their true habitats.

Between king penguin colonies, albatross colonies, elephant seals, and much more, you couldn’t possibly find a better Southern Ocean experience.

5. Hike Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu, Peru, Mountain, Hiking, Off the beaten path

Considered as a right of passage for many travelers around the world, the trek up to Machu Picchu is something you shouldn’t pass up on your journey adventuring across the globe.

Of course, you don’t want to just take the classical trek up – it’s best to go the long way around. What I’m talking about is the hike from Vilcabamba to Machu Picchu.

This 5 day overnight trek will lead you from Vilcabamba, climbing 5 hours uphill through Asuntina Pass, through Yanochoca, descending into the village of Yanatile, and (eventually) to Machu Picchu.

If you’re looking to take the off the beaten path route to avoid the crowds and have a more unique trek to Machu Picchu, this is the little known way to go!

6. Iceland – The Land of Fire & Ice

waves crashing on ice in iceland

If you’re at a pivotal point in your life and need an adventure that will truly leave an impression, then the place to turn to is the Land of Fire & Ice.

As it turns out, there are not very many places left unexplored around our planet, however, Iceland seems to be one of those last untouched destinations where the landscapes are not only majestic, but filled with a magical beauty that will captivate any traveler who dares to go there.

Along with Iceland’s harmonious lifestyle with its people, you can enjoy breathtaking views, active volcanoes, glaciers, fish rich waters, and sensational coastal villages.

Oh, and did I mention a fantastic Aurora Borealis light show?

7. Magic of an African Safari

Elephant South Africa Desert Safari

It’s no hidden secret that Africa has some of the best safari destinations around the world. And for good reason!

Between South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Zibabwe, Uganda, and many other countries, this is the part of the world that you travel to in order to witness the “Big 5″. But what makes this trip so remarkable?

The fact that many of these animals are dwindling down due to the ever growing concern of the poacher crisis.

8. Trek Off the Beaten Path in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Northern Laos Rice Field

If you’ve ever been backpacking in Southeast Asia, it’s a place that you learn to love…and really fast.

During my 8 month tour exploring this region of the world, I spent most of my time trying to find those hard to reach places that were rarely discovered by other travelers.

As you could imagine, in a place that’s so well trodden by other travelers, this could be difficult to do.

However, if you venture to some of the villages in Northern Laos, you could be in luck. Just remember to think outside the box and trek further off the beaten path than one would think they need to!

Which of these adventures would you like to travel around the world?

Author Bio:

“Ron Robbins has been traveling non-stop around the world since the founding day of his adventure travel site Active Planet Travels back in June of 2011. He has found most of his professional interests in being a travel blogger, television host, photographer & bizarre food enthusiast.”
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Please take a look at these top adventures around the world that I highly recommend any adventurer to take advantage of. And trust me when I say that it’s well worth your time to add each of these to your bucket list!

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About The Planet D

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

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27 thoughts on “8 Most Remarkable Adventures Around the World”

  1. Great post indeed, In above adventures you mentioned “Trek Off the Beaten Path in Southeast Asia”, other than this I would like to introduce, beautiful island nation in Asia called Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy lot of things like white water rafting, trekking, camping, wild safaris, sea plane rides etc., in a word “Adventures”. Hope you travel here soon.


  2. The Safari is something i wanna go at. The animals there are magnificent and they must be taken care of like people too.

  3. greetings world most interesting peoples i am pleased to join you in then breathtaking adventures that taken you around this most beautiful place we call earth I say paradise !! I trust today has taken a tranquil place to bask and enjoy all of wherever you may soon bee I SAY BLESSING all ways until i catch up with you.

  4. I will be in New Zealand in Oct 2016 is there a cruise from Auckland to SUva, Fiji I could take. I have a week
    To site see before I meet my daughter in Suva, what do you recommend, are there short cruise to close br islands leaving from Auckland and returning to Auckland?

  5. I’ve trecked around South East Asia but haven’t done any of the other adventures on this list yet. I really want to go island hopping in the South Pacific – on a sailboat!

  6. Beautiful and amazing travel destinations! I would love to visit Machu Picchu and Beaten Path, just by looking at them I can feel the refreshing air and genuineness of the place. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great list! I’ve already been to Iceland and Malaysia, and all I can I say is it was worth the trip! Reserving the others in this list for my next trips!

  8. Wow I enjoyed all adventures on this page especially photos who inspires me a lot. Thanks for such an important and relevent post.

  9. Wow i like all adventures of this page specially photos because of high resolution. Ron Robbin, you are a cool man please going on your journey and post here all adventures places and things.

    Thanks you so much for sharing this information.

  10. Soooo I’d done just ONE out of all of these! Haha 😀 But they all sound super fun!! Saving this list for later 🙂

  11. #6 Iceland is at the top of my list. Every time I see anyone share photos they always inspire something in me and I’d love to experience it for myself. Seeing both glaciers and volcanoes in one trip would be amazing. Thanks!