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A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

On a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert

Piled high against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are the golden red sands of the Namib Desert. Between the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, a massive dune field backs the seaside. While on the coast of Namibia, we found time to jump on off-road bikes as part of a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert and explore this beautiful part of the country. On the tour we got to see how the Topnaar tribe lives in the desert, visit an ancient burial site, see centuries-old petrified footprints and have some fun carving up the massive sand dunes.

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July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top 25 Adventure Activities: 2015 Viator Travel Awards

Welcome to the 2015 Viator Travel Awards: Adventure Activities Edition, your indispensable guide to adrenaline-pumping (some might say, fear-inducing), heart-pounding activities around the world.

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December 11, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Out of Office: Daniel Goes Off the Beaten Path in Bolivia

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. In this new series we’ll bring you their stories. Here, Daniel Hackett details his trip to La Paz, Bolivia.

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August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments

A Guide to Trekking in Nepal

Rara Lake

Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world for trekkers. It is cheap compared to most other countries, has the world’s highest mountains, and offers hikers a chance to experience the unique cultures of Nepal’s highlands. Fully one-third of the great snow-capped Himalaya is contained within Nepal’s borders, and the opportunities to explore this vast zone are many.

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May 2, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

My Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk tour didn’t start on a glacier. Nor did it start on a helicopter. No, this tour started in the town center of Franz Josef, New Zealand, in the office of the tour guide, where excitement for what was coming escalated as I outfitted myself in glacier clothes.

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February 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments

5 Granada Adventure Activities

Mombacho Volcano

While it’s a city full of culture and history, Granada also offers plenty of activities for the adventure traveler. Nicaragua’s neighbor, Costa Rica, is often considered to be one of the top Central American destinations for adventure travelers, but Nicaragua is an alternative since so much of the land is undeveloped. Today I spotlight five adventure things to do in and around Granada, Nicaragua.

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January 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments

7 Things to Do in the Amazon River Basin

You could spend a lifetime exploring its vast interior, but here is a list of things to do in the Amazon to get you started.

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November 7, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Extreme Sports in Israel

Israel is a small country with huge appeal for travelers. Its ancient historic cities, magnificent archaeological sites, beautiful landscapes and varied culture (not to mention the food!) are worth a visit in their own right. Yet Israel’s appeal as an outdoor destination, where nature and extreme sports can be enjoyed at the same time, is just starting to be recognized by travelers. So take a deep breath, dive in head first, don’t look down and take the plunge in Israel – the extreme sport capital of the Middle East.

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October 11, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Adventure and Education on Hawaii’s Big Island

Snorkeling in Hawaii

For those looking for a more rounded and educational experience of Hawaii’s Big Island (or perhaps you’ve got a few kids in tow), consider these handful of learning activities that will keep you (and your kids) on your cerebral toes.

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October 4, 2012 by | 0 Comments

10 Best Pacific Northwest Hiking Destinations

Middle Sister Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is a backpacker’s dream. With more national parks, national forests, and other protected areas than you can shake a hiking stick at, the dark, damp forests and wild coastal stretches of western Oregon and Washington attract backpackers and hikers from around the world. Volcanoes, mountain meadows, sea stacks, and old growth forests beckon hardy hikers with the promise of pristine scenery and backcountry solitude. Here are our picks for the ten best backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest.

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September 21, 2012 by | 1 Comment

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