Those who are cautious need not apply.
Fly a fighter jet. Yes, a real jet.
One company called MiGFlug allows everyday people to fly a fighter jet…no pilot experience necessary! If you’re in the mood to hit the sky and see what you’ve got, this might just be the trip for you. (Top Gun references come free of charge.)
Swim with deadly crocodiles in Australia
Ever wish for the opportunity to get up close and personal with a crocodile? Most sane people would say no, but if that’s something you’re into, one company in Darwin City can make it happen. Climb into their “Cage of Death” (yes, that’s the real name) and hang out with some of these magnificent and terrifying creatures.
Skydive over Mt. Everest
Sure, you could climb Mount Everest, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, you can skydive from 29,500 feet, even higher than the summit, and freefall all the way to base camp. The views are incredible and the thrills are unparalleled.
Go swimming in ice water in Finland
Believe it or not, ice swimming isn’t considered extreme at all in Finland. If you go there and try it, they say, you’ll experience an “incomparable energy boost” from dipping into the icy waters. Though the initial shock of the cold is always tough to face, the overall result is a warm and invigorating sensation throughout the body.
Scale a glacier in Iceland
Run a marathon in the Moroccan desert
Go “wing walking” in the UK
Go volcano boarding in Nicaragua
Surfing on the ocean is so passé. It’s time for you to check out volcano boarding, aka careening down the inside of Volcan Cerro Negro, an active volcano, at 80 km/hr.
Dive down and explore the remains of the Titanic
For $60K, Deep Ocean Expeditions (DOE) will take you to the wreck of the RMS Titantic. Dive 12,000 feet down in a submersible and see the most famous shipwreck in the world. Rumor has it, DOE is discontinuing their diving expeditions in July, so you better act fast!
Drive a Zapcat powerboat
Zapcats are essentially the inflatable hulls of a catamaran boat. They’re light, nimble, and can reach incredible speeds. Oh, and if you hit a wave just right, you might see your life flash before your eyes!
Hike the most dangerous path in the world
“Caminito del Rey” in El Chorro, Spain, is considered the most dangerous hiking route in the world due to its shaky infrastructure. Try your luck on this path, and you’ll see what kind of a hiker you really are.
Take a “Tundra Buggy” to see some polar bears
Hang out in zero gravity
Zero-G is a company that uses Boeing 727 planes to simulate the feeling of weightlessness. The planes perform a specific maneuver called a “parabola” that moves the aircraft in such a way that the people aboard feel no gravity acting upon them. Each ride begins at $4,950 per person, but the ability to fly seems pretty priceless to me.
Raft or kayak down the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a sight so impressive that many vow to see its majesty before they die. Can you imagine how stunning it would be to go whitewater rafting or kayaking down it? If you’re looking for breathtaking views and challenging adventures, this might just be your dream trip.
Take a ride on the fastest roller coaster in the world
Formula Rossa is a rollercoaster at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. It’s the fastest rollercoaster in the world, with riders reaching speeds up to 150 mph (in less than five seconds of acceleration!). This is not a ride for the timid.
Train like a Navy SEAL.
SEALs refer to their traditional training protocol as “Hell Week,” but some adventure seekers call it a $2,000 vacation! One Chesapeake, VA company, the Extreme Seal Experience, gives travelers the same training regimen that Navy SEALs undergo as they become the most elite operatives in the US.
Go heli-skiing in Alaska
Heli-skiing means that you’re no longer confined to the resorts of your skiing past. Instead, try being dropped out of a helicopter at the top of some of the most thrilling and remote mountains in the world. One trip like this and you’ll never be seen on a skilift again!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to get out there and get that adrenaline pumping!
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