Bucket lists. Things to do before we die. More often than not such lists incorporate travelling, so we’ve rounded up five amazing adventures to add to your list. Enjoy the road less travelled, or want to tick off an epic ‘must see’ destination? Look no further.
1. Float on a canoe in the Okavango delta
The mysterious Okavango delta exists only for a short period each year before totally evaporating. Travel to far inland Botswana, Africa, and seek your own mokoro canoe (a specialist canoe almost exclusively found in the Okavango delta). Glide through the reeds and shallow waters against a backdrop picked right from a scene from the Lion King. Sheer relaxation.
2. Complete the world’s highest bungee jump
Macau is a modest peninsula found in China, just across from Hong Kong. It is home to the Macau Tower, also known as the world’s tallest bungee jump platform. It certainly takes a brave individual to throw themselves from a height of over 338 metres, but what a rush! For adrenaline junkies everywhere, this one’s for you.
3. Marvel at the northern lights from a glass igloo
Finnish Lapland is the perfect place to instil wonder in even the most cynical adult. The Aurora Borealis (or northern lights) can often be spotted from the area. Better still, you can call a glass igloo ‘home’, allowing you to take in the magnificent views from the comfort of your own cosy bed. Be sure to plan your trip in-line with the Aurora forecast for the best chance of seeing the northern lights. No lights? No worries! The night sky is particularly beautiful in this part of the world, owing to minimal light pollution.
4. Après ski at Klosters
Keeping with the frozen theme, there is nothing quite like skiing in Klosters. Once reserved for the social elite, Klosters is now much more accessible to us ‘common folk’, as it were. There remains a real sense of luxury and exclusivity which - coupled with the chocolate box charm - really makes this place quite special. After a hard days’ skiing and snowboarding, kick back and relax après ski in a log lodge. Expect to rub shoulders with the likes of Prince William and Katherine who are frequent fixtures on these slopes.
5. Dine underwater in the Maldives
Its tranquil, powdery white beaches lapped by calm, crystal clear waters is many peoples’ idea of heaven. But when the beach all gets too much in the Maldives, why not head inside… or underwater? The Dusit Thani Maldives is the world’s first Biosphere Reserve, and allows you to quite literally dine beneath sea life such as manta rays, turtles and whale sharks (endangered species). After dinner, wander around the underwater caves before heading to the world’s first underwater nightclub, which you will find eight meters below the ocean’s surface.
Remember that adventures are only fun if you are completely covered. Things can quickly go awry when you are not insured should the worst happen (or you lose your sunglasses in the underwater club). Does your policy cover your requirements? And does it cover lost items, snow or extreme sports and is it suitable for global or multi-location trips?
For fully comprehensive travel insurance why not get a quote online at PayingTooMuch.com or contact our travel team on 01243 784000, who will happily help. Then the only thing you need to worry about is whether to go board shorts or speedos!