Adventure travel involves just what the name says – adventure. Think of all the wonderful tales of adventure in books and movies – Robinson Crusoe and his island, Sinbad the Sailor’s voyages, the team of George Challenger exploring the Lost World of dinosaurs. The brave and the restless at heart yearn to go on such travels.
Adventure travel allows you to explore your talent at adventurous feats. However, remember that only seasoned adventurers can go on tours as dangerous as the ones written about in fiction. Amateurs need to get used to mini adventures first in order to completely enjoy a full-scale one.
Adventure travel tours usually have three levels – easy, moderate and demanding. Beginners would be able to handle the first kind as it involves less strenuous exercise. Moderate level adventure tours might have a little more rigorous schedule whereas the third kind is the most difficult and involves a lot of hiking and steep terrain. The levels assigned to various adventure tours vary according to different agencies.
As an adventure traveler or a hopeful one, ensure that you research and check the trip well in order to enjoy it rather than regret it later.
Following are a few guidelines to help you:
Adventure travel includes camping, walking, getting dirty and dusty etc. If you cringe visibly at the thought of any of the above, it would be best to go for another kind of trip.
Pick the place
Select either one place or many different places that you want to visit on your adventure travel trip. If you’re not knowledgeable about geography, better go for a familiar and well-traveled destination rather than straying on the off-beaten path.
Regardless of the level of the trip you select, physical fitness is required to a certain degree. You need to have the stamina to deal with rough terrain, running and walking, and sleeping less. Healthy food and exercise are a must before and during the trip.
Check if your travel insurance covers health problems abroad. If not, or in case you don’t have insurance at all, get a good policy at the earliest – preferably before the trip.
Avoid hurting wild animals and destroying plant life – let your adventure travel be environment friendly.