(Last Updated On: August 10, 2017)

Travel awakens the soul. It opens the mind and leaves you yearning for more. As clichéd as that may sound, it’s true. It takes you out of your comfy nook and throws you into situations that force you to think, observe and learn. The world is huge and it’s impossible to cover it all but even a trip to a nearby locale can change your perspective and have you planning the next. You’ll come back refreshed and with the clarity of mind that you didn’t know was missing.

If you feel an urge to get up, head out the door and lose yourself to sights, sounds, and experiences, we have some exciting suggestions that may help. From jumping off at 30,000 feet and speeding down to earth with ice-covered mountains around you to trekking shifting glaciers in far-off Iceland, there’s an endless list of places to visit and adventures to go on. If you’re game, check out these exotic locations, pick your favorites and pack your bags before you hit the big 3-0!

1) Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea may be a high-tech country and Seoul, its biggest metropolis but there are numerous natural locales. From Seoul, you can book a tour to Taean County and go Sea-Kayaking. It’s a great way to check out the beaches and the beautiful coastline. Add camping to your itinerary too. You’ll love sleeping under the stars after spending time exploring the surroundings.

How to reach Seoul:

Incheon International Airport is the main point of entry for most visitors. Flights to the city are available from major airports.

Where can you stay:

Captain Ryan’s Duplex is a conveniently located space with easy access to key places in the downtown area. The Korean style 1-bedroom apartment features necessary amenities and chargeable services like airport pickup and tour guides.

Travelers who fancy living in hanks can opt for this guest house near Gyeongbokgung Palace. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a small yard. A mini oven, refrigerator and kettle are installed in the yard.

This elegant renovated house is ideal for travelers who love to live in style. The 2-bedroom home has a fully equipped kitchen and is located in front of Seoul Station.

What can you do there:

Bungee Jumping and Zip-lining are a few other exciting activities to try. Travelers eager to have an outdoor experience but at a slower pace can opt for stand up paddleboarding on the Han River. If you want the excitement of another kind, take a ghost tour of hidden alleys and listen to unsettling stories and nightmarish tales.

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Why do we recommend it:

Seoul is a modern city but its urban landscape sits comfortably alongside natural beauty found in places like Seoul Forest, Bukhansan National Park, and Haneul Park. Thrill-seekers can get their fill of fun with paragliding over the capital and Bungee Jumping at Yuldong Park, which is south of Seoul. Don’t forget to try out amazing Korean BBQ and the spicy cabbage dish, Kimchi, as you make your way around the city.

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2) Ibiza, Spain

 

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Owning a Ferrari is a dream for most but in Barcelona, you can come close to it – well, almost! If you’re planning a visit to Ibiza, take a detour to Barcelona where you can get behind the wheel of a Ferrari. There are companies that rent out different models of gorgeous Ferraris. You could go for the iconic Enzo Ferrari or the powerful Ferrari 599 GTO; whichever suits your style.

How to reach Ibiza:

Take a flight from Barcelona to Ibiza. Alternatively, you can book a ferry that leaves from Barcelona port.

Where to stay:

The E36 Penthouse Elite is a fully-equipped 2-bedroom apartment with wireless internet. It features a terrace and has a community pool. The apartment is located 2 minutes from Marina Botafoch and 5 minutes from Pacha.

If you’re traveling in a group, this airy Holiday Home with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and a swimming pool will more than meet your needs. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Another great place to stay is E33B, an apartment that’s fully equipped for a short stay. Parking is available in case you decide to rent a car. 

What can you do there:

Ibiza offers visitors a long list of things to do especially for party animals. There are numerous clubs, live music bars, and cafes to check out, including the must-visit Café Del Mar, known for founding Café Del Mar Music of easy listening, chillout music fame. The island also has picturesque villages such as Es Cubells and great beaches like Benirrás that you shouldn’t miss. Old Town is another part of Ibiza to stop at. The Dalt Vila Fortress is a sight to behold while cobbled streets and medieval mansions take you back in time.

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Why do we recommend it:

Ibiza is a mix of old and new. Visitors eager to experience the summer club scene, won’t be disappointed, while those looking to immerse themselves in history and culture will find a lot of it. Book Ibiza tours today

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3) Nepal

 

 

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It can be tough for adventure junkies to find new thrills. Yet, there’s one that’s guaranteed to set your pulse racing, even if you’re a seasoned pro – Everest Skydiving. Jumping off a plane at 30,000 feet and plunging towards Everest base camp with the tallest mountain in the world, dwarfing everything around it is a one-of-a-kind experience.

How to reach Nepal:

Major airlines regularly fly to Nepal and land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Where can you stay:

If you’re willing to splurge a little, the Radisson Hotel and Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu are top picks. Fish Tail Lodge in Pokhara is another great choice. If you’re on a budget, consider Trekkers’ Home and Hotel Family Home, also in Kathmandu. They provide comfortable accommodation and have free Wi-Fi.

What can you do there:

There’s plenty to do in Nepal. From rock climbing to zip flying to white water rafting, the country really is an adventurer’s paradise. The challenging Annapurna Circuit also lies here. Visitors who prefer less adrenaline-pumping activities can opt for sightseeing tours to beautiful Phewa Lake and colorful Kathmandu. Hikes to Ghorepani and the ancient temple of Changu Narayan are also regularly organized. Find activities to do

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Why do we recommend it:

Nepal offers a life-changing experience for any traveler. It’s the birthplace of Buddha, has stunning natural landscapes, is home to the Himalayas, has World Heritage Sites worth visiting and won’t cost you a bomb.

 

4) Phuket, Thailand

 

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The mountainous island of Phuket is a tourist favorite and has some of the best beaches for snorkeling. Turtles and black tip reef sharks are just a few of the animals you can spot. Kata Noi in Kata Beach, Laem Singh Beach and Paradise Beach are ideal locations for snorkeling. However, while the water stays clear and calm to allow you to see marine life, the undertow is strong from May to October, which is the off-season.

How to reach Phuket:

Direct flights are available from Singapore. However, if you’re stopping in Bangkok first, you can take a bus to Phuket from Bangkok’s Southern Terminal Station.

Where can you stay:

A few minutes from Surin Beach is a fully equipped 1-bedroom apartment with a gym and a rooftop pool. It also has an outdoor recreation area and parking space. 

If you’re staying in Patong, this 1-bedroom apartment that’s just 5 minutes from the beach is the perfect. There’s a community pool, gym, steam room, outdoor recreation area and parking facility. 

Splurge on a beautiful 1-bedroom chalet in Kamala Beach Estate. It has a fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and outdoor deck with access to the private beach. The estate’s ‘The Deck’ restaurant provides room service. 

What can you do there:

Snorkeling is just one of many things to do in Phuket. You can book a day cruise around the islands, sunbathe, swim from the boat and come back to a delicious meal before heading back home. For the intrepid traveler, paramotor flying offers a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings. If you’d rather unwind at a trendy locale, sail, dine and snorkel on Hype Boa t. Travelers looking to absorb the local culture can head to historical Phuket Town with its colonial and Chinese architecture. Click here for more

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Why do we recommend it:

Phuket caters to every type of traveler, whether you’re a nightlife-loving person, a beach-crazy individual or someone who loves walking the streets of old towns. It’s also a shopper’s haven and you can find fancy boutiques as well as stores selling affordable knick-knacks to take back home.

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5) Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Bangkok pulsates with life and offers you a little bit of everything. Water sports lovers won’t be disappointed either. In fact, if wakeboarding is your thing Bangkok’s Lake Taco, which is less than an hour from the city center, is where you should head to. A cable system pulls you instead of a boat and a ramp lets you show off your skill with stunts.

How to reach Bangkok:

The city is well-connected to countries through two major airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport.

Where can you stay

Live in style during your stay in Bangkok at a 3-bedroom serviced suite that offers privacy and all the amenities you need. There are restaurants and bars as well as a pool, spa, mini mart and a laundrette. 

10 minutes from Bangkok Mall and near BTS is a 1-bedroom serviced apartment with amenities and facilities to make your stay comfortable. There’s a pool, gym, coffee shop and wireless internet access. 

A short walk from the BRT express bus line is a 1-bedroom serviced suite that also offers a shuttle service to the BTS and different shopping destinations. It has restaurants and bars, a pool, mini mart and a laundrette. 

What can you do there:

What can’t you do in Bangkok? There’s zip-lining, paintball and water sports as well as tours around the city and to the outskirts. You can visit the Grand Palace, numerous te mples, and parks. Muay Thai performances, luxurious massages, shopping opportunities and experiencing the wild nightlife at Khaosan Road will make your trip more than worthwhile. Get your adventure fix

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Why do we recommend it:

Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world and it’s easy to see why. It’s a city of contrasts. Large malls and old temples, bustling streets and quiet green spaces, cheap street food and exotic gourmet fare – the city get your senses going in more ways than you can imagine.

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6) Bali, Indonesia

 

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Trekking is a great way to get a workout and appreciate nature. Yet in Bali, it’s with a twist. You’re rewarded with a magnificent view of the landscape from the top of the volcano, Mount Batur. It’s an experience that’s seriously out of this world and one should definitely try before hitting 30.

How to reach Bali:

There are regular flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport) from Singapore Changi.

Where can you stay:

Spend your nights in a 1-bedroom tropical bungalow with a shared pool, kitchen and entertainment areas. It’s situated a short distance from Uluwatu Beach and has easy access to the rest of Bukit Peninsula. 

A 2-bedroom villa awaits you, complete with a private pool, tropical garden and billiard table. There’s a parking area and free airport pickup for guests who stay for a minimum of one week.

Affordable accommodation can be found with this Balinese villa that’s just 10 minutes from Legian Beach. You can choose between 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas. 

What can you do there:

Explore the lush terrain of Bali with a tour in a jeep or cycle around Kintamani. Head towards the south of the island and go kayaking in the Ayung River, the longest in Bali. Sky Skiing, Wakeskating, and Wakeboarding are more few activities to try. If you’re game for a hike, Tampaksiring offers a chance to get to know Balinese culture and way of life. Don’t leave without a visit to the famed rice terraces of Tegalalang that are set against slopes across the valley. Check out more here

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Why do we recommend it:

It’s a gem of a place with sunny weather all-year round – perfect for water sports and lazy days at the beach. Balinese hospitality is well-known and if you love meeting new people and getting to know their lifestyle, you’ll find it easy here. There’s an abundance of natural beauty too from long, sandy coastlines to tropical rainforests.

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7) San Francisco, USA

 

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The bustling, multicultural city of San Francisco has some pretty amazing sky diving opportunities. Sky diving isn’t allowed in the city but drives a couple of hours away and it’s a whole different scene. Professional and licensed instructors prepare you to take the leap of your life, freefall and parachute down towards the Bay Area.

How to reach San Francisco:

San Francisco International is the main gateway for international travelers and flights can be booked from major cities.

Where can you stay:

Live in comfort when in San Francisco in a 2-bedroom apartment that’s walking distance from a small shopping center. The pet-friendly accommodation is fitted with basic amenities such as a TV and a washer/dryer. 

This centrally located 1-bedroom apartment with a garden view has a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living quarters. It’s close to supermarkets, grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and shopping centers. 

If the South of Market appeals to you, this 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment that’s right in the middle of the neighborhood is perfect for you. It has wireless internet connectivity and has a washer/dryer. 

What can you do there:

Head to Ocean Beach for a chance to tackle some big waves. Mountain Biking is another activity to try especially in Mount Sutro. Many areas of the hill and forest are accessible by bike and are great for hiking as well. You can try your hand at bouldering and rock climbing if you want to push yourself. Glen Canyon and Beaver Street Wall are a couple of spots to check out for this.

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Why do we recommend it:

San Francisco is an incredibly vibrant city which would want you to witness the energy buzzing around. The hills offer some truly breathtaking views while iconic attractions like Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge are simply unmissable. You can take in most of the sights in a day or two, which is great if you’re pressed for time.

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8) Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

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The Venice of the North is one of the most charming cities in Europe. Canals that span more than 100 km, 90 islands and over 1500 bridges give it an appeal that’s all its own. The city is also a terrific destination for extreme sports enthusiasts and one of the coolest activities you can try is Indoor Skydiving. A wind tunnel keeps you suspended as you experience skydiving without jumping off a plane.

How to reach Amsterdam:

Flights regularly depart for Schiphol International Airport, which is connected to major cities around the world.

Where can you stay:

Enjoy a luxurious stay at a 5-star apartment housed in a 250-year old building. The spacious accommodation features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a kitchen fitted with necessary appliances. 

Travelers who prefer studio apartments can opt for this 1-bedroom space that’s located near the Maritime Museum and Brouwerij ‘t IJ brewery. The homely apartment is ideal for solo travelers and couples.

A lovely 2-floor apartment with views of the Oude Zijds Achterburgwal canal offers a comfortable stay and easy access to museums, markets, and art galleries. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.

What can you do there:

Indoor Skydiving aside, there are numerous other activities to engage in. Bubble Football/Zorb Football is a whole lot of fun when traveling with friends, while sightseeing flying tours let you take in the city in its entirety. WipeOut offers you the ripe opportunity to master obstacles as seen on the now canceled TV show. Try the escape rooms like The Architect and The Vault too; they’ll definitely get your adrenaline going.

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Why do we recommend it:

Amsterdam is a hotspot of attractions from adventure sporting activities to legendary nightlife, canal cruises, and flea markets. It’s not a very large city either and you really get a feel for the place.

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9) Gold Coast, Australia

 

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The Gold Coast is one of those places that you just have to visit if you love water sports. Sandy beaches and a sunny climate that makes you want to chill out in the outdoors all day long have turned it into a favorite among water sports fans. Jet boat rides are hugely popular and if you’re visiting, rent a boat and ride the waves like a pro.

How to reach Gold Coast:

The Gold Coast Airport connects to several major cities across the world and all cities in Australia.

Where can you stay:

Enjoy living on the waterfront that’s just 15 minutes away from theme parks like Movie World. The well-equipped 3-bedroom apartment has private balconies and a lounge area to chill out in.

If you prefer a compact apartment, consider this small 1-bedroom unit that’s close to the beach and near a convenience store. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a free BBQ area.

Tastefully decorated and with beautiful views of the ocean, this 2-bedroom apartment is only two blocks from the heart of Surfers Paradise. It has a balcony that wraps around the apartment and a common BBQ area.

What can you do there:

The coastal city is known for its beaches, theme parks, vibrant nightlife and Gold Coast hinterland. Bushwalking is a popular activity especially among hikers looking for a challenging walk. For extreme sports lovers, parasailing, sky diving, and jet skiing are a few options. Here are more activities

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Why do we recommend it:

The Gold Coast is full of life and adventure. It also has a laid-back holiday vibe that you’ll want to absorb.

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10) Vietnam

 

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Vietnam’s coastline offers plenty of opportunities for wakeboarding and the coastal town of Nha Trang is one of the best places to be for this. You can book a tour and get pre-flight instructions, safety guards and life jackets as part of the package.

How to reach Vietnam:

Flights to Vietnam can be booked from almost every major city. If traveling from abroad, you’ll land at one of three cities – Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi or Da Nang.

Where can you stay:

You’ll love living in this 1-bedroom 1911-constructed French Colonial studio that blends classic and modern styles. It’s walking distance from Saigon Opera House and is close to all the happening tourist spots.

Stay in the center of Saigon in a 1-bedroom studio apartment with a mini kitchen and a balcony. It’s a few minutes from Saigon Opera House and very close to tourist hubs.

2 kms from Old Town and a short distance from An Bang Beach is a charming 1-bedroom traditional Vietnamese style home. It’s fully equipped with modern amenities and also has free Wi-Fi.

What can you do there:

Vietnam has plenty of beaches and many offer water sports activities. You can try Flyboarding, Kite Surfing, and Water Skiing. When on land, try your hand at rock climbing. If that’s too tame for you, Deep Water Soloing in Cat Ba Island will have you pushing yourself to the limit. Get your fix here

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Why do we recommend it:

Vietnam is an adventurer’s paradise. With its numerous beaches, dramatic landscapes and natural beauty, you’ll never lack for things to do. The street food is exquisite and the coffee is out of this world. Massive caves that contain jungles and the gem of the country, Ha Long Bay – Vietnam should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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11) Penang, Malaysia

 

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Exotic Penang is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and rightly so. It has numerous facets to it, each combining to turn it into the multicultural state it is. While extreme sports may not seem like the likeliest thing to do when in Penang, there are underwater activities like Snorkeling you simply need to try. You can take a boat to Pulau Payar or fly to Tioman or Redang for a chance to see unique marine life.

How to reach Penang:

Airlines regularly fly to Penang so booking flights is easy. Penang International Airport is the point of entry for travelers flying in from abroad.

Where can you stay:

Travelers looking for a luxurious home away from home will find it with this 3-storey 5-bedroom house complete with a yard and balconies on each floor. The well-equipped house is a 5-minute drive from the town center.

Modern, spacious and fully furnished, this 3-bedroom apartment is walking distance from key access points like the bus station, mini mart and restaurants. It features a community pool, gym and offers free parking.

Smack in the heart of Penang is a large 5-bedroom house that’s fully furnished. Perfect for a group, it’s close to the grocery store, has wireless internet and parking facilities.

What can you do there:

There’s plenty to do to keep yourself occupied when in Penang. Motorcycle tours let you get up and close with the landscape, temples, and people. There are several hiking trails you can explore including Penang Longest Trail and Bukit Hijau.

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Why do we recommend it:

Penang is one of the most diverse regions in Malaysia. Alongside its cosmopolitan identity sits beaches, fishing villages, and jungles that you’ll be dying to explore.

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12) Cambodia

 

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Cambodia is the place to be if Dirt Biking runs in your veins. Numerous companies organize tours of the region where you can put your biking skills to the test. Rugged tracks, riding over dirt trails, passing by temples and villages – exploring Cambodia on a dirt bike is an eye-opening experience.

How to reach Cambodia:

Two airports cater to international flights, Siem Reap International Airport and Phnom Penh International Airport. Airlines regularly fly to the two airports from major cities around the world.

Where can you stay:

Visitors traveling to Siem Reap can stay at a deluxe city-view room that’s part of a villa. It has free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and a restaurant. Airport pickup is available for a fee.

Spacious living areas and its proximity to popular spots like the Russian Market and Royal Palace make this fully equipped apartment an ideal place to stay. It also has a gym, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and a mini mart.

Stay close to all the tourist hotspots in this private villa featuring a community pool, poolside bar and parking facility. You can also book tours to local attractions.

What can you do there:

If dirt biking doesn’t satiate your thirst for adventure, and a jungle trek to your itinerary. You’ll be taken through picturesque hamlets and rice paddies, passing through parks and jungles for a chance to see wildlife like crying Gibbons and native birds. For travelers with a taste for the more extreme, Quad biking, Zip-lining, Flyboarding and a trip on a Microlight Aircraft are some of the things to try. Head here for more

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Why do we recommend it:

Cambodia is fast becoming one of the hottest tourist destinations around. There are many unexplored beaches to visit, the food is amazing and the nightlife is unlike anything else. Whether you’re an extreme sports junkie or someone who prefers solitary walks through bustling markets and monuments set up as a sober reminder of a painful history, you’ll find your place in Cambodia.

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13) Hong Kong

 

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Not everyone gets to pilot a plane. At best, flight simulation games give you a little feel of it. Yet in Hong Kong, Flight Experience takes things to the next level. An enclosed cockpit simulator with actual instruments and controls from old airplanes make you feel like you’re commanding an aircraft. Surround sound and vibrations add to the effect. As if that’s not enough, a certified pilot guides you through procedures on take-off and landing.

How to reach Hong Kong:

Hong Kong International Airport is connected to most major cities. Visitors who need visas and who are getting in through China or Macau will have to apply for Hong Kong visas from China or Macau, respectively. Multiple-entry visas are required.

Where can you stay:

Have a pleasant stay at a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house with quick access to restaurants, street food, transport hubs and convenience stores. It features free Wi-Fi and a well-equipped kitchen.

Book a stay at this large 2-bedroom apartment that comes with a well-equipped kitchen, broadband and Wi-Fi. It’s close to Temple Street Night Market and airport shuttle bus services.

This family style apartment is ideal for a group of people as it has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It’s right near the MTR station and a stop away from Mongkok.

What can you do there:

If you want yet more thrilling activities, head to Paintball Headquarters and fire at your enemies. Water sports fans will love Wakeboarding, Wakeskating, and Wakesurfing. You can also try Hoverboarding and Flyboarding. The fun doesn’t have to stop there; come evening and you can dine at Peninsula where a helicopter takes you on a 15-minute ride before landing at the restaurant of your choice.

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Why do we recommend it:

Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan and busy place but it also has scenic landscapes, hiking trails like the Dragon’s Back, islands to explore and activities that thrill-seekers will be eager to try. In between all this, you can shop, check out the nightlife and dine on must-eats like dim sums and char Sui.

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14) Taiwan

 

taiwan-cityTaiwan is one of those places that manage to retain a significant area of natural beauty despite being one of the most densely populated countries. Adventure enthusiasts will find a lot to do here including River Trekking, a challenging activity that combines trekking and bouldering along a river. Not for the faint of heart, it’s perfect for those who love to hike but with a little extra fun thrown in. You can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced trips to get the most out of it.

How to reach Taiwan:

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the main point of entry and is connected to important cities.

Where can you stay:

This 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage in Tainan features modern amenities to make your stay a pleasant one. It fits 4 guests and provides access to wireless internet and cable TV.

Located in Taichung, this bright and airy apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bath and fits 2 guests. Visitors are provided internet access, cable TV and a washer/dryer among other amenities.

Another Taichung apartment, this 1-bedroom space is great for 2 guests and features modern conveniences including mini fridges and a washer/dryer. Guests are also given access to the internet.

What can you do there:

Take in the beauty of Taiwan from up in the sky by booking a paragliding session. Several companies offer it and sites include the likes of Puli in Nantou, Taitung, and Waiao. Wakeboarding is another sport to try and prime spots include Lotus WakePark, Kenting Wake Park, and awake Cable Park. Taipei’s Keelung Mountain gives a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and parts of the city.

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Why do we recommend it:

Taiwan has a lot to offer whether it’s hiking up Teapot Mountain, taking a dip in the hot springs of Beitou or experiencing the chaos of the night markets.

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15) Turkey

 

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What better way to admire Turkey and its landmarks than on a hot air balloon? It’s one of the most popular activities and being up in the air with fellow aeronauts is a heady feeling. Balloon tours are regularly organized from stunning places like Cappadocia with its fairy chimneys. Go for the complete experience with a breakfast before your flight and a toast with champagne after.

How to reach Turkey:

The country has several international airports in major cities. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the largest and is around 700 km from Cappadocia. You can book a flight and land at Kayseri Erkilet Airport or Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport.

Where can you stay:

If in Sisli, spend the night in this large apartment that’s equipped with essential amenities. It also has free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The 1-bedroom place has a homely vibe that will make you settle right in.

This B&B is perfect for solo travelers and couples. Located within walking distance to the city’s prominent monuments, the establishment provides an open buffet breakfast of Turkish items.

Reserve a stay at this lovely sea-view home featuring a beautiful yard, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has modern amenities including a BBQ grill, wireless internet and cable TV.

What can you do there:

Balloon Rides aren’t the only thing to do in Cappadocia; a tour of the stunning underground cities is another. Kaymakli Underground City is the widest while Derinkuyu underground city is the deepest. The Goreme Open Air Museum with its refectory monasteries is another must-visit as is Pasabag, which features strange fairy chimneys.

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Why do we recommend it:

Turkey is incredibly diverse not just in culture but in beliefs, landscape and everything in between. There’s so much to see and do. For the adventurous at heart, there’s Skiing and Snowboarding, Windsurfing and Trekking to jaw-dropping monasteries built into mountains. Beautiful mosques, grand palaces, and bazaars that seem to take you back in time – Turkey is a feast for the senses.

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16) Austria

 

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Enjoy one-of-a-kind views of Austria’s natural and urban landscapes by paragliding over the country. Adventure sports are popular here and you’ll find many instances to paraglide over sought-after spots like Tirol with its majestic mountains and medieval town and Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Tirol even holds paragliding competitions where paragliders battle to win the prestigious Stubai Cup.

How to reach Austria:

Vienna International Airport is the most important point of entry for foreigners. It’s linked to different cities across the world.

Where can you stay: 

Engross in the arms of nature by staying in this homestay with unique wooden interiors. Ideal for family vacay and hang out with friends.

Imagine how blissful it would be if you come home from a fulfilling day and prepare a delicious meal together in the fully equipped kitchen and have a nice dinner.  You will get to experience this at this homestay

What can you do there:

River Rafting and Tubing are great ways to get your blood pumping. Climbing and Canyoning are a couple of other challenging activities to try on land. If you’re traveling in winter, you absolutely can’t miss winter sports season with the Alps inviting you to test its slopes.

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Why do we recommend it:

Austria has some of gorgeous sceneries with the Alps rising majestically in the background. There’s a Yodelling Hiking Trail you take – yes, really! – where you get to know what yodelling is all about and learn the basics. Where else do you get a chance to have so much fun?

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17) Germany

 

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Like Austria, Paragliding is popular in Germany and you’ll find many tour operators offering tours in different locations. Soaring high with the Unternberg commanding attention or the Black Forest and its picturesque villages stealing the show; the country’s landscape is striking in its beauty and paragliding lets you see it from above.

How to reach Germany:

There are regular flights to different regions in Germany but the most important airports are Munich, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf.

Where can you stay:

Tastefully decorated rooms with amenities to make your stay comfortable can easily be found in Germany. If you’re looking for exceptional luxury, this is where you need to stay

Equipped with high quality furniture and interiors, this outstanding villa has
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antic interiors, intricately designed hand crafted furniture
to give a homely touch. Here you will feel home even far away from home.

Situated in the picturesque village of Bayerisch Gmain, this beautifully renovated home is perfect for families and people who are outdoorsy and love outdoors and countryside view.

What can you do there:

Head to the islands of the North Sea and the Baltic for water sports like Windsurfing and turn to the southwest to canoe and swim in Lake Constance. In winter, the Bavarian Alps is where you want to be. Though dwarfed by its Swiss and Austrian cousins, it has miles of slopes including the country’s longest. Don’t leave without trying out Sledding, which is hugely popular in Bavaria.

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Why do we recommend it:

Germany is a country with a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. It manages to balance urbanization, old world charm and natural beauty with utter ease. There’s so much to see and do, no matter what type of traveler you are. If you’re looking for a place that has it all, this is where you should set your sights.

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18) Iceland

 

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The Nordic island country of Iceland offers visitors a unique experience – Trekking on glaciers. While the climate isn’t as icy as one may think, there’s stunning glacial ice formed millennia ago that’s ideal for exploring. Go on a tour of the changing landscape and witness giant crevasses that are humbling in their size. Experienced guides take you over icy terrain, past beaches, and waterfalls.

How to reach Iceland:

Keflavik International Airport is where most travelers arrive. It’s linked to the major cities of different countries.

Where can you stay:

If your heart is longing to spend a perfect family vacay and looking for a place where you can get all amenities with a perfect view, then this is the place to be   

Getting everything under one roof is not a far-fetched dream, all you need to do is to find a perfect accommodation where all your needs meet and one such place you’ll find here

What can you do there:

There’s more to Iceland than glacier treks. You can book caving tours to massive tube caves such as Raufarholshellir and Leiðarendi and snowmobile tours to places like Gullfoss and Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Thingvellir National Park offers an amazing snorkeling and diving experience at the Silfra Fissure, which lies between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. ATV tours to mountain tops, bathing in The Secret Lagoon Geothermal Pool and Tandem Paragliding are just a few more activities to indulge in.

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Why do we recommend it:

The Northern Lights, Elf School, the midnight sun, a unique cuisine influenced by the once harsh living conditions; Iceland is the world within a world and you need to experience it at least once in your lifetime.

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19) Scotland

 

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Scotland with its picturesque landscapes, ancient monuments and folklore is a dream destination. It’s also the place to be if you’re an extreme sports junkie. Rap running makes you face your fears – quite literally! The extreme version of Abseiling or Rappelling has you facing forward as you descend a rock face. It’s definitely not for the squeamish but if you love a challenge, this is it.

How to reach Scotland:

Scotland has several international airports. You can book flights depending on which part of the country you’re headed to.

Where can you stay:

Accommodations range from luxurious stays to affordable apartments and guesthouses. Inspired by Victorian era, this building has all the furnishings influenced by the classism of Regency style.

If royalty is what you crave for, this place has got all answers to your queries

If you’re coming in group and looking for a spacious place which can accommodate large number of people, then this is the place to be at. Apart from being spacious, the beautiful house offers range of facilities and a lush green garden for children.

What can you do there:

Rap running aside, Scotland’s terrain allows for thrilling activities like Cliff Jumping or Tombstoning, Bungee Jumping and Aqualining. Gorge scrambling is another and is a great way to combine land and water activities. There are numerous beaches too if you want to be close to the surf. Sango Bay, Seacliff with its imposing clifftop castle, and Harris Beach offer some of the best opportunities for swimming. If you’re lucky, you might just get a chance to see dolphins at the Black Isle’s Chanonry Point.

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Why do we recommend it:

Scotland sometimes gets pushed aside in favour of other countries in the UK but it has an allure that’s all its own. There’s history and you can feel it when you explore the Callanish Stones, Gilmerton Cove and the seaside town of St. Andrews. The natural landscape has inspired artists for centuries and lures the modern traveler with its promise of adventure.

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20) Dubai

 

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There’s a reason why Dubai always ranks high on tourist destinations: you’ll never run out of things to do. With sand dunes and wadis as common as beaches, you can put your skills to the test with off-roading adventures on the Arabian Desert. You can also choose tracks leading up to mountains or rocky trails. Get behind the wheel of a 4×4 if you have the confidence or ride shotgun as an expert deftly maneuvers over the challenging terrain.

How to reach Dubai:

All major airlines fly to Dubai and land at Dubai International Airport.

Where can you stay:

What more could be an ideal accommodation than staying right next to The Mall of Emirates? With full amenities and facilities available in the homestay, this would be a perfect place with a perfect view. Take a glance and book right away

Get a feel of Dubai while staying in a homestay which offer a perfect view of World’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Apart from this, the place is at a walking distance from The Dubai Mall. 

Looking for a place where the mall and beach are at close proximity? Book this fully furnished studio apartment, comprising all amenities, right from WiFi, and fully equipped kitchen to satellite TV. Have a look

What can you do there:

When you’re done off-roading, head to the beaches for a session of Sea Kayaking. Mangroves beckon you to explore the rich life within including flamingos and Socotra cormorants. Wakeboarding is another great water sport and you’ll find tour operators that organize the same. If that’s still not enough, go Wreck-Diving to cruise liners and barges where you’ll also see beautiful marine life. Find Dubai deals here

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Why do we recommend it:

Dubai has some of the best attractions and each is worth checking out. You can skydive over iconic landmarks and sandboard in the desert. Go flyboarding at 40 kms an hour and soar above the desert and lagoons on a Microlight Aircraft. With so much to do, you can’t afford to miss out.

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21) Palawan in the Philippines

 

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Palawan could be mistaken for paradise with its turquoise waters, sinkholes and rare wildlife. Its cliffs are perfect for cliff diving, a sport that you can indulge in from almost anywhere. Popular destinations are El Nido and Coron. Go island-hopping to find the cliff of your choice or let tour operators organize things for you.

How to Reach Palawan:

You can reach Palawan from the domestic and international airports at Manila, Cebu and Caticlan. You can also go by ship from Manila to Puerto Princesa and Coron.

Where can you stay:

Looking for a home away from home? Then this is the place where you can feel the presence of your home with big gardens and fully-equipped kitchen, which give you a liberty to cook food of your choice.

Situated on a hill, overlooking the Western Philippine Sea with access to the beach. What else do you want while looking for an accommodation? This is a dreamy homestay, offering a scenic view of the mountain ranges in Puerto Princesa. Take a look of this gorgeous Holiday Home.

If you are yearning for a quiet place offering a balmy evening, in a lap of Mother Nature, this is your place! Away from the hustle bustle of city life, this place is perfect for a relaxing holiday.  

What can you do there:

There’s a lot more to do in Palawan including a visit to the otherworldly Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which was recently included in the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Dive the Tubbataha Reefs, home to captivating coral reefs and marine life including white tip reef sharks and angelfish. Find more exciting adventures

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Why do we recommend it:

Why do we recommend it:

Palawan isn’t just another tropical destination; it sets the bar for others. From Para sailing to Snorkeling to Jumping off majestic cliffs, there’s always something to keep you entertained.

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22) Tokyo, Japan

 

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Japan’s mountainous terrain and rivers create terrific opportunities for white water rafting. Gunma is one of the best places for this though you can also head to the hot spring resort town of Minakami or Okutama.

How to reach Tokyo:

There are regular flights to Tokyo from the rest of the world.

Where can you stay:

While looking for an accommodation, there are certain things which we keep in mind and privacy is one of them. For people, who are planning to spend time some WE/ME time without any disturbance, should definitely keep this homestay as an option.

If your choice of stay is luxury, then opt for this swanky vacation rental offering modern furnishings. Click to know more

What can you do there:

Tokyo offers plenty to do and it’s just a matter of hat caters to your sense of adventure. You can go on relaxing cycle tours or opt for the exciting MariCar, a go-karting experience that lets you dress up as your favorite character and drive around Tokyo. If you’re still amped up come evening, Tokyo Dome City will provide an evening of entertainment with thrilling rollercoaster rides. Go here for more thrilling activities.

Why do we recommend it:

Tokyo is the perfect balance of traditional and modern. You can just as easily find adventure sports opportunities and a happening nightlife as you can Shinto shrines and peaceful gardens for meditation.

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23) Ladakh, India

 

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Ladakh is quite possibly one of the most striking places in India. Extending from Kunlun to the Great Himalayas, its rugged and barren terrain has lured intrepid travelers for years. The region is best explored through jeep safaris where you get a feel for the vastness of the landscape. Stop by tranquil lakes and rivers with villages nearby and drive on roads meandering through mountain passes.

How to reach Ladakh:

Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the main point of entry by flight. It’s directly connected to the nearby cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Sri Nagar.

What can you do there:

Excursions are frequently organized to give visitors a taste of this beautiful land. You’ll visit monasteries, stupas, and palaces as well as museums. If trekking is your thing, try the Chadar Trek or the Stok Kangri Trek. You can also go on days-long expeditions. Bike tours are hugely popular too. Explore more exciting options

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Why do we recommend it:

The stark beauty of the land will stay with you for years. Ladakh compels you to push yourself and appreciates nature on another level.

 Where can you stay:

Luxury accommodations aren’t a thing in Ladakh but the hotels and guesthouses are comfortable and fitted with all the basic amenities you need. Ashoka Guest House offers affordable stay and is located just 4 kms from the airport.

 

24) Santorini, Greece

 

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Santorini has long been loved for its picturesque, multi-colored cliffs and whitewashed houses. It attracts tourists from far and wide eager to explore the ruins of Akrotiri and the stunning beauty of Nea Kamini. But, travel a ways to Athens and you’ll enter a world of adventure. Rally Racing in Greece is huge and will have your blood pumping fast. The Acropolis Rally is a 50-year-old event and is noted for being one of the hardest. Watching the race will give you new appreciation for the sport and if you’re a rally fan, you really need to make your way here.

How to reach Santorini:

Once you arrive at Athens, book a ferry to Santorini.

Where can you stay:

Staying in a cave house is something that should be experienced, particularly if you are in an area that screams to you to do so. Experience the heavenly abode

With perfect romantic setting, this place is ideal for couples. Owing to the close proximity with the famous black beaches of Perivolos & Perissa, this homestay is perfect for sea lovers.

What can you do there:

The beach resorts of Perissa and Kamari offer fun water sports like Jet Skiing, Diving and Wind Surfing. You can try Sea Kayaking tours and Sailing as well. On land, Hiking the Fira Trail is an activity you don’t want to miss.

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Why do we recommend it:

Santorini is beautiful but if you need more than that as a reason to visit, it has a lot to offer. There are outdoor activities like Rock Climbing, Hiking and Watersports while the beaches have stretches of black, white and red sand with steep cliffs in the backdrop. Interspersed with ancient history, Santorini is a destination that draws you in.

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 25) Brazil

 

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Hang gliding over Brazil is a whole other experience. Flying over Copacabana, Sao Conrado beach, and the Pedra Bonita mountain towering over Tijuca National Park gives you a new perspective of the region. Most tour operators arrange for pickup and drop in certain locations. Some also let you record your experience by attaching cameras to the glider.

How to reach Brazil:

The largest international airport is São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport followed by Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport. Major airlines connect to both the airports.

Where can you stay:

Staying in a homestay which is located amidst the village is going to give you a different experience, and will also give you a chance to get acquainted about a rustic life. Sleep under coconut and cashew trees and get a homely vibe!

Accommodations here offer visitors a home away from home. Inspired by contemporary style, the apartment has all amenities

What can you do there:

Adventure and extreme sports are plenty in Brazil and you’ll be swamped with choices. You can try Cascading Canyoning or opt for Zip-lining above towering trees. Rappelling and Hiking through coastlines and forests and mountain biking are some of the other temptations to give in to.

Adventure and extreme sports are plenty in Brazil and you’ll be swamped with choices. You can try Cascading Canyoning or opt for Zip-lining above towering trees. Rappelling and Hiking through coastlines and forests and mountain biking are some of the other temptations to give in to.

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Why do we recommend it:

Brazil is home to the majority of the Amazon rainforest and the Iguazu Falls, the largest in the world. It’s also the place where the annual Carnival of Brazil is held. Vibrant and waiting to be explored, make it your must-visit destination before you turn 30.

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26) Switzerland

 

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Famed for the Swiss Alps, large lakes and well-maintained trails, Switzerland is the ideal destination for 2 sports. One that’s quickly growing in popularity is Snowkiting, which combines elements of Snowboarding and Windsurfing. Beginners can undergo classes to get up to speed before setting out on their own.

How to reach Switzerland:

There are several airports in the country but Zurich Airport is where most intercontinental flights land.

Where can you stay:

You can stay at this cool and cozy apartment in Winterthur. With a breathtaking view of the mountains and houses in Victorian Style this Holiday home is a great option to stay. The apartment is easily accessible as it is in the close proximity from the railway station and the airport.

What can you do there:

Skiing is one of the most popular activities in Switzerland and there are many winter resorts you can head to. Try your hand at Pendulum Jumping, Skydiving and Heliskiing. Close your visit with MiGFlug where you get to fly a real military fighter jet.

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Why do we recommend it:

Switzerland has truly amazing things to offer. From adventure sports to thermal baths to world famous Swiss chocolates, you’ll come away with memories to last you several lifetimes.

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27) Maldives

 

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Diving in the pristine blue waters of the Maldives is an unforgettable experience. The island nation is famous for its beaches and atolls and most resorts have diving as part of the activities. The lagoons are fed by the Indian Ocean and there’s a huge variety of marine life to explore. You can spot manta rays, grey reef sharks and barracudas among numerous others.

How to reach Maldives:

Male Airport is the gateway to Maldives and is linked to the major cities of different countries.

Where can you stay:

Take a Look at this Jacuzzi with Pool Villa with spectacular Sea views. You can definitely try this Holiday Home and spend your time in luxury on your vacation.

Expressini Water Stays is another option for a wonderful stay in Maldives. It’s a 3-Bedroom Home in close proximity to the beach. With just a 2 minutes swim to coral reefs and private picnic island. Take a look at this Holiday Home here.

What can you do there:

Island-hopping is a popular activity and a great way to see different islands in a short time. Water sports and activities like Snorkeling are the main attractions as are island tours. Get more exciting adventures

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Why do we recommend it:

Maldives is the perfect place for relaxation. When you’re not lazing on the beach, you can slip underwater and swim by coral reefs, marine life and shipwrecks or engage in thrilling water sports. You’ll be hard pressed to find any other place that lets you experience so many things in one day.

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28) Cape Town, South Africa

 

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South Africa’s Cape Town is a hotbed of outdoor activities. Go Scuba Diving and discover a new world of colourful marine life, reefs and shipwrecks. Swim with seals and witness sharks. There are many scuba diving spots, some of which include Gansbaai, Mossel Bay and The Sardine Run. You can explore wrecks such as the Clan Stuart Wreck around False Bay.

How to reach Cape Town:

Cape Town International Airport is well-connected to cities around the world.

Where can you stay:

Beachfront accommodations with views of the sea and the mountains are the ideal places to stay when in Cape Town. Find the best places

Perfectly positioned on the pristine white beach, this apartment is a ideal spot for water sport lovers.

Holiday Home located amidst the city buzzing with fancy nightlife, offers stunning views of magnificent harbour.  Experience the charm of staying in one of these.

What can you do there:

There’s a long list of things to do here and they aren’t big wallet-burners. You can go abseiling off prominent Table Mountain, which is also a popular hiking spot. Boulder’s Beach presents ripe opportunities to see penguins while kayaking. And, of course, you can’t miss Surfing. Muizenberg, Long Beach and Scarborough Beach are some of the best places to surf.

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Why do we recommend it:

The rugged mountain range, inviting waters you’ll be eager to explore and weather that compels you to stay outdoors makes Cape Town a favorite holiday destination.

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29) Quito, Ecuador

 

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The capital of Ecuador is a window into another world, filled with numerous things to do and places to see. Trekking up the magnificent Cotopaxi ranks high on the list of must-dos. One of the planet’s highest active volcanoes, it was once considered it to be the bringer of rain and the home of god. If you want more of an adrenaline rush, you can bike down the volcano’s side.

How to reach Quito:

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main point of entry for international arrivals.

Where can you stay:

Beautifully, centrally located apartment this Holiday Home has a  beautiful view of the city and is budget friendly too.

Cozy Suite in the best area of Quito is a perfect accommodation for your vacay spot if you are in small group or on a trip with friends. With cafes and restaurants at a stone’s throw distance this place is also a hub for foodies who love to munch.

What can you do there:

No trip to Quito is complete without a visit to the famous Galapagos Islands. Book a tour for several days to cover areas like the Charles Darwin Research Station, Sierra Negra Volcano and the Los Gemelos twin craters among others. You can also go White Water Rafting on the Toachi River and Mountain Biking in cloud forests.

The slopes of Sierra Negra Volcano are first misty, then crystal clear as we hike across into lava floes from eruptions in 1970s, 80s and most recently, 2005.

Why do we recommend it:

Ecuador has it all and travelers can experience it all. Dramatic mountains, rainforests and a chance to see unique wildlife make it a destination that’s more than worth visiting.

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30) Queenstown, New Zaland

 

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We end our list of places to visit before hitting 30 with the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. No matter what quenches your thirst, you’ll find it here. Jet boarding is the perfect way to start and there are several places like Lake Wakatipu that offer the opportunity. If you’re a newbie, you can learn the basics in less than 15 minutes and you’ll be guided throughout the experience.

How to reach Queenstown:

Queenstown Airport is connected to international destinations by regular flights.

Where can you stay:

Find your accommodation in this Holiday Home with luxurious pool in absolutely great location! Countless good restaurants to eat nearby, great shopping centres and you can enjoy nightlife at nearby Casinos too. Take a look here!

Feel the transcendence of history in this Holiday Home located within a heritage precinct. Most appropriate for a couple of travellers it has all necessary amenities.  

What can you do there:

There’s nothing you can’t do in Queenstown to get your pulse racing. Bungee Jumping, Skydiving and a trip on the Nevis Swing; Canyoning, Parasailing, Jet Skiing – you’ll be hard pressed to do them all. Look at more adventures

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Why do we recommend it:

This is the place to be if you eat, sleep and breathe adventure.

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