A relaxing beach holiday isn’t for everyone and some prefer a more fast-paced getaway. Dive into adventure, with an adrenaline-fuelled summer holiday, sure to keep you and your family busy. There are so many amazing countries and cultures to explore, so step out of your comfort zone and embark on one of these adventure holidays this summer.
- Bungee jumping in New Zealand
If you’re planning an adventure holiday, New Zealand simply has to be at the top of your travel destination list. Cliff diving and bungee jumping are popular activities in the region and can’t be missed if you want to fully immerse yourself in New Zealand’s culture. Kiwis live life on the edge… literally. If you find yourself in New Zealand, leap off something high and really allow your adrenaline levels to spike.
- Safari in South Africa
Perfect for all animal lovers, an African safari is a great way to get up close and personal with animals found on the African plains. Better than any school geography lesson, your kids will get to learn more about the exotic African animals and how they survive in their natural habitat. If you decided to embark on a South African safari this summer, make sure to take all of the necessary safety precautions and get any recommended vaccinations well in advance.
- Try water sports in Bali
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been surfing for years or if you’re a novice, it’s always great fun to try out; where better to surf than on the stunning beaches of Bali? It’s the ideal adventure holiday destination as there are an endless amount of water sports activities to take part in once you’ve mastered surfing. Jet skiing is an amazing experience for those with a need for speed and snorkelling is the ideal activity for those who want to explore Bali’s coral reefs. If you’re heading to Bali this summer, make sure to check out 1Cover’s Bali survival guide, which contains all you need to know about keeping safe in the country.
- Hike, bike and kayak in Thailand
Thailand: a country bursting with culture and unique activities. Thailand is home to some of the most picturesque hiking trails in the world as well as winding rivers that are a delight to kayak along. However, did you know that travel insurance is mandatory if you want to visit the country? Insurance can protect you against any unforeseen circumstances such as theft, cancellations and illness, so should be considered a necessity no matter where you’re travelling to.
- Summer Skiing
When you think of summer adventure holidays, skiing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are so many countries in the world where it’s possible to ski during the summer months. Australia’s prime skiing months are between July and August and skiing is also possible in many high altitude European countries, such as France. However, research from ABTA found that more than 2.5 million British adults who have been on winter sports holidays never check if they have the correct insurance. Don’t make the same mistake and get the appropriate ski and winter sports cover before your adventure holiday.
How many of these adventure holidays are you going to add to your travel bucket list? Wherever you go, make sure you travel in safety and take care of any insurance or vaccination requirements before you set off. According to the ABTA, more than 10 million Brits travelled abroad without the correct insurance in 2017, so make sure you don’t become part of this statistic.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.