7 Best Adventure Day Trips

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Whale Watching in Madagascar

So you want to have an adventurous day trip to get your adrenaline pumping! There are certainly day trips out there that involve adventure – maybe “extreme day trips” would be a good name for them. If you are looking for an exciting way to spend the day away from home, consider some of these adventure day trip ideas.

1. Volcanoes Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is one of the best adventure trips you can take in Africa. This kind of adventure will involve you inĀ  gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park aka Parc Nationale des Volcans, an extension of the Virunga Conservation Area.

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

For this kind of trip, you should consider contacting a local tour operator.

2. Bungee Jumping

Whether it’s from a bridge, crane, or other approved site, bungee jumping is an unforgettable adventure. Make sure that the place you choose is reputable, with trained instructors and a good safety record. Make sure it’s a legitimate, legal operation. Sources say it’s a good idea to book your bungee jump in advance, and expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $100.

3. Sky Diving

Here’s a day trip idea that should appeal to the adventurous! Sky diving involves lessons on the ground first, but usually you can go from lesson to actual dive in one day. Make sure the jump school you choose is reputable, and certified by the USPA (United States Parachute Association). Sources point out that jumping in tandem with your instructor is important for safety and optimal experience.

4. White Water Rafting

Suit up and enjoy a fun day on the rapids. This is a day trip the whole family can enjoy, or just individuals or couples. Once again, a trained guide is essential for everyone’s enjoyment and safety. Choose a trip that fits your level of experience – most companies offer “classes” of rafting rides, from beginner to advanced.

5. Rock Climbing

For first-timers, an indoor rock climbing facility may be the best place to start. If you’re experienced, then go for it – plan a day trip rock climbing! Either way, it’s important to have a good instructor and make sure you have the proper technique and gear. For newcomers to the sport, consider spending your day trip taking a beginning rock climbing class.

6. Whale Watching

For an exciting adventure on the water, whale watching may be just the thing. On this kind of trip, you will venture out in a kayak or on a boat, and look for whales as they come to the surface. A good guide is essential. This is a fun and adventurous day trip with, hopefully, lots of photo opportunities.

7. Snowmobile Safari

Going “snowmobiling” is said to be an exhilarating experience! Plan the day around a snowmobile adventure – you can usually rent the snowmobiles for a day of snow surfing. You will need a guide and a definite plan – your day trip can quickly become a nightmare if you just take off into the woods with no plan. Snowmobiles are powerful machines, so make sure you get some preparation and education before getting on one for a day trip.

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