15 Bucket List Adventures You Must Try Before You Die

Life is short; we don’t need to remind you. Hence, it’s never too early to start a list of things to do before you die. It is advisable to start crossing them in your 30s and 40s because a few of these activities call for strong knee and back muscles.

Read on to learn 15 bucket list adventures you must try before you die.

Hot Air Ballooning In Cappadocia, Turkey

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Imagine yourself gliding up in the sky in a colorful hot air balloon, the sun rising slowly, and the panoramic landscape of the historic city of Cappadocia below.

Walking On The Cliff-Hanging Glass Skywalk In China

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You haven’t experienced fear until you have walked on the 196-foot-long see-through skywalk. The skywalk hangs over 4000 feet above sea level on the side of Tianmen Mountain. The views are breathtaking once you stop clinging to the cliff’s side and control your trembling feet.

Running With The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

The nine-day festival (July 6 to 14) sees thousands of tourists running with the Spanish fighting bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona in Spain. It is not an activity for the weak-hearted because every year, a few people get gored, trampled, or injured by the bulls in this event.

Cage Diving With Great White Sharks

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Not for the faint-hearted, however it is exhilarating to cage dive with these ocean giants. Some of the few places you can dive with great white sharks are Stewart Island, New Zealand, Isla Guadalupe in Mexico, and Gansbaai in South Africa.

Trekking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

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The 26-mile trek, which involves uphill and downhill hiking, and the vast Inca ruins dating back to 1450 AD have a humbling effect on most trekkers.

White Water Rafting In Costa Rica

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Nothing beats the excitement and adrenaline of riding on a raft barrelling into rough and dangerous rapids of a fast-flowing river. Many places are known for their white water rafting experiences; the Pacuare River in Costa Rica, the Colorado River in the USA, and the Zanskar River, and the Ganges in India are some of the most preferred for their free-flowing river-water rapids.

Watching The Great Migration in Masai Mara, Kenya

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The great wildebeest migration, where you watch zebras and other wildlife move in lockstep from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania to the adjoining Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, is an overwhelming experience.

Zipping Around The Amalfi Coast, Italy On A Vintage Vespa

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Rent a vintage Piaggio Vespa from Sorrento and zip along the scenic and breathtakingly curvy roads of the southern side of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. If you don’t know how to drive, you can hire the services of a Vespa driver-guide, while you sit at the back taking in the spectacular Amalfi coast views.

Volcano Boarding At Cerro Negro, Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is home to 19 volcanoes, out of which Cerro Negro is the most frequented by adventure-seekers. Cerro Negro is an active volcano that takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to climb. However, the thrill is not in the hike but in sliding down the sandy side of the mountain on a wooden plank.

Dog Sledding In Sweden

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Husky dog sleds transport people to snow-covered destinations when sometimes cars fail to reach them. However, dog sledding is also a popular adventure sport in the Swedish Lapland, Norway, and Finland.

Kayaking Through Icebergs In Antarctica

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Antarctica is beautiful no matter how you experience it. However, gliding through the crystal clear waters on a kayak in serene silence while admiring the snow-covered mountains, glaciers, and icebergs floating around you is a unique adventure.

Getting Spooked In The Catacombs in Paris

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Not many know that Paris, the world’s top city, is home to an underground ossuary. The Catacombs is an underground maze that is the resting place for the bones of six million Parisians. During the Bubonic Plague and later during the wars, there was so much death that the cemeteries overflew, and the bodies were transferred to the Catacombs. Take an eerie two-kilometer-long walk filled with skulls, bones, and stones.

Trekking To Mount Everest Base Camp In Nepal

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While trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 17,598 ft might not be a patch on the trek to the summit, it is still a challenging adventure and tests your fitness levels.

Bridge Climbing In Australia

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A few bridges are open for the public to climb and offer mesmerizing views of the city landmarks from the top. Some famous bridge climbs include Brisbane Story Bridge, Matagarup Bridge, Auckland Bridge, Porto Bridge, and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

Jungle Exploring On The Back Of An Elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Explore the heart of the tropical forests of Thailand sitting on the back of an elephant. You may even spot monkeys, exotic birds, and other creatures on the way. If you wish to indulge in more adventurous activities, Chiang Mai Camps also offer trekking, white-water rafting trips, and mountain biking tours.

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