Summer vacations should be fun and adventurous. Summer is the best time to enjoy thrilling outdoor activities, see wildlife, and immerse your soul deep into different cultures.
Before you apply for a visa and embark on your summer adventure, take time to pause and decide what your ideal summer vacation involves. Research extensively before you prepare any travel arrangements. Consider who will accompany you, which activities you want to do, and what your budget is.
If you’re looking for thrilling adventures with beautiful scenery this summer, here are five places that you should explore:
1. The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands host some of the rarest wildlife, including marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, giant Galapagos tortoises, Galapagos sea lions, and Galapagos penguins. On your trip, hike the natural, seemingly abandoned Galapagos trails and ride yachts with other international visitors.
2. Machu Picchu
First, the 8,920-foot summit of Huayna Picchu will impress you. After you reach the top, your amazing view of the must-see Incan site will knock your socks off. And if you wish to be part of the 200-member hiking groups, you can take the famous 2-hour hike around the Incan trail. You will also be able to see the “stairs of death” up close.
3. Borobudur, Indonesia
You definitely cannot resist the temptation of touring the single largest Buddhist temple in the world, especially if you are religious. You will see the famous Maha-yana Buddhist statues (which are over 95 feet tall) and tour the Island of Java. As you tour Indonesia, the beautiful volcanoes, which are neatly patterned around the island, will take your breath away.
The richness of Panama’s architecture and culture will amaze you and your traveling companions. Of course, the Caribbean islands also boast some of the best volcanic highlands and natural forests in the world. If you are into bird-watching, then you will enjoy adventuring into the Chiriquí cloud forests, where wild birds sing all day and night. You’re also sure to spot capuchin monkeys in the dense forests. And if you love history, you can always spare a day to visit Panama City’s ancient ruins and quench your thirst for knowledge in its modern museums.
5. The Great Wall of China
The most iconic wall on Earth, the Great Wall of China, took over two centuries to build. At two-and-a-half hours northeast of Beijing, this grand historical site is easily accessible to visitors from across the globe. All you need is a reputable travel company to handle your travel logistics, and you will be good to go.
Everyone has dreamt of taking an adventurous summer trip, and now is your chance to explore the world. No matter your interests, there is a perfect destination out there just waiting for you to explore it. So grab your passport and your camera, and jet off on an adventure this summer!