The world has never been more easily accessible than it is today – what was once a figment of an explorer’s imagination is now within reach of all of us.
For the very first time, Elite Traveler’s editors have scoured the globe to select the very best 50 adventures from across the world. Be it a thrilling ride through the vast sand dunes of Morocco to gorge swinging over Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, the list is sure to set pulses racing.
While major cities and iconic travel destinations will always exert their pull, it is unique adventures that can turn a holiday into an experience of a lifetime. This year’s list includes destinations off the beaten track, including glow-in-the-dark snorkeling in the Maldives and shark diving in Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji, one of the country’s most luxurious resorts, for those looking for an adrenaline rush.
For something truly out of this world, explorers can head to outer space with Virgin Galactic – an experience only 550 others can claim to have enjoyed with many waxing lyrical about the transformative and enriching experience it brings. Passengers can secure a seat to space for $250,000.
Matthew Robertson, founder of Momentum Adventure, told Elite Traveler: “More and more of us are looking for authenticity in our lives, something that feels unique, authentic and genuine. The beach holiday, no matter how plush, seems ultimately somewhat empty. I see this every day, clients calling, saying ‘I want to do something different. I would love to try something adventurous, but I have no I idea how, where, or what to do.’”
Take a look at our list of the Top 50 Adventures here.