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Sky diving. Bungee jumping. Mountain biking. Scuba diving. All of these activities come to mind when we think of adventure travel.
However, at its heart, adventure travel is truly just about the curiosity to see a destination in an entirely new, thrilling light. It calls us
to be courageous, live a bit outside of our comfort zone, and exist solely in the moment as we create one-of-a-kind memories.
Read ahead for some of our favorite, lesser-known adventure travel destinations.
Bawah Reserve – Indonesia
For those looking to do a bit of solo adventure travel, look no further than Bawah Reserve. Only accessible by private seaplane from Singapore, Bawah Reserve is a private sanctuary in a far-flung corner of Indonesia. Fill your days exploring the islands’ stunning coral reefs, hiking tracks, untouched forests, and crystal-clear lagoons. At the end of the day, relax at one of the resort’s four restaurants and bars before you retire to your overwater bungalow or beachfront suite.
For those looking to stray far beyond Thailand’s tourist trail, Soneva Kiri offers unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences on the unspoiled island of Koh Kood. Hike through lush jungle, swim in nearby waterfalls, snorkel in crystal clear waters, or enjoy a unique Treepod Dining experience. The resort offers a fusion of luxury and Robinson Crusoe charm, provided with the highest standard in a remote environment that nurtures the country’s indigenous culture in design, architecture, service, and experience.
The Singular Patagonia – Chile
The Singular Patagonia straddles past and future in one of the world’s last untouched swaths of wilderness. Take a horseback ride to the prehistoric Cave of the Miladon and hike nearby Torres del Paine. Cruise the Chilean Fjords with wine & hors d’oeuvres. Go sailing. Kayak, fly-fish, spot condors, and travel on horseback to the top of Cerro Tenerife. If none of those are quite what you’re looking for, don’t worry! The Singular Patagonia offers more than 20 excursions, so you can be sure to find an adventure fit for every traveler.
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa – Oman
Modeled after an ancient Arabian castle, the Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa overlooks the Bay of Al Jissah from a clifftop perch. Tucked between the mountains and the sea in Muscat, the 180-room resort keeps activity options varied, from scuba diving and yacht excursions to desert adventures – and there’s a L’Occitane spa for guests to retreat to afterward.
For an experience unlike any other, plan an inn-to-inn trek through Bhutan. Six Senses is set to open five lodges in Bhutan by early next year, with the aim of taking guests on a journey through the famously happy Buddhist kingdom’s most distinctive regions. Start at Six Senses Thimphu in Bhutan’s capital, where you will hike to local monasteries and return to meditate at the prayer pavilion. From there, visit Six Senses Punakha, where you will trek through the forest to the seventeenth-century Corten Ningpo, a Buddhist shrine associated with the unconventional monk Drukpa Kunley. Plant seeds, plow fields, and learn about traditional harvesting practices at a local farm near Six Senses Gangtey, then head to the spiritual heart of Bhutan at Six Senses Bumthang, which was carefully constructed in a pine forest. End your trek with a stay at Six Senses Paro, located in Bhutan’s most famous valley, home to the dramatic mountainside monastery known as Tiger’s Nest.
Ready to plan your next adventure? Reach out to us here at West University Travel! We can give you more information on the hotels mentioned above, or help you find a different destination that may be a better fit for your travel needs. What are you waiting for? Stop on by, enjoy a cup of coffee with us, and let’s talk travel!
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