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2021-12-27 17:50:00

TOP-5 travel options for extremes

TOP-5 travel options for extremes

Not everyone is satisfied with a quiet and relaxing holiday by the sea, when you can have enough to lie on the beach and swim. There are also lovers of traveling extremely to tickle their nerves.

We have selected for you five of the most unusual and even dangerous adventurous journeys that you can go to different parts of our planet.

Swimming at the crossroads of two continents in Iceland

Iceland has a unique place in which two continents are separated by tectonic plates. It is located in Thingvellir, the country's national park, and is called the Silfra Fissure. This crack appeared as a result of the fault of two continental plates between North America and Eurasia. The water in Sylphre is very cold, it does not rise above 3 degrees. However, this does not frighten numerous diving enthusiasts from all over the world: they are happy to dive here, since the visibility in these waters is simply excellent.

"Path of Death" in China

This route is for pedestrians only. The trail runs along the Huashan Mountain in China. The name"path of death"this road was not accidental: the wooden path is nailed to each other boards hanging over the abyss. For some reason, there are no fences or at least handrails on the deadly path. And this despite the fact that the highest point of the path is at an altitude of more than two kilometers! In addition, on the deadly route there are places where there are no boards at all, and in these cases, extremists are forced to overcome these segments of the path directly on the rocks.

But all these dangers not only do not frighten tourists who want to test themselves for strength, but on the contrary, attract them to China in large numbers from all over the world. At the same time, according to statistics, about a hundred people fall off the "path of death" every year.

River rafting with crocodiles in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Safari is one of the most popular entertainments of our time. However, safaris in Africa and safaris in Zimbabwe or Botswana are radically different things. It is in these countries that you get the opportunity to go down the Okavango River on a small unprotected boat, popularly called mokoro. It should be borne in mind that a huge number of crocodiles and hippos live in this river: both of them are very aggressive towards people and belong to the most dangerous mammals on the planet. Nevertheless, this does not stop fans of extreme travel.

"Road of Death" in Bolivia

One of the most life-threatening roads is in Bolivia. It connects two cities – Koroiko and La Paz. It got its name the Road of Death due to the fact that people often die on it - from two hundred to three hundred people a year.

The authorities have long built a new modern and safe road, which can be used to get from one city to another. But tourists who are attracted to extreme travel, specially go to Bolivia to ride along this dangerous road!

The length of the route is 56 kilometers, and extremists prefer to ride along it on open cars or bicycles. At the same time, the road itself is winding, sometimes slippery and quite narrow, about three meters wide. Visibility also leaves much to be desired, and there are no fences at all. Therefore, such a trip at any time can be the last in the life of adventurers.

Trip to Antarctica from Canada

The Canadian company Hurtigruten conducts expeditions from its country to Antarctica. Anyone who dares to take part in the cruise can do so. However, you need to understand that the path will not be close: you will have to sail on the liner for more than two months. During the days spent on board, you can enjoy views of Labrador, Greenland and Newfoundland. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get to the Darien region, in which almost no one comes, and get acquainted with the local population and their traditions.

During the long journey you will visit Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and even Patagonia, as well as get acquainted with the culture of these exotic countries. And finally, you will be impressed by the pristine and untouched beauty of Antarctica!

Expeditions-cruises of the company are rare, the nearest one is scheduled only for the beginning of September next year. Therefore, you still have a lot of time ahead to prepare for an unusual tour, thanks to which you will experience incredible sensations.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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