Did you ever think of something more exciting than spending holidays on the beach? Let’s explore the Top-6 places for an extreme adventures!
Today is no longer possible to surprise anyone with a beach vacation on a resort or showing local attraction, and travel companies develop a new routes for any taste and budget.
The tourism sector today has a several types of activities such as extreme tourism, Eco tourism, medical tourism, gastronomy tourism and many others.
One of the most popular is the extreme tourism, when people want to travel places which are dangerous, abandoned or where happened a technogenical catastrophe. Despite warning, these people like to feel adrenalin. Let’s dive in and see, where can you experience such places.
Did you ever think that Arctic could be a tourist destination? Yes! Anyone can now visit the North Pole to admire the endless fields of ice. You can quickly and safely reach the North Pole by icebreaker, plane or even by cars specially prepared for such expeditions.
The American Robert Peary is considered the discoverer of this part of the globe, and it happened on April 21, 1908. However, at the beginning of the 20th century the leaders of several expeditions argued among themselves who was the first to discover the North Pole.
It is unlikely that all these brave people, who reached the North Pole, encountering the incredible hardships, could have thought that after century tourist trips there would be possible. Today you can easily book your trip to the North Pole, if you have extra $31.995:)
We all have heard stories about polar explorers, who have lived for years at autonomous stations in Antarctica, collecting information about this unfriendly continent, conducting scientific experiments, and also taking care about its local inhabitants – the penguins.
But nowadays it is not necessary to go on a long and not always safe Antarctic expeditions, because there is an alternative – you can visit the southern continent as a tourist. Many travel companies provide such tours. People, who want to visit Antarctica, can take cruise ship or even fly to one of its stations as a part of the program.
The price varies from $5350 to $32000, depending on the type of the ship and tours.
Everest base camp
Climbing on a top of mountain Everest is the dream of many people and activity for strongest, who have been preparing for this achievement for many years. However, almost anyone can visit this place without long training and hardships, because there are tours available to the base camp on Everest.
Everest base camp is located at the altitude of 5545 meters and is the starting point of the climber’s way to the top of the world. They prepare here the necessary equipment for the ascent, experience acclimatization for several days and wait for the good weather to start.
These tours are available for booking, and the price starts from $1499 for a 15-days tour. This price includes all internal flights and accommodations.
Extreme tornado tours
When you observe some strong natural cataclysm like a tsunami, a tornado, or an earthquake, along with incredible fear deep in your soul you have a desire to be in the epicenter at least for a moment. So thought one team of American meteorologist about 15 years ago and they created extreme tornado tours, which gain popularity in the US every year.
The founder of the tornado tours Yoshikazu Sasaki said that during the first year they had only 2 clients but every year the number of tourists is growing. Most of them are foreigners from Italy, Great Britain, Australia, Canada. The best season for tornadoes from April to August.
During this time tornadoes are more active in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma – the area called the “Tornado Alley”. After booking a tour tourists come to a city chosen by meteorologists, which will be the base for the group during the whole tour. Every year city is different, but is located on the territory of one of three states – Kansas, Oklahoma or Texas.
You can book your Storm Chasing Tour by one of the leading company in the industry here. The approximate cost of the 6 – day tour will be $2500. But despite the specialist and advanced equipment, which makes it possible to determine the degree of danger, this type of entertainment remains extremely dangerous and risky.
In April 1986 one of the reactors of the nuclear power plant exploded, throwing out a huge amount of radioactive substances in the air. Since than, the cities of Chernobyl, Pripyat’ and many smaller villages have been empty and resettled. Nature takes now what man had previously taken away from it.
Now you can find in the Exclusion Zone around the Chernobyl power plant only plant workers who built a new sarcophagus over the dangerous reactor and control this facility, some people who returned to live in these places without permission, and tourists 🙂
This area now is one of Ukraine’s most mysterious site and attracts brave visitors, who wants to experience a fascinating voyage into the past. All Chernobyl tours begin in Kiev and include a professional guide, transportation to and from the site, and all the permits you will need to visit the different parts of the exclusion zones.
Prices for such tours start from $100, and there are several companies that provide this service.
Tours to the stratosphere
If discovering a new countries and continents is not enough for you, you can make a trip to the edge of space! For a hundred thousands euros you can comfortably and without overload fly up to an altitude of 36 km in a closed capsule with a balloon. At this height you will experience a spectacular view of our planet Earth in the unique way.
You will see how sky above your head turns black and the horizon of the planet rounds. After an hour of ascent and two hours of cruising at the edge of space, the capsule will smoothly descend to the ground on a huge parachute. For more details you can look here.
What do you think about traveling to some unusual or extreme places? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below:)
Written by Alex