Adventure travel has emerged as one of the hottest and fast expanding products of the tourism sector. Once it was only reserved for enthusiastic and dynamic young people who ventured out on travel missions to tread new areas. Modern day travel companies offer tailor-made tourist packages to all those who have money to spare.
It is but true that many of the famous and iconic tourist destinations around the world have been over run by tourists seeking fun and pleasure. There are still many of those diverse and truly adventurous and dangerous destinations on the scene, where you can always explore a whole new World.
Whenever you venture out to these destinations make it a point to ensure that you have your survival kit with you and your travel insurance is on.
The ships of Cook passed the Antarctic Circle in the year 1773 and sightings of this polar landmass were regular for the next or so century. It was in 1907 when Nimrod Expedition, which was being led by one Ernest Shackleton, fully explored this area. This continent is situated on the most southerly part of Earth and lots of expeditions and exploration have since been going on here.
The Great Himalayas
Himalayas are majestic mountain ranges which consist of more than 100 of tallest peaks of the world. These include Mount Everest, Kanchanjunga, and K2. These ranges are source of some great rivers like Indus, Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze. It also houses more than 15200 glaciers. These mountain ranges span India, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan.
The Sahara Desert
This is the largest non-arctic desert in the world and covers about 3.7 million square miles of land area, which covers most parts of North Africa and also through eleven other countries.
This desert reaches from the Mediterranean upto the middle of Niger; its landscape includes forests, several mountain ranges, scrubland and many hyper-arid parts.
One and Only Amazon
These are the biggest rainforests in the World. These forests span the entire breadth of South America, covering Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil and French Guiana. It house one of the most diverse eco-systems. It has more than 41,000 species of plants, more than 2100 mammals and about 340 ethnic groups. The great river Amazon flows through the heart of Amazon and is largest river in the world.