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Hoping to go on a vacation? Do you aim to let loose for a bit and get away from the stress of work and everyday life?

You’re not the only one; the number of people traveling the globe continues to increase. Whether it’s for business or outdoor vacations, airlines are always packed with passengers.

Why not get away from the crowd by visiting places most people tend to overlook? Don’t worry, we already have a list prepared for you to check. In this list, we’ve got 10 awesome vacation ideas for you.

Read on to find the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure.

1. Stunning Switzerland

Have you ever wondered about the Toblerone mountain logo? Did you know that it exists? Oh, it does for certain, and it’s among the Swiss Alps.

Are you looking for adventurous vacations for snow sports, hiking, and paragliding? Switzerland is the place for you. Get your snow gear on, and get ready to ski, sled, and snowboard to your heart’s content.

For the ultimate experience, get a ticket to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from Zermatt. Enjoy the panoramic views of the winter wonderland as you ascend to the highest cable car station in Europe.

2. Sedona in Arid Arizona

A little over 42 million people flew to Arizona in 2018. One of the common destinations of the visitors is Sedona. This arid but alluring region is where you’ll find cheap adventure vacations.

Experience the 100 different and unique trails that Sedona has to offer. Get some natural healing with the natural water slides, natural swimming pools, spas, and salt scrubs. When the locals talk about the mysterious vortexes, you can visit them too.

The artsy traveler will enjoy visiting the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. If you are curious about the art of the ancients, the Palatki Heritage Site has the answers you’re seeking. Meanwhile, oenophiles (aka wine lovers) will love the Verde Valley wine trail.

3. Spectacular Slovenia

A great weekend adventure idea is to visit a place that wouldn’t be the first to pop in your head when you think of ‘outdoor vacations’. In that case, Slovenia will be a great European adventure destination. You won’t find yourself getting bored on Slovenia, that’s for sure.

White-water rafting on the Soča River is an exciting bonding experience. The trip on the uniquely-colored rapids lasts between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. On great weather, you’ll even get a picturesque view of the Julian Alps while you raft.

Other activities in Slovenia include skiing, snowboarding, horse-riding, and a new sport, canyoning. Canyoning is also an interesting experience. A guide leads you up a mountain and down into waterways.

4. Phenomenal Namibia

Looking for kid-friendly adventure vacations can be a challenge. The great thing about kids is they love animals. Namibia’s Etosha National Park will provide an unforgettable safari experience for you and your little ones.

Namibia is one of the few countries where animals still roam free. The national park encloses open grasslands, a massive salt pan, and diverse flora and fauna. If you’re looking to enhance your photography skills on wildlife, this is the place to go.

The park is accessible by all vehicles, making it an excellent choice for visitors with cars. There are various accommodation options for you, too. As a note, Etosha National Park is malaria-free.

5. Is It Really Israel?

Whether you are salty by nature or you want to enjoy a little bit of healthy salt, the Dead Sea is the place to be. Take a swim and enjoy the breathtaking view around you.

Beside the Dead Sea is a water oasis in the desert. Its name is Ein Gedi, translating to “spring of the young goat”.

Are you on a spiritual journey? Jerusalem and Nazareth are there for you. There is also Acre, for the history buffs.

Other memorable destinations include Tel Aviv with its vibrant nightlife. Haifa is the best choice for the traveling surfer. If you want to experience dryer vacation spots, visit the Golan Heights, the Ramon Crater, or both.

6. Equal Opportunities in Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands has one of the largest growths in worldwide travel. The wildlife and unique ecosystem in the islands is a noteworthy feature of the islands. It’s home to giant tortoises, flightless birds, fur seals, marine iguanas, and more!

Licensed divers can enjoy the marine life beneath Wolf Island and Darwin Island. If you are not a scuba diver, you can lounge with the sea lions at the beach. If that still isn’t enough for the animal lovers, head over to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Sea kayaking and snorkeling are other great ways to enjoy yourself. If you wish to ascend the Sierra Negra, hike trails are available for you to take. 

7. Check Out the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has many impressive buildings and natural places for you to visit. For example, the Prague Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s considered one of the largest ancient castles in the world.

If you want to see what Prague looked like in the olden days, visit the small town of Josefov. There are many interesting facts about its history and the Jewish community. Many more cultural sites are inside the community.

Another historic place to see is the Old Town Square. If you want to see something unique, check out the astronomical clock in Prague. It’s mounted on the southern wall of the Old Town Hall in Old Town Square.

8. New Horizons in New Zealand

There is a common thread between The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, and 2005’s King Kong. They were all filmed in New Zealand. This is the perfect country if you’re looking for a vacation in the midst of civilization or out in nature.

A haven for seafood lovers and wilderness walkers is Kaikoura. If you like to appreciate art deco, North Island has the small city of Napier. It has unique architecture, and it even has the Art Deco Weekend event held every February.

New Zealand is a popular destination for vacation adventures. As early as possible, book your tickets and plan out your adventure. That way, you can maximize your time on making memories.

9. Chill in Chile

Chile has some of the world’s most interesting places. For example, the Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth. It has one of the longest coastlines in the world, ranging to around 6500 kilometers long.

As a note, there are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Chile. They are the Sewell Mining Town, Rapa Nui National Park, Humberstone, and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, the Churches of Chiloé, and the Seaport of the City of Valparaíso. That’s five historical, cultural, and majestic destinations for you to choose from.

10. Outdoor Vacations in Brazil

Brazil is a large country with many vacation spots. In Rio de Janeiro alone, you can visit the Lapa Arches, Theatro Municipal, Prainha Beach, Parque Lage, the Lapa Neighborhood, and more. Outside of the famous city, there are far more places to see and experience.

The Amazon Rainforest, Diamond Highlands, and Iguaçu Falls, and the Chapada Diamantina National Park are among the top vacation spots for the perfect outdoor adventure. If you’re looking to chill and enjoy the beaches, we suggest the Fernando de Noronha archipelago.

Pack Your Bags and Get Ready to Travel!

Those are our top 10 ideas for memorable outdoor vacations.

Whether you plan to go on vacay alone or with family and friends, always stay safe. It’s never a bad idea to learn a little bit about the place you’re taking your vacation in. It’s also good to read about the culture and the people to avoid awkward situations.

Traveling light? Need tips on packing?

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