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Extreme holidays for adrenaline junkies

The Property Addict / Travel

Aug 07 2017

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Sometimes the itch for adventure outweighs the need for a relaxing getaway. As any avid adventurer will admit, a good cliff dive or the rush of luging down a 60-foot water slide surrounded by shark-infested waters is difficult to resist. These 9 places are certainly not for the faint of heart"â?but for those travelers who are seeking something more exciting than the typical beach getaway, they are well worth exploring. 9travelideas-1 Bungee Jump from Macau Tower, China The 764-foot drop from the top makes Macau Tower the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, according to Guinness Book of World Records. 9travelideas-2 Hot Air Balloon Ride, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Soar over the epic African landscape in nothing but a balloon and a basket. If you have the stomach for it, peek over the side to take in the full majesty of Victoria Falls. 9travelideas-3 The Catacombs, Paris As the final resting place to the remains of over six million people, you can visit this 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels through the appropriately named "Gates of Hell." It is rumored some early explorers went mad trying to find their way out of the Paris Catacombs. Word to the wise: stick with your tour group. 9travelideas-4 Cliff Jumping at Rick's Cafà ©, Negril, Jamaica Perched atop a beautiful bluff, Rick's Cafà © is serving up more than just beachy eats. Tourists can have a post-meal thrill jumping off the edge of the bluff into the crystal waters of Jamaica. 9travelideas-5 Running with the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain Every July, thousands of brave souls come to Pamplona for the San Fermà ­n Festival, which also happens to include running through the old cobblestone streets with bulls. 9travelideas-6 Leap of Faith Water Slide, Nassau, Bahamas Modeled after a Mayan temple, this water slide, located in the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, is a 60-foot vertical drop surrounded by a cove of reef sharks. 9travelideas-7 Walk Up Mount Huashan, China At the top of Mount Huashan sits a Taoist temple that is rumored to have some of the best tea in China. So good, some adventurers have actually died for it. Scale the Monk-made wooden path by foot and carabiner to the top for some quiet meditation and a good cup of tea. 9travelideas-8 Santorini Cable Car Ride, Santorini, Greece The Santorini cable cars ferry over 1,200 people per day in the height of tourist season up to Fira, Santorini's capital. If you need help overcoming the crazy 220-meter ascension up the volcanic mountain side, gaze out the window and enjoy the postcard worthy views of paradise. 9travelideas-9 Dinner at The Cargo Hold Restaurant, Durban, South Africa Being located in the stern of a phantom ship isn't the most terrifying aspect of this restaurant. The toothy dinner guests, however, might be.   Hannah Huber Originally published in Architectural Digest Save



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