12 Unexpected Destinations for Overseas Adventure Travel

A vacation isn’t always best spent relaxing. For some, overseas adventure travel is the name of the game. Chasing an adrenaline rush with any number of extreme sports and experiences can make for an unforgettable adventure and an excellent travel story.

Here are 12 unexpected spots for an overseas adventure travel for people looking for an unexpectedly adventurous getaway. From ice climbing in Africa (!?) to animal encounters in the Caribbean, you are guaranteed a memorable trip to these unique destinations.

Baños, Ecuador

In a country known for its adventure sports, there is no better spot to visit than Baños, Ecuador. Sitting below the active Tungurahua volcano, Baños sits on the border of the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest.

Sacred Valley, Peru

The four-day hike from the Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu might be one of the most famous treks on the planet. Still, far too many hikers miss out on the other incredible treks of the Sacred Valley.

Mount Etna, Sicily

Italy’s most famous ski destinations might be a bit further north in the Alps, but who could turn down the opportunity to ski down a volcano? With a view of the Mediterranean below, skiing on Mount Etna in Sicily defines adventure travel.

Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

What could be more immersive than delving deep into the world’s largest cave? Hang Son Doong was only  discovered in the Vietnamese jungle in 1991 and first explored in 2009.

Medellin, Colombia

Medellin is best known for its delicious coffee, vibrant culture, and dark past, but did you know that this unforgettable city is a popular destination for mountain biking too?

Interlaken, Switzerland

Ever wanted to take to the skies and fly? If you’re looking to try paragliding, consider visiting Interlaken, Switzerland, where you can glide over the historic town while taking in mesmerizing views over green valleys and snow-capped peaks.

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