Off-Season Adventures

Don’t know where your next off-season should be? No worries, take a look at a few amazing places we found an have listed here for you!

1. Camp under the Northern Lights

Photos don’t do them justice. There is no natural phenomenon like the colorful displays of the Aurora Borealis. Most of the perfect locations for nature’s most extraordinary light show are in the snowy Arctic wilderness. In Lapland, Finland, for example, the Norther Lights appear in the sky around 200 times per year. You can stay in glass igloos and log cabins with extraordinary views.


2. Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru

Take any trek along the Inca Trail and finish at Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail in Peru is by far one of most famous hikes in the world, and it practically has no peak season. Adventurers hike 26 miles in about 4-5 days, conquering taxing ascends and descends. The rewards come in the form of getting close to ancient ruins, exploring the jungle, being inspired by gorgeous mountain scenery.

3. Hike Na Pali Coast in Hawaii

Most people go to Hawaii in the winter to escape the freezing temperatures on the mainland. But the 17 miles of ocean shores are magnificent year-round. One of the top lures for tourists on the island of Kauai, are the 4,000-foot tall cliffs, which are some of the most dramatic in the world. They bring sightseers, hikers and paddlers from all over. Take the full-day paddle between Heana Beach Park and Polihale State Park to see amazing marine life like dolphins, sea turtles and seals, in addition to some of the most remarkable natural features Hawaii has to offer.

4. See the Iguazú Falls in Brazil

Iguazu Falls is not like any waterfall you can imagine. Spanning 1.6 miles, it is made of 275 waterfalls or cataracts. Exploring them by foot or hopping on a boat to experience Iguazu by water is an absolute thrill. You can actually get very close to the waterfall. Walk over the many wooden footbridges that are elevated over the Iguazu River to see amazing falls, magnificent panoramas and even a rainbow.

5. Live a Nomadic life in Mongolia

Hiking, biking, rafting, and kayaking are often involved. You’ll get to see where Genghis Khan set out to conquer the world. You’ll live in a Nomad’s ger, and ride horses while learning archery and garment-making skills. You may have to get up early to help your hosts with chores like milking the cows and making your own dairy products for breakfast.  Try the Wild Mongolia trip. Hike to the peak of a volcano, visit Khovsgol Lake, explore the palaces, watch cultural performances, and relax in Tsenkher hot springs.

6. Kayak down a waterfall

Running waterfalls is an adventure on a whole new level. There’s a video that shows Tyler Bradt completing the World Record Waterfall Descent – 189 feet. The previously held record for kayak descents, set only weeks earlier, had been off a 127-foot fall in the Amazon, according to National Geographic. You, of course, don’t have to go to such extremes.

7. Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

See this amazing natural wonder while you still can. Diving in one of the most colorful places on Earth is experience like no other.  Just get in the water and you’ll be among ridges overrun with 900 different species of sea life, including parrotfish, giant turtles, surgeonfish, sea cucumber, and starfish.

8. Go on a road trip in Cuba

But you have to do it in their classic old-school car. Go on adventures that will show you not just the people and the architecture, but also the history, culture and wild side of the country. You can’t dive and explore the depths of a cave that reaches 70-feet deep in many places; climb some very strange rock formations; zip line though Cuba’s Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve; and, of course, run the iconic Malecon.

Hope you liked these awesome pinpoints we listed. We’ll be creating a second part to this, so be on the look out!

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