Ready for the challenge? Discover these unique travel experiences around the world

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For those who travel for adventure, this piece is for you. While many people travel to eat, sightsee and relax; some travel to live closer to the edge and mark items on their to-do lists.

Adventure awaits you around the world. Whether you want to ski down an Aspen slope or climb Mount Everest, the to-do list is endless.

Here are a few options that made our list.

A dinner in the sky is a thrilling experience for those brave enough. More than 60 countries on five continents participated in the experiment. Guests will be able to enjoy dinner prepared by some of the best chefs in the world while anchored 50 meters high. Oh! While also having stunning views of the city below.

Swim in the Great Barrier Reef. If water, diving and snorkeling are your thing, a trip to Queensland, Australia is a must. The Great Barrier Reef is the oldest living organism on Earth. It stretches over 1,600 miles, has over 1,500 species of fish and can be seen from space. Unfortunately, it quickly eroded due to coral bleaching and global warming. So if you’re going to go, go!

Take a hot air balloon ride in Turkey. Images of dozens of hot air balloons flying over Cappadocia, Turkey, have gone viral in recent years. And as a result, more people added the location to their to-do list to experience the top-ranked excursion. A ride above the central region gives visitors a 360-degree view of the famous limestone spiers and “fairy chimneys” that cannot be seen from ground level.

Go on an African safari. I mean, what could be more adventurous than being in nature? Botswana’s Okavango Delta has been rated a must-see by Condé Nast Traveler. Travelers can ride a mokoro canoe for the best and most intimate look at wandering elephants, antelopes and cheetahs, among others.

Swim in the cenotes of Mexico. Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is rich in unique, natural beauty. Many venture there to see its cavernous cenotes. Floating in one of these natural sinkholes is one for the books. Once in Tulum, visit Dos Ojos (“Two Eyes”) to see one of the most beautiful underwater sites on the planet.

Go sandboarding in the Sahara. If you can stand the heat, then the colossal dunes of the Sahara are calling your name. Participating in the extreme sport of sandboarding – descending on a surfboard. This makes for epic images and unparalleled views.

Surf the Californian waves. Huntington Beach in Orange County, California is widely known as “Surf City” for its ability to attract surfers from around the world. The miles of highly surfable beach waves give visitors plenty of room to spread out. It’s a place to go all year round, summer and winter (an excellent time to go if you don’t want the crowds).

Take the five-day trek to Machu Picchu, Peru. The famous Inca citadel is located in the Andes. Although a bus ride can visit the site, some travelers can do the five-day trek along the 26-mile-long Inca Trail. But if it’s too extreme, tour operator Sam Travel Peru will drop off hikers at kilometer 104 to do the whole experience in 24 hours.

Zipline over Niagara Falls. Known as the MistRider and 2,200 feet long, the excursion opened to visitors in Ontario in the summer of 2016. It has been attracting daring travelers ever since. The ride goes from the top of the Niagara Gorge almost to the bottom, with four ziplines reaching speeds of over 40 mph. It is open from June to December.

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