When was the last time you had your adventure? Like a really adrenaline-challenging adventure? Most of the time challenging and crazy experience is likely to go hand in hand. Since this vast beautiful world offers you many things to try and see, why don’t you try some craziest adventures that will spur your adrenaline?
Here is a crazy adventure list which will surely make your heart beats fast. Go and conquer your fear!
1. Face to face with Komodo
How do you feel to have one on one encounter with the deadliest cold-blooded giant ancient lizard?
Komodo National Park has many popular tourist destinations. The main attraction is, of course, face to face with Komodo, the giant lizard. How exciting and thrilling it will be to have an encounter with the cold-blooded giant ancient creature. Komodo has inhabited this island for 40 million years. The size of Komodo is between 2-3 meters long and weighs up to 165 kg.
When seeing Komodo in person, visitors must be accompanied by the ranger team. There are some warnings that visitors need to obey. Visitors are not allowed to walk alone at the tracking path; It is forbidden to disturb the nest of the Komodo; visitors should limit the distance of 3-5 meters with dragons because Komodo also tends to attack suddenly and its speed runs 20 kilometers per hour; female visitors who are having a period are advised not to see Komodo because if it smells blood, it will be prone to be hungry; visitors are not allowed to run and shout; never swing a bottle or scarf since Komodo will perceive the swinging objects as its prey; bringing food and feeding Komodo is also not allowed. Once it smells some foods, it will make an approach.
2. Riding Traditional Gondola at Timang Beach
Are you ready for a real challenge? Come to Timang Beach which is located in Purwodadi, Gunung Kidul, Central Java, Indonesia. It has a traditional gondola that can be used to cross to a small island.
This Gondola was originally used by fishermen to look for lobsters. However, this actually attracts tourists who want to feel the sensation of crossing the famous fierce southern sea. The gondola itself is only made of wood and its height is 50 meters and its distance is 100 meters. It doesn’t use modern technology. Instead, the gondola is pulled manually. When passing over the sea, the waves sometimes splashes over the body. The most extreme part is the gondola can only carry one passenger for each crossing.
It should be noted that since gondola in Timang beach is not an official tourist destination, so if something happens to the visitor when trying this extreme sensation, they will not be covered by insurance. If you are interested in riding this gondola you need to spend around Rp 150 thousand per person.
3. Hammocking at Tebing Masigit
Masigit Cliff or Tebing Masigit is located in Padalarang, near the city of Bandung, Indonesia. This cliff is quite extreme but it is often used as a selfie spot. It has the most beautiful spots for photo shooting.
The hammock used at Masigit Cliff is tied between two steep cliffs. The height of the hammock is about 100 meters, so for those who are afraid of height, perhaps it is not your type of adventure. Before sitting on a hammock, visitor must go down a little with the help of safety gear and crawl on the rope. Another challenge is when the wind blows the hammock; it causes the hammock to swing. To go down, the visitors must wait until the hammock stops swinging.
Visitors can also witness sunset in a different way. To enjoy the sunset while sitting on the hammock, they need to come in the afternoon, but usually there are other tourists, too, lining up to see same thing. To be able to sit on the hammock at Tebing Masigit, visitors must pay IDR. 250,000.
4. Caving at Jomblang Cave
Since Gunung Sewu Area was established by UNESCO as a new member of the Global Geopark Network in September 2015, Jomblang Cave was designated as the world’s geopark icon. Its position is the same as Langkawi in Malaysia or Jeju Island in Korea.
Jomblang Cave is located in Padukuhan Jetis Wetan, Gunung Kidul, Central Java, Indonesia. This is a type of vertical cave that is very well known to foreign visitors.
At this location, you can see direct sunlight penetrating into the cave, or what is often referred to as ‘light of heaven’. Its location at a depth of 90 meters from the ground makes the scenery inside this cave becomes so breathtaking.
Jomblang is a vertical cave with a well-shaped cave mouth. Anyone who wants to go inside and enjoy its charm must go down into the cave using a kernmantle rope or special rope that is used for caving and rock climbing activities.
To witness the legendary “light of heaven” you must continue the journey into the giant chamber filled with mud during the rainy season. In this chamber, there is a 300-meter dark hallway that connects with Grubug Cave. The visitor will find the light of heaven at the end of this hallway. Make sure to come at the right time because if it’s too late the glow is no longer pillar but spreads and eventually disappears.
5. Walking on Tianmen Glass Skywalk
Are you and your friends brave enough to cross a bridge on Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie, China?
This Tianmen Skywalk is in Zhangjiajie National Park. This bridge is unusual since the planks for the foothold of the bridge are made of translucent glass and adheres to the side of the cliff. The height of the bridge is at an altitude of 1,432 masl. Visitors must walk along the 60-meter-long mountain cliff of Tianmen to complete this nerve-racking adventure.
The panorama in this spot is indeed beautiful, but most tourists are scared to death when standing on this 5-centimeter thick glass. Some even cry while walking on the skywalk.
This bridge is able to withstand 8.0 on the Richter scale earthquake and hurricanes, so there is nothing to worry about the safety. The Skywalk itself can accommodate tourists up to 600 people.
6. Skydiving in Dubai
This skydiving location in Dubai is one of the most popular spots in the world. Those who feel brave enough are welcome to do a freefall from an altitude of almost 4000 meters above the sea.
When jumping from the plane, the skydiver will be welcomed by the views of the artificial sand islands, Palm Jumeirah, Persian Gulf, and the city of Dubai itself. Skydiving is for those who love the height. For the visitors who love challenges, it’s time to try skydiving that drives adrenaline to the maximum.
For the first skydiver, it is advisable to fly tandem with experienced instructors. There are some basic rules that need to be considered when skydiving in tandem.
The price set by the operator for skydiving ranges from 1,999 Dirhams (around IDR. 7.7 Million). It is rather costly but it is worth it considering the activity challenges the courage and it will be documented by a professional team in the form of cool photos and videos that a traveler can take 45 minutes after skydiving is complete.
7. Huashan Plank Walk
If walking on glass skywalk is not challenging enough, try walking on no more than 30 cm wide plank in Huashan Mountain in China.
Huashan is one of the 5 largest mountains in mainland China. The trail in Huashan Mountain is a small path that can only be passed on foot. Imagine a path as small as 30 cm attached to the mountain and without safety equipment except for the chain as the handle. The path called the Hua Shan Trail. It is s a continuous row of wood planks. As it gets steeper, these wooden planks are replaced with iron ladders embedded in the mountain.
With hiking equipment, visitors can also climb the wooden planks while sticking the body to the mountain so as not to fall. Also, don’t let the handle on the chain come off unless they use a strap that can be hooked to the chain.
The most dangerous route is called Changong Zhandao. This route is not flat but vertical. The planks are not made of wood but iron. The iron is arranged vertically like a ladder. Because it only fits one person, if the top person slips, then the lower person will slip.
8. Exploring Salar de Uyuni
Also known as the Salar de Tunupa, Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world with an area of 10,582 square kilometers. Salar de Uyuni is located in the provinces of Potosi and Oruro, southeastern Bolivia, near the peak of the Andes, at an altitude of 3650m.
Salar de Uyuni is a famous tourist destination that has been visited by many local tourists and foreigners from all over the world. Indeed, this salt plain can be considered unique and very photogenic. To travel to Salar De Uyuni, tourists usually use 4 × 4 vehicles such as Toyota Landcruiser that can accommodate 6 to 7 people.
9. Exploring the Sahara Desert
Why do you need to try exploring the Sahara Desert?
If you want to feel the sensation of having a vacation in the desert with a budget that fits right in the pocket, the Sahara or the desert in Morocco is the right destination.
The Sahara Desert is the hottest desert in the world and the third largest after Antarctic and Arctic frosts, stretching from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The desert is known for its extreme weather which is very hot during the day with temperatures of more than 55 degrees Celsius. But at night the temperature falls dramatically to below zero degrees Celsius.
When exploring the Sahara Desert, the visitors will enjoy a sky full of stars at night. There will be thousands of stars shining brightly. Also, don’t miss to enjoy the golden sunrise and sunset. For those who love snowboarding, try to play sandboarding on sand dunes that drives the adrenaline. Last but not least, visitors can experience riding a camel in the Sahara Desert for about 30 minutes.