Getaway Ideas for the Adventurous TravelerYou never have to leave the country to experience some of the best adventure in the world. Whether you thing is hiking, rafting or anything in between, take a peak at the top 10 adventure vacations.
What else can you say? Grand Canyon rafting is the pinnacle of adventure in America. Swift waters, good guides and a firm and steady hand make this adventure a favorite among adventure lovers. Book a Grand Canyon rental to go along with your adventure.
Grand Canyon Rafting
While traveling to Hawaii is an adventure in itself, many do not realize there is a hidden Hawaii that is just aching for hikers to come and explore. Waterfalls, cliff divers and stunning tropical foliage dot the way along many hiking trails. Choose a Hawaii vacation rental to make this trip complete.
If cold weather and loyal dogs is more your ken, dog sledding in the Arctic is the adventure from you. Sled through the arctic gates, formed by the Boreal Mountains and the Frigid Crags , as you spend nine days and nights (the tents are heated), on the trail.
Arctic Dog Sledding
Pine forests and lush mountain meadows are the eye candy for those willing the ride through the Tetons on horseback. Stop at Jackson Lake , pick your way delicately along the Buffalo River and you'll soon find yourself wishing you didn't have a car.
The Grand Staircase, located on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, is a delicate pink, while the river itself flows below. Mountain bikers get a strenuous workout while enjoying the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.
Grand Staircase Biking
The highest point in North America is Denali. To reach the top, trekkers spend about three weeks, climbing the west buttress and making camp. "High camp" is the final overnight at a jaw-dropping hit of 17,200 feet but it doesn't end there. One more day of hiking through the snow brings climbers to the true peak at 20,320 feet.
The Boundary Waters are an area rich in history. Starting from Gunflint, Minnesota, canoers spend six days paddling along the river. Portaging overnight, most visitors will see large numbers of timber wolves, otters, loons, eagles, black bear and moose.
Boundary Waters Canoeing
The San Juan Islands are the jewels of Washington's coastal zone and a definite must-do on the list of top 10 adventure vacations. The islands are as yet mostly untouched, providing visitors with the ability to catch a glimpse of bald eagles, orcas, salmon and scoters. You'll never get so close as you will on a kayak.
San Juan Islands Kayaking
The beautiful islands located in the Gulf of Mexico, just off of the coast of Florida's Fort Myers, are the perfect place to try your hand at adventure sailing. Twenty-six foot Commodores are used to skip lightly over the water while sailors drink in the beauty of the Gulf Coast.
Gulf Coast Adventure Sailing
52,800 acres located in California's High Sierra, provide the perfect place to trek via llama. A five-day tour will give you plenty of time to see everything from the Matterhorn to some truly amazing wildlife.
Hover Wilderness Llama Trekking
Roll up your sleeping bag, book your vacation rental and be prepared as you make a stop at one of the top 10 adventure vacations.