Adventure tourism: active recreation for active people

Get out of the ant cities, connect with nature and actively spend your vacation – that’s what the tourist is striving for today.

Features of adventure tourism

In the world of adventure tourism is very popular, it is a whole industry Adventure Travel, which offers photo-hunting for whales and penguins from a boat in Antarctica, the conquest of Jomolungma, jeep safaris in Tanzania Serengeti National Park and race cars on the track of Formula – 1.

In adventure tourism, the location does not matter, what matters is a well-developed idea. It is the idea that costs money.

There is no single system for the creation of adventure tours, so the adventure tour is called a commercial trip in a natural environment with active ways of transportation. The adventure, in the understanding of modern tourism – it is a departure from the routine, a meeting with something new and unusual, a journey in which there is no place for accidents and surprises, everything is clearly staged and thought out. The adventure tour always has a cognitive purpose (to see, feel, feel, understand, wrestle with the elements). Choosing this tour, you – the active participant of events, which overcomes obstacles and gains new experiences.

At the same time you will be as much as possible shielded from the worries of everyday life. This is the main difference between adventure tourism from the wild, when a person has to take care of everything himself. The task of the camper is to relax. You do not load a heavy luggage, not forced to set up a tent or search for a place to sleep.  During the adventure tour vacationers create the most comfortable conditions to give the best opportunity to enjoy properly the three main components of adventure: exotic, recreation and aesthetic or spiritual component.

Adventure tours, like any other, have both pluses and minuses.

The pros of adventure tours are:

– new, vivid emotions;

– active recreation in nature;

– physical activity;

– the opportunity to escape from the monotony and monotony of life, to prove themselves;

– fighting phobias, feelings of insecurity;

– You can make adjustments to the scenario of the adventure, your wishes will be taken into account.

Cons of adventure tours:

– an expensive pleasure: in addition to the tour itself, which includes a guide, overnight accommodation and food, you will need to rent or buy equipment, pay for the services of an instructor (on this it is better not to save);

– No matter how hard the organizers of the tour to make tourists safe and minimize all kinds of risks, the probability of accidents still is. After all, to agree with the nature is impossible, and the human factor has not been canceled.

Adventure tourism is divided into two categories: adventure sports and adventure travel. There are about seventeen subspecies of adventure sports: hang gliding, kayaking, skydiving, basejumping and more. Nature in adventure sports is an element to be conquered, an obstacle to be overcome.

The most popular adventure sport in the world is water:

– diving in Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cuba and Hawaii;

– surfing in America (Florida) and Australia (Sydney);

– rafting on rivers in Canada and the USA (Alaska, Colorado);

Adventure travel is an expedition into unpopulated areas or areas with difficult natural and geographical conditions. For example, an expedition across the snowy expanses of Alaska on a dog sled or a tour to the hinterland of Nepal to comprehend spiritual practices.

Adventure tours include different types of active and extreme tourism, but they are always designed for the average tourist without special physical training. Of course, travel insurance is a prerequisite for such tours.

The most dangerous types of adventure tourism

– Gorilla safari

– Mountaineering

– Space tourism

– Diving with sharks

– Heliskiing (one of the varieties of freeride – extreme skiing, the essence of which is to descend from the mountain to which you will take a helicopter, on the unprepared slope);

– Dragster racing (a dragster is a special vehicle for racing over a 402 meter distance).

– Sandboarding (snowboarding on sand dunes)

– Speleology (“cave” tourism)

Adventure tours are usually organized for small groups (five to ten people), as in large is difficult to ensure maximum safety for all participants.

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