By beccyjane, Jun 15 2017 03:05PM
Experience the world through the eyes of an explorer and never forget to add to your bucket list - there are so many incredible adventures to be had in this incredible world we live in!
1. Have a sleepover with Giraffes
Spend a night (or three!) with the giraffes in the Giraffe Manor Hotel located in Nairobi, Kenya. The manor house is "set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest" and is a great experience for those who love something a little different. Treat yourself - you deserve it! https://www.thesafaricollection.com/properties/giraffe-manor/
2. Visit Iceland's Springs
Take a dip in the incredible springs in Iceland. The nordic island is home to beautiful (and incredibly warm) geothermal waters and because there is so much to do and see, you should definitely stay for a few days and make the most of your trip!
3. Clear Canoe Travels
Take a journey in a clear-bottomed canoe (or a submarine!) for a mind-blowing birds eye view of the creatures lurking below the water. View the incredible fish from the safety of your canoe and see where the tide takes you! This can be done anywhere in the world, although clear waters will be the best for getting a perfect glimpse of the wonderful sea creatures this world has to offer.
This particular shot was taken in Bora Bora, Tahiti and shows a clear bottomed canoe over lemon sharks!
4. The Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
Visit the unique lava rocks for an amazing trip and the chance to have lunch cooked above the heat from the volcano! You will be show demonstrations of the high temperatures which "reach between 400°C and 600°C ... Dry brush thrown into a hole in the ground catches fire immediately, while water poured into a bore hole erupts seconds later in the form of steam - like a mini-geyser." - https://www.discoverlanzarote.com/timanfaya.asp
5. Extreme Picnicking
View the world from new heights during your next picnic and find out where you can have an extreme picnicking session locally!
6. Take Part in the Bristol Balloon Festival
"The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe." - www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/ Whether you are taking part of simply watching nearby sipping a cocktail, this is the perfect way to spend your time! The four day festival is an amazing sight to behold. If you don't fancy taking part in a festival, there are many hot air balloon companies worldwide and there is likely to be one near your local area which you can contact for prices and availability!
7. Watch the Northern Lights in Style
Did you know that there are rentable glass igloos in Finland where you can watch the incredible phenomenon that is the Northern Lights?! There are two bedroom and four bedroom igloos available with showers and saunas available in a nearby building and the Northern Lights season lasts from around 24th August until the end of April.
8. Walk Behind a Waterfall
Take a walk behind a waterfall for a unique and exciting experience! The waterfall shown below is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Scandanavia, Iceland, but there are many waterfalls which can be walked through across the world, including in Wales, UK.
9. Visit an Underwater Museum
This amazing museum is located in Cancun, Mexico and features over 470 statues which you can swim around! The museum tour costs $45 per adult and $22.50 per child and the fee covers all snorkelling equipment plus a tour guide!
"This 3 hour tour provides you with a 45 minute snorkel experience in the museum where you will also see the schools of fish, turtles, rays etc etc. After this, subject to timing and weather conditions, we will stop off at a second site which is full of marine life." - https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/tours/snorkel-in-the-cancun-underwater-museum-musa/
10. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
This tour takes you on a route of the incredible Waitomo glowworm caves in a cute little boat! "Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history." - http://www.waitomo.com/Waitomo-Glowworm-Caves/
Witness the wonders for yourself and visit the tiny glowworms for a cost of $50 per adult and $23 for one child (and $16 to bring a second child along). The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
It may look a little like something out of a strange horror movie as the glowworms literally hang from the walls and ceilings throughout the caves.
We have added one extra bucket list idea for the high flying adventurers!
Warning: if heights make you queasy, look away now!
11. Ziplining in Haiti - 'A Dragon's Breath Flight Line'
"Enjoy breathtaking views as you zip down a flight line more than 2,600 feet long at speeds of 40-50 mph" with this amazing zipline experience in Labadee, Haiti. The take-off point is 500 feet above the beaches so this isn't one for those frightened of heights! Find out more here: http://bookings.royalcaribbean.co.uk/shoreExcursions/product/detail/view.do?ProductCode=ZL26&wuc=GBR
The experience (including a briefing, orientation, travelling to the zipline and having a go) lasts around 1 hour and 15 minutes and prices start from £80.66 per person.
We hope you have been inspired to take a little adventure on your next get-away! Do you know of anymore exciting bucket list ideas that should be on this list or have you been to any of these places and have some photos to share? Comment below and let us know!
Please note: all photos have been collected from Pinterest. Have a look at our boards for more bucket list and travel inspirations: http://www.pinterest.com/hernextsmile