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Here are 8 thrilling adventure travel destinations for 2022

Here are 8 thrilling adventure travel destinations for 2022

Recently, after being cooped up for the last couple of years, people are looking to get out and have a really big adventure. Perhaps more than ever, 2022 will be the year of different trips. It’ll be the year of doing something on that fantasy travel list.

We’ve put together five options, each of which includes a pampering stay as well as unique and exciting adventures. They’re bound to get you on the road to exploration in no time.

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Chikwenya Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Explore the wild rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife of Zimbabwe: ROAR AFRICA has created an unforgettable safari experience in Zimbabwe. The tour includes cruises on the Zambezi River and a trip to Victoria Falls, one of the Wonders of the World. You’ll have opportunities for exciting rafting, canoeing, and game drives as well. Enjoy seeing the wildlife and whitewater rapids in the region.

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Majestic Victoria Falls

The trip starts in Pretoria, South Africa, where your guides will meet you and whisk you off to the Mana Pools National Park. There, you’ll stay in a luxury tent at the Chikwenya Camp. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to see lions, elephants, hippos, and cheetahs, among other incredible wildlife in Zimbabwe. From here, you’ll head up to the local lodge and have some fun whitewater rafting or just sitting back and admiring the natural beauty of Victoria Falls. It has also been called the most beautiful waterfall in the world. On the way back, you’ll visit the Gorongosa National Park and then fly back to Johannesburg.

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Château du Sureau and Yosemite National Park, California

Château du Sureau, an alpine resort in California’s Sierra Nevada, is offering a combined European escape in California with a dream trip to Yosemite. It includes two days/one night of backpacking, hiking, and camping with a private naturalist guide and gourmet chef. You’ll spend the week hiking, camping and, in places swimming by a beautiful waterfall. You’ll enjoy gourmet backcountry meals and all your camp needs will be taken care of, freeing you up to take joy in one of America’s most captivating national parks. In the event of inclement weather, the trip will be canceled and no refund will be provided. The cost starts at $3,350 per person.

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A European-style castle in the Sierra foothills

Back at the resort, you can soak in all of the luxuries – from enjoying private gardens and fountains to spending time surrounded by serenity. This beautiful and elegant property, a member of the Relais & Châteaux group, has only ten ornate rooms and its 2,000-square-foot Parisian style Manor might even give the surrounding El Capitan and Half Dome a run for their money in terms of grandeur.

You’ll be close to the heart of the Alpine mountains without being too far from Yosemite.

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Lofoten Islands, Norway

Fjords in the Lofoten Islands: For those looking for a life-changing experience of paddling scenic fjords then Expedition Engineering is offering an eight-day bed & breakfast paddling trip. They will kayak through some of Norway’s most beautiful scenery. The Lofoten Islands, a remote area of Norway in the high north, offers some of the best kayaking experiences in the country. Here you can enjoy activities like sea kayaking and whale watching. Situated between the fjords, you’ll enjoy a view that never fails to stun, with unearthly beauty and nature still within your grasp. And with almost 24 hours of daylight in the height of summer – it’s a perfect place for getting away from it all and getting into the true Norwegian spirit.

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Norway has some of the most surreal bays in the world. They’re some of Norway’s best

The fishing villages that dot the coastline here date back to Viking times and you can find a 10th-century longhouse (now a museum) that is one of the largest ever found in Europe. During this trip, you’ll have plenty of time to spot puffins, and sea eagles and check out the long summer “midnight sun.” Nights will be spent in traditional fishermen’s houses in the charming villages that make up this northern region.

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Negril, Jamaica

Cliff diving in Jamaica: Negril, Jamaica is a famous beach where you can visit The Caves Hotel- an oceanfront sanctuary that’s set on cliffs over the sea. You might want to take a leap of faith and try cliff diving here. Some instructors can teach you how to do it, or you could go snorkeling. You’ll probably find some dolphins to get up close and personal with while doing this though.

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Cliffside cottages at The Caves, Jamaica

There are only 12 cottages with ocean views here, and they have a romantic private grotto where you can eat. There are plenty of ways to explore the caves: by kayak, snorkeling, or even on one of their spa tours. The spa has been named one of Ocean Magazine’s best spas. For those looking for a romantic getaway or plenty of water activities, this hotel in Jamaica delivers.

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