Adrenaline junkies, a New Year is coming and the Evening Standard has some adventure must-dos for 2017.
“From snowmobiling across the northern most reaches of Norway, skiing to the South Pole, scorching lava lakes in the middle of Africa to desert island survival, we've got some fresh ideas that you'll be clambering to achieve,” says Fiona Macconnacher.
The first suggestion takes adventure enthusiasts to Zambezi.
“Rafting along the Zambezi river, you’ll get to experience all its biggest and boldest rapids as well as getting up close to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: Victoria Fallsm,” says Macconnacher.
Another suggestion is a visit to remote Tonga where you can live as a desert castaway.
“A relaxing jaunt on a tropical island paradise this is not. Being pushed both mentally and physically as a castaway with no shelter, food or water will probably not result in any holiday bloat and you might require an actual break afterwards,” writes Macconnacher.
Another rugged adventure is in the Amazon jungle.
“An Amazonian adventure with added philanthropy is what’s on offer with Large Minority’s 8-day challenge. Accommodation and daily transfer of your luggage will make your tasks slightly less daunting but you’ll be put through your paces in some of the most remote parts of the Amazon,” says Macconnacher.
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One of the ultimate adventure experiences is to follow the iconic Silk Road — but you have to have some time on your hands.
“Lasting 47 days, it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip with everything covered so all you have to do is show up and experience the incredibly diverse landscapes, 15 UNESCO World Heritage sights and six vastly different nations,” says Macconnacher.
Want to know more, including exact details for each trip? Read on here.