One company called MiGFlug allows everyday people to fly a fighter jet…no pilot experience necessary! If you’re in the mood to hit the sky and see what you’ve got, this might just be the trip for you. (Top Gun references come free of charge.)
Swim with deadly crocodiles
Ever wish for the opportunity to get up close and personal with a crocodile? Now you can, in Australia. Most sane people would say no, but if that’s something you’re into, one company in Darwin City can make it happen. Climb into their “Cage of Death” (yes, that’s the real name) and hang out with some of these magnificent and terrifying creatures.
Skydive over Mount Everest
Sure, you could climb Mount Everest, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, you can skydive from 29,500 feet, even higher than the summit, and freefall all the way to base camp. The views are incredible and the thrills are unparalleled.
Go ice swimming in Finland
Believe it or not, ice swimming isn’t considered extreme at all in Finland. If you go there and try it, they say, you’ll experience an “incomparable energy boost” from dipping into the icy waters. Though the initial shock of the cold is always tough to face, the overall result is a warm and invigorating sensation throughout the body.
Scale a glacier in Iceland
Vatna Glacier in Iceland is completely stunning… as well as an incredible place to scale some heights. Who needs rock climbing when there are glaciers out there to master?
Run a marathon in the Moroccan Desert
The Marathon des Sables is a test of endurance, survival… and insanity, traversing the desert. This could be the exact opposite of ideal conditions for a marathon, so get ready for a real challenge.
Wing Walking, UK
If you’ve ever wanted to surf an airplane mid-air, wing walking is for you! Wing walking was first done as a way to refuel planes during airtime, but now it can be your next destination.
Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
Surfing on the ocean is so passé. It’s time for you to check out volcano boarding, aka careening down the inside of Volcan Cerro Negro, an active volcano, at 80 km/hr.
Dive and investigate the remains of the Titanic
For $60K, Deep Ocean Expeditions (DOE) will take you to the wreck of the RMS Titantic. Dive 12,000 feet down in a submersible and see the most famous shipwreck in the world. Rumor has it, DOE is discontinuing their diving expeditions in July, so you better act fast!
Drive a ZapCat Powerboat
Zapcats are essentially the inflatable hulls of a catamaran boat. They’re light, nimble, and can reach incredible speeds. Oh, and if you hit a wave just right, you might see your life flash before your eyes!
Hike the most dangerous path in the world
“Caminito del Rey” in El Chorro, Spain, is considered the most dangerous hiking route in the world due to its shaky infrastructure. Try your luck on this path, and you’ll see what kind of a hiker you really are.
Take a Tundra Buggy
One Canadian company is taking you out into the tundra to see polar bears in their natural habitat. Their massive vehicle roams the area and gives you a tour like you’ve never imagined.
Hang out in Zero Gravity
Zero-G is a company that uses Boeing 727 planes to simulate the feeling of weightlessness. The planes perform a specific maneuver called a “parabola” that moves the aircraft in such a way that the people aboard feel no gravity acting upon them. Each ride begins at $4,950 per person, but the ability to fly seems pretty priceless to me.
Raft/Kayak down the Ground Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a sight so impressive that many vow to see its majesty before they die. Can you imagine how stunning it would be to go whitewater rafting or kayaking down it? If you’re looking for breathtaking views and challenging adventures, this might just be your dream trip.
Take a ride on the fastest roller coaster in the world
Formula Rossa is a rollercoaster at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. It’s the fastest rollercoaster in the world, with riders reaching speeds up to 150 mph (in less than five seconds of acceleration!). This is not a ride for the timid.
Train like a Navy SEAL
SEALs refer to their traditional training protocol as “Hell Week,” but some adventure seekers call it a $2,000 vacation! One Chesapeake, VA company, the Extreme Seal Experience, gives travelers the same training regimen that Navy SEALs undergo as they become the most elite operatives in the US.
Heli-Skiing in Alaska