7 bucket-list adventure holiday ideas

Here at Tinggly we’re all about those once-in-a-lifetime holiday experiences that you can find all around the world. Adventurous, romantic, cultural and pampering – It’s what we do, it’s our reason for being, and we never stop searching for activities and destinations that will make your heart beat faster.7 bucket-list adventure holiday ideasWe’ve put together a list of the ultimate holidays for adventurous travellers. Which of them have you got on your bucket list?7 bucket-list adventure holiday ideasDog Sledding in Scandinavia

When winter falls in some parts of the world, dog sleds are often the best way to get around. For the locals, it’s a vital means of transportation. For the visitor, it’s a romantic, exhilarating experience to swish through fresh powdery snow, overnight alongside frozen lakes in a cosy sleeping bag, and learn how to control a team of dogs. With Tinggly gift experiences you can try dog sledding in Russia, Greenland and Sweden, travelling through beautiful icy landscapes at high speeds. If you’re interested in incredible views or unusual forms of travel, you’ll love this!Dog Sledding in ScandinaviaSeeing the Northern Lights

This is something you could easily tie in with dog sledding, given that Aurora Borealis often appear during the winter months in northern countries. Think of it as a natural electric lightshow in the sky and you go some way towards describing the breathtaking Northern Lights. Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland is one of the reasons many people visit, but you can also catch them in places such as Finland and Scotland. Unfortunately an appearance can’t always be guaranteed, but if you do get lucky, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.Seeing the Northern LightsSafaris in Africa 

There is an almost endless variety of ways to take an African safari. You might go the luxury, very expensive option, with bush breakfasts, hot air balloon flights over the plains and private guided game tours, or you might keep your costs low by self-guiding and staying at budget accommodations outside the parks. But whether you want to catch sight of the Big Five, watch the Great Serengeti Migration, or mix animal-watching with cultural visits in local communities, a safari in Africa is something to be found on almost anyone’s holiday bucket list.Safaris in AfricaTrekking in the Himalayas

Not all of us have it within ourselves to climb Mount Everest. In fact, we’re probably safe in saying that hardly any of us would even consider it! But trekking holidays in the Himalayas? That’s much easier to achieve. You still get absolutely mind-blowing views of the snow-capped peaks all around you and an amazing sense of achievement, and of course it’s nowhere near as expensive or dangerous! Because the Himalayan mountain range is so vast, you can trek in the foothills in India, Bhutan, Myanmar Tibet or Nepal and get a different experience every time.Trekking in the HimalayasAmerican Road Trips

The great American road trip is a rite of passage. Travelling by car or camper van along wide open roads through ever-changing landscapes, peaceful little towns and spectacular natural landmarks offers endless inspiration. Jack Kerouac perhaps started the obsession for many of us with ‘On The Road’ and it’s testament to how enduring the concept of a road trip is that so many people take one every year. The classic journeys such as Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway are well-travelled, but you can always create your own. Whether you go for a few weeks or months on end, the United States is one country that is perfectly suited for an adventurous road trip.American Road TripsDiving the Great Barrier Reef 

Sadly, the Great Barrier Reef is now in a lot of trouble due to climate change, with coral bleaching and dying off at frightening rates. So if you’ve always wanted to dive the reef, we would recommend not only that you do it sooner rather than later, but also that you ensure you book with a responsible operator, and consider making a donation to an organisation such as the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Hopefully, if people make the effort, the reef will still be around for future generations to admire.Diving the Great Barrier ReefSeeing Machu Picchu

The ancient Incan ruin of Machu Picchu is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. High in the Peruvian mountains, this 15th century citadel is traditionally reached on foot from Cusco. You can make the journey in either one, two or five days, but be prepared for big crowds and a lot of exertion – during high season upwards of 2000 people arrive every day. You’ll need to ensure you leave plenty of time to acclimatise in Cusco too before setting off. The rewards however make it all worthwhile – awe-inspiring panoramic views, especially at sunrise or sunset, and a pervading sense of mystery that envelops the area even after all this time.seeing Machu Picchu