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15 Adventure Trips You Have to Try This Year

15 Adventure Trips You Have to Try This Year with AirAsia! holidayiq.com

So, the year-end holiday season is upon all of humanity! After an entire year of hard work and meeting deadlines, it's finally time to chill. AirAsia has been delivering people to their adventurous getaways for 15 years and are celebrating their anniversary this December! Make the best of their experience, connectivity and affordability to plan your holiday.

Some people like to party while others would rather relax. A handful however, need that adrenaline rush. If you fit into the third category, let us tell you how to make it happen.

15 Adventure Trips You Have to Try This Year:

  1. New Zealand
  2. Cambodia
  3. Bangkok
  4. Sydney
  5. Bali
  6. Philippines
  7. Singapore
  8. Vietnam
  9. Krabi
  10. Australia
  11. Mauritius
  12. Macao
  13. Myanmar
  14. Malaysia
  15. Melbourne

1. Have the ultimate heli-skiing experience in Auckland, New Zealand

Have the ultimate heli-skiing experience in Auckland, New Zealandsource: pixabay.com

Imagine skiing from the highest altitude and the most offbeat peaks, which are accessible only by a helicopter. Experience amazing vistas from a helicopter and feel the adrenaline rush while you ski down the mighty Mount Taranaki and Mount Ruapehu located in the Tongariro National Park.

What else to do:

  1. Zip your way past stunning harbor views on Waiheke Island

  2. Enjoy an immersive wilderness experience in Rotorua

  3. Explore Waitomo Caves which is amongst one of the most challenging and spectacular caving systems in the world

How to get there: Take advantage of AirAsia’s anniversary offers and discounts, flights are available from Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi and Bangalore. The flight has 2 layovers, Kuala Lumpur and Gold Coast before flying to Auckland.

HolidayIQ traveller Sandeep shares, “We have visited Auckland during 10 march to 21st march and we enjoyed a lot. We are amazed at the natural scenic beauty of Auckland and surrounding towns like Hamilton, Tauranga and much more. People are friendly and helpful.”

2. The ultimate flyboard experience in Cambodia

The ultimate flyboard experience in Cambodiasource: holidayiq.com

Flyboarding is one of the most thrilling experiences for adrenaline junkies, the jetpacks can launch you up to a height of 10 meters as you dash across the water. This is the closest you can be to flying like a superhero in Sihanoukville.

What else to do:

  1. Delve into the mangrove forests of Ream National Park in Sihanoukville

  2. Travel to the home of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie

  3. Experience the ancient beauty of Cambodia’s most prized sites starting from the Angkor Archaeological Park

How to get there: AirAsia flights are available from Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi and Bangalore. Enjoy a layover at Kuala Lumpur before heading off to Cambodia.

HolidayIQ traveller Clarence shares, “The perfect place to relax & enjoy the street food & culture on Pub Street. Very easy on the Budget. Famous for the Angkor Temples. Khmer food is a specialty. ”

3. Feel the rush of driving a Formula 1 racing car in Bangkok

Feel the rush of driving a Formula 1 racing car in Bangkoksource: pexels.com

Do you aspire to drive a formula racing car on the race track and reaching speeds of up to 200kph, then head to ‘Taki Racing’ school in Bangkok? Complete with stands, pits and a full track, unleash the racer in you.

What else to do:

  1. Want to skydive? Head to Chonburi/Pattaya area (around 1.5 hours from Bangkok)

  2. Swim with the tiger sharks, reef sharks and leopard sharks at the Siam Ocean World

  3. Try Wakeboarding at Taco Lake or Thai Wake Park

How to get there: Affordable AirAsia flights are available from Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi and Bangalore. After a layover at Kuala Lumpur, fly to Bangkok

HolidayIQ traveller Angr shares, “Sealife underwater world Bangkok is at the underground of a mall in Bangkok city. This houses all species of fishes like starfish, sharks, penguins, whales, frogs, snakes, octopus, etc. You were allowed to go for an underwater walk.”

4. Swim with the sharks in Sydney

Swim with the sharks in Sydneysource: holidayiq.com

Experience the thrill of swimming with sharks and watching them glide past you at the Manly Sealife sanctuary’s giant oceanarium. Scuba instructors will instruct and swim with you to understand these misunderstood creatures of the sea.

What else to do:

  1. Experience the excitement of tandem skydiving over the Northern Wollongong beach

  2. Venture underground and explore the magnificent Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains which stretch over 40 km

  3. Explore the pristine beaches, walking trails, and viewpoints of the Royal National Park on a day long eco-adventure

How to get there: With a string of anniversary offers and discounts, book your flights with AirAsia. Flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi and Bangalore are available. There is one layover at Kuala Lumpur before heading off to Sydney.

HolidayIQ traveller Vikram shares, “Needless to say Australia is a beautiful place. For adventure sports, try Wollongong near Sydney for skydiving and paragliding. Aquatic Zoo and the tallest structure in Sydney are a must visit."

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5. Walk the sea-bed in Bali!

Walk the sea-bed in Bali!source: holidayiq.com

Travel to Sanur Beach in southern Bali, where travellers can put on an underwater helmet, supplied with oxygen and walk the seabed and get up close with Bali’s spectacular marine life. This along with the seaside dining experience makes for an ideal year-end celebration.

What else to do:

  1. Cycle through Ubud’s natural vistas

  2. Learn surfing in Legian and Kuta beach

  3. Trek Mount Batur

How to get there: All you need to do is book your ticket on AirAsia that will take you straight to Bali via Kuala Lumpur from Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, Imphal, Jaipur, Chennai or Hyderabad.

HolidayIQ traveller Vikash says, “Bali has something for everyone - lovely beaches and plenty of sunshine for the avid beach-lovers, dense forests, and wildlife for others, culture and heritage galore for seekers and loads of shopping.“

6. Trek the Taal Volcano in the Philippines

Trek the Taal Volcano in the Philippinessource: holidayiq.com

Hike up Philippines's second-most-active volcano. You can enjoy a boat ride on Taal Lake or witness black lava from the Volcano while on horseback. One experience you will not be able to replace are the million dollar views from the summit of this Volcano.


What else to do?

  1. Take the Las Casas Filipinas Heritage Tour

  2. Scale Mount Pinatubo

  3. Visit Hidden Valley

How to get there: Flights are available on AirAsia to Manila via Kuala Lumpur from Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, Imphal, Jaipur, Chennai or Hyderabad.

HolidayIQ traveller Rajesh says, “We saw jack fishes, turtles, clown fishes, sea snake, moray eel, tons of starfish and loads of other fish. Apart from that, there are tons of pristine white sand beaches with enough activity on each island.”

7. Experience the world’s longest island zipline in Kota Kinabalu, Singapore

Experience the world’s longest island zipline in Kota Kinabalu, Singaporesource: holidayiq.com

Picture yourself zip-lining from one island to another; stunning view, wind blowing on your face and the excitement of zipping over the crystal clear water. You will feel like you are literally sailing in the air from one island to another.

What else to do:

  1. Feel the thrill of a 10,000 ft freefall by going body-flying in the world’s largest wind tunnel at Sentosa island

  2. Unleash the power and thrill of driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini on Singapore’s F1 one circuit

  3. Cruise through the jungle on a river safari at River Safari Singapore

How to get there: Flights are available on AirAsia to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur from Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, Imphal, Jaipur, Chennai or Hyderabad.

HolidayIQ traveller Ruth Matthews shares, “Singapore flaunts of a fun island called Sentosa and it is indeed an island of fun and entertainment. Sentosa has everything you want in your dream fun island. It has Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds, food plaza, aquarium etc, it has a lot of things there.”

8. Go canyoning at Dalat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Go canyoning at Dalat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamsource: holidayiq.com

Nothing can beat the adrenaline rush that you will experience while canyoning down the Dalat in Ho Chi Minh city. The experience encompasses trekking, rappelling, water sliding, jumping from 11 meters. It is an exciting descent into the river below. There is a beautiful waterfall right next to the area you descend into.

What else to do:

  1. Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta by boat

  2. Rent a scooter and go for a night tour

  3. Explore the Cu Chi tunnels

How to get there: Fly with AirAsia from Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata or Kochi, there is a quick layover at Kuala Lumpur before reaching Ho Chi Minh City.

HolidayIQ traveller Shyam says, “Overall the city is very good and worth a visit, it is well connected with a lot of taxi around who do not refuse to go even for 100 meters, reasonable fare, the weather is warm and it gets hot during the day. Food is amazing, may it be a sea food or Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) or even the local coffee, worth tasting. The city has a very good nightlife, a lot of bars, pubs shopping places open at night. The city has many tourist and historical places around which can be covered by foot or bike.

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9. Experience deep water soloing in Krabi, Thailand

Experience deep water soloing in Krabi, Thailandsource: holidayiq.com

Deep water soloing has been described as the purest form of climbing. It is the ultimate tropical experience and a form of rock climbing that does not use rope. Do you want extreme adventure? This is how far you need to go to experience it!

What else to do?

  1. Krabi provides a perfect environment for gentle kayaking

  2. Hop along the 200 islands along the Krabi coastline

  3. Experience the Tree Top Adventure Park

How to get there: Connect with AirAsia from Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi and Hyderabad,  travel via Kuala Lumpur to Krabi

HolidayIQ traveller Kirti Gupta shares, “It's breath-taking destination. Must visit!! The clear blue skies, emerald green water, soft white sand. It’s a perfect holiday destination. It’s truly blessed with natural beauty in its best form!”

10. Skydiving in Gold Coast, Australia

Skydiving in Gold Coast, Australiasource: holidayiq.com

Enjoy the free fall with the scenic tandem skydive over Byron Bay, an area which is surrounded by lush green rainforest, mountains and beautiful beaches.

What else to do:

  1. Marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales at Surfer’s paradise

  2. Witness the towering waterfalls, ancient rainforest, and natural beauty of Springbrook National Park

  3. Zoom along the scenic waterways of the Gold Coast on an exciting Jet Ski safari

How to get there: Flights are available with AirAsia from Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi, and Bangalore. Just a layover Kuala Lumpur before the Gold Coast.

HolidayIQ traveller Prateek Bihani shares, “Gold Coast is a lively city. It has a very fun filled beach with a lot of people enjoying themselves at any time of the day. But the bars and pubs in and around Surfers Paradise are always full. The adventure parks are a treat. Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Brothers.”

11. Explore the underwater wreck world of Mauritius

Explore the underwater wreck world of Mauritiussource: holidayiq.com

Since the 17th century, Mauritius coast has become the burial ground for innumerable ships and boats. Today more than 100 wrecks have been registered off the coast of Mauritius’ Island. If you want to punch your adventure with some mystery, wreck diving is just the thing for you.

What else to do:

  1. If you’re looking for a little land-based adventure go quad biking at the Frederica Nature Reserve

  2. Try the Submarine dive at Trou aux Biches if you don't want to jump directly into water

  3. If you are a nature lover, hit the SSR Botanical Gardens Pamplemousses

How to get there: Fly with AirAsia from Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi and Hyderabad, travel via  Kuala Lumpur to Mauritius.

HolidayIQ traveller Shiri shares, “Nice for a fun holiday where you can relax, do water sports, chill at the beach, drive around wonderful roads. The touristy places are not a big deal, but the south side is really nice with its greenery and mountainous areas. Great place to go sailing.”

12. Try the world's highest bungy jump in Macau

Try the world's highest bungy jump in Macausource: holidayiq.com

Feel the surge of adrenaline through your veins while plunging from a platform 233m high at the Macau Tower. The free fall can reach up to 200km/h for the ultimate extreme journey!

What else to do:

  1. Take a gondola ride at the Venetian and enjoy the romantic ride along the turquoise canals

  2. Sharpen your canoeing and windsurfing skills at the Cheoc Van Beach

  3. Coloane and Taipa have a number of great trekking trails that offer breathtaking views and stunning scenery

How to get there: Take a flight from Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi or Bangalore with AirAsia. Just a brief layover at Kuala Lumpur before heading to Macau

HolidayIQ traveller Rohit shares, “Macau is Asia's Vegas. The grand theme hotels like Venetian, casinos on Cotai strip, upcoming Eiffel tower replica in the Venetian complex - all these and much more make Macau a destination in itself. Also, there is a skywalk at the Macau Tower  where you are tied to a safety harness and you can absorb the views from the open pathway.”

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13. Go caving and diving with the sharks in Yangon, Myanmar

Go caving and diving with the sharks in Yangon, Myanmarsource: holidayiq.com

On the southern tip of Myanmar, there are more than 800 islands known as the Mergui Archipelago. There are exquisite dive sites for all levels of scuba divers. This is a place to see whale sharks and killer whales. The best time to dive in this region is from December to April when the whale sharks are in the area.

What else to do:

  1. Explore the Bayin Nyi cave, located north of Hpa-An

  2. Witness the native dolphins of the Irrawaddy (or Ayeyarwady) River

  3. Escape to soft sands and the peace of the Ngapali Beach

How to get there: Check the best flights offered by AirAsia and fly out from Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru via Kuala Lumpur to Yangon

HolidayIQ traveller Kirti shares, “A small town but was a wonder town. Had never ever seen so many Pagodas in one single place. It was blissful, scenic, spiritual.”

14. Battle the rapids of Kampar River in Perak

Battle the rapids of Kampar River in Peraksource: holidayiq.com

Get up close and personal with nature and its mighty force while exploring the exotic and mystifying rainforest on a raft. Test your skill and get your dose of adrenaline while fighting the 14 rapids and cold water of Kampar river in Perak.

What else to do:

  1. Travel by motorboat to the picturesque Phang Nga Bay and explore the stunning sea caves and secret lagoons

  2. Click selfies with the friendly monkeys of the Monkey beach

  3. Swim with the Leopard sharks at Shark point in Phi Phi island

How to get there: Check the affordable flights offered by AirAsia and fly out from Delhi, Kolkata, Goa and Bengaluru via Kuala Lumpur to Malaysia.

15. A view of Melbourne like never before!

A view of Melbourne like never before!source: holidayiq.com

Why: Rise from Melbourne in a hot air balloon and enjoy the sunrise against Melbourne’s skyline. You will glide over the Yarra Valley, wine country ending with a sumptuous meal at a vineyard. The possibilities are endless when one visits Melbourne with adventure in mind. Get a taste of its cosmopolitan nature and natural heritage from a hot air balloon.

What else to do?

  • Indulge in a street art walk to savour the impressive talent of the local artists

  • Get a feel for the local culture by visiting the Queen Victoria Market

  • Dine at Melbourne’s spectacular waterfront

How to get there: AirAsia flies holidayers directly to Melbourne directly from Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, Imphal, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, transiting Kuala Lumpur.

HolidayIQ traveller Rajesh says, “Ultramodern city but still peaceful and safe. Travelling is very convenient as the entire city is connected with trams, buses and trains. Beauty and greenery everywhere.”

Rest assured you're being guided by 15 years of experience in facilitating great travel and value for money with the convenience of AirAsia.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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