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Thrill-seekers are all about sweaty palms and a racing heart. It’s that high that adrenaline junkies chase. Here’s a list of the best places for adrenaline junkies to enjoy some jaw-dropping opportunities. Buckle up; everyone is in for a wild ride.
BUNGEE JUMPING OFF MACAU TOWER | China
At 764 feet, the Macau Tower is the highest bungee jump in the world. You can get your adrenaline pumping night or day, and live life on the edge with a bungee jump off Macau Tower. Take in the city lights at night. The guide cable system ensures that patrons won’t make contact with the tower. For those who have ever dreamed about flying, this is the chance to do it. Be a part of the Guinness World Record in the sky of Macau. The Macau Tower is only one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong.
CAGE DIVING WITH CROCS | Darwin City, Australia
Come face to face with the world’s largest reptiles in the Crocosaurus Cage of Death. Experience the thrill of seeing these prehistoric crocs up close and personal. Meet the famous crocs, including Kate, Axel and Chopper. Get your heart racing with this up-close encounter with crocs. The cage is operated by an overhead monorail which suspends you above the crocs and then lowers you into the pen. It’s easy for adrenaline junkies to fuel their addiction in the Cage of Death.
Devil’s Pool is a death-defying feat and a must-do on any adrenaline junkie’s bucket list.
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DEVILS POOL DIVING AT VICTORIA FALLS | Livingstone, Africa
If you’ve already hiked the volcanoes of east Africa, then it’s time for Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall on the planet. Swim on the edge of the planet’s largest waterfall and lean right over the falls. In Devil’s Pool, you can get right up to the edge of this massive waterfall. It’s awesome. It’s insane. It’s thrilling. Devil’s Pool is a death-defying feat and a must-do on any adrenaline junkie’s bucket list.
RIDING THE WORLD’S SCARIEST ROLLER COASTER | Fujiyoshida, Japan
This heart-thumping activity is definitely something to scream about. The roller coaster is located in Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park and is called Takabisha. Using launch motors that rocket the cars to 62 mph in just two seconds, it’s the perfect ride for adrenaline junkies. Plus, it holds the record for the highest descent at 121 degrees.
Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park
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WHITEWATER RAFTING IN THE GRAND CANYON | Williams, Arizona
Gear up for a thrilling and adrenaline activity with whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon. Feel the rush on Grade-IV and -V-level rivers with bigger waves and drops. Many trips include both the upper and lower parts of the Colorado River, and thrill seekers will be sure to see the best of the canyon’s details. It’s a unique experience.
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WING WALKING | Gloucestershire, England
Catch some major air while wing walking in Gloucestershire, England. It takes adrenaline to new heights. Display pilots will take you up in a Boeing Stearman biplane as the plane hits speeds of 760 mph strapped to the wing. The flight includes zoom climbs, fly pasts and steep dives. And if diehard adrenaline junkies really want to pump it up, try the loop-the-loop experience. Get ready for the ride of a lifetime.
PARAGLIDING IN THE MOUNTAINS | Interlaken, Switzerland
Interlaken paragliding is all about getting epinephrine pumping. Enjoy amazing vistas of lakes and mountain panorama with a paraglide over Interlaken. See the Titlis, Schilthorn, Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger Mountains along with blue lakes of Brienz and Thun. It’s a flight to be remembered. Those seeking an adrenaline pump will feel like a bird.
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STORM CHASING | Tornado Alley, Midwest, USA
It’s the movie Twister in real life. Hop in a van and come so close to a tornado that your head will spin. It’s an adventure that any adrenaline junkie won’t want to miss. There are professional tours for Tornado Alley that are offered May through August.
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