Spending a week on the beach is perfect if you want to relax, but some of us are after a little more adventure. If you are an adrenaline fan who would rather spend your break doing something that will really get your heart pumping, we have a round up of some of the most adventurous activities that are just a short plane ride away.
The seemingly endless golden dunes that cover Egypt’s deserts are perfect for thrill-seekers looking to ramp up the speed on their bikes. Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt, is the starting point for the annual Cross Egypt Challenge – a 3000km route which ends at the Pyramids of Giza. Outside of this event, less experienced bikers can join quad biking trips along designated paths, while the more experienced can go off-road on two-wheels. If you are after adventure what could be better than zipping through the sand and enjoying the beautiful scenery?
Nearly 1000 miles of palm-lined beaches lead down to the warm Indian Ocean in Sri Lanka. The landscape below the water is as varied as it is above it, making this country the perfect dive destination. These waters are home to everything from the mighty blue whale to the small but vibrant nudibranch. All of which can be seen against a backdrop of coral gardens.
Colombo, the country's ocean city, is located near to Barracuda Reef just off the coast of Mount Lavinia, a popular dive site. Among the reef you will discover a wide variety of creatures from lionfish to rays.
The Maldives are made up of approximately 1200 coral islands, which are grouped together, stretching over 800km from north to south. Surrounding these islands you will find turquoise water and coral reefs, which make for breathtaking views.
Fancy a bird’s-eye view of paradise? Parasailing is an exhilarating watersport and the perfect way to get a different view of this beautiful country. Glide through the blue skies, with the crystal clear sea below you.
Furanafushi Island, just a short distance from Malé, is the best spot to soar through the sky. Feel the cool sea-breeze on your face and get the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Jumping out of a plane is thrilling enough, but imagine how exciting it would be if you had the world’s tallest mountain as a backdrop. Nepal doesn’t offer just any skydiving experience. Here you can jump from a plane at 29,500 feet, higher than the Everest summit and then fall through the sky, taking in the incredible views, as you make your way back to Everest base camp.
Situated just a short distance from Kathmandu, this is guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime and one you won’t quickly forget.
Adventure is closer than you think, book a flight with flydubai and you will be exploring shipwrecks below the sea or flying alongside Everest before you know it.
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