I’ll be the first to admit, that when it comes to any sort of adrenalin rush activities, I’m more than happy to be the spectator than the one who’s taking part.
So while my stomach may be doing all sorts of gymnastics and aerobatics inside my stomach, I do enjoy being a voyeur and watching others take the leap.
For those of you looking for a holiday where you literally will take a leap into adventure, read on. For fellow voyeurs like me, wipe down your palms and hold onto your seats!
Royal Gorge Bridge
Empty your pockets and have no regrets if you plan to do this jump. At 321m, the bungee jump off the Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest in the world.
The tallest bridge in the US is situated in Colorado and is part of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Jumpers get to leap off the bridge and into the basin of the Arkansas River below.
The good news is that if your heart can’t take the bungee, the park has many other travel ideas ranking in their levels of thrill-seeking! Other activities include zip-lining, a sky coaster, aerial gondolas plus the Tommy Knocker Playland just for the kids.
Macau Tower, China
It seems that the Chinese territory of Macau has something more to offer visitors than its casinos and Portuguese colonial past.
The Macau Tower bungee jump is the second highest in the world where jumpers leap from a platform 233m above the ground! To add to the thrill, there’s a 4 to 5 second free fall before slowing down 30 meters from the ground and rebounding all the way back up. Scary!
Nicknamed as ‘Europe’s most beautiful bungee jump’, adventurers can take part in the 190m jump in Valais, Switzerland. Jumpers leap from the ‘Spiderbridge’ in the lush green valley of Val d’Anniviers.
The Bungy Niouc Adventure Park also offers other thrill-seeking activities such as the giant swing and zipline. For any families wishing to visit, the park also has a playground (less adrenalin) making it ideal for all ages.
The Last Resort, Nepal
A resort that sits close to the Tibetan border, The Last Resort offers many adventures in stunning settings. The most popular however is of course the bungee jump.
Anyone brave enough will bungee their way from the bridge 160m high into the tropical gorge below. The good news is after all that adrenalin, the resort has several ultra relaxing spa facilities, including a plunge pool and massage therapists, to help reduce your heart rate back to normal!
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
For a jump that takes you between the border of 2 countries, Victoria Falls will be right up your street.
Bungee enthusiasts get to fall from from the Victoria Falls Bridge, at only a measly 111m high, overlooking the Zambezi River below.
Some say it’s the best bungee in the world…but I’ll leave that to others to find out!