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The World’s 5 Best Bungee Jumps

October 23, 2014

When it comes to extreme sports and outdoor adventure, nothing is quite as exciting and mind-blowing as bungee jumping. An adventurer’s delight, this extreme sport certainly gives you the thrill of a lifetime and a great adrenaline rush. In bungee jumping, you get to jump on air, fall to an exhilarating distance, and remain suspended for a few minutes. Sounds fun, right? While this outdoor activity is not for the faint of heart, it lures adventurous souls who are looking for a heavy dose of adventure and fun.

Bungee jumping is an electrifying spine-tingling activity perfect for travelers who want to fire up their holiday or vacation. With this adventure, you don’t need special skills or any experience in this extreme sport. All you need is, obviously, the courage to do it.

If you want to find out more about bungee jumping, here are some books we recommend for you to read:

Bungee Jumping for Fun and Profit

The Land Diving Experience

Bungee Jumping: Living on the Edge

Do you think you have what it takes to do this bold and hair-raising sport? Well, we have a few terrific suggestions that you might want to include to itinerary builder for your next trip.

 

1. Kawarau Bridge – New Zealand

New Zealand’s Kawarau Bridge is truly one of the world’s most sought-after places to try this spine-chilling endeavor. As a bungee jumping hot-spot, Kawarau Bridge doesn’t have a deep and extreme drop like most of the places mentioned in this list. The truth is, it only has a 43-meter drop, which most serious thrill-seeker consider as light. Yet, nearly a million people have already taken the plunge from this bridge, thanks to its historical significance in bungee jumping. According to most avid bungee jumpers, the Kawarau Bridge is where this extreme sport began.

 

2. Macau Tower – China

At 233 meters tall, the Macau Tower indeed offers the highest bungee plunge from a building in the world. As you leap from the giant tower’s outer rim, you will also catch a quick glimpse of the mainland China.

 

3. Bloukrans Bridge – South Africa

Set right at the heart of the ecological riches and natural reserves of the Garden Route in South Africa, the Bloukrans Bridge is by far the ultimate place to try this one-of-a-kind escapade. After all, it is the highest bridge used for bungee jumping, with an impressive height of 216 meters. In addition to its exhilarating drop, the bridge offers spectacular views of the region’s sea and surrounding mountains. If you really think you are a brave daredevil, then make sure to include this feat to your next itinerary builder.

 

4. The Last Resort – Nepal

As you choose your activities for your itinerary builder, you might want to do some research about Nepal’s Last Resort. Home to the country’s longest suspension bridge, this resort gives you a scary plunge towards a tropical gorge, with a scintillating drop of over 150 meters. Plus, it provides an incredible panorama of the Bhote Kosi River.

 

5. Victoria Falls Bridge – Zimbabwe

With its breathtaking scenery, it is no wonder most bungee jumping newbies would prefer to take a leap in this location. Of course, the place is nestled majestically near the world-famous Victoria Falls. As a matter of fact, you can even feel the falls’ spray, as you dive 111 meters below the bridge.

From gushing waterfalls to lofty buildings and magnificent bridges, there are a lot of places where travelers and adventure junkies can experience the thrill and excitement of bungee jumping. So, what are you waiting for? Explore some of the destinations listed above, and plan your adventures with Trekeffect, a reliable travel itinerary builder.

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Ashley Thompson
A fun size lass born in rock and roll who dreams to become a rock star, or a world traveler, or both.