We are down to the last few months of the year and for those who have an insatiable spirit for adventure, this means it’s that time of the year for travel fairs. Whether you’re trying to score early bird deals for your next summer adventure or planning your end-of-year hurrah, it’s always a great idea to visit Thailand—the Best Country for People in the most recent Conde Nast Travelers’ Readers’ Choice Awards.
All year round, Thailand has something for travelers to discover and revisit. If you’re looking for a way to elevate your adventure, going on extreme adventures would create unforgettable memories set amidst Thailand’s seascapes and landscapes.
Get Warmed Up In Bangkok
When you go on extreme adventures around Thailand, getting started in Bangkok would get you warmed up for other adrenaline pumping adventures. One of these must-visit places is the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World, where you can see up to 400 species of marine life in one of the world’s largest aquariums. Here’s where it gets thrilling: you can dive underwater and have face-to-face sessions with tiger sharks, reef sharks, leopard sharks, and other breeds. Don’t worry, you’ll have seasoned trainers to guide you and make sure you don’t end up as shark chow.
Extreme Adventures Continue Outside The City
Once you’ve had your fill of adrenaline in the capital city, one of the must-try activities await at Pattaya in the province of Chonburi. Thai Sky Adventures let you do skydiving in one of the most congested airspaces in the world. For a start, you can take a Tandem Jump, which lets you board an aircraft securely fastened to your instructor. After enjoying a scenic ride with the Gulf of Thailand, the city of Pattaya, and beautiful beaches in sight, you will activate your parachute and float down back to earth at speeds of up to 220kph.
Heading to the city of Pattaya, soaring or flying gets to a whole new level at Flyboard Pattaya. Flyboarding lets you plunge down and fly over the waters like a dolphin, an act you can do with the help of a massive jet spray attached to your feet. Once you’ve mastered how the flyboard works, you can start exploring other moves like backflips and somersaults.
Pattaya’s other adventures let you have more dose of the sea. Sea walking, for one, lets you walk the ocean floor and interact with marine life around you. To do this, you will have to wear the Sea Walker, a special helmet connected to a tube with an oxygen compressor. This lets you walk underwater for up to 25 minutes without holding your breath or closing your eyes or mouth.
Elsewhere in Pattaya, you can also explore the Pattaya Bungy Jump that lets you do bungee jumping off a 60-meter high platform over the lake. The Human Slingshot, on the other hand, is like a real-life version of Angry Birds that releases you at the speed of a formula one race car or 150 kilometers per hour.
Should you choose to get your adrenaline fix in Northern Thailand, a zipline destination in Chiang Mai lets fly through the treetops of a lush virgin forests: the Flight of the Gibbon. A bonus to your experience here is the opportunity to see wild gibbons while you walk along sky-bridges, stand on viewing platforms, and abseil down ropes to the forest floor. To ensure your safety, sky rangers will be guiding you every step of the way.
These are some of the extreme adventures you can visit for your dose of adrenaline in Thailand. Before you head out to your adventures, however, it is important to always take note of safety precautions. For one, it pays to ask whether the destination complies with international safety standards. It also matters to know if there are experts guiding you throughout the activities. Lastly, it helps to relax after a long, exhausting day. A soothing Thai massage could be the perfect end to your day.
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