What are some good ideas for adventure vacations?


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Scuba diving in Puerto Rico, whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon and kayaking alongside humpback whales in Greenland are some ideas for an adventurous vacation. The top five adventure destinations in the United States are Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Kauai, and Hawaii, the biggest Hawaiian island. Other adventure destinations include San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bali, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Ziplining, climbing waterfalls, scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing are among the adventures a San Juan, Puerto Rican vacation might include. At the Grand Canyon, visitors can take a mule ride up Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point, hike numerous trails including the Rim Trail, or go whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.

Greenland is another adventure vacation destination. A luxury vacation in East Greenland can include exploring the Greenland ice sheet by boat or guided hikes, visits to East Greenland's capital Tasiilaq, encounters with Tasiilaq's people, and a round-trip helicopter flight from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq.

Yosemite National Park offers adventurous vacationers the Half Dome Cables Route that includes hiking difficult terrain until reaching an exposed rock face, scalable by climbing using two steel cables. Yellowstone National Park offers Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs as well as horseback riding and boating expeditions. Kauai offers the Na Pali Coast, Kalalau Trail and the Waimea Canyon for adventures, with swimming, kayaking, hiking, a helicopter ride or a catamaran cruise all available.

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