6 Jaw-Dropping Experiential Adventure Travel Hotspots

group of people admiring the view in Waimea Canyon State park

With the rise of the experience economy, adventure travel which offers a singular experiential element is what many seasoned travelers are seeking.

Your employees are no different.  They dream of experiencing destinations like Machu Picchu and other extraordinary places which take their breath away and remain in their memories forever.

Here are 8 jaw-dropping experiential adventure travel hotspots to help you find the right travel incentive for your adventurous employees.

1. Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver’s spectacular setting makes it the ideal adventure travel destination.  From the towering Pacific Coast mountain range, to the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and Georgia Straight, Vancouver offers abundant opportunities to experience this stunning part of the world in its surrounding, natural environments.  From snowboarding to whale-watching, you’ll find it all here.

2. Queenstown, New Zealand.

Mt. Ben Lomond downhill BMX bike trails

Billed as the “adventure capital of the world”, Queenstown offers off-the-beaten-track wonder which rises to the adventurous occasion.  Oenophiles can hop on their bikes and tour New Zealand’s famed wine country.  The slightly madcap experiential traveler can get crazy on Mt. Ben Lomond, famed for its downhill BMX bike trails.  But here, there’s also the Skyline Luge, for those who’d like a less hairy thrill.

3. Kaui, HI.

The backdrop for the Jurassic Park films, Kaui is arguably the most scenic of the Hawaiian Islands.  Experiential voyagers will find much to love here, including Waimea Canyon State park, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.  Freediving in the azure waters off Kaui’s coast will also thrill the off-the-map travel enthusiast.

4. Banff, Canada.

Within easy range of Vancouver, Banff is located in the Rocky Mountains, on the border between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.  Banff National Park is one of Canada’s most visited attractions, providing North America with a naturally-astounding hub for peak, experiential travel.  Criss-crossed with trails for hiking and offering myriad winter sports, Banff is a wilderness adventure, encompassing 2,000 square miles of wild, Canadian alpine exploration.

5. Whistler, Canada.

A brief ride up the Sea-to-Sky Highway from beautiful Vancouver, Whistler is a winter sports enthusiast’s Mecca.  Famed for its skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing and hiking, it’s also known as the apres-ski scene capital of the world.  Flocking here are adventurers from all over the world, with the Peak-to-Peak Gondola between the resort’s Blackcomb and Whistler mountains providing a breathtaking, bird’s eye view.

6. Costa Rica.

With a name which translates to English as “rich coast”, you know that Cosa Rica is a place for adventurers to find what they’re looking for.  In its vast rainforests reside fully 5% of the world’s bio-diversity.  Jungle adventures are replete with wild eyes gazing back at you from the dense, tangled rainforest.  Surfers find paradise here, with access to both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and curls for days.

Go with ITG.

The Incentive Travel Group is your outsourced solution for travel incentives that break the mold.  These 6 jaw-dropping experiential travel adventure hotspots will light up your employee’s eyes with the promise of venturing off the beaten path.  Contact us to find out more.

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