Jumping out of an airplane might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but this popular pastime has only grown in popularity. All over the world people of all ages take the plunge – literally – in seek of the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Thrill seeking isn’t the only advantage; if you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open there are some stunning views to behold from thousands of feet off the ground.
If you’re ready to plan an epic adventure then this list is for you – we’ve put together our pick of five amazing skydiving locations for those who love to live dangerously.
Namib Desert, Namibia
Vast, flat and eerily empty, the incredible Namib Desert is on the bucket list of many world travellers. This expedition offers the chance to see it overhead – from this angle you can really appreciate just how expansive this incredible desert really is. Bonus points if you can spot the ripples of the sand dunes as you float back down to solid ground. Find out more at the Ground Rush Adventures website.
Renowned for its natural beauty, if you’ve ever thought about jumping out of a plane from the other side of the world, Australia’s biggest city is a great place to start. Sydney’s staggering coastline makes it beautiful to fly over, and from an altitude of 15,000 feet you can catch an incredible bird’s eye view of the city’s best beaches before touching down on one yourself. Find out more at the Skydive the Beach website.
Known for its surf, sand and sea, Hawaii is on the holiday bucket list of many travellers, and a great destination for anyone who likes to keep active. The out of this world skydiving opportunities are just an example, and from up above you have the chance to really appreciate the lush landscapes that make this part of the world famous. On a clear day you can see the islands as you fall and beautiful views over the bright blue Pacific. Find out more on the Skydive Hawaii website.
From the turquoise lakes to the snow-capped lakes, there’s few better backdrops in Europe for jumping out of an airplane. The skydive experience in Interlaken, Switzerland offers those brave enough the opportunity to see the famous Swiss landscapes at their absolute best, deep valleys, alpine fields and glacier lakes included. Tours are offered in both summer and winter, so you can jump over green fields or white slopes – whichever you like best! Find out more on the Skydive Interlaken website.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Yes, really. This is for the bravest of the brave; from the awe-inspiring Himalayas you can land on the highest Drop Zone in the world. 29,500 feet is as high as you can go here thanks to the altitude, but don’t worry – as you’re falling past Everest, it will feel high enough. Find out more at the Everest Skydive website.
Have you ever been tempted to try skydiving?