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Satisfy your sense of adventure with these heart-pumping extreme travel escapes
Satisfy your sense of adventure with these heart-pumping extreme travel escapes
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Top 10 Extreme Travel Adventures

Spelunk

Rappel down the side of a limestone cliff, squeeze through damp crevices covered with luminescent glowworms, leap from a subterranean waterfall, and go "black-water rafting" in the underground rapids at Ruakuri Cave, part of the otherworldly Waitomo cave system in New Zealand. The five-hour Black Abyss travel adventure offered by The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. (www.waitomo.com/black-water-rafting) is the most challenging of the region's guided extreme travel tours, with a mix of climbing, rappelling, and cave tubing.

Low-Adrenaline Alternative: For a less-demanding domestic descent, go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park (www.nps.gov/cave) in southern New Mexico. Rather than rivers and waterfalls, the 300 caves here were carved out by limestone-dissolving sulfuric acid, making for a much drier – yet still "deeply" satisfying – experience.

See our New Zealand Travel Guide for more trip-planning information, then use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find flight, hotel, cruise, and more travel deals to New Zealand.

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