ⓘ Extreme tourism

Extreme tourism

ⓘ Extreme tourism

Extreme tourism is a niche in the tourism industry involving travel to dangerous places or participation in dangerous events. Extreme tourism overlaps with extreme sport. The two share the main attraction, "adrenaline rush" caused by an element of risk, and differing mostly in the degree of engagement and professionalism.

While traditional tourism requires significant investments in hotels, roads, etc., extreme tourism requires much less to jump-start a business. In addition to traditional travel-based tourism destinations, various exotic attractions are suggested, such as flyovers in MiGs at Mach 2.5, ice diving in the White Sea, or travelling across the Chernobyl zone.

Some of the extreme famous attractions in the world:

  • Chernobyl Tours – Ukraine.
  • Sac Actun tours – Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Green Zone – Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Swimming in the Devils Pool in Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Walking the Plank at Mount Hua – China.
  • Cave of Swallows – Mexico
  • Death Road Tour – Bolivia.