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If you are up for adventure travel, we have come up with a list of daredevil experiences you will want to add to your bucket list.

These adventurous ideas will have you exploring beautiful landscapes, seeing unusual places, and get some adrenaline pumping.

TANDEM PARAGLIDE OVER INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLANDInterlaken has flight conditions that are perfect for paragliding throughout the four seasons. This, coupled with breathtaking scenery, will make your adventure an unforgettable one. As you soar over Interlaken, you will get to marvel at the views of the famous Three Peaks — the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau — as well as Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

JUMP OFF THE AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE, NEW ZEALANDAuckland Harbour Bridge is New Zealand’s largest bridge and the one with the widest span. Set against the panoramic backdrop of Waitemata Harbour, it is the most picturesque location in the city. You can get a different perspective of this iconic bridge by bungy-jumping off it. As you reach the bottom, you can even dip your hand into the ocean below. Whether you jump solo or in tandem, it is bound to give you a heady adrenaline rush.

 EDGEWALK AT CN TOWER, TORONTO, CANADABilled as the world’s highest external walk on a building, the Edgewalk at CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, is definitely not for the faint-of-heart (or those suffering from vertigo!). For that thrilling top-of-the world feeling, venture out onto a 1.5m-wide ledge that circles the top of the tower and dangle hands-free off the side of the building, 356m above the ground.

SKYDIVE OVER MOUNT EVEREST, NEPALInstead of climbing Mount Everest, why not jump off a helicopter from 9,000m above the mountain and freefall all the way to base camp? Along the way, you will get to feast your eyes on matchless views while having an aerial adventure that is second to none.

FREE DIVE AT DEAN’S BLUE HOLE, THE BAHAMASDean’s Blue Hole is the world’s deepest blue hole, behind Dragon’s Hole in the South China Sea. A mecca for subaquatic enthusiasts, the saltwater blue hole — also known as a sinkhole — is a special kind of underwater cavern. Free diving, which involves swimming as deep as the diver can go without the use of breathing apparatus, is an extraordinary experience here as the coral caves are brimming with sea life, from tropical fish and shrimps to seahorses and turtles.

CAMP OUT AT THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING, USAIf you are an outdoorsy person who can’t get enough of camping, then doing so at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA, could be for you. You’ll need to have nerves of steel, however, as all of Yellowstone is bear habitat! This means there is a good chance you will encounter grizzly or black bears anywhere you go. This is especially so during spring, when they emerge from hibernation, and autumn, when they fatten up for winter.

GO VOLCANO BOARDING IN NICARAGUACerro Negro, Nicaragua’s youngest and most active volcano, has become a hotspot for volcano boarding. Climb up Cerro Negro, then hop on your board. There are two ways to carry out the activity here: you can sit on the board and slide down the volcano, or board down on a modified snowboard for an exhilarating ride.