We were recently nominated to participate in Tripbase’s “My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets” game by our great Twitter friend, Isabelle of @IsabellesTravel. You can read Isabelles best kept travel secret here.
“The aim of this game is to unite travel bloggers in a joint endeavor – to create an amazing list of top travel recommendations across the globe to share with the entire online travel community.” – Katie from Tripbase.com.
So here are our Travel Adventure Secrets.
1. Pinnacles of Borneo
Everyone seems to know about climbing Mount Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo, but one of our favorite adventures of our life was trekking to the Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu in Sarawak. A stone forest of white and grey limestone, jutting 45 metres out of the earth in razor sharp formations.
It is an adventure just getting there. It takes two days to trek to the pinnacles. After flying into Gunung Mulu National Park on a twin-engine airplane, you take a 2-hour boat ride to the start of an 8km trail. After your long trek through the jungle it is a beautiful overnight at Camp 5 where you prepare for your summit push the following morning. The steep climb is exhilarating and to finally reach the summit and witness this rare and awe-inspiring site is an incredible life experience. It is our little secret for when you make your way to Borneo, enjoy!
2. The White Desert of Egypt
Everyone thinks of the great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Abu Simble and the Luxor Temple. But make your way out to Egypt’s interior and you will witness a true natural wonder.
Book an overnight safari where you will camp Bedouin style among giant monoliths scattered throughout the barren landscape. Centuries of erosion have shaped these chalk formations into gigantic mushrooms, camels, hawks and mountains.
It is one of the most unique and thrilling opportunities a person can have in their life.
3. Huacachina Peru
Peru has many famous sites that have intrigued and fascinated the world. It houses Macchu Pichu, Lake Titicaca and the Andes Mountains. However for us, one of the most exciting and adventurous destinations was in Huacachina. Located in Ica Province, you will find some of the largest sand dunes in the world as you enjoy yourself at this beautiful Oasis.
Relaxing is nice, but all the fun starts when you take a dune buggy ride out to ride the giant dunes. It is more exciting than a roller coaster as the skilled drivers climb steep hills only to fly down near vertical drops.
Sand boarding is a must and it can be done out in the middle of the desert on your excursion or grab a board from a guesthouse in Huacachina and make the hike on your own to the top of one of the surrounding dunes. There isn’t a more beautiful site than to stand atop a giant peak during sunset while looking out over the endless desert sands.
And that my friends are our three best kept travel secrets with a little adventure team twist.
The object of the game is to tag other Blogs to take part.
Here are our 5 tags for you to check out their sites!