The excitement that an adventure brings is an exhilarating experience – loved by every adventurous traveller. We have compiled a list of suggestions and travel ideas for Muslim travellers who love the thrill and the adrenaline rush of an adventurous trip. Read on for ideas on where to head for your next trip. With endless options of exciting destinations around the world, selecting a single destination for an adventurous trip is difficult. It is best if you first decide on what you would like to specifically do during your trip – be it surfing or kayaking or simply exploring.
Adventurous travellers who love water sports have numerous choices. Water sports are ideal for summer vacation trips and offer a wide range of activities – be it surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, diving or windsurfing. Some of the best surf destinations around the world for Muslim travellers include Joe’s Point at Sur in Oman, the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, Gold Coast in Australia, Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa, Siargao Island in the Philippines and North Male in Maldives. Mauritius is another excellent destination for water sports and offers underwater scooter rides as well as terrific diving opportunities.
Kitesurfing in Essaouira in Morocco is another exciting option and is considered to be one of the best spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing – with wind speeds reaching up to 25 to 35 knots.
Ski touring is an exciting pastime but several of the world's best ski resorts and destinations have little in store for Muslim travellers. However, there are several other excellent ski destinations that offer plenty of facilities for Muslim travellers. India is one such destination and is home to many ski spots including several in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Iran is another excellent ski destination, as is Turkey, Lebanon as well as the Malam Jabba Ski Resort in Pakistan.
Hiking expeditions are the ultimate adventure. Southeast Asia in particular is home to many wonderful treks that let travellers explore a diverse range of landscapes and spot wildlife, while experiencing the culture of the destination. Malaysia is one of the best destinations for trekking with popular hiking trails being the Cameron Highlands, the Penang National Park and Mount Kinabalu – Malaysia's tallest mountain. Indonesia's hiking trails are also very popular and exploring the volcanoes in Indonesia can prove to be one of the most unforgettable travel experiences of your life.
Last but not least, desert adventures can be a fascinating experience. A few deserts that are worth visiting include the fine sands, dunes and camel caravans of Abu Dhabi, the vast Eastern Desert of Jordan and of course, the world's largest desert – the Sahara Desert. Other adventure ideas for your trip include safaris and wildlife preserves as well as mountaineering, cliff jumping, canyoneering and skydiving. The choices are endless!