Yes! They exist. Extreme tours will either garner hair-raising tales of death defying thrills OR, an adventure so radical, you may not return home to tell about it.
There has been a growing interest in extreme tours such as: storm chasing in the USA; bungee jumping across plague-ridden waters teaming with crocodiles in Zimbabwe; and traveling a road in Bolivia that’s so unforgiving it’s been deemed the Death Road.
Lets visit these little shops of horror!
Storm Chasing – USA
Even though there are countless reports of adults and children who have been killed by the wrath of tornadoes, thrill seekers are keen on getting in on the action.
Infact, Extreme Tornadoes, a company dedicated to providing an up-close and personal experience with these deadly twisters say, for $2600 you are guranteed a time of your life “observing violent tornadoes from close range…”
Diving head first into the Zambezi River swarming with crocodiles
Just how terrying is this attraction? In 2012, bungee jumping tours had come to a screeching halt after 22-year old Aussie Erin Langworthy was plunged into the river after her bungee cord snapped.
The bungee jumping tours offered through Victoria Falls are priced at $125 per jump and promises a “pure adrenaline rush!”
Tubing in Laos
Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos may look pretty relaxing but people die every year.
With a mixture of cheap alcohol, drunken behavior, and attempting to dive from the rope swings into the sharp and rocky river bottom, all amounts to death.
Daniel Eimutis, 19 and, Lee Hudswell, 26, both Aussies, were the unlucky ones who lost their lives tubing in Laos after diving and landing poorly onto the rocky river bottom.
Tours of drug fueled allies known as Pusher Street in Christiania Copenhagen
Pusher Street is run by organized criminal groups who sell everything from marijuana to hand made trinkets.
Thrill seekers are attracted to this place because of what is being offered openly but, BEWARE! Tourists are often roughed up and their cameras taken for ‘not following the rules’ which include: no cameras, no staring, and no running.
Tours are offered daily beginning at 3PM, from June 26th through August 31st, at a cost of $7.
Factory cocaine tours in Colombia
For $9, extreme seeking tourists can trek through the jungles of La Ciudad Perdida, also known as The Lost City and, get a glimpse of makeshift cocaine factories, coca plants and how the drug is made.
If you think this type of excursion is suspect – it is! These tours are illegal and, if you are caught you will be arrested along with your tour guide.
Wondering through the Silver Mines with sticks of dynamite
Creeping slowly through the Silver Mines of Potosi, Bolivia, is frightening in itself. But with dynamite?
Tourists who choose this harrowing fete, visit a market before heading to the mine, to buy gifts for the miners such as: juice, coca leaves, alcohol and DYNAMITE!
Once inside the claustrophobic mine, miners treat thrill seeking travelers to a 10 second countdown followed by a BOOM!
Dust and bits of rock are shaken vilolently away from its founation, pouring down upon petrified guests.
Extreme tours are becoming ever so popular. Are you willing to risk your life? For the mere thrill of it?