Deadly Tours! You May Not Come Out Of It Alive!

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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

Chasing storms in the USA are big business

Chasing storms in the USA are big business

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

Bungee jumping into the crocodile infested Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia

Bungee jumping into the crocodile infested Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia

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

Tubing in Vang Vieng 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.

Diving from a swing rope into a Laos river which is laced with sharp rocks

Diving from a swing rope into a Laos river which is laced with sharp rocks

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 - Christiania-Copenhagen

Tours of Pusher Street in Christiania Copenhagen are given to tourists who want to experience openly smoking cannabis and purchasing hand made crafts

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

An illegal cocaine factory in Colombia

An illegal cocaine factory 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

Tourists get set to explore the Silver Mines of Potosi, Bolivia with dynamite

Tourists get set to explore the Silver Mines of Potosi, Bolivia with 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?

About Author

Tracee Tuesday

Tracee Tuesday is a travel writer, radio and television personality.Her mission is to inspire, inform and equip you with information necessary to experience the most amazing trips that are fun, affordable and culturally broadening.In her pastime, Tracee enjoys: white water rafting, astrobiology, zoology, traveling, music, horseback riding, and is an all-out foodie.