"Is an adventure off the beaten path on your to-do list this year? Learn about your risks and prepare for a fun and safe trip with CDC Travelers’ Health.
From trekking the Inca Trail to surfing off the shores of Bali, adventure travel has become a popular way to explore new destinations and test your physical abilities. Adventure travel includes “extreme” activities like mountaineering, backpacking, diving, surfing, bungee jumping, rafting, zip lining, and paragliding.
Risks of Adventure Travel
Adventure activities, both at home and abroad, carry some risk of injury. If you travel to a remote location, some additional risks to consider include
- Limited or no access to medical care
- Unreliable communication that can delay emergency response
- Unexpected weather changes that can make safety challenging and rescue efforts more difficult.."