The Broke Girl’s Guide To An Adventurous Holiday

Laying on the beach under the sun, while enjoying the sound of the waves may not be everyone’s idea of a perfect holiday. Some live for the adrenaline rush that they get while jumping off a helicopter or diving deep under the sea.

If you are an adrenaline junkie (that’s also trying to make it through the month), here is a guide to the top five destinations for adventure sports under a reasonable budget:

go sky diving in thailand

Image: Thai Sky Adventures 

It’s no big secret that skydiving is a popular activity for the thrill-seeking travelers, but where is the best place to do it on a constrained budget? Thailand, of course.

Besides the adrenaline rush you experience while free-falling thousands of feet in the air at 200km per hour, you will also enjoy a beautiful bird’s-eye view of different beaches and the Gulf of Thailand from a unique vantage point as you descend.

The most budget-friendly way to do this is when you participate in the activity in a group, rather than solo. Here’s how much it can cost to do tandem sky diving in Thailand:

Number of people Price per person
1 pax RM1,262
2-3 pax group RM1,210
4-5 pax group RM1,164
6-7 pax group RM1,095
8-9 pax group RM1,049
10 and more pax group RM1,026

hang gliding in nepal

Image: Icicles Adventure

You don’t need to travel to Rio de Janeiro or California to experience the amazing feeling of gliding through the air like a bird. You can do it at Nepal!

While feeding the expectations of the adventurous traveler within you, you will get a one-of-a-kind glimpse of the majestic Himalayan Mountains while gliding above it. There is many hang-gliding tour operators all over Kathmandu.

It costs approximately RM600, inclusive of transportation from and to the hotel, photos and videos, and refreshments.

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macau for bungee jumping


Bungee jumping in Macau Tower will be one of the tallest bungee jumps in Asia. At 233m high, this bridge makes for one of the most exciting bungee jumps of all-time, with a heart-racing rush any thrill-seeker will love.

If you’re looking for an action-packed holiday, this commercial bungee spot might be a good start.

Packages Price per person Remarks
First jump RM1,701 Inclusive of certificate, membership card and specially designed T-shirt
Second jump RM563
Full package RM2,064 Inclusive of photos and videos in USB, e-certificate, membership card, T-shirt and tower entrance ticket.

climb the mountains in philippines

One of the best places in Asia to do is at Mount Apo, the tallest peak in the Philippines at 2,956 meters above sea level. It is a highly recommended place for mountaineering and climbing activities, not just for the breath-taking views, but also the chance to immerse in the rich culture of the locals living at the foot of the mountain.

The mountain area is covered by an array of landscapes, virgin forests, crags, rivers, lakes, mossy swamps, volcanic structures, and crater of sulphuric deposits. You will be rewarded with the marvellous sight of sunrise at the highest point of the mountain. The cost of this three days, two nights hike differ according to the number of people in the group.

Number of people Price per person
2 pax group RM607.22
3 pax group RM664.00
4-5 pax group RM538.00

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scuba diving in Cambodia 

Image: Alex in Wanderland

The 800 islands in Cambodia are famous for its virgin beaches and unexplored beauty of nature. These small islands are known for exciting scuba diving to explore the underwater world and admire the unique sea creatures.

This is how much you will be expected to fork out for a diving trip there:

Packages Price per person
8 dives in 2 days RM1,590
4 dives in 1 day RM1,188
1 day dive RM262
1 night dive RM201

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