by Adrian Northrup & Julia Spiro

You are a thrill seeker. Jumping out of planes, swimming with sharks, things like that catch your fancy. You aren’t afraid of creepy crawlers. In fact, you might just eat one if it was a delicacy (if it were chocolate covered). You are independent and fun. You don’t let anything stand in your way.

Your adventures continue on your travels. You don’t go on the ‘typical’ vacation.Your destinations are filled with excitement. Your accommodations are intertwined with your journeys, leading you to sleep in caves in the mountains, tree houses in the rainforest or tents on a safari. You eat like a native, whatever it may be.

Here are some of Tango Diva’s picks for adventure-packed vacations.

Costa Rica: Tree Houses Hotel

Literally live among the clouds in this alternative hotel, where each private room is its own individual tree house. Each of the hotel’s three tree houses has a full interior bath and shower with hot water, plus air conditioning and small refrigerators, yet they still maintain a rustic, jungle feel. Visitors can spot such wildlife as hummingbirds, wildcats, deer, porcupines, iguanas, and many more, right from their rooms. Since the hotel is situated in the tropical forest outside of San Juan, there are countless daytime activities to keep guests busy. Some of these activities are hiking tours of the nearby Arenal volcano, visits to the hot springs, cave tours, visits to waterfalls and wildlife refuges, zip lining canopy tours, safari floats down the Penas Blancas river, horseback riding, white water rafting, and AVT tours. Breakfast is included in the stay, and plenty of authentic restaurants nearby will satisfy guests who want a real Costa Rican experience.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit the Tree Houses Hotel Web site.

Keene Valley, NY: The Trail’s End Inn

The Adirondack Mountains showcase some of America’s most beautiful foliage and landscape, ideal for invigorating hikes and walks. Nestled in Keene Valley, the Trail’s End Inn is a romantic and rustic bed and breakfast specifically for those exploring the surrounding land. With cozy rooms, a spacious front porch, and several rooms for recreation and leisure, this inn is acts as a comforting respite for tired hikers. Fuel up with a delicious homemade breakfast and head outdoors for fishing, biking, canoing or hiking. The hotel offers grilling and cooking supplies for those travelers on a budget who want to make their own dinner. While the inn is simple and relatively small, it does offer internet and in-room phones.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit the Trail’s End Inn Web site.

Tanzania: African Safari Travel

This safari company has countless different safari itineraries to choose from. In Tanzania alone, they offer trips ranging from the “8-Day Tanzania in Style” to the more rustic “East African Explorer.” While each trip is different, they all offer safe and comfortable accommodations and access into places like the Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Park, the Ngorogoro Crater, where guests will see incredible animals in their natural habitat.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit the African Safari Travel Web site.

More Adventure & Outdoor Travel Vacations

Breaking Into Backpacking

Nepal: Solo in the Himalayas

Nepal: Solo in the Himalayas

Vanuatu: Passage to the Land of Fire

More Off the Beaten Path Vacations

New Zealand: Cave Trekking in Bio-illuminescent Maggot Shit

Switzerland: Walking on Ice

Germany: An Inuit Igloo in the Bavarian Alps

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