5 extreme activities
5 extreme activities for adrenaline junkies
A volunteering trip is the perfect time to try something new, and adrenaline junkies will be happy to know that Fronteering has a selection of activities to get your heart pumping. You may have already tried adventure sports like skydiving, whitewater rafting, or bungee jumping, but how about pairing one of these uniquely extreme activities with your volunteering trip?
Go heli-diving in Belize
If heli-diving sounds like the crazy kind of activity you’d be interested in, we have the perfect trip for you! As part of the Island Survival course in Belize, you’ll jump from a helicopter into the ocean below and swim to the nearest land mass before testing your ability to survive on a deserted island. This trip is coordinated by ex UK Special Forces agents so you’ll be taught survival tips from the best of the best. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will teach you valuable survival skills along with having some wild adventures off the pristine coast of Belize.
Cage dive with Great white sharks in South Africa
Great white sharks are some of the most amazing and misunderstood animals on the planet. If the idea of cage diving with these majestic beasts sounds like an insanely awesome experience, then sign up for a shark diving and conservation trip in South Africa. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to get up close to these giant marine animals as well as educating the public about the sharks and their environment.
Go dog-sledding in Scotland
Husky mushing could be one of the most thrilling ways to get your adrenaline kick! Feel the wind in your face as you’re pulled along by a team of dogs through breathtaking landscapes in the Scottish Highlands. By volunteering at a husky ranch in Scotland, you could be learning the sport of dog-sledding while spending time caring for a team of Siberian Huskies. If you’d prefer a different location, take a look through our husky ranch options in North America instead.
Survive in the Amazon Jungle
If you’ve ever wondered whether you could survive with nothing but a pocketknife in the Amazon jungle, then we have the perfect way to find out! Doing a jungle survival experience in Brazil or Guyana will push your abilities to their limits. Along with your Amerindian guides and some ex UK Special Forces agents, you can learn how to find drinkable water, build shelter, hunt with bow and arrow, and make a fire without matches or a lighter, and navigate your way through the jungle.
If getting up close to wild Grizzly Bears sounds like an exciting adventure, we can organise an amazing wildlife watching tour for volunteers heading to Canada! See these enormous bears at Knigh Inlet as they swoop up salmon with massive claws on their run upstream between June and October. It’s easy to add this animal experience on to the beginning or end of your trip departing from Vancouver.