Posted in Travel Tips on December 28, 2011
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People from all over the world trek to far away destinations each year in search of the adrenaline rush of a bungee jump.
The thrill of free falling from an incredible height is something that people are willing to travel all over the world to experience and nowadays more and more locations around the globe are opening facilities to cater to adrenaline junkies desire to jump from greater heights in even more an amazing surroundings.
While new bungee jump facilities are opening all the time, there are still a select few bungee jump locations that stand out from the crowd.
Below, we look at 10 of the best bungee jump locations around the world:
Bloukrans River Bride, South Africa
In the Western Cape of South Africa, lies the Bloukrans River Bridge. This is considered by the Guinness Book of Records to be one of the highest commercially organised jumps and has been a bungee jumping spot since 1997.
The height from the floor of the valley is a staggering 710 feet, or 210 metres which is certainly impressive. The cost of jumping here is also impressive at a relatively inexpensive £59. Professional videos are not available for the jump, but of course you can always arrange for friends to film your jumping experience if you wish.
River Bhote Kosi, Nepal
The River Bhote Kosi is located in the centre of the Himalayas, about three hours outside Kathamndu. The suspension bridge above the river is designed especially for bungee jumpers. The bridge is 160metres above the ground and the freefall is 120metres, making it an exhilarating experience. The jump will cost visitors about £65 and will give them a bird’s eye view of the crashing rapids of the river below.
Morrison’s Quarry, Canada
The highest bungee jumping spot in Canada is in Morrison’s Quarry, near Ottawa. Jumpers dive towards the lagoon at the centre of the limestone valley, heading straight towards the beautiful deep blue waters below. This jump will set you back about £70 and the freefall is 61 metres. Videos for this will cost an additional £20.
The resort of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico is famous for its jungle treks and adrenaline inducing activities. The bungee jump here is off the cliffs by the waters of Banderas and is very reasonably priced, at about £40 during the hours of 10 am until 6pm. Record your amazing experience for an extra £15.
Longqing Gorge, China
The Longqing Gorge, located in China, is a stunning spot for a bungee jump, with its crystal clear waters, deep caverns and spectacular green mountains. This jump is about 50 metres, leaving just 30 metres between you and the ground and is incredibly cheap, at just £15 per jump.
River Nevis, New Zealand
For those travelling through New Zealand, a bungee jump over the roaring River Nevis is not to be missed. This is the highest bungee jump spot in all of New Zealand and can be found about 30km outside of Queenstown.
This one is a little pricier, at about £117, but will thrill the bravest of adrenaline seekers, with its amazing 134 meter drop. The freefall lasts for almost 9 seconds and will allow those who jump to see the full extent of this area’s beauty.
Navajo Bridge, USA
Navajo Bridge is one of the USA’s most popular bungee jumping sites; this bridge lies inside the Marble Canyon. The jump takes place over the rushing waters of the Colorado River. This is a particularly great spot to jump at during the fall, when the scenery is at its most beautiful. This jump is a breathtaking 142 meters and will cost about £130.
Perrine Bridge, USA
The Perrine Bridge in the USA is yet another tall and tantalising jump, only for the bravest of hearts. This site is available for jumps all year round and will give those who dare to leap the gift of some truly spectacular views of Twin Falls. This jump is 148 meters in length and is priced at roughly £150 per jump. If you want watch yourself taking that jump, then you can pay for a video recording, which costs about £30.
Victoria Falls Bridge, Zambia
This jump is mostly taken by experienced bungee jumping enthusiasts, as it is a whopping 211 meters long and feels as if you are in fact diving straight into the falls. For this incredible experience, you can expect to pay about £81.
Niouc Bridge, Switzerland
For those sticking to the European bungee jumping spots, Niouc Bridge in Switzerland is the highest jumping site in all of Europe. This jump is 191 meters and costs about £126. This has been a popular spot for bungee jumping since 1996.