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Without a doubt, adventure holidays have come a long way since the high ropes and military-style obstacle courses typical of school trips. Today, the world is your oyster and an adventure holiday really can be the trip of a lifetime. There are many ways this kind of trip can enable you can see the world and have the time of your life.

If you've always fancied yourself as the next Ernest Shackleton or Christopher Columbus, then why not try an expedition holiday? Intrepid adventures such as rafting in the Grand Canyon or trekking in Alaska are popular with those who want to see something new while setting themselves a tough mental and physical challenge.

Sailing is favourite activity for many and the popularity of water-sports holidays has greatly increased in recent years. Other top choices for those with sea legs include windsurfing and jet skiing. If you like to be at one with nature, a diving package might appeal to you. On a diving trip, you'll get the chance to take in amazing reefs and swim with some of the world's most fascinating fish and you might even get to explore a shipwreck.

Those who prefer to stay on dry land will love trekking in the mountains. Hiking holidays are ideal for people enjoy walking and want to push themselves to the limit. Embarking upon a challenging mountain trip will really test your mental and physical strength. You'll have to walk in a range of extreme conditions, since it's surprising how quickly temperatures can drop as you scale lofty peaks. At times, you'll question your stamina but your ambition to complete the challenge will spur you on through the blisters and the aching limbs. You're guaranteed to make some great friends along the way, as you help each other, quite literally, through the highs and the lows.

For people who like variety, adventure holidays which pack in many different activities are the perfect option. With a multi-adventure holiday package you could find yourself white-water rafting in the morning and scaling cliffs in the afternoon. You're guaranteed not to get bored as these trips are crammed full of exciting and sometimes daunting tasks. You'll learn valuable skills which will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Different adventure holiday packages offer varying combinations of activities, so you're bound to find something to suit your tastes. Water lovers will enjoy combining canoeing and waterskiing with windsurfing and sailing while land lovers will enjoy trekking trips which incorporate activities such as rock climbing and survival skills.

If you've got a head for heights, then why not take on some of the world's highest peaks, climbing and abseiling your way through stunning scenery en route to completing your personal challenge? Driving enthusiasts might enjoy an exhilarating off-roading holiday, where you'll get the opportunity to drive on a various types of terrain. You might even see some amazing animals and impressive landscapes along the way.

Nowadays, there's more to holiday adventure packages than abseiling down towers and tackling obstacle courses. A good adventure holiday tests your mental and physical strength and stamina, as well as giving you the opportunity to see some incredible parts of the world. With so many different destinations and activities to choose from, you can be sure that whatever your interests, your levels of fitness and your personal goals, there's an adventure holiday for you.