Top 10 Most Popular Adventure Travel Destinations (PHOTOS)

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  • Costa Rica
    Is ecotourism a ticket out of poverty and the key to preserving our environment? The U.N. thinks so. Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate
  • 2. South Africa
    A tourist power-kiting on Blouberg beach near Cape Town. A haven for adventurous trails, South Africa offers climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback safaris, mountain biking, river rafting and many more exciting adventures. The African country's long coastine and rich wildlife offers a lot of daring adventure travel experience. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  • 4. Galapagos Islands
    A blue-footed boobie is perched on a rock on the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos Islands, where British naturalist Charles Darwin conceived his theory of evolution, gets 23.21 percent votes, making it to the top five most emerging destinations of 2011. Galapagos Islands around the equator in the Pacific Ocean is known for its rich wildlife. Tourist activities on these islands feature snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving and camping. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • 4. New Zealand
    Tourists are seen on a boat tour, a popular tourist activity in Tasman Lake, southeast of Christchurch, in New Zealand. The country's vast landscapes, magnificent shoreline, glacial mountains, lakes and more offer one of the most wildest travel experiences, varying across cycling funs, underwater adventures, mountain biking, trekking and the like. REUTERS/Ho New
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    Supermodel Heidi Klum and husband and singer Seal, at the 7th annual Heidi Klum Halloween party in Los Angeles. Reuters
  • 7. Kenya
    A family of elephants walk at dawn in Amboseli National Park in southeast Kenya near mount Kilimanjaro. The East African country is famous for varied wildlife and a wide forest cover. It's no wonder why wildlife safari is the most sought-after activity in an adventure trip to Kenya. Other attraction is hot air balloon ride over the forest reserves. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti
  • Chobe National Park, Botswana
    Chobe National Park is a major tourist destination in Botswana, offering numerous safari adventures. Reuters
  • 9. Peru
    Peru might be famous for Machu Picchu ruins, but also holds a host of adventurous trails for tourists. Cycling, trekking, climbing, hiking, camping and more such activities in the valley of Peruvian Andes Mountains attract adventure seekers. In picture: An Andean man blows a flute next to terraces at the archaeological site of Pisac in Cuzco in Peru. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivi
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