An adventurous holiday is just what the doctor ordered. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng.

Are you tired of the same old holidays? Holidays where you check into a fancy hotel, sip champagne by the pool or indulge in buffet lunches and dinners…

Well, why not let your next holiday be an adventure packed one, filled with thrill-seeking activities that will leave you with an adrenaline high.

Here are reasons why you should take an adventure holiday:

See things in a new perspective: A boat cruise Bangkok may sound fun, but what would be even better is diving with sharks at Sea Life Ocean World. Or perhaps swap a tour in Miami for a Miami Parasailing Excursion in Biscayne Bay? Seeing a new place from another perspective is how travellers are getting worthwhile experiences. Gone are the days when they will merely visit a few well-known attractions and chill by their hotel. Travellers are now searching for meaningful travel trips.

Do something out of your comfort zone: Nothing challenges someone more than doing something that they have never done before. Whether it’s hiking up a mountain or camping somewhere exotic where bugs and creatures roam free, getting out of your comfort zone allows you to fearless and take more risks when you travel. Besides, an adventure activity never hurt anybody!

Helps you to connect with new and different people: While the hotel guests may seem fun to chat with over a glass of wine, the interesting people is where the adventure lies.  Whether it is the couple from Brazil who trekked up Mount Everest or the guy who travelled the world on a budget, you will miss out on engaging with interesting people if you choose not to embark on an activity or two.

It is good for the Gram: Anyone who travels would want to snap pictures for their social media accounts so that they can be the envy of their friends and family back home. So parasailing in Bali or enjoying a hot air balloon ride in Turkey would be a better choice than pictures of champagne glasses and fresh fruit on your luxury hotel balcony…