It's rare to meet a person who doesn't have skydiving on their bucket list. One of the most common dreams we have are instances where we defy gravity and gain the ability to fly. The thought of gliding through the sky over extraordinary landscapes tickles our sense of wonderment. But how many of us are audacious enough to take an adrenaline-rushing plunge in the real world?
Make your dreams come true by gaining insight on the world's best places to fall on purpose.
At 29,029 feet above sea level, Mount Everest stands as the world's tallest mountain located in Nepal. Looking to dive into something extreme but not an experienced mountaineer? Go on the most incredible adventure of your life by taking a drop in on the highest skydiving event in the world. Experience soaring through the majestic Himalayas and land on the highest drop zone in the world at 12,350 feet. Find the daredevil in you and take the leap.
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
If you are not quite crazy enough to jump as high as Mount Everest, New Zealand is a great country to explore at extraordinary heights. The Kiwis are known for their extreme sports and their native land will not let you down. Fox Glacier, New Zealand has been voted the second most scenic skydiving drop zone in the world besides Everest taking you over the biggest of the west coast glaciers. You will also get the chance to ascend over beautiful lakes, rain forests and the Tasman Sea.
Up for a free fall in southern Africa? Take a glorious skydive into Swakopmund, Namibia, a seaside town in the middle of the desert. A tandem 10,000 foot jump will cost you under $300 for a unique view of Namibia's infinite blue sky, wildlife and endless sand dunes.
Craving cheese or chocolate? Switzerland is known for its delightful cuisine, but the country is also well known for its breath-taking scenery. Plunge into one of the most popular skydiving locations in the world and soar through the grand snow-capped Swiss Alps.
Fly into America's paradise by skydiving into Hawaii. Past skydivers argue Hawaii is the most beautiful drop zone in the world. The drop is as high as 18,000 feet and allows you to plummet into the tropical air and experience a bird's eye view of Diamond Head Volcano, Pearl Harbor and marine life in the vast Pacific.
If you are looking for a spectacular European leap, sign up to skydive in Seville, Spain where you will be dropped at 15,000 feet, the highest altitude in Europe. If 15,000 feet is a little too daunting, you can opt for 10,000 feet which is also less expensive.