9 Scariest Vacations on Earth

There’s nothing like a relaxing beach vacation. But let’s face it, sometimes you just have a hankering for something a little more exciting, something terrifying that will get your blood pumping and make you feel alive. If you’re looking to make your next holiday a little less mundane, read on for the 9 scariest vacations on Earth.

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Nude Cruising – Mediterranean

The thought of spending a 2-week cruise naked, with 3000 other naked people, is for most people the stuff nightmares are made of. Bare Necessities Tour and Travel organizes just such vacations, believing that by losing clothing, travelers also lose their egos, and can truly be themselves. Don’t panic, however: clothes are required in the dining room.

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Shark Cage Diving – Cape Town, South Africa

Maybe you’ve got your dive ticket and you’re bored with coral reefs. Maybe you’re just wanted to skip all the small stuff entirely. Either way, the White Shark Diving Co. in Cape Town, South Africa has you covered. Spend an afternoon diving in a 5-person cage face-to-face with one of the world’s most savage predators. No point in packing extra underwear, but you’d better pack an extra swimsuit just in case.

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Canyoning – Scotland

For those looking for a more physically exhausting scary holiday, perhaps canyoning is more your style. Canyoning involves the heart-stopping descent down into remote canyons, including cliff jumping, technical swimming, abseiling, sliding down water flumes and rapids, and scrambling beneath waterfalls. All this excitement in the rugged Scottish wilderness will have you questioning your sanity at times.

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