San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) February 25, 2016
Leap Year falls every four years, but travelers can (free) fall all they’d like with adrenaline-fueled activities 365 (or 366) days a year. Viator, a TripAdvisor company and the leading resource for tours and activities worldwide, has chosen a selection of leap-themed activities to help inspire travelers to think outside their comfort zones and add the rush of a controlled jump to their next holiday. Travelers can also add 10% savings off their Viator purchases* on mobile with a Leap Year Sale running from Friday Feb. 26 through Monday Feb. 29.
Thanks to the shenanigans of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club in the 1970s, modern-day bungy (or bungee) jumping can be experienced in many cities around the world. New Zealand created the world’s first commercial jump, and today boasts many plunging opportunities. The Auckland Harbour Bridge suspended 131 feet over Waitemata Harbour offers a variety of methods, including a water touch. At 440-feet, the third highest bungy jumping platform in the world, the Queenstown Nevis Highwire bungy jump is not for the faint of heart, with a head-first free fall lasting eight seconds. The Queenstown Ledge Urban Bungy Jump, situated 1,312 feet above Queenstown, utilizes a specialized harness that allows for varied jumping styles including the ‘Matrix’ for the ultimate rush. For the world’s highest commercial bungy jump head to China’s Macau Tower where jumpers enjoy unbeatable views before diving 764 feet with the option to add a GoPro camera rental. The Nanaimo Bungy Jump in Canada features a 150-foot plunge with more than 12 styles to choose from including the “Big Bobowski.”
Take off the harness and pack on the parachute because Viator has a selection of skydiving experiences that make the leap that much more extreme. You don’t have to dress like Elvis to enjoy the Las Vegas Tandem Skydiving adventure that features a flight over Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip before getting to the jump point for a 45 second free fall. Make the jump last a little longer – a full minute – with the Miami Tandem Skydiving at fall speeds approaching 120 mph. Jump from 10,000 feet during the Arches National Park Skydiving experience from Salt Lake City, Utah with the option to explore the park once you’ve made land fall. With jump options of 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 feet, Skydive Queenstown jumpers experience a free fall at 124 mph followed by the opportunity to relax as you soak up views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.
For travelers who would like to shed the harness and the parachute, Viator has a selection of cliff diving activities for a unique leap experience. Combine White Water Rafting and the option to Cliff Jump in the Scottish Highlands where grade 4/5 rapids along the Findhorn River provide an opportunity cliff diving at levels between 5 and 30 feet. The Small-Group Serra de Tramuntana Cliff Jumping Experience in Mallorca gets travelers shimmying along rocky ravines, abseiling down sheer cliffs and diving into startling blue lagoons in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Serra de Tramuntana Mountains. Pollença in Northern Mallorca is a natural adventure park and travelers can enjoy every bit of it with the SUP (stand up paddle), Cliff Jumping and Rock Climbing Adventure.
Leap Year Sale
Viator’s Leap Year sale is valid for 10% off all tours and activities (excluding Disney products) and is live from Friday Feb. 26 until Monday Feb. 29 (midnight PT). The discount, valid on all new mobile bookings, is a great way to jump-start every travelers’ 2016 travel planning process. Simply use code LEAP at checkout on the Viator Tours & Activities App or mobile web channels to receive the discount.
For more information on these extreme experiences as well as the latest deals, promotions, contests and news, visit http://www.viator.com or follow Viator on Facebook (ViatorTours) and Twitter (ViatorTravel).
Viator, a TripAdvisor company, is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 800,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator – travel with an insider.
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