The Gorges du Verdon, located in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is about 25 km/16 mi long and up to 700 m/2296 ft deep, formed by the Verdon River and named after for its startling turquoise-green colour. Its most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie while at the end of the canyon, the Verdon River flows into the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.
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Bungee Jumping in Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The spot is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps. Kawarau River lies on the east side of Queenstown, beginning its course from Lake Wakatipu and extending at 60 km/37 mi further away, until it merges with Lake Dunstan. The river and the surrounding area has been used as the setting for the film Lord of the Rings.
Kawarau Bridge, at 141ft / 43 m above the river level, is the spot where the first bungee jumps took place in 1988, a place all bungee-jumping lovers should visit and experience. Here you have the option of suspending above the water or doing a complete splashdown.
You can access Kawarau Bridge through the main road that connects Queenstown and Cromwell. Allow one hour, if you get there with your own car.
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January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.