10 Adventure Hotels and Vacation Rentals for Wanderlust Souls

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Calling all adrenaline junkies! It’s time to unleash your inner Indiana Jones with these exciting adventure hotels and vacation rentals. From ziplining through the Cambodian jungle to dining high above the Thailand rainforest, these adventurous stays will meet all your wildest dreams. These unique properties will have you wanting to go wild for a while and are perfect for a fandom travel trip.

Treasure Hunt Treehouse

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Treasure Hunt Treehouse Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Treasure Hunt Treehouse, Georgia, USA – Live like a real explorer and recreate the iconic rope-bridge scene from Temple of Doom at this treehouse property. The fun doesn’t stop there. Just like Indy, you can chase hidden clues and solve the treasure hunt hidden amongst the trees. Add this to your fandom travel bucket list!

Twin Tents

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Twin Tents Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Twin Tents, Utah, USA – What’s more adventurous than sleeping under the stars? This little camp of tents in Utah will make you feel like you’re living out a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark but with elevated luxuries. Guests can also enjoy riding through the canyon on horseback, just like Professor Jones.  

Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild

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Beasley Collection Shinta Mani Wild Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Bensley Collection, Shinta Mani Wild, Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Here, the exploration and adventure never stops. Choose from endless activities, from ziplining, mountain biking through the jungle, kayaking and even camera trapping to learn more about the local wildlife. Adventure vacation lovers need to stay here!

Hulio Hulio Montana Magica

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Hulio Hulio Montana Magica Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Hulio Hulio Montana Magica – Los Rios, Chile – Wonderous and ancient-looking, guests will have to see this magical mountain property to believe it. Nestled in the Andes and looking straight out of a storybook, activities include zip lining, hiking, and treks to observe the nearby volcano. 

Vertical Sky Luxury Suites

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Vertical Sky Luxury Suites Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Vertical Sky Luxury Suites – Urubamba, Peru – If you consider yourself a thrill-seeking adventurer, then this daring property in Peru is for you. Sleep in pods suspended over the cliffside, allowing for some of the most heart-pounding views imaginable.  It is time to plan a trip to Peru!

Sacred Valley House

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Sacred Valley House Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Sacred Valley House, Cusco, Peru – If sleeping in the Sacred Valley of the Incas doesn’t scream archaeologist on an adventure, we don’t know what will! This beautiful home is decorated with eclectic artifacts, and nearby, guests can get their adventure fix with hiking and mountain climbing. Add this on your adventure to Machu Picchu.   

The Whale House

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The Whale House Photo credit: Expedia Group.

The Whale House, California, USA – In his adventures, Indiana Jones comes across some strange and unusual places. This four-story whimsical dwelling certainly fits the bill with twists and turns around every corner, including a hidden sanctuary inner courtyard, rooms connected by waterways, and a heaping dose of river rock. Located near Santa Barbara this property is one not to miss.

Sultan Cave Suites

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Sultan Cave Suites Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Sultan Cave Suites, Nevsehir, TurkeySoar into adventure at the Sultan Caves! Not only can you explore the underground city of Kaymakli through a maze of tunnels and rooms carved eight levels deep, but you can explore the city from the sky with hot air balloon rides. 

Soneva Kiri

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Soneva Kiri Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Soneva Kiri, Ko Kodo, Thailand – The journey to this secluded island oasis is an adventure in itself from the hotel’s eight-seat plane to the speedboat shuttle. Once at the resort in Thailand, travelers can indulge in aerial yoga, ecologist waterfall hikes, have meals delivered by zipline, or dine suspended high over the rainforest in one of the bamboo ‘tree pods’ – not for the faint of heart.  

Geodesic Domes

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Geodesic Domes Photo credit: Expedia Group.

Geodesic Domes, Minnesota, USAlooking for exploration and adventure all from a vacation rental? Look no further. Don’t feel like taking the stairs? Take one of the slides. These unique domes are also surrounded by nature where you can explore the local wildlife with frog ponds, waterfalls, streams, and bridges all within the property’s grounds. 

These adventure hotels and vacation rentals prove that you sometimes do not even have to leave your accommodation to have extraordinary experiences. I’m already imagining myself sleeping in the cliffside pods of Peru and marveling at the view out of the seaplane to Soneva Kiri.  Let the adventure commence! 

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Bella Bucchiotti (Guest Post)

Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, travel enthusiast, dog mom, Type 1 diabetes advocate, and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. On her websitexoxoBella, she encourages others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause.