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1. Victoria Falls Bridge, Zambia

Victoria Falls in Zambia is considered the largest waterfall in the world and one of the most spectacular natural wonders. Its water drop is 108 meters high and 1.7 kilometres wide. Victoria is the name given by the British explorer David Livingstone, who travelled through the region during the second half of the 19th century year and baptized in the name of the British Queen. For tourists there are offered attractive opportunities to try flights biplane or helicopter over the falling of the majestic waters. The bridge Victoria Falls is located near the falls and passes over the Zambezi River connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia. Besides the thrill of jumping, there bungee jumping enthusiasts can experience also fresh water spray from the waterfall. With the jump comes the impression that water is approaching with terrible speed, but safety is guaranteed by jumper equipment. The jump from a height of 152 meters ensures indescribable feeling of freedom and rush of adrenaline in the embrace of this wonder of nature.



2. Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

The Bloukrans arch bridge is the highest bridge in Africa with an unapproachable height of 216 meters above the bottom of a magnificent gorge. The bridge is famous as the highest bungee jump operation in the world, and it has turned it into a major tourist attraction for visitors from all around the world seeking for adventures. You can choose to zip along under the arch on a cable slide called the Flying Fox or just go for a more sedate walking tour in the picturesque area around the bridge. This unique bridge offers incredibly smooth experience with an impressive rebound technique based on the mechanism of the pendulum. Bungee jump from the top of the bridge can provide fans of high adrenaline with unforgettable experience to leap from the top of the world for not much money. They lead you to a special ramp right on top of the arch (just like the pirates, but they are not thrown by so high) and you start your flight to the centre of the earth.



3. Graskop Gorge, South Africa

The area around Graskop is probably the one that contains some of the most beautiful and most cherished regions in Southern Africa. There you can enjoy a walk through pristine green forests and around the foaming clear streams breathing the fresh mountain air and just feeling free. Not only are these places unique, but they are also easily accessible by all the adventures eager for their magnificence. Graskop Gorge offers bungee jump from a height of 18-19 floors slope Foefie. The jump rope pulls jumpers along the entire width of the gorge with a flick. This creates a sense of birds flying over the entire gorge, where those, who can, enjoy the beauty of waterfalls Graskop. If you are hungry for unparalleled feeling, it is high time to conquer your fear at a place where adrenalin levels reach their peak and you can experience a genuine adventure in the embrace of the picturesque South African nature.



4. Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, USA

That unique bridge is located in Colorado at an altitude of about 290 meters, making it the highest suspension bridge in the United States. The bridge was built for only six months in 1929, and it cost $350,000. People with fear of heights will define it as a compelling obstacle on the road, especially for the reason that the stabilizing cables are not renewed since 1982. You can even walk through the wooden planks of the bridge if you can cope with dizziness, which you can get. This bridge was built only for the needs of tourists, not as a transport mode. Hanging above the Arkansas River, this bridge is a favourite place of all the lovers of bungee in the world because of its amazing height. You can feel the wind in your hair and the unique feeling of flying like a bird, which will be guaranteed lifetime experience.



5. The Corinth Canal, Greece

Corinth Canal serves as a link between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese. The canal crosses the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the peninsula Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, making it practically an island. The view from the bridge of Corinth Canal is just fascinating. Once, the Corinth Canal was one of the most important channels for transporting goods and carrying out their trade. Near the bridge there are several shops, where you can buy decorations and souvenirs and enjoy a cup of coffee. Do not miss the pleasure to admire the surrounding area by a boat trip on the waters of the Corinth Canal. Bungee jumping is being performed there from the bridge over the canal and it is organized every weekend during the summer. You can feel the adrenaline that fills your body and the unique feeling of freedom that comes over you when you jump from the top to the crystal water down there.

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6. Contra Dam, Switzerland

The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam, is a magnificent dam constructed in the form of arch located on the Verzasca River in Switzerland. Verzaska Valley is a green river valley, incredibly beautiful place, located near the Lago Maggiore, one of the mountain lakes between Switzerland and Italy. On your way you will see the famous dam which was filmed in the movie "Golden Eye" where was performed Bond's unique jump from the 220 meter high Verzasca Dam, which has made it even more attractive and famous for the lovers of extreme adventures. The dam wall is the second highest point in the world, where can be experienced an unparalleled bungee jump. The height is about 220 m and all you need to do is to conquer your fear, close your eyes and enjoy the freedom of 7.5 seconds free fall.




7. Macau Tower, China

Macau is a world famous gambling city. Casinos do not count. Gambling and tourism, this is the livelihood of the population. Like any other Asian city with pretensions and self-esteem, Macau cannot do without one of his characters, Macau Tower, with a height of 338 m that offers views of 216 meters above the sea. There are restaurants offering delicious meals and cafes which open an unparalleled view of the whole city. The colossal 338 meters high tower offers not only breath-taking views but also unique bungee jumping opportunities. There they are called "sky jumping" as the height resembles that feeling when jumping. The jump from that tower is incomparable of its kind experience. You can feel the freedom, the wind, sun and the adrenaline rushing in your blood and experience a truly exciting moment only you and the infinity.




8. Longqing Gorge, China

With its beautiful mountains, covered with lush greenery, caves and clear water, the area of Longqing Gorge is a great place for hiking and sailing or just for an escape from the busy life and the reality. Among the various attractions, which that magical place offers, are a cruise of the Longqing Gorge, a visit of the Baihua Cave (famous also as the cave of the hundred flowers), and a tour to many interesting ancient temples. Not less exciting, however, is the chance to jump off the cliff above the azure waters. Because Longqing Gorge is, besides, a perfect spot to practice your favourite extreme sports such as: bungee jumping, climbing or rafting. At the edge of the cliff there are limits you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, breathe fresh air and experience the incomparable feeling of flight of about 50 meters.




9. Navajo Bridges, USA

Navajo Bridges are located in Marble Canyon and spread over the Colorado River. The surrounding nature is extremely beautiful during the autumn and bungee jumping there is a really exciting experience, especially in September. There are actually two Navajo Bridges spanning over the canyon near Lee's Ferry. The first one was built in the twenties of the 20th century and the construction of the second one was finished in 1995. The view that opens from them is truly breath-taking. The original Navajo Bridge, which is considered a significant engineering landmark, is nowadays open to visitors and tourists, and there is located interpretive centre representing the history of the bridge and the region. Besides the incomparable scenery, there you can enjoy the endless possibilities for extreme adventures such as climbing and bungee jumping from the bridge. Feeling at the top of the world, you can have really memorable jump from a height of about 142 meters.




10. Queenstown, New Zealand

Bungee jumping originated from Vanuatu in New Zealand where young men of the Aboriginal tribes were obliged to tie their ankles with lianas and jump from high wooden towers to prove their masculinity. Today bungee jumping is very common and is considered one of the safest extreme sports. Queenstown is considered to be one of the largest international centres for adventure tourism and offering excellent options for skiing, climbing, rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking. Queenstown is the perfect combination of wild adventure and quiet natural splendour. Ledge Urban is known for its unique facility that gives the jumpers the unparalleled chance to enjoy the beauty of night city, while occupying any position they want to during the falling. This is yet another attractive spot that should not be missed if you want to have a truly extreme and memorable bungee jump.

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