As summer approaches, Americans are gearing up for vacation time. 10Best is on the lookout for the best adventure tours – boats, helicopters, rafting trips, hot air balloons, trains and fishing excursions – and adventure travel companies to help you plan your ultimate trip. Vote daily for your favorites in each category until voting ends on Monday, May 20 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Adventure Travel Company
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Adventure travel has exploded in popularity in recent years, and today it’s easier than ever to explore the highest peaks and most remote corners of the globe. Whether you’re looking for an individualized journey, eco-friendly group tour or multi-generational trip, these 20 travel companies can help.
Best Boat Tour
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It’s heating up outside, so what better time to take a boat ride? There are lots of iconic water-based experiences in this country, from whale watching excursions and sunset sails to scenic cruises past waterfalls and cliff-backed shores.
Best Fishing Tour
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Whether you’re looking to polish your fly fishing skills on America’s rivers or head offshore in search of your next big catch, these 20 fishing charters and outfitters – nominated as the best in North America – are sure to increase your chances of success.
Best Helicopter Tour
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Whether it’s the magisterial rock formations of the Grand Canyon, flashing neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip, churning waters of Niagara Falls or stern rock faces of Mt. Rushmore, North America’s top destinations often look even better from the air.
Best Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Hot air balloons take the act of travel to new heights, offering a fresh perspective while floating in the sky in a woven wicker basket. There’s no other experience quite like it.
Best Scenic Train Ride
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Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination. Such is the case for passengers who step aboard these 20 American trains – hand-picked by a panel of travel experts as the best in North America.
Best White Water Rafting Tour
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The rivers of North America offer some of the world’s best white water rafting opportunities, with thrills for experienced rafters and newbies alike. From white-knuckle rapids to more relaxed family floats, rafting is a great way to add a dash of adventure to a trip.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, May 31.