The Scariest Destinations For People Who Are Afraid Of Heights!

Last Updated on December 25, 2019

If you are going on an adventurous journey, there are some things you need to make sure to pack on your travel backpack, and one of them is travel insurance(because adventures can be risky and it’s better to be safe than sorry).

But really, what you need to take with you is courage – for these destinations especially if you are afraid of heights. This has a name – acrophobia – and it can be triggered by something simple, like bridges or elevators, to roller coasters or mountains.

This is a fear that is born with us because apparently, studies have confirmed that the survivalist in us is born with both fear of falling and fear of loud sounds. Some people maintain those fears until adulthood.

But for people who love a thrilling experience, the most dangerous places to travel actually seem like an excellent idea. Check with your online travel agent to see if they have any travel agency offers to these exciting places, and go on an adventure to test all your limits.

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#1 – Chamonix In The French Alps


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This structure is installed at the top terrace of Aiguille du Midi, so you will be walking at a distance of 1000 meters from the floor. The whole structure is made out of glass, so when you are walking inside it you actually feel like you are standing on a void, according to destination reviews. It must be an amazing view from up there, but are you brave enough?

#2 – The Burj Khalifa


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This is the most famous building in Dubai, and its construction was completed in 2009. There is an observation deck on the 124th floor, and from there you get an amazing view of Dubai. The lifter works at top speed, bringing you to top of the world’s tallest building in a jiffy. Imagine being claustrophobic and be stuck on an elevator as it goes up 124 floors though, it also sounds pretty scary.

#3 – Zhangjiajie In China


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The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is a famous postcard of China, and its natural beauty is purely amazing. In 2016 a glass-bottomed bridge was inaugurated, and it goes on for 430 meters above that natural setting. There is a 1430-meter drop under that path, though, so this one is only meant for brave people.

#4 – Willis Tower In Chicago

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Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this 108-story building is visited by more than one million people every year. Offering amazing views of the city of Chicago, this is also the building where United Airlines has its main office.

#5 – Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia

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At a height of 700 meters, this pedestrian bridge was built at the top of Mount Machinchang, so you get both an amazing view and the thrill of being suspended 82 meters from the ground, swinging over a breathtaking view. Don’t forget to pack a camera in your travel bag, you are going to need it.

#6 – Blackpool In England

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If you go all the way to the top of the tower, you will reach the Blackpool Tower Eye. From there you will be able to walk around a skywalk made from the glass offering you a privileged view over the sea and the promenade.

#7 – Dachstein Mountains In Austria

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At the absolutely stunning Dachstein Mountains, in Austria, there is a rather bizarre glass construction known worldwide as the stairway to nothingness. From there you get an unparalleled view of the mountains while being suspended above that idyllic setting. It’s a thing you should add to your “visiting Austria list”, even if it is a last-minute travel.

#8 – Lion’s Head In Cape Town, South Africa

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You don’t need to plan your trip with the best travel agency to be aware of this hot spot you simply can’t miss when traveling to Cape Town. Any travel agency will let you know you need to visit Lion’s Head if you want to capture the magic views over the South African city, as well as the Atlantic Seabord.

#9 – Capilano River In Vancouver

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This is an authentic green paradise, and being over this river on the suspension bridge will be worthy of a film frame. Across green trees and all the wonders of nature, any picture of this setting will be a success in travel sites.

#10 – Devil’s Pool In Victoria Falls, Zambia

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This is a place so beautiful it is almost hard to believe that nature could come up with something so unique and amazing. Basically, it will give you the scariest but amazing chance of swimming at the edge of the Victoria Falls. Just imagine the thrill!

#11 – El Caminito Del Ray In Malaga Spain

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Built-in 1905, this “Caminito” was built in order to allow people to cross through the Gaitanes Gorge. This path is known as the most dangerous in the whole world, and it was even close in 1999 and 2000 after two fatal accidents took place. You should seek insurance companies in case you try to go on this adventure – because even though the path has been renovated, it’s never bad to be safe.

Tell us, what is the scariest place you have ever been to when it comes to heights? And of the places on this list, which ones would you like to visit?

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