Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations In The World

Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations In The World

– [Narrator] The world is
full of dangerous places, and it turns out that some
people are crazy enough to go to them voluntarily. You should probably use
this video as a list of places you should avoid at all costs, but if you’re one of those crazy people you could use this video
as a vacation inspiration. It’s up to you, but I think even the more diehard
thrill seekers among you will think twice after
learning about these places. (quirky music) Number 10, Hawaii Volcano Tours. In Hawaii, a state so unique and far away that sometimes I forget it’s even a state, you can bike or hike up volcanoes. It’s a great way to sight
see and get some exercise, but unfortunately volcanoes
can also kill you. You’d think the biggest
danger from volcanoes comes from lava, but that’s not the case. In 2007, the National Park Service had to temporarily shut down the bicycle tour due to three deaths and various injuries that occurred within the span of a year. The three deaths were due
to people losing control of their bikes on the
challenging downhill trail. But people standing on solid ground without bikes have died as well. Various deaths and
injuries have been caused as a result of what’s known
as lava haze, or laze, which are volcanic gases
that can swamp areas quickly during periods of high wind. This laze is made up of a
combination of hydrochloric acid, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon dioxide, none of which are things you
want to breathe in a lot of, especially for people with
respiratory conditions. If that’s not enough of
a reason to stay away, volcanoes also lead to
scalding hot ocean water and can send rocks flying through the air. So, if you’re visiting a volcano, make sure to heed the
warnings and be prepared. Number nine, Devil’s Pool. If the very name Devil’s
Pool wasn’t enough to keep tourists away, there is also a plaque nearby that reads he came for a visit and stayed forever. It was made to honor one of
the now more than 20 people who have died at Devil’s Pool in Zambia . It has been described as
the ultimate infinity pool, and it allows tourists
to swim right on the edge and look out over one of
the biggest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. It’s twice the height of Niagara Falls. You can only swim in Devil’s Pool usually between September and December, when the dry season reduces water levels and current enough for
the pool to be accessible. The pool is separated from the falls by a natural rock barrier, which creates an eddy
with a minimal current, stopping swimmers from being carried away and allowing them to fool
around a few feet from the edge. The most famous death at Devil’s Pool was that of a heroic tour guide who managed to save a tourist
who had started to fall, but then fell over himself. If you ever go to Victoria Falls, consider looking at the water
from a nice safe distance, possibly even while
standing on dry ground. Number eight, Valley of Death. If Devil’s Pool doesn’t
have an intimidating enough name for you, perhaps you
would instead like to visit the Valley of Death in Russia. Thanks to nearby volcano, Kikhpinych, the Valley of Death has a high
concentration of toxic gas that accumulates in the valley’s lowlands without wind to blow it away. This toxic lake of gas kills
local plants and animals. If you ever went there, you would first experience
dizziness, a fever, and chills. Then you would probably die. According to legends, it was
first discovered in the 1930s by two hunters who found it scattered with the bodies of dead animals
and devoid of plant life. They fled after getting a headache, but since their story had been told, adventure seekers have
journeyed into the valley, many of whom never returned. Locals estimate around 80 people have been lost to the valley. It’s closed off to tourists
for obvious reasons, but because we humans just don’t know how to leave things alone, there are, in fact, ways for tourists to visit. You can view the valley
and the beautiful landscape from an observation desk which was built at a safe distance away. If that doesn’t cut it for you, you can take helicopter
tours over the area and just hope you don’t crash and end up in some bizarre
Stalker-esque scenario. Number seven, Yosemite Half Dome. Half Dome is a huge granite dome in Yosemite National Park, California. It’s a famous rock formation in the park, and it’s pretty easy to
see how it got its name. One side of Half Dome
is a sheer rock face, and the other three sides
are round and smooth. The crest is 4,737 feet
above the valley floor. It would be totally harmless if people would just leave it alone, but everyone knows that’s
not how people operate. The Yosemite search and
rescue team responds to about 100 incidents each year, from dehydration to much
more serious issues. Though it might look deceptively easy, it’s not for the out of
shape or faint of heart. Eight people have died hiking
up the trail on Half Dome. As you can imagine by
looking at Half Dome, it’s a very challenging trail. It takes a whole day to
do, as you start at dawn and end around 12 hours later after walking around 15 miles. You ascend the entire
thing and the last 400 feet is almost vertical and cables must be used to complete the trail. Most fatalities and injuries are caused by slipping from rain or
wearing inadequate footwear. Rain can make the cables
and rocks slippery, and there’s even a section of Half Dome that’s just called the death slabs. What often happens is people are greeted with clear mornings in the
summer when they start the hike, but if it rains in the afternoon
even just a little bit, climbing the dome can
be extremely dangerous as the stubborn individuals carry on when they should probably turn back. Here’s a park ranger
attesting to how dangerous the cables can be during bad weather. – My name is Steve Baumgartner. I’m a videographer for the park. And I was shooting on the top
of Half Dome on a July morning when a thunderstorm
rolled in very quickly. The threat of lightning was very real, and everyone on the summit decided that they should go down. The problem was it began
to rain at the same time. Once water falls on that
route where the cables are, it becomes incredibly slick. The cable itself is very
difficult to hold on to when it’s wet, and the fear of falling led to basically a
traffic jam on the cables. So once we were stuck on the cables we then became very exposed
to the risk of lightning. And the cables themselves
became electrified, my metal frame pack began shocking me, people’s hair began to stand up on end. And the fear in my gut grew very rapidly. I think that experience
really opened my eyes to how dangerous Half Dome can be and how serious the threat of weather is. Number six, Running of the Bulls. When people say the Running of the Bulls, what they usually mean is
the one held in Pamplona during the festival of
Sanfermines held every year in honor of Saint Fermin. It began as a small local festival, but has since of course
become a big tourism event attended by people from
all over the world. Other towns in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and southern France
have bull runs as well, but this is the one that
you see in the news. As you can imagine,
having a bunch of people run down the street while
bulls chase after them is in fact quite dangerous. Every year, somewhere between
50 and 100 people are injured. Since they started keeping track in 1910, 15 people have died during the run. 14 people have been killed
by the actual bulls, and one person got crushed
in a big human pile-up. So, sure, 15 people in just
over 100 years isn’t so bad, but do you really want to risk it? Or even end up half-dead? Being non-lethally
stabbed with a bull’s horn sounds pretty bad too. Number five, Mount Hua Shan. To call the Mount Hua Shan trail a trail is a bit misleading since it’s actually just planks bolted to
the side of the mountain. You hook yourself to an iron chain that runs along the side of
the mountain during the trip. Part of the way there
aren’t even any planks, and you just have to step on divots that have been carved into the rocks. While there are no
official death statistics because the Chinese
government is really shady, rumor has it lots of people
die there every year. If you wanna visit a
terrifying plank walkway that does keep official death statistics, consider El Caminito del Ray in Spain. This one is along the walls
of a gorge in El Chorro, and the name, which was
originally Camino del Rey, means King’s Pathway. For about a decade the
walkway fell into disrepair and parts of it were closed, but apparently people didn’t take the hint and they opened it up again. Five people died there
between 1999 and 2000, causing many to view it as the
world’s most dangerous path. Number four, Papua New Guinean Trails. Papua New Guinea is an incredible,
almost unspoiled country with spectacular scenery
so it’s no wonder why lots of people flock there
for hiking expeditions. Two trails there in particular, the Kokoda track and Black Cat Track, are famously challenging. Both trails feature spectacular
jungles and mountains, and hikers can see historic
signs from World War II along the routes as they
were both areas of conflict between Japanese and Australian forces. The Kokoda track is a more popular track, running for 60 miles, or 96 kilometers, along a single-file
track from Port Moresby to the village of Kokoda. Thousands of tourists
make the trek every year, though I really couldn’t tell you why. It takes anywhere from four to 12 days to hike the entire
trail, including sections that you have to swim and climb. The nights are cold, the
days are hot and humid, with highly likely torrential rain, and tropical diseases
such as malaria make this one challenging trail. In fact, six Australian trekkers have died from natural causes while
attempting to walk the track over the years, leading
some people to call for mandatory fitness tests for
all walkers before starting. The Black Cat trail, on the other hand, runs from the coastal village of Salamaua to the township of Wau. It’s an extremely tough six
day trek and recommended only for very fit and
experienced trekkers. So the whole thing would
be challenging enough without the possibility
of people with machetes coming out of the jungle and killing you. In 2013, a hiking party
had both of their porters killed by bandits known as Rascals, and seven members of their party wounded. The attack was believed
to be caused by a grudge related to money and hiring of porters from different villages, but it still gives me second
thoughts about signing up. Number three, Death Road. The North Yungas Road, also known as Death Road or Road of Fate, is a road that leads
from La Paz to Coroica in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It was dubbed the world’s
most dangerous road in 1995 by the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2006 it was estimated that
between 200 and 300 travelers died on it each year. It is mostly single lane, and it follows cliffs
that drop down 2,000 feet. Take into account most of the
road is only 10 feet wide, which can leave little to no room for cars to pass each
other on either side. From November to March,
rain and fog can lead to terrible visibility on the road, and because there are even sections drenched by overhanging waterfalls, it’s almost guaranteed
that some of the route will be extremely slippery and muddy. As per local rules,
whoever is driving downhill never has the right of way and
must move to the outer edge. Of course, because of all this craziness, it has become a destination
for thrill-seeking tourists, and there are tours where
you can bike Death Road. Before you sign up, note that 18 cyclists have died since 1998. Number two, Death Valley. Not to be confused with the
aforementioned Valley of Death, Death Valley is of course
America’s very own hellscape, located in California. The area is best known
for holding the record for highest reliably recorded
air temperature on Earth at 134 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as the highest reliably recorded ground surface temperature
at 201 degrees Fahrenheit. Along with the heat, the valley is home to numerous dangerous animals, from rattlesnakes to scorpions, black widow spiders and even mice. Seriously, even the mice
are dangerous there. The deer mice and cactus
mice found in the valley have been found to carry Hantavirus, a potentially fatal respiratory disease. People planning to
travel within the valley should travel with plenty of water and stick to paved roads in the summer because if your car breaks down, you may otherwise struggle to get help. While most people would admit that this is a bit too hot for them, Death Valley attracts many tourists due to its unique and beautiful landscape. As the name implies,
many hikers and campers have died in Death Valley, with park management
estimating it to be about one or two people per year
that perish to heat exposure. But the most notable and strangest case is probably the so called
Death Valley Germans. In 1996 a Germany family of
four visiting Death Valley simply disappeared into thin air. Their remains weren’t located until 2009. Number one, Crocodiles. You may be aware of Elephant Kingdom from the brief moment of internet outrage it sparked when pictures of
this particular attraction surfaced in 2016 showing Chinese tourists surrounded by crocodiles. This incredibly suspect Thai zoo had an exhibit where you could just hop on this rusty makeshift raft supported by plastic barrels and dangle meat over the
side for the crocodiles. A passing taxi driver,
apparently the only sane person in the area, took the pictures
that ended up circulated all over the internet. When the police showed up to the zoo to address the flagrant safety violations, the owners apparently assured them that they only let 15 people
on the raft at a time. Unsurprisingly, the
attraction was soon closed, but I have no doubt deaths
would have been reported had it remained open. But if you wanna get close to crocodiles and flirt with death, you
should head over to Australia and enter the Cage of Death. Unlike Australia’s other
famous cage, the Thunderdome, nobody has died in this aquarium, yet. You just get in and they lower you into the crocodile infested water. Provided nothing goes
wrong, you won’t get eaten. Things have gone wrong before though. In 2015 a tourist was stuck in there for an extra half hour
due to a malfunction. So it may be safer than Elephant Kingdom, but nothing is truly foolproof. So do any of these wonderful
places interest you? And what’s the most dangerous
place you’ve ever been to? Let me know what you think
in the comments down below. Thanks for watching! (futuristic music)

100 thoughts on “Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations In The World

  1. Google Kanungu, Uganda has one of the steepest roads to drive on similar to Death Road (Road of Fate)

  2. Death Valley is famous for another reason. That’s where Charles Manson and the family were living there and were caught .

  3. You should include white sands desert
    That is where America tests bombs
    There is still radiation

  4. 15 people in a hundred years? That makes black friday at walmart more dangerous than the running of the bulls.

  5. The Province of Brittany in France has sandstorms, 45 mph tidal waves, and a quicksand coast

  6. The Chernobyl Tour.
    For approximately the price of $100~ to $400~ USD you can get a legit & professionally experienced guide and a tour in the region of Chernobyl for few days.
    All the sites are round the blast zone within a range of
    a few dozen km(s), and the city too. The city of Pripyat itself is off limits due the high dosage of radiation that still is current, and the fact there were several minor complains of some of the visitors saying that they experience some degree of discomfort and some of them were glowing in the dark for several days.

    The kind tour guide will provide you with full, colorful and educational information and of course, your own handy-dandy Geiger-counter tag!
    And like the tour guide liked to say, "If your tag green, you are with the keen. If your tag is orange, you are growing sporange. If your tag is red.., well you are kinda fucked… HaHa~"

    Here are few of the tour sites that are in the tour program.. The museum, the abounded schools and kindergartens, the local stores where they still have merchandise on the shelves. And if you have your binoculars with you, you can glimpse the city of Pripyat and if you are lucky enough and the day is shiny and clear, you just might be able to see the buildings in detail and even the laundry hanging on bacons of the apartment buildings., just as the people left them on the day of their departure back in 1986. Oh and lets not forget the friendly locals! They are not a lot.. around 10-15 people, but they are always happy to see tourists and even invite them to stay for supper. Mushroom stew or two headed rabbit stew, its all up to you!

    And that my friends, despite the humorous tone is no joke. The tour of Chernobyl is real…
    Be amazed (..i was…)!

  7. My mother is a red head who looks like Trump without any makeup. She is going through menopause. It's a safe bet that wherever she is is the most dangerous place on earth.

  8. I was having a hard time finding the 15 million alligators in the thumbnail, thanks for circling 1% of the total number of them.

  9. Wow Hawaii is not dangerous at all bc i mean like i live there and i have been all around the volcano

  10. #2 the main people who go through Death Valley are California’s heading to Pahrump to buy fireworks that are illegal in California lol

  11. lol el chorro in mexican slang translates to the squirts, the shits or the diarrhea. but climbing a plywood plank on a cliffside would make me shit myself so i guess the name suits it lol

  12. You are reading this because ur special, but do u know whos beautiful?

    Read the first 2 words
    Have a great day 😘😚

  13. I visited the Vick falls when I was small with my mom and dad indeans stol my dads shoes and I almost fell of the edge

  14. I visited the Vick falls when I was small with my mom and dad indeans stol my dads shoes and I almost fell of the edge

  15. The most dangerous place is North Korea I don't mean for it to sound racist but Kim Jung un starve people and execute them torture them so I say it a pretty dangerous place

  16. I would add the mule ride on Molokai down 3.5 miles a steep slippery mountain to the leprosy colony Kalaupapa. I don't think I have ever been this scared in my life. Turns out they are closed now.

  17. Okay who the hell wears heels and not hiking boots on a mountain? 😂

    I went to half-dome though it was really pretty in the evening.

  18. Mum and I got on a rollercoaster at Sunway Lagoon in Kuala Lumpur, and Mum goes: "It's a bit rickety, isn't it?"
    That was BEFORE the end of the ride, which took us over a roofless enclosure with two huge TIGERS in it…

  19. If I'm up at a high place and i can see down, i will panic and get as far away from the edge as i can. I have a fear of heights so i wouldn't dare visit any of these places.

  20. I was just at caminito Del Rey, it was ordered by the king as a place with hydro dams, but they built a trail as well, recently 3 people have died making a homemade zip line over the 300 foot drop into rocks

  21. Death Valley looks beautiful. I love Deserts. I would loooove to live in a desert area in the US….but as a German, the closest thing i have to a a desert is a dessert…. so i will stick to that

  22. I've been to Death Valley many times. It's not as bad as you think. One place you may want to consider for a future list is of potentially dangerous hikes is Angel's Landing Trail in Zion National Park (Utah, USA). Granted most of the trail is not too bad, the last 1/2 mile of the trail can be dangerous as you are holding onto a chainlinked fence walking across a path that is probably only 5 feet wide at most, and in some cases, there isn't much of a path, and it stands I believe around 5800 ft above the floor of the canyon. From what I've read, six people have fallen off since 2006 I believe but it's worth noting, probably a bit worse than Death Valley IMO. If you're prepared and aware of your surroundings in DV, you should be fine (yes, Summer is the hottest and worst time to go–winter (say Nov-March) is the best time, as days usually only get up to 75 degrees, and it rarely gets below 30 degrees F at night) in most areas (except maybe in the mountains). The biggest problem I've seen is mainly people not being prepared (ie. not enough water, cars not in the best working order). But if you're prepared using the guides by NPS, then a trip to Death Valley at the right time of the year can be interesting. I've been there three times so far, and plan go to back again.

  23. ON a side note, some of these places, like Death Valley,. might be a great "escape" from the dangerous world we live in with everything that's going on these days and when I do travel to these places (national parks like Death Valley, Zion, etc) that's one of the things I like is that you're sort of away from some of the "dangers" of every day life.

  24. The most dangerous place for me is my neighbor's place.. Most of them are snake (attitude)and others like CCTV, (their eyes,) they care about your whole life not their life. 😂😂😂😂

  25. I lost my house to the 2018 kilauea lava flow in hawaii and the sulfer dioxide gas was so heavy that you couldnt go to my grandparents house

  26. the most dangerous thing i have ever done …. was driving through the mountains in morocco mainly the road from marrakech to ouarzazate. I have driven through the mountains in Europe more often. I'm used to it something but if you've never driven through the mountains … I really advise against doing something like that in Morocco. at least the road from marrakech to ouarzazate ….. back we also drove with a detour along the mountains. I didn't dare anymore to go back the same way! rather + – 10 hours extra driving and an overnight stay in a hostel than driving back that one way! never ever again! not even with the bus. some parts of the road. you couldn't get pass eachother and then one had to go back…. oioioioi never again! not even for a million euro

  27. The Strid in Yorkshire UK or London's been pretty damn lethal this year alone. I'M surprised Mexico wasn't mentioned, or at least, parts of Mexico, Venezuela, Russia… Wow! I wouldn't want to go any of those places.

  28. I remember black skies
    The lightning all around me
    I remember each flash
    As time began to blur
    Like a startling sign
    That fate had finally found me
    And your voice was all I heard
    That I get what I deserve

    So give me reason
    To prove me wrong
    To wash this memory clean
    Let the floods cross
    The distance in your eyes
    Give me reason
    To fill this hole
    Connect this space between
    Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies
    Across this new divide

    There was nothing inside
    The memories left abandoned
    There was nowhere to hide
    The ashes fell like snow
    And the ground caved in
    Between where we were standing
    And your voice was all I heard
    That I get what I deserve

    So give me reason
    To prove me wrong
    To wash this memory clean
    Let the floods cross
    The distance in your eyes
    Across this new divide

    In every loss in every lie
    In every truth that you deny
    And each regret and each goodbye
    Was a mistake too great to hide
    And your voice was all I heard
    That I get what I deserve

    So give me reason
    To prove me wrong
    To wash this memory clean
    Let the floods cross
    The distance in your eyes
    Give me reason
    To fill this hole
    Connect this space between
    Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies
    Across this new divide
    Across this new divide
    Across this new divide

  29. For me It was one of the mountains near seatle. I looked over the edge and nearly fell over the railing. O-O I was 10 then

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