Where in the World
Here are some places where you can travel expressly for the jump or have it as a side activity to your trip. Every place is fascinating and there are many other experiences and sights to be had in these countries not to be missed. Have your travel professional plan a custom itinerary.
Highest Current Jump (from a fixed structure): Macau Tower in Macau, China. This is 764 feet of sheer terror or exhilaration, whichever describes your reaction best. Because of the height and speed, it is over in seconds. It is approximately $2888 HK$ per person for one jump (May 2021) not including photos or videos of same. You might want these as proof of your exploit!
South Africa: Jump from the Bloukrans River Bridge approximately 709 feet high. A walkway beneath the bridge forms a jumping platform at the bridge’s highest point. A record of 101 jumps within fourteen hours was established by Bill Boshoff in 2002 – quite a feat.
As seen in movies: Follow James Bond (Goldeneye) and jump from the Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland. You can jump facing forward or backwards, in daylight or at night. Its height: in excess of 720 feet.
Nearby the above: Also, in Switzerland, there is a jump at the Niouc Bridge in Val d’Anniviers. This is the highest suspension bridge in the world spanning a 650 ft.+ gorge. Or you can journey to Austria next door and the Europabrücke Bridge which spans the Wipp Valley between this country and Italy. The bridge is 630 feet high and organized jumps occur every week-end.
Unique View: Though not extremely high, a jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe offers a spectacular view of this world-famous destination.
In the USA: Head to the Grand Canyon and the Navajo Bridge, or if you are very brave, the Rio Grande Bridge in Taos, New Mexico. Colorado has a vey high jump at the Royal Gorge, but it is only active during a special three-day event once a year.
Or Back to Beginnings: New Zealand where it all began as a commercial activity, has to be the bungee (or bungy as they spell it there) center of the world. There is no lack or variety of jumps in this country.
The few places mentioned here are just that – a few – locations where you can participate in this sport, no training required. Almost every country sports a commercial jump, from Greece to Nepal. If interested, ask your travel professional to include this activity in your next vacation plans and take seeing the world to new heights.