The Top 8 World’s Best Bungee Jumping Destinations 

Bungee jumping can be an incredible adrenaline rush, but it takes a true daredevil to hurl themselves off a bridge or other high structure while connected to a single rubber cord. If you are part of the latter group and looking for the world’s best bungee jumping destinations, then look no further. With advice on everything from prices to the most spectacular views, mentioned below are some of the best and most unique places to try this extreme sport.

1. The Royal Gorge Bridge, USA

One of the most popular bungee jumping spots in the United States is the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City, Colorado. This bridge stretches an intimidating 956 feet, creating the perfect atmosphere for a heart-pounding jump. Onyx Bungee offers $115 jumps here 2 days a week, as well as shop merchandise.

2. Macau Tower, China

At 233 meters tall, the Macau Tower overlooks the serene region of Macau, providing adventurous visitors a magnificent platform to jump from. The tower is home to the world’s tallest commercial skyjump, but visitors are also invited to try their own bungee. Prices range from HK$1,190 ($153) to HK$3,888 ($501) depending on the type of jump you choose.

3. Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe/Zambia

Located between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls Bridge is one of the world’s highest geographical points. The bridge stretches an impressive 111 meters and Victoria Falls Bungee offers a variety of jumps. Depending on your experience level or thrill-seeking desires, you can choose from a jump from the bridge, or the scariest option, a swim jump from the laundry basket-like swing.

4. Barcelona, Spain

If you’d prefer to jump from a man-made structure, then bungee jumping Barcelona is what you’re looking for! It only takes a few minutes to reach the jump site and prices start at €48 ($53). But one of the best things about bungee jumping in Barcelona is the thrill of plunging off the 100-meter-tall building Bunkers del Carmel.

5. Kern River Canyon Bridge, USA

In California, the Kern River Canyon Bridge stands 185 meters tall, and with the Brad Shelbey Bridge Company offering jumps in the summer months, bungee jumping here is an absolute must-do! A single jump costs $120 and $100 for every additional jump after.

6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A vacation to Rio de Janeiro can’t truly be complete without a bungee jump from the bridge, Ponte Estaiada. The bungee jumping site has multiple heights offering views of the sea. Prices start at R$180 ($45) for experienced jumpers.

7. Kolnbrein Dam, Austria

The Kolnbrein Dam in Austria is also one of the world’s most beautiful bungee jumping sites, situated amidst formidable mountains and rivers. Even better, the adventure doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. The multi-national adventure operators, Actioncenter, offer a 1-jump package for a mere €39 ($43).

8. The Gwalior Fort, India

Finally, if you’re looking to combine a bungee jumping experience with a spiritual visit, then the Gwalior Fort should be the next stop on your list. Located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the fort has one of the highest jumps. Prices begin from Rs 1100 ($15) and, depending on when you choose to visit, you may even be able to witness festivals around the fort.

Preparing for Your Bungee Jump
Now that you know where to go, it’s time to equip yourself with the items needed for a safe and successful jump. To ensure a safe journey, make sure to double-check the equipment that you get from your bungee operator, and always exercise caution and patience during the jump. 

The following is a list of items that are essential to bring along with you:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Running shoes
  • Personal ID
  • Safety equipment (harness, etc.)
  • A bottle of water
  • A digital camera
  • A crane
  • A friend who can shoot video/photographs

Bungee jumping provides adrenaline junkies the thrill of a lifetime. Whether you choose to take the plunge from the Macau Tower or the Kern River Canyon Bridge, there’s no denying that any of these destinations offer a unique, adrenaline-filled experience. Remember to equip yourself with the necessary items and, most importantly, keep safety a priority.