09/27/2010 08:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

12 Epic Outdoor Adventures (PHOTOS)

What makes for an epic adventure? You need a spectacular location, thrilling activities and, of course, just enough danger to make it a challenge. But at the end of a tiresome day, who doesn't want to take off their hiking boots in a luxury tent or throw down their helmet in a hotel room fit for a king? From trekking the holiest mountains in Bhutan to cruising through the Galapagos, here are 12 Epic Outdoor Adventures to get your heart pounding, from the comfort of your private helicopter -- Farryn Weiner

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