World's Wildest Bungee Jumping Spots
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Villarrica Volcano, Chile
Bungee jumping certainly isn’t for the fainthearted, but this descent is in an entirely different (read: scarier) league altogether. Soaring some 10,000 feet in the air, jumpers sit perched on a helicopter’s skid—the landing gear just beneath the body of the craft—until they’re hovering above this active volcano, located near Pucón. Then: time to let go. The cord stretches between 350 and 375 feet, leaving jumpers hanging just 700 feet above the volcano. Did we mention the bubbling pool of lava? If you survive—and fret not; there have been no fatalities on this jump—you’re transported back to the airport 35 miles away, dangling from the helicopter.