Take a submarine ride around the Maldives
Don’t like getting your hair wet? Explore the underwater world of Baa Atoll in the Maldives in the new three-seater submarine at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. This Bond-style vessel will take you 37 metres below the surface so you can explore the Unesco Biosphere Reserve and see coral reefs, turtles, sharks and dolphins without taking your clothes off.
You can always dive into your own pool when you return.
Live with eagle hunters in Mongolia
Experience an authentic slice of life with a trip to western Mongolia where you can keep it real by living with the eagle hunters. Join a local family and stay with them in their traditional ‘ger’ as they prepare for the annual eagle hunting festival. If you travel in October, you’ll also get to ride 60km together on horseback across the plains to the festival site to watch them compete in their annual competition.
Drive a Porsche on ice in Lapland
Swap tarmac for ice in one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. Each winter the Porsche team in Iceland carve out 13 tracks in the snow for guests to drive purpose-built cars up to 125mph through Santa’s playground. Four of the tracks are full-sized replicas of some of the world’s most famous circuits – Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, Paul Ricard in France, Nurburgring in Germany and Silverstone in England.
Hot air balloon over Bali
You may be well-acquainted with Bali’s beautiful beaches and emerald waters, but have you considered seeing this stunning island from the sky? This year, Chedi Club Bali can take guests 50 metres above the property so you can take in the lush landscape from a different perspective. Flights take place at dusk and dawn.
Fly by microlight over Victoria Falls
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Admire the view from above with a flight over Victoria Falls. Your microlight pilot will whisk you over the “Smoke that thunders” along the Zambezi River and by the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. For a closer view, brave the mighty waters yourself with a dip in the Devil’s Pool – a natural swimming pool that forms at the lip of the Falls during the dry season.
Go truffle hunting in Tuscany
Foodies will be in their element with a stay at Castello Di Vicarello in Tuscany. Not only will you get the chance to relax in regal surroundings, you’ll also have the chance to join a local farmer and his dogs in the ancient art of truffle hunting. In addition, enjoy a private tour of the vineyard and sample the Tuscan wine. Still hungry? Head to the resort’s kitchen and learn how to prepare a signature Tuscan dish with the truffle that you found earlier.
Ride with gauchos in Patagonia
Saddle up for a trip to the Andes where you can learn how to become a gaucho. At Estancia Huechahue you can spend the day working cattle and mastering the art of wielding a lasso. You can also ride out across the landscape with the gauchos to discover the land they call home. Keen riders can sign up for a 10-day ride across the Andes from Chile to Argentina, camping and staying in estancias along the way. Yeeeehaaaw!