Every group we’ve taken to Vietnam has raved about the place. It’s a real find. It’s also not yet too developed so get in while it’s still like that. Our guests have been genuinely enthralled by such things being a moped pillion passenger engulfed by the endless waves of local riders on the streets of Saigon or Hanoi… not for the faint hearted but something you’d never ordinarily do. Fire an AK47 rifle on the Mekong Delta, hear a Vietnam soldier’s perspective of the war over lunch after visiting the Cu Chi tunnels, wake up to the serenity and majestic beauty of Halong Bay on a luxury vessel, then be amazed by the most incredible cave dinner you’ll experience anywhere in the world. Vietnam’s a winner as well as being FANTASTIC value for money. Be surprised and very impressed by Vietnam
South Africa is an exhilarating and complex country and should be everyone’s once-in a-lifetime experience. Undertake a private tour of Soweto or be in awe of Table Mountain in Capetown before heading to the outrageous Sun City. The infrastructure is excellent, and the climate much kinder than our own – especially in winter when our groups usually travel. Experience the thrill of a game drive to view the “Big 5” and end the day enjoying sunset cocktails around the boma fire. There’s nothing quite so exhilarating as coming head to head with a wild elephant in Kruger or viewing the magnificent Victoria Falls. Is SA on your bucket list? A remarkable land that delivers an exceptional travel reward experience.
This crossroads of Asia has undergone a real metamorphosis in recent times with the development of the ultra modern Marina Mirage area. The city really looks very futuristic now. Hang out at any of the funky new rooftop bars, play an international cricket match against Singapore on the Panang, bumboat to dinner as the lazer show strikes out into the night sky, then relax in the sun at your private beach bar on Sentosa Island. The Super Tree park is like no-where else on earth and an amazing venue. Singapore really has come into its own. Ultra modern and going places.
Hong Kong never sleeps and nor will you with the amazing adventures on hand. The best place to get a feel for the city is on the harbour where the skyscrapers stand up from the water like giant light splattered monaliths. Hong Kong food is delicious and there is no shortage of spectacular venues to take in the cityscape. Try the cog rail train with spectaular mountaintop view, or China as a day trip is a short train journey away as is Macau by fast hydrofoil. The busy modern city is contrasted by the peace and tranquillity of an old fishing village where no-one seems in a hurry. The mythical, the miraculous, the mystical await you each day.
India will take your breath away with its vibrant colours and stunning experiences. Stand before the Taj Mahal in the morning then luxuriate in palacial surroundings drinking chilled champagne that same night. Where else could you start the chukka in your own private elephant polo match, then go on to ride in a genuine royal procession of 100 elephants, camels and horse riders through city streets concluding with dinner in the private home of a Maharaja. Ordinary visitors cannot buy these special Indian experiences. So take on the unexpected.
This exciting frontier has offered so much for our incentive groups. Picture yourself sipping champagne atop the Great Wall, or strolling the giant dimensions of Tiananmen Square, bartering in the markets for tailor made clothes or bouncing through the historic streets on a traditional trishaw. Have your lunch interrupted by a kung fu fighting waiters or dine in real style where world presidents have been before you. Experience China’s combination of culture, history with unique experiences.
Japan is very different but very exciting, thriving on a contrast of modern & traditional. It has the power to enthral even the most experienced traveller. Tokyo’s energy, sounds and vibrant lights is like stepping out of a time capsule into a future world. Kyoto contrasts with its peacefulness, recognised over centuries as the Imperial home. For interactive fun try sumo wrestling, attend Ninja training or dress up in traditional costume. And savouring the delight of Japanese food is yet another reason to visit. Japan is a country that will leave you intrigued.
There are so many unique experiences we’ve done within this vast continent. Ring the bell on the floor of the New York Stock exchange during private cocktails, play a ball game against the NY Fire Department team in Central Park, dine on the deck of USS Missouri in Pearl Harbour, helicopter into the Grand Canyon, parade down Bourbon Street lead by your own marching band, cruise through icebergs in Alaska, take out Alcatraz Island for the night or share a home cooked meal with an Armish family. They have earned the reputation of “only in America!”.
There are just so many options from exotic cruises around the Greek Islands, to sampling French wine & fromage beneath Paris’s ancient burial catacombs. How about a private dinner on the actual rugby ground at Stade du France in Paris? Have your very own French provincial chateau complete with boar hunt, luxuriate in a 300 year old Turkish bath, burn off some energy on an Austrian bobsled luge, fly by helicopter to your private waterfront dinner venue in Monaco, own the top strut of Tower Bridge in London for an awards dinner or take a private grandstand at the finish of Tour de France. Maybe tour Rome on the back of a vespa as your driver manoeuvres you through the bustling crowds, or honour the fallen at Gallipoli. Europe has it all.
‘Mystery inside an enigma’ remains a perfect description of Russia. A composite of the extravagant glories of old Russia with the beautiful historic sights of St Basil and the Kremlin meet the suave new modern Russia of today where you’ll find yourself in some of the world’s most sophisticated bars & restaurants. We’ve had groups inside a Russian spaceship and lunching with a cosmonaut. But perhaps you’d prefer to drive a real Russian tank or trade secrets with a KGB agent? Experience historic splendour wrapped in flamboyance.
Renowned for its sand, sun and shopping, Dubai was once a tranquil town of coral-and-gypsum courtyard houses. Today shiny new skyscrapers reflect the mosques and wind towers of Old Dubai. Dubai today is flashy, fun and surreal. Oman is a perfect complement with its friendly people, never-ending sandscapes and spectacular desert and beachfront luxury stays. With an array of forts, old mosque and wadi this is a gorgeous destination. Try wadi bashing in 4WDs followed by a luxurious picnic on the red sands as trained hunting falcons seek out prey. Helicopter above the “Palms” or “World” development or watch the sunset from the most surreal Burj Al Arab hotel. Dubai and Oman have emerged into the incentive world.
South America is hot – all the way from the electric passion of dance, to the sizzling beaches of Rio. Be the cameo dancing star of a tango stage show in Buenos Aires or match it with Gauchos on horseback at the cattle ranch. Para-pent off Sugar Loaf Mountain or join the Carioca dancers at your private Carnival party as they take your breath away with their most glamorous and flamboyant costumes of feathers & sparkles. We’ll have you hand fish for piranhas in the Amazon or take a night canoe safari through the rainforest rivers searching for alligators and anacondas. The sight and sound of Iguazu Falls is mind blowing. Come shop for silver in Cuzco or stand atop Machu Picchu and marvel at this true wonder of the world. South America is still undiscovered & so a real surprise package.
Cuba is on the cusp of being discovered so what better time to visit. The country has existed away from capitalist influences since the 1960’s so there is a naturalness and openness in the people that resonates with old attitudes of trust and contentedness. The architecture, as pretty as it once was, has been a bit beaten up by the ravages of time, but with reconstruction and restoration underway the facades and features will slowly return to their former glory. Music is life in Havana so if fantastic bars, old American cars and massive cigars are your thing then you must put Cuba on your list.
Fiji is the number one conference & incentive destination from New Zealand. This perpetual winner is perfect for that 3 hour flight escape to the sun, avoiding NZ’s winter. Imagine chartering your own 72 person cruise ship, partying on your own private Island or hosting dinner on the beach beneath the stars. Helicopter over the mountains ranges, jetboat the Sigotoka River, or snorkel the shallow reefs in clear warm water. Relax with a cocktail and listen to the soothing melody of Fijian serenaders.. until the Fiji police marching band come out of the dark and gatecrash your tranquillity. Fiji works so well every single time. Say Bula to Fiji every year!
It’s all about laid-back style. Fabulous resorts line the Queensland Coast, each offering sophisticated surroundings and impeccable service. Contrast the stunning Red Centre experience with Melbourne’s cosmopolitan buzz. Ride camels on the beach, dinner under the stars at Ayers Rock, dive off your own private Barrier Reef pontoon or wrestle crocs before lunch (sorry slight exaggeration there)! Dine with dancing fairies and flames in the rainforest, experience the throaty growl of 200 Harley Davidsons rumbling through Gold Coast, do 240kph in a nascar, heli over the MCG, or be swept away by the beauty of the Whitsundays. Big budget or small, Australia has it all.
It is one of the only places on the planet that actually looks as good in real life as it does in the postcards, it’s stunning. And being only 5 hours away you can be lying on the white sand beaches and snorkelling in stunningly clear water very soon after leaving NZ. We’ll set up brunch with your table set up in the ocean, water lapping at your feet. You’ll be feeding stingrays by hand and interacting at close quarters with dolphins. Why not have your own private Bora Bora island where everything is included, or skim across the shallow reef around Moorea in an open boat as the guitar strums and the cocktails flow! You can very easily make the Tahitian dream come true.