And if 2019 was the year of madness? If you had not thought about your new good resolutions, we have one for you: push your limits and spice up your holidays with unusual experiences! Dive into a shark pit, fly in a zipline over the Dolomites, or retire to Indonesian temples. The year promises to be rich in emotions! Check out our selection of outstanding travel experiences.
Indonesia is a spiritual country, a break for the soul. The powerful beliefs of the country are still very present, notably through its society and within its cultural heritage. Indeed, we find many temples, all very majestic. Many of them are even listed in UNESCO's global heritage. Indonesia cultivates one of the oldest religions in the world; Hinduism. It is a beautiful philosophy of life focused on inner well-being and self-esteem. In addition to being a rewarding experience, visiting a temple is also an unusual activity since it is organized in the midst of cults and sacred rites. Thus, you will find yourself wearing a sarong, a traditional piece of cloth covering the legs, while attending rituals as special as each other (preparation of offerings or meditation session).
What's more unusual than waking up to the sound of parrots and toucans, or enjoying breakfast in the middle of the monkeys? In the middle of the rainforest, Villa Gavea promises an exclusive experience. In the heart of the fascinating ecosystem of Brazil, you can get acquainted with the fauna and flora, while staying in a luxurious villa. At the very heart of the property, you will find a conservatory filled with tropical plants, as well as an opening view of the sky, from which you can also see an old coffee plantation. Villanovo has many villas for nature lovers!
Here we propose you, undoubtedly one of the best ways to discover the exceptional mountain ranges of the Dolomites! Take the plunge, and jump from the highest platform of the zipline of San Vigilio, flying over the majestic forests. A network of 3 km of zipline waiting for you to roam the mountains. For the most daring, the longest cables reach up to 80 km / h. The Italian Alps promise many unforgettable activities.
At dusk, the huge nature reserve Black River Gorges, in Mauritius, become the refuge of giant fruit bats. They leave their shelter in the evening to feed themselves, and move by groups of hundreds. Their particular characteristic? They measure 1 meter! We guarantee you that a hundred flying bats of this size, hovering above the heads, is a very impressive sight …
When we think of Safari, we usually think of South Africa. This country is home to more of extraordinary species: lions hunting, elephants refreshing themselves, giraffes, leopards, panthers, rhinos ... Imagine the indescribable sensation of being face to face with one of those animals seen behind the small screen! A safari in South Africa is an out-of-the-ordinary experience, where you can not only see amazing and majestic species, but also get acquainted with their natural spaces and immerse yourselves into the African wildlife. Alone or with a stow in an open 4x4 vehicle, we promise you thrills!
We invite you to a new thrilling tasting, but this one is different ... If you walk in the evening in the streets of Thailand, more precisely those of Bangkok, you might cross a market of insects. Several small stands offer grasshoppers, bamboo worms, silk larvae, crickets, ants, or scorpions. The proposed products change over the seasons, according to their availability. But scorpions are the rarest and harder to find, making them even more unusual. This explains why all eyes of the market are mostly on the scorpion board. Fried, or served on a lollipop, make your choice. After all, a portion of insects has much more in common with bag of chips than we think.
As the name suggests, the restaurant 3 842 in Chamonix promises meals rich in emotions. At the top of the Aiguille du Midi, the place offers a breathtaking 360-degree view! You will enjoy an exceptional panorama on the Mont Blanc but also on one of the most visited natural sites in the world.
The menu offers quality local cuisine based on Alpine products to accentuate the mountain experience. For lovers of thrills, take the opportunity to experience the novelty of the Aiguille du Midi, a glass cage suspended at 1000 m of height.
The famous shark pit owes its name and reputation to the high concentration of sharks in one place, at the foot of the Pigeon Rock. It takes 2 hours of sea travel from Trou aux Biches to the basin. But do not worry, you will not have time to get bored. Followed by the dolphins, you sail on the turquoise waters of the North of the island, in the middle of heavenly bays and marine species, all fascinating...
But how is this going? First, the instructions are strict and clear, this kind of diving does not allow any improvisation. Once in the water you find yourself literally sucked in a current before ending up on the pit. Thus, between 10 and 20 sharks turn around the pit and could get so close that you feel they will touch you. Guaranteed thrills! This experience is probably one of the most intense in emotions. The activity lasts about ten minutes. We do not tell you more and let you discover for yourself ...
Finally, to end this unusual year in style, we propose you to spend an atypical Christmas, notably, under the sun of the tropics. Say goodbye to the cold! Swap your coat for a swimsuit; the snow for the white sand; the mulled wine for a fresh cocktail. We offer you to take off your skis and take your surfboard to ride the best waves in Florida! There are so many good reasons to spend Christmas under the sun...