Whether you live in a warm climate or cold it’s always a good time to take a vacation and immerse yourself in a new atmosphere. After all, taking time to travel and experiencing a new culture is an important part of life. So take some inspiration from the below list of experiential luxury vacations, and we will have you planning your next trip in no time.
Queenstown, New Zealand is home to the world’s largest swing, the Nevis Swing. You will be lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 meters above the canyon floor and released, rushing at 120kph towards the other side of the valley. An ideal adventure for thrill seekers and a once-in-a-lifetime event you can share with the folks back home as they capture photos and videos of your entire daredevil experience.
Really get away from it all and take advantage of the island life at the Four Seasons on Larry Ellison’s own Hawaiian island, Lanai. Lounge on the Hulopoe Beach and feel the white sand and gentle waves beneath your feet. From helicopter tours, mammal search sailing and poke classes you will never want to leave this special place.
Get up close and personal with the Big Seven on a safari in Tanzania, Africa’s Serengeti National Park. Depending on the time of year, you can observe some of the world’s most exotic animals in their natural habitat, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, zebras and more.
Indulge in the ultimate epicurean experience in Puglia, Italy with a market tour and cooking lesson. Shop for fresh cheeses from burrata to mozzarella and learn from local experts the secret to Italian pizza and pasta dishes. This culinary retreat will keep you thinking about the flavors of Italy long after you return home.
Explore the history and culture of Barcelona, Spain with a private tour of the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, one of Gaudi’s major works Park Güell, Eixample District and more. The ultimate way to experience a truly magical city is from the back of a chauffeured vehicle while you are guided through a curated selection of the best must-see sites of the city.
Hop on the wine train, yes, literally a train, in Napa Valley, California and taste your way around wine country. In fact, you may not even want to get off as the train’s award-winning wine list is full of delicious, local wines available by the glass or bottle. Satisfy your appetite with a savory meal and recommended wine pairing for each menu item as you take in the beautiful landscape of wine country.
Unwind in one of the 25 wonders of the world in Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon. Give your skin a refreshing glow with the silica mud mask or in-water massage. The geothermal water will leave you feeling revitalized and ready to explore Iceland’s breathtaking scenery.
After your adventures you may want to call one of these locations home! View luxury properties currently available in New Zealand, Africa, Hawaii, Italy, Spain and California on LuxuryPortfolio.com.