We know that ladies love their girls’ trips, evidenced by the number of companies rallying around this trend. But what about the guys’ getaway? We understand that they need a little adventure in their lives too, but it’s often hard to think beyond a cabin rental fishing trip or a weekend in Vegas like a scene out of The Hangover. As it turns out, there is so much more to explore in this world and so many ways to turn a standard “boys’ trip” into something for the record books. Planning that perfect escape shouldn’t be tiresome, so we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you three epic options that everyone in the office will be talking about around the water cooler for weeks to come when you return.
The Greenland Explorer
For the adventure enthusiasts, set your sights on 11 days of unparalleled glacier and fjord exploration. Leaders in arctic travel, Quark Expeditions will take your journey to the next level with two twin-engine helicopters on their state-of-the-art latest ship, the Ultramarine. Whether you want to take it easy or max out your adrenaline, your level of immersion is entirely up to you!
While you’ll sail through some of Greenland’s most majestic areas, the addition of the choppers allows you to reach unchartered territories and venture where others can’t. Get up close and personal with the Northern Lights from an exceptional vantage point. Or set foot on the second largest ice mass in the world, the Greenland Ice Sheet. And if you are craving even more, feel free to try your feet at heli-hiking. Now, if that doesn’t say bucket list opportunity, we don’t know what will.
Best time to travel: March & April
Havana & Beyond: The Cuban Experience
To say Cuba is an interesting place is an understatement. Rich in culture and heritage and known around the world for their superior cigars, this experience is almost a requirement for the truly travel-minded man. Imagine yourself immersed in an array of culturally relevant activities. Setting your sights on Old Havana, inhaling the deeply steeped tradition here.
Whether it’s architecture you want to see, cigars you want to smoke, obscure cities you want to explore, traditions you want to learn, wines you’d like to swirl, or incredible sunsets you’d like to see, Cuba has it all, and then some.
Best time to Travel: January & February (before it gets too hot and wet)
The Tanzania Trek
If Cuba and Greenland aren’t quite far enough, consider a trek through Tanzania. This African nation is anything but a one-trick pony, curating experiences based on your interests. Of course, an African safari is a popular choice that you really can’t go wrong with. Try scaling a mountain or test your fitness levels with a long-distance bike tour.
It turns out, the accommodations range as wide as the activities to do. Whether you choose to hang your hat in a 5-star luxury hotel or be one with nature in a tent sleeping alongside the animals, this adventure is yours! With Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater, there is no shortage of spectacular sights to see. If you are looking to go on a safari, try calving season when every animal species in the central Serengeti is having babies. That is where the migration happens to be at that time — late December, January, February, or early March are the months to go! The Mara River crossing season is from late June through early September.
Keep in mind, these options are just the tip of the iceberg. Our ultimate aspiration is to connect you to the most epic places and scenic spaces around the globe and ensure that your sojourn is nothing short of spectacular.
If one of these ideas sparks wanderlust in you, or you have something else in mind and just need help piecing the logistical puzzle together, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Check us out at TravelUnrivaled.com for more inspiration or simply to fuel your sense of adventure!
First Antarctica photo by: Tristan Balme
"There is so much more to explore in this world and so many ways to turn a standard “boys’ trip” into something for the record books."