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Yes, just 114 days until the holidays

Date: August 27, 2015 | By: bigfive | Category: Travel Blog


That’s right, the countdown is on and time flies by at rocket speeds. Before you know it, you will be looking for that once-in-a-lifetime gift for the person in your life who has it all. So, what have you planned? Well, here are a few ideas that will make you a gift-giving rockstar.

Jaguar Tracking
Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter
To the ancient Mayans, the jaguar was a god that protected the crops and fields. This large cat, also called balam, is an important animal to the indigenous people such as the Mayans, and has played a role in the mythological lives of the people. Jaguars are nocturnal hunters and are very hard to sight under the best of conditions. But at sundown, you go on a thrilling scavenger hunt for jaguar footprints with your guide, and will likely spot some of the jungle’s other nocturnal residents.

Island Abseiling
Sri Lanka Adventure
Go beyond just enjoying the views of a stunning waterfall, go inside it. Go abseiling, also called rappelling, down into the 46-meter/150-foot tall waterfall in Kitulgala. But that’s not all. You can go whitewater rafting, searching for whales and dolphins, and mountain biking.

A Round of Polo
Learn how polo horses are selected, their blood lineages and how they are trained. See how they are cared for, its feeding and how the horse is prepared for the polo game. Then, you have the pleasure of attending a professional live polo game with four chukkers, or innings. More than 30 horses can be used in just one match. Your guide will explain the fundamentals of the game, its rules and techniques. Then, try your hand at it! After some training, you get to test your own skill at this adrenaline-sport as you finish your day sharing a mini polo game that will make you feel like a professional player. This activity can be easily incorporated into an Argentina program such as the one noted here.

Take a Sacred Trek
Kenya Highlands
Setting off at dawn for the sacred mountain of Ololokwe. Begin your climb with your guides. Whatever your pace, your guides will be at your side throughout, teaching you about the mountain and all of its wonders. Once you have climbed Ololokwe, you are honored by becoming an adopted member of the Samburu tribe. It is an awesome experience that can be added to your Kenya adventure such as the Kenya Highlands journey.

Cliff Hanging
Peru: Adventure in the Andes
No sleep walking here! Hang from the side of a mountain – overnight, with once-in-a-lifetime views of the Peru’s Sacred Valley. That’s right! You sleep within a completely transparent hanging bedroom at 1,312 feet on the side of a mountain. And you zipline to get to your room! You ‘room’ offers you to appreciate the impressive views of the Sacred Valley by night and the endless Milky Way above – an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

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