Experiential travel company Pelorus has created a series of new adventures inspired by the greatest spy of all time.
So, you’re all geared up for the next James Bond flick, No Time to Die? We don’t blame you – there’s many a rumor about this next chapter in 007’s adventure, including that it might be his last.
That said, there are few personas that will linger through the generations quite like Bond’s and now, thanks to new adventures from experiential travel company Pelorus, you can dedicate your next action-packed vacation to our favourite spy while channelling your own daredevil alter-ego.
The Game: The Ultimate Bond Experience
A unique opportunity to hone your inner spy skills and experience something truly out of the ordinary, The Game creates an alternate reality using actors and professional production teams, led by experts hailing from Special Forces, intelligence agencies and counter-terrorism teams.
How would you cope in a hostage situation? How are your negotiation skills, and are you willing to put yourself in harm’s way to help others? By developing different scenarios, such as conflict resolution, escape and evasion and an espionage mission, The Game challenges a player’s intelligence and resolve by seeing how they react and deal with high-pressure situations within a controlled environment.
If that sounds a little more like a vacation in the Hanoi Hilton than a much-needed holiday with a touch of glam thrown in, one of Pelorus’ bespoke experiences might be better suited. Combining culture and adventure, either on land or at sea, these unique itineraries including exploring Myanmar’s Mergui Archipeligo by yacht (November-February), where you’ll be part of a cat and mouse chase across this breathtaking landscape of islands and lagoons in pursuit of a local gang and its stolen bootie.
You’ll need to infiltrate the gang, hone your Muay Thai skills at a remote mountain camp, kayak up rivers in search of contacts and even scuba dive with experienced guides. Oh, did we mention you’ll live off the land, freediver with the Moken tribesmen, and get survival tips from ex-British Army officers?
If that’s not enough to get your heart pumping you might need to think GoldenEye with a 12-day trip to Greenland (May-September) where you’ll split your time between a luxury vessel and a remote camp located at an abandoned weather research station. There will be time to race jetskis through iceberg-chocked channels, explore on snowmobiles, test your metal during cold water dives and heli flights over the fjords, and hone your intelligence gathering skills when meeting with resident researchers – all with the goal of stopping a madman in his tracks.
Of course, no Bond adventure would be all hardship and you’ll have the chance to ice fish, sip martinis made with Greenlandic vodka, shaken over 1,000-year-old ice, dip in hidden hot springs, and dine on modern renditions of local delicacies.
Scotland is a destination that’s very close to Bond’s heart and you’ll have the chance to explore its beautiful wind-whipped landscapes between July and September with the Scotland: All Action adventure, which begins at a price race track where you’ll hone your driving skills with an instructor before taking to the Highlands to explore the acclaimed North Coast 500 road behind the wheel of a supercar.
From the road you’ll take to the sea, exploring remote coves and islands by RIB boar, before a scenic helicopter flight to a beautiful loch where you’ll kayak and abseil. Don’t worry, your efforts will be rewarded with a private whisky tasting class at a luxury lodge afterward.
Mountains to Martinis
Finally, instilling all the glamour of the Bond franchise, the six-day Ski to City Martini (March) will have would-be agents spending three days skiing in the Dolomites, where a helicopter will ensure you have access to the best powder. From the peaks, you’ll take to the road with a supercar Grand Tour that races through the Dolomites to Venice. Here you’ll take part in a breathtaking ‘race’ through canals and alleyways on foot and in gondolas as you complete a series of exciting missions, finishing up on board a yacht in time for your favourite libation.
We’ll give you some time to think up a pithy line or two, for your dramatic entrance.
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