What could possibly make a drive along the Cote D’Azur more magical? When it’s done in a vintage Mercedes.
Mark your epic anniversary in style with one of these fabulous getaways
1 – Ride Across Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son
The colourful tropical island of Cuba is a rich bed of culture that’s just waiting for you to explore. And who better to show you around than the son of one of Cuba’s most famous countrymen, Che Guevara? Ernesto Guevara is now taking guests on a tour of the country that his father fought so hard for. History lovers and bike enthusiasts can climb aboard a Harley Davidson and ride out from Havana via the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad to Varadero. On each tour you’ll also discover more about the man himself as you visit sights such as Che Guevara’s Command Headquarters and the Plaza de la Revolucion.
2 – Blend Your Own Vintage In Barossa Valley
If you head to the Barossa Valley in Australia, you can blend, sample, bottle and label your own bottle of wine to take home. The perfect way to kick start your celebrations.
3 – Ride In A Helicopter Over The Himalayas
COMO Uma Paro in Bhutan is ready to take your celebrations to the next level by offering a six-night helicopter adventure break in the Bhutanese Kingdom. When you’re not resting your head in one of COMO’s chic mountain resorts, or burning calories trekking or rafting through the valleys, you will be whisked by private helicopter deep into the Himalayas and flown over rice paddy fields, ancient temples and picturesque lakes.
4 – Charter A Phinisi Boat In Raja Ampat
Go island hopping in style – charter the Rascal Phinisi in Raja Ampat. This state-of-the-art super yacht, which is based on the traditional phinisi design, will take you between the lush, jungle covered islands to discover the best reefs in the archipelago. It comes with a crew of nine, including a dive instructor and chef.
5 – Mush Huskies In Canada
Looking for a real adventure? Then learn how to become a dog sled musher in Whistler. Not only will you be given the chance to join a professional musher and his or her pack of huskies as they ride out through the pine-filled forest of Callaghan Valley, but you’ll also be taught how to harness the dogs and handle the dog sled as well as learn the dog sledding commands.
6 – Drive A Vintage Mercedes Along The Cote D'Azur
What could possibly make a drive along the Cote D’Azur more magical? When it’s done in a vintage Mercedes. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you drive a classic Mercedes-Benz SL through the rolling hills and pretty villages of the region. Whisk your passenger along the Croisette Promenade in Cannes, through the historic town of Grasse and on to Carmague – the countryside that inspired Van Gogh’s paintings.
7 – Hire A Private Island
If you hire a private island for your birthday celebrations you can forget about gatecrashers or annoying the neighbours. Here are four that you can hire: Ariara in the Philippines, which can take up to 18 guests, Nikoi in Indonesia that has its own rainforest; Cayo Espanto in Belize that marries Robinson Crusoe style and fluffy towels and Jicaro Island lodge in Nicaragua, which features its own zipline.
8 – Go Piranha Fishing In Peru
This is one trip where you can be sure that the fish will bite. In Porto Maldonado, Peru, your guide will take you to a lake where you can fish for these toothy marine creatures. However, along the way you’re sure to see monkeys, giant otters and toucans.