Once-in-a-lifetime Exclusive Travel Experiences
Published on: September 29th, 2017
Last modified: July 27th, 2023
If you're ready to start creating extraordinary memories, then we have the perfect inspiration for you.
The most unique, high-end luxury experiences the world has to offer are sure to take your travel to the next level.
Here's our list of the world's once-in-a-lifetime exclusive travel experiences available to travellers in search of an extraordinary voyage.
Private dining at the Angkor Temples, Cambodia
If you’ve ever wanted to experience Cambodia‘s Angkor Temples without the crowds and happen to have a spare $11,000, then this is for you. After the complex has closed to the public, you can enjoy a private evening of food and entertainment in one of the ancient Angkor temples, illuminated by candles and spotlights. As this is your night, you call the shots.
If you want Apsara dancing, that can be arranged. Would you prefer a completely undisturbed, romantic dinner? No problem. No matter how you prefer to dine, this is the ultimate in bucket-list experiences.
Underwater Excavation in Croatia
Off the coast of Croatia, a small village has been discovered dating back 3,000 years. During the Ottoman-Venetian War from 1570 to 1573, the village was abandoned and slowly sank. For a few lucky people, there is the opportunity to assist with the underwater excavation in specially organised archaeological tours.
So far, thousands of pieces of broken pottery and bone and wooden tools have been found, and ancient wooden pylons have been uncovered, too.
Dinner with Michelangelo's David, Florence
If you’re looking to impress your friends or perhaps you have a big birthday or anniversary on the horizon, don’t settle for a fancy new restaurant or a villa on a Caribbean island. At Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia, you can hire the whole museum for a VIP dinner at the foot of Michelangelo’s David.
Private Opera Performance in a volcano crater with canapes and champagne, Iceland
From your base in a lodge so exclusive it has no name, take a helicopter to the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano. Head into the magma chamber of the crater, where you’ll find Champagne and canapes awaiting your arrival.
The natural acoustics of the chamber make it perfect for an operatic performance, which you can enjoy as you sip your Champagne, before heading back to the lodge for a soak in the hot springs.
Dinner in a legendary Spanish Palace with a descendant of El Cid
This castle was built by the Knights Templar, but is now a 33-room heirloom of the Royal House of Navarre. It is considered one of the most beautiful houses in Spain. You’re here to dine with the first-born son of the Marqués de Legarda, and a descendant of the legendary chevalier El Cid.
Your VIP access allows you to break all the usual rules and pick up and examine some of the priceless relics dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Join your host for dinner in one of the palace’s rooms – complete with enormous medieval dining table and antique linens and silver.
Private Boat Charter in Antarctica
The Enigma offers one of the most lavish cruising experiences in the world. This six-cabin boat sails all around the world, but nowhere does it seem more luxurious than in the remote waters around the Antarctic Peninsula. For a cool $450,000, up to 12 guests get spacious, comfortable suites, 21 staff members to hand, an on-deck Jacuzzi, and will be able to do what they want without the need to follow a programme like non-charter cruises.
Aside from kayaking, hiking, visiting penguin colonies and taking Zodiac rides, you can also invite scientists from an Antarctic research facility for dinner on board the Enigma to really learn about this fascinating, fragile continent.