CIBC Private Wealth
January 13, 2023
Are you feeling adventurous? Take that trip of a lifetime now!
As we head into the depths of winter, the cold and dark may have you dreaming of warmer weather or foreign lands. Why not think big and make it the trip of a lifetime? We’ve got some great suggestions to help guide you.
Safari through Kenya and Tanzania
Have you ever wondered what lions and elephants are like in the wild? A guided safari tour lets you experience fascinating animals in their natural habitat. Start in Kenya to see exotic wildlife and enjoy beautiful vistas of Mount Kenya. Next, fly to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park—with 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, 550 cheetahs and 500 bird species—there’s plenty of wildlife to observe. You can even book a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of your trip. All of this is paired with luxurious tent or lodge accommodations and well-prepared meals.
Live up high in Hawaii
Luxury and tree house are two words that may not seem to go together, but you’ll find many tree houses that fit that description scattered around Hawaii. This type of lodging is a fantastic way to connect with nature. They’re usually situated within lush, gorgeous trees in Hawaiian forests. Many are close to the Pacific Ocean, providing you with breathtaking views. The tree houses are often equipped with high-end furnishings, and can even come with tempting amenities like hot tubs!
See the northern lights by dog sled in Norway
Sure, there’s the standard ski and snowboard vacations, but if you’re looking for something unique—consider a dog sled adventure in Svalbard, Norway. Teams of hard-working huskies are eager to pull you through snow while you enjoy the surrounding views. Svalbard is unique as the northern lights are easily visible in the winter. Glorious mountains, the aurora overhead, and snow glistening around you—it’s the epitome of a ‘winter wonderland’.
Find the perfect cup of tea in Japan
Tea is more than a drink in Japan, it’s steeped in their culture. Japanese tea tours let you learn more about the art of Japanese tea, taste a wide array of teas and visit strikingly beautiful tea farms. You’ll start by visiting farms and processing facilities, and learn about how tea is grown and processed. After the tour, experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to gain an appreciation for the country’s tea culture, and enjoy delicious cups of tea.
Wherever you travel, we can’t wait to hear from you when you return!