One of the greatest souvenirs you can find on a vacation is a view that will take your breath away. A number of destinations offer the opportunity to walk, hike or take a ride up to some of the most iconic views in the world. From the South America to Australia, we've rounded up some of the best destination for your viewing pleasure.
Top 5 Ideas for Corporate Incentive Travel:
St. George's, Grenada
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
1. St. George's, Grenada
A lively blend of French and English cultures, St. George's enthralls visitors with its historic charm, spice-filled air and tropical rainforest surrounding. St. George’s has steep hills to climb, spectacular views to photograph and a rum distillery to tour. The destination is a great fit for rewarding your top employees or partners. A walk through the bustling city provides a close-up of its colorful buildings and sparkling, sailboat-speckled sea. But for a peaceful retreat and even better views, take a 10-minute drive to Fort Frederick. St George’s has one of the prettiest harbor settings in the Caribbean. From the fort, visitors can enjoy a wide, unobstructed shot of the city, island and sea.
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2. Kusadasi, Turkey
Kusadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes). There are a handful of must-try activities when visiting Kusadasi on an incentive trip. Among them are sipping Turkish coffee at a seaside cafe and a trip to Ephesus, one of the most notable ancient sites in the world. Ephesus in 2015 was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. We'd like to add visiting Pigeon Island (Güvercin Ada), just off Kusadasi harbor, a 350-meter-long causeway leads out to the charming island, where the remnants of a 13th-century Byzantine fortress (which later became a pirates' lair) sit on the cliff.
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3. Santorini, Greece
Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra) is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Even those who've never traveld to Santorini would recognize its whitewashed villages with cobalt-blue accents, tucked into the cliffside. The port city is a feast for the eyes, and offers some of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, to boot. This would make for a memorable corporate incentive trip for your top sales performers. While you can easily soak up the scenery from the village, one of our favourite vantage points is from Santorini's cable cars, which transport passengers to and from the Old Port and the island's capital, Fira.
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4. Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Take an adventure down under over to the Whitsunday Islands, 74 island wonders located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. The cluster of islands is sought after for its unspoiled beaches, calm water painted in every shade of blue and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Airlie Beach, its most popular cruise port, also offers easy access to one of the islands' best view points; Hill Inlet, where travelers flock to gaze at views of Whitehaven Beach, one of Australia's most iconic beaches. Hop on a catamaran to the inlet, or splurge on a seaplane ride, which takes you over the Great Barrier Reef and drops you off near the inlet, at Whitehaven Beach. Looking for unique incentive travel ideas this is sure to hit the spot!
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5. Galápagos Islands
There's no better way to cover ground on your trip to the Galápagos Islands than to sail on a multi-day live-aboard cruise ship. Galápagos National Park regulates the number and type of tourist boats that are allowed to operate in the area to avoid overcrowding, to lessen the environmental impact, and to minimize stress on the amazing animals of the Galápagos. Charles Darwin observed several different species of finches which led him to later propose in 1859 his theory of evolution by natural selection, now known as Darwinism. This theory of evolution suggests that species that are best adapted to an environment are most likely to survive and reproduce. The Galapagos Islands are an ideal setting to test such a theory, since there is no other place on earth like it. It is a pristine paradise with the most diverse eco-system. “A little world within itself,” said Darwin describing the Galapagos. The Galapagos are made up of 13 major islands, 5 of which are inhabited. It was declared a national park in 1959. Learn more about luxurious small ship cruises to the Galapagos Islands:
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