Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June. While a family get-together and big meal on a special day can make for a wonderful occasion, consider giving Dad a different experience this year—one he’ll never forget. Curated experiential luxury experiences are an indulge treat only limited by the imagination. Here are a few ideas for the ultimate adventure with Pop. Make the trip even more special by chartering a private flight to the destination.
Ultimate Father’s Day Experiences
For the History Buff: Private Temple Tours and Luxury Cruise on the Nile
Oberio Hotels and Resorts offers a seven-night luxury cruise aboard the Oberio Zahra with Egyptologists. Guests discover mind-boggling monuments, towering temples, and insights into the history of Egyptian culture. The experience also includes traditional dance and music performances, panoramic Nile views, spa therapies and high-end accommodations.
For the Deep Sea Enthusiast: Titanic Tour
Dive 13,000 feet for a luxury voyage to see the infamous Titanic more than 100 years after the fateful expedition to New York City. In July 2018, Blue Marble Private will begin taking explorers on an epic adventure to the shipwreck and has more dives scheduled for 2019. The 10-day excursion is led by OceanGate Expeditions and departs from Newfoundland, Canada. The special submarine is made of titanium and carbon fiber and reaches depths of 4,000 meters. Fewer people have seen the Titanic than have gone into outer space. Your father could be one of them.
For the Nature Lover: Heli-Hiking & Cloud Camping
Charter a flight to Vancouver Island, Canada, to the remote yet elegant Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat for a heli-adventure Dad will talk about for years. The turn-of-the-century-inspired outpost offers numerous five-start prospector tenting accommodations and whisks you away 4,500 feet above sea level to the top of Ursus Mountain. The secluded peak is a remote alpine playground that overlooks the peaceful sound. Excursions include gear, equipment, an experienced wilderness guide, well-appointed kayaks, gourmet dining al fresco, and “transformative fun.”
For the Speedster: Luxury Driving School
Give your dad 007 status with driving lessons from luxury automakers in some of their best new vehicles:
- BMW Driving Academy (Maisach, Germany)
- Land Rover Experience Driving School (various locations across North America)
- Lamborghini Track Accademia (Rimini, Italy)
- Ferrari Driving Courses (various locations)
- Lotus Driving Academy (Norfolk, England)
- Porsche Driving Experience (various locations)
For the Aviator: Experience of Flight
Heading to a destination in a private plane is a remarkable experience on its own. Take this a step further by giving Dad the chance to be a co-pilot in a fighter jet on a diverse seven-day aviation experience that Epic Europe expertly plans. An itinerary may include paragliding over Lake Geneva before enjoying a gourmet dinner on a steamboat, as well as tandem skydiving out of a helicopter, a hot air balloon ride, silent glider trip, a picnic lunch on a glacier via helicopter, reaching Mach III in a combat jet, and flying with a stunt pilot in an acrobatic plane.
For the Equestrian: Private Polo Lessons
Charter a flight to the heart of Pampa, Argentina, near San Antonio de Areco. Then make your way to La Bamba de Areco, home of the namesake international polo team and one of the oldest estancias in the country to give Dad polo lessons from professionals. He’ll receive one-on-one attention from the pros while riding on the property’s two polo fields, which are hailed as among the best in the country. During his stay, Dad will have ample opportunities to enjoy the sport’s charm, athleticism, and possibly catch an impromptu chukka.