From riding a carabao to exploring Mexicoâ€™s cenotes, TTGmice reporters sniff out some of the most unique, exciting and extravagant incentive experiences
Take visiting the world-famous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore to the next level by dining in the crown of the SuperTree Grove. Located at the top of the tallest structure is SuperTree by IndoChine, where guests can enjoy an al fresco rooftop bar, and an air-conditioned lounge with a 360-degree view of the gardens and its surrounds.
IndoChine serves a blend of Indochinese and Western cuisines. Specially available at SuperTree by IndoChine is a nutraceutical menu of dishes with health-giving additives and organic produce from local farms that are free from pesticides and manmade fertilisers.
Capacity 72 (formal seating) / 300 (standing cocktail/buffet concept)
The Ultimate Travelling Camp offers a offers luxury lodge experience at Jaagir Lodge Dudhwa â€“ a camp nestled in the rainforests of the Terai, Uttar Pradesh, India. The reserve, at the foothills of the Himalayas, is home to critically-endangered species like tigers, the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Ganges river dolphins and fishing cats.
For the ultimate experience, charter an aircraft from Delhi to the Ballia airstrip, 12km away from the lodge. Accompanied by Indiaâ€™s best-trained conservationist and naturalists, incentive groups can learn about the successful campaign of turning Dudhwa into a natural habitat for Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Cycle around sugarcane farms to explore the rich flora and fauna, or take a boat ride to see the gharials hunting in the shallows. Hear stories of survival from the ethnic Tharu tribe who happily coexist with the wild, or simply listen to chirping birds as winners relax in their private veranda.
Capacity 26 pax
This steam locomotive is a historic tourist attraction in Sabah, Malaysia, which features five fully refurbished colonial-style passenger train carriages. The ride allows groups a glimpse of the scenic countryside as it passes paddy fields, flowing rivers and quaint villages along the way. Delegates will also get the chance to visit interesting places such as the Tien Shi Temple (known for its fine statues), the local wet market at Papar and the shophouses in Papar town.
Private charters are available for corporate groups. Themed setups at various station stops can be arranged and special food requests can also be made.
Capacity Up to 100 pax
This Wildlife Alliance-run initiative organises private behind-the-scenes tours of its sprawling site on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre houses a swathe of endangered wildlife rescued from the clutches of poachers and illegal wildlife traffickers.
This experience offers winners the chance to play zookeeper for the day, hand-feed elephants and macaque monkeys, enter the tigerâ€™s den, and get up close with leopards and other creatures that call the centre home for a stint, before being released back in the wild.
Capacity 10 pax
A new attraction in the beautiful town of Pont lâ€™EvÃªque in Normandy recently opened in March this year. Set on the site of Franceâ€™s oldest and most famous distillery, the Calvados Experience is a world-class attraction that immerses guests in a multisensory journey through the centuries, from the Vikings to the present day.
Here, sample the true Norman apple-based liquor and learn about its production. Discover the wealth of age-old expertise and the work of Calvados makers in three major phases: from apple to cider, from eau-de-vie to calvados, and then the pleasure of tasting.
Capacity Up to 500 pax
Ride a lap on the Australian Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne in a course car and get a unique insight into the world of F1.
This includes a walk through the pit lane, a private Q&A with a VIP motorsport personality such as David Coulthard, and a tour around the F1 garage.
To heighten the experience, hop into a helicopter for an aerial tour of Albert Park Grand Prix and Melbourne city. This is an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience over the four-day Australian F1 in March.
Capacity Three for the circuit ride
This region of Japan is considered the birthplace of the Shinto religion and is the ancestral home of the imperial family. Guests staying at the Amanemu Resort â€“ comprising 24 suites and three villas â€“ can learn about local food and witness Japanese freedivers, known as ama, who make a living collecting pearls and seafood off the coast. Groups can also hike to the temple at the peak of Mount Asama, luxuriate in an onsen or take part in group wellness activities such as yoga, tai-chi and zazen meditation.
Capacity 64 pax in a venue buy-out
Journey in a 4WD vehicle to an enchanting lodge situated in the midst of a primary jungle in Danum Valley, Sabah. The 4D3N programme would allow your group to watch the sun rise, trek in the wilderness, soak their feet, swim in the natural waterfall pool, and dine under the stars. Be still, and take time to appreciate the green surroundings and nature sounds.
Capacity Up to 40 pax
Pamper your top achievers with a luxurious wellness experience in a lush tropical rainforest setting in Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa in Sarawak, Malaysia. The resort is located near the UNESCO World Heritage site, Mulu National Park.
Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul with indulgent spa treatments while being enveloped by the serene forest, discover alternative lifestyle with a devoted wellness consultant, and savour local delicacies while being serenaded by the soothing sounds of nature.
Be sure to allocate time to check out Mulu National Parkâ€™s collection of rare birds, wildlife and exotic plants, and the world-famous Mulu Caves.
Capacity Up to 20 pax