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3 Cool Holiday Activities To Try

Revel in these lesser-known-and-done experiences for an unforgettable vacation. 

1)    Test your driving skills on the ice

Suitable for both novice and experienced drivers, the Below Zero Ice Driving experience by Tuthill Porsche is one to excite motorheads and adrenaline junkies alike. Take on the ice in a rally-equipped Porsche 911 (which produces 300bhp), while also enjoying the beautiful wintry landscape of northern Sweden near Åre ski resort. And don’t worry if you’re new to this — to properly ease first-time drivers into the adrenaline-pumping activity, skilled instructors, including World Championship drivers such as Martin Rowe and Patrik Sandell, will be on site to help you become an ice-driving pro. Available all through winter season till end March.

2)    Be one with nature in the company of loved ones  

To fulfil the yearnings of a winter getaway, Alila Anji has procured a flurry of programmes that sure to thrill couples and families alike at its peaceful hillside oasis overlooking Tian Fu Lake. Explore the natural charms of Aniji through its exciting packages that are tailor-made for the entire week, where on weekdays, guests may take on The Explorer, a photography expedition for shutterbugs to capture Aniji’s natural splendour; or Hot Winter Fuzz, a wellness-centric programme that includes a Bikram yoga class. For weekends, cycle through the country side and partake in farm-to-table dining concept with the Winter Treasures package, or perhaps sign up for the Play Alila package to spend quality time with your children through artistic classes such as kit-making workshop and painting lessons. Available all through winter season till end March.

3)    Embark on a sea crusade in style 

Boasting an extensive fleet of extravagant boats, Burgess Yachts offers luxurious yacht charters for those itching to commence oceanic voyages this winter season. To kick-start your yacht holiday, hop onto one of Burgess top charter picks such as Joy – the largest yacht of 2016’s charter fleet that boasts five decks, complete with an expansive outdoor space and wellness facilities, and the Saluzi – a yacht constructed specially for sea exploration, thanks to its built-in dive center and shallow draft. “A chartered yacht often comes with an engaged and motivated crew and a first class chef, a vast array of on-board amenities for guests to indulge in, and a knowledgeable captain managing every aspect of the charter with the charter broker, all of which elevate the guests’ experience on board,” elaborates Mark Woodmansey, Burgess’ yacht broker. The yachts are set to spend the winter season sailing the Maldives, and the stunning remote area of Palau respectively.