Experiences Blue Papaya
Art & Architecture
Although every big city in the world has interesting museums and architectural landmarks, there are places that are true hubs of art, architecture and design - Milan, Berlin and Naoshima island, in Japan, are some examples. There are also cities that host major exhibitions such as Venice Biennale, Toronto’s Design Exchange, Miami’s Art Basel, Manifesta in Zurich, and Frieze in London and NY. They are always inspiring, thrilling and surprising destinations. We have many options for travel plans and are always up-to-date about new ones!
Other leading destinations for Art & Architecture: Chicago, Inhotim, Brasília, Amsterdam, Russia, Paris.
Adventure & Nature
With or without adrenaline, enjoying nature and disconnecting from urban life is a great recipe to relax body and mind. There are countless perfect places for exactly this, with options of hiking, horseback riding, rafting, diving, yoga, fishing, all amidst breathtaking scenery. New Zealand, Australia and Chilean Patagonia are just some of those destinations that make you feel like you are living inside a postcard. What is the postcard of your dreams?
Other leading destinations for Adventure & Nature: Iceland, safaris in Africa, Bonito, Jericoacoara.
On a bike ride, you experience the world from a different perspective. Even places you know seem new when seen from a bike. There are bike tours around the world for all levels – from the simply entertaining to the most challenging – and you can join a group or create your own group. It is a delightful way to blend sport, culture and gastronomy. On tours through the French countryside, for example, there are stops at wineries for wine tasting, great restaurants and wonderful chateaux for the night. In Croatia, there are roads hugging the sea and you can even stay on a boat that follows the tour down the coast. No equipment is needed to cycle and discover the world, we provide everything!
Other leading bike tours: Tuscany, Provence, Morocco, Prague-Vienna, Germany, Croatia, Portugal.
Whether it is a holiday or long weekend by yourself, enjoy it, because these days can yield more than you think. There are amazing places nearby, both in Brazil – such as Trancoso, the hotel Cristalino Lodge in Mato Grosso, Foz do Iguaçu, and Pipa Beach in Natal – and in neighboring countries, such as Punta del Este in Uruguay, Mendoza and Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Machu Picchu in Peru. You can really break the routine and these few days can even seem longer!
Other leading destinations for getaways: Ponta dos Ganchos, Ponta do Corumbau, Chile.
The word “celebrate” points to something to be cherished - a birthday, a wedding, an accomplishment, a special date. According to the occasion, add the love of your life, family or a group of friends. Then transport yourself with all of them to an amazing place on the planet. Turks & Caicos, Fernando de Noronha, Punta Del Este, Rio de Janeiro ... Have you ever imagined it? Too much work? Not at all, because here at Blue Papaya we have an extraordinary passion for organizing trips and, in the case of a special event, we will handle every detail, from airline tickets to personalized welcome kits, from your itinerary to you daily menu. Now, can you imagine the photo album.
It is so gratifying to see children's eyes shining when they are making discoveries around the world; enjoy the renewed relationships in a trip that strengthens those bonds that may have become frayed in the day-to-day life; and gather the whole family to experience wonders together: parents, children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren! We are fans of family trips and we have several suggestions and priceless tips so that yours is a delight for all ages, including to highly unconventional destinations such as Hawaii, California and Japan. How about discovering the true house of Leonardo da Vinci, the actual medieval castles that inspired fairy tales, or real Japanese Ninjas?
Other leading destinations for family trips: London, Rome, Paris, New York, Foz do Iguaçu, New Zealand.
Gourmets do not live on Michelin-starred restaurants alone. Therefore, we go far beyond that list when we think of gastronomic tours: visits and stays at wineries and other local producers in Provence and Rioja, special tastings, truffle hunting in Piedmont, gastronomy and enology courses, trips with chefs and, of course, our personal guide to wonderful restaurants that deserve some time in your schedule. For us, it is not just about the flavor of the dish or the quality of the wine – it is about having an exceptional experience.
Other leading destinations for gourmet trips: Spain, the wonderful hotels in the Atacama Desert, Napa Valley, Portugal.
A golfer knows: every golf course is a unique challenge and has its own beauty. Some courses are on the seaside, others are in the mountains and - on the courses in Australia - you might even run into a kangaroo. You can play golf in practically every country in the world and Brazil does not lag behind, with courses like Terravista, in Trancoso. How about playing in St. Andrews, the spiritual home of golf? In this Scottish city, you can visit the world´s oldest course, among many others. With stunning nature, Pebble Beach, in California, is considered the "Mecca" of golf and also offers several other attractions for golfers and their guests. There are also unusual destinations where some of the world´s best courses are located, such as Kiawah Island in South Carolina and Fancourt Hotel in South Africa.
We know that what matters for the golfer is the technical level and maintenance of the course, but it is even better if after the game you are staying in a wonderful hotel, dining in exceptional local restaurants, and enjoying other attractions.
Other leading destinations for golf: Sandy Lane in Barbados; Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Canada; Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Whether it is a honeymoon, a special celebration or simply a couple’s trip without any specific reason, we know all about romantic tours and those ideal places for romance. We also know the best times to go to each destination. Do you like the sea? So how about a beach paradise in the Maldives, a charming inn in Bahia, the hippie-chic atmosphere of St. Barth, or a special suite in Sardegna, Cote D'Azur, Greece, Mexico or Capri? If you prefer a metropolis, Paris and Rome are unbeatable, with hotels and incredible restaurants, and are the perfect spots for aimless walks. Or imagine yourself in a luxurious tent in Tanzania...
Other leading destinations for couple’s trip: Eastern Europe, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mozambique.
Those who run marathons have a great excuse to see new places. Marathons are held all over the world and there are many spread throughout the calendar. In addition to the race, all cities hosting marathons boast numerous attractions, which are a great excuse for those who do not run to go on the trip - providing moral support is great, but, of course, enjoying the tours are an extra benefit. How about running in New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Rome or Barcelona? There is even a Disney marathon! Many of the events also have lighter categories, such as half-marathon or 10k, so everyone can go at their own pace. Do you want to include a marathon in your next trip or a trip in your next marathon?
Other leading destinations for running marathons: Bordeaux, Vienna, Milan, London, Seville.
Ski trips are always great: with a partner, family or a group of friends. You just need to choose the ideal location and the best time to go. Most ski resorts have options for everyone, from the beginner to the advanced skier, and even for those who do not want to ski but simply enjoy the cold weather, the après-ski night out, good restaurants and just strolling down the charming streets. In terms of accommodation, there are wonderful hotels, but you can also rent a cottage or even a house and live like a local for a few days. Colorado, in the United States, has a large concentration of super charming ski resorts: Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Telluride, Snowmass... In Europe, St. Moritz, Crans-Montana, Cortina D'Ampezzo and Courchevel are some of the highlights and there are also several Club Med options across the continent. In South America, Portillo, Valle Nevado and Las Leñas are great choices for skiing in July. Keep in mind that it is always possible to combine a ski trip to other places.
Other leading destinations for ski trips: Jackson Hole, Whistler, Megève, Zermatt.
As if the world didn’t already offer enough destinations, there are still unique experiences to discover in the same place – which makes it almost new again. An example? Aspen in the summer. If the city is one of the world’s top ten places to ski in the winter, in the summer it will surprise you with a yoga class at the top of Aspen Mountain, trails to hike or bike, horseback riding, climbing, rafting, plus a rich cultural schedule. How about exploring Yellowstone National Park, the oldest national park in the world, which is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho in the United States? Do you think that in Egypt you just need to visit Cairo, the Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings? There are stunning cruises down the Nile, plus the beach paradises of Sharm el-Sheikh, a top destination for scuba diving.
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Other leading destinations to have unusual experiences: Vietnam, Cambodia, Iceland, Israel, Lençóis Maranhenses, Chapada Diamantina, China, India, Scotland, Ireland.