What dads really want is quality time with their children, so this year, give your dad the gift of a travel adventure for Father’s Day. June 18 is right around the corner, and there are many exciting options to make this Father’s Day one to remember. Below are more details on how you and your father can share a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.
Experience car racing like a professional
Repay your dad for all the toy cars he gave you by letting him zoom around a track in a real race car during Primland’s Racing Experience. During the resort’s 4th Annual Primland Racing Experience, Dad can buddy up with nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen and other competitors. Highlights of the three-day event include being whisked away by helicopter from the 12,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain resort to the Virginia International Raceway, where Dad will feel G-force thrills as he’s whipped around the course by a professional driver. Back at Primland Resort, there is plenty of time for golf, shooting clays and spa treatments.
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Tag and track rhinos in Africa.
You and dad can help conserve the endangered white or black rhino on a heart-thumping adventure through the bush. After tracking the prehistoric-looking animal, you assist rangers and a veterinarian in tranquilizing the rhino, taking blood samples and inserting a microchip into his horn. If that horn ends up with poachers, the chip proves their guilt. Before the massive animal awakes, run your hands across his thick folds of skin. At select times of the year, several African lodges offer tracking and tagging safaris such, as Kwandwe, a private game reserve in South Africa and certain & Beyond lodges. Add this adventure to your safari in Africa. Contact Travel Sommelier.
Ride and rope like a cowboy
Saddle up to explore the Red Reflet Ranch, sprawled across 25,000-acres in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Wranglers teach first-timers and guide beginners through advanced riders on trails. You and Dad can learn how to rope, barrel race and assist with cattle drives. The saddle-sore can fish, hike, mountain bike, rock climb, work out at the fitness center or simply kick back and admire the surrounding Big Horn Mountains.
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