Rest & Relaxation Phase
Chill out with some downtime and enjoy unmissable adventures and cultural activities
This phase is designed to let the team unwind and enjoy cultural and adventure activities. Depending on your destination, you could go white water rafting, zip lining in the forest canopy or go snorkelling among exotic marine life. Low-key activities could include relaxing on a beach or exploring the museums of a capital city. Every destination has some form of local market for souvenir hunting, so there is always an excuse to shop!
How does the R&R phase work?
Typically, this phase falls at the end of your itinerary, allowing you to reflect on the achievements of the expedition during some downtime. However, a lot of destinations have so many potential activities spread across the country that you may find there are options to intersperse your itinerary with a few bits of R&R. Safety is paramount, so for all of our technical activities we have audited and approved suppliers and we are confident to put you in their hands.
Types of R&R activities
Some teams enjoy visiting local museums and galleries, chilling out at the beach or sampling local delicacies, but for those who want a bit more action, check out some of our most popular rest and relaxation options:
Wildlife-spotting on safari
Get up at first light for the chance to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s most elusive animals, from rhinos to lions, elephants and giraffes. Seeing them in their own domain on the vast African Savannah is a humbling experience.
Get a sense of the great civilisation that existed in your chosen destination hundreds of years ago. Visit the unmissable Mayan ruins in Mexico and Belize, Macchu Pichu in Peru, the plains of Bagan in Myanmar, or the spectacular Temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Making sure students are well prepared and safe
Our 24-hour Operations Centre is on hand around the clock to offer unrivalled support to all of our expedition teams. Every group is accompanied by a trained and experienced World Challenge Expedition Leader, who makes sure the expedition runs smoothly and safely, supported by one of our In-Country Agents – a local expert.
All teams receive a World Challenge Fitness Assistance Pack, put together and verified by experts in the field. This includes guidance on how to get fit and exercise plans to fit your needs and timings. There’s also some compulsory testing that we use to identify any Challengers that may need a specific action plan.