As teams continue to stay in a full or part-time remote/hybrid work model, there’s a pressing need to nurture connections and facilitate camaraderie on an ongoing basis. Working from home may have saved some from hellish commutes but it has also led to feelings of isolation, loneliness, and feeling disengaged from their peers and managers. Virtual team-building activities help to foster a more connected group culture and a non-work-related setting to show off one’s personality and sometimes hidden problem-solving talents. Check out some live virtual experiences offered by Beeyonder that’ll ensure your next remote team-building event is a memorable one for all!
Take Part in a Private Wine Tasting
You may not be able to gather at the local pub for year-end drinks in person but you can still do group cheers over Zoom, and receive expert instruction on Tuscan wines from an Italian sommelier. This virtual experience includes three full-size bottles of wine (Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Chianti DOCG, and Baldassare Super Tuscan Red) shipped to each person in the US or EU, and can accommodate up to 100 participants per session. Check out the experience here.
Enjoy a Tuscan Olive Oil Tasting
Fruity, bitter, pungent, olive oils can taste very different depending on the olive varietal, the soil, and weather affecting the harvest. Join this hosted virtual experience that will explain more on how olive oil is made and how to taste it like an expert, the different oil tasting techniques, and the sensorial vocabulary used. The experience includes four bottles of olive oil shipped per person to the US or EU. Find out more about the experience here.
Go on an Amazing Race Around the World
Fun and interactive, this virtual experience pits teams (up to 50 participants) to race around the globe in a points-based fun, educational, and interactive travel-themed challenge. An activity that involves active listening, interpreting messages, and communicating precisely and succinctly, this is the ultimate team bonding event for a remote team that hasn’t seen each other in a while. Sign up for the experience here.
Sniff out Clues on a Virtual Museums Scavenger Hunt
How’s this for a bit of team bonding? Getting together to explore iconic sites like the Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and the Louvre Museum. A personalized experience that’s designed and staged per booking, it can include clues, a script, characters, and trivia challenges that can be tailored to each group or company. Book the experience here.
Make a Chocotorta Dessert Together
This virtual cooking experience is a fun one to do with a group of parents and tweens. Our Argentinian host will walk you through the steps to prepare chocotorta, one of the most famous Argentinian desserts, with a lot of dulce de leche. You will need to assemble the ingredients (cream cheese, chocolate cookies, etc) but they’re easily found and everyone gets something sweet at the end. Check out the experience here.
Embark on an International Food Tour
The best virtual team activity is one that involves food. This unusual experience sends out an International Snack Box to participants (up to 450) anywhere within the continental US. A 60-90 minute online event, facilitators pit participants against each other to earn as many points as possible through completing various travel and food-themed challenges. Learn more about it here.
Experience Tea Time in Japan
Travel together to Tokyo, Japan and learn all about the magic of green tea and how it has a special place in Japanese culture. This experience will not only educate you but will help teach you how to brew the perfect cup of tea. During this tour a local expert will go over brewing techniques, as well as different tea tips. All you’ll need is your own green tea (tea bag, loose tea, etc.), a teacup or tea pot to brew the tea, and hot water and by the end you too will feel like a tea expert. Book the experience here.
South America is a dream destination for many travelers. A continent diverse and rich with experiences offering an unforgettable combination of natural landscapes, distinctive cultures, and delicious food. While it’ll take a lifetime to appreciate its Incan ruins and unique eco-diversity and wildlife, these curated virtual tours will give you expert insight into this fascinating part of the world that’s become one of the world’s most popular destinations.
Visit the isolated Easter Island
Located 3,700km west of the coast of continental Chile, Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui) is a destination many may only experience virtually. The mystery surrounding its moai, 13 feet tall volcanic stone-carved monolithic statues built to honor their ancestors, and how they got there, continues to intrigue centuries on. Join journalist and expedition leader Alex Searle on a storytelling lecture as he shares insightful stories and little-known facts (why did their civilization collapse so quickly? Did rats bring about the devastation of Easter Island?) about Rapa Nui, and other areas of the Pacific. Find out more about the tour here.
Gawk at the splendor of Iguazu Falls
Straddling the Brazilian State of Paraná and Province of Misiones in Argentina along the Iguazu River, the majestic Iguazu Falls towering 269 feet high are a sight to behold. Made up of roughly 275 falls in a faint horseshoe shape, our guide will take you on a tour of the largest waterfall system in the world. Follow along as she gets wet on your behalf and shares about the formation and legends that surround this majestic site. And if you’re lucky enough, you may catch a glimpse of great dusky swifts plunging directly into the waterfalls to seek refuge from predators. November to March is the rainy season where the rate of water plunging over the falls can reach 450,000 cubic feet per second, so expect this to be quite the audio and visual experience. Book this tour here.
Explore Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world
Argentina holds many distinct attractions - the rich culture, its fascinating history, the breathtaking landscape - and amongst them, the town of Ushuaia (pronounced “oo -swy-ah"), the gateway for cruises and tours to Antarctica. Located between the Andes mountain range and in front of the well-known Beagle Channel, its position as a natural crossing between the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean has seen this windswept town used as a base for many natives, missionaries, and explorers. Our local guide will show you around and take you to see spots like the Old Prison, the Malvinas War memorial, and the Old Mission area, all the while taking in the spectacular views Ushuaia is well known for. Book this tour here.
Trip Out to Moon Valley
Bolivia’s main city La Pez may be known for its vibrant energy but 10 kilometers away lies a whole different world: Moon Valley, or Valle de la Luna. A work of art shaped by Mother Nature, this unusual natural attraction consists of tan-colored pinnacles that rise up from the eroded hillside, shaped and whittled by the weather to form tall, dramatic-looking spires. Our guide will take you on one of the two circular trails, stopping at viewpoints along the way to admire the landscape’s changing palette -- from pink and red, beige and neutral. See if you can spot the El Buen Abuelo (the Nice Grandfather) formation that looks almost like an old man naturally chiseled in the stone. Book this tour here.
Travel back in time to MomPox
Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1995, MomPox is a Colombian town beautifully “stuck” in time, specifically the era of early Spanish colonial rule. Once a bustling hub for merchants transporting goods between the Andes and the Caribbean coast, today, the charming town continues to attract visitors with its unique allure of colorful colonial churches, laidback village atmosphere, and a rich history memorialized by artists and revolutionaries. Set on the arm of the Magdalena River, our guide will stroll through its quaint main streets and show you around the magnificent colonial churches, stopping by local businesses and point out some of the best places to eat and drink at the Plaza Santa Domingo. Find out more about this tour here.
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