TRIP OF A LIFETIME – THE SPARK EXPERIENCE: BRAZIL
Dates: November 6-16, 2019 (and later, see application form)
Be part of an epic adventure of 11 days in Brazil having unique, memorable experiences in Rio de Janeiro, Amazon jungle and on some of the most fabulous beaches in the world. What’s in it for you?
Everything on the platter: all accommodation paid (hotels on the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches), pick up from/drop off at the airport, private driver, Samba classes, visits to the famous Cristo Redentor and Sugarloaf, escape for a weekend in Paradise (you’ll see where), fly over Rio de Janeiro by paragliding, go to the Amazon jungle for an unbelievable adventure, fishing for piranhas, a day on a boat in the ocean, and more.
Plus: meet and be inspired by 10 other travelers, uniquely selected for this adventure, to make friends for a lifetime and be part of an exclusive group – The Spark Society – that’s forming a tradition of going on further adventures together.
A lot of people has asked me if they can join me on any of my trips while filming Travel by Dart, the web series I’m doing where I throw a dart at the world map and go wherever it lands.
After setting up exclusives trips for The Spark Experience to Argentina, Colombia, Curacao and Italy – I am opening an invitation for 10 people to come with me to Brazil. 11 days. 10 amazing, interesting, select people. Exclusive group. Countless bucket list items. 1 Life-changing experience. Spark all your senses.
1. All Accommodation Paid + Breakfast Daily
Your 10 nights in Brazil you will be covered. You will have breakfast provided every day. See this picture above overseeing the Ipanema beach? You can take it yourself from the exact same spot, while having breakfast on this balcony at the hotel we are staying at.
2. Pick-up at the Airport + Drop-off
You’ll be picked up at the Rio de Janeiro airport by my driver holding a Spark Experience sign. He’ll bring you to our hotel where I’ll be waiting for you with a drink. You’re a special guest, so we’ll start the vacation the right way. A ride to the airport on the last day is also set.
3. Stay on the Famous Copacabana Beach
Two of the most famous world’s beaches – also, neighbourhoods – are in Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana (above pic) and Ipanema. We will have them split in two sessions, so your hotel rooms will be on BOTH. You will just have to cross the street and you’ll be on the beach. By the way, have you ever heard the song Girl From Ipanema? There it is HERE performed by Frank Sinatra.
4. Visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue
No trip to Rio de Janeiro is ever complete without a visit to the famous statue of Christ aka Cristo Redentor. We’ll go together and get some great goosebumps and, well, selfies. We have the tickets already purchased in advance.
5. Fly Over Rio de Janeiro by Paragliding
My business partners in Rio de Janeiro all have paragliding instructor certificates. We’ll go together on an adventure that will never be forgotten, I can assure you that.
6. A Samba Class
Samba, anyone? YES. We’ll do it! Well, you don’t have to be dressed like the girl in the picture above (who knows, unless you want to), but we will have fun one evening making fools of ourselves. Or maybe not.
7. Escape for a Weekend to a Little Paradise
See the image above? You will also be able take the same picture from the exact same spot because that’s where we will be. Also, check the pic below. We will head over to one of the best-kept secrets of Brazil, Arraial do Cabo, for a weekend.
8. A Day on a Boat. This Boat.
While we’re away over the weekend mentioned above, we will be invited on my friend Robson’s boat. Caipirinhas, churrascos, beer, and swimming in the turquoise waters of Arraial do Cabo. Winner.
9. Amazon Jungle Getaway
Partying, drinking, swimming, and relaxing is cool, but when it comes to Brazil the Amazon jungle is an experience that you can’t miss. We’ll get two adrenaline-rushed days there and will be worth it. So you can put it on your social media ‘resume’.
We will stay overnight in a safe environment (a lodge, see image above). For those who have more courage we could sleep for one night in the middle of the jungle, in hammocks. I did it! Meals are provided for a couple of days, so less money to spend on food for you.
10. Experience an Unexplained Wonder
Pay attention to the image above. What you see are two massive rivers: Rio Negro – on the right – and Rio Solimoes. These two rivers meet but DO NOT blend! Together, they form the Amazon, the world’s largest river. Can you see that little boat in there, too? You’ll be on that as well. Just because you’re cool. We have to make this trip unforgettable, so it will be.
11. Fishing for Piranhas
Yup, we will do that. The red-belly piranhas are the most vicious ones, but no worries. If you catch one we’ll have with us our indigenous friend and guide, Chelton, who will be happy to unhook it for you. That night we will have for supper whatever we catch so might as well start practicing.
12. Catch and Release Caimans
This may not be for everyone, so you can skip it or just come along to ‘pet’ one of these guys. We are not going to hurt them, we’ll let them back in the wild right away. But let’s go over to the next item – see what else is in the bag.
13. Your National Flight Rio de Janeiro – Manaus
To get into the Amazon jungle we will need tp take a plane from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus, usually worth over $200US. This ticket is included in your package so you don’t need to worry. Here is how the Amazon looks from above (pic above).
14. Visit Sugarloaf
The second most popular attraction in Rio de Janeiro after Christ the Redeemer is Sugarloaf – a sharp, edgy mountain that you can access only by cable car. We’ll go there so you can have a magnificent bird-eye-view perspective of Rio. Your ticket it’s included.
15. Private Transportation
To all the places that we will go to in Rio de Janeiro, Arraial do Cabo and Manaus we will have a private driver. We’ll travel as a small, exclusive team – all together, making friends for life.
I’ll also spend some one-on-one time with you, to chat with you about your life, business ideas, or anything else you may need help with (or, I will tell you how it’s actually cheaper for me to travel than to stay at home) – if interested.
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WHO THIS IS FOR
- 9-5’ers or someone who’s been working long hours and wants to detach himself/herself from daily reality.
- Mid-life crisis individuals who don’t want to have regrets. My parents always told me that the only regret they had is not traveling enough.
- Someone who is looking for a nice mix of culture and rustic adventure.
- Someone who wants to recharge their life and press the reset button.
- Someone who wants to surprise his/her partner with an incredible birthday or anniversary gift (maybe even a wedding proposal – we’ll get it on camera, too).
- Friends who’ve been asking me if they can come with me on any of my travels.
- Someone who is coming out of a relationship and wants to experience things they feel they’ve been missing out on and celebrate being single.
- People who want to get out of their comfort zone.
- Freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to spark their business spirit with some sun and sea, and meet some partners in crime who may become creative collaborators, or just inspire an brilliant idea over wine.
WHAT THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT
- A luxurious all-inclusive trip where flights, drinks and all meals are included. Just some. The 10 guests are coming from all over the world so flights are your responsibility because the prices are different. All the features listed under ‘What’s included’ above are paid for. Be ready for some rustic and wild adventures too.
- A mastermind conference or MLM business. #HateThatShit
- A drama-queen friendly zone. Leave your problems at home before coming to Rio de Janeiro.
- A big group of people where you get lost in the shuffle.
- A party all night, sleep all day trip (maybe). You can do that at home.
- Your average holiday.
If you are looking for a Spark Experience that only takes place in one city then you should sign up for the Buenos Aires one – HERE.
WHO ARE THE 10 SELECTED APPLICANTS?
The people you meet are one of the most meaningful parts of a travel experience. Do you know how sometimes in a group there’s someone who the rest refers to as: ‘that guy’ or ‘that chick’? That’s not going to happen here. After phone interviews, researching social media profiles, getting references from common acquaintances, I’ll put together our travel dream team. You’ll be with people who have life stories to tell, knowledge to share, and dared to apply to be part of this Travel by Dart episode.
I want all ten people who come with us to leave as best friends at the end of the trip.The idea is to keep in touch forever, become an exclusive community over time, and go other memorable trips together.
Here is the kicker: you won’t know who the other nine travel partners are until a day before the trip! I will send you a personalized email revealing who you’ll be spending this amazing week with.
One of the recent Spark Experience cohorts, spending quality time in Tuscany.
WANNA SEE HOW A SPARK EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE?
Watch the video below to see a sample of how a SPARK Experience looks like (just done in Italy):
HAVE WE MET? HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH ME
One of the best things that happened to me was to be laid off from OMNI Television. It forced me to find ways to support myself and challenged my entrepreneurial spirit. As Jim Rohn says, “Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune”.
My breakthrough came after a trip to South Africa that I initially didn’t want to take because I wanted “to wait until I make more money”. But my best friend pushed me to go. Although I spent more money than I anticipated or wanted to, the getaway changed my life. It made me realize that life experiences are far more intrinsically valuable than things, it revitalized my mind, sparked my imagination, and inspired me to create the venture that ended up being my bread and butter today.
I now travel and have unique experiences that generations of families don’t have in a lifetime, from diving the shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle, to discovering the mystery of the Easter Island heads, cruising on pirate ships in Indonesia, being invited into J Balvin’s house, and staying in 5-star hotels.
For the last few months, I’ve made sandy beaches and pools my home in Colombia, Curacao, Portugal and Bermuda. Let me share my love of travel, adventure, and Romania with you.
For those who want to immortalize themselves, this is your chance to be on a travel show and be in the Italy episode for my Travel by Dart web series.
If you’re looking for a creative spark, I’m an entrepreneur who has been a sports reporter, made the State’s “most wanted” list in Romania, had my films shown at film festivals, acted in movies and commercials, worked as a TV producer, created my own web series, and I’m also the founder of the mega-popular Scam Detector platform, a web-based app that educates consumers about the fraudulent activities all over the world. I’ve been featured on ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, Global, Kiplingers, and pretty much all the major media platforms in the world.
I really hope to meet you in Brazil. So come with me, and let’s make some real magic together.
I am not a travel agency. I am a lifestyle agency.
The reason you’re reading this page. 50 countries visited. Over 300 flights taken. Read more above.
ACCOMMODATION GODDESS #2
Barbara convinced Sorin to choose her hotel on Ipanema. She’ll make sure everyone feels perfect.
LOCAL HELP & PARAGLIDING INSTRUCTOR
Carlos helped Sorin get access to all the beautiful adventures he has experienced, so now he’ll be our right-hand.
OUR PRIVATE DRIVER
Regis will be our private driver every day. He will pick you up from the airport, too. Be nice to him. 🙂
ACCOMMODATION GODDESS #1
Flavia is responsible for the accommodation part in Copacabana, helping us with the rooms.
AMAZON JUNGLE GUIDE
Going to the Amazon jungle without someone who knows what’s up is crazy. That’s why we have Chelton.
THE SPARK EXPERIENCE Brazil 2019
TWO AVAILABLE DATES: November 6-16 or November 20-30, 2019 (or in 2020, see application form below)
OPEN TO: both single applicants and couples.
PRICE (deadline by February 28, 2019): $1,799US /person as couple (if you’re coming with a best friend/spouse and share a room. Your partner will have to apply, too). Or $1,999US/ person as single.