Thinking of a short but fulfilling visit to Macau? Groups can consider an itinerary encompassing the best of Macau’s traditional, experiential, and luxurious facets.

Day one

Start the day with a Macau iPad Discovery. This treasure hunt will take place around the streets that form the World Heritage Historic Centre of Macau, as guests use the iPads to accomplish their missions.

For lunch, enjoy the view at Macau Tower 360°, Macau’s highest revolving restaurant. It takes one and a half hours for a complete spin, giving guests ample time to take in the views of the Pearl River Delta or panoramic cityscape while sampling an international buffet.

Try SkyDrumming in the afternoon, where delegates can participate in the exciting drumming session organised by the enthusiastic Human Rhythm instructor. Guests will be under the supervision of an instructor who will take the group on a walking tour around the outer rim of the tower.

Before dinner, bring delegates to City of Dreams’ House of Dancing Water, the largest water-based extravaganza on the planet.

Have dinner at Sky 21 for an unforgettable experience of “Wine and Gourmet Casino”, where guests are entertained by actors dressed as croupiers/dealers. Recreating an authentic casino setting without money involved, it is a new and different concept that will showcase Macau’s table games, wines, teas, cheeses, and more. The Sky 21 bar and restaurant offers both indoor and al fresco dining and drinking areas, providing a magnificent view of Macau’s evening skyline.

Day two

The day starts with a relaxing tai chi class, a form of exercise that has existed for over 2000 years. The Chinese characters for tai chi can be translated as the ‘supreme ultimate force’, often associated with the concept of yin and yang.

Groups can then discover Macau’s culinary flavours with Macau Gourmet Discovery. It is the best way to learn about the Macanese history while sampling its fusion cuisine of Portuguese and Chinese influences.

Lunch will involve an introduction to Portuguese cuisine at Miramar Restaurant in Coloane. Chef André and his team will demonstrate their skills in the kitchen and give groups a taste of traditional dishes and beverages enjoyed by the Portuguese.

The afternoon will be dedicated to dragon boat racing, an activity that dates back over 2000 years to the Chinese legend of Qu Yuan. Today it is one of the fastest-growing athletic events in the world. Dragon boat racing is not only fun, but also the perfect team-building exercise. To end the challenge, teams will have to perform a Haka dance while cheering on their fellow delegates competing in the race.

When the Portuguese arrived in Asia, they brought ingredients and culinary ideas from their African, South American, and Indian settlements, which were later adapted by the local Chinese to create a truly uniquely international cuisine. Groups will have dinner at Litoral, a traditional Macanese restaurant showcasing the best of this cuisine, a perfect end to the itinerary.

This itinerary was contributed by Macau-based DMC/PCO, DOC DMC MACAU LTD. Visit www.doc-dmc-macau.com or call +853 2872 3510 for more ideas.

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