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So you want to elevate your company retreat from standard to epic? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This article will share the best corporate retreat locations where phenomenal scenic backdrops set the tone for team bonding, relationship building, and unforgettable memories to unravel naturally. Company retreats are meant to boost morale and lower stress—what better way to do this than to immerse in nature away from the workplace's hustle and bustle?
Read on to find out the best spots for adventurous company retreat destinations. The idea behind the following destinations is that you can still find time to work or organize team meetings if needed!
Replete with a fusion of luxury, mouth-watering food, scenic wonders, and a thriving culture, Italy is an ideal destination for everyone. A tour in Italy could include rugged hikes in Aosta or casual seaside walks on the Amalfi Coast. You could also go on city strolls in Rome, Florence, Venice (hello: Roman ruins and longstanding historical monuments), and, of course, every evening could (and should) finish with local Italian cuisine and a glass of wine or prosecco.
Italian vineyard in Naples
When it comes to the best company retreat destinations, Portugal sits near the top. With its golden beaches, architectural wonders, and cobblestone streets, this country harnesses the best of both worlds: Europe’s rich history and culture and the coastal vibes of a Caribbean island. And stuffed somewhere between these two marvellous traits sits various adventures, such as biking and hiking the Portuguese Camino. Sip wine and enjoy local cuisine while you bask in the lively atmosphere when the sun dips, and embark on exciting team-bonding adventures by day on a tour in Portugal!
Beautiful Portugal ocean
France is the world’s most-visited country for a reason: beyond the fascinating city of Paris, you’ll discover vineyards in the undulating countryside (Hautvillers), a stunning seascape (Marseille, Saint-Jean-de-Luz), and a mountainous backdrop tailor-made for adventurers (Chamonix, French Pyrenees). A tour in France could include various activities, depending on your company's fitness level, activity level, and work needs.
Historic Eiffel Tower in Paris
Canada is an incredible destination if you want a blend of exhilarating, scenic adventures and rustic relaxation intertwined with luxury and gusts of fresh air. We highly recommend heading to Banff, Alberta, for a company retreat. You can chill, enjoy the scenery and lively atmosphere in the town of Banff by night, and explore the bright blue lakes tucked into snow-capped peaks by day.
It’s also easy to stay in a hotel that offers conference rooms, so you can work for a couple of hours or host team meetings before you get out and explore the uninterrupted beauty fringing Banff. Vancouver Island or Whistler are other remarkable places to go in Canada with your team, where a variety of activities and outstanding scenery await. Most tours in Canada include hiking, biking, camping, and relaxing in the evenings!
Beautiful Moraine Lake near Banff Canada
If you plan on going to Croatia for your corporate retreat, you’ll want to find activities near the bright blue, crystal clear Adriatic Sea, flanked by bleach-white beaches. Just make sure your team enjoys activities like snorkelling, swimming, and sailing before you plan a tour in Croatia (we’re confident 99% of your company will be okay with these ventures).
But Croatia’s beauty goes beyond its beaches. Expect to encounter quintessential European delights here: cobblestone streets, talented street performers, fascinating architecture, as well as natural wonders, such as the impressive, roaring waterfalls at Krka National Park. Croatia is one of the best corporate retreat locations because it winds to incredible scenery without demanding too much effort.
Croatia beautiful clear waters
The United States gets a lot of media attention for art and politics, forcing its national parks to fall under the radar. This massive nation is home to some of the best national parks in the world: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Kenai Fjords, and the list seriously goes on and on.
For an epic adventure corporate retreat, we recommend going to California, Utah, or Alaska! You’ll find Yosemite Valley in California, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and Zion National Park and Bryce National Park in Utah. The adventure tours in the United States are unreal and would make for exceptional retreats!
Bryce Canyon National Park Utah USA
Spain’s endless activities, sightseeing wonders, and scenery cater to everyone, making it an ideal destination abroad for your employee retreat. Depending on your company’s size and the purpose of your retreat, you can always opt for one of the many pre-planned tours in Spain! Hike the famous Lighthouse Way, rock climb in Catalonia, or chill at the beach in Ibiza.
Mallorca Spain coastline rock formations
Home to Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, the United Kingdom offers a range of tours and options for your corporate retreat! All places boast of their own unique, fascinating cultures, steeped in history, and you’ll undoubtedly find an adventure that works for everyone in your workplace.
These countries are so much more than their most famous cities: London in England, Edinburgh in Scotland, Belfast in Northern Ireland, Cardiff in Wales. Outside of these cities, you’ll find rolling countrysides, phenomenal seascapes, and mystical scenery (think of the Highlands in Scotland or the Lake District in England). The adventures aren’t too extreme, so you can easily mix leisure activities and sightseeing with good times and effortless relationship building at pubs!
Edinburgh Scotland foggy hills
Peru is the ultimate playground for adventurers. This destination is best suited for active companies! Just think of all of the wonders nestled into this South American nation: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, a splattering of Inca ruins, Huarascán National Park, the soaring Andes, the seaside Punta Sal. It’s best to boil down your retreat goals, figure out your desired activity, and then choose your adventure tour in Peru. For example, most fitness levels would probably enjoy visiting Sacred Valley, which is also close to Machu Picchu. You’ll find Inca ruins scattered throughout the Sacred Valley, too.
Machu Picchu historic city in Peru
If one word could describe Argentina, it would be fun. This country never ceases to entertain travellers stopping by! It boasts of a diverse outdoor wonderland: the snow-capped Andes, the vast desert, Patagonian Steppe, and a collection of enchanting blue lakes. It would be amusing to gather your group and try out tango dancing or lessons! Argentina’s culture fuses the best of Latin America with the best of European culture. Embarking on either a pre-planned tour in Argentina or planning your own retreat here would definitely form unforgettable memories among your team.
Lamas in Argentina
Ecuador packs a punch when it comes to natural wonders and widespread outdoorsy entertainment. No matter what you plan for your employee retreat, a trip to Ecuador will have you feeling like you fell into a fantasy storybook in a land far, far away. And what better way to bond than exploring the Andes, the Amazon rainforest, or the beach-centric decor splashed across Galápagos. The scenery won’t disappoint, that’s for sure! An adventure tour in Ecuador would look like kayaking through the Amazon rainforest, cruising through the Galápagos, or mountain biking in the Andes. If you want to relish in Ecuador’s incredible landscapes without working up too much of a sweat, you and your team could always spend most of your time at one of the many white sandy beaches sprawled across the country.
Beautiful sunset over historic Atuntaqui city
We hope this list helped you to narrow down employee retreat locations for you! To continue your research, follow this link for a more specific compilation of company retreat activities and ideas or visit the company retreats page for even more useful resources.
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