Kidnap Travel: French Company Offers Adrenaline Junkies Something Different

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Ultime Réalité: Kidnap Packages

Skydiving, BASE jumping, shark diving and other forms of near-death experience just not getting your adrenaline pumping anymore?

French firm Ultime Réalité is now offering “kidnap packages”. For around 900 Euros, the firm will kidnap you at random, bound and gag you, and incarcarate you for up to 11 hours, depending on the “package” you choose. Yes, really.

Possible add-ons include helicopter chases, “be a drug smuggler for a day”, be buried alive, or … just about anything you can imagine. You’re invited to be creative:

For those searching for the ultimate nightmare, the company is also hoping to branch out beyond kidnappings and is looking into options such as spending a night in a morgue, or attending your own funeral.

The company’s already getting up to two requests per day. I won’t lie – it has a certain intrigue to it. It’s a little like living a video game.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

8 Responses

  1. MJ’s Travel Favorites 3-21-10 | Traveling with MJ

    […] Vagabondish reports on a travel trend that seems like something right out of a movie – kidnap travel.  The victim, I mean traveler, is kidnapped and then a wild adventure follows.  The French company invites participants to be creative. […]

  2. John

    This is based on a movie, The Game with Michael Douglas.

  3. Matt

    The drug smuggling one actually sounds really fun.

  4. Ink

    I can just picture someone ordering this and then actually getting kidnapped. They get thrown into the back of a car and just go along with it.


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