Party with the Gods: 2018 Tryouts

Trip Region: Europe
Country(ies): Portugal, Spain (Ibiza)
Partners Trek? No
Trip Cost: $2990
Airfare Estimate: $1301
Nightlife: 10   •   Activity: 5

Congratulations, you’ve been admitted to ROSS, now it’s time to celebrate! This is your chance to party with the Gods – the Returning Champions from last year’s craziest MTREK and most fun SQUAD. This trip will be a sun filled vacation of beach hopping, boating, bikinis, booze cruising and partying, all ending with an EPIC surprise in Valencia (which will be revealed later). Get ready for the trip of a lifetime, to make forever-lasting friends and to become a GOD.

Disclaimer: Abandon hope, this is the beginning of the end. This is not a trek for the faint of heart or liver. This is an excursion of the tried and tested Party Gods – a titanly clash of red wine and pina coladas. Consider yourself warned, all culture you absorb will be fermented, blurry, and a hella good time.

Travel Day — Saturday, Aug 18

Better get some rest on the plane because the most epic trip of your life has begun!

Day 1 — Sunday, Aug 19

Congratulations, weary traveler. The beginning of the rest of your best life starts today in sunny Lisbon, Portugal. Kick off your shoes bloodied from the Net Impact Challenge and meet your destiny (and the rest of your fellow trekkers) for a Welcome Dinner, followed by a series of ice breakers (drinking) and team building activities (drinking) while sampling the local nightlife (drinking).

Day 2 — Monday, Aug 20

Start your day with a little bit of culture in one of the oldest capitals in the world on a city tour of Lisbon. This is the only wholesome (non-party) activity planned for the trip, so make sure you take photos to share with your family because it will start to get blurry from here. If you don’t get lost or abscond with international heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo, prepare for another engaging evening with the group and heavy drinking.

Day 3 — Tuesday, Aug 21

Do you enjoy boats? Do you enjoy adult beverages whilst traversing the Iberian? Well, comrade, Day 3 is here to reaffirm why you chose the best MTREK. Hop aboard the S.S. Blackout for a few hours of private catamaran bliss, drinks and DJ included. Get Tanned, Chill, and enjoy Portugal’s best swimming spots. Caution: Bo Jones will also serenade you with his favorite lines from “I’m on a Boat.”

Day 4 — Wednesday, Aug 22

Freedom isn’t free. But today, YOU are to enjoy Lisbon as you see fit. Godspeed and good luck. In the evening we are off to an awesome wine tasting and group dinner, before we turn it up at night!

Day 5 — Thursday, Aug 23

Travel Day. Pack your bags, boys and girls, and fasten your seatbelts, because the pilot is expecting HEAVY TURBULENCE today. Just as you come to the realization you have the permanent shakes (get used to it), enter: Ibiza, the world’s craziest island. If the sun sets and you are still conscious, at night we hunt for the world’s best nightclubs and DJs.

Day 6 — Friday, Aug 24

ROUND 2. Lick your wounds and get ready to rinse and repeat! Today we are off for another day of boating and boozing. Take a scenic boat ferry out to the picturesque Formentera Island. Work on your tan and get Instagrammable pictures to send back to your parents and former friends to begin a vicious and toxic cycle of FOMO. Steve might have eaten his first full meal at this point, to show Avicii he was cool, and BO probably never made it home. OH well, Shipwreck via nightclubs to follow.

Day 7 — Saturday, Aug 25

“But when we finally got sober we felt 10 years older." Free day in Ibiza.

Day 8 — Sunday, Aug 26

Today is travel day. Next stop: Valencia! Enjoy and explore Spain’s third largest city. PS: has anyone seen Charlotte?

Day 9 — Monday, Aug 27

Do you miss being out on the open seas? Fear not, hero, for today is action packed with fun-filled Water Sports! Satisfy your need for speed on a jetski and work up an appetite for the Farewell Dinner. As it is your final day, prepare for an evening of fireworks – an all out bloodbath “grand finale” type of fireworks. Bed is for quitters and pain is temporary, so buckle up and get ready to conclude the best vacation of your life. Congratulations, you are now officially a GOD.

Departure Day — Tuesday, Aug 28

Remorse. Regret. Fear. Loathing. Delirium. Scrape together your tattered belongings and evacuate the premises. You have officially completed your MBA boot camp and made a bunch of best friends in the process. Apologize to your liver, and stay classy, Rossers. Travel back home with your new best friends.