Over 80% of DreamMaker’s clientele are members of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), a worldwide leadership community of chief executives. Over the years we have worked very closely with YPO chapters and forums throughout the US in designing Only in YPO Experiences around the world.
“Only in YPO” experiences created by The DreamMaker and never experienced by anyone before.
In June of this year, the California Coast Chapter members were whisked off to the Middle East, including Dubai, Petra, Beirut, and Cairo. After a few nights on the town in Dubai, the group arrived in Petra and enjoyed a day exploring the famous archaeological site dating back to around 300 B.C. Known as the Lost City and one of the actual Seven Wonders of the World, it is accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, its tombs and temples are carved into pink sandstone cliffs.
“The walk down [to the Petra archaeological site] was spectacular, it was pretty powerful – when you come down through the Al Siq canyon and get that first glance at the Treasury…it gives me chills right now. People were looking up at the sky and thinking “I’m in the footsteps of thousands of years of history right here.”
– YPO CCC (California Coast Chapter) | The Middle East 2022 – day trip to Petra in Jordan
During the Egyptian leg of the trip, “The DreamMaker®” arranged for the group to be the first (and last) visitors to see a newly-discovered, untouched 4,400-year-old tomb of high-ranked priest Wahtye at the Saqqara necropolis. Pristinely preserved with ornately carved and painted walls, the tomb contained scores of mummified animals, including a lion cub, and 3,109 unique artefacts. In addition to an overview by an expert archaeologist from the Office of the Antiquities, members were even invited to hold one of the mummified animals, a thrill bringing out the child in all.
The YPO Chapter members were the only guests permitted to view the tomb, and overall, several reported this Only in YPO experience to be one of the greatest ever in their lives.
“That was something no one is ever going to forget. A once-in-a-lifetime moment….wow, wow, wow.
It was as special as special gets… and several guys said to me “This might be the greatest experience I’ve ever had in YPO”.
– YPO CCC (California Coast Chapter)