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FIND RELAXATION AND ADVENTURE WITH OUR NEW LIST OF REMOTE HOLIDAYS

Before lockdown, the idea of isolation — of searching for wide-open wilderness, far from civilization — was something we longed for. To find isolation, and to seek the remote, was to take a break from the crowded rush of everyday life. Once, isolation was about recharging. It was about living well and taking stock.

And that’s exactly why we’re claiming isolation back.

We’ve chosen these experiences, destinations and adventures to bring you closer to the great outdoors, all the while guaranteeing social distance by design. Curated by our Travel Experts down to the smallest detail. This is your ticket to our wide and wonderful world.

 


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Adventure

For those seeking wilderness, adrenaline
and deep rejuvenation

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#1 LOFOTEN, NORWAY

Plunging fjords, icy seas & monumental mountains

There are 113,000 sq kilometers of land in the north of Norway. It’s vast. But with this trip, we’re narrowing the focus – while keeping every beat and rhythm of the drama. You’ll have the best guides, the best lodges, and the ultimate experiences. Here, in the faraway reaches of the north, you’ll find not only seclusion, but an overwhelming sense of calm. You’ll also stay at majestic Manshausen, one of the most breathtaking ‘hotels’ in the world. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Board a traditional sailing boat and sail through the plunging fjords of northern Norway. You might spot an Orca. 
  • Kayak through the coves, fjords and islets of Reine, before hiking the Reinebringen Mountains. 
  • Learn to husky sled with a family who’ve been practicing this way of life for generations.

 

March – December, 7 – 10 nights

 

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#2 ICELAND

Ancient landscapes, exhilarating adventures & world-class cuisine

An island of volcanic ash, bubbling lava, and gigantic glaciers. This is the home of the imperious Gullfoss Falls, the orange-black geysers of Myvatn and the glacier of immense Langjökull. As you’ll experience on this unparalleled adventure, many of its parks, mountain ranges and landscapes are untouched and unpopulated, making it a natural choice for those seeking deep seclusion, untamed wilderness and ancient adventure. This itinerary has them in spades.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Head deep beneath a glacier with a team of expert guides.
  • Set out by private boat in search of minke whales, dolphins, and humpbacks
  • Dive or snorkel between tectonic plates at Silfra

 

All year round (but November – March for Northern Lights), 5 – 7 nights

 

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#3 Argentina

Wild landscapes, traditional estancias & a solar eclipse 

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Prepare yourself for what promises to be one of the year’s most spectacular natural events; the December 14th solar eclipse, which will be at its most dramatic in the Patagonian borderlands of Argentina. Our ambition, here, is to guide travelers to what experts call the “G eclipse point” – the perfect place from which to watch the eclipse – in the rugged, otherworldly landscapes of Piedra del Aguila – or the “Stone of the Eagle”.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek into the Patagonian steppe around Tres Rios. Go fishing, horseback ride in the Collon Cura Valley, and enjoy an Argentina BBQ by night.
  • Observe the total solar eclipse from the surreal surrounds of the G Eclipse Point
  • Spend your days kayaking, mountain biking and horseback riding in beautiful Bariloche.

 

December 2020, inclusive of the 14th December 2020 solar eclipse, 10 – 14 days 

 

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#4 THE HEBRIDES & HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND

Ancient lochs, ethereal islands & plenty of whisky

Charming isles, rolling hills and ancient skies. Scotland is drama, history and myth. Where lochs and gothic castles are fringed by granite-dark mountains and cozy game cottages. And that’s exactly why, with this trip, we’re taking a leap beyond the cities of the south, journeying into the blustery, wild and rugged Hebrides and the tumbling Highlands beyond. Across these ten ethereal days and space-like nights, you’ll be immersed into the folklore, trails, history and wildlife of this faraway and beautiful corner of the world. From Skye to the shores of Loch Lomond. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Go sea kayaking for seals in beautiful Arisaig Bay
  • Take part in fishing, foraging and stalking on the incredible Isle of Skye
  • Partake in a private whisky tasting (or two)

 

May – October, 7 – 10 days 

 

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RELAXATION

For those seeking rest, indulgence and tropical ease 

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#1 MEXICO, YUCATAN PENINSULA

Ancient temples, desert islands & mayan spas

Mysterious vine-clad Mayan temples. The balmy beaches of Isla Holbox. Kicking back with the famous mud-wraps of Chable Spa. Here, on the sensual spur of the Yucatan Peninsula, we’ll bring all these elements into one enthralling package; a balmy fortnight where you’ll encounter Mexico both known and unknown – and far away from the bustling crowds. Sunrise yoga. A Mexican cooking class. Swim in a saltwater lagoon of 2,000 flamingos.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax, unwind de-stress at Chable resort and spa
  • Explore Chichén Itza with a private guide – and before the crowds
  • Dive in a secluded cenote, a verdant freshwater sinkhole

 

November – April, 5 – 14 nights

 

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#2 Greek Islands

Tumbling towns, ancient seas & incredible meals

Across these seven or fourteen days (depending on how much time you’d like to spend), we’ll keep your eyes on the fundamentals. The sea. Crumbling, white-washed cliffs. Ethereal landscapes, coves and beaches. This is Greece as it is known by artists and writersenergizingly secluded, exceptionally well fed, and sensually bewitchingThese things are yours: a private yacht, the secretive Byzantine coves of Paros, and the isolated quietude of Folegandros; a tiny, gem-like island that once served as a place of political exile. Yes, the Greek islands can indeed get busy – but not these hidden places. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Participate in a ritual for the setting sun on the private beach of Scorpios
  • Take a private Sifnos cooking class with local chef Ronia Anastassiadou
  • Explore the islands by private boat, from ancient Delos to pretty Rhenia

 

May – October, 7 – 14 days

 

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#3 The Maldives

Atolls, sea planes & island seclusion 

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From romantic seclusion to surf junkie paradise, our team have spent years testing, trialing and comparing the many hotels and experiences within this incomparable territory. Between barefoot Soneva Fushi and elegant Baros, we know our way – and we’ll take the lead in curating the islands (and hotels) best suited to your tastes, desires and needs. This is a personalised atoll-hopping adventure, featuring coral dives, vibrant marine life, sea turtle conservation and sumptuous overwater villas. 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swim with whale sharks from your own private boat
  • Watersports on Gili Lankanfushi in the beautiful North Malé atoll
  • Ease into island life at magical over-water Meera Spa

 

December – April , 8 nights

 

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#4 Antigua

Uninhabited islands, burly volcanoes & a beach for every day

Antigua – exotic, volcanic and eclectic – has long been one of our favourite Caribbean haunts. But this trip is so much more than (arguably gorgeous) beaches, palm trees and lapping waters. Antigua, across its volcanic peaks, lush jungle, and secret coves, is a diverse and thrilling ecosystem of islands and islets, which we’ll help you explore with every power at our disposal: from helicopter journeys and private boats to coral dives and stingray snorkeling.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • A private helicopter tour over Montserrat Volcano and the dramatic Soufrière Hills
  • A private boat charter from Carlisle Bay – stopping off at the secluded private islet of Green Island
  • Board your boat and travel to Mercers Creek Bay, to snorkel with stingray

 

November – June |  9 nights

 

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NATURE

For those seeking wilderness, wildlife and the great outdoors

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#1 Canada

Mountain roads, rugged islands & cozy retreats

Canada’s sixth province, British Columbia, is a land of vast wilderness, rocky coves, ancient forest and towering mountains. This is about putting you in touch with cozy retreats, heart-stopping scenery and thrilling adventures, all perched at the very edge of the mighty Pacific. That’s why, on this jaw-dropping journey, we’ll take you into its densest and most remote fringes. And with so much to see and do, we’ve curated up to ten days of thrilling journeys, experiences and expeditions, helping you to firmly reconnect with the natural world. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • From your wilderness base, you can hike glaciers, go bear watching, enjoy kayaking, zip-trekking, and horseback riding.
  • Relax and repair at the at the world-class alpine-style spa at Whistler
  • Travel by kayak to the UNESCO protected biosphere of Clayoquot Sound 

 

March – October, 5 – 12 days

 

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#2 KENYA

Maasai culture, world-class safari & the Indian ocean

Kenya feels like the very heart of Eastern Africa. Its savannah marked by the wizened branches of acacia. Of snow-slaked mountains that tumble into vast deserts before arriving at the exotic coast of the Indian Ocean. Most travelers come here to witness the country’s incredible wildlife, kept secure by programs of conservation and preservation. But with this trip, we’ve balanced those long, adventurous days with a final rest-stop on the tranquil and secluded coast, where dhows and sail ships ply the sun-dark horizon. This is the ultimate ‘best of both.’ 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride a hot air balloon above the plains and mountains of the Maasai Mara
  • Get a front-row seat for the drama of the Great Migration
  • Learn first-hand about the life, history and culture of the Maasai people

 

July-October, 7-10 nights

 

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#3 RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA

MYSTERIOUS JUNGLE, TROPICAL ISLANDS AND SPARKLING SEAS

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The Raja Ampat islands, off the glimmering coast of the Bird’s Head Peninsula, vary dramatically in size. Where some are hulking and stately, others rise out of the tranquil waters like dark-green mushrooms from a forest floor. On your journey to this ethereal place, we’ll introduce you to its myths, its magic, and its living cultures. An immersive adventure into the heart of the world’s last great paradise. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scuba dive and snorkel with Manta Rays off the waters of the ‘Four Kings’
  • Kayak through the coves and mangroves of Mioskan Bay
  • Islet-hop on your own private, fully-crewed yacht

 

All year round (however, Raja Ampat is better between November – April, whereas the Komodo Islands are better suited to the summer months), 7 – 10 nights

 

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#4 NOSY ANKAO ARCHIPELAGO, MADAGASCAR

Sprawling beaches, deep seclusion & vibrant jungle

Nosy Ankao is the largest island within an archipelago to the east of the mainland of Madagascar. Even today its sandflats and forests remain largely untouched, unknown and unexplored. This is what makes it so special, this self-contained universe of island seclusion, exotic creatures, and endless sky. But amid all that sumptuous distance, the island is also home to a luxurious outpost of Time + Tide Miavana – the only property on this remote and celestial island. Accessible only by private helicopter (arranged by yours truly), this small slice of paradise offers deep wilderness and total isolation.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Join a naturalist on a trek into the jungle, searching for colonies of local lemurs
  • Search for wild orchids in the dense forests and jungles of this incomparable land
  • Indulge in watersports, from kite surfing and paddle-boating to kayaking and snorkelling.

 

April-December, 7 – 10 nights

 

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AND YOU’LL MISS IT

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What if you could take the world’s most luxurious hotel and relocate it on the surreal Bolivian salt flats, or on a tiny Indonesian island? With BLINK, we’ll design and stage-manage your own luxurious temporary accommodation in some of the world’s rarest and most impossible locations. It’ll be yours and yours alone. And when you leave, we’ll pack it up. As if you were never there at all. 

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