Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar: An Adventure from Summit to Sea

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Challenge meets reward on this exhilarating private trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience 12 nights across two unique destinations as you hike Africa’s tallest mountain, then jet off to a tropical island paradise in Zanzibar. Our travel experts have pinpointed the ultimate off-the-beaten-track route, crossing diverse terrains along the Northern Circuit by day, and relaxing under the stars in a luxury private camp at night. By sidestepping the classic tourist route, you’ll be fully immersed in Tanzania’s untouched landscapes in almost total exclusivity. Once the hard work is over, we’ll whisk you across to Mnemba Island for some well-deserved relaxation by the Indian Ocean, as you soak up your achievement in style.

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Bhutan: Scenic Trekking to Gasa

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Travelled the world and looking for something that little bit different? Bhutan has the answer. Even if you’ve trekked into Tiger’s Nest before and spun the prayer wheels at Thimpu, this trip promises to shed further light on the mountainous country. A more adventurous take, set off on an epic two-week trek from Paro, heading north through the mountains towards the steamy springs of Gasa. Meeting local communities along the way, this promises you an authentic connection with Bhutan that you’ll never shake off.

Time Out at Tiger’s Nest

Even if you have seen it before, Tiger’s Nest – or Takstang Monastery – is forever unmissable and actually makes for the perfect warm up. Land into Paro and head straight up to Bhutan’s most treasured monastery, climbing through shaded pine forests where prayer flags flutter in the faint breeze to emerge out of the trees onto this magnificent site. Miraculously hanging onto a crumbling cliff face, this building was built in memory of an old legend: that of the taming of the tiger of Guru Rimpoches.

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The Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure

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You only need to spend a few days in the northern Indian region of Ladakh before you succumb to the spiritual powers of this ex-Buddhist Kingdom. On this 12 night luxury holiday to India, you’ll discover the symbolism of peace and freedom in this fascinating part of the world. Hole up at the luxurious Chamba Camp, where you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with your spiritual side and immerse yourself in local communities as you embark on a rejuvenating nomadic journey in the heart of the Himalayas.

LIFE IN THE HIMALAYAS

Touch down in Delhi where you’ll be whisked straight to The Imperial. Rejuvenated by a good night’s sleep, the following day we’ll jet you to Leh and the heart of the Himalayas. At 3,332m, your first stop is a traditional village house in Nimoo. Your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the beautiful village characterised by stunning mountain scenery. With a courtyard and roof terrace, your hotel is the perfect place to relax as you acclimatize to the altitude. Immerse yourself in local life with a lesson in Ladakhi cooking with a local family, then for some spiritual insight, visit the charming Phyang monastery. If you’re feeling more active, our guides can also take you on a hike through the stunning scenery to enjoy the views.

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Reykjavik: A Luxury Helicopter Tour through Iceland

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Home to some of the most incredible scenery and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, it’s no wonder that Iceland has a huge variety of exhilarating experiences to get the heart of even the most fearless explorer pumping. But the best way to see Iceland in all its enormity is undoubtedly from the skies on a private helicopter tour. The challenging, varied terrain – from deep blue glacial waters and sweeping lava fields to snow-capped volcanoes and black sanded shores – provides the perfect setting for an adventure from the skies. With that in mind, we sent our team out in search of some of the best of those adventures. Flying north to south, east to west, and hiking glaciers and volcanoes in between, we’ve come back to present you with five nights of the very best that Iceland has to offer.

Geothermal Explorations & Coastal Helicopter Tours

Touch down and head straight to Canopy hotel for a restful night as the next few days know no bounds. Wake up to a hearty breakfast before heading straight out into the sweeping landscapes of South Iceland. Surrounded by miles of scenic grassland, there’s much to explore but it’s the brooding presence of the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano that provides the setting for this morning’s adrenaline fix. If visiting between May and October, you’ll be able to descend down through its crater into the giant magma chamber below in an experience not available anywhere else on this planet. For those visiting in the winter months, however, we recommend jumping in a helicopter for a private tour flying up to Mt Esja and out to sea to in search of the gliding pods of whales.

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Iceland: Snorkel and Dive Between Tectonic Plates

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If contemplating a luxury holiday to Iceland conjures up sentiments of ‘cool and mysterious’ in your mind, you’re right – but perhaps not in the way you might think. While the capital, Reykjavík, is the ideal spot for a weekend of trendy urban chic living, the mysterious, rugged wilderness that lies beyond is poised for exploration. But in a country of such unique landscapes, it seems only fitting that you see it in a totally unique way. For that, there’s only one thing for it: snorkelling between Iceland’s tectonic plates. Running the boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, the Silfra Fissure is a deep ridge carving through Thingvellir National Park. Home to some of the clearest water in the world, it’s the perfect place for a spot of snorkelling – and the perfect ammo for office bragging rights.

Snorkelling Between Iceland’s Tectonic Plates

Arrive in the afternoon where you’ll be collected from the airport and taken straight to the relaxing surrounds of the Retreat at Blue Lagoon. Opening onto the famous waters of the Blue Lagoon, you’ll have some time to enjoy the warm temperatures and thermal healing properties, before things take an altogether icier turn in a few days. Head to your Reykjavik base at Sandhotel where you’ll have enough time to explore the hip happenings of Reykjavik, with its cutting edge bars and restaurants, before an introduction to going beneath the earth’s surface tomorrow.

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The Ultimate Summer in Iceland

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Ethereal. Hypnotic. Otherworldly. When it comes to Iceland, there is no shortage of words to convey the sheer might of its landscapes. This is a place where your eyes will widen and your jaw will drop with every glacier, lagoon and volcanic chamber you cross. By the end of this action-packed and discovery-filled nine-night trip, you’ll have quad biked across black sand beaches, descended deep into the centre of the earth and hiked across crevasse-riddle glaciers. It’s mile-a-minute in the best way possible. By night, retreat to luxury lodges nestled into sweeping landscapes and slip into steaming geothermal waters as we bring you the best of the best of Iceland – and then some.

Relax into Reykjavik

Touchdown in Reykjavik and we’re whisking you straight from the airport into the spa. No ordinary spa, the Retreat at Blue Lagoon is perched on the shores of the lagoon’s famously tempting waters. Better still, your luxurious suite for the night will open up onto your own private corner of the lagoon. For more pampering, head down into the subterranean spa where some of the world’s most innovative treatments await you. Once you’ve had your fill, spend the afternoon out on the Reykjanes Peninsula on a private tour filled with hot springs, tectonic rifts, volcanic craters, lunar landscapes and lava fields.

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Lofoten Islands: Ski and Sail Beneath the Northern Lights

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Imagine the sensation of waking up onboard a historical sailing ship amid the spellbinding winter beauty of Norway’s Fjordland. Imagine stepping on the shore of a remote beach, so remote that few others will have stepped there before you, and that only a small boat can take you too. Now, imagine towering mountains set back from these shores where the powder is untouched and the peaks unnamed. Come with us to the Steigen coastline and that’s exactly what you’ll find as you strap on your skis for an epic week-long adventure carving up uncharted slopes and taking in unique local culture. By night, you’ll call the seas your home as you sail between the fjords and beneath the flicker of the Northern Lights before wrapping it all up at the impossibly stylish Manshausen. Make the mountains and the seas your own in this ski trip quite unlike any you’ve done before.

Skis on, Sails up

The adventure begins the moment the wheels hit the tarmac as you fly into Bodø in Nordland country. Heading straight to the harbour, you’ll step aboard your home for the next five nights. A historical schooner, Anna Rogde lends an authentic air to your experience whilst still guaranteeing the utmost comfort. After a hearty dinner on deck, you’ll set sail into fjorldand as you set a course for the Steigen coastline, home to towering peaks accessible only by boat.

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Kinabalu to Langkawi: A Luxury Holiday in Malaysia

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Malaysia — a country home to lush rainforests, idyllic beaches and one of South East Asia’s most bustling cities. Both active and relaxing, this 14-night Malaysian adventure will take you into dense jungles and to astonishing island retreats, but not before you trek to the summit of the incredible Mount Kinabalu.  Revel in holiday bliss while watching the sunrise from this iconic mountaintop before snorkelling in emerald waters, meeting orangutans deep in the Borneo rainforest and enjoying some of Malaysia’s most diverse sights and sounds.

Skyscrapers to Mountaintops 

Begin your adventure in Kuala Lumpur, spending two nights at the tranquil Villa Samadhi.  This exclusive property serves as a haven from the bustling city, yet just steps from the city’s main attractions, you can also enjoy afternoons spent ascending the famous Petronas Twin Towers, exploring the intricate Sri Mahamariamman Temple and strolling through the Bukit Bintang shopping district.

After a peaceful stay at Villa Samadhi, a quick flight will take you to Kinabalu Park. Take some time to get your bearings and spend a leisurely day walking through this tropical forest, taking in the stunning viewpoints and wild orchids. Take some time to marvel up at Mount Kinabalu from ground level, preparing for tomorrow’s challenge as you begin your trek upwards.

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The Brazilian Amazon: Jungle Survival to Stylish Sailing

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So you’ve always wanted to journey to the Amazon, but never wanted to compromise on the more luxurious side of life? Trust us when we say this adventure was crafted with you in mind. In the Brazilian Amazon gateway city of Manaus, you’ll be introduced to the local culture for a night, before bedding down in the heart of the jungle in style and chartering a private yacht to sail down the mighty river and one of its tributaries. Our experts have pulled out all the stops to make sure you’ve got everything you need for the perfect Amazon experience, starting off with a spot of jungle survival training before sending you off to trek through the rainforest, commune with rare Amazonian pink dolphins and canoe into hidden corners. Finish off with a sundowner on remote beaches that look more at home in the Caribbean than on the Amazon and rest assured this is the Amazon escapade of a lifetime.

CITY IN A RAINFOREST

Your journey begins in Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon jungle. The city is the ideal starting point for diving headfirst into the rainforest, with a private guide on hand to take you through the local markets, up to famous landmarks and onto a truly magnificent palace. Before you head into the Amazon itself though, we thought it would be handy to teach you some handy tips and tricks on jungle survival from some real pros.

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Best of Greenland: A Luxury Arctic Holiday

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The power of nature goes a long way in Greenland. With its striking scenery, colourful neighbourhoods and untouched aura, we’re putting Greenland at the top of our travel list this year. But we want to show you why you should too. So, with that in mind, we’ve curated the ultimate eight-day Greenland discovery. Every fjord, glacier and crevasse has been tested by our team to bring you a whole host of adventures perfect for absorbing all that the country has to offer. Whether it’s getting up close and personal with mighty whales, sailing into tight corners of dazzling fjords, or a scenic flight soaring over the UNESCO Isua Glacier and a husky safari to witness the 2,000-year-old way of transportation; you’re guaranteed to be embarking on an adventure quite unlike anything you’ve experienced before – all while staying at some of the country’s most stunning lodges.

FIRST GLIMPSE OF GREENLAND

A scenic flight from Copenhagen will land you in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital. A chic hub just south of the Arctic Circle, here you’ll find a city full of boutique restaurants, shops and galleries – as well as a heavy dose of Greenlandic culture. A private tour will take you through the history and culture of the city, with plenty of stops to photograph the colourful buildings of Nuutoqaq and sample Arctic delicacies.

The next morning, you’ll set sail for the magnificent Qooqqut Fjord. Grand in size and peaceful in spirit, Qooqqut provides the perfect introduction to Greenlandic scenery. After a day floating and fishing, you’ll be taken to a local restaurant in a deep mountain valley that sits below an enormous mountain where, if you were lucky enough to land a catch earlier, they’ll do the honours of preparing and serving it up for you. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. Spend the afternoon meandering along rivers, passing by traditional Greenlandic huts and learning about the history of this once upon a time sheep farming community.

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