Who says the adventure ends when you settle in for the night? On our journeys, we pair active days with superb overnights in unforgettable accommodations. Search for the shimmering northern lights by sled and later from the comfort of your “glass igloo” guest room in northern Finland; follow pilgrim trails and then feast on traditional shojin ryorii at a mountain-top monastery in Japan; and experience the thrill of an African safari in our luxurious, exclusive bush camp! These are places you’ll dream about long after returning home—after all, staying there is half the fun!
The Glass Igloo | Lapland
On our Expedition to Lapland, we search for the shimmering northern lights by reindeer-drawn sled, and then again from our accommodations at what is surely one of Lapland’s most unique hotels! Each room is under a “glass igloo” that gives you the sensation of being in the world’s most vivid planetarium—the perfect Finnish nightlight.
The Tall Sailing Ship | Galápagos
The best way to explore the Galápagos is by small ship, and the Mary Anne is the finest in the islands! She offers just 16 lucky guests a romantic ambiance and wonderful access to a variety of locations and wildlife. You’ll have plenty of deck space for relaxing outdoors and enjoying breathtaking sunsets over delicious dinners of fresh-caught seafood, and you’ll awake each morning with a brand new island to explore.
The Temple Lodge | Japan
In the mountain town of Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we have a unique opportunity to stay the night in a shukubo (temple lodge). Set amid tranquil gardens, guests at Ekoin Temple can stroll through the stone cemetery, dine on delicious vegetarian cuisine, and attend a morning chant led by monks.
The Boulder Bungalow | Namibia
Nestled into a granite outcropping of Twyfelfontein Conservancy, Camp Kipwe’s exquisite guestrooms blend seamlessly into the desert landscape. At sunset, we’ll climb up to granite overlook with spectacular views across this vast private reserve, for possibly the most memorable cocktail hour you have ever experienced, followed by a fresh, delicious meal.
The Salt Hotel | Bolivia
On the edge of the world’s largest salt flat, we’re welcomed at Hotel de Sal Luna, constructed almost entirely out of salt blocks—don’t worry, the mattresses are exceptionally comfortable! From this perfectly situated base, we’ll have great access to explore the spectacular and surreal Salar de Uyuni during our Bolivia adventure.
The Luxury Safari Camp | Tanzania
On our Serengeti Wildlife Safari, we set our private mobile camps in exquisite locations with fantastic access to wildlife at the heart of the Great Migration! You’ll be away from the lodge circuit crowds in deluxe walk-in tents, each with comfortable beds, en suite shower and toilet, and full-length windows offering fine views of the surrounding wilderness.
The Traditional Houseboat | India
These delightful 80-foot barges make fantastic overnight accommodations for a scenic journey along the lagoons of Kerala. The private, air-conditioned houseboats all are still constructed using the traditional method of tying boards together with rope (not a single nail is used!). Each has an open-air sitting area and deck, double sleeping cabins with private bathroom and showers, and a chef who prepares Keralan specialties.