Unique Wilderness Retreats for Your Adventure Elopement - Tu Nguyen

Unique Wilderness Retreats for Your Adventure Elopement

What do these wilderness retreats have anything to do with adventure elopement?

In short: Everything!

As experienced elopement photographer and videographer, we know that when you're planning an adventure elopement you're swinging between the two options: either to go in full backpacker mode, wild camping, multi day trekking off the grid or do you want a nice base for your adventure elopement? (Think: Glamping / Ecolodge / Luxury Resort / Boutique Design Hotel / Unique accommodation in the wilderness...). A "little" treat for yourself and your beloved.

Or something in the between?
How much comfort are you willing to give up?
Or none?

Remember: there is no right or wrong because it's totally personal preference.
And even avid backpackers with rad bushcraft skills may want something different this time for their elopement for a change or vice versa.

They have this saying, "Hike your own hike" - now we say, "Elope your own elopement."

There's Only One Person You Should Strive To Satisfy In Life: You

But if you're on the verge of deciding then here are the reasons why you would want a nice base for your adventure elopement:

1. They're isolated, off the beaten track so privacy is assured, away from the crowd and mass tourism.

2. They have the best of the best location to offer you nature & wilderness discovery at its finest.

3. For some, getting off the grid doesn't meant sacrificing the comforts and self-indulgence. Especially for a special affair like elopement when you'd probably want to truly pamper yourself! Picture this: Go hiking, kayaking, horseback riding or whatever is your favorite outdoor activities in the most beautiful locations on earth, let's say Patagonia, then return to that base (Explora Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia, Eolo Patagonia...) to a cozy king size bed with a mattress that feels better than the one in your house, gourmet meals, and other remarkable amenities & services, all in the middle of nowhere — without you having to lay a finger on.

4. You have a nice place to do "Getting Ready" and "Elopement Reception".

5. These lodges they can help taking the elopement planning and logistics execution out of your hand so you can enjoy your adventure to the fullest. Arranging transport, finding the best secret spots for the ceremony, fulfilling elopement decoration, recommending & offering outdoor activities, giving advices and bringing your cultural ceremony to life... That being said, not every location on your wish list may have such a suitable base for your need so this is definitely something you have to think about when considering a location for your elopement if the base is something you can't and don't want to live without.

6. The accommodations that we put together in this blogpost are more than just a list of world-class, luxury lodges, sometimes it's quite on the contrary. They are far and beyond from your standard resort or soulless chain luxury hotels. It's an unique collection of rare and authentic experiences that offer you an intimate encounter with (remote) parts of the world. Some of them are quite big and can sleep up to a larger group so if you have a change of heart you want to do a destination wedding there instead of elopement, it works just fine too!

They gift you the opportunity to slow down and really discover the local region in a truest way. Each lodge is deeply rooted in their community and vows to follow sustainability and protect the surrounding habitats and cultures. So take a deep breath (because your jaw is gonna drop!), and go.

* All images are courtesy of the retreats listed, unless otherwise stated.


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Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains on South Africa's dramatic lesser-known west coast, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve is a family-owned magical wilderness retreat among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10,000 years.

Guests describe, "The lodge was like an oasis with impressive attention to details, the setting was beautiful with rooms set around a lake full of water lilies and animals came down to drink. An oasis of beautiful views, absolute luxury and comfort, delicious food and top class service from all the staff."

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Accommodation:
Max 34 pax in various rooms, suites and a private villa 

Pricing:
Rooms start at 500$ and Suites at 800$

Activities:
Bushman Rock Art Excursions, Heritage Centre, Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, Swimming, Fly-Fishing, Archery, Meditation, Wine Tasting, Culinary Weekends, Nature Drives & Walks, Bird Watching, Wildlife, Exploring The Cederberg & West Coast, Spa...

Location:
270km from Cape TownSelf Drive, Private Car Transfer (3 hour drive) or Air Transfer (60 Minute Flight) to their private airstrip

In 1989, two British brothers were visiting a Berber mountain guide in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, when they set their sights on a ruined Kasbah perched on a hilltop against the soaring backdrop of the tallest mountain in North Africa. Together with their Moroccan host, they pursued a vision of establishing a Berber retreat on the edge of Toubkal National Park that would make these mountains—and the culture of their inhabitants—accessible to those who wished to explore them. 

Kasbah du Toubkal is not a hotel in the traditional sense; it is more an extension of the hospitality that stems from the homes of the Berbers who built it and run it. Here, you are their treasured guest more than their clientele, and your experience is an effortless, enjoyable immersion into Berber culture.

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Accommodation:
14 rooms

Pricing:
Standard Rooms start at $200, Suites start at $400

Activities:
Moroccan hammam (steam bath), In-house restaurant serving authentic Berber cuisine, Yoga, Atlas Mountains Trekking, Hiking & Climbing, various Day Trips, strolling around Toubkal National Park, summiting the 4167m Jebel Toubkal...

Location:
75 Minute Drive from Marrakech: Self Drive, Private Car Transfer 

Staying at Lion Sands River Lodge revolves about its location: right on the banks of the Sabi River. River Lodge is the very heart and soul of the Lions Sands Game Reserve area in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The most famous private game reserve of all. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park, offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the world. Game viewing possibilities are simply unparalleled, including the much sought after 'Big 5', especially leopard sightings. Truly unique is the option to sleep out under the stars in one of the Lion Sands treehouses (optional and at an additional cost)

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Location:
Charter flight from Johannesburg/Cape Town to Skukuza Airstrip, or 5 hour (490 km) driving distance from Johannesburg Airport.

Accommodation:
18 rooms in total: 8 luxury suites, 6 superior luxury suites and 4 river suites (with private plunge pools)

Pricing:
Rooms start at $800, Suites start at $1000

Activities:
Safari in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, river walks, hippo tours, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, treehouse, boma dinners, clay pigeon shooting, wellness treatments, local village experiences.

This stunning area on the Skeleton Coast has been described as eerie and mysterious but truly is a breath-taking area. It is where the dry and arid conditions of the desert meet the vastly contrasting Atlantic Coast shores. The clash of wet and dry conditions is simply beautiful. 

As the only luxury accommodation in the entire 6,300-square-mile concession, Shipwreck Lodge is in a prime position to let you explore what feels like the end of the earth. Though its exteriors, designed using sustainable materials and construction methods by Namibian architect Nina Maritz, are meant to resemble the skeletons of those ruined ships, inside is a plush reprieve from its raw environment.

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Location:
You can self drive or flight to Möwe Bay Airstrip, then you will be transferred the 45km north to the Shipwreck Lodge in a closed game drive vehicle.

Accommodation:
10 luxury rooms – 8 twin rooms and 2 family tents 

Pricing:
Rooms start at $800

Activities:
Game drives through the Skeleton Coast National Park, sumptuous sundowners on top of vast sand dunes, 4×4 excursions to the Hoanib River Delta, full day excursion to Mowe Bay to see Seal colony and Clay Castles, visit some of the more infamous shipwrecks along the coast, beach lunch, quad bikes...

The Tsara Komba Lodge is a 4-star luxury hotel with a rare and authentic charm, in perfect keeping with Nature and with the area’s outstanding biodiversity. It combines a stylish and exclusive atmosphere, an excellent Slow Food cuisine, tailored services and excursions, in an atmosphere dominated by a commitment to comfortable luxury and ecology. Experience the gentle caress of the wind, the birdsongs and the sound of the waves lapping around this former volcano today covered by an abundant forest, bordered by a sapphire blue sea with excellent golden sandy beaches.

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Location:
Located in Nosy Komba island, guests must fly into the Fascene International Airport (NOS) on the nearby island of Nosy Be and take a 30-minute taxi ride to Hell-ville (Andoany) harbor. From there, a 35-minute speedboat ride to Nosy Komba. Nosy Komba can also be reached from mainland Madagascar via 15-minute boat ride from Ankify.

Accommodation:
6 Ocean View Lodges of 90 m² each, 2 Ocean View Suite lodges of 120 m²

Pricing:
Lodges start at $320 (3 nights minimum), Suit lodges start at $365 (4 nights minimun)

Activities:
Scuba-diving, snorkelling, day trip to Mitsio archipelago, Baie des Russes (Russian Bay), Kisimany or Mamoko, various types of fishing sport, visiting Nosy Komba Island, village of Ampangorina, beach volleyball, beach racketball, badminton, frisbees or pirogue/canoe trips, kite flying...

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau – brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls – and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge. In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.

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Location:
Located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater, there are charter flights to Lake Manyara airstrip - then approximately 1½ hours drive to the lodge in a closed vehicle.

Accommodation:
3 intimate camps with total 30 suites (two of 12 suites and one of 6 suites)

Pricing:
Suites start at $1115

Activities:
Safari game drives on Crater floor; walks within the lodge grounds; crater floor banquets; Day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands; Full DayHiking  on Empakai Crater, Visit Hadzabe Bushmen...

Kagga Kamma, a Nature Reserve located in an untouched wilderness area in the Swartruggens region of the scenic Cederberg Mountains, Far away from the city lights, in a vast open space where rock formations frame the horizon, there is a place where lovers of nature can experience a truly unique environment.

Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Reserve. Kagga Kamma not only offers guests spectacular scenery and absolute tranquillity, but also unique accommodation, South African cuisine and fascinating tours and activities.

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Location:
250km from Cape Town. Self Drive or Private Transfer.

Accommodation:
10 Cave Suites, 5 Hut Suites, 1 Star Suite - Open Air Room, 1 Sky Suite - Open Air Room

Pricing:
Cave/Hut Suites start at $300, the Open Air Suites can only be booked on top of the existing reservation in either a Hut or Cave Suite with upgrade fees of $80.

Activities:
Rock Art Tours, guided Nature Drives and Quad Bike Safaris, Hiking trails and Stargazing at the mini Observatory, Relax at the Resort's swimming pool, sundowner watching, Spa Wellness, Reptile Educational

Follow the road pointed out by the giant anteater and you'll discover the intriguingly named Planet Baobab... This is the Baobab Capital of the World, where the average age of each tree is more than 4000 years, and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the size of Switzerland.

This is a quirky place in a quirky part of the world, where peopl live cheek to tusk with old elephants; sleep in Afro-chic Bakalanga Huts; swim in the largest, coolest pool in the Kalahari; eat the finest pan-African cuisine, and of course, drink something cold with hunters and vagabonds, travellers and locals in the funkiest bar in Africa. It's the coolest desert oasis around – and a part of Africa that few will experience, but all will remember.

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Location:
200 kilometres from Maun and 100 kilometres from Nata. You can also fly from Maun to Gweta, and road transfers to the camp are available from both towns.

Accommodation:
18 thatched huts (8 Bakalanga, 7 Baobab and 3 Bakalanga Family)

Pricing:
Huts start at $140

Activities:
Game drive in the Ntwetwe Pan and discover the unique, desert-adapted species that inhabit the lunar-like landscape. Get up close and personal with the coolest residents of the desert, the Kalahari meerkats. Visit the local village, learn about the local Batswana culture and munch on a traditional lunch. Join a Baobab Bushwalk and amble through the spindly forests. In dry Season (25 April – 31 October), quad bike across the never-ending pans before sleeping out under the stars in a magical fly camp. In Green Season (1 November –24 April) Experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest...

Pelican Point Lodge is situated on a unique stretch of land, the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Walvis Bay, a committed venue to creating memories for all our guests that will last a lifetime. With the untouched beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and the Lagoon of Walvis Bay on the other, their aim is to provide you with an unique experience that demands nothing much of you, but to arrive, relax, reflect and unwind in one of the most enchanting and unique settings in our beautiful country.

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Location:
Guests will be picked up from Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay is 5 hour drive from the capital Windhoek (self drive, private transfer, minibus, train) or charter flight from Cape Town/Johannesburg.

Accommodation:
10 Suites

Pricing:
Suites start at $430

Activities:
Guided walks with the seals, jackals, flamingoes, pelicans, cormorants, terns and many more., sundowners at the tip of the Peninsula, guided Peninsula drives, featuring the Ramsar site, the Skeleton Bay surfers hotspot, the shipwreck, the Jetty, the absolute Point and the wildlife, strolling on the beach on your own pace, Shipwreck at walking distance, Kayaking with the Seals, Dolphin cruises with speedboat or catamaran, marine dune day: combo of cruise and 4×4 dune trip to Sandwich Harbour, dune trips, educational quadbiking, dune boarding, educational desert tours, educational Topnaar tour, Scenic Flightseeing...

Alongside ancient rainforest (the Nyungwe Forest represents the largest mountain rainforest in Africa), within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House offers an exclusive window to Africa’s fascinating wildlife and culture. curating immersive tailored experiences, from gastronomic picnics to wild chimpanzee tracking and indigenous open-air spa treatments, awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime moments are sure to amaze you at every turn. 

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Location:
It nestles in the South-Western region of Rwanda, 230 km from the Kigali International Airport - can also be reached by road, by domestic flight (Kamember airport is 45 minute away), or helicopter direct to their helipad.

Accommodation:
22 Luxury Rooms in 6 wooden villas & 2 Presidential Suites in separate villas

Pricing:
Rooms start at $970

Activities:
Chimpanzee / Grey-cheeked Mangabey / Monkey Trekking, Kamiranzovu Swamp walk, Kamiranzovu Waterfall walk, Various guided Walking trails from 1 hour to 7 hours, Bird watching walk, Cultural area walks with Lodge guide, Walk to the Izumo waterfall, Swimming Pool, Spa, Yoga, Hilltop Archery, Spear Throwing, Visit Tea Plantation, Local Community Participation, Nyungwe by Helicopter, Nature's Bootcamp...

Situated in the Sand dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, the biggest sand dunes of Morocco, Sahara desert luxury Camp is a modern desert Camp and comfortable with both options of the Tents, Luxury Tents and Standard Tents, offers to see earth's most spectacular natural landscapes in Merzouga and Erg Chebbi from Morocco desert.

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Location:
Self Drive or Private Transfer from Marrekech (10 hour drive) to Merzouga, then 1 hour camel trekking to the camp.

Accommodation:
8 Tents / 16 Pax

Pricing:
Tents start at $125

Activities:
Camel Trekking, Quad Biking, Dune Boarding, Sundowner, Visit Berber Villages, Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class, Day Trip to Oasis near the border, 4x4 excursion, Stargazing...

Nyamatusi Camp sets in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, one of the last remaining wild frontiers in Africa - on the banks of one of the oldest rivers in the world, Nyamatusi allows guests to experience an authentic view of the old untouched Africa. Inspired by the traditional custodians of the land who respected the river as the source of life, the design of the camp subtly incorporates the element of water and pays homage to the astounding beauty of the mighty Zambezi River.

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Location:
Self Drive or Private Transfer or 1.5 hour charter flight from Harare Airport

Accommodation:
6 luxury tented Suites

Pricing:
Start at $970 (peak season)

Activities:
Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. Walking Safari. Game Drives. Bird Watching. Canoeing. Fishing. Kayaking.

Duba Plains Camp sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta among a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland on a 33,000 hectare private reserve. The camp’s tents are on raised platforms overlooking flood plains allowing guests to experience a steady stream of wildlife.

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Location:
The Duba Plains Camp can only be accessed by scheduled air transfers or private air charters ensuring an ultimate safari experience.

Accommodation:
5 bespoke tents

Pricing:
Start at $2900 (peak season) & $1460 (low season)

Activities:
Fishing, Boating to explore the Okavango Delta, Horseback Safari, Safari Game Drives, Mokoro Activity, Scenic Helicopter Flight, Photographic Safari...

Kulala Desert Lodge is located on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve and at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes, provides convenient and close access. Sossusvlei is situated within Africa’s largest conservation area, the Namib Naukluft Park, which is also home to the world’s oldest desert – the Namib. Atop this vast arid landscape lie what some consider the world’s largest sand dunes. The highest of these sand mountains, blazing rust-red in the early morning sun, rises nearly 300 metres above the valley floor.

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Location:
Self-drive with preferable 4x4 vehicle. 350km from Windhoek (5 hours)

Accommodation:
23 thatch and canvas kulalas with ensuite bathrooms and private verandas.

Pricing:
Start at $420 (low season)

Activities:
Hot air balloon safari, Quad bike excursion, Safari Game Drive, Sossuvlei excursion, Stargazing, Sundowner Tour, Walking Trails, Sleeping under the star...

In the Northern frontier of Kenya lies the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, an area of 850,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Mathews Range. The savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog, and kudu in ever-increasing numbers. This remote and dramatic landscape is also home to the local Samburu people whose age-old traditions, including the famed “singing wells,” are as much a part of the fabric of this land as the wildlife. “From its hillside view, overlooking the Mathews Range, there is not another camp, another foreigner, for nearly 1 million acres. There is only Sarara Camp.”

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Location:
Charter Flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuki, Lewa Downs and Kalama followed by a short private charter flight or road transfer to Sarara.

Accommodation:
6 Tents

Pricing:
Start at $835

Activities:
Safari Game Drives, Fly Camping, Bush Dinner, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Mountain Hikes, Visit Samburu Village, Bush Ponies, Scenic Flights, Water Slide, Mount Olokwe Day Trip, Il Kokono Blacksmiths, Beading with the Samburu, Sarara Star Camp...

Built on a hillside where a continent ends, two oceans collide, and the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms flourishes, the lodges of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are uniquely positioned to capture the magic of South Africa’s Western Cape. Below, Walker Bay stretches to the horizon, home to the “marine big five”: great white sharks, southern right whales, seals, penguins, and dolphins; and vast coastal caves bear traces of a Stone Age civilization. Blanketing the hillside with bright, intricate flowers of every shade is the fynbos, or “fine bush,” a hardy, complex plant family endemic to South Africa.

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Location:
Grootbos is two hours southeast of Cape Town. Self Drive or Private Transfer.

Accommodation:
11 two bedroom suites & 16 one bed room suites

Pricing:
Start at $600 (low season) and $900 (peak season)

Activities:
Botanical 4x4 Tour, Shark Cage Diving, Horse riding, Whale Watching, Lady Stanford River Cruise, various walks and hikes, Marine Safari, Fatbike Tour, Visit active Beehives, Beauty Treatment, Bird Watching, Living the future tour, Scenic Flights, Southern Tip of Africa Tour, Coastal Safari, Quad Biking, Wine Tours...

Tucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley) in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, is the classic and elegant &Beyond Bateleur Camp. Here, amidst the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can experience an unsurpassed wildlife experience.

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Location:
Fly from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Masai Mara Lodge airstrip then 30 minute drive to camp, or 5 hour drive from Nairobi.

Accommodation:
2 camps of 9 tented suites in each (including 1 family tent)

Pricing:
Tented Suites start at $725

Activities: 
Twice daily game drives, night drives, bush walks, Hot air ballooning safari, interaction with the Maasai, Maasai cultural visit, Maasai talks, Sundowners in the bush, Bush Dining

Near Kenya's southeastern border, the rippling Chyulu Hills give way to wide-open plains, and mighty Mount Kilimanjaro towers on the horizon. On a hillside that rises above this arresting scene is ol Donyo, a collection of thatched bungalows perfectly positioned to take in stunning natural displays. While the views from ol Donyo are grand, the lodge's seclusion amid the Chyulu foothills presents guests with a rare opportunity to be immersed in the Kenyan wilderness.

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Location:
Fly from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Ol Donyo airstrip. The lodge is a 30-minute drive from the airstrip.

Accommodation:
10 thatch-roof lodgings

Pricing:
Start at $750

Activities:
Safari Game Drives, Bush Walks, Horseback Safaris, Bird-watching, Hiking and Mountain Biking, Fly Camping, Maasai Village Visits, Amboseli National Park Tour, Mount Kilimanjaro Flightseeing, Yoga...


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There is a secluded pocket of northern Vietnam where rice paddies cascade down emerald hillsides, and rural villages weave a cultural mosaic that’s vibrant and timeless. It’s where you’ll find Topas Ecolodge, crowning a peak amid some of the region’s most remote hill tribe communities, its private guest bungalows swirling along a ridgeline with unparalleled mountain views. Wake each morning to the mist rising with the sun, and spend your days exploring the surrounding forests and ethnic villages.

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Location:
45 Min Shuttle Bus Run from Sapa Town. Sapa Town is 350km away from Hanoi and can be accessed with train, bus, car (5 hour drive). Guests booking a package tour to Topas Ecolodge will be picked up directly by them from Hanoi.

Accommodation:
33 mountaintop bungalows

Pricing:
Start at $235

Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Visit ethnic Market, Sapa Tour

The Golden Triangle — where Thailand, Burma and Laos converge — is one of the most unique destinations in the world where the experience of ‘borders’ is not as rigid as it is on paper; as soon as you see the confluence of the Ruak River and the Mekong, with Laos to the east of the Mekong, Burma to the north of Ruak, and Thailand to the west of the Mekong. Golden Triangle has all it needs to be a gorgeous ‘glamping’ destination, let the opulent, vintage-inspired transport you to the era of the 19th Century explorer.

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Location:
4-hour scenic drive from Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city. Or helicopter transfer.

Accommodation:
15 luxury tents.

Pricing:
Start at $2000

Activities:
Elephant Experience, visit Chiang Rai, Boating, discover Burma, Craft Route, Golden Triangle excursion, Health & Wellness...

Against the backdrop of the Mongolian Gobi Altai mountains, a scattering of felt-covered gers — or traditional Mongolian tents—dots the wild expanse of the Gobi, their brightly decorated doors all pointing south. This is the Three Camel Lodge, a remarkable ecolodge in the heart of the desert that celebrates the traditions of Mongolia’s nomads while seeking to preserve its awe-inspiring surroundings.

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Location:
Getting to the Three Camel Lodge usually first requires a domestic 1 to 1.5-hour flight from Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to Dalanzadgad on the edge of the Gobi Desert then drive another 1.5 hours by 4×4 vehicle off-road to reach the Lodge

Accommodation:
40 gers

Pricing:
Start at $1975 per person per package.

Activities:
Ancient Petroglyphs, Wildlife Walks, Wildlife Excursions, Hiking, Overnight camping, 4x4 Drive Excursions, Paleontology, Mountain Biking, Horse Treks and Camel Treks, Organic Gobi Dairy Production, Musical Performances, various Festivals, Nomad Culture, Nomadic Expedition...

A former cargo boat, which has been cruising the seas between the islands of Flores, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Sumbawa and Sulawesi, has been transformed into the most romantic luxury sailing boat in Indonesia – one cabin only. Just for you and your loved one. 

ALEXA is a very private affair. An Indonesian luxury sailing yacht to be shared only with the one you truly love. It is the manifestation of a dream. A dream of ultimate understated luxury, absolute privacy, free spirit of discovery, unique experiences and the best of any service you can think of.

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Location:
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

Accommodation:
Alexa has just one exquisite master cabin with wraparound windows offering 270-degree views over some of Indonesia’s most majestic landscapes, and a private balcony on the aft deck.

Pricing:
$ 4,345 per night

Activities:
Yoga, meditation, diving, discover marine life, coral reef, spa treatment. Charter around Indonesia with bespoke itinerary how you want it: Komodo National Park, Alor Archipelago, Raja Ampat, Moyo & Subawa... Shore excursions, expeditions, snorkelling and fishing activities....

Amankora Punakha in Bhutan makes most hotel arrivals seem like a walk in the park (pun intended): the hotel is accessed via a suspension bridge over the sparkling Mo Chhu River.

Aman Punakha incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Khenpo (chief abbot of Bhutan). Located in a subtropical valley that produces most of the nation’s vegetables, the area is where the Bhutanese royals spend their winters.

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Location:
Punakha is a remote town in the Himalayas, in Bhutan’s scenic south region which is a four-hour drive from Paro International Airport.

Accommodation:
8 Rooms

Pricing:
Double Rooms Start at $1,860

Activities:
Yoga, Archery, Pool, Forests Walk, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal, Punakha Dzong, Visit Morning Market, Bhutanese Cooking Class, Raft the twin rivers of Pho Chu and Mo Chu, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Herbal healing and hot-stone baths, Flag and forest therapy...

Across the Gulf of Thailand from the affable, established holiday staples of Koh Samui and Ko Pha Ngan, exists a soulful sanctuary in the Koh Rong archipelago off Cambodia's west coast. Song Saa Private Island is firstly a celebration of nature, where you can walk among old-growth rainforest, watch dazzling reef fish swim under your villa or see rare hornbills land on your balcony. It's also a place where luxury is assured but not excessive, thanks to an inspired human touch, and where locals are integral to the experience and creating a bright future for themselves.

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Location:
Fly from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, or drive 4 hours from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. From the Sihanoukville pier, it is only 45 minutes to Song Sa by private boat.

Accommodation:
27 Villas

Pricing:
Villas Start at $900

Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Private Cinema, Yoga, Sala Song Saa, Island Safari, Scuba Diving, Nature Treasure Hunts, Buddhist Ceremonies, Meditation, Spa...

Silhouetted at sunrise, Unesco-listed Borobudur is sure to stir up artistic tendencies. Here in Indonesia’s artistic and intellectual heartland, Borobudur, one of Buddhism’s most sacred Mahayana temples, was reclaimed from the jungle in the 19th century, and its significance is echoed in the Amanjiwo's design. The temple-like hideaway, built entirely from blush-beige local paras Jogja limestone, has soaring ceilings, colonnades and a central domed stupa roof that mimics Borobudur in the distance.

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Location:
The resort is about 30 miles outside Yogyakarta on the fringes of Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Java. 75 minutes by car from Yogyakarta airport, or two hours from Solo airport.

Accommodation:
36 Suites

Pricing:
$850–$3,000

Activities:
Hiking Menoreh Hills, Java Spa & Wellness Experiences, visiting villages in Central Java – one of Indonesia’s richest and diverse artistic regions, horseback riding, The Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur...

Fondly known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur, the erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, is resplendent with vast hilltop forts, palaces, temples and gardens that serve as reminders of its majestic history. Falling in love with the charm of the “City of Lakes” is easy when you are staying at The Oberoi Udaivilas. Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the resort is spread over 30 acres of luxuriant gardens, with an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflect the layout of Udaipur itself; whose seven lakes are linked by canals.

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Location:
Udaipur is approximately one hour 45 minutes by air from Delhi and Mumbai and 55 minutes from Jaipur. Guests are met at the airport by staff in chauffeur driven cars.

Accommodation:
87 rooms, a Kohinoor suite and 4 other luxury suites

Pricing:
Rooms start from $400

Activities:
Lake Pichola Excursion, Spa & Wellness, Sunrise Boat Ride, Private City Tour by Boat, Cook with the Chef, Miniature Painting School, Yoga, Henna Painting, Heritage Walk...

Hidden on a ridge overlooking the Everest range within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park in Nepal, Hotel Everest View is a remarkable establishment that blends gracefully with its spectacular surrounding. The hotel offers a 360 degree view of the awe inspiring peaks. With a view of Mt. Everest from every room, visitors can immerse in this mesmerizing scene in luxury. 

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Location:
Guests arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal fly to Lukla by small plane then Direct helicopter flights or trekking to the Hotel from Lukla village (2.5 day trek!) or combine trekking and helicopter.

Accommodation:
12 rooms

Pricing:
$170-$270

Activities:
Hiking to Khumjung & Namchung villages, Tengboche Monastery, Khunde & Mongla Peak, Helicopter Flight, Everest Base Camp...

A dramatic hideaway nestled in the heart of rainforest Payangan – Ubud, Nandini Jungle Resort and Spa is a captivating destination resort that blends smoothly with its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical Ayung River, each villa enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforest and offers stunning views from private balcony of the breathtaking Ayung gorge. Reconnect with nature, rekindle your spirit and reignite your soul in this serene natural haven.

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Location:
Ubud's town centre locates a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Denpasar is 1-hour drive away, while Ngurah Rai International Airport is around 1.5-hour drive away.

Accommodation:
18 Villas

Pricing:
Start from $200

Activities:
Cooking Class, Romantic Dinner, Sungai Spa, Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Royal Palace, Ubud Traditional Art Market, Cycling, Rice Terraces, Hiking...


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