Here are our suggestions for some of the most awe-inspiring views in the world, look out over blue glaciers, stunning bays, snow capped mountains, wild plains and breathtaking valleys.
All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs may apply.
360 Leti, India
Head to the ultimate Himalayan retreat. Four luxurious, eco-friendly, glass-fronted cottages perched on the ridge of a mountain and offering awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains all around you. Totally relax in your amazing private sit-out with a book or take incredible walks to the surrounding villages or higher peaks.
From £3,545pp as part of an itinerary taking in the remote region of Kumaon on a fully inclusive basis, including private car and driver.
Saruni Samburu, Kenya - views over the Samburu
Standing at Saruni Samburu makes you feel as though you are on top of the world, with the breathtaking views across the Samburu plains. The lodges beautiful Moroccan inspired rooms all soak in these visas. For those inspired, the lodge even offers drawing safaris, led by a professional artist.
From £3,195pp based on 2 adults sharing for 5 nights at the lodge on a fully inclusive basis
A room with a view at Villa San Michele, Florence
Rest assured you can avoid a courtyard view at Villa San Michele. From high on a hillside above Florence, soak up the most wonderful views of the domes and bell towers of this magical city. Villa San Michele offers luxurious accommodation and superb facilities including a beautiful outdoor pool - the perfect way to combine a city break with relaxing luxury.
From £1,750pp for 4 nights in a classic double room on a B&B basis, includes a complimentary a la carte meal (either lunch or dinner, beverages not incl.)
Chalet Eagle's Nest, Val d'Isère
From its perch on top of the rock, Eagle's Nest boasts unsurpassable views of Val d'Isère village and guests can drink in the sights from the bedrooms, the dining room and the outdoor hot tub. Add to this wonderful service from your private host and your very own chef to prepare tailored menus and you're in for a treat. Scott Dunn childcare is also available.
From £2,635pp per week including, flights and private transfers.
Discover Machu Picchu, Peru
Take a step back in time and travel to the magical ’Lost City’ of Machu Picchu, set high on a mountain ridge surrounded by towering forested peaks. Enjoy the incredible views and explore the ancient Inca citadel, truly one of the most impressive sights in Latin America.
From £3,250pp for 1 night at the Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima, 3 nights at the Rio Sagrado in the Sacred Valley, 2 nights at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu and 3 nights at La Casona in Cuzco, all on a B&B basis.
High Altitude China
Fly into vibrant Shanghai to start your adventure, taking in the views from the Cloud Nine bar situated of the 87th floor of one the tallest hotels in the world. From Shanghai, fly to Lijiang in Yunnan Province and experience rural China at its finest, at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level, with the snow-capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as the backdrop. Then, follow the Yangtze River through Tiger Leaping Gorge as you cross into Greater Tibet.
From £4,380pp for 8 nights in China, based on 2 people sharing including private guide and driver throughout and most meals.
Explosive views from the Grand Hotel Timeo
Delight in a natural fireworks display with a stay at Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Sicily. With spectacular views over Europe's tallest active volcano, Mount Etna, your stay will be enhanced by immaculate service, luxurious accommodation and beautiful neo-classical style.
From £1,500pp for 4 nights in a classic double room on a B&B basis, includes a complimentary a la carte meal (either lunch or dinner, beverages not included).
Fregate Island, Seychelles
Climb to the top of this stunning private island for the ultimate "High Tea". Served by your own private butler, enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and islands beyond whilst he pours you tea and serves canapés and sweet treats. Stay at Fregate before 15 December and enjoy a complimentary night.
From £10,910pp (saving £3,000) based on 2 adults sharing a 1 bedroom villa on a full board basis, helicopter transfers included.
High Country in New Zealand
Enjoy the best of adventurous New Zealand from a height, from the amazing glacier fields of the Southern Alps to the stunning mountain plateaus of the Mount Aspiring National Park. Fly high above glacial lakes and native bush in helicopters which will whisk you from one magnificent, awe-inspiring destination to the next, from stunning tented camps high in the mountains to lakeside luxury in the heart of Queenstown.
£9,350pp, for 9 nights based on 6 people traveling incl. helicopter transfers and experiences, and adventure guiding throughout the trip.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia
There surely can't be a better view in St Lucia than from your own private Jacuzzi or pool? Gaze out over the Piton Mountains to the Caribbean Sea beyond. Watch the sun set from the roof terrace; such decadence must be experienced once in a lifetime.
From £3,260pp (saving £1,460) based on 2 people sharing a Sky Jacuzzi Suite for 7 nights. Includes 1 night free and free upgrade to half board for stays before 16 December 2011.
Little Kulala, Namibia
Situated mere moments from the entrance to the famous dunes at Sossusvlei, Little Kulala exudes desert chic with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding lunar landscape. Each room has its own sleep out platform, open to the stars. Then visit the dunes in the early morning and climb up Big Daddy, the biggest of them all.
From £5,066pp staying at Little Kulala on a full board basis for 7 nights, incl. flight transfers within Namibia and international flights via Johannesburg.
The Lavender House, Sri Lanka
The Lavender House resting on the Hills just south of Kandy is a colonial dream boasting one of the most spectacular views in Sri Lanka. From the pool, take in the spectacular view of endless valleys of tea plantations and rain forests. On the terrace enjoy cream teas or a gin and tonic and in your suite, wallow in glorious roll top baths and sumptuous bedding fit for a king.
From £3,500pp, based on 2 people sharing, as part of a tailored 18-night itinerary of Sri Lanka
South Africa and Cape Town
Sea Five has the most stunning views over Camps Bay - the hub of Cape Town and a two-minute walk from the hotel. With only six rooms the hotel has a really cool beach-chic vibe with light airy rooms. Head up Table Mountain for a birds eye view of Cape Town and orientate yourself in this magnificent city.
From £2,150pp based on two people sharing for 6 nights on a B&B basis.
The Ker & Downey Lodge, Nepal
The Ker & Downey Lodge in Ghandruk has, in our opinion, the very best views overlooking the Annapurna Region in Nepal, and possibly the best mountain views in the world. It will take 2 days to walk there from the nearest road with a porter and guide. Your efforts will be justly rewarded. You will pass traditional thatched farmers' houses as you meander towards the town of Ghandruk. The lodge has amazing staff, and little luxuries like tea in bed make for the ultimate Himalayan experience.
From £1,895pp for a tailored 10-day tour of Nepal.
Wildflower Hall, India
Situated at 8250ft, and only a 45-minute drive from Shimla, you will find the magnificent Oberoi Wildflower Hall, offering the perfect destination to relax and unwind whilst enjoying superb views over the Himalaya. The more adventurous can experience trekking, white water rafting and even ice-skating! Alternatively the Spa has a variety of treatments including western, Asian and Ayurvedic therapies, and an amazing infinity Jacuzzi with mountain views.
From £2,430pp as part of an itinerary of the Himalaya, including a private car and driver.
Head to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro and take a trip up the famous Corcovado peak, home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy the amazing view over the entire city, before traveling on to the coast for a stay at Ponta dos Ganchos. Set in a secluded bay overlooking emerald waters, Ponta dos Ganchos is one of Brazil's most romantic and luxurious retreats.
From £4,300pp for 4 nights B&B at Santa Teresa in Rio and 5 nights full board at Ponta dos Ganchos near Florianopolis.
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