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Night skies

To celebrate Bonfire Night we have created a collection of fabulous places from around the world that will have you staring up at the night sky. From amazing firework displays lighting up the slopes in the Alps and incredible stars in the desert, to thousands of lanterns floating away in Thailand and the natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, Canada

How about no night at all? Canada’s Arctic enjoys 24 hour sunshine during their summer months giving even more time to experience this awesome environment. Go hiking at 2am in the sunshine, watch for polar bears as you meander over the tundra or take a boat trip in search of frolicking beluga whales. A once in a lifetime adventure never to be forgotten.

From £6,645pp based on 2 people traveling with 2 nights in Yellowknife and 7 nights at Arctic Watch.

Chalet Chinchilla, Courchevel 1850

Visit the glitzy resort of Courchevel 1850 for fun and fireworks on 25 February. Famous for its rock star guests, the resort also has the best Snow & Fire Ski Show around. Chalet Chinchilla has the most enviable location to enjoy all of this. Torch lit descents and a ski show that fizzles, it’s the perfect place to have fun and unwind!

From £2,675pp based on full occupancy(6) for 7 nights on 23 February. Includes our Scott Dunn Premier service.

Chalet Eagles Nest, Val d’Isère

Our beautiful Flagship chalet exudes luxury and intimacy from every enclave. Perfect for groups or large families, it’s ideal for special events of any occasion. Fully staffed, your host can make sure your party literally goes with a bang. Table top fireworks or outdoor shows can be privately arranged beforehand and range from €150 for a table box or from €2500 for an exclusive computerised show.

From £2,150pp based on full occupancy for 7 nights on the 19 January, includes Flagship service and free explorer club spaces.

Far Out West

For the ultimate bright lights, big skies and starry nights experience, we recommend that you head far out West. Start your adventure at the ultimate mountain retreat Dunton Hot Springs high up in the Rockies, where skies don’t get much clearer. Your next stop is Amangiri where some of the suites boast outdoor beds and you can stargaze all night long. Finally go out with a bang in Vegas where the bright lights never stop.

From £5,520pp for 1 night in Denver, 5 nights at Dunton Hot Springs, 4 nights at Amangiri and 2 nights at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

L’Albereta, Italy

Curl up under the stars at L’Albereta, a beautiful spa retreat nestled in the rolling hillsides of Lombardy, Northern Italy. The hotel’s unique Cabriolet Suite has an incredible retracting roof, allowing you to star-gaze in comfort and privacy at the touch of a button. During the day, gaze over the vineyards towards Lake Iseo from your private balcony.

From £1,845pp based on 2 people sharing for 7 nights on a B&B basis.

Leobo Private Reserve, South Africa

Head to South Africa’s beautiful Waterberg to spend a week at Leobo Private Reserve’s magnificent Observatory. The Observatory itself sleeps up to nine, and has been created with a sense of adventure, style and lots of imagination. The reserve’s remote location ensures extraordinarily clear night skies and the Observatory houses an automated 20-inch telescope, or join local astronomer Phil Calcot on a starlight safari.

From £2,815pp based on 6 adults & 3 children sharing The Observatory for 7 nights on a fully inclusive basis.

Loi Krathong in Thailand

Loi Krathong takes place on Sunday 17 November, blanketing the rivers and skies of Thailand with thousands of glowing lanterns. Experience this incredible festival and delve into the heart of one of Asia’s most vibrant countries. Dive into the melting pot of old and new in Bangkok, uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Chiang Mai and experience complete bliss in tranquil Phuket; from start to finish you will be treated to unrivalled luxury.

From £2,775pp for 12 nights, based on 2 people on a B&B basis, staying at the exclusive Metropolitan in Bangkok, Chedi Chiang Mai and Sala Phuket.

Luwi Bush Camp, Zambia

Enjoy an adventurous night of fly-camping beside the Luwi sand river with your guide and scout. Sleep on a comfortable bedroll, encircled by camp fires, under the stars as the African night serenades you. Combine this with a stay at Luwi Camp’s sister-lodge, Kapani, for a wonderful exploration of this game-rich little corner of Zambia.

From £4,425pp for 4 nights at Kapani and 3 nights at Luwi including the flycamping, international flights in economy class and all transfers in Zambia.

New Year in Rio – The greatest firework show on Earth

Be part of the extraordinary exuberance and joie de vivre as two million Cariocas descend onto Copacabana Beach for the most incredible firework display and to make offerings to the sea goddess Yemanja at midnight. Stay at the nonpareil Copacabana Palace for a New Year you will remember forever.

From £6,635pp based on 2 adults for 7 nights in a Superior Partial Ocean View Room at the Copacabana Palace on a room only basis.

The Oberoi Mauritius, Mauritius

The Oberoi Mauritius offers Luxury Pavilions with sunken marble baths, exceptional service and refined luxury on the west coast of Mauritius. Guests can also partake in “Touching the Senses” activities which includes stargazing, so on a clear balmy night you can relax and gaze up at the skies lit by a million stars.

From £1,870pp (saving £1,795 in total) based on 2 adults for 7 nights in a Luxury Pavilion on B&B basis which includes the 50% discount on accommodation.

Sal Salis, Australia

At Sal Salis, where the outback meats the reef in Western Australia, it is easy to understand Van Gogh’s famous quote, ‘it often seems to me that night is still more richly colored than the day’. With 9 luxury tents nestled in the dunes, a stone’s throw from the Ningaloo Reef, you are completely immersed in this spectacularly beautiful wilderness region, where Whale Sharks and Humpbacks happily float by and Red Kangaroo and Emu rustle at the edge of your tent.

From £3,360pp for 4 nights at Sal Salis, based on 2 people sharing a Wilderness Tent. Includes all meals, beverages & activities.

Stargazing in the Atacama Desert

Discover just why the Atacama Desert is the best place to see the heavens if you are serious about astronomy. Nights here are the clearest on Earth, and you can stay at amazing Awasi and look through the lodge’s own telescopes to see further into the universe than you ever imagined. By day, there are private adventures to flamingo-filled saltpans, volcanoes and geysers to keep you busy.

From £3,900pp based on 2 adults for 5 nights with all meals and private excursions at Awasi, and 2 nights at the boutique winery La Casona at Matetic on a half board basis.

Sugar Beach, St Lucia

Sugar Beach enjoys a stunning location nestled between the magnificent Pitons. It is set in lush rainforest on the site of a former sugar mill and has dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. On a Thursday, the eclectic style Cane Bar features a black and white party with complimentary drinks, for her potter down to the beach for some stargazing.

From £2,635pp- saving of £481pp- for 7 nights in a Luxury Villa on B&B basis, includes 1 free night and complimentary breakfasts for travel up to 18 December.

The Address Downtown, Dubai

The Address Downtown in Dubai has sweeping views over Dubai’s night sky and is conveniently located opposite the Burj Khalifa which is currently the worlds tallest building. Scott Dunn can organize drinks or dinner at 422 meters on the 122nd floor of the tower for unpanelled views of Dubai’s cityscape in a record breaking setting (it is the highest located restaurant/ bar from ground level)

From £1,750pp for 1 week at The Address Downtown in a Premier Room in January, based on 2 people sharing on B&B basis.

The Serai, Jaisalmer

The Serai is a luxurious tented camp located in the Thar desert, close to Jaisalmer. The camp’s isolated setting makes it the perfect place to do nothing and simply enjoy the sunken pool with Jacuzzi jets. Evenings are spent gazing at starry night skies which are particularly striking in this remote corner of Rajasthan.

From £2,980pp based 2 people sharing for 2 weeks in Rajasthan, including The Serai on a B&B basis.

Tongabezi, Zambia

Stay at Livingstone’s Tongabezi Lodge during a full moon and experience the phenomena of the Lunar Rainbow; at midnight the moon casts a shimmering glow and a rainbow appears over the Victoria Falls in the spray. To take advantage of this stay at Tongabezi, enjoy activities including sunset cruises, a tour of the falls and even a helicopter flip over the waterfall!

From £3,705pp for 5 night on a fully inclusive basis.

Treehotel, Sweden

Visit the winter wonderland of Northern Sweden and stay in one of the Treehotel’s uniquely designed rooms perched in the tree tops in the forest of Harads. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Lule River valley and embark on a night time safari in search of catching the Northern Lights dance across the night sky.

From £4,700 for a family of 4 staying in the Blue Cone for 3 nights on a B&B basis.

Uncharted Africa Riding Safari, Botswana

Join the brilliant guide David Foot on one of his set date departure riding safaris in the Makgadikgadi salt pans of Botswana. Travel in the dry season, between mid-May and mid-September for clear night skies. Spend three nights at charming Camp Kalahari, and two nights fly-camping far out in the salt pans. The silence on the salt pans is astounding, no visual landmark across the horizon and the opportunity for moonlit canters, before falling asleep under a beautifully stary sky.

From £3,576pp for 5 nights on safari on a fully inclusive basis.

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