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Our favorite off the beaten track hideaways

Escape to a remote mountain hideaway, desert camp or island retreat.

Jamtara Wilderness Camp - Exotic Central India

Deep in the heart of the jungle, near Pench National Park in Central India, lies mist-shrouded Jamtara Wilderness Camp surrounded by towering arjuna trees and an ancient banyan. From your home in the wild, far away from the bustle of the city, you'll track Bengal tigers in the company of experienced guides, visit traditional rural villages untouched by modern life, and sleep in luxury safari-style tents or beneath the night sky on a 'machaan' turned sky bed. With stunning scenery and friendly humble people, this is a trip to delight culture lovers, wildlife nuts and photography nerds in equal measure.

Cayo Espanto - Private Island off the coast of Belize

Spectacularly located a short distance from Belize's Ambergris Caye, Cayo Espanto is an idyllic private island hideaway, ideally placed for excellent scuba diving in the sparkling waters of the Caribbean just a short boat ride away.

Dar Ahlam - Magical Morocco

Combine pure escapism with absolute luxury at the Moroccan retreat Dar Ahlam and private desert camp. Set in a remote area which was originally a Sultan’s private hunting ground, the hotel features a mix of Suites and Villas all furnished with luxurious Moroccan fabrics and individual antiques. Explore the Atlas Mountains on camel or just relax in the spa under the Moroccan sky.

Gal Oya Lodge - Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka

Gal Oya Lodge is set in the little-visited Gal Oya National Park towards Sri Lanka's east coast. Built from locally sourced natural materials with furniture made by local artisans, the nine-bedroom lodge really gives guests a sense of the dramatic surroundings of a mountain backdrop and lush jungle.

Gangtey Lodge - Unwind in gentle Bhutan

Inspired from the traditional wood and stone farmhouses of Bhutan, Gangtey Lodge has been lovingly designed to incorporate every sense of style and comfort. Offering awe-inspiring views, the lodge is simply the definitive luxury rural retreat.

King Lewanika – untouched Zambia

The latest addition to the Norman Carr Safaris family, King Lewanika is a luxurious lodge located in the heart of the remote Liuwa Plain in western Zambia. Opening in April 2017, it will offer a unique opportunity to explore this unspoiled park, which is home to the second largest wildlife migration outside the Serengeti.

Kutandala camp - an alternative safari

In the heart of the Zambian wilderness lies Kutandala. On the banks of the Mwaleshi River in the heart of the North Luangwa National Park, the camp is the perfect place for those who are looking for a new and exciting safari experience.

Loggers Lodge - Luxury hideaway in Swedish Lapland

In the heart of Swedish Lapland lies Loggers Lodge, a warm and welcoming cabin made for two, surrounded by trees, streams and breath-taking scenery. Located 5km from any neighbor, this is the perfect spot for those looking to really get away from it all.

Muang La Resort - Meet the locals in Laos

Muang La Resort sits in the wilds of northern Laos, home to gloriously green hills dotted with untouched hill-tribe villages. It is easily one of the best places to experience and learn about authentic hill-tribe cultures in Southeast Asia, as the area is largely unexplored by tourism.

Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort - Quintessential Vietnam

Peace and tranquility reign at this beautiful resort set on the border of Van Long Natural Reserve, near Ninh Binh, where you can spend many happy hours walking or cycling. At Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort, rooms are scattered across vast grounds and surrounded by soaring limestone karsts, rural villages and paddy fields. This is laid back Vietnam at its best. Top tip: Check in at the spa for your daily dose of Tai Chi and yoga for the ultimate in relaxation.

Pacuare - Jungle adventure

Deep within the Costa Rican jungle on the banks of the Pacuare River lies Pacuare Lodge. Voted one of the 10 best adventure destinations in the world, whilst here you can try white water rafting, zip wiring, canyoning or visit the local Cabecar Indian communities. And with only 8 thatched cottages and hundreds of miles from anywhere, there’s no better place to be off the beaten track.

Petit St. Vincent – Island seclusion in the Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent is a private island in the Caribbean, where guests can indulge in luxury living far away from modern life. Guests come here for peace, quiet, seclusion and the perfect balance of wilderness and luxury.

Patagonia Camp - Rugged Wilderness

Set on the shores of Lake Toro with views across to the Paine Massif, eco-friendly Patagonia Camp is right on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park. It's your home away from home in the wilderness and the ultimate camp experience in Patagonia. Trek the demanding peaks or enjoy gentler hikes around the lake, kayak around icebergs, and horseback ride through the Pampas before retreating to your cozy yurt (complete with outdoor fireplace and hot tub) and a delicious home-cooked meal.

Vamizi Island Lodge - ultimate desert island

Explore secret coves, untouched beaches and pristine coral reefs surrounding Vamizi Island in Mozambique. With only 10 villas set on the white sandy beach, enjoy secluded walks around the island where the only inhabitants you’re likely to meet are the Samango Monkeys, coconut crabs and the 112 species of tropical birds.

WinterLake Lodge – Alaskan Wilderness

Near to Denali which is renowned for bear-viewing but still outside the park and the only property in that region. Wild landscapes surround the lodge and provide an idyllic playground for adventures and a fantastic escape from reality.

Alladale – escape to the Scottish Highlands

Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, just north of Inverness, Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000-acre expanse of glens, rivers and hill lochs. With a wealth of wildlife and a team of dedicated rangers, Alladale has a focus on conservation and an aim to restore the local ecosystem to its former glory, bursting with flora and fauna.

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