What do we mean by 'experiential' travel? We mean immersive, adventurous and authentic. A journey that gets you beneath the skin of a culture to experience life as a local.
That could mean thrifting with a fashion designer in Milan or dining with a food blogger in Cape Town. In a work hard, play hard world, we design trips that challenge your perspective to encourage you to rethink your relationship with people and places. In a nutshell, it's personal.
Travel is by its very nature 'experiential' but many of us now seek experiences that connect us to cultures and people in a more meaningful and enriching way. If you find yourself hankering for a more fulfilling travel experience, one that reinforces the things that make life worth living and is aligned to your personal values, you're not alone.
An experiential trip can take many forms, from a conservation safari in South Africa that sees you tagging endangered black rhino in the company of specialist rangers to the simple pleasure of stomping grapes during the harvest season in Tuscany. Find inner calm amid the tranquility of a Himalayan spiritual retreat; saddle up with gauchos in Argentina; or explore your own 'back yard' in one of North America's incredible national parks.
Arenal, Costa Rica
A stylish hotel surrounded by lush tropical forest with unbeatable views of one of the world's most picturesque volcanoes, Arenal. Nayara Gardens provides the perfect base from which to explore the central region of Costa Rica.
Peruvian Amazon, Peru
Sail the waters of the mighty Amazon onboard the 147 ft exclusive Aria Amazon, which offers a first class service and luxurious accommodations.
Denali and Alaskan Wilderness, Alaska, United States of America
Strategically anchored onto an isolated nunatak at 6,000ft, the Sheldon Chalet is an intriguing addition to its surrounds, an oasis amongst the peaks of the Alaska Range and a luxurious base from which to discover these pristine wilds in style.
Turrialba and Pacuare, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge is a luxurious nature and adventure lover’s paradise hidden away in the heart of Costa Rica’s most pristine jungle. Best accessed by white water raft, it combines thrilling adventure activities and an abundance of wildlife.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Nkuringo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge nestles in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge accommodates guests in eight stone cottages, each of which has its own fireplace for keeping warm on cool evenings.
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Virunga Lodge has ten cottages set in an incredible position with views of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Burera. The lodge is a great base from which to go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Situated in the middle of South Luangwa National Park, Mfuwe Lodge is a luxurious lodge containing 18 cottages overlooking two lagoons which attract a variety of game. Expect lovely rooms in a beautiful setting, and high levels of service.
Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge is a rustic chic lodge with just eight banda cottages close to Kyambura Gorge, just outside the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park. From the lodge go chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge as well as game drives in the park.
Extraordinary Antarctica: Cross the Polar Circle
Santiago, Punta Arenas, Antarctica, Punta Arenas, Santiago
Whilst more and more adventurers are setting their sights on Antarctica, few make it to 66°33’ S and cross the Antarctic Circle. Those who do are treated to a world of pristine sea ice, the abandoned signs of human activity now frozen in time and absolute silence. The itinerary we showcase below offers guests the chance to fly over the Drake...
GBP £14,600 pp
Delhi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve, Satpura National Park
A rugged wilderness home to a myriad of wildlife, including the famed Bengal tiger, this India tour itinerary offers the ultimate central India experience. Think remote lodges, luxury tented camps and safaris in four of India’s most prolific national parks, including Kanha and Satpura. Savour every moment with this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
GBP £7,100 pp
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Okonjima
Step into adventure as you drive around Namibia’s legendary landscapes, escaping the ordinary for a trip peppered with experiences that break the mould. Explore the vast wildernesses with starkly barren panoramas; summit the world’s tallest dunes before taking to the water where seals frolic all around. Track elusive desert elephants across the...
GBP £5,600 pp
Epic Southern Tanzania
Selous, Ruaha & Fanjove Island
Get ready to dive into the wilderness of southern Tanzania on an off-grid safari and beach getaway. We’ve handpicked the most stylish camps and lodges so you can immerse yourself in this barely touched land in luxury, with some extraordinary experiences along the way. Explore the Selous by river and wander through the baobab dotted landscapes of...
GBP £9,100 pp
Family Fun in Iceland
Reykjavik & Southern Iceland
The Icelandic wilderness is the ideal playground for adventure lovers, where incredible sights and adrenaline-fuelled activities await around every corner. Discover the most epic experiences and spectacular scenery on this action-packed itinerary through southern Iceland, perfect for teenagers and grown-up kids alike.
GBP £5,200 pp
Marrakech & The Atlas Mountains
Enchanting culture, striking scenery and delectable cuisine, this one-week tour of Morocco is the perfect concoction for travellers who enjoy exclusive experiences with a touch of relaxation. From the dazzling city of Marrakech to the serene backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, we’ve handpicked the very best hotels to make sure each stop on this trip...
GBP £4,400 pp
Active South Island
Christchurch, Arthur's Pass, Lake Heron, Wanaka, Fiordland
Plunge into an abundance of outdoor adventure as you explore New Zealand’s beautiful and epic South Island in this ultimate road-trip. It really is an active traveller's dream, a playground of rewarding and exhilarating experiences; spend your days hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and exploring remote sheep stations by 4x4, embrace heli-hiking in...
GBP £17,000 pp
Great Ice Bear Adventure
Experience the ultimate polar bear adventure and encounter the largest bear on Earth just south of the Arctic Circle, in Manitoba, Canada. This arctic adventure offers a unique experience; stay in a cosy remote wilderness lodge situated on the Hudson Bay, deep in the natural habitat of the Great Ice Bear.
GBP £9,800 pp