Lakes and Mountain Holidays

Breath-taking scenery is one of our favourite things about exploring the corners of the globe and we have a particular soft spot for striking mountains and glassy lakes. From the Himalayan foothills to jungle-carpeted volcanoes, below are ten destinations that each offer an incredible unique landscape that will be sure to leave you speechless...

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Climb Kilimanjaro

Anyone who's summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania will tell you that few things in life will compete with the thrill of being perched atop ‘the roof of Africa’.

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Lakes & Mountains for Couples

Glistening lake or mountain retreat? A romantic dinner overlooking Lake Como or gorilla trekking through Rwanda's mountainous jungle? We put together our favourite couples holidays where the scenery is out of this world to help inspire your next romantic getaway.

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Lakes & Mountains for Families

Dreaming of your next family holiday? We've put together some holidays which we think are perfect for all ages - these holidays hail from all over the globe but have one thing in common: they're high up in the mountains so you know there's lots to entertain the whole family!

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Summer in the Alps

Spending time in the mountains doesn’t just have to be confined to the winter months. In fact, the Alps are arguably at their most spectacular during the summer when the snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys below provide a stunning and contrasting landscape which is visually enrapturing. Warm temperatures during the day and cool nights provide a pleasant climate for all.

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Into the Wilderness

Escape the ordinary. Break new ground. We’re finding our guests are increasingly looking to escape to the wild. To stay in places that are really remote and experience things few others have done before them. These kinds of requests are ones we relish. The chance to flex our creative muscles and push boundaries. From the jagged peaks of Patagonia to the acacia-studded plains of Tanzania, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite properties and itineraries in some of the quietest corners of the globe. This is mother nature at her most majestic. 

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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

St Lucia

Dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea create a striking contrast from the 100 acres of lush rainforest which surround Sugar Beach Resort. The spectacular location and array of activities on offer make it the ideal resort for couples and families.

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Explora El Chaltén

Explora El Chaltén

El Chalten & Los Glaciares National Park, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

Occupying a breathtaking position in Argentina's hiking and climbing capital, Explora El Chaltén is the perfect base for exploring the mountains and glaciers of wild Patagonia. This luxurious all-inclusive lodge offers adventure and comfort in abundance.

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Explora Torres del Paine

Explora Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Explora Torres del Paine a is one of Chile’s finest hotels set in truly spectacular surroundings overlooking Lake Pehoe and the towering granite peaks of the Torres del Paine in southern Patagonia. A luxurious base from which to explore the region.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Lake Como

Grand Hotel Tremezzo rises majestically above Lake Como. The hotel is unusual as it mixes contemporary and traditional styles effortlessly. Antiques sit beside vivid modern fabrics & the beach club & luxury spa bring this historic hotel right up-to-date.

Couples Spa & health
Sheldon Chalet

Sheldon Chalet

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.

&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park, Northern Tanzania

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is tree house luxury in the heart of Lake Manyara and the only lodge in this small yet diverse national park. The ten tree houses are crafted from local materials and set in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees.

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The Pavilions Himalayas

The Pavilions Himalayas

Pokhara, Nepal

The Pavilions Himalayas is a luxurious eco-sensitive retreat in the heart of Nepal's Pokhara region. The tranquil rural setting of the hotel, a short drive outside of Pokhara city provide the perfect balance between exploration and relaxation.

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Gangtey Lodge

Gangtey Lodge

Gangtey, 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.

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Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Lake Garda, Italian Lakes, Italy

Set on a hillside with stunning views across Lake Garda, Lefay is located within 11 hectares of national park and surrounded by gentle hills and natural terraces rich in olive trees and woods. A first class spa makes it a wonderful place to relax.

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Bale Mountain Lodge

Bale Mountain Lodge

Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Bale Mountain Lodge opened in 2014 and was created by a British couple that are somewhat paving the way for Ethiopian eco-luxury accommodation. Excellent food and service await you during your stay in the awe-inspiring Bale Mountain National Park.

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Family Fun in the Rockies

Family Fun in the Rockies

Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park, Montana Cowboy Country

There's nowhere quite like Montana and Wyoming for dramatic landscapes and wide-open spaces. Here, you can enjoy active adventures including fly fishing and horse riding while the breathtaking unspoilt wilderness of the Rocky Mountains forms a dramatic backdrop.

Couples Riding Wildlife

GBP £8,200 pp

9 nights
Epic South Africa

Epic South Africa

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Greater Kruger

Capture the best of the Rainbow Nation on this stylish introduction to South Africa. We’ve handpicked luxury boutique hotels and extraordinary experiences for a trip that will make your friends green with envy. Sample delectable fusion cuisine while gazing over the rugged peaks of Table Mountain in Cape Town before soaring over the thundering...

Wildlife Adventure Couples Culture

GBP £6,800 pp

5 nights
Perfect Pairings: Lake Como & Portofino

Perfect Pairings: Lake Como & Portofino

Italy

Dive into the abundant beauty of Lake Como and Portofino on this breathtaking tour of Italy. Combining the tranquillity of Lake Como with the glitz and glamour of Portofino, this idyllic break takes you to new levels of R&R. Stay in the epitome of luxury and partake in private experiences, indulge in gourmet cuisine and marvel at glorious views.

Culture

GBP £12,300 pp

7 nights
Family Fun in Norway

Family Fun in Norway

Oslo, Aurland & Bergen

Escape with your family for a wholesome, active adventure from start to finish throughout this epic trip to Norway. Taking you from the enchanting city of Oslo on to the heart of Aurland and the famous Flåm railway before delving into Norwegian Fjord land and to pretty Bergen with its historic buildings. You will be submerged in the outdoor...

Adventure Off the beaten track

GBP £4,700 pp

12 nights
Ultimate Altiplanic Chile, Bolivia & Peru

Ultimate Altiplanic Chile, Bolivia & Peru

Santiago Wine Region, San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni, La Paz, Lake Titicaca

Relish the breathtaking and other-worldly altiplanic scenery on this epic journey through South America, from the indulgent winelands of Chile to the fabled shores of Lake Titicaca. This two-week adventure through Chile, Bolivia and Peru is the perfect concoction for travellers who enjoy the finer things in life. We’ve handpicked only the very best...

Adventure Couples Wildlife

GBP £15,600 pp

8 nights
Active Oman

Active Oman

Muscat, Hajar Mountains & Wahiba Sands

Delve into Oman's rugged Hajar Mountains for an adventure combining sightseeing in the desert with a challenging climb up Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain. With stunning views and the chance to really get off the beaten track., this is the ultimate action-packed adventure to Oman.

Adventure Off the beaten track Couples

GBP £5,000 pp

8 nights
Remote Tanzania

Remote Tanzania

Katavi National Park & Mahale Mountains

A journey of discovery to the lesser visited far west of Tanzania. A world of great lakes, mighty rivers and lush forests. Visit Katavi National Park, a wildlife haven that isn’t on the typical tourism trail in an impressive unspoilt wilderness, and watch chimpanzees in the wild at the stunning Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Adventure Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track Wildlife

GBP £9,900 pp

11 nights
Walk Nepal

Walk Nepal

Kathmandu, Annapurna Trek, Pokhara & Dhulikhel

Nepal is known for its spectacular scenery and a destination that provides plenty of opportunity so explore on foot. This itinerary takes you on a glorious five-night trek into the Annapurna Range, the most dramatic mountain vista in the Himalayas and just focuses on seeing Nepal's amazing mountain scenery rather than adding other activities like...

Adventure Couples Culture Off the beaten track

GBP £4,400 pp

7 nights
Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien Mountains in Style

Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien Mountains in Style

Addis Ababa, Bale Mountain Lodge & Limalimo

Combine two of Ethiopia's most exciting national parks - Bale Mountains National Park and Simien Mountains National Park - experience the vibrant local culture and wildlife of each location while enjoying the spectacular views.

Couples Eco/ethical tourism Adventure Culture

GBP £4,800 pp

11 nights
Highlights of Northern Argentina and Chile

Highlights of Northern Argentina and Chile

Buenos Aires, Salta, Tilcara, Atacama & Santiago

Experience the epic scenery of northwest Argentina and the Atacama Desert, where the Andes mountains meet dazzling salt pans, turquoise lagoons and fields of giant cacti. Cushion the surreal landscapes with stays in two of Latin America’s most vibrant cities.

Adventure Couples Culture

GBP £9,000 pp

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