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 Wild

From the jagged peaks of Patagonia and the endless tundra of Alaska, to the rolling dunes of the Emirati and the acacia studded plains of Tanzania; this is mother nature at her most majestic. We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite properties, stationed in the most remote and untouched corners of the planet, just perfect for an adventure into the wild.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Italy

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.

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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.

Beach Couples Diving
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska, United States of America

This remote mountain lodge lies amongst the Alaskan ridges and glaciers of the Tordrillo Range, an intimate and exclusive getaway with access to exceptional heli-skiing, fishing and glacier hiking in spectacular surrounds.

Couples Fishing Wildlife
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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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 Patagonia

Explora Patagonia

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Explora Patagonia 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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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.

Adventure Couples Culture
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.

Adventure Couples Culture
Lefay Resort

Lefay Resort

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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Exceptional Croatia, Slovenia & Italy

Exceptional Croatia, Slovenia & Italy

Zagreb, Ljubljana, Venice & Lake Garda

Home to incredible Alpine scenery and a wealth of natural treasures, Slovenia is perfectly combined with Zagreb and northern Italy to offer outdoor lovers an action-packed adventure. Explore snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes as you travel between these beautiful regions.

Adventure Couples Culture

$6,300pp

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 travelers who enjoy the finer things in life. We’ve handpicked only the very best...

Adventure Couples Wildlife

$19,200pp

7 nights
Family Fun in Italy

Family Fun in Italy

Lake Garda & the Dolomites

Leap into this fantastic world, where the lakes meet the mountains, the ideal playground for outdoorsy families in the summer. Northern Italy offers some of the country's most magnificent scenery and is perfect to indulge in adventurous fun with all the family. Explore beautiful Lake Garda before escaping to the fresh mountain air of the Dolomites,...

Adventure Spa & health Culture

$3,500pp

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

$5,300pp

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

$5,600pp

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

$5,300pp

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 unspoiled 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

$11,400pp

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

$5,200pp

12 nights
Alpine and Beach for Families

Alpine and Beach for Families

The Dolomites & Puglia

Experience the best Italy has to offer with this fun family adventure, combining both the mountains and beach with a stay in a stylish chalet in the Dolomites and finishing with a relaxing stay on the Puglian coast.

Beach Adventure

$5,100pp

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

$6,400pp

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