Whatever your interest, we can build it into your holiday, making it the sole focus, or simply one feature of a longer trip – it’s up to you. We’ve split some of our specialist subjects into categories below, or you can browse all specialist holidays. Alternatively, contact our travel specialists for more ideas and information.
Scott Dunn provides a wide range of tailor-made holidays to a number of destinations where you can see the Northern Lights, including Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. We have a range of luxury boutique boltholes from where you can look up at the sky in hopes of catching the Aurora. Whether you sleep in a luxury tented camp, a glass igloo, a log cabin in a remote forest, a tree house, an ice hotel or a traditional hotel, we have a range of options up our sleeves.
Once the definitive scorecard of things you wanted to jump off or swim with before you die, the bucket list has expanded to embrace adventure on an epic scale. Whether it’s watching the sun rise over the epic granite peaks of the Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, or feeling the earth shake with the thunder of hooves as wildebeest migrate across the Masai Mara and Serengeti, there are no limits for the modern-day explorer.
Few things beat the feeling of being out on the water, wind in your hair and mesmerising sunsets aplenty. From private yacht charters to converted rice barges, below are some of our favourite boat trips across the world, each offers something different, but all make for a wonderful experience.
It is hard to beat the romance of the open road. For both couples and families, a road trip offers the ultimate in flexibility and adventure. The heady sense of freedom and the luxury of your own space can make hitting the road one of the most relaxing ways to travel, enjoy the scenery and meet the locals. Here’s a selection of our favourite self-drives.
Surrender to the cathartic rhythm of rail and the romance of slow travel; now the true definition of luxury in a world that doffs it cap to speed. Watch iconic landscapes like the Scottish Highlands or the Alps roll by before you pull into some of the world’s most famous cities.
If you're anything like us, getting soaked to the skin on a white water rafting trip down the Zambezi or thundering across the Argentine Pampas on horseback will be your idea of heaven. How about running the Safaricom Marathon alongside rhino and giraffe through one of the world's most beautiful wildlife havens, crewing your own yacht on an island hopping jaunt in the Agean, or exploring a glacial cave in Iceland? If that sounds like heart-thumping good fun, do we have some ideas for you...
In travel, times are changing. Hotels across the globe are looking to the future, and the earth, to find sustainable ways to improve their green credentials and minimise their impact on the planet. From stylish, urban boltholes to remote green-minded getaways, we've chosen our favourite eco-friendly hotels, lodges and retreats to inspire a stay that doesn't cost the earth.
If unparalleled luxury, privacy and freedom are high on your holiday checklist, a sailing adventure aboard an exclusive yacht charter will tick all these boxes and more. Offering the flexibility to choose your route and create your own itinerary, you’ll be able to explore hidden bays and secret beaches in the utmost style.
Costa Navarino - The Romanos
The Peloponnese, Greece
Set on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort offers luxury accommodation with a great selection of room choices, fantastic watersports, activities, Spa and our renowned Explorers kids club.
Costa Navarino - The Westin
The Peloponnese, Greece
The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is a traditional, luxury hotel situated on the beautiful Peloponnese coast in Greece, offering flexible family accommodation, excellent land and watersports activities, a luxurious spa and Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.
Costa Navarino - Villas
The Peloponnese, Greece
The Romanos Ionian Exclusive Villas on the stunning Peloponnese coast in Greece. With private pools, absolute privacy, Spa and Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, the Romanos Ionian Exclusive villas offer the perfect family choice.
On its own sandy beach on the unspoilt Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality and delicious food to match. The calm shallow waters make it ideal for families, along with its own watersports centre.
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Think Gleneagles and golf instantly comes to mind, but a stay at Gleneagles is about far more than that. It is a luxury bolthole surrounded by an adventure playground: rolling glens and the fresh Scottish air just waiting to be explored and breathed in.
Pine Cliffs Resort
One of Europe’s best family destinations, Pine Cliffs Resort is located on the Algarve in Portugal, just 30 minutes from Faro airport and close to Albufeira. Excellent facilities include golf, tennis, sandy beaches and a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is one of the most comfortable lodges in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, nestled within a vast stretch of untouched jungle, adjacent to the Anavilhanas Archipelago on Brazil's Rio Negro. Offers wonderfully varied excursions.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Peru
Reserva Amazonica is a wonderful rustic eco-lodge with very comfortable accommodation and excellent facilities in a private nature reserve in Peru's southern Amazon near Puerto Maldonado. Superb guided excursions to explore the stunning flora and fauna.
Immerse yourself amongst breathtaking views of the green-dad hills and Indian Ocean on the unspoilt coast of Mauritius. Shanti Maurice offers a fabulous array of activities but also creates the perfect luxury hideaway for you to enjoy doing nothing.
Aureland, Vestland, Norway
29/2 Aurland is a real find, located perfectly near Flam, the fjord and close to the stunning Snow Road. This beautifully decorated, family-run home away from home offers a warm and authentic Norwegian welcome.
Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls
Let us take you on a journey through the Okavango Delta to explore two different wilderness areas that promise phenomenal wildlife encounters and immersive activities. We’ll then fly you to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, for exhilarating experiences and an indulgent stay on the Zambezi River. We’ve handpicked some of...
GBP £7,600 pp
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti
Let us take you on an extraordinary journey through northern Tanzania, where you’ll witness spellbinding landscapes and encounter astonishing wildlife throughout your trip. We’ve hand selected some of the most highly regarded luxury camps in the country, to make sure every aspect of the trip promises unparalleled experiences, expert guiding and...
GBP £8,400 pp
Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi
Let us take you on an extraordinary journey through Zambia, starting with the mighty Victoria Falls before an exclusive wildlife experience in the Lower Zambezi, with a final safari stop in the enchanting Luangwa Valley. We’ll top your adventure off with a private beach retreat in Lake Malawi. We’ve hand selected some of the most highly regarded...
GBP £13,700 pp
Bears, Ranch & Rockies - Canada Uncovered
Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Clearwater, Ashcroft, Whistler, Vancouver
This in-depth, thrill-a-minute itinerary is just the ticket for an epic summertime holiday exploring the best of Canada’s great outdoors. Experience off-the-beaten track “cowboy country”, visit the iconic Rocky Mountains and discover some of the country’s lesser visited but arguably even more impressive National Parks.
GBP £4,400 pp
Wild Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal Adventure
Iguazu, Amazon, Pantanal, Rio de Janeiro
Discover Brazil’s most wildlife-rich destinations on this epic safari-style adventure, observing playful monkeys, brightly coloured macaws and even a glimpse of the elusive jaguar. Perfect for nature and animal lovers of all ages, you’ll explore some of the world's most biodiverse areas, including the Amazon Rainforest and the Pantanal and marvel...
GBP £9,200 pp
Wild Costa Rica
Central Valley, Tortuguero, Osa Peninsula & Manuel Antonio
Travel from coast to coast and explore Costa Rica’s rich natural highlights on this luxury tour. Stay at charming hotels in spectacular surroundings and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, like going off the beaten track to spot local wildlife. Finish off by unwinding at a boutique hillside retreat that shares a beach with iguanas and monkeys
GBP £5,500 pp
Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Yao Noi
Famous for its zingy flavours, colourful floating markets and golden temples, Thailand has got it all in one easy-to-explore package. Blend this with unusual experiences and palm-studded beaches and you’ve got a perfect Thailand tour that will make you the envy of your friends back home. Cool and stylish hotels provide comfort throughout too.
GBP £7,900 pp
Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives
An exciting, varied and in-depth twin country adventure that will whisk you away to the best that Sri Lanka, a truly tropical paradise has to offer. This includes the Cultural Triangle which boasts an array of ancient Buddhist sites and exploring the beautifully scenic highlands where you can immerse yourself in the breath-taking tea plantations....
GBP £6,400 pp
Madrid, Seville, Granada & Montecorto
Get under the skin of Spain's vibrant culture, taking in the hustle and bustle of Madrid before enjoying the delights of Andalucia. Admire incredible architecture, explore colourful cities and discover picturesque scenery with this charming itinerary around southern Spain.
GBP £9,100 pp
Victoria Falls, The Caprivi & NamibRand Nature Reserve
Fall into infinity in the land of never-ending horizons. Step away from the ordinary as you explore the hidden corners of Namibia, capture the moment in handpicked hotels where it’s impossible to take a bad photo. Glide along the languid waters of Caprivi by boat, where elephants roam along the banks and lions call in the distance. Feel your breath...
GBP £7,800 pp