We have itineraries where you can include stargazing experiences across the globe including Jordan, Alberta, Portugal and Chile, that work with world-renowned astronomers using telescopes and observation platforms that scope the night sky. Or if you want something more relaxed but just as starry, you can camp out under the stars for the night or enjoy a dinner deep in the desert with them twinkling above you.
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Bubble Lodge Night Under the Stars
East Coast, Mauritius
Best for: Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism
Experience a different side of Mauritius with a overnight stay in a Bubble Lodge on the Ile Aux Cerfs, a unique, transparent dome comfortably furnished for a perfect night of luxury under the stars.
Thabametsi Treehouse Sleepout
Marakele National Park, South Africa
Spend a night out under the stars in the natural beauty of the Marakele National Park in the Thabametsi Treehouse. Offering complete exclusivity, privacy and stunning views, this Treehouse offers luxury and comfort for an unforgettable night.
Ancient Inca Skies & Constellations
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Explore the crystal clear night skies of Titilaka stargazing and learn about the Inca civilisation’s beliefs about the heavens. Your guide will describe the major Andean constellations and celestial movements, especially Wawawara Hawira, the Milky Way.
Pukaki Observatory - Dark Sky Experience - Shared
Lake Pukaki, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand
Visit the Pukaki Observatory where you can view some of the darkest and glittering skies in the world. Lake Pukaki has some of the clearest skies to view the Milky Way Galaxy. With a 6" refractor telescope, take a closer look at planets like Jupiter.
Stargazing at Feynan Ecolodge
Feynan Ecolodge, Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan
After dinner, head up to the rooftop of Feynan Ecolodge where you can lie back on a mattress, sip Arabic tea and take in the incredible night sky above you. There is virtually no light pollution, and so the sky is wonderfully clear here.
Stargazing at Four Seasons Punta Mita
Punta Mita, Mexico
Best for: Couples
With very little light pollution, the stars on Mexico's Pacific Coast are simply unbelievable. Head out with a specialist guide from the Four Seasons and learn to recognise the constellations and admire the beauty of the inky black sky.
Stargazing at Hound Lodge
Goodwood, Southeast England
Relax in the tranquil courtyard at Hound Lodge and gaze up at the night sky with an explanation from Dr John Mason, founder of the Chichester Planetarium. The country skies make for fantastic stargazing and you'll be taught all about the wonders of space.
Your Free Time at Sal Salis - Scott Dunn Suggests
Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia
Best for: Couples, Wildlife, Adventure, Off the beaten track
Sal Salis has some terrific activities on offer to ensure you get the most out of your Ningaloo Reef experience. Try snorkelling in the coral reef where you may spot a turtle or two; guided sea kayaking; stargazing; and hikes through the local gorge.