Lakes and Mountain Vacations
Breath-taking scenery is one of our favorite 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...
Glistening lake or mountain retreat? A romantic dinner overlooking Lake Como or gorilla trekking through Rwanda's mountainous jungle? We put together our favorite couples vacations where the scenery is out of this world to help inspire your next romantic getaway.
Dreaming of your next family vacation? We've put together some vacations which we think are perfect for all ages - these vacations 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!
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.
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 favorite properties and itineraries in some of the quietest corners of the globe. This is mother nature at her most majestic.
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.
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.
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.
Montusi Mountain Lodge
The Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal and the north coast, South Africa
Montusi Mountain Lodge is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Amphitheater in South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains. The lodge is an ideal base for those looking to enjoy a variety of activities such as horse riding, hiking, biking or to simply relax
&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.
Adler Mountain Lodge
Alpe di Siusi, South Tyrol, Italy
Truly a gem in the stunningly beautiful Dolomites, the Adler Mountain Lodge, takes luxury and style to new heights. Set on a plateau with extraordinary views, the Lodge promises uncompromising Tyrolean hospitality and charm, together with fabulous skiing.
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.
Glenorchy, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
An elegant, luxury lodge, with a natural, rustic edge, Blanket Bay is framed by the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and New Zealand's majestic Southern Alps. Here you can indulge in a plethora of outdoor activities knowing that the relaxing lodge awaits.
Brush Creek Ranch
Saratoga and Surrounds, The Rockies, United States of America
Brush Creek is a working ranch set on 15,000 acres of rolling prairie surrounded by mountains. Beautifully restored log-cabins and a center piece trailhead lodge offer complete comfort, while outside unique mountain adventures are led by expert guides.
Cervo Mountain Resort
The Cervo Mountain Resort in Zermatt is a boutique hotel situated on a terrace above the village, with spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Cosy and relaxed, it's ideal for those looking for a charming and chic place to stay in this lively resort.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.