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Luxury travel, your way

What does ‘luxury’ mean to you? It might be a lavish villa, a private cooking class, or staying somewhere completely secluded.

Key to it all, though, is ensuring you can experience a destination your way. Your Audley specialist will create a trip matched to your interests so you can enjoy your own idea of luxury. Below, we’ve highlighted experiences that we can arrange in six destinations to elevate your trip.

Outdoor adventures in Canada

Luxury and the great outdoors go hand-in-hand in Canada. You might heli-hike across remote mountainsides, spot bears with naturalist guides, or take a privately guided walk among the Rockies, following a route tailored to you.

Where to unpack: The Wickaninnish Inn sits on the rocky shoreline of Vancouver Island’s Chesterman Beach. It has a fine-dining restaurant, a spa, and spacious suites looking straight out to sea.

A truly wild safari in Botswana

Taken in the Okavango, Botswana

In Botswana, camps are intimately sized to keep visitor numbers low and your surroundings wild. Head out on game drives and boat safaris with expert guides, spotting everything from elephant and lion to rainbow-plumed bee-eaters.

Where to unpack: Spend a night in one of just three Skybeds — private multi-level platforms set deep in the Okavango Delta where your bed is open to the stars.

Secluded paradise in Thailand

Cooking School

Cruising the Chao Phraya River aboard a converted rice barge, taking a private cooking class in the home of a Bangkok chef, staying in opulence on a rainforest-covered island… There are many ways to experience your version of luxury in Thailand.

Where to unpack: Soneva Kiri sits on a remote jungle island. Here, you can enjoy water sports, guided nature walks, a spa, and meals delivered by zip-line to a private treetop restaurant.

Guided experiences for every interest in Japan

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

In Japan, luxury is about enjoying intimate experiences shaped around your particular passions. You might explore Arashiyama’s bamboo forests with a private guide before the crowds arrive, spend time with a samurai master, or soar over Tokyo’s skyline by helicopter.

Where to unpack: Hakone Ginyu Spa Resort is a stylish ryokan (traditional inn) where each room has its own outdoor hot spring bath (onsen).

One-on-one experiences in Italy

Privacy is the ultimate luxury when visiting Italy’s best-loved spots. You can visit Pompeii with a private guide, enjoy a Caravaggio-inspired one-on-one painting class in Rome, or hit Milan’s boutiques with a personal shopper.

Where to unpack: Housed in three separate palaces dating between the 14th and early 20th centuries, Hotel Danieli exudes Venetian elegance with its marbled floors, frescoed ceilings, and original artwork.

Barefoot luxury in the Caribbean

Dining on freshly caught fish on Antigua’s waterfront, enjoying desert-island seclusion in the Bahamas, island-hopping by private yacht, or hiking through Grenada’s rainforests to find hidden waterfalls… The Caribbean combines laid-back luxury with salty sea air.

Where to unpack: On Jamaica’s Oracabessa Bay you can stay at the aptly named Goldeneye resort, where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 James Bond novels.

Discover more luxury trip ideas with Audley Travel — a UK-based tour operator with more than 25 years’ experience in creating meaningful travel experiences shaped around you.

Audley – Tailor Made Travel

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