Are you looking to escape the traditional tourist routes and forge your own path into the lesser known during your next holiday? Here at Oxford Private Travel, we’re passionate about exploration and understand that delving deep into a destination’s heritage and untouched corners often provides the most incredible life experiences.
Whether you’re in search of wildlife, taking to the open waters or staying amongst the trees in a tropical forest, we are here to create tailor made itineraries with memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Fogo Island Inn, Canada
Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada is an award-winning haven built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. Situated at one of the four corners of the Earth, it is surrounded by the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet.
The 43,000 square-foot Inn sits on stilts offering all 29 rooms floor-to-ceiling views of the North Atlantic coastline. The residents of Fogo Island recall 7 seasons which reflect the weather changes here, decided by ancestors long before the island was better connected with the mainland. Almost all these seasons provide climates for exploring Fogo Island by foot and guests can choose from more than a dozen trails or even book a guided hike with one of the community hosts.
Explorer Yacht, Indonesia
A whole new way to explore; take to the water to discover Indonesia, the largest country in Southeast Asia. Made up of 17,500 island, there is no shortage of pristine, captivating spots along the way. During your trip you will be spending your time within the Coral Triangle, a marine region which houses the Earth’s greatest concentration and diversity of marine life.
You’ll be staying on board ‘Aqua Blu’, a superyacht which boasts indoor and outdoor dining areas, bars, an observation deck and an outdoor jacuzzi for relaxing after a day of sight-seeing. With a grand legacy as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle and later as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu is a compelling maritime statement. You’ll also have access to diving and snorkelling equipment to get even closer to the action below. This brand-new experience perfectly combines modern luxury, naval heritage and stunning scenery for an incredible trip to remember.
Feline Fields, Botswana
Immerse yourself in the African bush, uninterrupted by the distractions of the modern world with an intimate camp experience. The first stop during your stay is the mobile Khwai Camp. The smaller scale, eco-friendly camp works to your advantage, with wildlife being much more comfortable around the tented set up. Spend a few days here with both morning and evening game drives.
The next stage of the trip is all about pampering and enjoying activities surrounded by nature. The Lodge is an inviting oasis set on the edge of a wooded island in the Kalahari savannah. Discover the surrounding flat landscape and undulating dunes by horseback or on sand bikes. The Lodge also has a 25m lap pool, tennis courts, massage services and an open bush gym. Don’t miss the chance to witness the famous Bushmen Trance Dance which is followed by a morning bush walk to learn about natural foods, medicines and their ancient culture.
Kasiiya Papagayo, Costa Rica
Kasiiya Papagayo is a unique resort in Costa Rica which offers an incredible experience for its guests whilst making every effort to prioritise the magnificent forest in which it is situated. The resort aims to exist in unity with its lush landscape and the wildlife it is home to. As a result, guests can frequently spot whales and dolphins from the resorts two beaches and the dry tropical forest itself is home to thousands of species whose home you’ll be sharing during your trip.
The five eco-friendly tented suites have been constructed from natural materials and ensure guests total comfort and ultimate privacy. You can choose beach or forest views and benefit from the carefully designed layout which leaves you feeling truly at one with the surrounding nature. Nature loving staff are always on hand to accompany you on jungle tours, kayak tours or even night time adventures to watch turtles take their first steps across the beach towards the sea.
Corocora Camp, Colombia
Situated in Colombia’s eco-region of flooded grasslands and savannas, Corocora is an exclusive tented camp. Made up of four sleeping tents, a social tent, large hammocks suspended from the trees and outdoor dining terraces, this is the ideal place to spot passing wildlife.
World’s away from what is perceived as a traditional safari, you’ll explore on horseback, aboard a 4x4 or even a canoe to get up close get up close to this region’s incredible fauna. Key species include white-tailed deer, capybaras, anacondas, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, and if you are very luck, jaguars, pumas. To keep your energy levels up during your stay, the onsite chef will use local techniques and traditional recipes from Los Llanos to showcase the very best of Colombian cuisine for each meal.
If you are interested in any of these incredibly unique holiday destinations then speak to one of our Travel Managers today. You can call us on 01993 227376 or send us a message here.