One of the best ways to get to know a place is to encounter it on foot. Set out on nature walks with local guides, spotting orchids in Peru or rare wildlife in Borneo. Lace up your boots to go trekking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains or hiking in the rain forests of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Climb a volcano in Chile’s Atacama Desert, or take a walk at dawn or after dark to witness the changing sky over the Australian outback.
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas
Perched amid the rugged peaks of northern Greece and overlooking one of the world’s deepest gorges, the traditional stone-and-slate dwellings of the Aristi Mountain Resort harken back to a time when the Ottomans ruled the region.
Built by the Normans some 800 years ago and owned for nearly a century by the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a medieval gem set amid the gorgeous countryside north of Galway.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, AUSTRALIA
With jaw-dropping views of the ocean, the lagoon, and the two massive peaks, this contemporary beach house is a stunning base to explore the little-known gem of Lord Howe Island.
Churchill Wild Seal River Heritage Lodge
Settle into a cozy wilderness lodge on the edge of the Hudson Bay and head out on an Arctic safari to encounter polar bears, beluga whales, caribou and much more closer than you ever imagined.
GALPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR
Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Tucked into a secluded bay on Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay provides myriad ways to experience the extraordinary wonders of the Gal pagos, while offering a welcoming oasis inspired by the nature that surrounds it.
Fogo Island Inn
A stay at Fogo Island Inn is an invitation to experience a centuries-old island culture, from its fishing and foraging traditions to its robust heritage of art, crafts, and lilting music.
WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Built on a hillside where two oceans collide, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve captures the magic of South Africa’s Western Cape.
Hacienda de San Antonio
Sparkling fountains and beautiful gardens fill the courtyards of Hacienda de San Antonio, an elegant 19th-century home with a working ranch and coffee plantation set dramatically among volcanic peaks in the Mexican highlands.
AMAZON RAIN FOREST, PERU
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcin
Sheltered by an intricate forest canopy, the screened-in cabanas of Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcin reveal the sights, sounds, and scents of the Amazon Rain Forest.
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCA, PERU
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
From their perch on an emerald Andean slope, the colonial-style estate and casitas of Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba invite you to soak up the spirit of the Sacred Valley, a region still shrouded in the mysteries of the Inca.
Inkaterra La Casona
An inconspicuous door in the heart of Cusco’s old town opens into a world of Spanish-colonial splendor at Inkaterra La Casona, an exquisite 16th-century manor house.
MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO, PERU
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is a haven of Andean charm tucked into the tropical forests just beneath the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Kapari Natural Resort
From its perch high above Santorni’s caldera, Kapari Natural Resort is a celebration of Greek culture and the timeless architecture of the Cyclades.
HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS, MOROCCO
Kasbah Du Toubkal
On a hilltop high in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah du Toubkal is a tribute to Berber culture and hospitality built upon the ruins of an ancient Kasbah.
OSA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
Lapa Rios Eco Lodge
Set within the tropical rain forests of its own private nature reserve and edged by sandy shores, Lapa Rios is an intimate jungle retreat.
GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA
Set upon 2,500 pristine acres of coastline, Lizard Island offers the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, uninterrupted by the rest of the world.
BIG SKY, MONTANA, UNITED STATES
Lone Mountain Ranch
Just north of Yellowstone National Park, in the mountains near Big Sky, a cluster of charming cabins hewn from lodgepole pine provide a cozy retreat and a little piece of Montana’s history to those who come to explore the great wilderness of the West.
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
Longitude 131 rests in the curve of a sand dune within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park a perfect launch point for discovering the sacred geography of the Australian outback.
OLARE MOTOROGI CONSERVANCY, KENYA
Mara Plains Camp
Just north of Kenya’s famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara Plains Camp recalls the elegant safari tents of centuries past, set on a private conservancy where the wildlife is plenty and the crowds are nowhere to be found.
CHOC RAIN FOREST, ECUADOR
Nature meets luxury at Mashpi, a breathtaking creation of steel and glass deep in the cloud forests of Ecuadorian Choc.
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is the very definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.
LIMN PROVINCE, COSTA RICA
Pacuare Lodge is tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rain forest on the banks of the Pacuare River and best accessed by white-water raft.
MORNE TROIS PITONS, DOMINICA
Rosalie Bay Resort
Rosalie Bay Resort comprises an intimate collection of Caribbean-style cottages built with heart, by hand, to share the incredible natural beauty of the island.
KANGAROO ISLAND, AUSTRALIA
Southern Ocean Lodge
Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, Southern Ocean Lodge offers an unparalleled view into the pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.
SABAH, MALAYSIAN BORNEO
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
On the banks of the Kinabatangan River, Sukau Rainforest Lodge invites you to discover the dazzling flora and fauna of its jungle waterways by boat and on foot.