Lodges Creating New Experiences in Unexplored Places

These sustainable accommodations are creating entirely new and unique travel experiences, in areas previously unexplored by tourism.

We love how these inspirational places enable you to holiday somewhere very few people have gone before. Without forgoing comfort and luxury.

Not only do they complement and preserve the natural environment, they make this unexplored environment accessible to a select few.

Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia

A luxury ecolodge in the heart of the Gobi Desert. Three Camel Lodge isn’t just off the grid, it’s many hundreds of miles from the nearest town. It feels like you’re a million miles from anywhere.

Each room is a ‘ger’, a tent traditionally used by Mongolia’s nomadic people. Handmade by local artisans, they combine modern convenience with a cultural immersion. Yes, it’s luxurious. There’s even a spa. And outdoor yoga in the wilderness.

From Mongolia’s capital it’s a one-hour flight and 90-minute four-wheel drive transfer. You’ll be deep in the Gobi, where wild camels roam in the snow and the stars shine impossibly bright every night. It’s so quiet you can hear the silence out here.

Very few people have enjoyed an experience like this one.

One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda

Many people are now discovering Rwanda’s gorillas and there are some spectacular lodges around Volcanoes National Park.

Very few people know about One&Only Nyungwe House, in the Congo Basin, one of the best places in the world to experience chimpanzees and other rare primates in their natural environment. This is the only place to stay in Nyungwe and it’s a scenic flights away from the gorillas.

This lodge decadent, exclusive, remote, full of wow factor with an incredible level of service.

Here you can explore so many relatively unexplored things: the Congo Basin, the primates, and also this incredible property.

Origins Lodge, Costa Rica

Origins is the ultimate remote ecolodge in Costa Rica, a country that made remote ecolodges famous. It’s a dreamy escape that’s so far from the beaten path.

Expect silence. Expect a feeling of freedom, as you explore the country’s undeveloped northeast. Except pristine nature without roughing it.

Origins Lodge provides the proof that an ecolodge can be highly luxurious too.

There are just six individual lodges, with a maximum of 18 guests at the entire property. Fire-heated outdoor plunge pools are a highlight, as is a clean design from  local wood, stone and bamboo.

Finca La Donaira Montecorto, Spain

This 15th-century country farm isn’t off the grid, but it’s a perfect example of a deep and authentic experience in a region that’s visited by millions of people every year.

Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Sevilla, Marbella: many well-known destinations are within two hours of this rustic-meets-contemporary farm. Yet so few visitors get to see this untouched part of real Andalusia, in the countryside.

At a hotel within a biodynamic farm, Finca La Donaira Montecorto is the definition of slow and romantic travel.

We also love how an experience here can contrast the experience elsewhere in Spain, particularly in the famous cities.

Alphonse Island, Seychelles

Alphonse Island island location

Many remote ocean resorts have pioneered holidays in new places, with a sustainable approach. We particularly love Soneva resorts for this, plus The Brando in French Polynesia.

Alphonse Island is a new discovery of ours. 72 islands make up the Seychelles’ distant outer islands. Alphonse is one of these, an hour by flight from Mahe.

Room at Alphonse Island

The accommodation is quite rustic, perhaps to be expected given the location. It’s a tradeoff to have access to the best scuba diving, snorkelling and fly fishing in the Seychelles, perhaps in the entire Indian Ocean.

Here there isn’t a great spa but there are no other divers. Here you go on a holiday safari in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with nothing but nature all around.

A Sustainable Explorer Holiday

Sustainable holidays aren’t only better for the environment. They’re better holidays. These lodges offer you a completely new travel experience, in places people have never heard about.

There are more too, like this larger collection of sustainable properties we work with.

These type holidays are an inspiring challenge for our travel designers, who must coordinate logistics and ensure all a client’s preferences will be met.

We don’t sell holidays from a brochure. Our talented team can spend many weeks designing a single holiday. Because that is what’s required to create a completely unique travel experience.

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