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Authentic Hotels Capture the Spirit of Your Destination

For some, a hotel is simply a place to relax and rest up. But with Explorations, it’s more than that. We select the places you stay on your travels very carefully. Whether your hotel is in the heart of a city, steeped in history, or surrounded by nature, these properties perfectly capture the local vibe. No matter where you stay, you’ll find that your exploration continues long after you’ve settled in for the evening. Read on to get a feel for the types of hotels we feature on Explorations. For more details, view a specific tour and discover where you’ll stay.

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CASTLES AND PALACES

You’ll truly live like a royal on some of our Explorations. Walk the halls and grounds where royals once reigned and take time to appreciate the rich history that surrounds you.

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MYSTERIES OF INDIA
JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN FRANCE
COUNTRYSIDE OF THE EMERALD ISLE
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FAMILY-RUN RIAD

A large traditional home or palace built around a central courtyard, a riad is perfect for soaking in the cultural ambiance of Morocco. Steeped in history and heritage, staying in a riad is a great way to connect with Morocco’s storied past.

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COLOURS OF MOROCCO
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DELUXE TENTED CAMP

Whether you’re sleeping in the peaceful tranquility of Morocco’s Erg Chebbi Desert or in the heart of nature on the Masai Mara Game Reserve, these tented camps bring you deep into the heart of nature with all the amenities of a deluxe lodge.

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COLOURS OF MOROCCO
PLAINS OF AFRICA
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GLASS IGLOO

Finland’s northern Lapland region holds a truly unique room with a view—a glass igloo at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Warm and cozy in your bed with a blanket of snow just outside your door, scan the night sky to see if you can spot the electric blues, greens, pinks and purples of the northern lights.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS OF FINLAND
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JUNK BOAT

Drop anchor in the tranquil waters of Halong Bay and soak in the beauty that surrounds you. The calm lap of the water will lull you to sleep in your room aboard a junk boat, a replica of an ancient sailing ship with signature fanned sails and a long, rich history.

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TASTE OF VIETNAM
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ECO LODGE

At an eco lodge, the environment is key. Both in your surroundings and preserving it for the generations to come. One of our favourite spots for staying in an eco lodge is in Costa Rica, where your surroundings are truly alive and conservation is always top of mind.

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COSTA RICA: A WORLD OF NATURE