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Discovery Destinations is a collection of distinct, independent, destination properties — each positioned as a first-class experience for the elite traveler seeking an incomparable experience. From scuba diving to zip lining, plus everything in between, adventure is around every corner at Discovery Destinations.

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ALILA JABAL AKHDAR

Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range in Oman, one of Oman’s most spectacular and untouched areas. Set 2,000 meters above sea level, overlooking a dramatic gorge and with views of the Hajar Mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar is perfectly positioned to explore the region’s renowned rugged landscapes. A haven for adventure traveler’s, nature lover s and those seeking an escape from the desert heat.

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ALILA PURNAMA

Ports, Worldwide

Alila Purnama, translated as The Full Moon, is the most luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ship in Asia, providing ultra-modern and relaxing accommodation for up to ten guests. The 46-metre-long Alila Purnama consists of three decks and has been built by hand in the traditional style of a Phinisi as used by the Bugis seafarers from south Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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ANANTARA GOLDEN TRIANGLE
ELEPHANT CAMP & RESORT

Golden Triangle, Thailand

Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, and the convergence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort opens a window to breathtaking nature. The resort’s famed on-site elephant camp, designed as a traditional mahout village, offers guests unique opportunities such as learning to command their very own elephant through specialist mahout training courses.

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ANANTARA ROYAL LIVINGSTONE RESORT

Livingstone, Zambia

All of our luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. While as a guest of Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia, you enjoy the privilege of complimentary access to Victoria Falls via our private entrance.

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ANANTARA SIR BANI YAS ISLAND AL SAHEL VILLA RESORT

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Encounter the free roaming wildlife and beautiful rugged landscapes of Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sir Bani Yas Island from inspirational settings, culminating in the ultimate Arabian island experience. Villas at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offer modern spaces and panoramic views, one of the few destinations in the region where the wonders of the Arabian Wildlife Park can be admired from within private villas.

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ANANTARA SIR BANI YAS ISLAND AL YAMM VILLA RESORT

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Encounter the free roaming wildlife and beautiful rugged landscapes of Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sir Bani Yas Island from inspirational settings, culminating in the ultimate Arabian island experience. Step off your deck directly onto the sand, enjoying the starry night and cool evening breeze. Spend an afternoon admiring wildlife from the comfort of your villa overlooking the mystical hues of the mangrove lagoon and wild flamingos.

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BAB AL SHAMS DESERT RESORT & SPA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nestled among the dunes, the low-rise resort Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents a superb desert experience. It bills itself as an oasis, and delivers – combining rustic charms with the first-rate facilities needed for an ultimate leisure escape. With its literal translation from Arabic meaning "gateway to the sun", Bab Al Shams has the mystic quality of being a perfect getaway seemingly in the middle of nowhere – while actually being a mere 45-minute drive from the heart of Dubai.

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DESERT ISLANDS RESORT & SPA BY ANANTARA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Encounter the free roaming wildlife and beautiful rugged landscapes of Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sir Bani Yas Island from inspirational settings, culminating in the ultimate Arabian island experience. The stylish rooms at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara provide complete luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi for honeymooners, desert explorers and family holiday makers alike. Gaze out upon vistas of Arab Gulf waters and desert wildlife for a memorable desert holiday.

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DISCOVERY BEDU

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Discovery Bedu in Wadi Rum, Jordan is a resort style, eco-conscious, desert camping adventure. More glamping than camping, you'll hardly be roughing it in the awe inspiring desert of Wadi Rum. Enjoy chef prepared meals and tent accommodations, complete with modern amenities, including comfortable king size beds, en suite bathrooms with piping hot showers and toilets. Enjoy dinner from Discovery Bedu's posh desert living room and sip wine as the stars begin to twinkle and spread across the skies above. By day, there are a multitude of adventures, such as hiking through the red mountains, camel riding, and hot air balloon rides or simply spend the day relaxing on your private porch, taking in the stirring scenery and local wildlife.

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ELSA’S KOPJE MERU

Nairobi, Kenya

Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted around the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views.

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GOLDMOOR INN

Galena, Illinois, USA

Discover Illinois’ own storybook bed and breakfast — the Goldmoor Inn. Once a privately owned estate perched on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi, the 21-acre property was converted into an elegant country inn with romantic suites, charming cottages and secluded cabins. Every morning starts with a gourmet breakfast, fueling couples for a romantic day of adventures in downtown Galena, on the river or at Chestnut Mountain Resort.

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HOUSE ON METOLIUS

Camp Sherman, Oregon, USA

Escape to your own private stretch of pristine river. At House on Metolius, a 200-acre estate in the heart of central Oregon, the clear, gentle Metolius River runs along the retreat’s secluded meadow. Surrounded by a fragrant forest with a backdrop of the snowcapped peaks of Mount Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack, the original owners handpicked this riverfront spot more than a century ago to create a destination where the staff’s focus could be placed solely on guests.

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KARIEGA GAME RESERVE

East Cape, South Africa

Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renown, “Big 5” safari destination that uniquely offers guests the ultimate in unforgettable safari adventure combined with super-luxurious accommodations. Set amongst 10,000 hectares of stunningly beautiful wilderness and two abundant rivers in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, Kariega features five distinctive lodges, a host of inclusive activities and amenities, spa and wellness facilities, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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KO`A KEA HOTEL & RESORT

Koloa, Hawaii, USA

Located along the golden beaches of Poipu, Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort is an boutique oceanfront property perfectly positioned for exploring the “Garden Isle” of Kauai. This intimate and romantic Hawaiian resort offers the island’s closest hotel accommodations to the water, paired with luxurious amenities. A serene saltwater pool area, oceanfront spa cabana offering indigenous services, and Red Salt restaurant, beloved by visitors and locals alike, are all complemented by award-winning service that is both highly personalized and personable.

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THE LADDER RANCH

Caballo, New Mexico, USA

Included as one of Ted Turner Expeditions’ unique destination offerings, the Ladder Ranch allows guests unprecedented stays at Turner’s private home on the ranch, as well as completely customized eco-adventure experiences on the Ladder and Turner’s neighboring 350,000-acre Armendaris Ranch, complete with meals prepared by a private chef and other luxury amenities.

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THE LODGE ON LITTLE ST. SIMONS ISLAND

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA

Accessible only by boat, this award-winning resort offers a world’s-apart paradise for nature enthusiasts, outdoor-sports lovers and solitude seekers alike, with superb accommodations, dining and hospitality dedicated to no more than 32 guests at a time. Located on a private island sanctuary surrounded by undeveloped wilderness and pristine beaches, it offers you virtually every coastal outdoor activity led by expert naturalists, as well as the perfect place for just chilling.

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LOISABA TENTED CAMP

Northern Laikipia, Kenya

Loisaba is a 56,000 acre wildlife conservancy located in Laikipia, Northern Kenya. With abundant wildlife, exquisite accommodation and adventurous activities, Loisaba will revive your mind, rejuvenate your body and revitalize your soul.

We can’t wait to show you our piece of wilderness…

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MORGAN'S ROCK HACIENDA & ECOLODGE

San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

Barefoot luxury on a private tropical beach, stunning ocean-view bungalows, all within a 4,000-acre jungle. A mile-long picturesque sandy beach, frequented year-round by nesting sea turtles. Nearly half of the vast property is a government-designated reserve.

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NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER

Bryson City, North Carolina, USA

Originally a roadside inn, Nantahala Outdoor Center has evolved into one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies, hosting well over one million guests each year. This 500-acre adventure center, located in the Great Smoky Mountains, offers white water rafting, zip lining adventures and national park recreation, plus scenic mountain cabins. Where else can you wake up to the Nantahala River, the Appalachian Trail and the Great Smokies?

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THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of the country's most celebrated resorts. Noted for its understated elegance and southern charm. Ten U.S. Presidents and countless luminaries from the worlds of art, entertainment, sports and politics have stayed at this one-of-a-kind hotel. This historic resort offers innovative and locally sourced restaurants, a Donald Ross designed golf course, a mile-long hiking trail and an award winning subterranean spa, all in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience the beauty and adventure of western North Carolina in one of the most unique mountain cities in the nation.

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PAN PACIFIC WHISTLER MOUNTAINSIDE

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler's Best Address offering exceptional location at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas, in the heart of the village. Experience the intimate ambiance of our alpine lodge while enjoying luxurious studio, one and two bedroom suites complete with kitchen, fireplace, and balcony with amazing village, valley or mountain views. Also, offering complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, local and toll free phone calls. Winner of World Ski Awards Canada’s Best Ski Hotel in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

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PAN PACIFIC WHISTLER VILLAGE CENTRE

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Boutique hotel offering complimentary daily breakfast buffet in the Pacific Bistro. Located in the heart of the village, this contemporary yet intimate luxury hotel features spacious one and two bedroom suites complete with fireplace, kitchen, balcony and amazing village, valley and mountain views. Also, offering complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, local and toll free phone calls. Winner of Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Resort in Canada in 2016.

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POSADA LOS ALAMOS

El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Looking for the perfect base for exploring the Patagonian wild and its major attractions? Then head to Posada Los Alamos, set in the heart of El Calafate. This five-star, family-friendly hotel features fantastic amenities, including a golf course, indoor pool with Jacuzzis, a spa and gym, restaurant with wine cellar and rustic charm galore -- all within walking distance of town and Lake Argentino.

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QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT BY ANANTARA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Located in the legendary Rub'Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travelers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, or stretch out on a sumptuous day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artifacts.

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SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Serengeti National Park located in north west Tanzania is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth. Across the globe authors and filmmakers have come to document the Annual Migration of hundreds of thousands of animals, but there is still only one way to understand and experience the true magnificence of this natural phenomena and that is to be part of it.

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SIERRA GRANDE LODGE & SPA

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA

Built in 1929 and on the National Register of Historic Places, Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa offers a relaxing setting complete with exquisite amenities unmatched by other area hotels, including exceptional dining at The Restaurant at Sierra Grande and restorative treatments at the hotel’s luxurious Spa. Arguably the hotel’s most distinctive feature, Sierra Grande’s ancient restorative private indoor and outdoor hot spring tubs honor the legendary healing traditions first established by the region’s Native Americans.

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TARANGIRE TREETOPS

Tarangire, Tanzania

Many a childhood would have been spent playing in the world of ‘make-believe’. Within this imaginary existence many of us will have climbed and played high up in the bows and branches and, for the lucky few, built a ‘palace’ in the sky.

It is this nostalgic sparkle that is all too visible in the eyes of the ‘grown-ups’ who gaze upon Tarangire Treetops for the first time. Tarangire Treetops sits serenely on the border of the Tarangire National Park - Tanzania.

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TITILAKA

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru

Perched atop a private peninsula on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca in Peru, Titilaka provides discerning travelers an exclusive refuge for exploring the many natural, cultural and historical attractions of this mystical, magical region. Surrounded by stunning scenery and geography, this luxury, all-inclusive, 18-room resort offers fully immersive excursions for experiencing it all – along with every upscale amenity for rest and relaxation.

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TIVOLI ECORESORT PRAIA DO FORTE

Bahia, Brazil

In Brazil, to the north of Salvador da Bahia, lies an idyllic destination for lovers of genuine ecotourism, unparalleled natural beauty and the sheer luxury of time and space. The Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte Bahia is set in 30.000 hectares of tropical rainforest, and boasts 12km of golden beachfront and a world-class Spa with signature treatments to revive body and soul. Travel the world through the many restaurants and bars' mouthwatering offerings. Discover Bahia and Experience More.

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TIVOLI PALACIO DE SETEAIS

Sintra, Portugal

Much more than just a 5-star hotel in Sintra, a luxurious and romantic palace of period architecture which takes you back to the elegance and atmosphere of the XVIII century. The rooms are decorated with furnishing of extraordinary wealth while the ballrooms are simply stunning with tapestries and frescos of rare beauty giving this hotel a unique setting to turn any event or stay into an unforgettable experience.

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TORTILIS CAMP AMBOSELI

Amboseli, Kenya

Amboseli is also known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1000 elephants reside in the parks eco-system that features some of the largest in Africa. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals all take place both inside the Amboseli National Park and within a private 30,000 acre game concession, offering fantastic opportunities for wildlife photography.

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TURTLE BAY RESORT

Kahuku, Hawaii, USA

Turtle Bay, located on the fabled North Shore of Oahu, offers the kind of endless, unbelievably unique activities that most resorts can’t ever claim to offer: surfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, snorkeling, Segway tours, horseback riding, helicopter adventures, spa, tennis, and golf. Imagine setting off on horseback pre-breakfast, a surf session after lunch, and a hike at sunset.

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VERMEJO PARK RANCH

Raton, New Mexico, USA

At nearly 600,000 acres or 920 square miles, Vermejo Park Ranch is not only Ted Turner Expeditions’ largest destination offering, but owner Ted Turner’s largest property, overall. Comparable in size to several national parks, Vermejo is predominately located in northern New Mexico, with a portion of its enormous acreage spilling over the state line into southern Colorado.

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