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7 unique places to stay on our Premium Adventures

When it comes to travelling the world, there’s nothing quite like having a unique place to stay that’s as incredible as the adventure itself, which is why we’ve included a host of extraordinary accommodations on our Premium Adventures.

These trips have all the quality of our highly rated Exodus trips but with the added extra of award-winning named leaders, exceptional included experiences and truly unique premium accommodations. From enjoying traditional ryokan stays set in the tranquil Japanese countryside to premium riverboat cruises along the mighty Amazon River, our accommodations will undoubtedly leave you relaxed and refreshed while immersing you further in the adventure!

Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel

1. Stay in a cave hotel in Turkey with rooms dating back to the 5th Century

On our Walking the Ancient Trails of Cappadocia, you’ll discover the carved churches, red-rose valleys and fairy chimneys on foot with our expert named leader and take to the sky in a hot air balloon for an incredible view overlooking the immense landscape. You’re not only getting a birds-eye view, but you also get to immerse yourself in the landscape by enjoying a unique stay at the Yunak Evleri cave hotel.

Situated in the ancient village of Urgup, the Yunak Evleri cave hotel is intricately carved into the mountain cliff. With some rooms dating all the way back to the 5th and 6th centuries, this premium hotel invites you to uncover the fascinating history of the region, while giving you a great base for exploring some of Cappadocia’s best underground cities and stunning blue frescoed rock-carved churches. With an indoor spa wellness centre, the hotel also comes complete with 2 outdoor swimming pools which offer beautiful panoramic views of what Cappadocia is most famous for – its spectacular fairy chimneys.

Kicheche Bush Camp

 2. Spot fascinating wildlife from your exclusive Kicheche Tented Camp in Kenya

Led by our award-winning photographer and conservationist, Paul Goldstein, he’ll show you a different side of Africa rarely seen on other tours. With his unrivalled knowledge and expertise of wildlife tracking in the Masai Mara, he’ll take you to prime hidden spots where you’ll be in with the chance of capturing wild cheetahs, herds of migrating wildebeests and a dazzle of zebras on film. What’s more, is that your adventure continues well into the evening with our unique places to stay.

During our Kenya Photographic Safari Premium Adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind for the night in stylish premium tents under ancient acai trees in the Kicheche camps. Moving three times during your incredible safari to get closer to prolific wildlife at first light, you’ll stay in Kicheche camps located in the Mara North Conservancy, the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and the Naboisho Conservancy. Aside from their haute cuisine, one of the best reasons for camping in the bush is getting to listen to fascinating wildlife noises at dusk.

The Zafiro, Premium Riverboat, Amazon

3. Unwind in your outdoor jacuzzi onboard our premium riverboat in the Amazon

Why not make this year the year you venture into the most remote corners of the earth – the Amazon Rainforest. And what better way to explore than cruising along the mighty Amazon River, than on our premium riverboat, the Zafiro.

Offering panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows in every suite, you could have a front-row seat to incredible wildlife sightings including spotting howler monkeys, three-toed sloths and if you’re lucky even pink dolphins, all in the comfort of your own room! But the best views are undeniably caught from a cushioned lounger on our riverboat’s beautiful observation deck.

Outdoor jacuzzi Zafiro cruise

If our action-packed itinerary of visiting Ribereño villages, taking guided moonlight safaris, canoe excursions and nature walks on our Amazon Rainforest Cruise Premium Adventure has got you feeling tired, why not soothe your legs in our outdoor jacuzzi? Or you could even indulge in a massage or aromatherapy treatments provided by our wellness specialist on board.

UFO camp, Jordan

4. Stargaze from our unique UFO tent camp in Jordan

If you’re looking to explore Jordan’s best sites from the iconic Rose Red City of Petra and otherworldly Wadi Rum landscapes to the Dead Sea and ancient city of Jerash then our Kingdoms of Jordan Premium Adventure ticks every box. 

One of our favourite accommodations on this epic trip is the UFO camp located in the heart of the Wadi Rum desert. After a day spent discovering the highlights of this protected area on your 4x4 jeep, you’ll be treated to an authentic Zarb dinner, cooked underneath the ground in the Bedouin camp. Afterwards, you can choose to relax on the terrace outside your own UFO camp tent to gaze at the stars. With little to no light pollution in the desert, the night views you’ll see in the “Valley of the Moon” from our unique accommodation are nothing short of incredible.

 Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, Costa Rica

5. Order tropical cocktails from your hotel’s hot spring pool in Costa Rica

On our Pura Vida Costa Rica Premium Adventure, you’ll spend a blissful two nights at the  Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, Arenal, just a 20-minute drive from the Arenal Volcano site. With spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano from every room, the premium resort also boasts 3 freshwater swimming pools and 4 natural hot spring pools that are rich in mineral salts and ions coming from underground sources of the Arenal Volcano.

After an exhilarating start, heading out on a Tortuguero boat tour in search of Howler monkeys, iguanas and caimans, why not literally soak in the “Pura Vida” (Pure Life) by enjoying a refreshing dip in the Arenal Spring Resort’s natural pools? One of the pools even comes complete with rock-carved stools and a wet bar, where you can unwind with a cocktail of your choice in this tropical paradise.  

Kambayashi Onsen, Japan

6. Relax in a traditional ryokan surrounded by zen gardens in Japan

Join leading ornithologist, Mark Brazil, as he takes you on an extraordinary Premium Adventure across Japan to spot white-necked cranes and snow monkeys bathing in hot springs. Beginning your journey under the bright lights of Tokyo, you’ll head off to explore the Kirishima-Yaku National Park, the Arasaki Crane Reserve and the Sho River Valley before to the Kambayashi Onsen.

After photographing snow monkeys, you’ll unwind for the next three evenings in your very own traditional ryokan, the Senjukaku Inn. It comes complete with a Japanese zen garden featuring 100-year-old Sakura blossom trees and an onsen, (natural thermal spring) so you can truly relax after an action-packed day.

Syrena Cruise ship, Vietnam

 7. See Halong Bay’s towering limestone peaks from your bedroom window in Vietnam

Built in traditional Vietnamese hardwood, the deluxe Syrena Cruise ship is a sight to behold, which is why we’ve hand-picked this accommodation so you can spend the night on board during our Vietnam & Angkor Premium Adventure. On day 3, you’ll enjoy a 4-hour journey around Halong Bay, taking in the towering limestone islets and karst that rise dramatically out of waters on the Gulf of Tonkin.

During this unforgettable cruise, you’ll be to stop to swim and kayak through the emerald, blue ocean before relaxing for the evening at the sunset bar on deck. This is the perfect time to sit back and watch the sun disappear over Halong Bay with a fine glass of wine, refreshing beer or tropical cocktail. Passengers can also enjoy various authentic Vietnamese dishes from the North to the South and fresh seafood at the Lotus Restaurant. And, for convenience, travellers can also tuck into Syrena's selection of late-night snacks available from 10 pm-1am.

If our incredibly unique places to stay has inspired you to book a Premium Adventure, browse through our new collection here.