Check off your bucket list
Do away with bucket lists to be ticked off and seek experiences that are rare and to be treasured.
Our artisanal experiences across the world showcase the creations of nature made under the skillful hands of the master creator – God and some humble attempts made by man …GET A QUOTE
Poetry in Architecture
The ancient land once coveted by the Greeks, Mongols, Arabs and Turks is now inhabited by the friendliest people you will ever meet. Those with or without a penchant for ancient history and architecture are bound to be entranced by the astounding beauty of the cities and oases of this great land. The honeycombed Mihrabs and arches of the blue beauty –Masjed-e-shah of Esfahan, the gurgling fountains and squares of Yazd or the giant staircases of Persepolis, Tehran with its café culture and eclectic art scene are some of the baffling sights that leaves one gape in wonder, And if this does not leave one dumbstruck get ready for the visual assault at Tabriz Bazaar –the world’s largest covered bazaar teaming with exotic carpets, jewelry and home décor.
The wintery nights seem warm, as we wait for her to appear in the cozy comfort of warm wood fired crackling fireplaces sipping Lakka or Glogg. The days are filled with snow bound activities with huskies and reindeers, that will warm the cockles of your heart and the Christmas spirit is alive at Santa’s homeland! Indulge in a relaxing sauna or sample fine Finnish cuisine and experience the warmth of the Sami culture in this snow laden haven.
The Mighty Virunga and its Gentle Inhabitants
The sunlight casting shadows on the mighty Virunga Volcano and the dappled waters of the Twin lakes was not the only reason Diane Fossey set forth into this unchartered terrain of Rwanda. The Gorillas in the mist in the Heart of Africa where it all began.. Heart stopping moments of wonder, with close encounters of these gentle beasts are out of the body experiences with Encompass.
Meet the Gentlemen in Tuxedos
Be swept off your feet by these charmers as they wobble along in the glacial wonderland of Antarctica. The crunch of ice and sparkling ice blue waters, towering icebergs span the horizon as you encounter squealing seals and giant whales and learn more about these gentle giants with our naturalists and marine experts. Sustainable travel to this region is the hallmark of our journey to the ‘End of the World’ and learn firsthand about our tiny little actions go a long way to mitigate the impacts of climate change on this fragile ecosystem. So swap winter gear, buy goods preloved or preowned and pull up your socks for the adventure of a lifetime.
Halloween at Bram’s Castle
Draw out your fangs and your wild side as we go trick and treating in Queen Maries summer palace in Transylvania. Staying in Quaint rural guesthouses the last of Europe’s pristine wilderness at your doorstep, entices one to explore this rich diverse Landscape inhabited by the most hospitable people!(leaving aside the myth about Count Dracula/Vlad the impaler)
Breakfast by the Waterfall
Kuang si waterfall is all yours this morning for you and your love to enjoy . Almost Tarzan and Jane style but with all the trappings of modern luxury you will enjoy a gourmet breakfast spread in the proximity of the gurgling waterfall with the company of your love… there a better way to start the day?
A Quiet Lunch on Shimmering Waters
Enjoy a shan themed lunch in the middle of the vast expanse of Inle lake on a traditional rice paper boat which is now a floating restaurant . Your food will be cooked in a boat close by and each course is rowed to you lending itself to the serenity of the lake. The swishing oars and lapping waters will be music to the ears.
Magic of the Monarchs
Another wondrous creation from God’s canvas, witness the Monarch butterflies in the fir tree forests of Michoacán to see - the mass migration of millions of monarch butterflies. Stand in awe as clouds of orange and black beauties glimmer under the shining sun.
Celebrate New Year’s in the Monaco of South America
Punta del Este is the place to be seen and see for its party vibe and jet setting crowd. The golden beaches are perfect for late night out dancing at clubs or events to go to or restaurants to taste their delights. You might just bump into a celebrity while you are here! Take your pick.
Self-drive around the world’s highest active volcano
As you traverse the unspoiled Paramo like tundra vegetation in your 4x4, stopping at luxury Haciendas and enjoying mountain gastronomy, with the stunning view of the snowcapped “Neck of the Moon” or Cotopaxi volcano, is a unique experience.
Pink Dolphins in the Amazonian Peru
An unforgettable voyage into one of Peru’s most remote rainforest areas. Spanning more than five million acres of flooded forest, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the largest, protected flooded forest in the world. Your brush with the pink dolphins who, according to local legends turns into a handsome young man at nights to seduce innocent women and slink back into the waters at the first touch of sunrise . Myths aside live life on the edge at the Skylodge suspended over a cliff face luxurious confines and with a view you would have if you were the famed peruvian Condors of Colca.
Star struck in the Uyuni Salt Flats
Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt plains embark in a hot air balloon, for a magical flight over the Salt Flats, when the sun rises. At night, the sky of the Alptiplano is transformed into a STAR LIT canvas which will leave you star struck.