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Diving with Sperm Whales
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Come face to face with the gentle giants of the deep on this truly humbling adventure as you dive with sperm whales.
The deep water of the Caribbean Sea offshore of Dominica is home to an abundance of cetaceans including the best-studied sperm whale population in the world. ... Nearly 200 resident sperm whales live year-round in clear, temperate, azure water ideal for in-water viewing and phenomenal encounters. Enjoy a private encounter with these magnificent creatures.
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The Sustainable Slow Adventure Safari
The Luangwa valley can be found at the end of Africa’s Great rift valley in North Eastern Zambia. Zambia itself remains one of Africa’s hidden gems, a true wilderness where nature is queen. Real Africa. As the Luangwa River flows further south through the National Park past Mfuwe and down to the southern reaches of the park you will find the Lusangazi sector. Here you will find yourself in the remote and exclusive paradise that is Sungani Lodge and Kulanidla Camp.
Stay in a Hand-Sculpted Ice Hotel
Every year when the winter comes, the pristine waters the meandering of Torne River slow down and freeze into ice. On one chilly day in 1989, the first ever Ice hotel was hand-sculpted out of these massive ice blocks harvested from this very river running alongside. Today, over three decades later, this beauty has become a must-visit Swedish landmark for travellers from all parts of the globe. Each winter since the first and the original hotel was built, passionate artists gather in the modest town of Jukkasjäarvi to build a new rendition of this Arctic wonder. When the spring comes, the hotel is then left to melt and find its way back to nature. Each coming winter brings a one-of-a-kind version of this work of art, promising a new set of treasured memories just waiting to unfold in this stunning Swedish destination.
St. Lucia Private Yacht Experience
Enjoy a rare view of St. Lucia's iconic Piton mountains from the comfort of your own private yacht and enjoy activities such as a hike through the rainforest trails offering spectacular ocean views, while learning about stunning tropical flora and fauna. Expect to enjoy sunset cocktails at Basil's Bar while visiting the "world's finest private island" Mustique and explore the magical black sands of St. Vincent, an island famously featured in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean." You can also find yourself enjoying a sampling of local French Caribbean cuisine prepared by your private yacht chef and served al fresco under the stars.
A Family Winter Wonderland in Lapland
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, where snow was slowly falling to the ground and covering everything like a white blanket, the Grand Master Elf, Pippuri (Pepper), was gazing upon the Northern Sky and hoping it would provide a solution to his problem. After doing several calculations over the last couple of days, Pippuri had realized that Christmas was approaching quickly and a lot of things needed to be done. Every year Santa Claus was receiving more and more letters and according to the Scout Elves, the amount of chimneys and stockings around the world seemed to be growing too. According to his calculations, though all the elves were sharp minded and very skilled, they would not be able to handle the number of tasks before Christmas without the extra help.
Your Own Private Winter Wilderness Experience
OCTOLA was built for frequent, global travellers accustomed to luxurious five star hotels. Being accommodated in a wooden chalet is the essence of Lapland, providing the most authentic stay in the Arctic. They offer total privacy in their own secluded wilderness area and all the exciting outdoor Arctic activities are on your doorstep. Their wilderness guides, chef and butler ensure that all your requirements and wishes are attended to. "Part of my philosophy of luxury in Lapland is to be secluded, far from the crowds, and to be at one with nature, but with access to every conceivable private service and comfort. It is in such a place that I find inspiration and relaxation. It is my wish that this is where you will find them also." - Janne Honkanen, Founder Octola.
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