I always get excited about taking our guests off the beaten track as this is the best way to experience local Indian culture and nature.
Equally compelling is showcasing some of India’s most iconic attractions, cities, and activities my favorites being:
A safari through Kanha National Park in central India – the park is not only beautiful in terms of landscape, but the wildlife viewing and tracking is truly exhilarating.
Staying in a tree house on a coffee estate in Wayanad, Kerala- being surrounded by lush green plantations and the smell of coffee in a remote tucked away part of the country brings alive the joy of India.
A tour through some of the most exclusive clubs in India – from the Delhi Gymkhana and the Bangalore Club to The Cricket Club of India and the Ooty Club.
Witnessing the annual Snake boat race in the backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala – this sheer celebration and communal joy of an Indian festival must be experienced to appreciate the intricacies of Indian life.
South America is such a dynamic destination and we have seen a huge interest from our guests to explore this part of the world. So much so, we expanded our program to include Bolivia and Brazil.
Kayaking through beautiful waters around the remote Puyuhuapi Lodge in the Carretera Austral region of Chile – the fjords, forests, glaciers and sheer natural diversity of the region make it really feel like the end of the world.
In Buenos Aires, I love going to a real “local” peña, which is a folkloric music venue/bar where local Salteños go to dance and listen to live music.
Machu Picchu still ranks as one of the most inspiring and special places on earth.
No place on Earth do you feel a sense of freedom and humility as you do in Africa. The sheer vastness of the landscapes, hair-raising encounters with wild animals and the feeling of being disconnected from the world makes Africa my favorite part of the world to travel.
In Nairobi being able to visit the Karen Blixen House where the evocative film, Out of Africa was shot. Once the home of Florian Keller, my fellow Enchanting Travels Managing Director, this visit is open exclusively to Enchanting Travels guests. Enjoy a dinner at the fireplace where Robert Redford told stories to Meryl Streep.
Without a doubt, I believe the place on earth to experience the masses of wildlife that Africa is so well known for is the Serengeti in Tanzania.