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The Top Outdoor Adventure Hotels

15. TIERRA CHILOÉ, CASTRO, CHILE
The Top Outdoor Adventure Hotels
These 15 top hotels for outdoor adventure, as selected by our readers in this year’s AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards, brim with thrill-seeking activities and breathtaking natural settings that guest can enjoy without ever having to leave the hotel grounds. From African safari lodges to desert retreats to mountain hot spring resorts, these adventure-centric hotel havens deliver up the best of both worlds, pairing the chance for rugged outdoor pursuits with plenty of pampering and creature comforts.
By AFAR Staff
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    15. TIERRA CHILOÉ, CASTRO, CHILE
    15. TIERRA CHILOÉ, CASTRO, CHILE
    For more information: Tierra Chiloé
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    14. BERESHEET, ISRAEL
    14. BERESHEET, ISRAEL
    For more information: Beresheet
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    13. AL MAHA DESERT RESORT AND SPA, DUBAI, UAE
    13. AL MAHA DESERT RESORT AND SPA, DUBAI, UAE
    For more information: Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
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    12. EMIRATES ONE & ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY RESORT AND SPA, AUSTRALIA
    12. EMIRATES ONE & ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY RESORT AND SPA, AUSTRALIA
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    11. CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RETREAT, TOFINO, CANADA
    11. CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RETREAT, TOFINO, CANADA
    For more information: Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat
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    10. SAFFIRE FREYCINET, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
    10. SAFFIRE FREYCINET, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
    For more information: Saffire Freycinet
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    9. THE RESORT AT PAWS UP, GREENOUGH, MONTANA
    9. THE RESORT AT PAWS UP, GREENOUGH, MONTANA
    For more information: The Resort at Paws Up
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    8. ASILIA NAMIRI PLAINS, TANZANIA
    8. ASILIA NAMIRI PLAINS, TANZANIA
    For more information: Asilia Namiri Plains
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    7. TALON LODGE, ALASKA
    7. TALON LODGE, ALASKA
    For more information: Talon Lodge
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    6. DUNTON HOT SPRINGS, DOLORES, COLORADO
    6. DUNTON HOT SPRINGS, DOLORES, COLORADO
    For more information: Dunton Hot Springs
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    5. NAYARA RESORT, SPA & GARDENS, COSTA RICA
    5. NAYARA RESORT, SPA & GARDENS, COSTA RICA
    For more information: Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
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    4. THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA, CHILE
    4. THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA, CHILE
    For more information: The Singular Patagonia
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    3. MOMBO CAMP, BOTSWANA
    3. MOMBO CAMP, BOTSWANA
    For more information: Mombo Camp
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    2. THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS, MATAURI BAY, NEW ZEALAND
    2. THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS, MATAURI BAY, NEW ZEALAND
    For more information: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
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    1. ANGAMA MARA, KENYA
    1. ANGAMA MARA, KENYA
    The Angama Mara lodge in Kenya was designed by South African architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens to celebrate the view—a huge wooden deck wraps around the front of the lodge, with a circular sunken fire pit that invites guests to gather for evening sundowners. The layout of the main guest areas is a modern take on that of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club: Pillars break up the large space set with stylish dining tables and chairs, and glass doors that fold open, allowing guests to appreciate the landscape from indoors. Out of Africa film fans will appreciate the setting all the more—one of the kopjes on Angama’s property was the setting for the movie poster. 

    For more information: Angama Mara
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    What’s Next. . .
    What’s Next. . .
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