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6114 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
Plenty of hotels near Scottsdale specialize in unplugging, and the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is no exception. The 201-room midcentury modern property is surrounded by 23 acres of towering pines, saguaro cactus, and desert wildflowers. But...
Shop No. 23 & 24, Hemis Complex, Upper Tukcha Road, Zangsti, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
Ladakh, a region in the Indian Himalayas an hour’s flight north of Delhi (elevation: 11,500 feet), became a lot more accessible 10 years ago when Shakti Himalaya started hosting homestays in restored village houses. Their spacious new...
Ward no 1 Narayani Nager Palika Chitwan National Park Nepal, Meghauli 44207, Nepal
Set along the banks of the meandering Rapti River in Chitwan National Park, Meghauli Serai, run by Taj Safaris, is a prime spot for viewing more than 550 species of birds and 68 kinds of mammals, including leopards, Royal Bengal tigers, and...
PC 214, Al Mansurah Street, Al Baleed, Salalah 360, Oman
Travelers can now take in the beauty of Oman’s otherworldly desert landscapes from the comfort of Al Baleed Resort Salalah on the southern coast. The white-walled, 136-room resort sits in the shadow of indigo mountains, between a...
No 110, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa 621, Oman
Travelers can now take in the beauty of Oman’s otherworldly desert landscapes from the comfort of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the central Al Hajar Mountains. Set on the rim of a massive canyon surrounded by craggy mountains,...
TT. Cái Bè, Cái Bè, Tiền Giang, Vietnam
We arranged a private tour of the Mekong River Delta through the Park Hyatt Saigon. We were driven from the hotel to Cai Be in a Cadillac with snacks and drinks, then escorted to our private river boat (also loaded with fresh fruit, coffee and...
Tân Châu, An Giang Province, Vietnam
Cruising toward the Cambodian border, you’ll make your last stop in Vietnam to explore the city of Tan Chau via rickshaw, stopping at sites like the colorful Cao Dai temple. There, knowledgeable local guides will explain more about the Cao Dai...
Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia’s capital city is a feast for the senses. Get a feel for its energy on a Uniworld-arranged cyclo tour along its wide French Colonial boulevards, then marvel at attractions like the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda—home to...
Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
After saying farewell to the dedicated Navigator staff—who by now know exactly how you take your coffee and what to pour you at sunset—you’ll settle into the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. The next few days are yours to fill with...
Ko Tarutao, Mueang Satun District, Satun, Thailand
Most of this journey ventures through Sumatra and Java, but there are two stops in Thailand’s remote Ko Tarutao Marine Park on the first day—areas rarely visited by cruise or expedition ships. (You can thank the Silver Discoverer’s shallow draft...
Banda Aceh, Banda Aceh City, Aceh, Indonesia
After crossing into Indonesia and making the most of time at sea with expert lectures, chef-prepared delights, and relaxation on the ship decks, you’ll reach the port of Sabang on Pulau Weh (or Weh Island). With knowledgeable local guides by your...
Probolinggo, Probolinggo City, East Java, Indonesia
After nearly two weeks onboard the Silver Discoverer, you’re likely to agree with Jill Djoleto, senior travel designer of Tully Luxury Travel, who enthuses, “The experience is one of truly understated elegance.” And on the last day before...