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Luxury vacation ideas & inspiration

Board a vintage-style train for a ride through the Winelands of South Africa, follow a private guide in Kyoto’s geisha district, relax in an opulent spa on a private island in the Seychelles…. On a tailor-made luxury vacation with Audley, you can indulge in the finest options your way. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your individual tastes. Our specialists know the best guides, finest hotels and most exclusive activities and can lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Explore Vietnam’s emerald waters and limestone islands on a restored junk. Spend the night in a restored kasbah in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. Spot the Big Five on private safari in an exclusive Zimbabwe nature reserve. Wake up in a penthouse overlooking Bondi Bay. Plunge into your own personal pool fed by a volcanic hot spring in Costa Rica.

An over-water bungalow in the Maldives. The tropical gardens of Kandy House hotel in Sri Lanka. An ecolodge on Mauritius. What tempts you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best luxury options, wherever you go.

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Recommended destinations for a luxury vacation

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Our recommended luxury itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to choosing your luxury vacation

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.

  • Hakone Ginyu Spa Resort

    Luxury vacations in Japan

    Japan is a country where historic traditions and modern living blend seamlessly, and there are a number of ways to combine luxury and culture. One of our Japan specialists, Katherine, details some of the most appealing ways to indulge in this unique destination.

  • Hanging Rock, Blue Mountains

    Luxury vacations in Australia

    Open your hotel curtains to panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and the harbor. Lounge in an infinity pool gazing out at tropical beaches. Hideaway at a clifftop spa retreat. Whichever pieces of luxury you'd like on your trip to Australia, we can arrange them for you.

  • Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

    Luxury vacations in New Zealand

    If you're planning a luxury vacation to New Zealand we have a huge choice of accommodations available, from luxury hotels and lodges to beach houses and country estates offering top class accommodation.

  • Luxury Tent, Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle

    Luxury vacations in Thailand

    Our Thailand specialist Harriet has had the tough job of vetting some of Thailand’s most luxurious properties and exclusive experiences. Sharing her expertise, she’s picked out some of the best, including a sojourn in a 100-year-old rice barge and time in an opulent tented jungle camp.

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Luxury Vacations in Vietnam

    Vietnam is home to a range of properties that you can include in your luxury vacation. From boutique hotels with their French colonial architecture, to desert island hideaways only accessible by boat.

  • Sapi (left) and Gaya (right) Island, Borneo

    Luxury vacations in Borneo

    Our specialists can create the perfect luxury tailor-made vacation to Borneo for you. A top destination for wildlife enthusiasts, and with plenty of unspoiled beaches, we can advise on the best luxury accommodation to suit your preferences.

  • Taj Mahal, Agra

    Luxury vacations in India

    If you're planning a luxury vacation to India we have a wide range of luxury hotels, tours and excursions available which will enhance your experience of this colorful country.

  • Summer house at Norwood Bungalow

    Luxury Sri Lanka vacations: from colonial grandeur to palm-fringed shores

    Luxury in Sri Lanka can take the form of a palatial beach-front suite, secluded colonial cottage or a safari tent. Sri Lanka specialist Sophie shares her suggestions for the most comfortable stays and exclusive experiences, including tea tasting with a master tea specialist or a chartered flight across the coastline.

  • Little Vumbura, Vumbura Concession

    Luxury safaris in Botswana

    If you're planning a luxury vacation to Botswana we've a huge choice of exclusive places to stay, from luxurious vacation camps and lodges to luxury hotels. Touches of comfort like king-sized beds and plunge pools give you extravagance in the heart of the wildlife.

  • Franschhoek, South Africa

    Luxury vacations in South Africa

    South Africa can pull out all the stops for a luxury trip, and a safari’s just the start. Here, country specialist Tom shares ways to elevate your trip to the rainbow nation, from Cape Town comforts to wine tasting.

  • Klein's Camp, Serengeti National Park

    Luxury vacations in Tanzania

    Tanzania is home to some of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa. It is also home of the world-famous Great Migration, so if you are looking to view this spectacle in style, our country specialists can help you plan your perfect trip to Tanzania.