The pull of the outdoors has never been stronger. If you’ve got coronavirus cabin fever, Exclusive Resorts has the perfect antidote. We know Members are craving fresh air and action so we’ve refreshed our Private Travel Collection to focus on all-exclusive hiking, biking and road trip adventures closer to home.
“We wanted to give Members more options than ever before domestically,” says Gina Bach, Vice President of Exclusive Resorts Experience Collection. “We’ve looked at top U.S. destinations, like Martha's Vineyard, where we don’t have residences yet, but we know our Members love and have partnered with trusted operators, like Backroads, to develop these one-of-a-kind itineraries.” The new Collection has something for everyone, says Ms. Bach. “Couples will love the New England Road Trip and families can check the U.S. national park road trip off their bucket list with our itineraries in Yellowstone and Zion.”
Choose from quick escapes, like a long-weekend in Palm Springs, to more immersive getaways, like an 11-day maritime exploration of Maine. And because we know, for some Members, a little vacation just won’t do, we’ve added four extraordinary, all-exclusive excursions in Africa to satisfy your pent-up wanderlust.
Hiking & Biking Tours
“These hands-on, interactive travel experiences were developed with our more active Members in mind,” says Bach. “And when it comes to hiking, biking and multisport, no one does it better than Backroads.”
Take in high-desert mesa landscapes on two wheels and get an insider tour of Santa Fe’s famous art scene.
Stay at iconic island hotels, like the White Elephant, and cycle mellow coastal routes past 19th-century sea captains’ home, lighthouses and picturesque beaches.
Hike the cacti-studded trails of Joshua Tree National Park and a section of the legendary Pacific Coast Trail.
Heli-hike with Canadian Mountain Holidays and have an unforgettable backdrop of dramatic moraines and ice-carved valleys all to yourself.
Great American Road Trips
“This is the new wave of travel” says Bach. “People want luxury road trips that offer 24-hour support and intimate stays for just you and your family or pod. Through our partnership with All Roads North, we’re delivering incredible drives packed with exclusive travel experiences away from the crowds.”
A curated, artisanal tour of Vermont provides opportunities to sample syrup with a fifth-generation maple sugar farm and produce fresh cheese at a dairy farm.
You won’t just eat your fill of lobstah, you’ll also help haul traps on a Maine lobster boat.
Spot elk, bison and bighorn sheep while enjoying a picnic dinner in the Lamar Valley, an area of Yellowstone known as the ‘Serengeti of the Americas’ for its extraordinary abundance of wildlife.
Take in five Utah national parks, including Zion, where a private guide will take you canyoneering.
Epic Adventures Abroad
We know our Members are craving grand vacations and there’s no place more exotic and exciting than Africa, says Bach. “If you have a big anniversary or birthday to celebrate at the end of 2021 or in 2022, go big with an experience of a lifetime in Africa.”
Wake up to snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and the distant roars of lions at pioneering safari lodge ol Donyo.
Singita Sabi Sands is famed for its high concentration of big game. On a private walking safari, you’ll learn to track the park’s resident elephants, rhino and buffalo.
Spot the Kruger’s large prides of lion on safari then experience Singita’s acclaimed community efforts during a visit to the Singita School of Cooking.
Cruise the Nile aboard the M.S. Farah and explore the legendary Pyramids at Gîza alongside your personal Egyptologist.