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In an increasingly hectic world, sometimes a holiday just needs to be about sheer escapism – be that from the office, from the city, or even from the children. The exclusive escapes suggested here all incorporate more than a little indulgence, and the time and space to take time out from reality back home.
Indonesia is an increasingly popular destination, with attention turning beyond Bali to the fascinating islands of Java and Lombok and further afield still to Sumba and Komodo. But there’s more - much much more - to see in this beguiling destination, including Raja Ampat in the very bullseye of the Coral Triangle, the so-called 'epicentre of marine biodiversity'.
Botswana's Kalahari is a semi-arid desert and the most species rich in the world.
Of Wilfred Thesiger fame, this is desert as it should be, with soaring dunes as far as the eye can see.
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, this archipelago of Norwegian islands is remote, wild and completely beautiful.
Head as far south as you can to witness Argentina's extraordinary glaciers, mountains and rugged scenery.
Stat alert. Antarctica’s massive ice-cap covers an area 1.7 times the size of Australia and contains some 29 million cubic kilometres of ice, or roughly 70% of the world's fresh water.
With an extremely unusual ecosystem, this is one of Chile's top attractions, offering a plethora of excursions from the sedate to the most active, and excellent tourist infrastructure.
Small but perfectly formed, Djibouti is a fascinating and beautiful country with wonderful desert scenery and fabulous snorkelling and diving.
A flying safari along the Skeleton Coast takes in some of the most remote wilderness areas of Namibia, and this remains one of Original Travel’s favourite African experiences.