The Most Authentic Experiences to Have in 2024 (part 1)

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Explore the top authentic travel experiences for 2024, from luxury tented camps in Costa Rica to Northern Lights in Sweden, culinary adventures in Vietnam, conservation safaris in Cambodia, and more. Discover unique destinations and immerse yourself in unforgettable adventures that combine luxury travel, nature, and cultural richness.

Discover the most authentic experiences


As the world of travel continually evolves, 2024 promises to be a year of unparalleled and authentic experiences. From the serenity of luxury camps with adventurous escapes to the vibrancy of world-famous cuisine, we would like to present to you a curated list of the top experiences we want to book for you in 2024.

Zip line and anti poaching at Shinta Mani Wild- a Bensley Collection


Explore the untouched waterways of the last Cambodian wild ecosystem from the fully equipped luxury expedition boats or join anti poachers while they check illegal traps and study the wild forest and its inhabitants. The most known is the thrilling zip line, a unique way to experience the region's breathtaking beauty, which takes you straight to a cocktail bar. 

As the first private wildlife and nature reserve in Cambodia, Shinta Mani Wild offers an unparalleled adventure for the eco-conscious traveler in the heart of Cambodia's wilderness. The famous hotel designer and architect Bill Bensley fascinated by an unspoiled Cambodian jungle, bought the logging rights here to protect this area from illegal logging and poaching by wild hunters.  

Discover more about Shinta Mani here or directly book here. 


Experience the Natural Majesty of São Tomé and Príncipe


Profoundly connect with nature by participating in turtle, whale or bird watching on the pristine beaches of São Tomé and Príncipe. Observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat and learn about conservation efforts to protect them. It’s a humbling experience that highlights the beauty and fragility of marine life and wildlife.

São Tomé and Príncipe, a hidden gem of the African coast is a sanctuary for nature lovers. Let us take you to this 31 million-year-old volcanic island, which is offering a transformative and restful once-in-a-lifetime experience in a unique environment.

Each visit supports local communities, as HBD PRincipe is the largest employer, which means that everyone, at every level, is impacted by the actions related to HBD. When traveling to the authentic island, everyone is helping preserve the island's unique culture and biodiversity.

Book your next stay here. 

African Safari and Rhino Tracking in Africa


If you haven't experienced safari yet, you have to join us on one in the year 2024. Have you ever spotted white lions or rhinos? They are unique in the African savanna and we are ready to take you there.

Furthermore, we have partnered with African Bush Camps, renowned for their commitment to sustainable tourism and community empowerment. Their foundation actively supports education, conservation, and community initiatives, making every safari experience not only breathtaking but also socially responsible. Witness the untamed beauty of the African wilderness, knowing that your journey contributes to the preservation of these extraordinary landscapes and their inhabitants.

Book your trip to Africa here.  Choose your dates of visit based on the month of the year and when you can spot the most animals in the natural environment.  

Adventure Awaits in Utah's Zion Desert


For those seeking a serene yet adventurous escape, Utah's Zion Desert is a must-visit. Its awe-inspiring landscapes, from towering cliffs to deep canyons, offer endless exploration opportunities. Whether for hiking, e-biking or simply soaking in the desert's tranquil beauty, a visit to Zion is an opportunity to connect with nature and discover the untamed spirit of the American West.

Book your stay in Utah desert here. 

Experience Northern Lights, Sweden


Witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from the unique vantage point of Sweden’s Treehotel. Nestled high among the treetops in the Swedish Lapland, this hotel offers a magical experience, combining modern architecture with the enchantment of the aurora borealis. It’s a must-visit for anyone chasing this celestial phenomenon.

Discover more about Treehotel here or directly book your stay here.

Sustain local food and agriculture


In the realm of sustainable luxury, the emphasis is increasingly on culinary experiences that are not only exquisite but also ethically and environmentally conscious. The integration of local organic produce, cultivated in harmony with nature, has become a cornerstone of this new luxury ethos. Strong partnerships with local farmers and fishermen ensure not only the freshest ingredients but also support the economic and social fabric of the communities. This approach not only nurtures biodiversity but also significantly reduces food waste, reflecting a deep commitment to environmental stewardship.

Guests are invited to immerse themselves in this sustainable culinary journey, from enjoying meals prepared with produce harvested from local gardens to participating in community initiatives that plant and nurture these food sources. This hands-on experience offers a unique insight into the local agricultural practices and fosters a meaningful connection between the land, its people, and the food on your plate. Delighting in the flavors of freshly picked, naturally grown produce, while understanding its journey from farm to table, enriches the dining experience, making it not just a meal but a celebration of sustainable living and community harmony.

With Authentic Luxury, we promise you to experience the most authentic luxury travel of your life. Our team of travel experts will arrange everything for you and suggest you the best authentic experiences on the destination. This isn't just travel; it’s a journey into the extraordinary.

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