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To Hotel or not To Hotel? It’s a Group Decision

There are many accommodation choices for adventurous group globetrotters that go beyond the typical western-style big-box hotels. Depending on the exotic locale, the choices can be as memorable as the destination itself. The tented camps and safari lodges of East and South Africa, the historic Riads of Morocco and Havelis in India, the castles and palaces of Europe, the overwater bungalows of a tropical island, a classic Yurt in Mongolia, a cruise cabin on an Egyptian Dahabiya, a historic homestead in the outback of Australia or just the best option available in a fascinating new destination.

A well-prepared group can choose a range of accommodation types to fully embrace the nuances and unique flavours of their destination.

Here are 5 of our favorite accommodations for your group’s next trip to one of Goway’s destinations:

Australia: Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort is the place to stay for any special interest group wanting to feel the remoteness and scale of the Australian Outback. It is the only hotel located within the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia, 430km north of Adelaide, and is a haven of outback hospitality set in an extraordinary landscape molded over 800 million years. Group activities include 4WD tours, guided Aboriginal culture walks, and stunning scenic flights over Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheater of ancient mountains.

Ashford Castle

Ireland: Ashford Castle
What better way for your group to experience Ireland than by staying in an historic 13th century castle complete with turrets, ramparts, and rooms filled with armour, period furniture and décor?

Located west of Dublin in County Mayo, its past inhabitants, including the Guinness family of brewing dynasty fame, have gazed out upon the blue waters of Lough Corrib for over 800 years. Today, the castle has 83 bedrooms, a spa, and 140 hectares of wooded parkland.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

South Africa: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Situated in the game rich Sabi Sand Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is the perfect retreat for your group after an exciting day of game viewing. Amid the tranquility of the bush, there is no better way to end the day than having the group get together for a sundowner on the lodge’s big deck overlooking a waterhole, where wildlife regularly come to drink.

Las Torres explora Lodge

Chile: Explora Patagonia
Anchored like a ship by Lake Pehoé, in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Explora Patagonia offers a prime location for your group to go out and explore the park. With over 50 included guided hikes, horseback rides, and various catamaran excursions to choose from, your adventurous group will be inspired by views of massive glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, and jagged mountains. At the end of an active day, group members will be well looked after in this all-inclusive resort with sumptuous meals, open bar, and use of well-deserved spa facilities.

Samode Indian Haveli

India: Samode Haveli Jaipur
To have your group discover the essence of India, they should experience as many aspects of its cultures and history as possible. Embracing Indian culture is easy during the day – no country offers an all-sensory experience quite like India! In the evening, you can extend the experience and stay in a unique heritage haveli that echoes the past while providing all the amenities needed for the 21st century Globetrotter. The Samode Haveli, in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is a great option. Built 225 year ago as a regal residence, this majestic old mansion is adorned with beautiful gardens, courtyards and terraces. The architectural marvel remains cool even in the harsh sun and heat, owing to its splendid design. It’s also filled with antique furniture and original art work, offering a great respite for any group after a full day of sightseeing.

For more info on how to book, see our online booking inquiry form on Goway.com

For more itinerary ideas please visit our Groups Sample Itineraries pages.


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