9 Luxury Hiking Trips For Nature Lovers

9 Luxury Hiking Trips For Nature Lovers

While hiking can be a nature lover’s favorite activity, some of us don’t want to leave our cozy beds and delicious meals. Many modern trekkers prefer to trek all day and stay the night at a luxurious place.

On such trips, you get 5-star accommodations, luxurious amenities and a delicious meal to remember.

But any such exceptional excursion requires careful planning and thorough research.

Don’t worry, we have made your job easy by listing out some hiking places that offer luxurious stays.

Keep reading to find out which destination will suit your interests the most. 

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

The first hiking spot you should put on your bucket list is Machu Picchu. 

Nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is a heaven for nature lovers. 

A perfect blend of adventure, history and culture, this UNESCO World Heritage will give you an experience for a lifetime. You will see snow-capped mountains, numerous rivers and dense forests.

Moreover, you will encounter different kinds of terrains. Although the luxury accommodations can relax you after the days’ difficult trek, make sure you wear supportive orthotic shoes to maneuver comfortably through difficult trails around the Inca civilization. 

2. Patagonia, Chile

For all nature lovers and adventure seekers, Patagonia is a playground that offers views of glaciers, lakes, valleys and mountains.

Furthermore, the wildlife of Torres del Paine National Park, such as puma, armadillos, foxes, penguins and whales will keep you company during the Patagonia visit.

After your hike, you can chill at a cozy lodge and enjoy Chilean cuisine and drink, amidst nature. So, lace up your sneakers and embark on this unforgettable hike.

3. Tergo La Trek, Bhutan

If you’re a person who prefers to hike in a less populated area or on unexplored paths, Tergo La Trek in Bhutan is for you. The trek lives up to its name, “Tergo La”, which means “hidden treasure door”.

Taking you from different terrains, covering farmlands, and exploring forest trails, gives you an amazing view of Kanchenjunga. Along with giving you mystical views of landscapes, this trek also introduces you to vibrant culture. You will find many ancient monasteries and flags with prayers written on them. 

You must do this trek between April to November as many routes get blocked due to snow in winter. 

4. Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

A mix of many ecosystems, home to numerous flora and fauna and a paradise for adventure seekers, Tasmanian Wilderness is a trek you should not miss. 

Do not forget your orthopedic shoes as you will have to cross rainforests, alpine meadows and coastlines. Moreover, this trek lets you enjoy outdoor adventures, such as boat trips, bike riding and helicopter riding to give you a view of a mountain top.

The best part of this trek? 

You get to watch northern lights, also known as aurora lights. Tasmanian is considered as one of the best places to witness the unbelievable star trails and aurora lights.

5. Banff National Park Canada

Banff National Park is not just a park but a famous spot among hot-spring lovers. Take the right kind of sneakers with you as this trail has rocky terrain.

However, climbing up these rocky peaks will be worth it once you get a view of turquoise lakes and lush forests. Also, by exploring a little or taking a local with you, you can find hidden waterfalls, meadows and breathtaking viewpoints. 

While packing your bags for Banff National Park, keep a variety of clothes as you will need to protect yourself from sunlight while hiking and from cold wind when you stop. 

6. Galapagos Trekking from a Yacht

Explore the Galapagos Islands in style with a private yacht. Sounds luxurious? Well, it is.

Galapagos Island is a dreamy destination that lets you enjoy wildlife, volcanic landscapes and gourmet meals. To top it all, you get a yacht to explore the island at your convenience.

Nature lovers are amazed by the unique wildlife this destination offers. It has giant tortoises, seals, penguins, iguanas, sea lions, thousands of species of fish and an abundance of birds.

7. Yosemite National Park, USA

One of the most iconic hikes is the hike to Yosemite National Park in the USA which draws millions of visitors to soak in the view of granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls and valleys.

Furthermore, it provides many fun activities for all outdoor enthusiasts such as skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding during winters, rafting, climbing, and horse riding during summers.

Yosemite, which is a perfect blend of excitement and comfort, is a luxury destination for hiking. Visitors can enjoy adventures along with upscale amenities.

8. Santorini, Greece

What could be more mesmerizing than Santorini’s volcanic landscape and azure waters? There are numerous trails that you can take depending on what you want to explore. 

You can explore villages, check out the vineyards or enjoy the panoramic views through cliffside paths. For each view, you’ll have to take a different route. Thus, it is crucial to research thoroughly before finalizing your hiking trip.

For instance, you can choose the hike from Fira to Oia, if you wish to see the panoramic view of the island. However, you should avoid this route if you’re accompanied by young children as this hike can be a little difficult.

9. Maui, Hawaii

This hike is popular among the people who love waterfalls and can spend hours in clear swimming pools under these falls.

Maui offers scenic waterfalls, freshwater streams and whatnot to give you a lifetime experience. This hike also covers lush rainforests and volcanic craters, giving you no time to get bored.

However, this trek can be difficult for some due to slippery rocks, uneven terrain or unexpected rise in water levels. So, ensure you’re ready for this hike before selecting it.

Final Thoughts

Nothing could be better than a luxury trip that allows you to explore the wild and enjoy the thrills of nature. Right?

From the historical ruins of Machu Picchu to the mystical waterfalls of Maui, these nine destinations will force you to keep exploring.