Making an entrance
Paraglider: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Visitors to this 82-villa resort on the Musandam Peninsula can paraglide in from a 962ft ledge on Zighy Mountain. Another option is to take a 15-minute speedboat to the resort.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam peninsula, Oman (+968 26735 555, www.sixsenses.com) Doubles from Rs 53,428
Rope bridge: Treehotel, Sweden
Enter the Mirrorcube at the eco-friendly Treehotel through a rope bridge. It’s the only way to reach this room set among the treetops of the pristine forests of Harads—60km south of the Arctic Circle.
Treehotel, Edeforsväg 2 A, S-960 24 Harads, Sweden (+46 092 810 403;www.treehotel.se) Mirrorcube from Rs 31,162
Floatplane: King Pacific Lodge, Canada
This floating wilderness lodge sits on a lake in the Great Bear Rainforest, and the only way to reach it is by a scenic floatplane ride. Once at the lodge, guests can try whale-watching and fly fishing.
King Pacific Lodge, 255 West 1st St., Suite 214, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7M 3G8 (+ 1 604 987 5452;www.kingpacificlodge.com) Doubles from Rs 2,16,276
River raft: Shakti Himalaya, Ladakh
Begin a stay in this village home with a three-hour raft down the Indus River, followed by an hour-long hike through the region of Nimoo. Once there, soak up the simple luxuries of a traditional home. (www.shaktihimalaya.com) Village stays from Rs 30,000