Cosseted in Costa Rica

Nayara Hotel & Gardens was just named the #1 resort in Central and South America by Travel + Leisure. (It’s the #6 hotel in the worldwide rankings!) Each of its spacious casitas has its own lush, secluded garden and a terrace with a private Jacuzzi overlooking Arenal Volcano. Over dinner in the gourmet al fresco restaurant, you’re likely to see the red glow of lava on the volcano’s cone.

Nayara hotel

Rooms with a View

When you plan a vacation, there’s no easier way to compare your options than by looking at the hotels they include. At Classic Journeys, we win that contest time and again. Some nights, it’s because of coveted 5-star properties that regularly appear in “World’s Best” and “Top 100” rankings. On others it might be the utterly authentic French farmhouse or a too-scenic-to-believe rainforest lodge. Below are just a few of our favorite hotels, from the exalted to the gracious, family-run treasures. All are characteristic of the accommodations we seek out for you on every Classic Journey.

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor (Siem Reap)
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia 

The Oberoi Amarvilas (Agra)
India—Rajasthan, Tigers & Taj 

Hilton Imperial (Dubrovnik)
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Palais Jamai (Fès)
Morocco—Fès to Marrakesh

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens (Arenal Volcano)
Costa Rica

Hotel Alhambra Palace (Granada)
Spain: Seville, Granada & Córdoba

Jasper Park Lodge (Jasper)
Canadian Rockies: Banff & Jasper

Hotel Iguana Crossing (Isabela Island)
The Galápagos

Great Bear Lodge (Many Glacier)
Montana’s Glacier Park

Casa Delfino (Chania)
The Greek Isles-Crete & Santorini

Grand Hotel Quisisana (Capri)
The Amalfi Coast & Capri

Grand Hotel Miramare (Santa Margherita)
Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

Villa Athena (Agrigento)
Sicily—Island in the Sun

Le Castellas (Collias)
A Week in Provence

Château de Sully (Bayeux)
Normandy & Brittany

Hotel Monasterio (Cusco)
Peru & Machu Picchu



Classic Journeys operates cultural walking adventures and family multi-sport vacations year-round. Guests enjoy boutique hotels and expert local guides that create unique opportunities for our guests. Click here to download a day-by-day itinerary of the trips, call a Guest Services Coordinator at 800-200-3887, or email Classic Journeys at