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The world’s most spectacular treehouses

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No matter how old you are, spending the night up in the trees is a thrilling prospect. With nature trips getting more popular, we’ve put together a list of eight jaw-dropping treehouses from around the world to add to your travel wish list. From luxury stays with candlelit hot tubs to simple shelters with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the stars, you’ll find plenty of amazing retreats to hide away in.

Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden

Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden

Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden

Treehotel is a modern accommodation hanging high in the canopies of Sweden’s Harads woodlands. Blending contemporary architecture and playful style, this is the perfect place to cozy up among the trees – while also staying just 30 miles from the Arctic Circle.

Conceived by entrepreneur Kent Lindvall, Treehotel has four forest dwellings, each custom-designed by various architects. Choose to stay in the reflective Mirrorcube, the camouflaged Bird’s Nest, the wooden Cabin, or the otherworldly UFO. These eco-friendly stays also have a sauna, hot tub, and swimming pool.

Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa

Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa

Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa

Set in the beautiful scenery of South Africa’s Garden Route National Park is Tsala Treetop Lodge, a private paradise to return to after a day of exploring the park’s rugged coastlines, ancient lakes, and evergreen forests.

This treetop retreat is great for couples looking for a romantic getaway with plenty of comfort and ambience. Relax with a glass of champagne in your private infinity pool as the sun sets behind green mountains.

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the top places in the world to see the “big five” – lions, elephants, Cape buffalos, leopards, and rhinoceroses. There are lots of safaris here, with daily excursions taking tourists along dirt roads as nature’s top predators roam freely in the distance. To spend the night in the center of the action, check out Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve.

Sitting high above the South African bushveld, this impressive property has private decks with swimming pools overlooking the game reserve. Airy guest rooms are surrounded by towering trees, providing plenty of privacy. At night you can watch nocturnal animals coming right up to the property’s perimeter. And the stargazing here is out of this world.

Four Seasons Tented Camp – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Four Seasons Tented Camp – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Four Seasons Tented Camp – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Thailand is a whirlwind experience between its bustling cities, sublime beaches, and tranquil forests. No visit to the country is complete without plunging into the heart of its tropical wilderness – and Chiang Rai is perfect for just that. It’s Thailand’s northernmost major city, and beyond it lies the remote jungles of Laos and Myanmar.

Elevate your adventure at Chiang Rai with a stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle-SHA Extra Plus. Don’t let the word “tent” throw you off. Here, mahogany four-post beds and open-air bathtubs look out over dreamy vistas of whirlpool-filled rivers, tropical jungles, and misty mountains. This is as indulgent a treehouse experience as you'll find.

The Tree House Resort – Chandwaji, India

The Tree House Resort – Chandwaji, India

The Tree House Resort – Chandwaji, India

Jaipur’s ancient forts and pink buildings draw thousands of visitors each year. But just an hour’s drive from the city, you’ll find the sleepy town of Chandwaji, home to the lush Syari Valley.

Immerse yourself in tropical bliss at The Tree House Resort, a lavish oasis hidden high among the trees. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and spot wildlife from your window – it’s the ideal vantage point. Here, the march of nature is interrupted only by moments of stillness and tranquility. Enjoy stellar views of the Aravalli Range from the patio at dusk, with no sounds other than the lullaby of crickets and cicadas.

Tree House Lodge – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Tree House Lodge – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Tree House Lodge – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Live your best Robinson Crusoe life at the Tree House Lodge in Costa Rica. This airy wooden structure seems to melt into the jungle backdrop, making it a luxurious haven. While the lodge’s common areas open up to capture the natural breeze, the private bungalows are completely air-conditioned, furnished with canopy beds, and offer every comfort you could want.

After soaking in the outdoor hot tub, taking an instructor-led yoga class, or simply lounging in your hammock, it’s time to hit the beach. That isn’t much of a problem with the majestic blue surf of the Caribbean just a minute’s walk away.

Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel & Spa – Puerto Fuy, Chile

Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel & Spa – Puerto Fuy, Chile

Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel & Spa – Puerto Fuy, Chile

Escape to a fantastical dwelling in the dense forests of Huilo Huilo in Chile. Tucked away in this protected bio reserve is the Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel & Spa – a sky-high sanctuary built around an ancient oak tree. Here, childhood imagination meets world-class luxury, with blue pools that wind around shrubbery, plush deck chairs, and a full array of spa treatments available to guests. Venture off the beaten path and explore the forests beyond. Huilo Huilo is home to hot springs and volcanoes, with a seven-story tall waterfall just beyond your hideaway.

Treehouse Lodge – Iquitos, Peru

Treehouse Lodge – Iquitos, Peru

Treehouse Lodge – Iquitos, Peru

Peru’s Treehouse Lodge lets you get a taste of the Earth’s most important rainforest, the Amazon, without giving up a shred of comfort. Steeped in luxury and a natural atmosphere, this treehouse hotel is a feast for the senses. See all the wildlife above and below you as you cross the canopy bridge to your private lodge, hidden above the treeline. Wake up to the sound of birds singing, scuttling geckos, and curious monkeys at your window – there's very little between you and nature here. And the service is unmatched, with a free airport shuttle, a fully stocked bar, and guided boat excursions along the breathtaking Ucayali River.

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