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Ouro Preto, Brazil
Tucked away within labyrinthine cobbled streets in the former gold-
mining town of Ouro Preto is this beautiful baroque boutique hotel. Owned by Anglo-Brazilian Marcia Litchfield, a former editor of Vogue Portugal, the three-bedroom 18th-
century ownhouse is filled with antiques, scented with fresh-cut flowers and bestowed with thoughtful touches, such as decanters of sherry by the beds.
Insider tip: Visit the topaz and aquamarine mines nearby: you’ll be dazzled by the jewelry and gemstones for sale. From BRL 467; book through i-escape.com
Perched on a deserted dam teeming with exotic birds, this reverie-inducing luxury camp, made up of elaborate Rajasthani tents with stone bathrooms, is blessed with big, peachy sunsets. Run by the conservation-focused Nimaj family, guests are plied with their sumptuous home cooking and taken on tours to local temples, villages and outlying pastures.
Insider tip: Visit Jaipur’s Gem Palace, the oldest jeweler in this Moghul town, an absorbing time-
warp brimming with extravagant jewels fit for royalty.
From INR 27,500; chhatrasagar.com
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Ouro Preto sits at the foot of the Serra do Espinhaço mountain (left); one of the pretty rooms (above)
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The exquisite tented suites feature hand-crafted furniture
Each tent has a private terrace to enjoy the spectacular views