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How to Be a Swish Survivalist Without Needing to Hunt for Your Dinner. (Hint: Just Check In)

Want to cultivate life skills and still retire to your fluffy four-poster at night? Try the experiences at these luxury hotels.

By Jenny Hewett

Oct 26, 2020

Saffire Freycinet

Rock a full-body beekeeper getup and venture into the onsite apiary to extract honeycomb, or pull on a pair of waders to learn about wetland ecology and how to shuck oysters at this luxury lodge on Tasmania’s spectacular Freycinet Peninsula.

saffire-freycinet.com.au; doubles from US$1,500.

Shinta Mani Wild

Help save the pangolin at this Cambodian jungle retreat where you can spend a full day with the rangers learning to track animals and protecting the 400-hectare wildlife corridor from poachers.

wild.bensleycollection.com; doubles from US$2,345.

The Datai Langkawi

Grab your binoculars and set out on a trek through the surrounding 10-million-year-old rainforest with resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak to spot Malaysian birds and wildlife.

thedatai.com; doubles from US$588.

Hoshinoya Fuji

This remote luxury capsule stay teaches you how to chop wood, smoke food and cook your own meals in Dutch ovens and skillets at its Forest Kitchen.

hoshinoresorts.com; doubles from US$1,723.

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