Death Valley Adventure
What A six-night expedition through Death Valley – the largest Dark Sky National Park in the US with Black Sheep Adventures.
Tell me more It’s essentially a long-distance hike, but the varying terrain – from saltwater flats to dramatic canyons – keeps things interesting. Each evening concludes with a stargazing sesh; the park’s remote location makes for some celestial skies.
Fly to Los Angeles, then drive to Las Vegas.
When 24 February – 1 March; 10–15 March.
Night at the Summit
What The official tourism board Tourisme Hautes-Pyrénées are organising an overnight stay on Pic du Midi, a 2,877m mountain in the French Pyrénées famed for its summit observatory.
Tell me more After dinner, guests head to the Charvin Dome to observe the twinkling firmament through a 400mm Smith-Cassegrain telescope. Sunrise over the Pyrenees mountains is no less phenomenal, if you can stay awake.
Fly to Barcelona, then drive to La Mongie.
When Year round.
Arabian Sands Eclipse
What A culture-nature-adventure mash-up in Oman, timed to coincide with an annular partial solar eclipse organised by UK-based adventure travel operators Explore.
Tell me more It’s the best of Oman, cherry-picked: admire the Grand Mosque in Muscat; explore the 17th-century Jabreen Castle in Bahla; witness said eclipse in the Wahiba Sands; and bed down under star-studded skies in the wilderness of Wadi Tiwi.
Fly to Muscat.
When 21–29 December 2019