Top 5 Most Romantic Places in the World to Pop the Question

New York (January 24, 2007) — The luxury travel experts at Absolute Travel have circled the globe in their quest to locate the best for their clients, checking out the most romantic hotels, spas, restaurants, and experiences in the world. Having successfully used this knowledge for their own marriage proposals and recommended countless inventive ways for friends, family, and clients to make their own passionate pitches, the travel specialists have decided to share their tips on top places to pop the question.

Without further "I do," Absolute Travel presents its choices for the "Top 5 Most Romantic Places in the World to Pop the Question"!

1. Limpopo and Kruger, South Africa: Wild About Love!
Let the animal kingdom be your audience when you propose on an elephant-back safari! Camp Jabulani's gracious guides will lead your elephants to a quiet spot where you can ask your sweetie for her hand "“ and they'll even snap photos for your scrapbook. After returning to camp, Absolute Travel will arrange for a private helicopter to take you to Royal Malewane for a three-hour treatment at their sumptuous bush spa and then arrange a candlelight dinner before you retire to one of the lodge's ultra-romantic suites.

2. Queenstown, New Zealand: Give Her the Ice "“ ON the Ice!
A private helicopter will whisk you to a quiet spot atop a glacial peak in the "Southern Alps," where you can spend some time enjoying the view before getting on bended knee. After, retire to the luxurious Blanket Bay, where you can toast the future with a glass of champagne in their bubbling hot tub (which has a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains) and then dine on fresh fish and local pinot noir in Blanket Bay's intimate stone-walled wine cellar.

3. Udaipur, India: A Sparkling Gem
India's "City of Lakes" is a watery wonderland famous for its lovely palaces and gardens. This proposal scenario will have you gliding along the smooth waters of Lake Pichola in a Kashmiri gondola while snacking on canapes and champagne. Absolute Travel recommends saving the big moment for Jag Mandir, an island known for its courtyard gardens, and then retreating to the incomparable Oberoi Udaivilas for a traditional Ayurvedic spa treatment. Conclude the day with dinner on the private terrace of a deluxe suite at the hotel — in the heart of Rajasthan, it would truly be a day fit for the maharajas!

4. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Two to Tango
Bring your baby to Buenos Aires, South America's hottest city, and set the stage with a private lesson from professional tango dancers. Learn the abrazo (embrace) form favored by Argentine tango dancers as well as fancy moves like the boleo, gancho, and parada. At the right moment, reveal your own best move: the proposal! After, head to your suite at the Park Hyatt to change for dinner and a show at the famous Rojo Tango "“ and this time around, you can leave the fancy moves to the professionals!

5. Erg Chebbi dunes, Morocco: Romance Beneath the Sheltering Sky

Climb on a camel and leave behind the palm trees and kasbahs of Merzouga, an oasis town, to venture into the dramatic Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Absolute Travel will arrange a romantically candlelit tent outfitted with Berber carpets, full bed, staff, and separate dining tent. Watch the sun set over the dunes and then dine on a multi-course Middle Eastern feast as musicians and a bellydancer serenade you with Arabic love songs. Beneath the starry desert sky, pop a bottle of champagne "“ and the question!

These romantic proposal scenarios can be integrated into any of Absolute Travel's luxury private tours: visit to see sample itineraries, preferred properties, and destination information. Always happy to offer their professional wisdom for the cause of true love, Absolute Travel can also help make any romantic proposal dream a reality.

If all goes well, Absolute Travel will also plan a suitably romantic honeymoon "“ and family trips, down the line!

Since 1989, Absolute Travel, the leading provider of deluxe, custom-designed travel experiences, has been offering an unrivalled collection of creative itineraries to over 48 destinations. Each bespoke tour offers an opportunity to step beyond the narrow confines of the tourist circuit and immerses travelers in the authentic pulse of a country. Absolute Travel celebrates the best in private luxury travel. Absolute Travel has been a Virtuoso partner since 2002.

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