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Oscar Nominated Holiday Destinations

In case you (somehow) missed it, the 88th Academy Awards was last night and Leonardo finally won his elusive Oscar. That wasn't the story for us though, we've been far too busy admiring the array of stunning locations used for the year's best movies. Here's how you can see them for yourself:

The Revenant - Canada

Leonardo Dicaprio was fourth time lucky in his quest for the Best Actor award, doing so with the breathtaking epic The Revenant. Drawing on stunning natural surrounds throughout, the film masterfully showcased the wilder side of Canada which was integral to the telling of this story. 

Jasper NP

To experience this glorious nature for yourself (without going through the same hardships as Leo) your best bet would be the Great Parks of the West Tour. As well as visiting the city of Vancouver, you'll get an almost unrivalled opportunity to witness similar views to those you saw on the big screen, with the bonus of catching some of the regions most beautiful spots. Behold the epic Rockies, see the gorgeous Icefields Parkway and take in the untouched national parks that surround them as you rediscover what it means to be at one with nature, covering the southern region of British Columbia.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Namibia

Arguably this franchise's most exciting feature film to date, Tom Hardy creates chaos in a post-apocalyptic Australia which is actually depicted by the barren landscapes and crimson sands of Namibia. It was these entrancing dunes of red sand that undeniably helped give the film character and enabled it to stand alone.

Namib Desert

Much of the filming was done on location in the unforgiving Namib desert, as well as in and around the coastal city of Swakopmund, just two of the stops on the truly unforgettable Namibia Highlights Tour. Beginning in the iconic Namib Desert, you'll have ample opportunity to discover this unique location with peaceful walks and optional activities (including quad biking if you want to get into character!). Continue on to Swakopmund where more adventurous offerings entice you to keep the active theme going, before Damaraland and Etosha bring our your wild side with marvellous game drives.

The Martian - Wadi Rum, Jordan

In order to create this film (and do it well) one of two things would have been needed. Either seriously impressive special effects, or a frankly perfect filming location. Ridley Scott and Matt Damon were treated to the latter, thanks to the mesmerising desert landscapes of Wadi Rum in Jordan.

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Nearby, the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea boasts 5* luxury, superb facilities and the shortest of trips to the seductive Wadi Rum, which has wooed the creators of a number of films to base their filming there. Set on the clear waters of the Red Sea, Aqaba is a true luxury haven, where privacy and relaxation come easily. Better still, on offer is the chance to immerse yourself with Wadi Rum with hiking trips and the option to camp out under the stars. Gazing up at the moonlit sky will certainly be enough to see how this location is out of this world.

Los Angeles - Hollywood

Of course, if you would prefer to feel like you were at the Oscars than in any of the movies, Hollywood is the place to go. A regal 3 night stay at the Mondrian Hotel will see you staying with the stars and immersing yourself in the celebrity culture of glamorous West Hollywood. 

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Live the high life and enjoy perfect panoramic views from either the hotel's rooftop pool, or it's stylish Skybar Lounge. Venture out and take in the unique atmosphere and excitement of the Sunset Strip, relishing the sights of Fox Studios and Paramount Pictures for a true taste of the movies. Behold the famous Hollywood sign or the Walk of Fame, before enjoying a night of glitz as you revel in the unique Hollywood nightlife.

At least this way you'll feel like you've won an Oscar...
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