How to Get Started

Tailor-made Adventures for Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups of Explorers

How It Works

1. Tell us about your goals & dreams.

Your adventure specialist will ask lots of questions to get to know you, who you’re traveling with, what everyone likes and dislikes, what motivates you, why you’re hitting the trail, and what will make your trip successful.

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2. Get travel ideas from your personal adventure specialist.

Our experts will make personalized recommendations ranging from destinations to activities to accommodations to people to meet along the way, all based on the parameters you bring to the table. (They might also suggest joining a Rare Journey, one of our exquisite once-only group adventures for curious and hearty explorers with similar goals and interests.)

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3. Provide feedback on what you want more or less of.

As you bounce ideas back and forth with your adventure specialist, a trip concept that fits you uniquely will start to take shape.

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4. Receive a detailed, tailor-made proposal for your adventure.

See a day-by-day program with logistical details and costs. One round of revisions is free.*

*For additional revisions before making a travel deposit, we collect a non-refundable $250 Trip Planning Fee that will be applied to your total balance after registering to travel.

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5. Sign up to let us make your adventure come true.

When you tell us you’re in (with some forms and a paid deposit) we’ll take care of all the bookings and confirmations necessary to put your trip in motion. If there are tasks or decisions required of you, we’ll give you checklists and then follow up to make sure they get done. We’ll send goodies, gifts, and resources to help you prepare to explore your destination and meet the goals you told us about. If you’re going with a group, we’ll tell you how to connect. And we’ll be here to answer all your questions along the way.

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6. Explore!

Come trip time, our team will be awaiting you in your destination, ready to welcome you as a friend and put your adventure in motion. Meanwhile, local and U.S. emergency contacts are available 24 hours a day in case anything goes awry.

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Let's Go!

What can I expect?

  • Customized selection of sites, accommodations, and activities
  • Your adventure specialist will ask questions about you and your travel companions to ensure that your travel program is a good fit
  • Phone availability during US eastern business hours and email responses within 24 hours
  • Detailed itinerary with pricing before signing up for your trip
  • Recommendations for travel insurance
  • Flight booking support, advice, and assistance if desired
  • Speak to the owner of the company whenever you wish
  • Package of trip prep resources and tips several months before departure
  • Farewell mailing three weeks before travel
  • Guides fluent in English and local languages, certified as required locally, experienced in their profession, and trained beyond standards
  • Hosts and guides will be briefed on your preferences and goals
  • Opportunities to give back to local communities
  • Encouragement to offset the carbon impact of your trip
  • We will get excited with you about your adventure!

We had a fabulous trip thanks to all the planning… We had a glorious trip with enough down time, felt we had good value for our money and loved the local people we came in contact with. I would be happy to recommend you and your company to anyone. We have so many wonderful memories. Thank you for all your help and your patience with me. It was a dream come true that you made possible.Linda C. & granddaughter, Cambodia