Private travel for those looking for the extra mile. At The Explorations Company, we believe that each holiday is a uniquely individual experience which must be hand-crafted with the utmost attention to detail, providing you with guides extraordinaire who utterly enhance your journey. We embrace unusual requests and will gladly do all we can to make them possible, going that extra mile to take care of the small details that take a journey from great to exceptional. We offer a complete concierge service to ensure your journey is full of wonderful memories.
Guides & experts
The guides and experts that you’ll meet form one of the most important elements of your travel experience. We take this responsibility very seriously and hunt down not just the most knowledgeable and friendly guides, but those who are also charismatic and engaging, who are guaranteed to truly enhance your trip – people with whom to share your experiences.
Perhaps it’s an intriguing character whose passion for the protection of the endangered jaguar has led him to study their behaviour over many years in order to track and monitor them. Or someone who has spent many years getting to know the shy Tarahumara Indians of the deep Copper Canyon in Mexico, and who offers some incredible opportunities to hike in the region, in order to meet some of these indigenous people. We can arrange for you to spend time with archaeologists, historians, musicians or indeed any number of local experts who share your passion for a particular subject.
Travelling as a family or group of friends means enjoying quality time together away from often busy daily lives, and perhaps you don’t want to share these precious moments with others you have never met. However you prefer to travel, we can arrange to book private secluded villas with staff at your beck and call, or we can arrange private flights to remote spots by small plane or helicopter.
We can offer private trekking or riding guides to take you deep into the Andes amid stunning and remote landscapes. We can also arrange private small yachts to cruise around the Galapagos Islands or other remote fjords and islands, and even request specific naturalist guides, for example those who are especially good with children.
Private jet tours
South America is a vast and wonderfully diverse continent that offers incredible and unique experiences, from wildlife to history, and from breath-taking natural landscapes to spectacular man-made wonders. Explore the cream of its dazzling highlights by private jet, avoiding time-consuming flight connections to cross its vast distances.
You could be walking amongst sea lions and marine iguanas on a Galápagos adventure one day and then spotting capybara, anteaters and possibly even jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal the next. Combine the stunning Inca citadel of Machu Picchu deep in the Andes with the mighty roaring Iguazu Falls set amid tropical Atlantic rainforest for the ultimate in personalised luxurious travel.
Perhaps an anniversary or ‘significant’ birthday means you want to travel to an extraordinary location to mark the occasion. We’d like to think no request is too challenging for us and will always go the extra mile to ensure you celebrate your special event in a style that does justice to both the occasion and your imagination.
We can source tickets to one-off events such as opera, theatre or even the Grand Prix. If you’ve always been burning to join a local festival or carnival, we can get you close to the action or maybe even enable you to take part! Perhaps you’re proposing to your loved one in your dream location and want us to organise the details. Or you’ve heard about the very latest gourmet experience in a particular city that everyone’s talking about – we’ll get you a reservation. Just share your vision with us and we’ll help make it reality.
We want to make our clients feel extra special when they travel with us – it’s why so many of our clients travel each year with us. From offering private lounges when you fly, to specially negotiated discounts on premium services such as airport parking, clothing and books, or on equipment such as binoculars, we want you to feel that we’ve thought of everything when it comes to planning a wonderful holiday.
Take advantage of personalised travel health briefings and luggage tracking, and enjoy thumbing through one of our favourite carefully selected books on the region you are visiting before you even leave home. On your holiday, where possible, we will arrange for little extras with all the properties and you can be sure that we will have chosen the best rooms with the very best views for you too!
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
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