Paris to the Côte d’Azur

Paris to the Côte d’Azur

From the grand museums and monuments of Paris where you’ll discover the cultural secrets of the ‘City of Light’, travel south to the Rhône where the delights of Lyon await and follow the river into sunny Provence and the glittering Côte d’Azur. From the grand museums and monuments of Paris where you’ll discover the cultural secrets of the ‘City of Light’, travel south to the Rhône where the delights of Lyon await and follow the […]

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Shinta Mani Wild

Shinta Mani Wild

Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new concept for a luxury camp experience in Cambodia, combining world class design, hospitality and conservation to create a new model for public/private partnerships that will not only conserve and protect threatened wildlands, but will also create new and sustainable opportunities for the people that traditionally call these lands home. World renowned resort designer and owner of Shinta Mani Wild, Bill Bensley, identified an unprotected wildlife corridor connecting the […]

Singapore Foodie Tour

Singapore Foodie Tour

A tour for the foodies or for those who think they’ve seen everything in Singapore before, this is a truely local’s perspective on the food culture of Singapore No foodie trip to Asia is complete without a stop in Singapore, a food destination in its own right – and there is much more than just chili crab and Singapore Slings. With Singapore’s multi-ethnic background comes a wealth of diversity in cuisine. Add on top of […]

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Murray River Discovery

Murray River Discovery

TA discovery of South Australia’s rural Riverland district and the mighty Murray River on an eco-experience like no other. Combine a multi-day walking and houseboating experience with a luxury riverside retreat to reveal the Murray’s stunning ever-changing landscapes of ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, ancient red gum forests, floodplains and small river towns. Your Murray River Discovery is completed with a stay at the luxury Frames Retreat overlooking the waterway. Your Holiday Includes1 night at The Renmark […]

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Gourmet South West

Gourmet South West

Welcome to the South West, where mouth-watering produce, world-class wine and ancient forests hide around every corner. Taste the very best of Margaret River’s wineries, restaurants and providores. Discover Albany’s incredible past. Western Australia has never been more enticing. On this 7 day self-drive journey you’ll discover the best kept secrets of the south Your holiday includes: 2 night stay at Cape Lodge, Margaret River Private guided wine tour featuring tastings and lunch 2 nights […]

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Cross Country with the Indian Pacific

Cross Country with the Indian Pacific

Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4352km journey. By embarking on this transcontinental journey, you’ll be following in the footsteps of those who have dared to venture beyond the city limits – the legendary adventurers, goldrush prospectors and bush pioneers who forged their lives in Australia’s spectacular yet unforgiving interior. Finish your journey with a luxurious retreat […]

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is nestled on a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve where kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and other wildlife roam. Committed to the carbon-neutral conservation of its natural setting and cultural heritage, the resort won Virtuoso’s Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award in 2019. Explore nature with an array of outdoor pursuits led by the resort’s team of field guides and return to your villa to relax in your private pool, the perfect combination of luxury and an […]

Truly Unforgettable Experiences

One of the things we love most about travelling abroad, is its ability to change the way we perceive or understand the world around us. It is this experiential travel or ‘cultural travel’ area that our team gets especially excited about planning.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

Beyond the creature comforts of your hotel room and far removed from the canned entertainment and ‘local attractions’ is something rich, deep and intimate. This form of experiential tourism will see you connect with your destination’s history, its people and their culture.

We have built an enviable reputation for crafting immersive holidays that let you and your group step into what feels like another life and truly experience another culture as a local – not a traveller.

Some of the unique travel experiences we’ve planned include:

  • Experiencing spiritual healing with a shaman in Siberia
  • Learning how to serve & brew tea with a geisha in Japan
  • Understanding the mind & spirit connection with a Buddhist monk in Tibet
  • Preparing a traditional family meal with a local town cook in Sicily

 

Why experiential?

Also known as immersion travel, experiential tourism is building in popularity as travellers are seeking a holiday that opens them up to something unexpected or removed from their everyday life. Experiences can focus on one or several areas of the destination’s local life, such as food & meal times, culture, history, shopping, nature or social life. Think of it as looking from the inside, out rather than the traditional outside, in experience.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

Experiential doesn’t mean forgoing iconic locations, sleeping it rough or going without creature comforts – it’s about authenticity.

 More than just visiting as a tourist, experiential travellers get the opportunity to engage all of their senses and tap into the native culture. They travel to places that are completely different to their home, immerse themselves in the daily life and learn from the locals, before returning home with a new appreciation for culture, history and most importantly – the people of the country. It’s something so much richer than your standard travel experience!

If you want to escape the everyday, run of the mill travel experience and replace it with something more adventurous, get in touch with our team today.

 

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