Since the launch of our first destination in 2010, we’ve maintained the same beliefs for each subsequent destination we’ve added to the portfolio. We feel the only way to really do justice to a country is to give it a dedicated website, packed with ideas, hotels, destinations and excursions above and beyond the standard fare most websites serve up. We then back that up with a very experienced team (on average we each have over 10 years industry experience and have visited our destinations numerous times, if not actually lived there); that experience enables us to give honest, helpful advice and put together tailor-made holidays to your exact specifications. Finally we believe in sensible pricing: pricing that means tailor-made travel is affordable and not just limited to the luxury end of the market.
In January 2015 we were delighted to win our first award, taking bronze in the much-coveted and very competitive Wanderlust Top Tour Operator Awards; we backed this up by winning a place on shortlist again in 2016. In 2017 we did it again, scoring an incredible 99.5% satisfaction rating from our clients: taking home another well-deserved medal! Wanderlust Awards are based on a satisfaction rating rather than simple number of votes, and the standards are incredibly high with 99%+ usually required to secure first place. So winning these awards brings us a great deal of pleasure and pride as it means we have lots of very happy clients!
Tailor-made travel starts with a blank sheet of paper and a conversation with one of our experts, and finishes with a holiday that’s been designed specifically for you. Nothing is set, nothing is off-the-peg, or off limits. You depart when you want, see what you want, stay where you want. It used to be that tailor-made travel was a relatively expensive way to go on holiday, but this isn’t the case any more: and we’ll make sure we stick to whatever budget you give us for the trip.
How We Work
After you initially contact us, we’ll always try and have a conversation with you, just to make sure we’ve completely understood what you’re looking for from the holiday, and to discuss some initial ideas with you. We’ll then go away and put together a bespoke itinerary based on that conversation and your requirements. Once you’ve received this, it is by no means our last and final offer, but rather a first draft: we fully expect to go back and forth with you making changes and tweaks until we have exactly the trip you are looking for. You’ll only part with your money once you’re completely happy with the holiday we’ve put together for you. Your money is 100% protected either by our ATOL bonding (for holidays including flights to/from the UK) or through our Travel Trust Association membership (for all other holidays).
Harry was raised in Oman, and it was his family home for over 20 years. During that time, and on regular return visits to see family and friends, he has enjoyed exploring every inch of this wonderful country, either camping out in the desert, holing up for the night in a bivouac on the mountains, or staying in some of the lovely hotels that are now available. Needless to say,the combination of Oman’s staggering scenery, delightful hotels and warmly welcoming people means that is an easy country to recommend!
Sarah has been fascinated by different cultures since she was very small, she was fortunate to explore all over the world with her travel loving family. Volunteering, teaching and travel writing across the world sustained her wanderlust, and on her return to the UK she joined a luxury tour operator and relished the chance to visit more incredible countries, each leaving her with memorable experiences that fuelled her desire to travel. Throughout her 10 year career, she has expanded her knowledge and love of the Middle East, her highlights include exploring and falling in love with Oman- which completely exceeded all of her preconceived expectations. Always seeking to find the most unspoiled of places, Morocco seemed to be a life changing experience for Sarah -the stunning Mountains, ancient cities, endless deserts and without a doubt the mint tea! She continues to travel to the Middle East regularly, but now with her young family in tow!
Behind the scenes, Harry and Sarah are (ably?) assisted by the two company founders, Damien and Andrew. Both of them had an expat upbringing in the dim and distant past, so it’s almost inevitable they’ve ended up establishing a travel company. Damien is heavily involved in the marketing side of the business, whilst Andrew takes care of day-to-day things, like making the coffee.
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