Special Tours & Luxury Trekking
Many people prefer to travel privately in their own particular style. We have the expertise and experience to make the perfect holiday for you and can plan it from start to finish. Your custom holiday can include private guides and transportation, local guided tours, wilderness camping, a river cruise, a private chartered flight - the list goes on!
As a member of Virtuoso, we have the best worldwide partners, and a wealth of resources at our fingertips. We work with experienced and trusted tour operators around the world to provide the best holiday with that extra touch. Our travel knowledge helps to get you to places that few others know about.
Whatever you are looking for in a holiday, we're here to send you in the right direction.
Small group tours are an exciting way to see a country and can take you to areas which are much harder to get to on your own. These tours can include hiking and cycling adventures, cultural discoveries of famous ruins and historic cities, or wildlife and nature viewings. Some tours even combine it all.
It can also be an inexpensive way to travel. Escorted by a Tour Leader, the style and type of holiday may range from grass roots up to 5 star, travelling in private or local transport - there are countless options to choose from. Group ages vary between 20 and 80, with 10 or so like-minded travellers. Many solos and couples choose to travel in small groups.
Michele lives the active adventure - having explored many remote areas of the world on foot, and has been leading hiking holidays worldwide for over 15 years; she knows what makes a good experience.
We offer hundreds of group tour options such as climbing Kilimanjaro, walking the Amalfi Coast, cycling in Cuba, safaris in the Serengeti, boat trips around the Galapagos Islands, cultural tours to Machu Picchu, and visiting the Taj Mahal.
There is something out there for everyone.
Michele is always considering new destinations to make and lead a special tour, frequently involving remote trekking. As a Tour Leader, she is experienced at taking groups to high altitudes, and will be happy to make a tour and even escort you to the destination of your choice.
Here are upcoming tours and some unique itineraries which Michele has made in the last few years:
We know that many people want to trek and explore in remote regions, but do not want to rough it. The idea of camping can scare people away. There are several areas in the world where it is possible to combine remote active adventure and comfort, ending the day in a beautiful mountain lodge, with fine food and a hot shower. Please contact us for more information!
We just recently returned - please contact me to find out about travel in this beautiful country!
After years of isolation from the outside world mystical Myanmar, the Golden Land, is emerging as a new and unspoiled tourist destination. With a landscape stretching from the Indian Ocean to the high Himalaya, an… Read more »
Mountain Lodges of Peru have created an adventure in which you will be able to experience Peru at its best: trekking from lodge to lodge, enjoying the comfort and service of top quality mountain lodges… Read more »
Travel in Morocco offers a fascinating variety of culture and history, desert touring, dramatic and scenically very different mountain trekking, and coastal villages, often in a comfortable and very pleasant year round climate. It is… Read more »
The Annapurna and Everest regions of Nepal have been a ‘must see’ destination for the intrepid trekker for over forty years. Until recently, trekking in these spectacular mountain environments involved either camping or staying at… Read more »
Some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world is situated in Southern Patagonia, covering both Chile and Argentina. Perhaps Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is more famous than the nearby Los Glaciares… Read more »
In 2011 Michele led a team of 12 charity fundraisers to the summit of Mexico, Pico de Orizaba, 5630m. This was more than just a climb to the summit: in the process we visited various… Read more »
In 2013 we got together with Rob Hill at IBD Adventures to create a charity fundraising trek along the Great Wall of China. It was an exciting trek to some lesser known crumbling sections, as… Read more »
Keeping ahead of the crowd, in 2013 we took a group on an exciting trek and tour through Colombia. It was Michele’s 3rd visit to the country. The highlight was a 5 day hike in… Read more »
Michele took a group to Bhutan in 2013, exploring this mystical Himalayan Kingdom, including the more remote Bumthang region. The highlight was probably Bhutan’s most famous site, the “Tiger’s Nest” Taktsang Monastery. She also added… Read more »
In 2011, Michele led an exciting tour to Ethiopia and the Simien Mountains. Ethiopia is a land of surprises, with superb trekking, a rich cultural heritage, and wonderful people. It leaves a lasting impact. This… Read more »