EXPERTS IN THE CRAFTING OF LUXURY TAILOR MADE HOLIDAYS

 

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Listening to your aspirations we offer impartial and honest advice grounded in our knowledge of world-class experiences and our passion for wildlife and wild places. As nature specialists, we concentrate on providing the opportunity for extraordinary experiences.

Employing a creative and dynamic approach in designing travel to the some of the world's most inspirational destinations we intelligently thought out itineraries exceed expectations, as testified by tremendous repeat custom.

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Start your journey & be inspired by our style of holidays…

Winter Experiences

Northern Lights Holidays, Dog Sledding & more

DISCOVER OUR COSTA RICA

& Reasons To Travel With Us

DISCOVER OUR ICELAND

& why we enjoy this wild country

QUINTESSENTIAL AFRICA

African safari holidays

WINTER EXPERIENCES


Genuine Nordic hospitality & Winter fun

For young and old there is something special about the magic of winter in the far north. Standing in awe at the beauty of the displaying northern lights, gliding silently along forest trails on skis or zooming along with dog sleds, perhaps getting off the beaten track with snowshoes, staying overnight in an igloo or wilderness cabin; then coming back to cosy rooms, wonderful food and hot saunas.

We love our winter holidays up in Sweden and Finland and we have lost count of how many times we have been beyond Arctic Circle but we know we have been providing great winter experiences and northern lights holidays to our clients since before the turn of the millenia.

Clients so frequently talk about the terrific hospitality and with so many years experience we know the great places to stay and where to find the best activities. Now it is your turn to discover what all it is all about…

Why We Enjoy Costa Rica - And why you should travel with us

The smell of freshly ground Costa Rican coffee filtered the traditional way to start the day at a smart boutique lodge.

Passionate and knowledgeable guides at every turn; but better still having your own private guide.

Quiet walks on Pacific beaches.

The serendipity of spotting wildlife, a tamandua browsing in a tree, a tayra rushing across the road just in front of us, dancing red-capped manakins at a lek, pan-tropical spotted dolphins feeding beside the boat.

Actually enjoying gallo pinto (beans & rice) for breakfast! Excellent steaks for lunch and fantastic fresh caught raw wahoo and tuna.

And of course more wildlife from butterflies to whales, glass frogs to jabiru storks, sloths to cheeky baby coatis.

Our extensive knowledge from the Caribbean to the Pacific coast, from the Nicaraguan border to the border with Panama, from beach to the moutain tops, wetlands to cloudforests, you can be sure we have travelled throughout the country finding wildlife gems, exciting adventures and some great little lodges.

Our trip ideas on this page have been carefully thought through based on our own experiences and they make great itineraries whether you are a bird watcher, outdoor enthusiast or nature & beach traveller.

Now enjoy browsing our Costa Rica holidays or contact us for expert advice.

Discover Our Iceland - Snippets that make your holiday enjoyable

Sitting on a hilltop gazing across the Alpine peaks of the West Fjords to the ocean.

Swimming underground in the warm waters of a lava tube.

Discovering and bathing in remote hot springs.

Eating skyr.

Buying reels of Icelandic wool in Alafoss.

Sunbathing on deck on the ferry to Flatey and beyond.

Crossing the wilderness of the interior.

Endless miles across lava fields and black sands with Sigur Ros playing on the car stereo.

Soaking in the views from a private hot tub at Glymur.

Camping alone under Dynjandi.

Eating sumptuous cuisine at Budir.

Taking coffee at the cowshed cafe.

Climbing to an extinct volcano rim and gazing in.

Cruising past huge icebergs at Jokulsarlon.

Now enjoy browsing our Costa Rica Holidays or contact us for expert advice.

QUINTESSENTIAL AFRICA


Our Africa

 

 

There is a sense of belonging we feel when returning to Africa, the magic is re-ignited in us with the sights, sounds and smells; and the charm is in the friendliness of the people. Africa is under our skin, a passion, a wonder and perhaps romantically because this is the place where the man was born.

Our experience of the African continent goes far beyond those countries featured here having travelled widely, but it is within these countries that we can offer the most insightful, professional and unbiased advice.

As we endeavour always to provide world-class experiences, then within Africa, unless specifically requested, we tend to favour smaller, intimate safari camps that provide terrific guiding and personal service. This is not a limiting factor as there are a wealth of unique camps and lodges throughout the African bush that can fulfil a lifetime of safaris in Africa. Some are isolated, simple bush camps others luxurious lodges yet all receive great appreciation from our clients.

Through this and many other small factors communicated to us, we know we have found you the right holiday time and again. Finally, perhaps like you, our clients rarely rush their safari holidays; staying a while to appreciate locations is a consistent theme. It goes without saying that our tailor-made itineraries are all truly unique.

Learn more about African safaris or choose a safari destination…

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We had an amazing time! We loved it (and) we managed to see the Big 5!! Definitely will be using you again, I've had 2 of the best holidays so far booked through you! You definitely know the places to go and where to stay.

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Personal, creative & thoughtful, delivering the perfect travel experiences

We are a small team of dedicated travel professionals who enjoy the process of creating your holidays

We've designed luxury tailor-made holidays ranging from 4 days to 65 days across continents…

…for 1 person to extended families and larger groups.

 

The owner runs & managed for over 23 years by Director Dr Steve Banner, a biologist and adventurer with a passion for travel.

Now with our own families, we are still travelling the world…

To ensure we expand our depth of experience and maintain the vision to bring you inspirational holidays.

 

Interested in photography?

Have you enjoyed the images on this page? Almost all are our own.

Our long association with multi-award-winning professional wildlife photographer, Andy Rouse, ensures we stand out designing world-class photographic safaris.