TURN YOUR NEXT VACATION INTO A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE
Everything You Need for A Distinctive Travel Experience
COMPREHENSIVE TRIP PLANNING + BOOKING
Stress-free, end-to-end planning and coordination of your vacation
This services provides the ultimate in bespoke and distinctive travel planning. We will work together to determine the type of travel experience you want to have and will design a completely customized itinerary with top-rated accommodations, tours, and transportation to create a perfect experience. We will also complete all bookings and provide on the ground support during your vacation. Pricing varies depending on length and complexity of your trip.
CUSTOMIZED ITINERARY PLANNING
Detailed and unique itineraries for a truly authentic experience
Planning a trip and don't know where to start? Want to handle your own bookings or use points/miles, but need help putting everything together? Know where you want to go, but need to figure out the best restaurants, cultural experiences, and local hotspots? This is the perfect option for you. We start with an in-depth consultation and end with a customized itinerary. Pricing based on length and complexity of trip.
Bespoke, expert advice to find all of the hidden gems
Heading to South Africa and want to know the best places to see the Big 5? Looking for a beach destination that's less than 4 hours away, but not sterile and overrun with tourists? Trying to find the perfect villa in Italy for a multi-generational family trip? This option is perfect for you. Schedule time with an expert to get advice on your upcoming trip! Priced by the hour.
YOU CAN BOOK TRAVEL YOURSELF – BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO?
A Cultivated Departures travel advisor elevates every trip. Just as you might use a financial planner or an interior designer, it makes sense to entrust your most valuable asset – your time – to an experienced travel advisor.
It is often overwhelming to research travel online and wade through endless information and conflicting reviews - who should you trust? Does the reviewer have the same taste or expectations that you have? At Cultivated Departures, we spend a lot of time on the road ourselves – scouting out hotels, deepening relationships with tour guides, and finding the best hidden gems. Our bar is incredibly high and we seek out exceptional service, beautifully designed properties, and once in a lifetime experiences not found on the usual tourist circuit.
By understanding what's most important for you and your travel companions, we can bring the relevant expertise and insight to the planning process to create a distinctive itinerary. Our itineraries include special experiences like private tours of bodegas in Priorat, to pop-up dinners in Marrakech, and local artist markets in Cape Town. We know the hidden gems in places like Italy or Greece, but can also help you discover an untouched bohemian beach in Mexico or explore Rwanda and it's incredible mountain gorillas with a local guide.
In addition to our destination and expertise, our global connections, provide VIP perks at hotels, on cruise lines, tour with tour providers, and more. Our travel advisors can secure special benefits that you can’t get on your own, such as complimentary breakfast, spa credits, and upgrades at hotels. And if any issues pop up, a travel advisor is your personal help line and “fixer” who knows how to quickly turn things around for the better.
TAKE A PEEK INTO SOME CURATED ITINERARIES
CELEBRATING A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY IN BAJA
What better way to spend a birthday than with friends and fiesta?! A group of 8 women shared a magical week in Baja at a stylish boutique hotel on a beautiful stretch of the Pacific Ocean. They combined days relaxing by the water with some fun excursions like a day on a yacht, swimming with whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez, and learning how to surf with local instructors. A special 6-course meal with a local winemaker was the perfect way to end a fabulous birthday.
A DESIGN-FOCUSED GROUP TRIP ACROSS MOROCCO'S MEDINAS, RIADS, AND LANDSCAPES
A group of friends eager to experience the magic of Morocco embarked on a 2-week journey across the country. The trip combined the energy, history, architecture, and craftsmanship of the country's most famous medinas with personalized excursions in the Sahara Desert and High Atlas Mountains. Accommodations included chic riads in Marrakech and Fes, an authentic kasbah in the Ourika Valley, and luxury tents in the desert.
A ROMANTIC AND SUSTAINABLE HONEYMOON IN BALI
The newlyweds were excited to experience the spirituality of Bali without the throngs of tourists. We chose a mix of sustainable hotels that combined luxurious beach-side seclusion with traditional Balinese-style jungle accommodations to provide an authentic and local experience. A private vehicle with hired driver for the full trip allowed the couple to visit the temples before the crowds arrived and visit many of the special towns and sites throughout eastern Bali.