An independent affiliate of Virtuoso.
When you work with Explorateur, you aren’t simply a confirmation number, or a call in a hold cue. Your investment is personal to us. From our thorough inquiry form to the moment that you return home, we are an advocate for your vacation experience. We take the extra steps to ensure that each detail of your vacation is perfectly customized to your travel style.
YOUR KIND OF TRAVEL
We believe that independent travel can create a unique level of connection with the world. From brief getaways to lengthy sabbaticals, we are able to curate the perfect trip for one!
Private balconies overlooking the coast, infinity pools suspended over crystaline water, and thrilling experiences that bring a couple together. That is our bread and butter. We love to help create a dreamy getaway that speaks specifically to your love language.
Navigating group travel takes organization and communication... two things that we happen to specialize in! Our goal is to fully understand what each traveler wants out of their trip, and allow everyone (regardless of group size) to enjoy their perfect vacation.
Coordinating an event from afar comes with unique challenges. We have the perfect resources (and connections) to simplify the process and allow planning an event to be seamless.
To provide a modernized solution to travel planning. Our philosophy is that travel isn’t only about seeing a destination, but it is about feeling the culture. We focus on experiential travel, allowing you to fully immerse yourself into your chosen destination.
“Explorateur helped me plan a family trip to the South of France this summer and the itinerary was amazing! I expressed to them my concerns of traveling with a toddler and they worked around all of them. I also love the technology they use. The itinerary is formatted for your smartphone and you are also provided a PDF in case you’re old school like me and like to print things out. These details made the trip seamless and easy. They are incredible to work with. They want you to accomplish your traveling goals whether that be to relax or see everything a place has to offer. They really listens to you and has no agenda of their own. I will be using their service for every trip I take from here on out. Thank you Explorateur for the amazing trip!”
“My wife and I had never been to Europe prior to our trip. However, over the years we’ve talked about things we would love to see and do during our first venture across the pond. I brought those ideas to Jennifer and she took them to the next level and beyond our expectations. We spent 2 weeks in Italy (Florence and Rome) and Greece (Santorini and Athens). From coordinating all of our transportation to choosing the absolute best excursions and restaurants in each city my wife and I were able to maximize our experience in each destination. Beyond just maximizing our time, they were able to maximize every dollar spent while working within our budget on this experience we will never forget. If you’re ever considering a special trip, look no further than Explorateur Travel, you wont be disappointed!”
“Highly recommend! My husband and I were looking for a last minute anniversary getaway and Explorateur sent us the best options rom the initial inquiry to booking, we had the best experience with them! They were quick to respond to my questions and I especially loved the digital itinerary she put together. If you're planning a trip ... definitely contact Explorateur Travel!”
"Makes traveling so easy! We just couldn’t imagine planning the honeymoon we wanted while also planning our wedding, so a friend recommended Explorateur and man I’m glad she did. They took my thoughts and ran with them and came back with two honeymoon options. We picked Australia and the flights, hotels and transportation were all done for us. We had an amazing honeymoon and didn’t have to think twice about any of the planning, just showed up with our passports and suitcases!”
“Ali created a tailor-made bucket list trip to Paris for our young family. Their willingness to customize each day to meet our family’s needs, book tickets, secure top notch lodging and transfers was worth every penny. I offer my highest recommendation.”
“Our entire experience with Explorateur Travel, LLC was perfect - from our first inquiry phone call to getting help en route. I had never been to Europe before so they made this adventure feel easy and completely stress-free. They were patient and communicated everything which helped us feel more comfortable and excited for this trip. Our itinerary incorporated all of our favorite things - coffee, wine, food, plenty of downtime, and a healthy dose of history without museums. It felt completely personalized to us based on our conversations and feedback. We will never travel without y'all!!”
“I have used Explorateur for two trips and both were absolutely impeccable. We just returned from a ten day tour through Italy with the first group travel expedition called Eating Italy. This trip was EPIC. My husband and I have traveled to more than thirty countries and it was our second time in Italy. This trip was our FAVORITE by far! The trip was flawless as every transfer, plan, and tour was seamless. The tours they selected were the types of experiences you could never book through the hotel concierge or a blog/book. They have real relationships with families in Italy that gave us private winery tours, winery dinners, private truffle hunts in the country, a truffle four course lunch with the truffles we found, a private parmesan making tour, and more! The tours are exquisite and curated perfectly to give us the true Italian experience. It was a trip of a lifetime we’ll never forget.”
“Our honeymoon was an absolute dream thanks to Explorateur! It was so relaxing and unlike many other trips that I’ve attempted to plan myself, I was never stressed out. Airport transport, dinner reservations, side trips and day tours- every single detail was so well tailored to what we needed and wanted during our time in Europe! They were so helpful, even while we were in Paris/Bruges, and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were always enjoying ourselves. This is no doubt the best way to travel!”
Why We Went Our advisors recently traveled to South Lake Tahoe to unplug, reconnect, and prepare for all the good things 2023 has in store for our growing team. We talked [big] goals, processes, workflows, destinations, and so much more. We wanted to truly reset and prepare ourselves to better serve you, our beloved clients! […]
Bora Bora is pure magic. The land of the overwater bungalow, water so clear you feel like you’re insideof a postcard. During Jordan’s recent stay on the island, she was able to experience 4 luxury properties!All beautiful with touches of differing personalities- just like each of our clients! WHERE WE STAYED: ACTIVITIES WE ENJOYED: Local […]
This boutique property located in Antigua is a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway or a romantic celebration. For agent Allison Barrett, most of her travels with her husband have been the busier kind. The wake up first thing to get the absolute most out of your day kind, all so you you don’t miss […]
Turks and Caicos is always a good idea! During Owner Jordan Rush’s recent stay inTurks and Caicos, she enjoyed the island life with her husband and family. A quick 1.5-2hour flight from Miami and you’re living your best life in a tropical paradise. WHAT WE LOVED:The clear water is unmatched and completely see-through! The Powder […]
Fall is in the air! This means cooler temperatures and cozy vibes. We are here to give you some of the the best fall getaways that should be on your radar. From a quintessential Northwest town with stunning fall foliage, to the best spot for indulging in wine country during harvest time, these destinations are not to be […]
Owner, Kim Hebert, recently visited one of our most popular all-inclusive resorts, Atelier Playa Mujeres. This Mexican resort has it all. From the amazing beach set up, beautifully appointed guest rooms, incredible dining options, and unique experiences; Atelier Playa Mujeres is an easy go-to for a fabulous getaway. MORE DETAILS: This adult only resort can […]