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It really is that easy and transparent! We believe that vacations shouldn’t turn into work for you, and the planner ends up acting as the host of their own trip….that’s a lot of pressure! Let us handle the leg work so that you can kick back and enjoy the ride.
It’ll just take a minute- complete our inquiry form HERE!
You’ll be sent a link to schedule a time for us to discuss your trip’s “must-haves.” We promise it won’t take long! We’ll get to know you, your travel style, and share how we work so that you can select the service level that best fits your needs.
Based on our conversation, we will work with our partners to compile a quote that we believe encompasses what you are looking for. We will explain why we’ve selected certain properties and paint the picture of what your itinerary could look like.
Once you’ve fallen in love with the trip that we have created, we will send you an invoice to secure the trip, and our client agreement. Deposits/amounts are contingent on vendor partnerships. We can work with you on a payment schedule, and pay towards your trip up until the final due date.
Based on your selected level of service, we may include tour bookings, restaurant reservations, spa appointments, and additional self-guided tips. We put emphasis on local and cultural activities within all of our itineraries. Around one month prior to travel, you will receive your travel documents and wrap-up email.
It’s not about making the sale, it’s about creating happy clients. Happy clients become fans of our company, come back to us, and recommend our company to others. We make our recommendations based on your unique travel style, “must haves”, food preferences, and more!
First hand experience and knowledge are what will change a typical vacation into a real memorable experience. Even if we haven’t experienced it for ourselves, we have the network to know exactly who to call to get the answers!
HOURS can be spent properly researching a vacation! With the amount of conflicting information available online, it’s easy to quickly get overwhelmed and confused. With our valuable years of experience, we know how and who to reach out to in order to get the job done, saving you hours of frustration!
No matter how much you prepare, sometimes unexpected travel hiccups happen! When you book with us, we are with you every step of the way. If you run into any issues, we can make calls and usually fix the situation so you don’t have to waste valuable vacation time problem solving.
We are privy to special prices consumers will never find online themselves. This feature alone will save you money. Beyond pricing, we have the buying power to get extra amenities, like upgrades if available, that can also enhance your vacation.
Aside from the trip of a lifetime that is perfectly crafted to your liking, we are happy to provide our clients with the following:
A brainstorming session with one of our experienced Travel Designers to talk through your ideal vacation
24/7 support while traveling through our vendor partners
Exceptional customer service throughout the duration of your trip
A customized travel prep guide to prepare you for departure.
We believe that there are certain things best left to the pros... such as first time travels to a foreign country you are unfamiliar with, family vacations or reunions, destination weddings abroad, etc. With the amount of conflicting information available online, it's easy to become overwhelmed and confused. We are here to save you time, money, and unnecessary headaches by using our travel knowledge and partnerships to create the dream vacation you deserve!
We are happy to create a fully customized itinerary for our clients who book travel and/or accommodations through us! This allow us to focus more on your dream trip and provide the best customer service possible.
The initial custom itinerary concept begins around three months prior to departure. We can only plan as far in advance as our vendors will allow, so there may be some fluctuation in the planning once availability is released. Once we review the itinerary with you, we will send an email requesting your approval in writing for all items that require pre-booking. We will handle all of this and upload ticket and details into your itinerary link.
Please be aware that this process is collaborative and all details are finalized within the month leading up to your trip. Travel includes a lot of details, and we want to work to make it just how you want it!
Leave it to us! If you give us an idea of your travel style and budget, we are happy to recommend destinations based on travel knowledge and experience.
Accommodations and flights can be held with a deposit, unless your departure date is within close proximity. This time frame is determined by the vendors.
All custom itinerary creation is paid in advance, and can be added on to any accommodations package. You will be invoiced for the planning, and we start putting together the details of your dream getaway around three months prior to departure.
We can reserve restaurant reservations and full itinerary creation for clients booking accommodations through Explorateur Travel. While we wish we could secure every dining desire, we never can guarantee availability. What we can do, is guarantee that we will do our best to find the best options for each client!
Absolutely! We specialize in finding the best flights that work for your schedule at the best possible price. We do require that all flight bookings are in conjunction of three nights of accommodations through our preferred vendors.
Yes! We are here to craft your dream vacation and need your help to do so. If there are specific sights or restaurants that you are jonesing to try during your trip, let us know and we will be happy to work it into your travel itinerary.
Yes, each Explorateur Travel itinerary is truly one-of-a-kind! With a focus on authentic experiential travel, our designers will work with you to create a trip that fits your unique style.
Due to obstacles in dealing directly with vendors when we aren't the ones who created a booking, we do require that accommodations be reserved through us. This allows for a better experience all around!
No problem! We are happy to work with your travel circumstances to accommodate everyone involved.