We do the usual in an unusual way.
The fact that you have come to us again and again, some of you for the 14th or 15th time, that gives us encouragement and confidence to continue WHAT we have been doing the WAY we have been doing it. We thank you for your trust and for your recommendations.
If you are a newcomer and have had the unexpected good fortune to stumble upon our website then read on to learn how we do things differently.
Escorts & Guides
Your escort will be your familiar friend in an unfamiliar land. Whenever possible, we hire escorts that do more than just take you around. They interact, they socialize… they are your window to your new found lands. They will not only coordinate your pickup and dropoff logistics and help you shop for the best deals, but they will also answer all your questions such as “why do people honk?” or “how come the cows are sitting in the middle of traffic?”
Modes of Transportation
Notice we did not say vehicles or cars – that is because it is not what we normally prefer to use. How you travel from place to place is just as important as where you stay. There is always the option to travel like “everybody” does. But IF there are alternatives we study those options and utilize them. Options such as camelbacks, horses, donkeys, yaks, elephants, llamas, alpacas, steam ships and steam locomotives.
While selecting accommodations, we always have something in the back of our minds: You. How does using any particular type of accommodation enhance your experience, expand your knowledge, arouse your sensations? Of course we use regular hotels, inns, and lodges but only when and where it makes sense. Otherwise we use Palaces, Castles and Lighthouses. We use Farmhouses, Forts, Yurts, Havelis, Wharfs, Private homes, Hunting Lodges, Monasteries and Houseboats.
Interaction With Locals
After your return from your travels, you may lose sight of where you stayed or what you ate… but one thing that you will never forget will be the knowledge gained and the experience earned on your travels. We make it a point that you are able to interact with the local peoples, their traditions, learn about their culture and taste their food. And it is through such experiences that we help you understand why sometimes in the poorest of the poor countries, the local people do not have the all inspiring American dream, but their own Congolese dream or Bolivian dream!
Sightseeing & Activities
One word sums this up: individualization. Everyone visiting Northern India travels to the Taj Mahal just like anyone visiting Northern China goes to the Great Wall. But it is beyond these “must sees” where our special attention comes into play. We dedicate time to “interview” you so that our programs can make your travel wishes come true!