AdventureSmith Explorations specializes in creating custom travel, bespoke cruises and private journeys to all of our exciting destinations. We are experts at crafting unique itineraries for individuals, families and small groups, and we can customize most of our itineraries, by land or sea.
Custom Travel Planning in 3 Steps
The experts at AdventureSmith apply our knowledge and experience toward choosing small ships and designing trips that are carefully tailored to suit your interests, ability and budget. Below are the three easy steps to custom trip planning with AdventureSmith Explorations:
1) Initial Custom Travel Consultation
During your initial consultation with our custom trip Adventure Specialists we will discuss the feasibility of the program you wish to craft or charter vessel you seek. Be prepared to provide as much detail as possible about what you want. Information we need includes travel dates and length of tour, number of travelers and ages of each traveler, type of accommodations or vessel you desire, level of activity, destinations you wish to visit, experiences you are looking for, etc. Be prepared to discuss your travel budget. We will share, free of charge, our detailed knowledge of destinations and trip components such as vessels or accommodations, meals, transfers, activities, guides and more. Based on this consultation we will suggest draft itineraries or charter vessels that meet your needs and budget. If you like our suggestions and wish to proceed, we move to the next step.
2) Confirm Your Custom Itinerary
If, based on the initial consultation, we have arrived at a suitable itinerary or charter vessel, you will authorize us to proceed with a $100 custom trip planning fee. This is a good-faith nonrefundable deposit that will be applied toward the price of the trip, once it is confirmed. Once the custom trip planning fee is received, we will check availability to confirm that the trip or charter is available. If available we will place the arrangements on hold and present you with a final itinerary and final price. If we have captured the essence of the trip you are looking for, you can choose to confirm the trip with the full deposit. If you decide that the itinerary requires further modification or if the trip is not available, we will revise the itinerary and return it to you for review.
3) Book Your Custom Trip
Once the custom itinerary has been confirmed and placed on hold, we require completed reservation forms and a full deposit in order to book it. The deposit can vary depending on the trip or charter; however, it usually averages $500 per traveler. Charter vessels often have cancellation policies that are different from our standard terms and conditions. We will notify you of charter cancellation policies at the time of booking. Once the deposit is received we will secure the custom travel arrangements and send your adventure preparation materials. The Adventure Specialist with whom you booked your trip will continue to work with you, ensuring you are well prepared for the journey.
Enjoy the value of having all your travel arrangements handled by professionals, from planning your special adventure to our extensive pre-departure trip preparation materials. Our custom packages are often less expensive than other companies’ scheduled group trips. We are eager to combine our unique style of expedition cruising and wilderness adventures with your personal interests to create the trip of a lifetime. Please call our custom trip Adventure Specialists today to discuss your next vacation – the trip of a lifetime!