Absolute Travel

We plan private custom trips you can't find elsewhere.

About Absolute Travel

We’ve lost ourselves in countless souks and markets from Marrakech to Mumbai, dropped from helicopters into fresh powder in Iceland and tasted everything under the sun from Michelin-starred plates in Tokyo to Tasmania’s just-shucked oysters. We believe travel is one of life’s ultimate joys—it never fails to thrill us, expand our perspectives, or fill us with wonder and gratitude.

We are an award-winning company of trusted, passionate travel specialists who create trips filled with insider experiences, hidden gems, and on-the-ground spontaneity. We thrive on uncovering the deeper layers of a place and what makes it special—then sharing our discoveries. You won’t find our firsthand knowledge, creativity, connections, or thoughtful recommendations anywhere else.

In addition to creating life-changing trips, we are committed to protecting the world’s wild places, its creatures, and the traditions that make it worth exploring through our philanthropic arm, Absolute Awareness.


The heartbeat of Absolute Travel is our remarkable team. We all have one thing in common: the gut feeling that travel is magic stuff. Every person on our team had their lives enriched by travel. Now, all we want to do is create life-changing journeys for others.

With headquarters in New York City’s Financial District and satellite offices in Cape Town, Dublin, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Atlanta we have our finger on the pulse, and regularly connect with global leaders, influencers, and other adventurers.

No matter where we’re based, we are always on the move, discovering hidden gems for the first time or revisiting beloved haunts for the fifth time, all in the name of going deeper, veering from the tourist circuit and creating journeys that are anything but typical.


Chase Your Passion
We chase our passions and help our travelers pursue their own. We have
arranged for wildlife lovers to trek with mountain gorillas alongside revered
conservationists in Uganda, art lovers to learn centuries-old metal-working
techniques in Nepal, and spiritual seekers to be blessed by monks in
Myanmar. We can build a trip entirely around your passion or include specialized
experiences into a larger journey.

Thoughtful, Custom Trips
Each Absolute Travel trip is built from scratch and thoughtfully tailored to you. We get to know your individual preferences and will work with you to design a journey that is the ideal pace, activity level, and length, and inspires you each day. Your creature comforts are just as important. We learn whether you’re all about charming, boutique hotels or prefer the feel of a grander five-star property, if you have food preferences or medical concerns, and whether you’re crazy about hiking or massages, quiet hideaways or big-city excitement.

Worry Free
We understand the needs of our travelers and anticipate requests before you even have to ask. From the moment you pick up the phone to after you have returned home, you can feel confident knowing we are available to help with any bumps in the road—big or small. Our travel experts work with our dedicated operations team to double check every detail of your journey, and our on-the-ground support network spans the globe with expert local staff in every country. Together we ensure your happiness, safety, and comfort wherever you are.

Pioneers in Personalized Journeys

We are dedicated to connecting travelers to adventures worth chasing, lands worth exploring and cultures worth discovering. We were the first U.S.-based company to bring Americans to Vietnam and Cambodia. This pioneering spirit has stayed with us over the decades as we’ve introduced people to lesser-known parts of the globe and innovated the luxury travel experience by making it completely personal. From Borneo to Antarctica, Argentina to Japan, we’ve been there and will use nearly three decades of firsthand knowledge and connections to create a thoughtful trip you can’t find anywhere else.

Our Activities

  • Accommodations
  • Agricultural
  • Anthropological
  • Archaeological
  • Backpacking
  • Ballooning
  • Beach & Watersport
  • Bicycling
  • Bird watching
  • Canyoneering
  • Caving
  • Cross-Country/Touring
  • Culinary
  • Cultural
  • Culture-focused
  • Day hiking
  • Deep Ocean
  • Eco-focused
  • Educational
  • Exploring
  • Family
  • Geotourism
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Historical
  • Horseback/Dude Ranch
  • Kayak Surfing
  • Kiteboarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Motor Sports
  • Multisport
  • Music/Art/Creative
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest
  • Safari
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • Scuba & Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Voluntourism
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife
  • Women Only

Our Destinations

  • Africa
  • Argentina
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Central Asia
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Eastern Africa
  • Eastern Asia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, South
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Middle East
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Africa
  • Oman
  • Pacific
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Southeastern Asia
  • Southern Africa
  • Southern Asia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tahiti
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tibet
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Western Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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