1] Because travel is our passion and our sole focus. Our clients select us for precisely this reason: they want a specialist, a company that understands all the nuances of travel of this unique type. Our absolute priority is to make certain that you have an unforgettable journey.
2] Because we are a niche operator. As a small (niche) Company, we work with only a small number of people each year. We only take on a small number of clients on each of our Boutique Escorted Tours and our partners also only operate with small group numbers. Because of this, we get to know your interests, needs and travel passions very well. When we organize a Bespoke Tour for you, it is all about you.
3] Because our extensive network of partners and ground operators around the world. We work with some of the best. This allows us to create – and offer – incredible one-off experiences that are unique and rarely seen elsewhere; from exclusive access to off-limits places to once in a life time ceremonies. We work with, partner with, and collaborate with, people who have the professionalism and local knowledge to guide on the ground; making sure your journey truly is the ultimate travel experience you are after.
4] Because Mai Journeys’ founders and directors have also been on quite a journey. We have worked in the travel industry most of our adult lives. We have been professional guides, worked in Operations, designed itineraries, are Owner / Operators and still delight in Escorting the occasional tour. We have collectively worked in the industry for over 40 years.
5] Because we are committed. Mai Journeys is committed to providing you with an unforgettable and inspiring journey. We are also committed to ensuring your happiness and comfort throughout. From the moment you make contact with us, to after you return home, we will do everything to ensure your journey is without hiccups, authentic and beyond what you had imagined or expected.
6] Because expert knowledge and regional on-the-ground guides are what we are about. With the knowledge – and security – of a local guide, you are given the chance to not only explore all the ‘must-see’ sites, but also all those gems that are off the tourist trail so you can see them through the eyes of local people. That is authentic, that is inspiring and that is unique.
7] Because we believe that our guests are looking to challenge themselves through unique, immersive and (sometimes) intrepid travel experiences.
8] Because during circumstances beyond our control, we’ll be there with you. We will be there offering advice and making alternative plans on your behalf.
9] Because we help support and empower Local Communities. Mai Journeys, along with our partners, work with and along side local communities. The aim is to redistribute income from tourism to help create decent jobs and implement sustainable, long lasting solutions to the problems many local communities face. We support a practical and socially responsible form of self-reliance. Through tourism, local communities acquire the means to maintain a traditional way of life, all the while preserving their land and endangered ecosystems.
10] Because we care about our Footprint. There’s no denying that international travel has an impact on the environment, so we don’t pretend that our trips won’t contribute in some way to the wider problems of global warming, over-consumption & waste. So we make it our mission to counter our impact wherever we can and contribute to local businesses; rain forest lodges, restaurants, excursion providers etc and that we are dedicated to sustainable travel practices, wildlife/forest education and preservation, and minimizing human impact.