Andrew De Angelis, Custom Travel Advisor

Seamless, flawless, flexible – words that roll off the tongue, but are hard to execute when creating a one-of-a-kind itinerary. Not for our multi-talented Andrew. Having travelled to over 50 countries, he’s been (at various times), a guide, a traveller, an expat, and a linguist (he speaks three languages).

Guests come to rely on his decades of travel experience, which includes living and working in Rome, Aarhus, London, and Mendoza (Argentina’s premier wine region). Andrew has visited exotic locales such as India, Japan, the Polar Regions, the Amazonian rainforest and multiple safaris in Africa. Andrew truly knows how to find authentic and meaningful experiences.

His native Italy is one of his many specialities, where he led tours for almost 10 years. He’s also guided trips through Svalbard and Lofoten (Norway), Brazil, Tibet, Morocco and Jordan.


During an Antarctic zodiac expedition, we felt a humpback whale rub his belly underneath our zodiac—its giant body lifted our boat almost 20 cms out of the water. I felt its breath and saw its muscles stretching. For 20 magical minutes we were all prepared to jump in the water to keep the moment alive.

India: Ajanta and Ellora Temples/Caves
I felt like Tomb Rider exploring dozens of Indian caves and temples carved into a rock face; each one was distinct. In my opinion, the most fascinating monument in India.

"We have used Andrew and Civilized Adventures numerous times in the past, but this trip entailed so much more planning and organization. As with the other trips, every detail was meticulously planned out and our travel was made easy and it was an amazing experience and adventure from Day 1 through Day 54."Holly, March 2020
"Andrew of Civilized Adventures recently put together a custom trip to India for my husband and me. It was a fairly complicated and lengthy trip that went off without a single hitch. He was knowledgeable and efficient. I appreciated his quick response to all questions. He was well versed in third world travel and had lots of good pre-trip tips. If you're planning a trip and want expert advice, I can highly recommend Andrew!"Carol K
"Andrew was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating, not only regarding my 10-day packaged trip, but for my other add-on requests. I never heard "can't" or "won't". He was always responsive to questions or available for face-to-face meetings. He met and often exceeded my expectations regarding the trip, logistics, costs and quality of service."Donna
"The family safari was fabulous. Andrew planned and configured a great, well balanced, safari and the Kenya based team of Civilized Adventures carried it out very well. We were met and greeted by friendly and helpful reps who answered our questions and smoothed our way through airport and hotel transfers. The whole family, including the kids, enthusiastically enjoyed the entire trip, even when the 5:30 am wake-up times tested their resolve - everyone was afraid of missing something. I would not hesitate recommending Andrew and Civilized Adventures to anyone."rrevak