Let Our Experience Be Your Guide

OUR INTERNATIONAL TEAM is highly experienced. As a group we've been to all seven continents and over 147 countries. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we are constantly learning about new destinations, properties, things to do and places to stay.

Custom-designed trips are built exclusively for you. We know the must sees and can share the secret hideaways that regular tours overlook. We have the authentic connections and experience to ensure that your trip of a lifetime was everything you dreamt of and more. We create active & wellness journeys to match your interests - bike the Alentejo Vineyards of Portugal, trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or kayak the frigid waters off the Antarctic ice shelf. We can put your adventure in motion.

The options are endless, and the choice is yours. Our knowledgeable team will combine your interests, style, budget, and timeframe with our expertise to create your ultimate journey. Put your stamp on your own trip and work with our Custom Travel Advisors to create your own adventure!

Stunning lake district of Pucon, Chile. We can help you find those unique places for outstanding, special experiences.

See our sample Chile Trips

The beautiful sand dunes of Namibia. Let us help build you unforgettable memories to last you a lifetime.

See our sample Namibia Trips

Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We can arrange unique explorations and exclusive opportunities to make your trip extraordinary.

See our sample Mongolia Trips

My partner and I are very satisfied with our first experience with Civilized Adventures. Carling is an amazing trip planner. She’s knowledgeable, quick to respond to any requests, concerns or questions about the trip, and her people skills are excellent. She made the experience of planning and then visiting Ecuador completely seamless and enjoyable! I totally recommend her and Civilized Adventures.

Ecuador & Galapagos

We had an amazing 32 days in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand because of the excellent organization and attention to detail of Karen at Civilized Adventures and their counterparts, Swain Travel, in Australia and New. Our trip had the right mix of activity – hiking, kayaking, ballooning, and cultural experience that made our trip very well rounded. The handy Wetu app allowed us to access our trip information on our mobile devices which was very handy. Thanks so much!

Singapore, Australia and New Zealand

Things have been absolutely amazing. The kids are having the time of their lives. Things have happened that just never could have been planned. In Soweto, the kids had a South Africa / Canada soccer match. And then at lunch that day six of the kids ended up in a Nike commercial. The first safari just blew them away as lions rubbed against the vehicle and 26 elephants played and swam in the water in front of the lodge over lunch.

Arrangements have been perfect and all is well. Cape Town, of course, is much slower than the safaris but has been great and now looking forward to the Garden Route. Guides have done a great job and everyone is happy. Did everything in Cape Town that was scheduled and although the weather is cooler and have had a bit of rain it has worked out well. The day at the Cape was beautiful. Ajay you’ve done a great job.

South Africa

Karen made my bucket list a beautiful reality. I’m so glad that I entrusted the planning for our Galapagos trip to Karen Schulz. Although my lifelong obsession with the Galapagos Islands was the main reason we chose Ecuador, the places and activities that Karen suggested for our tour of the mainland after the cruise turned out to be equally awe-inspiring, not to mention just plain fun. Karen attended to every detail of the trip, which meant we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the experience and enjoy it to the fullest.

Ecuador & Galapagos

Ajay was fabulous to work with! During the planning stage of our Hong Kong/China adventure, Ajay was efficient, excellent at following-up with us, and generated some wonderful ideas for our trip. He was tenacious about finding the best airfares possible for us. When our trip was underway, he was quickly responsive to our occasional question as we travelled. Ajay is good-humoured, patient, and has been really very fun to work with on all the trips we have booked with him so far. We highly recommend getting Ajay’s help when planning a vacation!


Julie worked with us to plan our African safari, it was an amazing adventure and truly the trip of a lifetime for us! Prior to the trip, Julie was available to answer the many questions we had and during our holiday everything went smoothly, we honestly wouldn’t have changed a thing about our fantastic vacation. We normally plan trips on our own, but Africa wasn’t something we felt we could handle and Julie was so great in listening to what we were looking for in our holiday and ensured we got exactly that. We also got the peace of mind in knowing if anything went awry that Civilized Adventures along with the local tour operators would take care of it. I have already passed along her name to friends saying if you are wanting to do an African safari, then you need to call Julie.