Vumburu Concession | Botswana | The Ultimate Travel Company

THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL

ABOUT US

We believe the best travel experiences are about moments, both planned and unexpected.
ABOUT US

FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE

With more than four decades of first-hand experience, travelling to all four corners of our planet in search of hidden gems and supporting local communities as we went, we have an enviable edge in sharing its wonders with you.

Nothing we do is off the shelf; one size never fits all. We work only with trusted partners overseas and, between us, devise itineraries that are entirely bespoke to you.

Your dedicated consultant will be with you throughout the process, from that first call to the day you return home, drawing from their own personal experiences and helping you make the right choices.

But don’t just take our word for it. We’ve received awards from The Sunday Times, The Observer and Conde Nast Traveller, as well as a five-star Feefo rating from our clients.

TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE

TREADING LIGHTLY

In line with our company ethos of ‘treading lightly’, we’ve committed to an annual mangrove-planting scheme in Madagascar which will more than offset the emissions created by both our own and our clients’ travels. Your globe-trotting also supports our yearly donations to a variety of health, education, social and wildlife projects worldwide.

We are fully ATOL, ABTA and IATA bonded, which ensures total financial protection for your holiday.

The Ultimate Travel Company | Responsibility | Madagascar Rainforest
WHY CHOOSE US

THE ULTIMATE DIFFERENCE

Our directors have also been on quite a journey. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Nick Van Gruisen was a professional guide in Botswana and Rowan Paterson was organising wildlife safaris and treks through the Himalaya. They’ve been involved in travel ever since.

In 1991, The Ultimate Travel Company was born – a specialised, privately-owned travel company with far-reaching expertise and a personal touch. Nick and Rowan are both still actively involved on a day-to-day basis, sharing their years of experience and know-how with the team.

  • A diverse and exciting portfolio of long haul luxury and adventure, wildlife safaris, ocean and river cruises, beach vacations and European breaks for individuals, families and small groups alike.
  • The first-hand know-how and expertise to create the perfect holiday for you.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, personalised and accurate.
  • A trusted network of regional partners worldwide who deliver the ultimate experience on the ground.
  • Owners and directors on hand 24/7.
  • Significant donations to charitable initiatives in key destinations.
  • An unwavering focus on responsible tourism – sustaining local cultures, wildlife habitats and eco-systems.
The Ultimate Travel Company | About

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

By committing to a future holiday with a fully accredited and bonded travel company such as The Ultimate Travel Company, you can book with confidence, safe in the knowledge that…

  • Your holiday will be fully protected financially by our bonds with ATOL and ABTA.
  • Our team of destination experts are on hand to talk you through the specific conditions relating to all aspects of your holiday and to help you make safe and informed decisions.
  • If within a few weeks of departure government restrictions in place either here or abroad prevent you from travelling, you can choose to postpone your holiday or receive a full cash refund.
  • Flight Disruption – we will do everything we can to get you to your destination as quickly and smoothly as possible. In the unlikely event that we are unable to do so, we will either re-arrange your holiday for a later date and absorb any additional costs incurred or reimburse you in full for all monies paid to us.
MEET THE EXPERTS

THE DIRECTORS

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

ACHIEVING CARBON
NEUTRALITY

We are now offsetting the thousands of flights we arrange for our customers as well.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“BEAUTIFULLY ORGANISED AND PERFECT RECOMMENDATIONS. ”
“What a fantastic trip organized by Ultimate. They listened to what we wanted and set up perfect destinations for us. Everyone was friendly and professional from the office in London through to on-the-ground support. The organization of pick-ups, connecting flights and so on, went like clockwork.”
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“MY FIRST PORT OF CALL FROM NOW ON. ”
“Efficient, friendly and helpful throughout. made everything a million times easier, Ultimate Travel Company will by my first port of call from now on.”
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“FANTASTIC!”
“Sophie went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic honeymoon. We had 0 stress relating to planning and everything was taken care of from the moment we stepped off the plane. Sophie anticipated what we wanted when we didn’t even know ourselves. We will certainly be booking with Ultimate again.”
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“PROBLEM FREE EXCELLENCE.”
“Efficiently organized, everything went like clockwork. This is all the more remarkable since the tour involved considerable complexity.”
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“AN EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE COMPANY.”
“We have continued to ask Ultimate Travel to make our distant overseas travel arrangements for many years and they have always given us great service.”
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Get in touch, and we will begin planning your bespoke adventure.